Hg2 : The Hedonist

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London

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.
Opening of New Ottolenghi Venture Nopi
Yotem Ottolenghi is the man behind Nopi , a tiny new Soho restaurant serving middle Eastern and Asian inspired dishes.
New Pan Asian Cocochan Opens on St. James Street
Cocochan is St. James Street newest addition to its ever growing array of eateries.
City Boy Breakfast at the Fox and Anchor
The Fox and Anchor's City Boy breakfast is certainly not for the faint-hearted.
Interview with Model Katia Elizarova
We sit down with international model Katia Elizarova as she reveals what she loves about London.
Frozen Yogurt is the New Ice Cream
As the capital's latest trend, frozen yogurt is everywhere in London. Heres where to get the best.
Waterloo Bar & Grill is Commuter Dining at its Best
The recently renamed Waterloo Bar & Grill offers quality food and drink in prime location for commuters.
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.

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