Hg2 : The Hedonist

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London

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Afternoon Tea at Momo
Momo launches its afternoon tea menu - traditional English classics with a North African twist.
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: 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.
Mexican restaurants in London: the renaissance
Fleur Britten takes a look at the new crop of Mexican restaurants in London. Long-gone are the Tex-Mex caricatures of days gone by; these are the real deal.
Wright Brothers open another corker in Soho
Wright Brothers Soho opens on Kingly Street, with a fresh and sustainable menu and the appointment of David Gingell as Executive Head Chef.
The Ivy celebrates its 20th birthday in style
Don't bother with the theatre this week, The Ivy is treating all its diners to a performance of playwright Sir Ronald Harwood's Heavenly Ivy.
Mr & Ms Smith review Clos Maggiore, Covent Garden
In their latest escapade, hedonist bloggers Mr & Ms Smith head towards Covent Garden, and to the romantic confines of Clos Maggiore.
Barbican Lounge opens at the Barbican Centre
At one of London's most popular arts and performance venues, the Barbican Lounge now offers on-trend British dining and cool cocktails.
New seasonal menu at Tom’s Kitchen, Somerset House
Tom Aikens is due to launch a stylish, but comforting winter-warmer menu at his restaurant in Somerset House, Tom's Kitchen.
Jamie Oliver’s new venture Barbecoa opens in London
This collaboration between Jamie Oliver and Adam Perry Lang is a restaurant dedicated to barbecued meat. Barbecoa is open now on New Change Passage.
Mr and Ms. Smith’s Hoxton Grill Review
Fellow hedonists Mr and Ms. Smith share their Hoxton Grill review.
Fleur Britten on London’s Best First Date Restaurants
Journalist Fleur Britten trawls the capital to bring you the best first date restaurants.
Les Deux Salons Opens on William IV Street
Michelin starred chefs Anthony Demetre and Will Smith's new venture is Les Deux Salons, a Parisian style brasserie in the heart of the capital .
Fleur Britten on the Death of Fine-Dining
Fleur Britten casts an eye over the post-recession demise of London's fine-dining scene, and goes underground to discover the new trend dancing in its wake.
Dinner with Heston Blumenthal at the Mandarin Oriental
Dinner with Heston Blumenthal, a new restaurant by the eponymous chef, is now open at Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, just in time for Christmas.
Greek restaurant Elysee re-opens in Fitzrovia
Fitzrovia welcomes the return of Elysee, one of London's oldest Greek restaurants. After a year of refurbishments, its back - and better than ever.
Gentleman’s Afternoon Tea at the Sanctum Soho Hotel
Coming soon to the Sanctum Soho Hotel is the Gentleman's Afternoon Tea - a sumptuous affair complete with whisky and cigar.
Go Go Gourmet – London Restaurant Festival 2010

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