Restaurant, wine bar and wine event space 28-50 is holding a tasting devoted to the south west of France on Tuesday 20 May.
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Italian restaurant group Obika specialise in carefully sourced, premium buffalo mozzarella, alongside pizzas, pastas, charcuterie and vibrant Mediterranean salads.
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This winter, pop-up creatives Platterform are launching Skylodge – a temporary rooftop lodge serving warming cocktails and festive food, and the first in a series of pop-ups planned for the coming
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From 14 October to 14 November, top Tuscan winery Castello Banfi is offering Square Meal readers a taste of two of its most autumnal wines.
From 25 October, Australian fine wine Penfolds (creators of the famous Penfolds Grange) and top restaurant group D&D London (which includes Avenue, Skylon, Paternoster Chop House and Le Pont de
la Tour) are teaming up to offer Square Meal readers delicious autumn menus created with Penfolds’ two latest vintages in mind.
On Friday 25 and Saturday 26 October, Nobu London will welcome Yuji Aruga, owner of boutique Japanese winery Katasnuma Jyozo, to the restaurant for an exclusive wine-tasting dinner.
To celebrate City favourite Cinnamon Kitchen’s fifth anniversary, executive chef Vivek Singh is pairing up with award-winning wine expert Tim Atkin MW for a modern-Indian game dinner paired with
Family-run (since 1969) Frederick's is to host a special dinner with top Champagne house Louis Roederer on Wednesday 9 October.
Next Tuesday, Boyds Brasserie Bar & Lounge will welcome legendary Bordeaux winemaker Lucien Guillemet – one of the most respected producers in France – for an exclusive wine-tasting dinner that
will showcase the very best wines from his prestigious estate, Château Boyd-Cantenac.
Tuesday evening at Christopher's splendidly refurbished Martini Bar saw Square Meal readers enjoy a sumptuous spread of Californian wines and tasty canapés.
Tuck into Malaysian delicacies this weekend.
Indulge in a chocolate and wine masterclass at Vinopolis.
West End haunt Le Caprice has teamed up with esteemed Cognac house Martell for a year-long series of events that will bring an exciting line-up of well-known jazz musicians to the restaurant.
Square Meal’s annual wine tasting has always been a highlight of our year – but for 2013, we’re shaking up the status quo and offering readers the opportunity to be involved in a truly special
Here's a weekend treat for George Clooney lovers: the actor is starring in Nespresso's new ad, and you can watch behind-the-scenes footage here.
The trend for craft beers continues to grow, and from 2-8 September Gaucho Smithfield and the Meantime Brewery are joining forces to host a bijou beer festival in the City.
Taste dishes by London’s most exciting chefs at the Hawksmoor Dream Team Dinner
Enjoy Spirited Sermons at Reverend JW Simpson
Raise money for charity by enjoying a top foodie day out with EatPlayLove
If you love the finer things in life – decadent dishes, first-class wines and an imposing setting – then book a table at Kensington restaurant Min Jiang this August and September and take advantage
of its stunning special menu – a celebration of fine food and Louis Roederer Champagne.
Every year, chef Vivek Singh and the Cinnamon Kitchen brigade celebrate the start of the game season with delectable dishes and seasonal specials. This year, however, the team is raising its, um,
game with the arrival of The Butcher Bar – a primal pop-up in the heart of the City.
Combine lunch at Le Caprice with the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition.
This September, Mayfair chef Alyn Williams is inviting four of his peers – including Sat Bains, Simon Rogan, and international stars – to cook alongside him at four unique dinners, as part of his
Lovebox returns to Hackney’s Victoria Park this weekend – and Square Meal has two pairs of tickets to give away to the Russian Standard Vodka Official Lovebox After-Party, on Saturday 20 July.
Enjoy the sunshine on the south-west coast sampling sparklingly fresh seafood with choice wines.
The Lord Mayor’s Appeal, which raises money for selected charities that secure the future for the next generation of Londoners, has enlisted top London restaurants to raise money as part of its
City Dine-Out initiative.
This summer, Perrier is on the hunt for stylish Londoners who have The Perrier Look. If that's you, you may have a chance to win a shopping spree in Paris. Smile!
Bruno Loubet (chef-owner of Bistrot Bruno Loubet and newly-opened Grain Store)samples fine international and Bajan cuisine in sunny Barbados.
Win five pairs of tickets to ‘elBulli: Ferran Adrià and The Art of Food’ at Somerset House
Foodies rejoice! Taste of London returns for another year and celebrates its 10th anniversary at Regents Park.
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With Thai restaurants covering all budgets dotted around the capital, you’re spoilt for choice. But which one to choose? Just look for the Thai Select logo.
Phil Howard of The Square on why he serves Nespresso coffee in his restaurant, and how to use it to make your savoury dishes sing
This weekend, the ex-Worship Street Whistling Shop mixologist will take over Trangallán's basement for a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it three-day pop-up.
This June and July, Rekorderlig will celebrate the best of this summer’s sunny days and balmy nights at Midsummer House – a Swedish hideaway popping up in the heart of East London.
Summer is on its way, meaning that the popular Rioja Tapas Fantasticas festival – which has become a staple on the events calendar for wine and food lovers – is back.
This June, to celebrate the sixth annual Rioja Tapas Fantasticas festival (15-16 June), a selection of London’s finest Spanish restaurants will be bringing a Spanish-style tapas experience to the
Wednesday evening saw lively American diner Automat play host to 50 Square Meal readers at a California wine and food tasting of rare diversity.
