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The Gallery At Sketch

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

sketch-gallery.jpgAfter hearing so many good things about the fashionably, arty French restaurant and bar Sketch. I decided to try it for my birthday.

When I booked my reservation, I explained it was my birthday so the waitress suggested that I ate in the Gallery because it would more appropriate with a younger vibe, for a celebration. I gladly accepted and was very impressed by the colourful décor, furniture and lively spirit. Before my friend and I ate, we sat for a drink in the bar. The bar had a wonderful French café vibe with un-matching furniture which stood out because it was so antique. The food was lovely, I recommend the sea bass, but it was a pricey evening so prepare your self for the glamorous prices that come with the glamorous venue.

Book your reservation with Toptable online. Sketch is situated at 9 Conduit Street, London, W1S 2XG, telephone: 0870 777 4488. Visit to view the full menu.

Babylon At The Kensington Roof Gardens

Wednesday, January 9th, 2008

babylon-roof-gardens.jpgYou may have heard of the Kensington Roof Gardens, probably whilst reading the celebrity gossip pages in either newspapers or magazines. With a huge celebrity and business entrepreneur clientele it’s definitely worth a look.

With spectacular views of London, the Babylon restaurant sits 100 feet above Kensington high street displaying both elegance and luxury. The food is lovely, unique as you would expect and the décor is smart and sophisticated. I tried the smoked salmon fish cake … to start and then the fillet of plaice … for my main. They were both delectable and I would definitely eat there again.

You can find The Babylon restaurant at the Kensington Roof Gardens at 99 Kensington High Street (entrance on Derry Street), London, W8 5SA. Toptable, an online restaurant booking website is offering a 2 course lunch for £16 per person available Monday to Friday 12pm-2.30pm. Visit to register and book.

Sugar Reef

Monday, October 22nd, 2007

Sugar ReefI read a review of Sugar Reef in a magazine quite a while ago but I never got around to trying the venue. Recently, my friends and I were looking for a trendy place to eat and drink in London and after thinking back at places I had heard to be hip I remembered Sugar Reef.

We booked a table for a Thursday evening which was a great time to do dinner, as it wasn’t overly crowded, but busy enough with a complimenting jazz band. The décor is sleek and stylish, the service was lovely and the set menu was perfect. I recommend the fresh soup of the day with rustic bread followed by the sirloin steak which was delectable.

For more information about Sugar Reef visit or call 020 7851 0800 to make a reservation. The Sugar Reef bar and restaurant is situated at 42-44 Great Windmill Street, London, W1 and the nearest tube in Picadilly.

Fancy a Drink at Embassy?

Monday, September 17th, 2007

Embassy LondonEmbassy bar and restaurant is one of the hottest night spots in London, a place to see and be seen. Perfectly located in the centre of Mayfair, Embassy is spread out over three floors. The top floor is the restaurant which is all you expect a posh place to be, seating well spread out and waiters eager to meet your every need, the floor to ceiling windows give it a more exclusive feel and you are welcome to dine alfresco in the summer months. On the lower level of this floor there is a pre bar where you could also eat in a more relaxed atmosphere, perfect for those pre-club drinks or a small bite to eat.

The members bar is downstairs along with the VIP room which is situated between the top and bottom floors. The bar and club area is stylish, modern, opulent but a little bit cosy. The food and drinks are pricey and be prepared to order your main meat and vegetables or chips separately, the steak is absolutely worth it and the cocktails are refreshing.

Overall it’s a lovely bar and restaurant and worth a trip to see for yourself. The Embassy is located at 29 Old Burlington Street, London, W1S 3AP. Call 0207 437 9933 to book or visit for more information.

Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer Film Premier

Monday, June 11th, 2007

To be honest I’m not a huge fan of The Fantastic Four, I thought the first film was a little cheesy at times and not really for me. Anyway, the second film is due to be released soon and the London film premiere is being held a Leicester Square tomorrow evening.

The film stars Ioan Gruffudd as Mr Fantastic, Jessica Alba as The Invisible Woman, Chris Evans as The Human Torch and Michael Chiklis as The Thing. Crowd are likely to be gathering from early afternoon so it could be a great chance for you to get some celebrity snaps for the album! Trailer below:

Shrek the Third Film Premiere

Monday, June 11th, 2007

Tonight Leicester Square will be hosting the Shrek the Third London Premier. As usual it will be a red carpet event for friends and family of the cast and the usual celebs who have nothing better to do with their Monday evening’s!

The films stars Cameron Diaz (Princess Fiona), Mike Myers (Shrek), Eddie Murphy (Donkey), Antonio Banderas (Puss in Boots) and many more top celebs but who will turn up for the premier? It would be great to see all the cast together. Below is the trailer for you to enjoy.

London Bar Week

Monday, June 4th, 2007

London Bar Week LogoLondon Bar Week has just kicked off (at 7pm) and I can only imagine the herds of people traipsing round Kingly Court to see what the fuss is about. If you haven’t heard of London Bar Week, it is basically a chance for bars and restaurants to offer a variety of promotions and entertainment to the public to show off what they can do.

The official launch is taking place tonight just off Carnaby Street and there will be flaring displays and cocktail mixing by top barmen to get the crowd going. Venues taking part include Red, Zebrano, The Diner, The Kingly Club, Canela, 24 London and La Trouvaille amongst others. All venues provide a unique experience from Portuguese cuisine to exotic cocktails to high-tech music and shooters.

The Kingly Club will be offering a cocktail called ‘Raise a Smile’ and 50% of the profits will go to Capital 95.8’s Help a London Child campaign. At La Trouville you can grab a champagne cocktail for £4, The Carnaby Cocktail will be available at Red, Canela are offering 2 for 1 on selected cocktails and 24 are offering free entry – normally £15. Loads more will be going on throughout the week as well so go take a look from Monday 4th to Thursay 9th June to see if there’s anything that takes your fancy.

Read more at for more information.

Camels Versus Pigs

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

CamelThis is quite possibly the strangest race I have ever heard of, even stranger than the classic tale of the hare and the tortoise! However, if you want to see pigs racing camels then you can at Kempton Park Racecourse on the 6th June.

PigThere will of course still be horse racing but when they have finished two races consisting of pigs and camels will take place. The camels will be ridden by some of Britain’s leading jockey’s and the night is set to be great entertainment.

Gates open at 5pm and the first horse race will begin at 7pm, the pigs and camels will race at the end of the evening and all will be finished at 11pm. Tickets prices start from £15 or for £16 you can book a Wednesday Winner ticket entitling you to a free drink, race-card and bet. If you want to go the whole hog then for £65 you book a table in the Panoramic Restaurant for the evening.

Call the ticket hotline on 01372 470047 or book online at the official Kempton Park website.

Clapham Vodka Tasting Night Out 24th Feb

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

If you’re at a loose end tomorrow night why not sign up to and join those already on the guest list for a night out in Clapham? This website is the latest way to meet new friends in London and build your social network – plus it means you can hit the trendiest new bars and pubs without worrying about what’s hot and what’s not.

Apparently most people go on their own and fit in quickly with the relaxed, chatty crowd that have also booked. It’s free to become a member of CitySocialising, you just need to register your details and then you’re able to book your place (this will cost you £7.50 for tomorrow night). There are a maximum of 20 places so you best be quick if you want to be involved! Checkout the guest list so far …