(44)0203-287-0018

More contact info

More contact info

NEW BOOKINGS ONLY

 UK: 020-3287-0018

 USA: (347) 389-0019

 AUS: (02) 8006 1052

 SKYPE: hotel-assist

 

ALL ENQUIRIES

 EMAIL: reservations@london-hotels.co.uk

 For existing bookings please refer to your confirmation email for contact details

Archive for the Simon Lazarus on London Category

Restaurant Spy: Strip Bar & Steak

So what have our lovely dining moles pulled up this week? Well it seems things are taking a New York twist as Strip Bar and Steak opens to hungry diners in London.

 

So fly that flag high in the air and take a bow Uncle Sam as Farringdon is set for an all American makeover. This chic little outfit is all ready for its unveiling and is going to be as sexy as a catwalk during London Fashion Week.

 

Things are definately going to become fierce at Charterhouse Square as this will be geared up as a regular steakhouse but not as we know it.

 

Located in between Barbican and the iconic Smithfield Market,  Strip Bar is all ready to tease us from inside the Malmaison London.

 

mal-london-20-11-13-img_0937-bg

(c) www.malmaison.com/locations/london/stripbar/

 

The sultry basement opening is soon to be the place for New York Strip. It intends to utilise nothing but the finest quality USDA beef. You heard it first, Black Angus is definately the word on the street.

 

In addition, you will have the chance to take advantage of ready to order hand cut chunks of marbled grade beef ranging from around the 200 gram mark right up to a stonking 550 grams. Now that’s a juicy offer if ever there was one.

 

But wait there is much more meaty goodness that awaits. There’s also the headline side acts with no tributes in sight. These include the likes of signature macaroni cheese oozing with bubbly goodness.

 

mal-london-20-11-13-img_0965-bg

(c) www.malmaison.com/locations/london/stripbar/

 

On the other hand, why not sample their baked truffle mash not to mention innovative onion straws. Sounds tantalising, but you can indulge in plenty of wholesome fayre from steak carpaccio and tuna tartare to a subtle pear and raspberry salad.

 

If you want to chow down on something a little more unusual, then check out their lobster curry, porcini mushroom risotto or a classic Steak Stroganoff.

 

mal-london-20-11-13-img_0956-bg

(c) www.malmaison.com/locations/london/stripbar/

 

Of course there is also an array of NYC desserts to choose from which features an oddly titled drunken sundae.

 

But if that’s not your tipple, then you can always select from an impressive wine list with more than 100 different bottles between a reasonable £20 up to nearly a grand a pop!

 

With plenty of neon lights not to mention exposed brickwork and a daily changing specials board, the New York vibe is set to bring the good times back to this particular area.

 

Other interior highlights offer tables made from darkened wood mixed with a subtle melange of plush banquettes and standard mood lighting.

 

mal-london-20-11-13-img_0977

(c) www.malmaison.com/locations/london/stripbar/

 

In spite of the fact that it’s not Thanksgiving just yet, you can celebrate this all singing, all dancing American joint with your own Sinatra rendition.

 

Guide to hotels in Farringdon

 

Simon Lazarus is an experienced PR/Business Consultant and copywriter with a number of clients across different territories including the US, Europe, Asia, China and the Middle East. His vast portfolio includes writing content for a variety of sites on food and drink, travel, personal finance, news, showbiz, sport, technology and much more. He also advises businesses on strategies and marketing across different sectors.

Hotel Spy: Rosewood Hotel

So another month and another hotel opening in Old London Town. But this one has already been dazzling a wealth of guests and it’s barely been open a fortnight!

 

Formerly known as the Renaissance Chancery Court, The Rosewood Hotel is now open at 252 Holborn. A midtown location you might think but don’t be fooled by the uninspiring address as you can easily gain access to Covent Garden as well as the bright lights of the theatre district.

 

Housed inside a stunning neoclassical building, this particular site dates back to 1914. Created by  H Percy Monckton, some of the buildings are actually Listed sites including The Bar at Rosewood London and the impressive Grand Staircase.

 

Rosewood

(c) wikimedia.org

 

Yet Rosewood has been causing a real flutter in the blogosphere and among several guests thanks to a number of different features. Check out the incredbile courtyard which is vibrant and atmospheric, whilst the Bar really has all the makings of an elite library minus all the toff.

