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 Sunday Roast in London

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Roast beef or lamb? Rare or medium rare? Extra gravy?

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London Restaurant Openings and News – September 2018

New Openings

Tom Kerridge opens at The Corinthia, chop specialists Blacklock opens in Shoreditch, an Argentinian beef specialist opens in Aldgate and…

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The Ninth

Restaurants

We visit The Ninth, Jun Tanaka’s Michelin starred restaurant on Charlotte Street in Fitzrovia.

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The Best Hotels in New York

Handpicked

In a city full of world class hotels, it takes something special to stand out. From Upper East Side classics…

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Garden Café

Restaurants

We visit the Garden Café in the Garden Museum in South London where seasonal imgredients are at the core of…

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London Restaurant and Bar News – August 2018

New Openings

It’s August, therefore there isn’t much going on with the London restaurant scene in terms of new openings, but here…

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Cora Pearl, Covent Garden

New Openings

The team behind Kitty Fisher’s in Mayfair has opened a second restaurant, Cora Pearl, in Covent Garden.

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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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