This summer, Paradise by way of Kensal Green will introduce the School of Grub – a series of masterclasses hosted by some of the capital’s best-known food producers, writers and personalities.
Square Meal is giving away a pair of tickets worth £150 for LAB – an interactive gourmet experience led by some of the world’s best chefs, in partnership with AEG appliances.
Taste Californian wines and tapas in Mayfair.
This May, to celebrate the launch of The Power of Positive Drinking, Cleo will host a fun evening spent tasting Tequila and chocolate with chocolatier Paul A Young, at his Soho boutique – and five
Square Meal readers can win a pair of tickets to join them.
If you love whisky, don’t miss this series of groundbreaking Whisky Theatres, which will take guests on a journey to the heart of this prestigious drink.
This April, TV wine personality Olly Smith will introduce wine lovers to the full range of wine styles Portugal has to offer – from brilliantly fruity reds made from native vines, to fresh, zesty
whites – as part of his 50 Great Portuguese Wines selection.
On Tuesday night, 26 March, 200 lucky Londoners bagged tickets to a fabulous evening at Tate Modern.
On Tuesday 9 April, Clapham restaurant Four O Nine is hosting a Californian wine dinner featuring a tasting menu that will showcase six of its inventive modern-European dishes, each matched with a
top-quality Californian wine.
The red and yellow flags were waving over Old Billingsgate on Thursday night at the Spanish Wine and Food Fair, hosted by Wines from Spain and Square Meal.
Could you feed yourself on £1 a day? That’s what chefs across the UK are encouraging Londoners to do as part of charity campaign Live Below the Line.
Top international chefs including Raymond Blanc will cook at The Balcon this Thursday as part of gourmet charity bash Stars, Food and Art.
From 25 April-1 May, Nuno Mendes will cook with six guest chefs for CRAFT.
Act fast to bag your tickets for a glamorous evening of wine and art at Tate Modern. For one night only, on 26 March, an exclusive tasting of specially selected Californian wines will run in
parallel with a private, after-hours viewing of the Lichtenstein Exhibition.
To celebrate the end of the black truffle season, Soren Jessen’s City restaurant 1776 is hosting a mouth-watering truffle-themed dinner.
Following a recent refurbishment, the White Horse is back in business and eager to share the best of its beer list this spring at the second annual Over the Hop festival – a free local beer and
This year’s first Feast festival is taking place from 7-10 March at London’s Tobacco Dock — and Square Meal readers can get one ticket free when they buy four entries to the event.
After sell-out events at Versailles and New York, the third annual Relais & Châteaux Diner des Grands Chefs is coming to London's Old Billingsgate for one night only – and tickets are now on
Chelsea cocktail lounge Bar Galante is making Sunday afternoons a women-only zone with a girly pampering session that’s sure to cure any hangover – and best of all, the event is free of charge.
Tickets still available for the foodie trio's March event.
Last chance to buy tickets for the annual Spanish Food and Wine Fair, which shows off the cream of Spain’s gastronomic crop.
This year, Spanish tapas mini-chain Camino is launching a series of intimate sherry and food tasting evenings in its City branch, led by wine writer Jane Parkinson.
Le Café Anglais’ Rowley Leigh is partnering with some of Britain’s most prominent chefs and cooks for another series of ‘Cooking with Rowley’ dinners.
The Geffrye Museum is a museum that explores historic middle-class homes from 1600 to the present day. On Thursday 7 February, diners will step back in time to experience dishes from different
periods, each eaten in a setting that evokes that era.
Square Meal readers are invited to a very special event at Bo London on Tuesday 5 February, courtesy of the Hong Kong Tourist Board.
Celebrate coffee and food culture with tastings, demos and live entertainment.
High Tease, one of London’s most deliciously provocative events, mixes burlesque, striptease and a decadent, Champagne-fuelled high tea.
On Friday 25 January, celebrate the life of Scotland’s greatest poet, Robert Burns, at Marco, Chelsea FC’s flagship restaurant.
On Monday 4 March, one of London’s biggest charity chef events will roll back into town – so dig deep and put your name down to experience a unique, multi-course feast cooked by one of 20
Michelin-starred chefs. The question is, who?
Get into the festive spirit by enjoying a wine tasting and dinner in the City, interspersed with readings from A Christmas Carol.
To celebrate the launch of its beautiful Belle Epoque Florale Edition 2004, top Champagne house Perrier-Jouët has teamed up with the stylish Fifth Floor Bar at Harvey Nichols, offering a
flower-inspired canapé menu for two.
Newly opened Chinatown destination Opium is offering 10% off Square Meal readers’ bills until 13 December.
The Cube by Electrolux is offering Square Meal readers 25% off lunch and dinner until 31 December.
This week, top coffee brand Lavazza is giving Square Meal readers the chance to win its most advanced capsule coffee machine yet – the Lavazza A Modo Mio Favola Cappuccino machine, worth £229.99.
Don’t miss the chance to bring restaurant-quality coffee into your home in time for Christmas.
Thanks to everyone who came to Square Meal's most successful wine tasting yet. Here's a round-up of the evening.
Take a break from your Christmas shopping at Vestal Vodka’s pop-up bar.
Watch cooking demonstrations by Bryn Williams and get 15% off Victorinox Kitchen Knives.
On Saturday 24 November, Hawksmoor Guildhall in the City is once again playing host to a ‘Dream Team’ of its favourite chefs in order to raise money for Action Against Hunger, a charity committed
to ending child hunger.
Square Meal's wine tasting returns on Wednesday 21 November, promising to be more stylish and sociable than ever – book your tickets while you still can.
