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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 […]

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Brunch at Yolk

By Michelle Connolly

Yolk @YolkLondon A few years ago, Nick Philpot decided he was sick of bad brunches. After a third overcooked, non-runny poached egg breakfast in a row he’d had enough, and decided that he’d have to do something about it himself – therefore Yolk was born. It’s humble beginnings every Sunday in a Finsbury Park café […]

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Ping Pong Summer Menu Review

By Adam

Even though the Great British Summer may be disappearing, there’s still time to bring a little sunshine into your life with the summer menu at Ping Pong. The menu has been inspired by lazy days in the sun and the sweet smells of summer and all of the dishes in this new menu can be […]

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Hakkasan Celebrates the Opening of Ling Ling Marrakech with Special Menu

By Adam

Hakkasan restaurants around the world, including its two London locations, Hakkasan Hanway Place and Hakkasan Mayfair, will celebrate the opening of Ling Ling Marrakech with a limited edition cocktail flight illustrating the ‘Evolution of Ling Ling’, from London to Mykonos to Marrakech, paired with three dim sum. Last year saw Ling Ling arrive in Mykonos […]

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Chapter One, Dublin

By Michelle Connolly

Chapter One 18-19 Parnell Square Dublin 1, Ireland You get the feeling that Ross Lewis has always been ahead of the game. From a start in England, travelling around to develop his craft, to training in Ferran Adrià’s El Bulli restaurant – always seeking inspiration from the very best. And in this case, since opening Chapter One […]