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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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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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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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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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Where to Celebrate Chinese New Year in London

By Adam

Chinese New Year 2017 welcomes the year of the Rooster. Apparently people born in the Year of the Rooster are characterised as honest, energetic, intelligent, flexible and confident. But according to Chinese astrology, the year of your sign is believed to be one of the most unlucky years of your life. This then led me to find out […]

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SMITHS of Smithfield – Cannon Street

By Tom Larkin

The Walbrook Building, Cannon Street, London EC4N 8AF The beauty of London is that it delivers choice, we live in the greatest city in the world that offers history, culture and a plethora of cuisines from each corner of the globe. As a huge carnivore I regularly desire a mouth-watering bloody steak, washed over with […]

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MASH – Blind Steak and Whiskey Tasting

By Rashpal Amrit

The Dapper Chapper Team was ever present at MASH Steak Restaurant. Along with other several notable press and bloggers we where treated to four steak cuts paired with complimenting whiskey. Trying several cuts and whiskeys this way opened us to some notable new combinations. Here’s how we got on: Steak 1: New York Strip MASH […]

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Bird of Smithfield Review

By Adam

26 Smithfield Street, London, EC1A 9LB 0207 559 5100 Last week we were invited to the Bird of Smithfield to sample the work of newly appointed Head Chef, Tommy Boland. Bird of Smithfield is already a Dapper Chapper favourite so we were excited to see what Mr Boland, who comes with a wealth of experience, had […]

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Hakkasan Las Vegas

By Adam

As any of you who have visited will know the Hakkasan culinary experience really is a cut above, and so when the Dapper Chapper favourite invited us to their Las Vegas restaurant on our recent visit there we absolutely jumped at the chance. And as expected, it did not disappoint. Located inside the MGM Grand […]

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Buddha Bar London Review

By Adam

Buddha bar has restaurants all over the world, with each location being unique in its own right. The reason they’ve done well is because diners don’t just go for a good meal but instead more of a dining experience. So we thought we’d see what the fuss is about! Stepping from the busy street in London’s […]

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The Trading House

By Michelle Connolly

The Trading House 89-91 Gresham St London EC2V 7NQ If you’re looking for a quiet evening in the city, this is not the place – it’s filled to the brim with bustling people, delighted conversation, and live music from the talented acoustic guitar player in the corner belting out pop classics. It seems like one […]

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Hakkasan – Only At Bruton

By Rashpal Amrit

The Dapper Chapper favorite Hakkasan, launches a global ‘Only At‘ menu. Each restaurant around the world will celebrate the 15th anniversary of the original restaurant in London’s Hanway Place by launching Only At dishes and cocktails. As the name suggests, the unique offering will celebrate each restaurant’s individuality and location. Using seasonal ingredients whilst still […]

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Brunch at Montpeliers

By Alex Noble

Brunch; it just seems to be everyone’s favourite meal right now! The meal on fleek and the one that foodies seem to Bombard their social media pages with. But why? It’s a question that’s certainly open for debate but not one we’ll try answer just now. What’s interesting is how many places have tried to […]

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Graffigna London Steak Awards

By Rashpal Amrit

Dapper Chapper was ever present at the second annual Graffigna London Steak Awards, Soho steakhouse MASH was crowned this year’s winner. Held at Dinerama in Shoreditch, we were treated to a variety of steak cuts accompanied by Graffigna’s Argentinian Malbec. The public narrowed down the choice for a panel of expert judges to just four […]