For three weeks, the luxury Landmark London’s Winter Garden restaurant in Marylebone will play host to Mark Poynton, chef-patron of the newly Michelin-starred Alimentum restaurant in Cambridge.
Leave comments on squaremeal.co.uk and you could win fabulous prizes, including a 'Greed' package worth £505 at The Aviator hotel in Hampshire (pictured).
Square Meal has an exclusive José Cuervo deconstructed sangrita kit, including a bottle of José Cuervo Tradicional, to give away this autumn.
The Royal Horseguards hotel, located on the banks of the Thames, is celebrating this spooky time of year with a Halloween afternoon tea.
In honour of three Michelin-starred chef Pierre Koffmann and the 35th anniversary of the opening of his La Tante Claire restaurant in London, Pierre and nine of his protégés will join together for
two nights of congenial cooking.
Mexico’s infamous Day of the Dead Festival will be coming to London courtesy of Mexican chain Wahaca. From 31 October to 3 November, this festival includes a variety of music, food, art and film at
The Old Vic Tunnels on the Southbank.
On Wednesday 31 October, enjoy 'swamp' soup, ash-charred beef and bobbing apples.
Forget Halloween: the Mexican festival Day of the Dead (November 1-2) is its hipper older sibling that swaps tricks for Tequila and costumes for cocktails – and this year, it’s coming to London.
Don’t miss this opportunity to taste more than 200 wines and bite-sized samples from top London restaurants at the Square Meal Wine Tasting 2012.
As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, London restaurants including Tom Aikens are adding a splash of colour to their menus – pink, to be
On Wednesday 14 November, Le Caprice presents ‘An Audience with Raymond Blanc’.
This November, Le Caprice presents ‘An Audience with Raymond Blanc’.
London restaurants are raising money for Breast Cancer Awareness.
This November, judge entries to el Jimador's Tequila cocktail competition.
Enjoy dinner at this glitzy newcomer, with wine pairings including Cristal.
Join Tim Atkin MW and chef Vivek Singh for a food-and-wine pairing dinner.
The London Restaurant Festival 2012 is gearing up to be the biggest and best of the event’s four-year history. Taking place from 1-15 October, the festival will see hundreds of London restaurants
offering diners special menus featuring discounted dishes and house specialities – all in celebration of the capital’s food-and-drink scene.
From 28-30 September, top food bloggers will share their expertise and experiences at Food Blogger Connect (#FBC12) – the world’s leading international food blogging conference.
Square Meal has teamed up with manyfacesofpotatoes.co.uk to give one lucky reader the chance to enjoy an eight-course potato tasting menu at
L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon. To enter, simply 'Like' Square Meal on Facebook. The winner will be announced on Thursday 27
To celebrate its relaunch, Axis at One Aldwych is giving away a Martini Movies experience for two.
Following 2011’s sell-out success, The Whisky Exchange Whisky Show will return to London’s Vinopolis this autumn (6-7 October, 12N-6pm).
The Modern Pantry is hosting a wine-tasting dinner that will change people's perception of some vilified varieties.
Next Wednesday, The Big Chill House and Venezuelan rum brand Santa Teresa will host a charity event called Miércoles Fiesta. From 6pm, the bar will be at the centre of all things rum-themed,
serving mouth-watering cocktails, rum-and-raisin ice cream and cocktail-themed cupcakes flavoured with the spirit.
Register to become one of 350 judges of this year's Canapé Cup at Square Meal's Venues & Events show and you can taste delicious canapés made by top restaurateurs, all washed down with
Le Café Anglais chef Rowley Leigh and WineChap Tom Harrow are pitching French and Italian wines head to head, with each expert fighting the corner for his chosen country.
Chairman’s Reserve rum has taken the capital by storm. Find the best places to drink it at the Notting Hill Carnival (26-27 August).
Chairman’s Reserve rum has taken the capital by storm. It’s the drink of choice at the Notting Hill Carnival, and it’s now poured in some of London’s best bars.
This September, Jamie Oliver and luxury Thames riverboat the Silver Sturgeon will host a series of Dine on The Thames dinner cruises.
This September, The Dorchester’s Promenade will be transformed into a catwalk in honour of British designer duo Teatum Jones, who will showcase their autumn/winter collection at the luxury hotel.
This summer, the tiny kitchen of Blacks members’ club in Soho will host some of London's best freelance chefs in three separate pop-ups.
Until the end of October, Vinoteca is launching Bag-in-Box Monday nights – an innovative and environmentally friendly way to enjoy quality wines at lower prices.
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Square Meal is the official content partner with the London Media Centre during the 2012 Olympics. Find out about food-and-drink tours, chef Q&A's and other events taking place across the
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The Fringe is a private members’ club popping up within metres of the Olympic stadium from 20 July to 9 September.
Following their presentation at Imbibe Live 2012 on Wednesday 4 July, Café Pacifico’s Tomas Estes and Ron Cooper will be back at the bar
and available for questions, a chat about all things love, life and agave – or just a friendly drink.
The Tokaji region of Hungary has a long and glorious history, and enjoys a climate perfect for making gloriously indulgent sweet wines with precise, poised acidity. Royal Tokaji Blue Label is an
ideal way to end a meal, and three of London’s best restaurants have each selected a dessert of their own to accompany it.
This autumn Square Meal readers are invited to a very special six-course wine-tasting dinner at Hakkasan to sample Yalumba wines matched with Michelin-starred Chinese food.
Try a gin and Perrier – the ultimate in summer refreshment – at one of the top London bars serving it this summer.
