Ormer Mayfair: where celebrations come full circle

For my birthday dinner this year, I had reservations at The Greenhouse, Alyn Williams at the Westbury, and Ormer. My mind kept changing by the hour, but after reading Rosie’s review, I knew I had to try Shaun Rankin’s new venture. Part of Flemings Hotel’s recent multi-million facelift, Shaun’s new…

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Jar Kitchen (Covent Garden): where farm-to-fork concept feels like home

I can count on one hand the people I consider “my rock and anchor” and my cousin D is at the top of that list. I missed her birthday soiree this year as I was in the Philippines so to make up for it I promised to take her out…

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Dinner by Heston: where exceptional service and lovely food came for lunch

Dinner by Heston lands #5 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants this year (two spots up from last year) and I have to commend staff for making it the experience that it is. The food, albeit less of a display of Heston’s famed edible trickery at The Fat Duck (#47 on the…

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Powder Keg Diplomacy: where things got meaty (and I got beef)

Vegetarians best look away. A few friends and I went on a meaty mission south of the river and found ourselves in this Clapham gem called Powder Keg Diplomacy. Not to be fooled by normal gastropub exteriors, the place inside looked like something Charles Dickens conjured; decor resembled all things…

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Discover your scent at Jo Malone

I’ve always played it safe with perfume because I really like my staples and I’m quite paranoid about trying new ones and getting allergies. Also, I’ve always had this idea that changing scents often just makes you smell… strange. Ironically, I’m always trying out new scents, in search of something…

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