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Review: Century Members Club
For the first time in ten years, the Century Members Club are admitting non-members to its normally-exclusive Brasserie.
Pizza East Portobello opens on Portobello Road
In light of the success of Nick Jones' Pizza East in Shoreditch, West London can now enjoy its very own outpost in the form of Pizza East Portobello.
Comfort and luxury at Cheval Residences, London
With properties in Knightsbridge, Kensington, Sloane Square & the City, Cheval Residences offer an intimate stay in London, and plenty of luxuries to hand.
The Montcalm at The Brewery, London
A new five-star hotel is opening its doors in London Town, and this time it's The Montcalm at The Brewery London City, with a restaurant headed up by ETM.
The Jam Tree opens second outpost on the King’s Road
Following the popularity of the Kensington gastro-pub, The Jam Tree has branched out...to the King's Road, with a mouth-watering menu from James Browne.
Review: The Surprise restaurant, Chelsea
The Surprise restaurant - the latest venture from Geronimo Inns - has arrived just off the King's Road, serving a menu of flavoursome Brit small plates.
Aqua Nueva’s new Sunday brunch menu
Londoners are finally embracing the brunching trend, and Aqua Nueva has responded with a new Infinity Brunch menu, available every Sunday from 12-3pm.
Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar opens in London
Massimo Restaurant & Oyster Bar will finally open this week on Northumberland Avenue, courtesy of Italian chef Massimo Riccioli.
New venue reviews for April!
Every month, we strive to keep our city guides fresh, relevant, and ahead of the curve. April was no exception - here's the month's new venue reviews.
Review: Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room
Hg2 opts for dinner in Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, a restaurant headed by superstar chef Angela Hartnett.
The Worship Street Whistling Shop opens in Shoreditch
The Worship Street Whistling Shop is a Victorian-inspired bar dedicated to molecular mixology, and opened its doors in Shoreditch in April.
McQueen, Shoreditch, is inspired by screen legend
With an interior influenced, it seems, by the actor Steve McQueen, the McQueen bar/club/restaurant can be found on Shoreditch's Tabernacle Street.
Trunk Clothiers is Marylebone’s new menswear store
Bringing his own bit of Stockholm to London, Swedish-born Mats Klingberg has opened a stylish menswear store on Chiltern Street - Trunk Clothiers.
Review: Orrery restaurant, Marylebone
Hg2 returns to the days of good, classic fine-dining with a trip to Marylebone's Orrery.
Review: Medlar restaurant, Chelsea
Having opened to rave reviews, Chelsea's Medlar restaurant has hit the ground running, serving modern, seasonal food with lashings of style.
The Summerhouse pop-up restaurant is back
April sees the relaunch of the popular Summerhouse pop-up restaurant on the Little Venice Canal. Open until the end of October.
Review: Dishoom, Upper St. Martin’s Lane
Hg2 goes dining in the recently-opened Indian restaurant Dishoom. A place for genuine curry lovers who fancy a modern take on their traditional dishes.
A chat with Eau de Vie manager, Nikki Baltrop
Londoner Nikki Baltrop moved her hedonistic life from London to Beirut, and became restaurant manager at Phoenicia Hotel's Eau de Vie.
A chat with Ecclestone Square Hotel’s Olivia Byrne
As she prepares to take on the role of company director at the Ecclestone Square Hotel, Olivia Byrne sits down with Hg2 to share her best bits of London.
Young and Foodish Spag Wednesday Meatball Pop-Up
Andrew's on Gray's in Road hosts Young and Foodish Spag Wednesday Meatball Pop-Up.
Spice Market at the W Hotel London
Asian street-food inspired cuisine, plush decor and mood lighting make Spice Market at the W Hotel a must visit.
French Chic at Marylebone High Street’s Cafe Luc
Sample the signature steak tartare at Cafe Luc, one of Marylebone Village's best eateries.
Mothers Eat for Free this Mother’s Day at the Chesterfield
Treat your mum to a Mother's Day treat at the Chesterfield in Notting Hill - she goes free!
Hg2 Chats to Blogger Julia Pearson
Blogger and contributing Editor to HotelChatter Julia Pearson shares her picks of the capital.
Tsuyoshi Murakami Brings his Cuisine to London
This April, Sao Paulo based chef Tsuyoshi Murakami is hosting two dinners at nuno Mendes' Loft Project in London.
Marylebone’s Mandeville Hotel and DeVille Restaurant
The Mandeville hotel offers perfect location for shopping and afternoon tea at its attached deVille Restaurant.
Midnite Cookies Offers Late Night Delivery Service
Midnite Cookies enables you to satisfy your late night sugar cravings, with a selection of sweet treats on offer to be delivered straight to your door.
Maiden Bakery Launch Cakes for Japan
To raise funds for the victims of the Japanese earthquake, Maiden are selling cakes in the guise of sushi.
Gingerline Hosts Pop-Up Restaurant and Art Evenings.
New creative enterprise Gingerline hosts pop up restaurant and art evenings in London's East End in secret locations.
We Interview Chef Joël Antunes
Chef Joël Antunes chats to Hg2 about his hedonistic past, the culinary scene in London and his plans for the future.
The Penny Black Opens its Doors on Fulham Road
The Penny Black serves traditional comfort food classics in a stylish setting.
Hg2 Guides at Selfridges
London department store Selfridges is giving our Hg2 Guides pride of place in their book section.
Trishna to Host Monthly Pairing Evening
Top London Indian restaurant Trishna set to host Not Your average Curry night - Thinking Outside the Bottle matching wine and beer to Indian cuisine.
Hg2 Visits Michelin Starred Texture Restaurant
We discover Texture Restaurant lives up to its hype as we sample its Icelandic-inspired menu.
The Fish Place Opens in Battersea
The Fish Place opens on the Battersea waterfront and is a welcome addition to the area's culinary offering.
Inamo St. James – Oriental Fusion at its Best
Inamo St. James offers high-end cuisine and cocktails, complete with interactive ordering system and 'chef cam'.
The Eccleston Square Hotel to Open in June
The Eccleston Square Hotel, despite its central location, is a mere 25 minutes from Heathrow and offers patrons the 'world's best beds' to boot.
Cora Sun-Drop at the Natural History Museum
The Cora Sun-Drop is the world's largest yellow pear shaped diamond, and is now on display at London's Natural History Museum.
Lutyens to celebrate Chef’s Heritage for St. Patricks Day
The kitchen at Fleet Street's Lutyens is headed up by Irish chef David Burke who will give the menu a taste of his homeland this St Patricks day.
Inamo Opens Second Restaurant in London
Following the popularity of its predecessor in Soho, oriental fusion restaurant Inamo has opened a second branch on Lower Regent Street.

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