 

Warm, inviting and certainly appealing, the long bar takes centre stage which is beautifully combined with plush fixtures and a generous bar area which also offers an extensive cocktail list.

 

Rosewood-London_Bar

(c) barchick.com

 

The Mirror Room at the Rosewood Hotel exudes plenty of elegance and utilises plenty of mirrored glass for a sophisticated yet chic look. It really is a tribute to the designers who have used the £80 million plus very wisely indeed. The Chinoiserie effect can certainly be felt and seen around this particular area.

 

So to the rooms and the Rosewood does not pull any punches as far as the mod cons are concerned. Ceilings are raised more than 10 feet in the air with marble bathrooms and deep soaked tubs…but that’s just for starters.

 

Rosewood London_Low Res

(c) suitcasemag.com

 

Other amenities provide sound systems and docks for your iPod/iPhone, 40 plus LED flat screens, luxury Italian linen, a pillow menu and toiletries by Czech & Speake.

 

On the other hand, there is still more to come when it comes to the facilities as the Holborn Dining Room is due to open its doors in February.

 

Rosewood

(c) rosewoodhotels.com

 

From the design stable of Martin Brudnizki, this space is set to open in the former East Banking Hall with the Sense wellness centre launching in November. If you want to work up a sweat then you can even enjoy an on site fitness centre.

 

Fancy an escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life? Well let Sense tickle your senses with its wide variety of both modern and ancient treatments.

 

There are six individual treatment suites to choose from that guarantees both support and genuine nourishment. Heck if you think your partner or friend is missing out on the holistic action, then you can always book one of their Duet Suites!

 

Relaxation rooms are covered in gold leaf and teak materials, whilst you can relax and while away the afternoon in one of their dry heat saunas or amethyst crystal steam room.

 

Looks like things are hotting up in Holborn!

 

 

More information about the Roswood Hotel London

Hotels in Holborn district of London

 

 

Simon Lazarus is an experienced PR/Business Consultant and copywriter with a number of clients across different territories including the US, Europe, Asia, China and the Middle East. His vast portfolio includes writing content for a variety of sites on food and drink, travel, personal finance, news, showbiz, sport, technology and much more. He also advises businesses on strategies and marketing across different sectors

Restaurant Spy: The Magazine

Extra extra read all about it…no it’s not another news alert about the gusty winds and storms but an altogether different type of element to watch out for.

 

Ladies and gents it’s time to put your hands out and give a great big London welcome to The Magazine. Set to open on the 1st of November, Magazine is the official brainchild of famed architect Zaha Hadid. This site is considered to be her first official restaurant interior in the capital.

 

She has won a number of different awards which she can hang around her famous designer sache. This includes the Pritzker Architecture Prize as well as the Stirling Prize in both 2010 and 2011.

 

02_Serpentine_Sackler

(c) wallpaper.com

 

The brand new Serpentine Sackler Gallery will be the centrefold of this magnificent venue, in the heart of Kensington Gardens.

 

Formerly the private gardens of Kensington Palace, it is within close proximity of Hyde Park where you will be able to walk, jog, debate and relax the whole day in.

 

 

Adrian-Villar-Rojas-exhibit-at-Serpentine-Sackler-Gallery-7

(c) wordlesstech.com

 

Oliver Lange takes up the reins at Magazine which can be found less than a ten minute stroll from the actual gallery and moments from the Serpentine Bridge.

 

But Lange brings so much more to the table thanks to his considerable experience working in the Far East, where he familiarized himself with innovative Japanese cuisine and culture.

 

So what’s on the menu? Check out impressive sushi dishes such as spicy salmon which sits harmoniously alongside quail egg, black pudding and langoustine.

 

Zaha-Hadid-102185.XL

(c) woont.com

 

There’s plenty of treats from the Robata grill from fresh water eel to duck liver terrine. Now that’s something to go quackers about!

 

Mains feature hints of the Orient with classic Iberico pork cheeks finished with plum and scintillating crackling or prawns fresh from Dublin Bay served alongside baby pak choi.

 

Hungry for more? Well desserts deliver with gusto including warm chocolate bread pudding or tapioca tonka rice pudding.

