Michelin starred chef, Peter Joseph, to open first solo project in Chelsea

Peter Joseph has left his role after ten years as Head Chef at Tamarind, one of London’s best Indian restaurants to launch his first solo project in the heart of Chelsea.

This summer, ‘Kahani’ will open opposite Cadogan Hall with an interior inspired by Hindu storytelling and philosophy and dishes using season British ingredients.

Kahani means ‘story’ in Urdu and the inspiration comes from his upbringing where eating was a community celebration. Peter Joseph introduces the finger food concept to his restaurant and diners are encouraged to eat with their fingers in the first few courses. He has taken an inventive and modern approach and combined it with philosophies of seasonality and sustainability to create an exciting and dynamic menu, containing delicious vegan dishes.

Small dishes include fusion plates such as Golden Beets Tiki, Masala Grilled Avocado and Tandoori Calamari then guests can enjoy a selection of skewers from the grill including blue crab, wild venison boti, rabbit kebabs and lemony langoustines. The desert menu has abandoned tradition and includes a ‘chilli chocolate mousse bomb’ and melt in the middle cheesecakes; a fondant twist on the classic desert, with flavours such as raspberry, rose, pistachio, mango, passion fruit and blueberry.

We shall keep you posted on the opening date!

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Samuel French bookshop now open at the Royal Court

The new Samuel French bookshop can be found in the Balcony Bar at the Royal Court Theatre.

For over 200 years, the Samuel French bookshop has been a home to a huge range of plays and theatre books as well as offering expert advice. The newest shop is the perfect spot for book lovers and theatre lovers alike – a friendly place to browse and read, enjoy a coffee or even take part in regular live events.

Simon the store manager will be on hand to help and answer any questions you might have, so be sure to keep a look out for him!

 

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The Royal Court receives four Olivier Awards

At Sunday night’s Olivier Awards, ‘The Ferryman’ received Best New Play, Best Director (Sam Mendes) and Best Actress for Original Cast Member (Laura Donnelly), while Killology by Gary Owen won Outstanding Achievement in Affiliate Theatre.

‘The Ferryman’ had its world premier at The Royal Court in April 2017 and due to overwhelming success, transferred to the West End. Including current cast members, Rosalie Craig and Owen McDonnell, the play closes at the Gielgud Theatre on 19 May, before opening on Broadway in October. Don’t miss your last chance to see it in London, book here!

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Marathon fuelling breakfasts

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day – ‘breaking the fast’ and providing much-needed fuel for your day. The London Marathon is fast approaching (22 April) and with all that extra energy needed, it really is the perfect opportunity to breakfast like a king. Here is a list of suggestions around Chelsea offering marathon-worthy breakfasts.

The Good Life Eatery

59 Sloane Avenue, Chelsea SW3 3DH

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This popular healthy hangout will help you on your day to eating healthier and cleaner. Grab one of their superfood smoothies, maybe ‘The Incredible Hulk’ or the ‘Rio Deal’ whilst you wait bowls and plates of delicious food to arrive. Pick from acai bowls to superfood salads to fill you up and provide you with all the energy you need to check off those 26.2 miles.

Wulf and Lamb

243 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP

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The vegan restaurant offers a wonderful ‘Rise & Shine’ menu. They say that veganism can you help you on your fitness journey; providing antioxidants to help muscle recovery and grains providing slow release energy and many more benefits; so this should definitely be a pit-stop for you. Highlights include the ‘Full Wulf Breakfast’, a potato layer cake, barlotti bean ragout, scrambled ackee, lemon spinach and sautéed or the ‘Fluffy American Pancakes’ which are stacked and served with maple syrup, mixed berries and vanilla cashew cream. Delicious!

KXU

241 Pavilion Road, SW1X 0BP

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KXU is the new pay-as-you-go gym offering classes for the weightlifter, the yogi, the dancer or the spinner. Not only that, the fitness and wellbeing experience does not end there – refuel with one of their superfood smoothies and then enjoy a colourful dragon bowl, with popped quinoa and almonds on top or even smoked salmon with avocado and feta on seeded toast, freshly prepared in their kitchen.

Farm Girl Chelsea

9 Park Walk, sw10 0AJ

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This Australian-style café is new to Chelsea and offers the farm-to-table approach, all natural and nothing ‘funny’ which might affect your fitness performance. Whilst you wait, order one of their Super Lattes – you might have spotted these on Instagram, coming in a range of pastel colours and with a great many health benefits. Tuck into Apple Pancake should you fancy something sweet, buckwheat pancakes with amber maple syrup, apple and cinnamon sprinkled with coconut shavings, or if you prefer savoury, the Oven Baked Aubergine is for you, aubergine traditionally baked in a tomato and chickpea sauce with a mint and tahini yogurt dressing.

 

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Salon Sloane is one of London’s Best Hairdressers

Everybody knows that no-one has time for a bad hair day and Harpers Bazaar pulled together the best hairdressers across London to save you from any beauty disasters.

Salon Sloane on Pavilion Road was included and we couldn’t agree more. John Vial, the founder, is a familiar face with those backstage at Fashion Week and Hannah Garboardi is just one of the plethora of talented stylists who will become your ‘go-to’ for that perfect sun-kissed look.

Having styled everyone from George and Amal Clooney to Lindsay Lohan and Victoria’s Secret Angels, the team are a sought after group. Make sure you book soon so that even when your day isn’t perfect, your hair can be!

For further information on the salon, click here.

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