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Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
The luxurious Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square is housed within the historic Port of London Authority building, near the Tower of London.
Sea Containers
A transatlantic menu and great views of the River Thames gives Sea Containers at Mondrian London a competitive edge on the London food scene.
The Clifton
After standing empty for years The Clifton has been masterfully resuscitated by brothers Ben and Ed Robson, the twosome behind Boopshi's in Fitzrovia
New York EDITION
With incredible views, stunning interiors, and a restaurant from Jason Atherton, The New York EDITION is a great addition to the Flatiron District.
Pizza East Kentish Town
Found near Hampstead Heath, Pizza East Kentish Town serves a moreish menu of ciabatta-style pizzas, as well as a great cocktail menu.
Luca
A modern British-Italian restaurant from the team behind The Clover Club, Luca offers stellar cuisine in its chic Clerkenwell location.
11 Howard
A boutique hotel in SoHo, 11 Howard features Scandinavian-inspired interiors, a stylish lounge and an acclaimed French restaurant.
Pitt Cue Co.
Starting as a food truck on the South Bank, Pitt Cue Co. now has its own brick-and-mortar space in The City, serving expertly grilled meats and BBQ dishes.
The Polo Bar
The Polo Bar, part of Ralph Lauren’s stable, offers a classic NYC restaurant experience, complete with cocktails – both liquid and shrimp varieties.
The Quin
The Quin offers a quintessential New York experience – if you like high-end amenities, amazing dining and location, and sumptuous guestrooms that is.
The James
A boutique hotel in SoHo, The James has a residential vibe and some seriously stylish outdoor and rooftop spaces, including an urban garden and plunge pool.
Meadowsweet
A New American restaurant with whitewashed walls, an indoor herb garden, and seasonal creds, Meadowsweet is a fixture on the Brooklyn dining scene.
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is an “ecoluxury” hotel with oodles of green creds and views out over the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
Devoción
A farm-to-table coffee roaster and cafe, Devoción can be found in Bogotá and Brooklyn serving ultra-fresh coffee in ultra-hip surrounds.
Ember Yard
Ember Yard showcases Italian and Spanish flavours and British produce with aplomb in its sleek two-floor space in London's Soho neighbourhood.
Grand Banks
An oyster bar on hand-built historic wooden schooner in New York, Grand Banks is an outdoor drinking and dining experience you aren’t likely to forget.
Dante
Now a registered New York landmark, a drink or a meal at Dante offers a side of history with every Italian-inspired meal and potent cocktail.
Baccarat Hotel
A high-end hotel with a luxurious heritage, the Baccarat Hotel is a glittering addition to the Midtown hotel scene with Parisian flair and a Spa de La Mer.
Nine Lives
Sure, Nine Lives has a swanky space, killer sound-system, and excellent cocktails—but its sustainability focus really sets it apart.
Zala Grill
A highlight of the reborn Camden Market, Zala Grill draws indoor and outdoor diners with its "Levantine pizzas" and other creative Israeli fare.
abcV
The restaurant abcV serves elegant vegetarian cuisine from breakfast through to dinner in its bright white space within ABC Carpet & Home in Manhattan.
The Ludlow
Housed in a 20-floor red brick building on the Lower East Side, The Ludlow is a sleek hotel offering boho-luxe style and a buzzy French restaurant.
The Whitby
A second New York hotel for the Firmdale Group, The Whitby shows the group has hotel design down to an art, with luxe rooms and an in-house cinema.
Tavern on the Green
The iconic Tavern on the Green offers a seasonal food menu and atmospheric indoor and al fresco dining overlooking the Sheep Meadow in Central Park.
Cherche Midi
A Nolita bistro that looks like it’s been spirited from the streets of Paris, Cherche Midi is an elegant, sunny restaurant with a tempting French menu.
Jamavar
Jamavar serves elegant Indian cuisine in Bengaluru, Chennai, Goa, Mumbai, New Delhi and now London. The Mayfair outpost is more than a little atmospheric.
Henrietta Hotel
Found in two converted townhouses in Covent Garden, the Henrietta Hotel is a luxurious hotel and restaurant from the Experimental Group.
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The Vincent
With the opening of The Vincent—a tremendously likeable, all-day eatery—Hackney’s army of creative types have a new place to make their unofficial HQ.
Hotel Eiffel Blomet
The newly renovated Hotel Eiffel Blomet pays tribute to Paris's golden age of Art Deco, though it does so with a muted tastefulness.
