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Tate Britain’s Whistler Restaurant, once known as ‘the most amusing room in Europe’ is set for a grand reopening launch party on 18 November following the building’s £45 million redevelopment project.
Platform 6, a non-profit arts organisation is currently showing its first collective exhibition. On display at the Bargehouse in London, the exhibition is a showcase of lesbian, gay and bisexual artwork. The exhibition is bin shown alongside an auction which took place on the opening night, selling bespoke adidas Stan Smith trainers designed by the artist and Platform 6 patrons.
Chef and author, Marianne Lumb is set to make her debut on the restaurant scene with the opening of her self-titled restaurant ‘Marianne’, opening in Notting Hill in London.
Ian Schrager will be marking his first return to London in the last 15 years with the opening of a new restaurant, in partnership with chef and restaurateur, Jason Atherton. The restaurant will be part of Schrager’s new hotel, The London EDITION, which is to open on Berners Street in Fitzrovia.
Rock Lobsta opened last week (12 July), offering guests at Mayfair’s Mahiki something a little different. The new dining concept from quirky chef Carl Clarke takes you down to the first floor of the famous London bar and nightclub, to their spacious 60-cover debut restaurant.
Opening in September 2013, Kurobuta is a new izakaya, a traditional Japanese-style pub which serves small plates of food as well as beverages. Kurobuta will be located in London’s Connaught Village and will offer its guests an authentic taste of Japanese social culture. Open from early morning through to late evening, Kurobuta will seat 80 but will also offer food-to-go services to suit all requirements.
Whyte & Brown is an intriguing new ‘no-choice’ restaurant concept, which turns its thematic focus to the age-old ‘the chicken or the egg’ question. Having opened earlier this month (July 2013), Whyte & Brown is the latest addition to a recent trend in the London restaurant scene, where customers are limited to a very specific set of options.
The Renaissance Photography Prize is an international photography award that celebrates photography, from both emerging and established photographers from around the globe, in an attempt to raise funds to support young women with breast cancer. The shortlist for the 2013 Renaissance Photography Prize was recently announced, following over 1000 entries from photographers all over the world.
‘Ceviche: Peruvian Kitchen’ has recently been released, offering readers an in-depth insight into the world of Peruvian cooking. The new cookbook has been written by Martin Morales, founder of the acclaimed Peruvian restaurant also named Ceviche, located in London’s Soho area. Ceviche is the national dish of Peru, with its very own National Ceviche Day on 28 June, hence the prominence of the dish’s presence in both of Morales’ ambitious attempts to share his country’s heritage with the world.
Ruski’s Tavern is set to open in September 2013, bringing a strong taste of Russia to London. The bar will pay homage to Russia’s culture, heritage and history from the last 12 decades. Drawing inspiration from a century of Tsarist reign, Imperialism and Communism, as well as the Soviet era, Ruski’s will emulate the classic vodka dens of Moscow and St Petersburg which origniated as early 1533.
‘One: A Cook and her Cupboard’ is the debut publication from Florence Knight, head chef at Polpetto, in London’s Soho area. This clever cookbook is an exploration of Knight’s 10 favourite basic ingredients, presenting readers with imaginative, yet uncomplicated recipes and cooking methods.
These days, Londoners can get their culture fix after work, not just at the weekend, as most of the capital’s museums and galleries stay open late at least once a week. Here is a list of five esteemed museums and galleries with late opening hours: