Chelsea restaurant

Vardo Takes its Place on the Chelsea Restaurant Scene

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From the Partridges-curated Fine Food market every Saturday to the contemporary Saatchi Gallery, the fabulous Duke of York Square has been a Chelsea restaurant favourite for years. Backed by the team at expert coffee roasters and all-day-dining purveyors, Caravan, VARDO is a new nomadic concept that recently opened its doors on the square this autumn. […]

Celebrating 150 years of Moët & Chandon 

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  This year Moët & Chandon is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Moët Impérial, it’s an anniversary that offers an ideal opportunity for Moët & Chandon to celebrate its most iconic champagne.  The saga of Moët Impérial began in 1869, when Moët & Chandon chose to create a brut non-vintage champagne named “Brut Impérial” – known […]

Restaurant Review: Robata

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  Robata refers to the Japanese cooking method where food is cooked over a charcoal grill. It is said that the first people who used the technique were ancient fishermen in northern Japan who brought hot coals in boxes with them so that they good cook on their boats. A newcomer to the thriving Soho […]

Wiltons Oyster Masterclass

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To celebrate the upcoming 2019/2020 oyster season, The Sybarite was invited to attend an Oyster Masterclass at the legendary London restaurant, Wiltons. There is truly no better place to learn about the art of oysters—from differentiating between native and rock oysters to seeing shucking techniques first-hand, and understanding how to get the best flavour out […]


Yann Couvreur Comes To Claridge’s

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Despite the many talented pastry chefs that call Paris home, the queues at Yann Couvreur’s Goncourt district patisserie are a testament to the young man’s ability to create delicious, one-of-a-kind pastries. Couvreur’s passion for baking began as early as high school, and he has since worked in legendary kitchens in Paris and St. Barths.    […]

Party planning

Planning the Perfect Party

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  Having attended my fair share of glamorous parties in my television career, when it came to planning my own event, I wanted to make sure I really added the wow factor and a big sprinkle of magic.  While sending out the invites early is a must, getting the venue right is crucial. For this […]


Celebrating Summer With a Crayfish Party at Ekte Nordic Kitchen

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  Skål! The Scandinavian word for “cheers” was something I heard throughout my evening spent at Nordic restaurant Ekte. Conveniently located within the Bloomberg Arcade in the City, Ekte means “genuine” in Norwegian, and this is exactly the ethos that Danish-born restaurateur Soren Jessen wanted to celebrate. Ekte has an all-day restaurant as well as […]

Castello Dal Pozzo

Hotel Review | Castello dal Pozzo

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Laying at the foot of the Alps, on the border of France and Switzerland is the picturesque Italian region of Piedmont. Known for its wineries, slow food, and majestic lakes, Piedmont has been captivating visitors for decades. On our weekend trip to the region, we chose to stay at the beautiful Neo-Gothic Castello dal Pozzo. […]