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Ceru

Open Mon-Fri 12pm–11pm, Sat 11am–11pm Sun 11.am–10pm

The blurb

The scents and spices of the Levant waft from the doors of CERU on Bute Street in South Kensington, just a shout away from the District Line tube, and close to … Read more →

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'The food was really good. Over and above what you’d reasonably expect from a gastropub'

The Duke of Clarence

Open Mon–Sat 11am–11pm, Sun midday–10.30pm

In the 1933 classic British novel, Lost Horizon, James Hilton’s protagonist, Hugh Conway, is marooned in the Himalayas after his plane is hijacked and crashes into the side of a mountain. After a perilous … Read more →

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'If, like me, people need steering in the right direction, expert help is at hand'

Joy Optical, South Kensington

The blurb

Tariq Ayub is the behind-the-scenes stylist to the stars whose talent is choosing the right eyewear to transform your look. His loyal clientele ranges from South Kensington locals to Hollywood actors, and he has a special knack for … Read more →

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James Pryce

When did you realise you wanted to be a hairdresser and how did you get into it?

I’m from a family of hairdressers, my dad still cuts hair even in his 70s. My mum was at Leonard of Mayfair—the hairdresser … Read more →

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Carluccio’s Richmond

Ahh—Carluccio’s. Staple of the British high street for years; in fact almost 30 years, Anthony Carluccio (rather charmingly called the ‘godfather of Italian gastronomy’ online) having opened the first Carluccio’s shop in 1991. He expanded the business eight years later … Read more →

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100 kensington
' Get in there before they come to their senses and bump up the prices'

100 Kensington

Afternoon tea Mon–Sun midday–5pm; dinner Mon–Sun 5.30pm–9.30pm; brunch Sat–Sun midday–4pm

“A mere stone’s throw from South Kensington tube station,” read the press release for 100 Kensington.

This is ironic because throwing stones is one of the first things I think … Read more →

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Shika Bodani

What inspired you to launch new online luxury designer rental service Front Row?

Living between London and Dubai, I felt that there was a gap in the market between aspirational high end fashion and the true everyday fashionista. I wanted … Read more →

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Julie Townend

You started your career as a model – how much did that influence your decision to specialise in shirts?

Modelling inspired me to want to be a designer of my own collection – a passion I’ve had since I was … Read more →

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'The octopus carpaccio's wafer-thin slices are arranged like a kaleidoscope on the plate'

Bandol

Mon–Fri midday–3pm and 6pm–11pm, Sat midday–4pm and 6pm–11pm, Sunday midday–4pm and 6pm–10pm

The blurb

O: There was some debate at West London Living Towers about whether Bandol constitutes a bar or a restaurant. Alex, quite reasonably, argued restaurant on the … Read more →

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'My own ‘Chelsea mess’ was one of the best Eton messes I’ve had in quite some time'

My Kitchen

Mon–Fri 7am–3pm, 6pm–9.30pm, Sat–Sun 8am–3pm, 6pm–9.30pm

Hotel restaurants are pretty funny things. No other type of eating establishment, I think, seems to have such an arbitrary disparity in quality. I’ve stayed in fantastic hotels with mediocre in-house dining, in some … Read more →

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