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How one London hotel is bringing a whole new meaning to ‘room service’

The term 'room service' is being given a whole new meaning over at Shoreditch’s Town Hall Hotel and Apartments, where guests can book their own chef from Michelin-starred restaurant Viajante to prepare a six course tasting menu for two people. Prices also include wine pairing and an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s executive apartments. As part of the package, couples can book the services of lauded Portuguese chef Nuno Mendes, who hasspent time in kitchens all over the world, including at the now-defunct El Bulli in Roses. Known for his modern cooking and...

July 22, 2012

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Soho House Group to open a third Pizza East and new restaurant ‘Chicken Shop’ in Kentish Town

‘Chicken Shop’ in Kentish Town

Set to open at the start of September this year, ‘Chicken Shop’ is a new restaurant from the Soho House Group that's all about poultry. Chicken Shop will be in the basement space of Highgate Studios, on Highgate Road in Kentish Town which will house the third of the Pizza East restaurants, Pizza East Kentish Town. Chicken Shop will be a restaurant dedicated to serving the finest rotisserie chicken, utilising a brand new cooking method, developed in-house. “I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, chicken would be my last meal and so I wanted to get it...

July 09, 2012

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Sky High Dining: Daniel Clifford at The Cube by Electrolux

Daniel Clifford at the Cube

Daniel Clifford at the Cube by Electrolux A couple of weeks ago Four was lucky enough to be invited down to London’s South Bank to enjoy a menu of specially created dishes from two-Michelin-starred Midsummer House chef Daniel Clifford. Clifford, who normally cooks in Cambridge, is just one of many UK chefs at the top of their game who are cooking special menus in the custom built Electrolux Cube – a temporary, semi-transparent restaurant on the roof of the Royal Festival Hall which boasts soaring glass walls and views across London and the Thames. Others who have...

June 28, 2012

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Asparagus Season Launches

23 April is not only St Georges Day but it is also the start of Asparagus Season

The majority of the UK’s asparagus is now grown in the West Midlands with over three square miles of Worcestershire countryside dedicated to the crop. Consumer demand for asparagus in the UK is increasing by a 12 -14% per annum with UK production rising at around 7% per annum. None of the English crop is exported – we eat it all ourselves! Worcestershire’s Vale of Evesham is a major producer of this most British of vegetables supplying some of the finest restaurants in the land. It is also the focus of the eight-week British Asparagus Festival which begins on April...

April 11, 2012

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