 

Drink it up at Magazine with a global wine selection incorporating both Old and New World varieties, whilst the signature Magazine cocktail will have you singing and dancing back to the tube. Plum jam is blended together with chilli and cognac which is then charged together with Champagne for a bubbly finish.

 

Serpentine bridge

(c) 69drops.com

 

With lots of natural light surrounding this majestic building, you should look out for the inspirational landscaped garden that will turn you into a green fingered fanatic in no time.

 

Watch out for the charge of the culinary brigade as Magazine hits the London restaurant stands this November.

 

 

Simon Lazarus is an experienced PR/Business Consultant and copywriter with a number of clients across different territories including the US, Europe, Asia, China and the Middle East. His vast portfolio includes writing content for a variety of sites on food and drink, travel, personal finance, news, showbiz, sport, technology and much more. He also advises businesses on strategies and marketing across different sectors

Restaurant Spy: 100 Hoxton

Yes folks we have already hit the month of October. However the restaurant openings come thick and fast in the capital! So what is the new culinary kid on the block?

 

Well the our moles focus their attention on Shoreditch and Hoxton to bring you the lowdown on a brand new restaurant and cocktail bar.

 

Taking its inspiration from the exact same address, 100 Hoxton Street opens its doors to  hungry diners. The team behind this particular venue is none other than Zilouf which can be found in the heart of Islington.

 

100-Hoxton-restaurant-in-shoreditch

(c) birthdaycash.com

 

It’s concept is simple…to deliver a mouth-watering array of Asian fusion specialities. In addition to this, you will find Tim Yates as well as Francis Puyat behind the pass at this 40 cover venue.

 

This double act are as strong as Morecambe and Wise minus the funny walks! Their experience has seen them come in from Nopi, whilst a carefully constructed menu has been thought out in detail.

 

Morecambe and Wise Greatest Moments

(c) uktv.co.uk

 

A simple sharing selection incorporates a number of different Thai not to mention Vietnamese influences that have been separated into different sections.

 

So what’s cooking? Why not check out such delights as Out of the Garden offering a salad of aubergine, toasted coconut, cherry tomato not to mention zingy apple, beetroot and chopped hazelnuts.

 

Other specialities which you can sink your teeth into include the likes of succulent Lamb Kofte tagine and selections as they say From the Sea. This features chargrilled prawns with a fiery chilli salt, lime and garlic mayo.

 

Street-Sign

(c) madeinshoreditch.co.uk

 

But don’t assume we have forgotten desserts. Sweet treats provide a cardamom and mango shrikhand. So to the drinks list. You can have the opportunity to choose from a wide variety of innovative cocktails at the 100 Hoxton Cocktail.

 

Wrap your lips around a  Kate, Kate, Goose which blends together a melange of gooseberry and fennel jam finished with elderflower, gin, lemon and egg white.

 

When it comes to the design, you will be able to see  a wealth of Bahaus interior style which is mixed together with retro 1960′s factors. This is mainly thanks to the former council building that 100 Hoxton sits under.

 

On to the other hand, other highlights inside range from the main steel bar with concrete pillars to plenty of urban New York style exposed brickwork.

 

restaurant

(c) 100hoxton.com

 

With handmade couches made from fabric and lots of stools to park your figure on, you might want to experience the site’s very own glass exterior which is ideal for al fresco dining. You don’t have long before the Indian summer concludes.

 

If you really want to explore what the area has to offer then have a peek at some of the hotels in Shoreditch that might take your fancy.

 

 

 

Simon Lazarus is an experienced PR/Business Consultant and copywriter with a number of clients across different territories including the US, Europe, Asia, China and the Middle East. His vast portfolio includes writing content for a variety of sites on food and drink, travel, personal finance, news, showbiz, sport, technology and much more. He also advises businesses on strategies and marketing across different sectors

Restaurant Spy: Augustine Kitchen

Battersea residents listen up very carefully…I shall say zis only once as Michell Dubois in Allo Allo would say.

 

The word on the street is that Battersea is dancing to a brand new culinary beat in the next few weeks. Our spies, moles call it what you like are telling us that a French bistro has landed in town. Ladies and gents Bienvenue a Augustine Kitchen.