On Wednesday 20 June, Barcelona-based Cava brand Codorníu is hosting an exclusive supper club to celebrate Catalonia’s lifestyle and food.
The team behind trendy Shoreditch bar Callooh Callay has launched a short-and-sweet pop-up championing all things piggy that runs until tomorrow.
Champagne Bollinger is the drink of choice at Royal Ascot (19-23 June). For non-racegoers, Bollinger Rosé will be served by the glass in specially chosen London venues.
Taste of London – the ultimate gourmet food festival – has got together with Square Meal to create a virtual ‘mystic marquee’ on Facebook. Describe your perfect festival dining experience and you
could win a meal for two at your favourite Taste restaurant (such as Pollen Street Social, pictured), or one of 10 pairs of
tickets to this year's event.
On Friday 15 June, the five-star Aviator hotel, in Farnborough, will host FORM – a fabulous evening that combines food, wine, art and music in a variety of ways.
This June, London wine merchant Goedhuis & Co is hosting its annual rosé wine tasting, to be held at the Saatchi Gallery in aid of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which grants
once-in-a-lifetime wishes for seriously and terminally ill children and provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices.
To celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee, The Berkeley’s famously fashion-focused afternoon tea, Prêt-à-Portea, is launching a Royal Collection of cakes, biscuits and pastries with a rather unusual theme:
memorable hats worn by members of the Royal Family during the Queen’s 60-year reign.
To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, Knightsbridge grande dame The Capital will be serving a menu of the dishes enjoyed by Her Majesty on her visit to the restaurant.
Hotly anticipated temporary restaurant The Cube by Electrolux launches this Friday – and Square Meal is offering nine readers the chance to win lunch for two at the venue next Tuesday, 5 June – the
final day of the Jubilee bank-holiday weekend.
Portuguese wines are set to take the UK by storm this June, when three tasting sessions will showcase 50 of the country’s best wines – all available for sampling. These unmissable events are taking
place in several key UK locations, starting with London before moving on to Edinburgh and Manchester.
Sandown Park is offering an exclusive package for its Brigadier Gerard evening fixture on 31 May.
Find out how Umu's extraordinary dishes match perfectly with Laurent-Perrier Ultra Brut.
This June, London wine merchant Goedhuis & Co is hosting its annual rosé wine tasting, to be held at the Saatchi Gallery in aid of the Starlight Children’s Foundation, which grants
once-in-a-lifetime wishes for seriously and terminally ill children and provides entertainment in hospitals and hospices.
Following successful pop-up restaurants at Hix Selfridges and Meza, cookbook author and TV personality Ravinder Bhogal – aka Cook In Boots – has set herself a food-themed challenge at The Dispensary in east London – to cook nine dishes for groups of 30 or more, with a different menu at each event.
Square Meal readers are invited to a very special evening of Californian wine and food at Clarke’s in Kensington.
This Easter, parties of four or more will receive a hand-decorated Easter egg, one of which will contain a golden ticket for an overnight stay at The Capital.
Bread Street Kitchen is offering guests Easter-themed treats and dishes this holiday weekend.
Roast in Borough Market is celebrating Easter by letting under-12s eat for free.
Galvin at Windows is hosting a series of Tudor feasts with a dramatic twist.
From 27-29 April, the London Coffee Festival, held at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, will celebrate coffee and food culture with tastings, demonstrations and entertainment.
Vivat Bacchus in Farringdon is adding a series of five-course dinners to its rota of weekly wine-tasting events.
Tickets are now on sale for Taste of London, the UK’s largest open-air food and drink festival (21-24 June).
On Monday 19 March, Le Vacherin will host a food-and-wine pairing event that matches fish and seafood with specially chosen wines from south-west France, courtesy of wine importer Les Caves de
Benares' Atul Kochhar has joined forces with Richard Corrigan (pictured) to create a special bar menu.
Tonight, Kensington Place will host a rosé-themed wine tasting called ‘Seven Shades of Pink’.
The Playboy Club is launching a gallery space on 21 March – and the first artist to show his work will be celebrated photographer Philip Townsend, whose collection is entitled Sorry You Missed
Barbecoa has launched three 90-minute hands-on masterclasses called ‘Making the Cut’. One of the restaurant’s award-winning butchers will guide guests through the butchery process, from carcass to
On Sunday 18 March, The Sacred Spirits Company will present a gin-making masterclass. Since the workshop falls on Mother’s Day, the event has been aptly named Mothers’ Ruin.
The Barbican branch of Morgan M has launched a special grazing menu of tasting plates, which will be available from 1 March. The menu is aimed at customers who are looking for a light gourmet
lunch, pre-theatre pit stop or casual supper.
On Monday 14 May, Niamh Shields (aka food blogger Eat Like a Girl) will talk about her life and career to date at the Mount Street Deli.
The celebrated Greek chef will take charge of the kitchens at The Capital from 6-10 March.
Top London chef Angela Hartnett (pictured) and food writer Fiona Sims have invited some of the world’s most prominent female chefs to cook at a series of dinners taking place on three nights at 1
Lombard Street Restauarant. The event will celebrate women’s achievements in the restaurant world and wider food industry.
To celebrate the wine from the Golden State, Square Meal and Corney & Barrow will be hosting a series of intimate tastings in the City this March. Expect lashings of Zinfandel, Merlot and Pinot
Noir along with tempting canapés.
This Valentine’s Day, Sauterelle’s head chef Robin Gill will serve up a sophisticated yet playful six-course menu for romantically inclined diners.
To celebrate the Six Nations, Cinnamon Kitchen is hosting two rugby dinners with special guest speakers.
