Welcome to The Journal

A place to note our travels, share our musings, hot new tips and the most recent must-see, do, go-to places to have caught our imagination; the very best of London and further afield. Welcome to the world of Bon Vivant.

The Best Brunch in London

Handpicked

From fry-ups to baked goods, fantastic coffee, gluten-free options and free-flowing Champagne, read our guide to the brunch in London….

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Group Dining - The Best Private Dining Rooms in London

Handpicked

If you’re looking for the best private dining rooms in London, read on for expert tips on where to book…

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Roux at The Landau – The Langham London

Restaurants

With a backdrop like the Langham – the beautifully grand, five-star hotel on Portland Place – Roux at the Landau…

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The Wife of Bath, Wye

Hotels

Chef Mark Sargeant opened The Wife of Bath, a Spanish restaurant, tapas bar and 6-room boutique hotel in the picturesque…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – July 2018

New Openings

Caravan opens in Fitzrovia, Hutong in The Shard celebrates its 5th birthday, Gazelle opens as a food/cocktail combo in Mayfair…

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Brat Restaurant, Shoreditch

New Openings

We visit Brat restaurant, the first solo venture from chef Tomos Parry, in Shoreditch.

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Bluebird Cafe White City

New Openings

Bluebird: From Chelsea to White City

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New Restaurant Openings and News – June 2018

New Openings

A sibling for Kitty Fishers in Covent Garden, Jackson Boxer opens in Shoreditch, Hotel Cafe Royal relaunches its restaurant, Tom…

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Alfresco London: The Best Restaurants for Outdoor Dining in London

Handpicked

When the sun is shining and the weather is heating up, there are few better places to be than London….

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Bar Termini Centrale

Bars & Clubs

We visit new cocktail bar Bar Termini Centrale to try their long list of negronis.

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New Restaurant Openings and News – May 2018

New Openings

A new sibling for Gymkhana in The City, Mark Jarvis adds another Mayfair base to his Modern British restaurant group,…

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Callooh Callay – Whimsical Cocktail Bar in Shoreditch

Bars & Clubs

We visit whimsical cocktail bar Callooh Callay on Rivington Street in Shoreditch.

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Pizarro – Spanish Restaurant in Bermondsey

Restaurants

Pizarro is exactly the sort of place you wish you had in your neighbourhood, nestled away as your little secret,…

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Megeve Travel Guide – The Best Hotels and Restaurants

Hotels

Megeve makes a great ski destination as it’s just over an hour’s drive from Geneva – perfect for a weekend…

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