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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New Restaurant Openings and News – Summer 2017

New Openings

Italian fine dining in West London, modern West African cuisine in Mayfair, A Greek restaurant in Fitzrovia and The Ivy…

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Rosa Alpina Hotel and Spa

Hotels

We visit Rosa Alpina Hotel and Spa, a beautiful hotel in the Dolomites, in the South Tyrol area of Italy.

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Enoteca Turi

Restaurants

We visit Enoteca Turi, a family-run, elegant Italian restaurant in Pimlico.

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New Restaurant Openings and News – June 2017

New Openings

A GQ pop-up bar at The Rosewood London, a new Japanese restaurant at the Four Seasons at Ten Trinity Square,…

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The Best Rooftop Bars in London

Bars & Clubs

When the sun is shining London comes to life, and alfresco restaurants and bars become a huge attraction. Here are…

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The Ned – Hotel, Members’ Club and Several Restaurants

Bars & Clubs

The Ned has been the talk of the town since it opened with an elaborate party a couple of weeks…

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DUM Biryani London

New Openings

We visit DUM Biryani, a new Indian restaurant in Soho.

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Mayakoba – Riviera Maya, Mexico

Travel

With a 10 hour direct flight from London, the Riviera Maya in Mexico is an excellent choice if you are…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – May 2017

New Openings

A new Foxlow in Soho, a second outpost of Japanese restaurant Dinings in Knightsbridge, Duck & Waffle’s new casual offspring…

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The Casina – Luxury Villa in Tuscany

Travel

We visit The Casina, a beautiful luxury villa near Siena in Tuscany.

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The Best Parks in London – Open Spaces To Enjoy The Summer

Handpicked

From some of the greats to hidden gems, here is our pick of the best open spaces, gardens, and best…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – April 2017

New Openings

A new Sunday menu at Helene Darroze, Ollie Dabbous opens in Covent Garden, a new tapas bar for Jose Pizarro…

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