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.

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The Best Brunch in London

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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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New Restaurant Openings and News – Summer 2022

New Openings

Two new restaurants from chef Robin Gill, a new Moët Champagne Bar at Harrods, a fine dining restaurant from Le…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – April 2022

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Read our guide to the best restaurants that are opening in London this month. NEW CHEF & MENUS AT ELDR…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – 2022 So Far

New Openings

The Connaught Grill and The Delaunay Counter reopen, the world’s best pastry chef opens at The Berkeley, Gordon Ramsay opens…

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The UK Michelin Guide 2022

Restaurants

The results of the UK Michelin Guide 2022 are in! Whatever your thoughts on the Michelin guide, it’s the guide…

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The Best New Hotels Opening in 2022

Hotels

The world’s best hotel brands are expanding even further over the next year with some stunning new hotels to experience….

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The Best New Restaurants in London – 2021

New Openings

It has been a challenging year for hospitality, to say the least, but it didn’t stop new restaurants from opening…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – November 2021

New Openings

Bob Bob Ricard relaunches in The City, the Ferragamo family’s Il Borro opens in Mayfair, Hawksmoor opens in Covent Garden…

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New Restaurant Openings and News – Summer 2021

Bars & Clubs

A lot has happened on the London restaurant scene over the summer – despite staff shortages and supply issues, the…

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The Best Hotels in Portugal

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The rugged coastline of the Algarve is one of Europe’s best holiday destinations but Portugal offers far more than just…

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Harry’s Dolce Vita

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We wave goodbye to summer at Harry’s Dolce Vita in Knightsbridge.

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The Best London Restaurants Offering Home Delivery

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Many restaurants have turned to offering takeaways and home delivery for people who would prefer to have restaurant quality food…

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The Best Outdoor Restaurants in London

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When the sun is shining and the weather is heating up, there are few better places to be than London….

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