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VENCHI ICE CREAM, COVENT GARDEN REVIEW

By Joe Burns

Venchi, 18, Henrietta St, London WC2E 8RB A couple of weeks ago Adam and I were invited to sample the chocolate and gelato on offer at Venchi, Covent Garden. I’m sure you’ll understand it was a struggle to pluck up the motivation to eat lots of handmade luxury chocolate! In a somewhat amateur move, we […]

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An Evening at The Rubens at The Palace

By Rikesh Chauhan

The Rubens at the Palace is a family run institution that has left avid travellers in awe ever since its beginnings in 1912. Overlooking the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace, the hotel is one of marvel – from the rich tapestries and décor to the quality of service and hospitality. We were welcomed into the […]

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The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride

By Michelle Connolly

Are you married to your motorbike? Resound with your ride? Succumb to your scrambler? On Sunday September 24th, one of the largest vintage bike rides in the world will be taking place across over 600 cities in 95 countries worldwide, and in the name of Movember we’re inviting you to take part. More than 70,000 […]

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Hemsley + Hemsley Cafe, Selfridges Review

By Joe Burns

If like me, you’ve over indulged a few too many times over this summer, you may just appreciate a healthy kick-start to a better you. We all know that eating right can pave the way for a focused, happy and confident life, so it’s no wonder that the Hemsley sisters have built a huge following […]

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Stag Location Ideas for a Dapper Gent

By Adam

You’ve landed the Best Man gig and now the pressure’s on. Not to deliver a flawless speech, that can wait, because right now your priority is serving up a stag weekend those fortunate enough to attend will talk about for years to come. It’s at this point that an introduction to the chaps at www.lastnightoffreedom.co.uk is worth […]

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Anzu at St James Market

By Rashpal Amrit

1 Norris Street, SW1Y 4RJ Monday to Saturday 12pm until 10.30pm, Sunday 12 until 9pm. www.anzulondon.co.uk Anzu brings Teishoku concept in a Japanese Brasseie setting to central London. Opened in mid-October St James St, this is not your ordinary Japanese restaurant. So what is Teishoku? It’s an authentic dish comprising of a main – such […]

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A New Chapter for the Dunstane Houses

By Alex Noble

As a resident Edinburger, I adore this time of year. We are teased with pockets of sunshine amidst the countless overcast days of July, yet we don’t mind. Why? Because August is almost upon us, which means only one thing, the Fringe Festival is coming. Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s a few local chaps about […]

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Judging The Style Awards at Gentleman’s Day

By Adam

Last Friday we spent a day with The Jockey Club Moet & Chandon July Festival at the July Course in Newmarket. The Friday was of course Gentleman’s Day and I represented The Dapper Chapper as one of the Style Judges for the Best Dressed Man. We had a lovely lunch with The Jockey Club along with Gethin Jones, Georgia Toffolo, Gary […]

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Veneta St James’s Restaurant Review

By Joe Burns

At the beginning of the month, Adam and I visited Veneta at the newly redeveloped and exciting space of St. James’s Market, nestled between Regent Street and Haymarket. The restaurant itself is positioned on a corner, facing the courtyard area that sees many people coming and going, so there’s a buzz of activity and a […]

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Watch Wimbledon at St James’s Market

By Adam

St James’s Market is offering the next best thing to a seat at centre court this week, showing live Wimbledon coverage on a big screen at St James’s Market, in the heart of London, from Tuesday 11 – Sunday 16 July. Admission is free, just join in during match time. Guest will have access to free […]

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Forage & Chatter

By Alex Noble

These days, due to on-going financial insecurities and political agendas, people just seem to be a little uppity and highly-strung. Now, before you think where the bloody hell is he going with this, all i’m saying is can we please just tone it down a little? I’d recommend getting a hobby, taking up a sport, or my […]

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How to do the BMW PGA Championship in Dapper Style

By Alex Noble

Golf’s a dapper sport isn’t it? A lovely blend of traditional and wacky fashion, an etiquette list that’s as long as the yellow pages and the most wonderful and leisurely source of exercise known to man. It’s also a magnificent spectators sport; and if you’ve not been, you’re in for a treat. The atmosphere is […]

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Balblair X Smoke & Dram

By Michelle Connolly

I think that Balblair and Smoke & Dram have managed to mastermind one of the most tempting Father’s Day feasts I’ve ever had the pleasure of encountering. The genius of pairing the smokestack powerhouses with the smoky dram masters was completely inspired. They came together to create a stunning four course Father’s Day foodie heaven […]

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Things to do In London This Week: St James’s Market

By Adam

Wander through one of the most upmarket areas of London this July and you might stumble upon a new gem about to be unveiled, in the form of St James’s Market. But why chance it when we’re inviting you to their exclusive opening party? The paved path which once played host to the kind of […]