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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Market Hall, Victoria

Restaurants

The second site from the Market Hall team, this upscale food court in Victoria is a veritable hub of high…

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London Restaurant Openings and News – February 2019

New Openings

A new Nordic bakery in Soho, a healthy food focused restaurant and bakery in Marylebone and two big named chefs…

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The Best New Restaurants in London – 2018

New Openings

Tomos Parrys with his first solo venture, Brat; Tom Kerridge at The Corinthia hotel; Ottolenghi in Fitzrovia with ROVI; and…

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Jidori Covent Garden

New Openings

We visit Jidori Covent Garden for their menu of Japanese small plates and skewers.

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Sticks’n’Sushi Kings Road

New Openings

Japan meets Denmark meets Chelsea at the Sticks’n’Sushi on Kings Road

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London Restaurant Openings and News – December 2018

New Openings

A new Indian restaurant in Chelsea from Michelin starred chef Rohit Ghai, Lee Straton opens on London’s Bankside and Chinese…

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MNKY HSE

Restaurants

We visit vowel-less MNKY HSE, a lively restaurant and bar in Mayfair.

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London Restaurant Openings and News – November 2018

New Openings

More new openings in the Coal Drops Yard site near King’s Cross with a Vermouth inspired cafe-bar, Indian restaurant Tamarind…

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Hotel Finca Cortesin – A Stunning Hotel in Southern Spain

Hotels

We check out the gorgeous Hotel Finca Cortesin in Casares, less than an hour from Malaga airport.

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Discount Suit Company

Bars & Clubs

We visit Discount Suit Company, a speakeasy cocktail bar in Shoreditch.

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Heckfield Place

Hotels

We visit Heckfield Place, a gorgeous country house hotel in Hampshire, just over an hour from London.

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The UK Michelin Guide 2019

Restaurants

The results of the UK Michelin Guide 2019 were announced on Monday 1 October. Whatever your thoughts on the Michelin…

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