Indulge your loved one with a Valentine’s Day meal at one of London’s most high-end restaurants. Apsleys – a Heinz Beck Restaurant is offering a seven-course Valentine’s Day dinner with the option
of matching Italian wines.
On 13 February, The Avalon in Clapham is hosting a singles’ wine tasting to help Cupid strike in time for Valentine’s Day.
In time for Valentine’s Day, top UK sommelier Thierry Tomasin, who has curated wine offerings at Le Gavroche, Aubergine and Angelus, is giving men a crash course in navigating wine lists in order
to impress their dates.
Min Jiang at the Royal Garden Hotel is celebrating Chinese New Year with an authentic set menu from 22-24 January. The restaurant’s enviable 10th-floor setting gives spectacular views over
Kensington Gardens, making for a very stylish New Year celebration.
French-born chef Hélène Darroze is celebrating the Gallic tradition of the Galette des Rois at The Connaught until the end of January.
This year’s Spanish food and wine fiesta in London promises to be the most exciting yet, with tapas tasters of signature dishes from top Spanish restaurants including Brindisa, Ibérica and Moro,
120 wines available to sample, plus dedicated bars for Cava and Sherry, ‘wine walks’ with expert Susy Atkins, and live music. ¡Salud!
Covent Garden’s Café Pacifico is celebrating three decades of Mexican food, Margaritas and good times when it turns 30 this year. The restaurant is turning back the clock and serving signature
dishes on its weekday lunchtime menu at 1982 prices. That means a bowl of nachos with melted cheese, pimientos and jalapeños for a scene-stealing £2.50, piled-high burritos for only £4, and
margaritas for just £2.95 each.
On Sunday 22 January, Zen China is celebrating Chinese New Year with special set menus and live entertainment.
What with post-Christmas credit-card bills mounting up, must-buy sales bargains in the shops, and a long way to go until pay day, January can be a depressing month with little financial scope for
socialising. Never fear – restaurants in London and the UK are on your side, with special deals for January diners and lots of little extras.
Boisdale thinks of itself as Scotland's unofficial embassy in London, so it's the ultimate destination for Scots stuck south of the border on Burns Night.
On Wednesday 25 January, Vinopolis is holding a haggis-and-whisky evening to celebrate Burns Night.
The Rib Room, in Knightsbridge, is opening its doors to patriotic Scots and sympathetic Sassenachs with a five-course Burns Night tasting menu.
Sample from a range of more than 600 wines at the 2012 New Zealand Wine Fair at Lord’s on Tuesday 24 January
Courchevel is the perfect combination of sport and saveur, with picture-perfect ski slopes and gourmet opportunities galore.
Aqua Kyoto is launching a ‘cool’ new terrace this winter in the shape of the Saké & Sushi Ice Bar, which will offer alfresco dining to guests in a stylish space kitted out in with festive
decorations and dazzling hand-carved ice sculptures.
Chancery Court Hotel has launched its first chocolate afternoon tea strictly for chocoholics. Enjoy limitless sweet treats, including white-chocolate-and-pistachio torte, raspberry-chocolate
macaroons, sachertorte, brownies – and, of course, a chocolate fountain.
Pop-up restaurant The Spiegel Saloon has opened its doors in Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland.
Californian winemaker Peter Franus will be showcasing a selection of his Napa Valley wines at Ransome’s Dock on Monday 28 November. Famous for his Zinfandels, Peter also makes a terrific Albariño
and a well-respected Merlot, which he will present at the dinner.
On the last Sunday of every month, Redhook’s pop-up-in-residence, The Cornish Grill, invites guest chefs to rustle up Sunday lunch for diners. On 27 November, it’s the turn of James Knappett,
former head chef at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, and now part of the kitchen team at The Ledbury.
Gospel Brunch is a new experience that takes place on Saturdays and Sundays at Altitude’s Millbank Tower venue, with singing by the London Community Gospel Choir.
As a prelude to Christmas, Wines of Chile is hosting its third annual wine tasting on Friday 25 November. More than 150 wines will be available to sample, all of which are available in the UK from
some of the country’s top high street, online and independent wine retailers.
To celebrate its third birthday, Cinnamon Kitchen is offering a complimentary winter martini, the house signature cocktail, plus a surprise extra course to all diners who book for à-la-carte lunch
or dinner throughout November. Call the restaurant on 020 7626 5000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting ‘happy birthday’.
For two nights only, Tom Sellers, who has worked with superstar chefs such as René Redzepi, Thomas Keller, and Tom Aikens, is teaming up with The Rebel Dining Society to host a pop-up called
On 10 November 2011, The Savoy plays host to a special meal for Clarissa Dickson Wright to celebrate her book, A History of English Food.
The work of the late actor-turned-sculptor Anthony Quinn will be exhibited at Morton’s Club from 2-30 November. The exhibition will allow non-members of the reassuringly discreet private members’
club in Mayfair to take a peek behind its heavy door and spend some time soaking up the atmosphere.
Tickets for Taste of Christmas (2-4 December) are now on sale. Square Meal readers can buy two standard tickets for £26, saving £18 on the door price. Plus, get £10 off tickets to Jamie Oliver's
Big Feastival Pop-Up Restaurant, new to the show this year.
Square Meal’s much-anticipated annual wine tasting is returning to Vinopolis next Wednesday, 9 November, and we have five free pairs of tickets (worth £90 per pair) to give away.
Cantina del Ponte is recreating the glamorous Italian ski resort of Cortina on the banks of the River Thames until 13 November.
The Montagu restaurant in the Hyatt Regency Hotel has launched a Champagne Brunch menu to get your Sundays off to a flying start.
