May 2017 Wednesday
Tony Conigliaro, internationally renowned drinks innovator and founder of the award-winning Bar Termini bar in Soho, announced the opening of a second outpost of the popular drinking spot, last week. Conigliaro opened the aptly named Bar Termini Centrale on Duke Street, Marylebone, with business partner Marco Arrigo – also head of quality at Illy coffee. Bar Termini Centrale takes inspiration from the old school-style cafes found in train stations across Italy, each designed to create the perfect pit stop for a weary traveller to have a quick coffee or cocktail pick me up before continuing with their journey. Termini Centrale builds on its predecessor, with a larger, all-day site offering reservations and walk-ins for the 40 covers inside, as well as an outdoor terrace seating up to 20, providing an enviable alfresco escape just moments away from Oxford Street. In addition, the new bar will also have a takeaway ‘breakfast hatch’, open from 8am each morning, giving passers-by the chance to grab their coffee of choice and pastry to go.
May 2017 Tuesday
Bluebird Chelsea goes herbivore for Vegetarian Week
In celebration of all things vegan, veggie and meat-free, iconic Chelsea hangout Bluebird has rooted through the very best of plant-based produce to offer a series of seasonal vegan dishes for Vegetarian Week 2017. Perched on the well-heeled King’s Road, those ditching meat for beet can indulge in a variety of freshly foraged dishes including Bulgar wheat, confit peppers, olives and ratatouilie; Jasper grilled seasonal vegetables, capers, raisin puree; and Pearl Barley, asparagus, kale & shitake mushrooms. For the sweet toothed, a selection of refreshing vegan sorbets will also be on offer. Following a recent relaunch, Bluebird comes complete with new Executive Chef Liam Smith-Laing, and his stunning signature dishes, as well as a creative new cocktail list. A pillar of the surrounding community, Bluebird has always effortlessly blended relaxed dining and sensational sips with a striking interior and glamorous clientele. bluebird-restaurant.co.uk