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Xu: Masters of Tea

Tea is drunk to forget the din of the world – T’ien Yi Heng SEEN is delighted to hear that from 29th July, XU will transform into an authentic Taiwanese Teahouse during the day. Not only that, they are excited to extend a 50% launch offer, from now to 29th July. This summer, XU is …

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1980s New York comes to Paddington Central: Huckster

Paddington Central is fast becoming a destination for all sorts of reasons, not least the food and drink. Inspired by the late 1980’s lower Manhattan street scene, Huckster will recreate the bustle of an urban street market where diners can choose from a selection of New York street food and beverage brands. This will include …

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Bowling Bird: Hidden Gems of London – SEEN reviews

If there’s one thing about her job that SEEN really values, it’s the opportunity to go to parts of London that seem special and almost a best-kept secret. One such area is Smithfields, not far from Barbican and Blackfriars and currently undergoing huge changes as new housing appears and crossrail development ratchets up a gear. …

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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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M Victoria Hosts Summer’s Hottest Paw-Trait & Pool Party

SEEN is always up for a fun event in a good cause. We were pleased to hear that one of the capital’s hottest restaurants, M Victoria, is set to turn up the heat this summer with a special pool party for dogs and their owners on Saturday, 16th June, with a guest appearance by celebrity …

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Legendary Cocktails from 100 Wardour Street

Leave it to Soho stalwart 100 Wardour Street to come up with a new cocktail menu based on bygone decades – all with a modern twist, of course. Bar manager Massimo Bosio and his talented team promise guests Prohibition staples, Disco Fever and lots more besides. The four themes are: The Golden Era; It’s Tiki …

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Not the Royal wedding: World whiskey day at Merchant House of Fleet Street

With the royal nuptials taking place on Saturday, it’s easy to forget that the 19th May is, in fact, World Whiskey Day. Independent Irish artisan distillers, The Dingle Distillery has partnered with Merchant House of Fleet Street to host an Exclusive World Whisky Day Lock-In. Expect a complimentary once-in-a-lifetime Dingle Distillery Dream Dram for all, …

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Bull in a china shop: whisky galore

SEEN was very intrigued to hear about Bull in a China Shop, glorious Shoreditch’s go-to destination for all things whisky-inspired. Occupying a Dickensian-fronted pub opposite Shoreditch’s iconic Tea Building, Bull in a China Shop is a Modern British venue with a pinch of the orient – an inspired all-day restaurant and whisky bar. With an …

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The Royal wedding: Afternoon tea at the Savoy

No matter that the Royal Wedding is taking place in Windsor, Londoners and visitors alike will have the opportunity to toast the happy couple, thanks to The Savoy. Having long been associated with the Royal Family, The Savoy will be celebrating the upcoming wedding between HRH Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle this May with …

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Ask for Janice hosts Arbikie gin pop-up

SEEN needs no second bidding to head to Ask for Janice. It’s a buzzy wine bar with a fabulous graffiti-decked basement. With an extensive drinks list and a great atmosphere, SEEN is looking forward to sampling a gin masterclass there this Thursday 10th May. If you’re not familiar with the award-winning brand, The Arbikie Highland …