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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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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 …

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Oatly at Boxpark

If, like SEEN, you prefer an alternative to cow’s milk in your coffee then you might want to check out the sustainable brand Oatly who are currently at Boxpark, Shoreditch. Oatly will be hosting a variety of events / activities throughout this week (until 15th April) at Boxpark. The roast of choice will be with …

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Spring is here: Amaya, Chelsea Flower Show, Belgravia in Bloom and Frida Kahlo

You might wonder what all these things have in common – the glorious answer is FLOWERS. To celebrate the arrival of spring (finally!) and this year’s Chelsea Flower Show (22-26 May), Amaya, the Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in Belgravia owned by MW Eat, are introducing a selection of limited edition floral dishes and cocktails. And very …

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Lahpet: Burma comes to Bethnal Green

SEEN is thrilled to hear that Burmese restaurant Lahpet is launching its first permanent site on Bethnal Green Road in early April. Following on from its hugely successful year-long pop-up in Hackney, founders Dan Anton and Head Chef Zaw Mahesh are now bringing their unique take on Burmese cooking to the heart of Shoreditch. Feast …

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Simpson’s in the Strand: How very British

Simpson’s in the Strand has always been a bastion of a a particular type of Britishness; wedded to its heritage as a former chess club and coffee house, the recent restoration last year by Robert Angell Design International paid homage to this august history. The original ceiling and wall panelling has been retained, thus preserving …

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Good Friday: Club Brunch on Madison’s Roof Terrace

SEEN hears that the iconic Madison roof terrace, nestling in the very shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral is kicking off Easter in fine style with Club Brunch this Good Friday. The party starts at midday with a chilled glass of Möet Rosé and panoramic views over London. DJ Fat Tony is in charge of a …

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Bulgari Hotel London Unveils Bespoke Easter Egg

How about this for a touch of opulence? This Easter at Bulgari Hotel London, the traditional chocolate egg has been reimagined into a contemporary work of art – an edible homage to the Bulgari brand. Handcrafted by the hotel’s creative Pastry Chef, the 70% dark chocolate Easter egg sits on a base of blended cereals …

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One a penny two a penny: hot cross buns at Balthazar Boulangerie

No Easter would be complete without hot cross buns. Not to mention other Easter-related patisserie… If you’re in Covent Garden this Bank Holiday weekend, check out Balthazar Boulangerie. They have been working hard on a range of Easter treats; from Simnel cakes to brioche crowns with candied orange and lemon and, of course, hot cross …