On 7 November, The Savoy hotel is hosting a unique charity evening that mixes art and top-quality food in order to raise money for PAC (Pre- and Post-adoption Advice and Counselling).
The Saatchi Gallery is gearing up to host the Asahi Molecular Mixology Masters 2011 and Square Meal readers are invited to attend the exclusive event and sample some delicious, complimentary
If you didn’t manage to eat at Ferran Adria’s celebrated el Bulli before it closed, get your mitts on tickets to the fifth annual Grey Goose winter ball, which will be catered for by the four-times
World’s Best Restaurant’s kitchen team.
UK RumFest returns for a fifth successive year to celebrate the spirit of rum – and it’s bigger and better than ever before. The event, which takes place from 15-16 October at Kensington Olympia 2,
promises to whisk you away to tropical climes with samples of more than 400 rums, live music and dancers, cocktail competitions that pitch the best mixologists in the UK against each other, and
fine-food tastings and workshops. Plus, there’s a chance to win an all-expenses-paid trip to the Barbados Food, Wine and Rum Festival in November.
On Friday 7 October, fine-dining Indian restaurant The Cinnamon Club is hosting an intimate wine-and-spice evening with Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family-owned winery. The restaurant is offering
10 tickets to Square Meal readers at a 20% discount.
The City’s favourite wine tasting is back! On Wednesday 9 November, taste 250 wines and fine-food samples and enjoy gourmet bowl food and live music with colleagues or clients. Each ticket will be
entered into a prize draw to win a trip for two to Grenada.
On Thursday 13 October, join a select group of wine enthusiasts for a four-course dinner at Quaglino’s, with matching wines from Hungarian vineyard Disznóko, one of the country’s largest wineries.
Wines of South Africa invites you to an informal evening of great South African wines and a chance to meet some of the country's top winemakers. Taste more than 200 different wines from more than
30 different producers, including some of the best-known names from the Cape, such as Meerlust, Bouchard Finlayson, Paul Cluver, Rustenberg and Cederberg.
Restaurateurs including Murano’s Angela Hartnett are taking part in a ‘Celebrity Supperclub’ in aid of Terrence Higgins Trust, the UK’s largest HIV and sexual health charity.
To mark the end of Ramadan, Bombay-style café Dishoom will be serving a special Eid-ul-Fitr feast menu until 4 September.
Square Meal amateur critic Sabrina Ghayour is hosting a one-off 'French Launderette' supper club priced at £2.50pp.
If you’re heading to this year’s Notting Hill Carnival, from 28-29 August, make sure you celebrate with the proper spirit – and the Chairman’s Reserve Guide to Notting Hill Carnival.
Join this fundraising event where cooking enthusiasts compete in professional kitchens for charity.
Wines of Portugal have teamed up with D&D restaurants to offer diners the chance to sample some of the country’s best-loved bottles. Enjoy a two- or three-course meal with a glass of vinho
verde, or Nova Safra, a classic fruity red from Pinhal da Torre, for just £15 (for two courses) or £20 (for three courses).
On Monday 8 August, 1 Lombard Street is hosting a wine tasting of some of its most prestigious bottles, as part of its Wine Society events.
Whitehall’s Banqueting House has opened the doors of its main hall to the public for afternoon tea until 28 August.
Win a three-course dinner for two – with wine pairings chosen by DrinkBritain founder Susanna Forbes – at Battersea’s Artisan & Vine.
Birra Moretti is launching a series of pop-up gourmet pizza masterclasses in the capital, which will run until the end of July. Participants can take time out from their working day to relax and
learn the art of pizza making, courtesy of Birra Moretti – whose beer is the secret ingredient to the pizza dough.
Spanish tapas has never been as popular in the UK as it is now. With its clean and crisp taste, Estrella Damm, Spain’s leading premium beer, is the perfect accompaniment to tapas dishes, which can
vary considerably in terms of their taste, texture, and spiciness. Try Estrella with top London tapas at the following restaurants.
Cloudy Bay and Skye Gyngell are hosting a pop-up in Parsons Green from 30-31 July.
Foodies Festival is coming to London’s Battersea Park from 29-31 July – and Square Meal readers can get two tickets for the price of one.
This week, gourmet pop-up restaurateurs The Clove Club and The Young Turks are coming to Canary Wharf.
Ruinart certainly knows a few things when it comes to making Champagne. And Ruinart Blanc de Blancs – made exclusively with white Chardonnay grapes, which give the Champagne a fresh, elegant taste
– is the perfect choice for the summer. This year, Ruinart has teamed up with a host of stylish venues where you can sample Ruinart Blanc de Blancs Champagne for yourself.
Kensington’s L’Etranger is launching a monthly wine auction, to be held in the wine shop on specified dates from 11am-1pm. Bid for more than 100 lots, including Champagne and red, white and sweet
wines, available to purchase by the bottle or the case.
Margot Henderson (pictured), wife of St John’s Fergus, has organised a mini-food festival to celebrate the best Soho has to offer, in support of Soho Parish Primary School. Chefs and restaurateurs
including Mark Hix, Eddie Hart and Fergus Henderson will be lending their support to the event, hosting cookery demonstrations of signature dishes.
From 30-31 July, Laverstoke Park Farm will host a county show-cum-food festival.
Join Bordeaux expert and Master of Wine Richard Lashbrook for a six-course dinner with wine pairings at Ransome's Dock.
Hennessy, the world’s number-one-selling Cognac, has challenged some of the UK’s most prestigious fine-dining restaurants to create the ultimate after-dinner food pairing to complement a digestif
of Hennessy X.O - and diners have all summer to go and try them.
