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Halo Burger and Tim Anderson Create the UK’s first vegan Katsu Burger

On 10th March, an exclusive vegan katsu burger is coming to London for one month only. Top plant-based burger restaurant Halo Burger has collaborated with MasterChef winner and Vegan Japaneasy author, Tim Anderson to create a burger that captures the satisfying crunch and rich umami tang of a classic Katsu, all whilst being 100 per cent plant-based.  The Vegan Katsu Cheeseburger sees a juicy deep-fried 1/4lb Beyond Meat patty encased in super crispy panko breadcrumbs paired with a deep-fried smoked Gouda style cheese slice, umami mayo, Tonkatsu sauce and shredded cabbage. Paying homage to a timeless favourite, the Katsu Burger is inspired by Tim Anderson’s desire to increase accessibility to Japanese food coupled with his ‘halo moment’ when trying Halo burger at the POP Brixton branch. Inspired by his new book Vegan JapanEasy: Classic & modern vegan Japanese recipes to cook at home (Hardie Grant, £22). Tim Anderson has ‘Japanified’ the classic Halo burger, using key Japanese flavours to create an authentic twist on tradition. The burger will be available Sunday-Wednesday from Halo’s Shoreditch site and will embody classic …

The London Coffee Festival 10th Birthday Edition 2 – 5 April 2020

Europe’s largest speciality coffee event celebrates 10 glorious, caffeine-fuelled years in the Capital. This April, The London Coffee Festival celebrates its 10th birthday with four fabulous days at Brick Lane’s Truman Brewery. Featuring artisan coffee, tastings & demonstrations from world-class baristas, immersive workshops, cocktails, street food, live music, DJs, art exhibitions, beauty and wellness, panel talks, a ten-tier birthday cake PLUS a whole lot of FREE coffee…. the party is ON! The London Coffee Festival has grown to become Europe’s largest gathering of coffee enthusiasts and the tenth anniversary year is set to be the biggest celebration yet! With over 250 exhibitors and 35,000 coffee lovers expected to attend – this is an unmissable, multi-sensory event for anyone crazy about London’s vibrant coffee scene and its creative subcultures. This year will also see the roll-out of a new sustainability programme – complete with surprise perks for visitors that bring their reusable cups – so you can be sure you’re celebrating responsibly.  Remember life before smooth long blacks and glossy flat whites? No, we can’t either but whether you’re a coffee pro or …

Private tours for Bond…James Bond

Ahead of the April launch of the new James Bond film, No Time To Die, Rabbie’s has created a private tour itinerary for 007 fans. Gadgets, cars, castles and tipples will give fans the full Bond experience.  On a two-day round trip tour from Edinburgh, this private tour itinerary features highlights such as seeing a collection of Bond memorabilia, including a BMW 750 used in ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’; scenic drives through areas and naval bases used in ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ as well as a visit to the headquarters of MI6 in ‘The World Is Not Enough’. The itinerary weaves the theme into cuisine with lunch dates at Miss Moneypenny’s Diner and a trip to a whisky distillery to sample one of the spy’s favourite drinks.  Rabbie’s offers one-off itineraries and experiences. The specialist team will help travellers with itineraries based on the things they love, for a once in a lifetime experience. Each private and personalised tour has a dedicated guide, an expert in storytelling, local insights and historic tales. Running an exclusive …

New Art and Design Signature Suites launched at Corinthia St Petersburg

Corinthia St Petersburg announces new Signature Suites. The stunning new suites in this five-star hotel represent modern European luxury, sophisticated art and impeccable comfort in the Russian cultural capital. The two-room suites are full of light and delightful colours, creating a soft, playful ambience to welcome sophisticated travellers with modern, stylish luxury and trendy European design.  The Signature Suites were designed by QP interior design, an international company renowned for creating sophisticated and tailor-made design schemes that are as practical as they are beautiful. Comprehensive details such as an extremely comfortable living room with chic marble tables, a beautiful bedroom with luxurious king-size bed and furniture covered by soft fabric, an exquisite bathroom with an elegant grand bathtub and spacious shower, provide guests with excitement and harmony. Large windows open to stunning views of the Nevsky Prospect, which elevates the luxury details of these beautiful suites. “The exquisite ambience of our new Signature Suits highlights the feeling that our guests stay in a modern grand hotel in the very heart of St. Petersburg, Russia’s cultural …

Bleecker Burger to donate all profits on March 1st to mental health charity Changing Horizons

On Sunday 1st March, Bleecker Burger will be donating all profits from its four restaurants to mental health charity Changing Horizons. It will be the third year running that Bleecker has supported a charity in this way, on what would have been the birthday of founder Zan Kaufman’s late brother Mark, who died in 2017. As Zan Kaufman explains, “My brother Mark worked his entire life in hospitality. From being a room-service runner to managing restaurants, it was what he liked to do and where he fitted in. He spent a summer at Bleecker too. Mark was charming and funny and had a talent for commanding the attention of a room.” “Mark suffered from mental illness and addiction. In April 2017, he overdosed and passed away at 35 years of age. Hospitality accepted Mark when other fields wouldn’t. It allowed him to stay himself whilst still struggling with this disease. For this I am grateful. Mark’s birthday is March 1st. On this day, Bleecker will donate all of its profits to Changing Horizons to help support and build awareness around mental …

The Emblem Hotel, Prague wins Best Luxury Hotel in the Czech Republic

Getting lost within the crowd can be easy in a metropolis, especially if it’s filled with tourists like Prague. Maintaining a unique identity is extremely important to people today, which is why lifestyle hotels are becoming increasingly popular.  The Emblem Hotel, this year’s winner of Luxury Lifestyle Awardsin the category of The Best Luxury Hotel in the Czech Republic, will make the trip to this wonderful country memorable, colourful and personal. Located next to the Old Town Square, The Emblem Hotel merges the past, present and future of Prague into a home for travellers and a haven for locals. Since its opening in 2013, this hotel has been reflecting the city’s diversity to tourists from all over the world. The hotel boasts 59 exquisite rooms (including four junior suites and three luxury suites), a chill-out lounge with several “Living Spaces” (The M Lounge), a state-of-the-art restaurant and bar (George Prime Steak), and a spa (The M Spa) with an unbeatable rooftop terrace. Everything is designed to tell guests that Prague is one of the most beguiling and mystical cities in …

Radisson Hotel Group set to debut its first Radisson branded hotel in South Africa

Radisson Hotel Group has announced the signing of its first Radisson branded hotel in South Africa, the Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit. Radisson is Radisson Hotel Group’s fourth brand and 13th hotel to open in South Africa. This achievement brings Radisson Hotel Group’s African portfolio to almost 100 hotels in operation and under development. Centrally located 2 kilometres outside the town of Hoedspruit, Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit offers guests the chance to explore renowned tourist destinations such as the Kruger National Park and Blyde River Canyon. Radisson Safari Hotel Hoedspruit will be the only international upscale hotel in the Lowveld and in close proximity to the Orpen Gate of the Kruger National Park, the key driver of tourism in the area. This two million-hectare, world-renowned park, features 16 ecosystems and the Big 5 (Africa’s greatest wild animals, more specifically the lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino). The new 138-room hotel is scheduled to open early 2022, comprising of rooms and suites, coupled with Radisson’s Scandinavian-inspired hospitality and unique brand features. Guests will be able to indulge …