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October Selects

With the last of the summer spritzes well and truly sunk, we’re preparing to steep our sloes in gin, bake some cinnamon-scented crumbles, and welcome October in all its autumnal glory...

The Standard, London relaunches Isla

Isla returns to The Standard, London with a new menu, new drinks list and newly-designed menu

September, we're ready for you

We’re all set for a new season here at Tonic - lots of new openings on the horizon; a bounty of ingredients about to hit a menu near you; and some gloriously indulgent overnight stays in two of the capital’s best hotels. September, we’re ready for you…

Relaunching The Beaumont’s Colony Grill Room and opening Le Magritte Bar

When The Beaumont throws open its doors again at the end of August 2021, it will relaunch its restaurant, The Colony Grill, and launch a new bar, Le Magritte.

Ten years of Tonic

The best food news for this July

Annnnd - we’re back!

New restaurants and soft openings, and Father's Day and foodie gifts

Brighton favourite, Cin Cin, to open in Fitzrovia this May

Award-winning Italian bar and kitchen, Cin Cin, launches on Foley Street on 18th May

What's on this May

New openings and summer picnics, bbqs and take-aways

The Proof's ultimate hot cross buns recipe

Francesca Strange shares her recipe for the ultimate Easter treat: The Proof's fantastic hot cross buns

What's on in March

Meal kits for now, and terraces to book ahead

What's on this February

Valentine's food to fall in love with, and this summer's best party spots

Feast your way through the longest month of the year

Here's our pick of the best supplies designed with at-home feasting in mind

An important message from our Founder...

Today we launch our Pay it Forward campaign to help tackle UK poverty

Peter Sanchez-Iglesias to open Decimo at The Standard, London

Decimo opens on the 10th floor of The Standard, London on 10th October

The Standard announces two restaurants from Adam Rawson

Standard International has announced that it will launch its first hotel outside the US this summer in Kings Cross, with two drinking and dining spaces from Executive Chef Adam Rawson.

Arabica, launches a next-level weekend brunch menu

Forget avo and eggs on toast, Levantine-inspired restaurant Arabica is shaking up your weekend brunch ritual with a new menu of innovative brunch dishes.

Fancy joining us at Tonic?

We're recruiting a new Senior Account Manager at Tonic

Rohit Ghai to open first solo-venture, Kutir, this Autumn

Rohit Ghai, the Chef who won a Michelin star at Jamavar in record time will open his first solo site, Kutir, this November.

Adam Rawson Executive Chef of The Standard, London

Former YBF Chef of the Year and Pachamama Head Chef, Adam Rawson is the latest addition to the growing culinary team handpicked by The Standard ahead of the hotel’s London opening in early 2019