This summer, chef Jun Tanaka will host three alfresco seafood barbecue masterclasses at the Renaissance London Chancery Court Hotel, home to Pearl Restaurant and Bar.
Send us a paragraph describing your best Father’s Day moment and you could win a bottle of Talisker 10 Year Old.
Win two tickets to a drinks reception hosted by tennis star Mark Phillippoussis and Asahi beer.
Mint Leaf Lounge is offering Indian food enthusiasts a summer cookery masterclass that will teach students how to approach seasonal summer produce, particularly seafood, with a view to
Tickets are on sale for this boutique music festival with first-class food, courtesy of top London restaurants including Barbecoa and Benares. Bands include Mystery Jets, Athlete and Soul II Soul.
Proceeds go to The Prince's Trust and The Jamie Oliver Foundation.
As part of Southbank Centre’s Festival of Britain’s 60th anniversary celebrations, Dishoom is launching a pop-up beach bar.
A special menu to make the most of this delicacy during its limited season.
Atul Kochhar is bringing his Michelin-starred Indian restaurant to Soho from 4-28 May.
To celebrate the Royal Wedding, Café Luc in Marylebone is offering Champagne lovers the chance to win Piaget jewellery worth up to £9,000.
L’Etranger will host an exclusive seven-course meal for one group of diners.
This Easter weekend, Mason & Taylor will be holding its inaugural real-ale festival, which will focus on 'single-hop' ales.
Barman JJ Goodman will be serving up English-themed cocktails with a side order of cheeky English humour.
Throughout spring, bubbly lovers can enjoy 2002 Dom Pérignon – the latest vintage from the renowned Champagne house – paired with special tasting menus, or served by the glass, at some of London’s
Relax after a day at RHS Chelsea Flower Show with a glass of Laurent-Perrier Rosé Champagne and a flower-powered afternoon tea, held at The Connaught, Mayfair.
Sample 25 outstanding Champagnes, including 2004 Louis Roederer Cristal, 2002 Bollinger La Grande Année, and 2002 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage, at a charity tasting event on 10 May.
Sample 25 outstanding Champagnes, including 2004 Louis Roederer Cristal, 2002 Bollinger La Grande Année, and 2002 Moët & Chandon Grand Vintage, at a charity tasting event on 10 May.
From 9 April to 26 June, Le Caprice is hosting a Bloody Mary weekend brunch, in association with Belvedere vodka.
Trishna has launched a monthly curry evening with wine and beer pairings, called Not Your Average Curry Night – Thinking Outside The Bottle.
This summer, top London bars have been invited to create a bespoke aperitivo, served with a bottle of Peroni. You be the judge of the best one.
Summer is not far away and food festivals will prove a big draw with families and gastronomes across the country. Whether you want to see how the big-name chefs cook your favourite dishes, or taste
the best produce your area has to offer, there are plenty of events to choose from – both inside and outside the capital. Find your nearest festival and book tickets before the rush.
Join The Cinnamon Club in celebrating the best of European wines. The restaurant will be hosting an exclusive five-course dinner with matching wines from two great winemakers, Quinta de La Rosa in
Portugal, and Weinguy Heymann-Löwenstein from Germany. Tickets cost £90.
The Foodies Festival will tour the country from 30 April to 29 August, starting in Brighton and taking in Hampton Court, Manchester, Bristol, London and Edinburgh, before winding up in Oxford.
From 8-10 April, the inaugural London Coffee Festival, held at The Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane, will celebrate coffee and food culture with tastings, demonstrations and entertainment.
Criterion restaurant is launching a quarterly wine tasting event, focusing on a different style of wine each time, with the final tasting of the year dedicated to Champagne. Tickets cost £70,
including reception canapés, four glasses of wine, a three-course dinner, coffee and petit fours.
Anna Hansen’s Modern Pantry, in Clerkenwell, will take up residence at Soho’s Meza, from 22 March–16 April. Meza’s restaurant and bar will be transformed into The Modern Pantry, with minimalist
surroundings and signature dishes from the menu, such as sugar-cured New Caledonian prawn omelette with spring onion, coriander and smoked chilli sambal.
Tickets are on sale now for the Taste of London festival, the UK’s largest open-air food and drink festival, to be held in Regent’s Park from 16–19 June. Establishments such as Corrigan’s Mayfair,
Le Caprice, Gauthier Soho and Pétrus will join the festival’s 40 restaurants for the first time, as well as new restaurant Ora. Chefs including Gary Rhodes, Michel Roux Jr, Silvena Rowe and Richard
Corrigan will be holding cookery demonstrations.
Visitors to Westfield from 19-27 March can experience all that Greece has to offer, thanks to an ‘immersive Greek experience’ organised by the Greek Tourist Board.
The Montague Hotel in Bloomsbury will hold its inaugural cigar dinner on 18 April on its covered, heated cigar terrace. Diners will enjoy a three-course meal, plus a chance to sample three classic
cigars, which will be introduced by a representative from top cigar company Hunters & Frankau.
For one night only, Square Meal readers have the chance to sample some of the best Italian food and wine thanks to L’Anima restaurant and top Tuscan estate Castello Banfi.
Paternoster Chop House is introducing exclusive butchery skills classes in its private dining room. Experienced butcher Eddie White will demonstrate how to recognise and prepare different cuts of
meat, while the restaurant’s head chef, Peter Weeden, will talk about how best to cook them.
