Christmas Shopping Event at The Chelsea Gardener, 27th November

The Chelsea Gardener is hosting a special shopping event this Thursday, 27th November – just in time for you to stock up on all the Christmas decorating essentials for your home!

Visit The Chelsea Gardener between 6pm and 8pm this Thursday and you’ll be able to enjoy an exclusive discount of 10% off all items, plus free delivery of your Christmas tree in London. Once you’ve piled your bags high, pop next door to Heal’s for more festive shopping opportunities that evening; Heal’s will also be offering shoppers 10% off as well as a glass of Prosecco.

The Chelsea Gardener

The Chelsea Gardener stocks an extensive collection of charming decorations and ornaments that are perfect for adorning your Christmas tree and decorating your home. As well as a colourful and sparkly range of artificial wreaths and foliage, plus the best quality fresh cut and potted trees, there’s also plenty of unique and original gift items available – so you can buy something for yourself (or rather, your home) and your friends and family!

The Chelsea Gardener

The Christmas, The Chelsea Gardener is also welcoming acclaimed floral designer, stylist and horticulturist Kitten Grayson for a range of special wreaths and garlands. Kitty combines natural foliage, flowers and fruits with more unusual elements such as Christmas decorations or small woodland animal adornments, making her items wonderfully unique.

If you’re not able to make the shopping event this Thursday, The Chelsea Gardener is of course open daily so you can pop by any time for all your decorating needs. A hand picked selection of items is also available to buy online at www.chelseagardener.com.

Christmas Shopping Evening at The Chelsea Gardener
6pm – 8pm, Thursday 27th November 2014
125 Sydney Street
SW3 6NR
www.chelseagardener.com

The Chelsea Gardener

Special Benihana 50th Anniversary offers for August

In celebration of their 50th anniversary (wow!), local favourite Benihana have a couple of very special offers for all diners at their Chelsea restaurant (and at their Piccadilly location too!) this August.

First up, there’s a £5 Beni-Platter Lunch that’s available Monday to Friday, 12pm to 3pm. That’s right – for just £5, you can enjoy a platter of prawn, chicken, beef, omelette rice, red pepper, onion, courgette and a cucumber roll with a choice of mustard, curry or Teriyaki sauce.

If you’re after a special offer for evening dining, look no further than the £50 8-course meal for two that’s available every Monday to Wednesday, 5.30pm to 10.30pm. For £50, you can each enjoy an eight-course meal which includes onion soup & Benihana salad with homemade ginger dressing to start; Teppan sushi (salmon, beef, eel); mixed tempura; prawn & vegetable appetisers; hibachi rice; chicken teriyaki; a main choice (per person) of sea bass with miso sauce or Hibachi steak with mushroom; and ice cream sponge cake as a dessert. Check out a selection of these items below!

Onion Soup
Benihana Onion Soup
Benihana Mixed Tempura
Mixed Tempura
Benihana Traditional Dinner - Hibachi Sirloin Steak
Traditional Dinner – Hibachi Sirloin Steak

Diners at both the Chelsea and Piccadilly restaurants can also enter a prize draw to win 5 x £100 vouchers for future Benihana visits!

Visit Benihana in August to take advantage of these offers and for all the delights of dining around a 360 degree Teppan grill with a private chef. If you’re never encountered this style of cooking and dining before – which is rather fun and theatrical (not to mention extremely tasty!) – then these special offers are the perfect time to try it out!

Note: Offers must be mentioned when booking.

More on Benihana and these special offers can be found at www.benihana.co.uk.