 

Franck Raymond is the man behind this brand new venture who has called the venue after his dear grande-mere…how sweet. But what is everyone shouting about?! Well it seems tapas done in the French way seems to be de rigeur on the menu at this classicly French outfit.

 

allo allo

(c) mymediawelt.de

 

In addition to this, you will have the chance to enjoy a number of different specialities hailing from Evian which harks back to Raymond’s actual upbringing there.

 

So let’s dish out the details. It turns out that Monsieur Francky has quite a lot of credentials to boot having previously been head chef at Mon Plaisir based in London’s Covent Garden as well as behind the pass in Switzerland.

 

augustine-kitchen

(c) hospitality-interiors.net

 

Here, he was situated in Geneva as Le Marignac’s Executive Chef for a couple of years before going on to achieve legendary Michelin star status.

 

On the other hand, after he turned this site into a real gem he went on to create his own restaurant in the heart of Evian entitled Le Cheval Blanc.

 

Having made the move across La Manche to Blighty, he worked for a wide variety of prestigious chefs.

 

This included the likes of MPW (Marco Pierre White) not to mention landing a role as Head of Pastry in Kensington Place. Bravo mon ami!

 

MARCO_PIERRE_WHITE

(c) igifineart.com

 

Augustine Kitchen will be cosy and familiar with the focus very much on quality ingredients and hand selected ingredients from the finest producers around.

 

From high quality charcuterie thanks to Monsieur Colliard to his fishmonger, everything is prepared in order for the ingredients to marry up and sing on the plate.

 

Tapas dishes feature black pudding, duck rillettes and delicate apple tartelettes, whilst other highlights range from the sublime Cassolette of snails servied with garlic and parsley butter to sea bream bouillabaisse or pork shank which has been slow cooked for hours.

 

Robe-Rimmel-Battersea-Power-Station-rim151951035

(c) eventindustrynews.co.uk

 

Of course desserts don’t disappoint either with dark chocolate mousse, passion fruit sorbet and ile flottantes with a zesty lime and vanilla custard.

 

The interiors are as rustic as walk in the forests of the Ardeche with an inviting space full of artwork offering glimpses into his old grand mamma’s recipe book and a host of old family portraits.

 

This place is certainly keeping it in la famille.

 

 

 

Simon Lazarus is an experienced PR/Business Consultant and copywriter with a number of clients across different territories including the US, Europe, Asia, China and the Middle East. His vast portfolio includes writing content for a variety of sites on food and drink, travel, personal finance, news, showbiz, sport, technology and much more. He also advises businesses on strategies and marketing across different sectors

Focus On: Houses of Parliament Opening

Powder those wigs and practice your best “Order Order” as the Houses of Parliament takes you into a world of political discourse as well as heated debate.

 

This has provided the ideal backdrop for a number of different Prime Ministers through the ages and has offered plenty of photo opportunities for snap happy tourists!

 

Yet the Houses of Parliament is opened up until October the 5th and on Saturdays throughout the entire year for you to experience.

 

Steeped in history, the Old Palace, one of the two structures that exists here was actually destroyed in a widespread fire in 1834. It is also known as the Palace of Westminster as it was the official address of the British Royal Family previously.

 

r_seaman@hotmail.com

(c) london-sights.com

 

Situated in Westminster, it is now the political heartbeat of the capital surrounded by many major attractions such as Wesminster Abbey and Big Ben.

 

The hotbed of British politics, you will have the chance to take advatnage of a guided tour lasting around 75 minutes in total. This is done thanks to an expert Blue Badge guide who will take you through the hallways and corridors of the iconic building.

 

In addition to this, you will be able to not just take in a wide variety of important rooms but some of the history that has took place here over the last few centuries.

 

House_of_Lords_Chamber

(c) globalpovertyproject.com

 

From the heady highs to the lows, this includes the likes of the infamous trial of Guy Fawkes and the notorious Gunpowder plot in 1605 to the demonstations by Emily Pankhurst and the Suffragettes back in 1908.

 

So to the tour itself and you certainly will not be left disappointed at some of the areas you will pass through. This features Westminster Hall which is more than 800 years old.

 

Initially started by William Rufus at the end of the 11th Century, did you know Rufus was actually son to William the Conquerer. Talk about being a history boy.

