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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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Putting the ‘hip’ in ‘chips’: seen reviews

Leave it to HipChips to ring the seasonal changes with their roster of dips. For April it was the turn of Wild Garlic and Romesco to join the menu. The crisps themselves are superlative, all different types of potato, sweet and/or salty and produced within the UK. HipChips’ chef concocts the dips at his Wales …

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Fitzrovia’s Finest: Vijay’s Lounge & Bar

SEEN assembled with other drinkers in the glorious Lokhandwala – a restaurant typical of the way in which Fitzrovia is rapidly reinventing itself. It was a useful rendezvous, as Vijay’s Lounge & Bar is associated with it. Where the restaurant is spacious and airy with a hint of the mysterious, Vijay’s, accessed through a door …

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A Chippy off the sustainable Block: Hook in Camden

SEEN made her way to Hook on Camden Parkway on a very warm London evening (yes, we do have them). It’s not far from the tube station but just far enough to have a bit of a local vibe. It has a nice new grey interior with a roof window to let in the light, …

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Faster than a speeding Bulleit: Cocktails at Oslo Hackney

The late, great WC Fields once said: ‘Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite, and furthermore, always carry a small snake’. Regular readers of this esteemed organ will know that SEEN needs no second bidding to sample the roll call of fab cocktails on offer at Oslo Hackney, though she draws the …

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Zoe Stirling at the Old Diorama Arts Centre

Zoe Stirling has almost a decade of experience in the heath and wellness industry, as both a Health Coach at leading London Gyms and as a Nutritional Therapist helping to develop a range of products and menus at restaurants. Her varied experiences led her to co-found Squirrel (one of SEEN’s favourite places), an all-day healthy …

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Avenue Launches New Cocktails Inspired by the Myths and Legends of Latin America and Asia

Well, colour SEEN pagan for the new cocktail menu from St James’s Avenue. Half of the menu celebrates five mystical animals from Asian tradition, representing the cardinal points: the Black Turtle (North, the Vermilion Bird (South), the Blue Dragon (East), the White Tiger (West) and the Yellow Dragon (Centre). And central to these delicious concoctions …

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Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner launches at Camden Market

What a fabulous variety of choices for vegans at Camden Market: pie and mash, a deli and now a 100% Vegan Diner in the market’s North Yard. Keeping to an American fast-food menu with a unique vegan twist, Rudy’s Dirty Vegan Diner will serve you The Dirty Burger (served in vegan brioche), Mac‘n’cheeze, or a …

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RÜYA OPENS IN LONDON, BRINGING ANATOLIAN CUISINE TO MAYFAIR

SEEN’s mouth is already watering at the news that Rüya (dream in Turkish), one of this year’s most anticipated restaurant openings from the Doğuş Restaurant Entertainment and Management group, will open its first London site this June 2018. The celebrated Anatolian restaurant and bar concept will welcome guests to its new location on Upper Grosvenor …

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Seen experiences the ‘No Stress Express Lunch’ at The Henrietta

Well, here’s a rather fabulous concept from the ever-inventive Experimental Group and Ollie Dabbous: a 45-minute lunch menu designed to reinvigorate London’s workforce. Experimental Group and Ollie Dabbous continue to stir up the London hospitality scene this spring with the launch of London’s first No Stress Express Lunch. With today’s unhealthy work culture of skipping …