Food and Drink
Got a sweet tooth? KLEEK introduces you to dessert only dining at The Cafe Royale.
Make sure to check out Foley's at Market Yard over the next month for a preview tasting menu of this up-and-coming restaurant.
Yet another Japanese fusion restaurant is coming to town. Sosharu is where east meets west with two Japanese tapas restaurants and a hip-hop basement bar.
On a scale of 1 to sexy, how sexy can a fish really be? KLEEK give you the honest truth about the Mayfair hotspot that everyone has been talking about.
Wherever you go in the world, sampling good cuisine and having fun are of the utmost importance. So here's a London list that will allow you to do both at the same time - hurrah!
Le Bun – a French/American food-tale that takes you on a sensory journey. It’s currently on a 5-week residency at The Zetter Hotel, Clerkenwell and it’s not to be missed.
Finally some of USA’s more refined dining establishments have arrived in London. Newly opened Hotel Chantelle has brought some Lower East Side cool to the tip of Mayfair.
Dim Sum: a Chinese dish of small steamed or fried savoury dumplings containing various fillings, served alongside fried rice and griddled dishes.
There is always reason why classics become classics. Classics by definition is ‘a work of art of recognised and established value’ - denoting beauty, elegance and timelessness.
In the spirit of rugby world cup fever, KLEEK were invited to breakfast with elite rugby nutritionist Matt Lovell (who has worked with the RFU since 2001), to sample dishes that the team typically eat in the run up to a game.
Richard Caring - recently honored by the Evening Standard as one of London’s top influencers (and we can see why) with his company Caprice Holdings dominating the restaurant game. Best known for The Ivy, Sheekey’s, Daphne’s and Scott’s, this food conglomerate is adding Sexy Fish to that list.
Thanks to the likes of Mr. Grey, seduction and sultry is no longer taboo. The mysterious Madame Noir hosts a number of salacious events across London for like-minded individuals who seek new thrills and look for fantasy and reality to collide.
Mr. Scott Hallsworth – chef, restraunteur and author. If you recognise the name we won't be surprised - you may have caught him on Celebrity Masterchef or trying to teach a certain MIC character a thing or two about food. His career to date has been phenomenal - training all across Australia, winning competitions along the way and joining the team at Nobu, Park Lane.
Expanding their wonderfully successful Zetter Empire - Mark Sainsbury (who was giving his pops a tour when we were there) and Mike Benyan are bringing Clerkenwell-cool to Seymour Street. Just a few minutes from Chiltern Firehouse, this new 21-room boutique hotel gives Marylebone residents a little more variety and comes with a loyal celebrity fanbase - think Daisy Lowe, Tinie Tempah and Benedict Cumberbatch.
Nothing can wipe the gloat from someone who has created a bar-worthy cocktail at home. No one is born a super mixologist but we should all know how to fix an old-fashioned or muddle a mojito. Adult beverage skills can be used for good or evil – the choice is yours.
A couple of Saturday's ago, KLEEK had the pleasure of being invited to Goldmills ‘Italian Brunch Club’ held at the prestigious Novikov. Heard of it? We suspected you may have. The idea of a boozy brunch is more than enough to help us out of bed on the weekend and we were curious to see what this esteemed Mayfair venue had to offer.
Quinoa and kale - so last year. However, it seems London has finally caught up with LA, think bone broth, matcha and açai. Swap your quarter pounder for some raw tacos and get down to these raw food retreats… even Beyoncé is vegan now.
The pop-up is named after Struie Road, a remote road in a part of Scotland with some of the best produce in Britain. The Struie is the road that runs south from owner Andy Waugh’s hometown, Ardgay.
Nestled at a right angle between South Kensington and Sloane Square tube stations, off of a quiet road, down an even quieter road, is Toto’s Italian restaurant. It’s modestly advertised with foliage covering up some of the brickwork, as if to let guests know there’s hidden treasure inside the Grade-II listed Walton House.
Ahead of tonight's opening, Restaurateur and Film Producer, Varun Talreja talks to us about the eagerly anticipated opening of Le Chabanais in Mayfair.
From organic gastro pub fare to biodegradable chopsticks, sustainable eating in London is becoming the trend du jour. It’s no surprise then that after months of research on aquaculture, Kurt Zdesar’s newest venture, Bouillabaisse, will feature an entirely sustainable menu.
The alternative member's club, The Dolls House, will open in Peckham on June 19th. The new Dolls House in Peckham will be their third opening following the success of venues in Islington and Bethnal Green.
There is certainly a lot to look out for this June, but if you’re in a hurry we’ve highlighted 5 of the most unique and unmissable events to check out this month- before they get too popular.
If, like any sensible Londoner, you do not dare venture toward Oxford Circus during peak hours - unless you either a) work there or b) just need to pop into Liberty for your girlfriend’s mum’s birthday - you might have forgotten about the rooftop at Selfridges. Its restaurant has had an excellent run of pop-up residencies it’s newest, Vintage Salt, is no exception.
We remember about 8 years ago when Peroni first came over to British shores. Everyone was bowled over by its elegance, partly because our knowledge of continental lagers consisted of beers like Stella and Carlsberg.
Despite the UK’s proximity to some of the oldest and most revered vineyards in the world like, Burgundy, Tuscany and La Rioja, how thrilling would it be to taste some of the most obscure hidden gems from halfway across the world?
Kettner’s is an elegant champagne bar and restaurant steeped in history, dating back to 1867 when it was opened by Auguste Kettner, chef to Napoleon III.
The usual picture of Liverpool Street Station, filled with its bleary-eyed commuters by day and glassy-eyed Shoreditch revellers by night, does not usually inspire an image of glamour.
So you don’t actually want to be a Mixologist, because frankly that looks too much like hard work. But, when you get to the bar you want to know exactly what cocktail to order and why you’re ordering it. This is an unusual three step guide to ordering a cocktail.
It's officially the month of Gin. Well not officially at all, but that won't stop us. It is 'supposed' to be a summer drink sipped with a spot of croquet. But summer is four months away, and how are we supposed to last till then? Here is definitive guide to the best gin and tonic in London.