 

London_Underground_sign

(c) wikimedia.org

 

On the other hand you will have the ability to pass through The Queen’s Robing Room, The Royal Gallery, The Lords Chamber, The Central Lobby and The Prince’s Chamber.

 

Then it is on to The Commons Chamber, where politicians gather today in order to debate, chat and agree or disagree legislation.

 

Between the 17th of September and the 4th of October 2013, you can check out the Houses of Parliament tours from Tuesday to Friday with regular tours taking place between 9:15am and 4:30pm.

 

House_of_Commons_Chamber_Speakers_table

(c) fotopedia.com

 

For those culture vultures, why not head to the Contemporary Portaiture in Portcullis House or Royalty and Splendour which can be found at the majestic House of Lords.

 

Here you will be able to benefit from a wonderul art tour taking in an array of art collections. If all that pounding down the corridors of Parliament has left you a bit flat footed then there are some impressive hotels in Westminster to choose from.

 

More information on  how to book a hotel near to the Houses of Parliament.

 

Hotels in Westminster

 

 

Simon Lazarus is an experienced PR/Business Consultant and copywriter with a number of clients across different territories including the US, Europe, Asia, China and the Middle East. His vast portfolio includes writing content for a variety of sites on food and drink, travel, personal finance, news, showbiz, sport, technology and much more. He also advises businesses on strategies and marketing across different sectors

Focus On: State Rooms, Buckingham Palace

As winter coats start to be dusted off and brought out of the cupboard again, head to Buckingham Palace and make sure you enjoy your final Royal appointment of the season.

 

This really is your last chance to gain an insight into HRH residence as well as taking advantage of the glorious State Rooms. Running unitl the 29th September, its time to get in fast before it’s all over again for another year.

 

One of the only working palaces that remains, Queen Elizabeth has opened or should that flung open her gilt edged gates for the public to have a good old snoop round. Well the bed chambers are off limits but don’t annoy the corgis! Their bark is as bad as their bite.

 

Buckingham-Palace-Blue-Drawing-Room

(c) idesignarch.com

 

Visitors will have the opportunit to take advantage of a number of different treasures which belong to the official Royal Collection. On the other hand you will have the ability to marvel at the majestic Queen’s Coronation 1953 exhibition which offers a host of costumers and uniforms.

 

In addition to this, watch out for royal dresses and a plethora of  jewellery. Yet the real jewel in the crown comes courtesy of the lavish State Rooms. Furnished as extravagantly as one of Louis XVs parlour rooms, these beautifully furnished rooms have a genuine je ne sais quoi to them.

 

The Queen in Australia

(c) nymag.com

 

Some of the many highlights that you will find inside include the likes of a number of different paintings by some of the most renowned creators our time. This features not only Rembrandt but Rubens, Vermeer not to mention Poussin and even Canaletto.

 

Furthermore, there are also plenty of sculptures on offer by Canova as well as Chantrey, whilst the porcelain objects are something to behold. If that is not enough then check the range of exquisite English and French furniture on display.

 

Buck-Grand-Staircase-cr-Derry-Moore

(c) luxurylifereview.com

 

So to The Queen’s Coronation 1953 Exhibition. This special exposition pays fitting homage to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth back in 1953.

 

This 60 year anniversary is now being celebrated at the palace in the ballroom which has been transformed to provide a wide variety of memorabilia from the special event in question.

 

Some of the fine objects on display include the actual coronaton dress that the Queen wore, the Robe of Estate made from the finest English purple silk and The Diamond Diadem.

 

 

Considered to be one of her most identifiable jewels, this can be seen on all postage stamps and chosen banknotes.

 

Other highlights inside that you may come across offer up the intricate State Dining Room befitting the Coronation Banquets which took place at the time.

 

Liz we salute you dear!

 

Restaurant Spy: Bo Lang, Chelsea

Blue is the colour and football is the game as the chorus of voices emanates around Stamford Bridge, home of Chelsea Football Club.

 

However the beautiful game is taking a back seat for once as Chelsea welcomes another new outfit to its burgeoning selection of restaurants.

 

Jose Mourinho watch out as the Special One is set to open its doors in Chelsea’s Draycott Avenue. Bo Lang is part dim sum and part teahouse.

 

So what’s the score? Well there’s no bore draw here as under the leadership of Head Chef and Dim Sum Grand Master Kai Wang, Bo Lang makes its mark on the SW3 landscape.

