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Al Dente serves up pitch-perfect pasta for your pleasure

Al Dente has a convincing case for offering the best pasta in London. It's handmade every morning, delivered across London, and no dish costs more than a tenner

"We shouldn’t be afraid to challenge..." Can Alexis Ffrench make classical music mainstream?

Classical musician Alexis Ffrench takes inspiration from the likes of Childish Gambino as much as Johann Sebastian Bach. We spoke to the man reinventing an old genre for a new age

COYA Angel Court brings the brunch party to the City

COYA Angel Court has launched an Amazonian party brunch every Saturday. Bottomless cocktails? There are worse ways to start a weekend...

My Style Essentials: Rein Langeveld

Model Rein Lanegveld is the face of Montblanc’s adventurous new fragrance, Explorer. Here he reveals what’s on his travel agenda, as well as his style list

"I want to be big" – Santino Le Saint is on the road to stardom

Musician Santino Le Saint is poised and ready to become a superstar, with nothing less than global fame in his sights, but he’ll get there in his own way. Max Williams meets an artist who is uncompromising in his quest for success

"Being vulnerable is super strong and courageous." Zachary Levi is the hero we need right now

In his new movie Shazam!, Zachary Levi is stepping into the shoes of an all-out hero, but the actor doesn’t believe true male strength revolves around being hard and macho. He tells Max Williams what it really takes to be a super man

"Poetry is the purest form of expression" – how the oldest art form is being reshaped

Sophie Leseberg Smith – aka The Nasty Poet – talks lyricism, creativity, and how technology is breaking down barriers

Très bien! Monsieur Le Duck brings a little corner of Gascony to the City

Restaurant Monsieur Le Duck has found a new home in Clerkenwell. If you like duck, go! If you don't, go anyway and pretend you're on holiday in France

"This was a great opportunity to challenge the static notions of beauty..." Sir David Adjaye on designing the BRIT Awards’ statuette

Vivienne Westwood, Damien Hirst, Tracey Emin – past designers of the BRIT Awards’ statuette read like a Who’s Who of British talent. Now it’s Sir David Adjaye’s turn...

"I wanted The Court to feel like something out of a novel." How Harry Mead created the members' club of his dreams

The Court is the latest addition to London's glittering array of private members' clubs. We sat down with founder Harry Mead to discuss his passion project...

"It could have gone really badly wrong." Chris Jammer on modelling, Shipwrecked, and founding a music festival

Modelling with FKA Twigs on his debut shoot; co-founding a music festival while at Cambridge University; appearing on the relaunching reality show Shipwrecked... It's fair to say Chris Jammer has fitted a lot into his 25 years. He shares his story...

How Mel Brown brought New Zealand wine to British palates

Mel Brown, founder of the New Zealand Cellar, tells us how she founded a New Zealand wine shop and bar in Pop Brixton – and what the future might hold...

A merging of three British institutions: Fortnum & Mason's afternoon tea is available at the Royal Exchange

Fortnum & Mason's legendary afternoon tea is available at the Royal Exchange. I took my Mum to review it...

"We all have to spend a lifetime bettering ourselves, don't we?" The weird and wonderful mind of Robert Sheehan

Actor Robert Sheehan has an enquiring mind and a gaze that extends way beyond his work on screen. The star of Netflix superhero series The Umbrella Academy ponders the big issues

Yen takes noodles to the next level

Soba-specialist Yen Restaurant offers the genuine noodle experience, and it's pretty damn great

Loosen that belt buckle... the STK Roast has landed in London

Swallow your patriotic pride – and some delicious cuts of rib eye. STK London has given the Sunday roast a transatlantic twist in typically American-sized portions. You're gonna need a bigger plate

Behind the scenes of the world's most famous casino

For more than 150 years, Monte Carlo has been a byword for glitz and glamour. We visited the famous Casino de Monte-Carlo to discover some of its secrets...

Meet the man who created the world's best vodka

Before he launched Grey Goose, this cognac expert didn’t even own a bottle of vodka. Max Williams discovers how François Thibault made the move from grape to grain

Antonia Thomas on the art of growing up

With Misfits and Lovesick, Antonia Thomas starred in two of the best British comedies of the decade. Now The Good Doctor star has taken her talents transatlantic

Sampling London's most luxurious Christmas sandwich

Japanese restaurant Tokimeitē is offering London's most luxurious Christmas sandwich – a limited-edition Wagyu Katsu Sando priced at £150. We only went and tried it...