Hot Bars & The Perfect Antidote To Christmas Shopping Hell: 5 Food Things We’re Loving This Week

The Most Festive Bars And Eateries By John Gregory Smith


by Lucy Dunn |
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Want to know what bars to namedrop, which restaurants to book, and the cookbook everyone’s snapping up now? Then look no further than our lovely columnist John Gregory-Smith, who every week posts his essential foodie hotlist on Grazia Daily. What John doesn’t know about food isn’t worth knowing; the chef/food writer is the editor of online food and travel magazine Eat Travel Live. He is also writes cookbooks, develops recipes for various magazines and brands and works as a travel writer. For more new openings and recipes visit Eat Travel Live and catch John tweeting @mightyspice.

THE GIFT: Anthropologie Orkney Dinerware

Style out your Christmas table with this fabulous festive range from Anthropologie. Featuring beautifully pattered red mugs, plates and bowls, they are the perfect party pieces this year. From £12,

Anthroplogie China
Anthroplogie China

THE HANGOVER FOOD: Hawksmoor Squid and Pork Burger

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge has just launched a banging new bar menu, with burgers, lobster rolls and a sumptuous steak sandwich. Inspired by the classic Vietnamese dish Muc Nhoi Thit (squid stuffed with pork), the squid burger is spicy, fragrant and utterly divine. Click here for deets.

Hawksmoor Knightsbridge

THE DRINK: Chandon Brut

Forget champagne this Christmas, I’m going to be guzzling Chandon. The little cousin of Moët and Chandon, Chandon is crafted in Argentina, at their first winery outside of France and it’s crisp, light and perfect for festive parties.

Chandon Brut

THE PARTY STARTER: Cîroc on Arrival

Cîroc Vodka and Mario Testino have teamed up for a new campaign Cîroc on Arrival, to capture celebratory moments of emerging talent across the globe. The first shoot took place at the London Edition Hotel with British actor Sam Claflin. The campaign moves onto beautiful Brazil then Ibzia, Cape Town and the Alps.

Mario Testino

THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING ANTIDOTE: Japanese Fried Chicken Festive Feasting Bucket

I will be hitting the shops this week to do my Xmas shopping, and while I have no idea what I am going to be buying, I do know that I will be stopping off for a little JFC at Flesh and Buns. That’s buttermilk fried chicken, BBQ mayo, salads and steamed buns, with a spiced rum shake.

£37 for 2 people

Flesh And Buns
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