 

Bo Lang can be found within close proximity of Sloane Avenue and is just around the corner from Bulls Gardens.

 

FC Internazionale Milano vs AS Bari - Serie A 2009/2010

(c) luulyo.com

 

This chap has more than 10 years of steaming up a culinary whirlwind when it comes to the art of dim sum. In addition to this, his credentials seem to be pretty impressive thanks to a number of different stints in some of the most respected hotels across the globe.

 

This includes the likes of  the Yue Hai Jin Wei Hotel based in China not to mention the Grand Imperial at Grosvenor House.

 

His brigade have created a varied menu which calls on not only traditional elements but a hint of modern touches that have been thrown in for good measure.

 

bo lang

(c) bolanfrestaurant.co.uk

 

Dishes featuring on the menu range from  delicate Snow crab with coriander and water chestnut to sea bass, prawn and finished with traditional Chinese celery.

 

On the other hand, there are also a sprinklng of other inventive dishes such as Lobster with goji berry and a wide vareity of salads. Grilled and steamed dishes offer a salad of blue swimmer crab and their signature duck which has been crisped to perfection.

 

blue swimmer crab 1

(c) morselsandmuslings.com

 

To wash it all down, why not take advantage of their array of iced teas which are all served in teapots made entirely from cast iron. However if you have a sweet tooth then Bo Lang won’t let you down either.

 

Check out their mochi and selection of macaroons with plenty of subtle undertones from the Orient from rose to Earl Grey and jasmine. For something a little more pungent with extra kick, you can enjoy some innovative cocktails with plenty of inspiration from the Far East.

 

As far as the decor is concerned, the team behind the Oxo Tower on the South Bank is responsible for the slick interiors with plush fixtures and velvet chairs with the marble bar as a main highlight.

 

oxo1_0

(c) sightseer.tv

 

As Autumn approaches and London turns from the fiery heat of summer the gentle breeze of Autumn, you can find some fabulous hotels in Chelsea here.

 

 

Simon Lazarus is an experienced PR/Business Consultant and copywriter with a number of clients across different territories including the US, Europe, Asia, China and the Middle East. His vast portfolio includes writing content for a variety of sites on food and drink, travel, personal finance, news, showbiz, sport, technology and much more. He also advises businesses on strategies and marketing across different sectors

Restaurant Spy: Koya Bar

As the British band The Vapors once proclaimed, Soho is Turning Japanese this week thanks to yet another new opening.

 

With space at a premium round W1 already and with the congestion of restaurant starting to feel as tight a squeeze as a journey on the London underground, Frith Street has managed to fit in another venue.

 

Ladies and gentlemen, take your hat off to Koya Bar which is right next door to the official Koya site.

 

The brainchild of John Devitt, Junya Yamasaki and Shuko Oda, Koya is certain to attract many more Soho locals and visitors alike with their take on the classic Sanuki Udon noodles, otherwise known as shokudo.

 

Koya

(c) crumpeats.files.wordpress.com

 

Leading the brigade in the kitchen is chef Junya Yamasaki who will no doubt be sharpening the knives before the critics do in the fabled review tales of the Evening Standard or Metro.

 

So what’s on offer? Check out their menu which runs throughout the day beginning with an early start at half past eight in the morning. No time for owls here!

 

It all starts with a classic Japanese style breakfast with a number of different traditional plates available. This includes the likes of  Kama Tama which comprises of hot udon mixed together with raw egg and soy sauce.

 

Koya

(c) urbanjunkies.com

 

On the other hand why not go for the English Breakfast Udon, which blends together those favourites of egg and bacon coupled with shitake mushrooms and those udon noodles all stringy and enticing.

 

There are also other delights on offer such as Kedgeree not to mention rice porridge and Yakizakana  which is the catch of the day finished with miso, rice and pickle.

 

But it is the delicious udon noodles that ensure people flock here like pigeons in Trafalgar Square. This is the main element around both lunch and dinner, whilst other favourite dishes will also appear on the menu.

 

koya_soho_4

(c) hungrybeemaija.com

 

This features their Fish and Chips which has had a cult following as well as tofu which has been both fried and grilled and accompanied by spring onion oil, a dash of soy sauce and drizzled with a handful of marinated mushrooms and grated pickle.

