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 – 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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The UK Michelin Guide 2021

Restaurants

The results of the UK Michelin Guide 2020 were announced on Monday 25 January 2021. Whatever your thoughts on the…

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Harry’s Dolce Vita

New Openings

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

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The Best London Restaurants Offering Home Delivery

Restaurants

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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Masseria Trapana Hotel Review – Puglia, Italy

Hotels

A review of the serene and utterly gorgeous Masseria Trapana, located among the olive groves and lemon trees in Puglia,…

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The Best Wine Shops in London

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Read our guide to our favourite wine shops and wine merchants in London, which has been updated to include information…

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Six Senses Douro Valley

Hotels

The Six Senses Douro Valley is gorgeous in every way.

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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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Luxury Hotels Near London – The Perfect Weekend Escape

Hotels

Read our guide to the best luxury hotels near London, within 2 hours by train or car, including Coworth Park…

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