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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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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New Restaurant Openings and News – April 2018

New Openings

Heinz Beck returns to London, Petersham Nurseries opens its restaurants in Covent Garden, Ollie Dabbous opens in Piccadilly and a…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – March 2018

New Openings

A ‘dirty’ vegan pop-up, chicken sunday roast in Mayfair, a new Tortilleria in Borough Market and an Eastern Mediterranean restaurant…

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Tom Kerridge at Corinthia Hotel London

New Openings

Corinthia Hotel London announces that chef Tom Kerridge will take over its main restaurant later this year.

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Harry’s Dolce Vita

New Openings

We visit Harry’s Dolce Vita, a throwback to 1950s and 60s Italy, located next to Harrods in Knightsbridge.

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New Restaurant Openings and News – January 2018

New Openings

A new Korean chicken restaurant, an old Chinese favourite returns as a pop-up, an intimate kitchen bar from The Palomar…

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New London Restaurants to Look Out For in 2018

New Openings

Read our guide to the new London restaurants to look out for in 2018.

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The Best Hotels in Elounda, Crete

Hotels

Read our guide to The Best Hotels in Elounda, a small town on the northern coast of the island of…

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The Best New Restaurants in London – 2017

New Openings

Santo Remedio, CORE by Clare Smyth, Jean-Georges at the Connaught – these are, in our opinion, some of the best…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – December 2017

New Openings

Two restaurants from Caprice Holdings in the form of Harry’s Dolce Vita in Knightsbridge and Granary Square Brasserie in King’s…

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