Kingston at night
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Autumn leaves in hot tarmac
Fallen leaves adhere to the road after unseasonably warm autumn weather.
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The view from One Tree Hill
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Venue says: Escape the crowds to join us for our exquisite 'gin and jam' afternoon tea. Available at £35pp Monday-Sunday, 3pm-6pm.
This swanky Mayfair restaurant and bar remains a draw more than 15 years after opening its doors out onto Lancashire Court - a prime bit of Mayfair turf that doubles as the venue’s particularly lovely courtyard dining area. Nabbing a table on those cobbles come summertime is certainly no picnic. There’s a global feel to the food menu here. Dishes range from salmon sashimi salad and tuna tartare with ponzu and avocado to white truffle tortelloni, whole roasted sea bass with lemon thyme butter, and chicken paillard with red pepper relish. Desserts include mars bar cheesecakes served with praline ice cream, and a white chocolate and Earl Grey crème brûlée. Drinks enjoy equal billing thanks to a first floor cocktail lounge overseen by bar director, Pedro Solorzano. Expect classic mixes alongside a Hush gin martini (Hush boutique gin, orange Curacao, La Fe absinthe and lillet blanc) and the Hush Champagne cocktail, made with Russian Standard vodka, violet liqueur and Taittinger Brut. Keep an eye out for fancy afternoon teas, too - served in the very classy Silver Room or out on those cobbles.