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Glamourous Quaglino’s launches sustainable cocktail menu

There is something about a royal connection; everything the royals touch somehow seems to turn into gold. Founded in 1929 by Giovanni Quaglino, a restaurateur from the Piedmont region of Northern Italy, the London iconic restaurant Quaglino’s became a haven for Royalty throughout the years.  The Queen and Prince Phillip visited in 1956; Hollywood legends, the political elites, and celebrities such as Judy Garland and Angelina Jolie were also guests, after the restaurant reopened in 2014, Prince Harry was among one of the first ones through the doors. Currently owned by D&D London, Quaglino’s is synonymous with style and glamou...

Quintessentially British Afternoon tea under the Chandeliers

One of my favourite places in London, be it for breakfast meeting, taking visiting friends and family, a nightcap or a date night at the bar, Bernes Tavern in the London Edition has a special place in my heart. Inspired by the classic muted colours of Johannes Vermeer paintings and American artist Donald Judd, Berners Tavern has taupe coloured walls, dusty rose chairs, and a subtle play between modern and period detail. Tub chairs in the front of the space create a café-like setting, while banquettes in chestnut mohair and taupe leather and round, rift cut bleached oak tables define the central dining area. Two large custom bro...
Category: Restaurants, 飲食

Afternoon tea in Christmas Fantasy Land

Who is also a fan of English Afternoon tea? Who is also a fan of dining in a Winter Christmas wonderland? I have a place in mind for you. sketch.  sketch- a name that many has heard of, a place many had visited. But how many of you know the history and noticed the details of this one of the most Insagrammed place in the heart of London ?  sketch’s home is a Grade II listed building designed by James Wyatt in 1779. It has previously been the headquarters of the Royal Institute of British Architects before later becoming the London Atelier of Christian Dior. The site consists of the Lecture Room & Library, the Parlour, the Glade...
Category: Restaurants, 飲食

Yakitori Omakase in the heart of London

It’s never easy to find authentic Japanese food in London, let alone one with quality ingredients and reasonably affordable price tags. The much loved Jidori, the Japanese yakitori and small plates restaurant, opened its first door since 2 years ago in Dalston, it has finally opened its second site in Covent Garden. Spread over three floors of a Georgian terrace on Catherine Street in the heart of Theatreland, Jidori can seat approximately 50 diners and will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. The design takes inspiration from the vibrant restaurant and bar scene of Tokyo, where the streets are a maze of tiny drinkin...
Category: Restaurants

If you’ve done Ibiza, head over to Algarve

Summer in Europe, more northern parts in particular are often short and unpredictable. In London and UK as a whole, we are not as blessed with days with warm summer sun as many of the neighbouring countries, and this is a strong reason why so many Brits flee to places in the South like Portugal, Spain, Greece and Italy to catch some sun. (Think how we in Hong Kong loves flying to the nearby countries like Thailand, Bali, Malaysia etc for short vacations, and some proper sunshine and beach time.) Among the very popular summer holiday choices are Ibiza, Mykonos, Capri and Algarve. Catching the tail of summer, 2 weeks ago I went to ...
Category: Night Life