Hawksmoor Seven Dials and Hawksmoor Spitalfields are launching a series of tasting events that will make some of the world’s top wines available by the glass at cost prices.
Winemaker Jean-Charles Cazes, of Château Lynch Bages, is hosting a four-course gourmet dinner at The Bath Priory.
Gillian Howell, from Penderyn distillery in Wales, will host a women-only whisky tasting, to awaken the female palate to this traditionally male drink.
Nobu Matsuhisa (of Nobu fame) will speak in front of a select group of diners at a saké and umami dinner at Nobu Old Park Lane, on 11, 12 and 13 February.
Spanish winemaker Viñedos del Contino is hosting a wine tasting evening at Barcelona Tapas Bar on 18 February.
Australian chef Greg Malouf will be signing copies of his new book, Saraban, at Made in Camden, the Roundhouse's new restaurant, on 10 February.
Tickets are fast selling out for Wines from Spain’s food and wine tasting, one of the highlights of the London foodie calendar. More than 100 wines will be available to taste at the event, held at
Old Billingsgate on 10 March, and eight of the capital’s top Spanish restaurants – including Barrafina and Tapas Brindisa – will serve tapas and serrano ham to accompany the wine. Live music and
wine walks by expert Susy Atkins will add to the fun.
Enjoy a golf lesson followed by a three-course lunch overlooking the rooftop gardens.
Can you remember the resolutions you made at the start of January? Forget those tired pledges that just focused on denial – when it comes to resolutions worth sticking to, February is the new
January. Make a pact with yourself to acquire a new skill, by learning to cook like a professional chef – whether you choose to try your hand at a Michelin-style feast, fusion food, or an Italian
New monthly film club offering a laid-back Sunday lunch followed by an afternoon movie in the private screening room.
Gordon Ramsay’s Michelin-starred Knightsbridge restaurant Pétrus is holding chef’s table masterclasses to give guests of all abilities the chance to cook in a world-class kitchen.
The Cinnamon Club is celebrating its 10th birthday with a special 10-course anniversary dinner on March 21, for which tickets are free. Register by 25 February to be in with a chance of winning one
of 50 pairs of free tickets.
Celebrate Robert Burns with a wee dram – or two – courtesy of the makers of Talisker whisky, who will host an exclusive free Burns Night bash at St Katherine’s Dock to raise money for the Royal
National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI).
Join Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli for a three-course Italian meal with wine at Hix Restaurant and Champagne Bar at Selfridges. Don’t miss the chance to hear him speak about his career
and share his passion for Italian food.
Support wounded British troops by taking part in the Square Mile Salute at the Guildhall. The evening kicks off with a canapé reception led by Boris Johnson, followed by a five-course banquet
devised by chefs including Albert Roux and Jason Atherton. After the meal, Jeremy Clarkson will assist the auctioneer as bids are taken for prizes that include a holiday to Richard Branson’s Necker
Island. Proceeds go to charity.
Michelin-starred chef Giorgio Locatelli will host a three-course Italian meal with wine at Hix Restaurant and Champagne Bar at Selfridges on February 10 at 7pm.
Islington bar 69 Colebrooke Row is holding a celebration of Ferragosto, the Italian holiday marking the middle
of the summer. From 2pm on Saturday 15 August, the bar is offering Italian food and drinks to mark the occasion. Tickets are £25 per person, which includes food, as well as four cocktails from a
list of aperitivos, including negronis and americaninos. Children are welcome too. For £10, over-sixes get food and kid punch, while younger children get in free. And wear your La Dolce Vita finest
- there are prizes for the best-dressed man and woman in 1950s Italian attire.
London may be teeming with Italian restaurants, but there’s certainly something satisfying about be able to make your own gnocchi, vitello tonnata or osso bucco. So why not learn from the best with
masterclasses at Michelin-starred Zafferano in Knightsbridge. Held in the restaurant’s next-door deli, classes are limited to six people to ensure maximum interaction with Sardinian-born Paolo
Saba, executive chef of group that owns Zafferano.
Ah, 1776. The year when Crown Prince Paul I of Russia married Sophie Marie Dorothea of Wurttemberg and Captain Cook set off on his final, fatal excursion to the Pacific from Plymouth. And oh yes,
the American colonies declared independence from mother England. To mark the occasion, Americans everywhere will be letting off fireworks, singing patriotic songs, and chowing down to their
favourite Stateside grub. If you know all the words to the Star Spangled Banner, or just fancy joining in all the fun, check out Square Meal’s guide to the fourth of July festivities.
Fancy learning to cook with Jean-Christophe Novelli? The dishy French chef is hosting an ‘Intensive Hands-on Masterclass’ at The Novelli Academy in Hertfordshire on Saturday 28 June.
French restaurant Almeida has created a unique way of grabbing its diners' attention: by concocting an ‘edible menu.’ Head chef Alan Jones has devised an ambitious seven-course menu where each
course is dedicated to an initial of the Almeida’s name and each ingredient is presented in three different ways.
Vivat Bacchus and The Wilderness Foundation are hosting a charity wine tasting evening in aid of Umzi Wethu Training
Academy, a South African youth support project
Until 31 July, restaurants within The Oriental Restaurant Group are offering a three-course Champagne menu for just £35
Looking to add a little sunshine to your day, but know you can’t rely on British weather? Why not head to Borough Market on Wednesday 4 and Thursday 5 June, where A Taste of Spain – a festival of
all things Spanish – will be in full swing. From 12N-8pm on both days, Square Meal readers are being invited to come along, enjoy the live Spanish music, and sample an array of wine and food from
Spain, including a giant Valencian paella on Thursday afternoon