 

122800

(c) blingcheese.com

 

The ethos behind Koya’s cuisine is Yamasaki’s ability to marry the finest Japanese methods alongside the highest quality produce from around the UK. This results in a genuine match made in heaven as close as Homer and Marge Simpson!

 

Koya is currently in collaboration with a number of different independent producers, fishmongers and butchers where their food is all carefully sourced.

 

One such producer is Nama Yasai, who is responsible for growing his own signature Japanese vegetables in the heart of East Sussex. With a daily changing menu, seasonality is certainly the order of the day at Koya Bar.

 

TheVaporsTurningJapanese

(c) hairbangersradio.ning.com

 

If you are not salivating already then their blackboard offers extra treats from braised pork belly with stout and honey to hay-grilled duck served with apricot miso.

 

Don’t be so coy next time.

 

Address:

Koya Bar,

50 Frith Street,

London,

W1D 4SQ.

W: www.koyabar.co.uk

 

 

Simon Lazarus is an experienced PR/Business Consultant and copywriter with a number of clients across different territories including the US, Europe, Asia, China and the Middle East. His vast portfolio includes writing content for a variety of sites on food and drink, travel, personal finance, news, showbiz, sport, technology and much more. He also advises businesses on strategies and marketing across different sectors

Focus On: Last Night of the Proms 2013

So it’s that time of year again to get the bunting out, wave your flag in the air and sing along to sweet sounds of Rule Britannia! Yes ladies and gent’s it’s Prom time as the Royal Albert Hall plays host to yet another Last Night of the Proms.

 

Taking place on September the 7th, you will have the chance to enjoy a musical feast as Marin Alsop takes to the stand. But what’s so special about this?

 

Well it turns out that Miss Alsop (not to be confused with property magnate Kirsty and her Channel 4 programme Location Location Location) is set to become the first female to conduct this prestigious event.

 

marin_firstloves_sq

(c) npr.org

 

In addition to this, you will have the opportunity to take advantage of some of the leading starlets in the classical industry. After all the stars are not just up in the sky next week!

 

Featured artists appearing at the iconic Royal Albert Hall in leafy Kensington includes the likes of Nigel Kennedy as well as Joyce DiDonato who will the main soloists as part of this prestigious lineup that’s more impressive than Arsene Wenger’s transfer spending spree.

 

nigel-kennedy-21

(c) blog.meranolife.com

 

Furthermore,you can catch a number of different nautical related songs not to mention themes thanks to Bantock and George Lloyd who will certainly bring a sparkling array of songs from across the pond.

 

With more than one hundred different types of concerts already taken place over the last few months, the Last Night of the Proms is considered to be the biggest event of its kind with a host of international stars and composers.

 

Last night of the Proms

(c) newarktwinning.com

 

It all began more than a century ago in 1895 and since then has gone on from strength to strength whilst improving its impressive roster of acts and unique concerts for all classical music lovers.

 

Yet it is the rousing renditions coming from Last Night that sets it above any other concert. You will be able to sing along to more popular songs not to mention a wealth of classics that you won’t help tapping your feet along to.

 

In the bottom section which is an all standing affair reminiscent of a gung ho mosh pit for the sophisticated and not so charming, you will hear the cry and roar of the crowd to Jerusalem and many more.

 

Last night

(c) cdn.ltstatic.com

 

Tickets for this particular event are of course in high demand but if you cannot get close to the action you can always sing live from the comfort of your own sofa. This is because the BBC will be airing the whole show live and exclusive as well as across the globe.

 

Plus at the same time,  there is the annual Proms in the Park party taking place in Hyde Park presented by Sir Terry Wogan. Fingers crossed the sun shines down on those attending.

 

Prom1 (2)

(c) markeyhomez.blogspot.com

 

For more information, why not visit www.royalalberthall.com for the complete BBC Proms 2013 programme.

 

 

Simon Lazarus is an experienced PR/Business Consultant and copywriter with a number of clients across different territories including the US, Europe, Asia, China and the Middle East. His vast portfolio includes writing content for a variety of sites on food and drink, travel, personal finance, news, showbiz, sport, technology and much more. He also advises businesses on strategies and marketing across different sectors.