Benihana Chelsea
77 King’s Road
SW3 4NX
www.benihana.co.uk/benihana-chelsea/

and

Benihana Piccadilly
37 Sackville Street
W1S 3EH
www.benihana.co.uk/benihana-piccadilly/

Seasonal Summer dishes at The Palm London, Belgravia

The Palm London have just launched their Seasonal Summer dishes, featuring an exceedingly tasty selection of options that will be offered alongside their existing menu. Available from this month through until the end of August, the Seasonal Summer options include a number of vegetable sides as well as several fish specials that wonderfully complement The Palm’s famed dishes that include USDA Prime 35 day aged beef, Jumbo Nova Scotia lobster and Italian heritage dishes such as Chicken Piccata.

The Palm London

For this month, the Seasonal Summer sides include a broad bean, asparagus and tomato salad with harissa mayonnaise and a roquette and an asparagus and strawberry salad, whilst the fish special is pan fried mackerel fillets, raspberry and cucumber piccalilli.

Next month sees tasty sides including panko breaded aubergines with honey; a beetroot, globe artichoke and sour cherry salad; and a courgette, watercress and pickled cucumber salad, red currant vinaigrette, whilst the fish specials are grilled sardines with shaved fennel and strawberries and tea smoked mackerel, greengage chutney.

Finally, in August you can choose from artichoke hearts, garlic and parsley butter; broad beans with fresh tomatoes and sorrel; or pak choi with roasted chillies and garlic butter for vegetable sides, and the grilled sea bass with peas, cucumber and sorrel cream sauce as a fish special.

British Head Chef Spencer Westcott is proud to complement the Palm menu with dishes using local produce, saying:

“We serve tender lobsters sourced from Nova Scotia, we serve flavourful USDA Prime beef from Nebraska and this summer we are serving the very best of British seasonal produce. We hope our guests enjoy our changing seasonal summer dishes that demonstrate that we are not just an American Steakhouse but an American Steakhouse in London and our menu reflects this”.

As well as enjoying the special summer options mentioned above, diners may be interested to hear about The Palm Bar’s PrimeTime Menu which sees guests pay for cocktails and Prime Bites by the clock – that means you pay from £5 from 5pm up to only £9 at 9pm until closing. (For more details, see PrimeTime at The Palm Bar in Belgravia – eat & drink from only £5!)

The 837 Club is another offer that may be of interest – for a one-off membership fee of £25, you can enjoy the excellent value monthly wine and main Club Special, as well as earning Club Points for every visit which can be redeemed against goodies such as a complimentary dessert, a weekend getaway for two, ora complimentary lobster on your birthday. You also get a £25 gift card towards a visit to the Palm restaurant or bar.

If you visit The Palm London and check in on FourSquare, you’ll receive a complimentary cocktail – checking in on Facebook will see you receive a complimentary PrimeBite!

The Palm’s London location is the first in Europe for this family owned and operated group of restaurants that are now in their fourth generation. In a fab Belgravia location, visit today to enjoy their Seasonal Summer dishes!

The Palm London
1-3 Pont Street
Belgravia
SW1X 9EJ
www.thepalm.com/London

WIN a three-course meal for two at Spaghetti House Kensington – and celebrate their first anniversary!

Please note: The competition is now closed! We’ve had a great response, and thank you to everyone for entering. We will be in touch with the winner soon.

It seems the Kensington branch of Spaghetti House opened only yesterday, but in May the restaurant will already be celebrating its first anniversary!

Nestled in that small parade of shops overlooking Kensington Gardens, and close to the Royal Albert Hall, Spaghetti House will be celebrating its first anniversary this May with a special Celebration Menu offering the best and the most popular dishes, from 7 to 24 May, at just £15.95 for two courses and a glass of Prosecco.

Spaghetti House Kensington
Lobster Spaghetti

The Celebration Menu will be available seven days a week for lunch and dinner, and will include the top-choice Lobster Spaghetti with tomato, white wine, chilli and garlic. This alone, when it’s on the menu as a special, sells at £15.95, making the Celebration Menu superb value. There will also be the all-time favourite Pollo Milanese, breast of chicken coated in seasoned breadcrumbs with rosemary potatoes, Pizza Parma & Rucola, Tomato Bruschetta, or Deep Fried Mozzarella with Arrabbiata Sauce. It’s only £3.50 to add a third course, and you may well want to leave some room for Spaghetti House’s very own Tiramisu, or the iconic Coppa Nostra, chocolate & vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce & crunchy praline.

