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

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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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The Best Restaurants With Live Music in London

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From jazz to blues and everything in between, read our guide to The Best Restaurants With Live Music in London.

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New Restaurant Openings and News – November 2017

New Openings

The Square in Mayfair re-opens with a new look and chef, Smoking Goat takes its Thai barbecue to Shoreditch, Francesco…

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Ella Canta – Mexican Restaurant in Mayfair

Restaurants

Bringing a touch of elegance to London’s Mexican restaurant scene is Mayfair based Ella Canta.

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The Lanesborough Club and Spa

Spas

We visit The Lanesborough Club and Spa for a massage at The Lanesborough Hotel in Knightsbridge.

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New Restaurant Openings and News – October 2017

New Openings

A new pasta restaurant for Stevie Parle from the Dock Kitchen, Villa Mama’s comes to Chelsea from Bahrain, Rochelle Canteen…

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The UK Michelin Guide 2018

Restaurants

The results of the UK Michelin Guide 2018 were announced on Monday 2 October. Whatever your thoughts on the Michelin…

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The Best Hotels in Mykonos

Travel

Mykonos is famous for its cosmopolitan atmosphere, its exciting nightlife, the picturesque Cycladic architecture and its beach clubs – perfect…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – September 2017

New Openings

Two new Mexican restaurants including the re-opening of Santo Remedio, a sibling for The Palomar and Indian restaurant Hoppers opens…

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Jean-Georges at The Connaught

Restaurants

We visit Mayfair’s latest restaurant hotspot: Jean-Georges at The Connaught.

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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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