Ray’s Bar
Ray’s Bar is a joint venture between the guys from Voodoo Rays – the now iconic pizza emporium upstairs, and the team behind ultra-awesome neighbouring
Kitty Fisher’s
Kitty Fisher’s, found in Shepherd Market in Mayfair, has old world charm and a serious way with a charcoal- and wood-fired grill.
Experimental Cocktail Club
A hidden bar in London’s Chinatown, the Experimental Cocktail Club serves up superlative drinks in luxe, speakeasy style.
St Ermin’s Hotel
Found in historic Westminster, steps from the Abbey, St Ermin’s Hotel has a fantastic location, chic interiors, and around 350,000 honey-making bees.
Palatino
Palatino, brainchild of London restaurateur Stevie Parle, serves Roman cuisine made with British ingredients in its industrial-chic space in Clerkenwell.
High Water
A world class cocktail bar, High Water is a firm fixture on the Dalston drinking scene, serving incredible cocktails, wine, and beer in a low-key space.
Nobu Shoreditch
A standalone hotel from the internationally renowned chain of restaurants, Nobu Shoreditch offers superlative dining and contemporary accommodations.
Rotorino
A Southern Italian restaurant and wine bar from restaurateur Stevie Parle of Dock Kitchen, Rotorino serves fine food in sleek surrounds.
Flemings Mayfair
A luxurious hotel in central London, Flemings Mayfair is one of the capital’s oldest established hotels and, fresh from a refurb, one of its more lavish.
Bad Egg
A restaurant-cum-diner in The City, Bad Egg offers a popular boozy weekend brunch and a week-round selection of egg-tastic, hunger-sating dishes.
Kiln
Regional Thai cuisine is the name of the game at Kiln in Soho, a restaurant where dishes are cooked in hand-hammered woks, clay pots and a wood-fired kiln.
Casse-Croûte
Casse-Croûte is a bistro found in South London, serving accomplished French cuisine and wines in a charmingly bijou former sandwich shop.
The Ned
The Ned was once the 20th century HQ of Midland Bank and is now an incredibly sumptuous hotel from Soho House founder, Nick Jones.
El Pastór
A popular but petite taqueria in London Bridge’s Borough Market, El Pastór is taco-shack chic and beloved for its fresh tortillas and meaty tacos.
Primeur
Housed in a former garage from the 1920s, Primeur is fast becoming a local favourite for its laidback atmosphere and delicious French food.
ESPA Life at Corinthia
ESPA Life at Corinthia is one of the more sought after spa experiences in London, found within the Corinthia Hotel in Westminster.
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
A beach club with a restaurant, bar, and terrace in Dubai, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE offers great music, drinks, food and views.
Original Sin
Original Sin is a chic underground bar serving superlative cocktails and a small food menu in Stoke Newington; it’s a tempting combination indeed.
La Dame de Pic
Michelin-starred chef Anne-Sophie Pic has opened her luxurious French restaurant La Dame de Pic in the Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square.
Bar Crudo
Bar Crudo, found in the NoPa area of San Francisco, is a modern restaurant specialising in seafood, both raw and cooked, with a great beer list.
Tredwells
A British-meets-world restaurant from chef-restaurateur Marcus Wareing, Tredwells in Covent Garden is informal, yet elegant with a great bar.
Roux
Roux serves contemporary, seasonal cuisine from chef Martin Rebaudino in a light and airy space in Recoleta in Buenos Aires.
Farmshop
Found in the historic Brentwood Country Mart in Santa Monica, Farmshop is a restaurant and market that showcases Californian cuisine and ingredients.
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The Winery
A wine bar and restaurant in Surry Hills, The Winery has an award-winning wine list and an atmospheric al fresco area to enjoy it in.
Riad Les Yeux Bleus
Riad Les Yeux Bleus is a bright, stylish riad found in Marrakech’s medina offering eight guestrooms and covetable services.
Namu Gaji
With Korean–Pan-Asian cuisine and serious style, Namu Gaji is a beloved San Franciscan restaurant where food and family shine.
Lunettes Selection
A boutique sunglasses shop in Berlin, Lunettes Selection sells rare, vintage and designer shades, and can create specialised lenses to boot.
Lusitano
Found in Buenos Aires' Palermo neighbourhood, Lusitano restaurant serves rich, elegant European cuisine in stately, art-encircled surrounds.
Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails
Found in West Hollywood, Hyde Sunset Kitchen + Cocktails is a sleek, stylish bar and restaurant with a great drinks list and an international menu.

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