Spaghetti House Kensington
Goats cheese and wine

With such tasty food, a great choice of quality wines and some of the best Italian coffee, celebrating this local restaurant’s first anniversary is what Spaghetti House invites guests to do in May – and to ‘vivere per mangiare, non mangiare per vivere’ (live to eat, not eat to live).

Win a three course meal for two at Spaghetti House!

Please note: The competition is now closed! We’ve had a great response, and thank you to everyone for entering. We will be in touch with the winner soon.

What’s more, we have teamed up with Spaghetti House Kensington to offer one lucky reader the possibility to win a superb three course meal for two, to include a glass of Prosecco on arrival, a bottle of quality wine and a delicious cup of coffee. All you have to do is send your name, email and address to webmaster@kensington-chelsea.com and the first name picked at random after the closing date (24th May 2013) will win the prize. You then have until the end of September to redeem your prize, so don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy a fantastic evening out at the Spaghetti House – although you will probably want to visit soon to enjoy this Kensington hot spot whilst the special menu is available!

Small and cosy, this boutique Spaghetti House has established itself as one of the most popular restuarants in the high street, with locals swiftly becoming regulars – although it also welcomes shoppers, tourists and visitors alike. Its subtle and stylish interior, livened up by splashes of colours, coupled with a great seasonal menu of freshly prepared regional Italian dishes,provide the winning combination for this broad-appealing restaurant.

Spaghetti House Kensington

Spaghetti House is at 9 Kensington High Street, London W8 5NP, tel: 020 7937 8961, email: khs@spaghettihouse.co.uk. It sits 74 people including two alfresco tables, and is open Monday to Saturday 12 noon to 11 pm and Sunday 12 noon to 10 pm. Still family owned since 1955, Spaghetti House is London’s longest established restaurant group, with 12 venues in the capital. For more details on Spaghetti House, please visit www.spaghettihouse.co.uk.

Spaghetti House Kensington

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Designer Sales UK at Chelsea Old Town Hall, 26th – 28th April

Designer Sales UK will be bringing all their wonderful designer wares – at fabulous prices, of course – to Chelsea Old Town Hall later this month for their next sample sale, where there will be up to a wonderful 90% off designers brands! Some great boutique labels will also be available at the sale, so all those attending will be sure to be able to snap up a seriously chic bargain…or several!

Designer Sales UK

Labels such as Belstaff, Equipment, See by Chloe, Matthew Williamson, Armani, Aquascutum, Thomas Pink, Ralph Lauren, Moschino, D&G, Gucci, Jimmy Choo and many more will all be featuring at the sale. The Vintage Boutique featuring Lalita will also be stocking vintage clothing and accessories from labels such as Harrods, Pierre Cardin, Gucci, Liberty, Versace – to name only a few.

Whilst at the sale, you’ll also have a chance to get some super special style advice free of charge from the DSUK’s team of personal stylists – and do also pop along to have a chat with Designer Sales UK owner Elaine Foster-Gandey.

Just prior to the sale starting, there’s also a very sexy VIP and Press Preview event from 11am to 12pm on Friday 26th April. For only £30, you’ll get entry into the sale, a glass of bubbly and the very tempting offer of a goodie bag worth £75!

VIP tickets must be purchased in advance and can be bought online at www.designersales.co.uk.

Door entry to the public sales event is £2/£1 concessions.

Designer Sales UK April Sale
11am – 12pm, Friday 26th April 2013 (VIP & Press Preview Hour)
12pm – 8pm, Friday 26th April 2013
11am – 7pm, Saturday 27th April
11am – 4pm, Sunday 28th April
Chelsea Old Town Hall
Kings Road
SW3 5EE
www.designersales.co.uk

PrimeTime at The Palm Bar in Belgravia – eat & drink from only £5!

