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Veggies and Vegans rejoice: Galvin La Chapelle launches 7-course menu

SEEN is thrilled to hear that popular French Restaurant Galvin La Chapelle has introduced a 7-course Menu Gourmand especially designed for vegetarians and vegans. Jeff and Chris Galvin have noted the importance to cater for diners’ needs, whether dietary requirements or lifestyle choices. “In the past we’ve seen a few dishes on menus that cater …

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El Pastór: Mexico City Comes to London

One of the many delights of dining out in London is the architectural innovation that marks out each new venture. London-based architectural practice, Michaelis Boyd (whose recent commissions include the interiors for Battersea Power Station’s new residences), has just completed work on El Pastór, a vibrant new taqueria in the heart of Borough Market that pays homage to the vibrancy of Mexico City and the mighty ‘al pastor’ taco.

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Have Your Pancake and Eat it: Shrove Tuesday at aqua shard

What better combination could there be than luxurious pancakes, a cocktail and a stunning view over the city? SEEN hears that you can have all this and Instagram possibilities aplenty with aqua shard’s extravagant and highly photogenic pancake dessert: the Blueberry ‘mille feuille’ Pancake Cake. Served with blueberry ripple ice cream, maple syrup jelly and – in a delicious twist – topped off with a crisp rasher of syrup-glazed pancetta.

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The Eis Haus: Last Chance to Chill Out

You still have time to say farewell to winter by visiting The Eis Haus Ice Lounge and Bar, which is back at the Magical Lantern Festival until 26th February. This glistening bar, set in the beautifully restored 18th century gardens of Chiswick House, has been created by international artists who have used over ten tonnes of purified crystal clear ice to build a stunning, magical interior with hand-carved sculptures; literally everything you see and touch is made of ice, including a 1.5 metre-high Rooster to celebrate 2017’s Chinese New Year.

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London Fashion Week: Sipping a ‘Molly Goddard’

SEEN can only applaud the mixologists at the Gin Palace who have created a cocktail to refresh London’s fashionistas. The Gin Palace is at the Strand Palace Hotel – rapidly turning into a must-visit central London destination. SEEN hears that the ‘Molly Goddard’ is fresh, fruity and fabulous and available exclusively for London Fashion Week AW17, and London Fashion Weekend 2017, from 17th – 26th February, for £9.95.

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Strut and Cluck: A Slice of Eastern Mediterranean Heaven

SEEN ventured forth onto the rain-washed streets of Shoreditch on Monday, there to sample the delights of Strut and Cluck, who feature – daringly – a whole host of turkey dishes on their menu. I must confess to not being a fan of the Christmas and Thanksgiving favourite, even with an Eastern Mediterranean twist, but no matter, there’s plenty on the menu to tempt the devoted foodie who isn’t afraid to try something a little different.

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The Old Truman Brewery: A Root To Fruit Banquet

The Old Truman Brewery, that buzzing and iconic East London venue for events of all kinds is set to hold Fare Healthy, the UK’s first and foremost food, fitness and wellbeing festival. Four renowned British chefs will launch the festival’s first ever supper club, ‘A Root To Fruit Banquet’, on Saturday 4th February. The Root to Fruit chefs are pledging to create a meal that uses zero-packaging to create a zero-waste dining experience.