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 Hope everyone’s had a great high summer. We’re calling it high summer as we’re not saying summer’s over yet; hopefully, we all still have a couple sunshine getaways left. We shall see… But it’s good to be back. This week we’re looking at new hotels, new restaurants, a couple of events, and we have a review of an excellent, non-permanent (we can’t bring ourselves to say pop-up just yet!) restaurant. One thing we’re never sad to get back to is the pace of everything here. Boom! And as we’re writing this intro from sunny Menorca (first trip, instant love) – stay tuned for more on Menorca, coming soon, just in case you can squeeze another trip in. Enjoy!  
Seabird, The Hoxton Southwark
Get a Room
New hotels about to hit the capital
This month sees another new wave of hotels hitting the capital. And this time, they all have an international flair. From a Paris transfer to a NY restaurant partnership and Spanish export, it’s a mini world hop.
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Turn Up the Heat
Chilli Dar
Turn it up
Recently we’ve noticed an increase of chilli everything on menus. For us, it really started with ‘that’ chilli platter (as Clerkenwell Boy would say) at Coal Office aptly called Plate for the Brave. The Palomar has one too (The Spice Experience – we have a feeling they may have launched this first, but we noticed it later), and Berenjak has a good selection of chilli on most things, including pickled chillies for sides. Continuing on this vibe, this month, Martin Morales is set to launch a new Turn Up the Heat menu at all Ceviche and Andina restaurants (16th September-20th October). Get in quick, spice up your life.
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Marc Fialip
Hotel EPI and Chotto Matte, Saint-Tropez

As you know, we’re not giving up summer yet. For this reason, we’ve asked Marc Fialip, General Director for the Hotel EPI and Chotto Matte in Saint-Tropez for his favourite local spots, just in case you can squeeze a last minute break in.

I love Hotel Epi 1959 because it’s been designed to feel like a home. Their history is incredible and has played such a unique role within Saint-Tropez. I feel so honoured to get the chance to be a part of their legacy.

The best thing about Saint-Tropez is Saint-Tropez. It remains so special year after year.
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Photo: Chotto Matte
Secrets and Stories
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Churchill War Rooms
80th Anniversary
If you’ve never been to Churchill War Rooms, hidden beneath the streets of Westminster, now is a great time to visit, as it marks its 80th anniversary. When the lights were switched on here first on 27 August, 1939, these hidden underground rooms became the secret nerve centre of the Second World War, where Winston Churchill and his inner circle directed the war once he took over as Prime Minister. Uncover 80 years of secrets and stories here as you walk through the top secret corridors and explore the labyrinth of rooms, walking in the footsteps of Britain’s Second World War leaders. Book tickets online now until 14 November 2019 to be entered into a competition to win a special 80th anniversary hamper of Imperial War Museum goodies.
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10 Heddon Street
Wining and Dining
Around town
We finally made it into the excellent Chris Leach and David Carter residency at 10 Heddon Street; read our review and book now before they close in November. As for openings, we have the new Med/Lebanese haunt HAYA in Notting Hill (Sept 10; yes, the NH openings keep on coming) and Sons + Daughters, the CDY sandwich newbie from the Pidgin team (9 September) on our radar. We’re also hoping to get into Pick & Cheese asap – the cheese conveyor belt newbie in the Seven Dials Market opening this Sat – and are looking forward to two new Old Street pasta spots, Officina 00 and Pasta Nostra (more on London’s current pasta obsession coming soon). There’s a new Bloody Mary brunch at 34 Mayfair which looks like it has a great menu of BMs, and over in Spitalfields, ex-El Bulli & Noma chef Rob Roy Cameron will ‘pop up’ at Crispin restaurant now until 14th September (£33.50pp for 6 courses or £59 for one of everything between two). Book now.
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September 18
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Krug Encounters: Rhythm & Ride
A day at a woodland musical fairground with Krug
If there’s a brand that’s really been impressing us with events that we actually want to go to, it’s Krug. Their annual Krug Encounters brought us the Francis Mallman dinner at The Grange in 2017, The Krug train with Jools Holland in 2018, and this year, a day out of London, to explore an enchanted forest fairground with a Krug twist, as they put it. With a one hour train ride, Neneh Cherry on music curation, The Barbary (UJloves) on food, and of course Krug Champagne, this year looks set to be another great. The day runs from 12:30-8PM and the train leaves from Bearsted Station.
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Save the Dates
This week we’re a bit on the serious side. US famed contemporary dance company Alvin Ailey is coming to Sadler’s Wells (4/5-13/14 September) with two shows – we’d be at Program A, the one with Nina Simone and hip-hop. September 11 sees StrEAT Festival, a foodie fest that raises money for Action Against Hunger at Flat Iron Square. And looking ahead (September 29), Russell Brand curates One Voice: Cracked, a night of seven one-off solo pieces that explore the conversations around mental health and addiction.
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Alvin Ailey Prog A StrEAT Festival One Voice: Cracked
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3 September 2019
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