Belgravia’s Palm Bar is currently offering a very special deal on food and drink items from their extensive menu that will delight anyone that’s looking to save a few pennies in these credit crunch times.

During their PrimeTime offer – which runs daily from 5pm until close – the price you pay for their PrimeBites and cocktails is determined by the clock. So you if you turn up for some nibbles between 5pm and 6pm, you pay £5 per item. If you’re heading for an early and quick bite to eat for dinner between 6pm and 7pm, it’s £6. Even from 9pm to closing time, the most you’ll pay is only a very reasonable £9!

Prime Time At The Palm

With many delicious PrimeBites to choose from including Prime SteakBurger Sliders (normally priced £11.90), the Charcuterie Plate (£10.90) or the absolutely amazing sounding Nova Scotia Lobster and Bacon Fondue (also £10.90), there’s absolutely no way that this isn’t a bargain! There’s also a very extensive cocktail menu, including signature cocktails such as the Scarlet Temptress (Bulleit Bourbon, Triple Sec and pomegranate juice) or the 837 Twisted Mojito (Raspberry & vanilla vodka, fresh raspberries, fresh mint, fresh lime and soda water), plus many classic cocktails as well. (All cocktails normally priced at £10).

There’s also an added extra for local residents – for those based in and around Belgravia, the clock stops on Monday nights at 5pm! That means their PrimeBites and cocktails are priced at only £5 from 5pm until close.

The Palm Bar is part of The Palm London, the first location in Europe for the family-owned and operated restaurants, now on its fourth generation! The restaurant specialises in USDA Prime 35 day aged beef, Jumbo Nova Scotia lobster and Italian heritage dishes such as Chicken Piccata, all of which have been on the menu since the first Palm restaurant opened in New York in 1926. The Palm Bar runs the length of the entrance of the restaurant, with a large sweeping polished wooden bar as its centrepiece, and is the ideal venue for evening drinks – even more so, with their wonderful PrimeTime offer!

With only a short walk from both Knightsbridge and Sloane Square Underground stations, it’s easy to get to for both locals and those travelling from a little further afield – so why not pop in this evening to enjoy some tasty treats and expertly-made cocktails at a great price?

The Palm London
1-3 Pont Street
Belgravia
SW1X 9EJ
www.thepalm.com/London

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Celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show with a special themed menu at Il Convivo

As a special tribute to this year’s Chelsea Flower Show (on from 22nd to 26th May), Belgravia’s most renowned Tuscan restaurant Il Convivo will feature a menu inspired by the herbs and flowers on display at the Show this year.

Dishes on offer include chilled courgette and borage soup with crème fraîche as a light starter, or pappardelle with a rabbit, black olive and pea shoot ragu for something a little bit more hearty. Other highlights include risotto with butternut squash, lemon and chervil, as well as the wonderful-sounding roasted Halibut fillet with a watercress and nasturtium sauce, the Guinea fowl supreme with lemon thyme and lavender and the Elderflower crème brûlée to finish off your meal for dessert.

There’s also a fine selection of champagnes and wines to celebrate the Chelsea Flower Show with, and the restaurant’s tranquil, bijoux garden is the perfect place to do so!

Il Convivo are offering their special Chelsea Flower Show themed garden as a set lunch for £17.50 for two courses or £23.50 for three; or for dinner at £23.50 for two courses and £29.50 for three. Bookings for the special menu can be made online at www.ilconvivio.co.uk.

Certainly the perfect place to celebrate this year’s Chelsea Flower Show, the most prestigious show of its kind. Held every year since 1913 (bar gaps during the World Wars), the Show features 550 exhibitors.

Il Convivo
143 Ebury Street
SW1W
Tel: 020 7730 4099
www.ilconvivio.co.uk