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J Sheekey Atlantic Bar Launches Guest Chef Series

SEEN is pleased to hear that J Sheekey Atlantic Bar will be hosting a series of supper clubs starting on 28th February, to celebrate their tenth anniversary. Not only that, guest chefs from around our sceptred isle will collaborate on a one-off three-course menu with Executive Head Chef Andrew McLay. Up to 50 guests will …

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New Year’s Eve at Bobby Fitzpatrick

SEEN does love a bit of seventies irony so we were delighted when we learned that this New Year’s Eve, Bobby Fitzpatrick will be throwing open the doors of his 1970s party pad for a nostalgic NYE house party. Channelling the legendary disco groove of Studio 54, Bobby’s guests will be encouraged to perfect their Stayin’ Alive falsettos, don their …

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New Year’s Eve: Mirage at Bala Baya

Inspired by the sites and sounds of Tel Aviv, Bala Baya launched in January, 2016, in the Old Union Street Arches, Southwark. This is the first stand-alone project from Chef Eran Tibi, formerly of Ottolenghi, Made In Camden, and Zest@JW3. Eran’s vibrantly progressive cuisine is rooted in his mother’s Middle Eastern home cooking and generations …

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New Year’s Eve: MNKY HSE

If you haven’t yet checked it out, MNKY HSE in Mayfair is a stylish restaurant and bar, serving high quality, contemporary Latin American cuisine alongside regular live music performances and late night DJ sets. Michelin-trained Executive Head-Chef, Pablo Peñalosa-Nájera, [‘Restaurante Martín Berasategui’ and ‘El Cellar de Can Roca’], re-visits his indigenous roots and combines colourful …

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‘Twas the Week Before Christmas 1: Hipchips

Deck the halls! Hipchips is fully embracing the Yule season with their delicious crisps and a variety of seasonal dips. Hipchips is a bit of a fixture on the Soho scene. SEEN can only imagine the hungry revellers who fall upon the restaurant with a howling attack of the munchies, particularly on the weekend.

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‘Twas the Week Before Christmas 3: The Winter House

Well, it certainly wasn’t difficult for SEEN and guest to find Bourne & Hollingsworth’s The Winter House on Charing Cross Road – there were many fabulously dressed-up people waiting outside the double green floors of number 83. We were ushered into a piece of ecclesiastical history: a stunning grade II listed chapel held tables, a …

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‘Twas the Week Before Christmas 2: Mister Lasagna

SEEN was highly relieved to get off bustling Shaftesbury Avenue and onto Rupert Street, there to visit Mister Lasagna. They are purveyors of all different kinds of lasagna and cannoli, not to mention an array of fabulous fresh salads to eat in or takeaway. They will even deliver to your office for your office party. …

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aqua kyoto: A Christmas Alternative

If the thought of Christmas with its attendant indulgences makes you long for the cuisines of other countries, then have a look at the winter menus on offer from aqua kyoto. A feast for the eyes as well as the stomach they have a lunch menu offering – essentially elevated bento boxes, which are as …

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Sunday Brunch at the Henrietta Hotel, Covent Garden

There’s always lots to divert one in Covent Garden. SEEN and her guest enjoyed a great comedy stilt-walker comedian in the Piazza two Sundays ago, then wandered down Henrietta Street to the Hotel, there to sample the Brunch menu by Ollie Dabbous. Though you’re in the heart of busy London, you have no sense of …

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The Ethicurean at John Lewis’s Gardening Society

The very word Ethicurean conjures up images of ‘ethics’ and ‘epicurean’, which means to find pleasure and joy. It sounds a wonderful way to break up the drudgery of winter – get to the rooftop of John Lewis. They’ve been hosting pop ups since the summer and now the final residency of the year, The …