Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

London

Old World French Charm at Mon Plaisir
El Pirata Detapas Opens in Westbourne Grove
El Pirata's new sibling, El Pirata Detapas offers Spanish cuisine perfect for sharing.
J Sheekey is the Perfect Fashion Week Stop-Off
Enjoy oysters and champagne at J Sheekey in between shows this Fashion Week.
Mayfair’s Babbo Serves Great Italian Fare With a Smile
Defying its overwhelming exterior, Babbo offers first class Italian fare and intimate service in the heart of London's Mayfair.
Review: Boisdale of Belgravia
Boisdale of Belgravia - a traditional Scottish restaurant on Eccleston Street - celebrates Scottish food, whiskey, cigars and jazz.
Review: Yashin sushi, Kensington
The creation of London sushi chefs Yasuhiro Mineno and Shinya Ikeda, Yashin has an authentic menu and an impressive wine and sake collection.
Review: the Royal Academy restaurant
Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough enjoys a night at the museume and a visit to Peyton and Byrne's newest venture; the Royal Academy restaurant.
A night at The Goring Hotel
The Goring has long been a favourite with the royals, and it's rumoured to be hosting Kate's last night as a blushing bride-to-be.
Cirque du Soleil’s Totem at the Royal Albert Hall
The circus is coming back to town! The Royal Albert Hall has been transformed, and is hosting Cirque du Soleil's new show, Totem.
A Michelin Star for Petersham Nurseries
Enjoy your Michelin-starred dinner - courtesy of chef Skye Gyngell - at Petersham Nurseries, one of London's most charming secret gardens.
Review: Feng Sushi, Chalk Farm Road
Hg2 blogger Ana Silva turns her taste buds towards recently-opened Feng Sushi, Chalk Farm Road's latest sushi restaurant.
Hélène Darroze awarded second Michelin star
Hélène Darroze at the Connaught has been awarded another Michelin star - making Darroze the first female chef patron in the UK to be awarded with two.
Pollen Street Social to open near Hanover Square
The first solo venture of former Maze chef Jason Atherton, Pollen Street Social opens on March 29, complete with London's first dessert bar.
Budapest’s Omorovicza spa products goes global
Harnessing the power of Budapest' thermal waters, Omorovicza spa's new range will be sold at New York's and London's most exclusive retailers.
Experimental Cocktail Club, Chinatown
There's nothing quite like a late-night speakeasy-type bar to set the mood for some flamboyant cocktails. Enter Chinatown's Experimental Cocktail Club.
Enchanted Tunes at Downstairs at Momo
Following its launch last year, Downstairs at Momo was an instant hit. And now, it will become a stage for some of the world's most innovative live acts.
The Opera Tavern, Covent Garden
The group behind tapas havens Salt Yard and Dehesa introduce their eagerly-awaited third venu, The Opera Tavern, in Covent Garden.
Verru to open this month on Marylebone Lane
London's new Baltic restaurant, Verru, is due to open this month with chef Andrei Lesment at the helm.
Oliver Peyton opens new RA restaurant on January 19
Oliver Peyton, of Peyton and Byrne, will open the Royal Academy's new restaurant& bar on January 19. It's his sixth enterprise, and expectations are high.
London according to Mark Hix
Mark Hix has an impressive resume. Previous chef director of The Caprice Group and founder of Hix Oyster & Chop, he shares with Hg2 his best bits of London.
Review: The Drunken Monkey, Shoreditch
Marilyn MacDonald heads to Shoreditch's The Drunken Monkey. Being there is 'like being at the cool kid's table in the high school cafeteria', she says.
Blue Harbour Spa opens at Wyndham Grand hotel
Yesterday we saw the opening of the Wyndham Grand hotel's new Blue Harbour Spa, and destined to be Chelsea's most luxurious pitstop.
Hakkasan Mayfair opens its doors
A decade after its sibling opened on Tottenham Court Road, Hakkasan Mayfair is finally here, and already dealing with over 1000 reservation requests a day.
The Henry Root opens on Park Walk
Founded by three of London's best restauranteurs, The Henry Root opens with a modern British menu, created by head chef Sang Nguyen.
Brasa Restaurant Opens in London
Escape the heat of the kitchen this Christmas and visit Brasa for a traditional and delicious roast with all the trimmings.
Mystery Hedonists Jim and Jane review Ba Shan
Our mystery bloggers Jim and Jane step outside their culinary comfort zone and sample some Hunan delicacies at Ba Shan.
Chef Robin Gill shares some Show Stopping Recipes
Robin Gill, Head Chef at Restaurant Sauterelle, shares two seasonal show stoppers sure to impress your guess.
Polpo is London’s new ‘it’ restaurant
Polpo owner Russell Norman talks about his latest venture, and what'd in store for the capital's dining habits.
Mason & Taylor – The East End’s New Local
The team behind the Duke of Wellington bring you East London's coolest new independently supplied pub.
An interview with Gordon Campbell Gray
We caught up with hotel owner Gordon Campbell Gray, the man behind One Aldwych in London, Le Gray in Beirut and Carlisle Bay in Antigua.
Down the Rabbit Hole at Callooh Callay
Embrace the absurd at Hoxton's Callooh Callay Bar this weekend.
Reindeer Pie at the Battersea Pie Station
Tuck into the ultimate seasonal fare this Christmas at the Battersea Pie Station. Nutritious and low in fat, reindeer pie is the new dish du jour.
Adam Brown’s Guide to London
Adam Brown, Founder of swimwear label Orlebar Brown, shares his favourite places in London.
Afternoon Tea at Momo
Momo launches its afternoon tea menu - traditional English classics with a North African twist.
Public Kings Road Opens on Friday
Guy Pelly launches new venture Public on the Kings Road.
Nick Clarke reaffirms his affection for hedonistic London
In the latest of our fortnightly columns for The Independent, Nick Clarke descends on London Town and falls in love all over again.
Floridita review: London’s Latin America-inspired haunt
Floridita review: With news just in about the appointment of Michelin-starred chef Richard Sawyer, London's Floridita is just about to get even better.
Mr & Ms Smith’s Villandry Review
For their latest review, regular contributors Mr & Mrs Smith head to Villandry, one of London's best French eateries.
Review: Made in Camden at The Roundhouse
Chalk Farm Road's live music venue The Roundhouse opened its in-house bar and restaurant Made in Camden back in 2010.
Review: Dinner at 108 Marylebone Lane
Found at the back of The Marylebone Hotel, 108 Marylebone Lane is one of London's most underrated restaurants, with food worthy of a Michelin star.

Sign up for our newsletter

We'd love to keep you up-to-date with what's really going on around the world, from the hottest new restaurants and mind-blowingly beautiful hotels, to thumping underground clubs and world-class art galleries. Sign up to learn more - we promise you it'll be worth it...

X

Follow Us