As we look towards Christmas and turn our minds towards celebrations and festivities, Sunseeker London offer their latest suggestions for the ultimate venues to Eat, Drink & Sleep this winter.
Eat: M Restaurant, 2-3 Threadneedle Walk, 60 Threadneedle Street, London, EC2 8HP
This winter has seen the stunning arrival of a unique dining and drinking concept in the heart of London’s City. Located in a vast and impressive venue, M houses two restaurants, a wine tasting bar, a destination cocktail bar, private dining rooms, event spaces and a secret den.
Situated on the iconic Threadneedle Street, home to the Bank of England, M is an innovative and versatile 15,000 square foot space. M is the first solo project from Martin Williams, who left his role as MD of Gaucho Restaurants earlier this year after almost a decade with the company, to establish his own restaurant group.
M offers two 100-cover restaurants within the venue – RAW and GRILL – each proposing a different style of cuisine and presided over by Executive Chef, Michael Reid of Jardin Tan, right hand man to Australia’s ‘Rock Star Chef’ Shannon Bennett, and formerly Executive Chef of Gaucho Restaurants. Mike has also teamed up with Head Chef Jarad McCarroll, formerly of Chiltern Firehouse, to create masterful menus for both dining concepts.
RAW features a Tartare and Tiradito bar, a casual dining concept featuring brightly coloured seating, sharing tables and high stools. The bar serves up a mouthwatering selection of tartares, sashimi, pulsing salads, cured and smoked dishes and yakitori. Signatures dishes include: Scallops and Bacon made with Scallop Tartare, White Chocolate and Lavender soup with Lamington soldiers and Blackmore Wagyu Brisket and Wasabi Ramen. Breakfast is also served in RAW from 7am daily, featuring breakfast classics alongside healthy ‘brain breakfasts’ and juices.
GRILL specialises in the finest steak cuts from around the World, promising the highest grade meat in London. Offering a single cut from six selected countries including Japanese and Australian Waygu, GRILL also cooks with exotic meats such as crocodile and kangaroo. Signature dishes include pan-fried Crocodile and 14-hour slow cooked USDA Prime Short Rib. This area features a walk-in aging room where butchers will be available for each service, offering beef master classes and allowing diners the opportunity to order their preferred cut and size of steak.
Drink: Berry Bros. & Rudd, 3 St. James Street, London, SW1A 1EG
With two Royal Warrants, more than 300 years of history and eight Masters of Wine, Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s original wine and spirit merchant. It was in 1698 that the company first opened its doors for business at No.3 St James’s Street and they’re still proud to call it home.
Over three centuries later, the family business continues to flourish, with its heart still very much at No.3. The company’s colourful history encompasses wines on board the Titanic, supplying smugglers running alcohol into Prohibition-era America, and sheltering Napoleon III in the cellars beneath the shop. Today Berry Bros. & Rudd offer a selection of over 4,000 bottles to wine and spirit-lovers in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan and Hampshire.
While much has changed over the years, the company is still owned and managed by members of the Berry and Rudd families and they continue to supply the British Royal Family, as they have done since the reign of King George III.
Rich with history, the Berry Bros. & Rudd premises in St James’s are an ideal location for intimate meals and large receptions, discreet meetings and lively parties. Whether you choose the Cellars or Townhouse, your guests will enjoy exceptional food and an unrivalled selection of wine.
As Christmas approaches, Berry Bros. & Rudd are offering a exceptional Wine Merchant’s Hamper to discerning wine lovers. Featuring only the finest and rarest bottles from the Berry Bros. & Rudd cellars, this exclusive offering includes a bottle of the legendary 1989 Ch. Haut-Brion, while a 2000 Ch. Lafite should offer a masterclass in Claret. The Burgundies are equally extravagant: a Grand Cru from the legendary Domaine de la Romanée Conti; a 2007 Corton-Charlemagne from Domaine Coche-Dury, described by Robert Parker as “one of the greatest winemakers on planet Earth”; and an exceptional 1989 Le Montrachet from Lafon. Champagne – vintage, of course – is lavishly represented by Krug’s 2000 Blanc de Blancs, while the 60-year-old Armagnac by Nismes-Delclou is a taste of liquid history.
Sleep: The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa, St Andrews, Kingdom of Fife, Scotland, KY16 9SP
The Old Course Hotel in St Andrews, Scotland is a favoured weekend destination for luxury travel agents, Winged Boots. As preferred luxury travel partners of Sunseeker London, Winged Boots can arrange a helicopter to collect you and offer an exceptional transfer from London to St Andrews in quick, comfort and style.
Flying in your very own Agusta 109 from Battersea to St Andrews, taking approximately 2 hours 45 minutes, you’ll be sipping the hotel’s very own 1988 Highland Malt in the Road Hole Bar in under 3 hours.
Situated right on the Old Course with rooms overlooking the famous Road Hole, the Old Course Hotel is a golf lover’s dream. There are 11 excellent golf courses within easy reach and after a long day on the course, you can relax back at the hotel in one of six unique dining settings. The Old Course Hotel also boasts stunning rooms designed by French designer Jacques Garcia and an award winning spa, making it the perfect location for couples and groups.
After a few rounds of golf and a dip in the spa, Winged Boots can pick you back up and return you to the capital in time for your Monday meetings!
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