Some Little Luxuries
May 1, 2020
We hope you are all doing okay in this difficult and uncertain period. In light of the COVID-19 situation, we’ve pivoted to focus on things that make our members lives during quarantine easier and better. Adding a little luxuries for the body, mind, soul and taste-buds to enhance their lock-down experience, including Luxury Food & Wine Delivery; Medical Concierge; Private Chef Services; Homeschooling; Personal Training; Music Lessons and much more. Also hopefully offering a glimpse of some thing to look forward to. Below you’ll find a number of partners with whom Innerplace members receive special benefits.
For now, we’d like to thank you for your support going forward and we will look forward to seeing you on the other side. We are all in this together and sometimes the most difficult times bring forth the best of the human spirit.
Hedonism Virtual Tasting
If you’re like us, a lot of the money formerly spent out on the town has been reallocated to procuring, amassing and, most often, imbibing wine. Hedonism in Mayfair is one of London’s most vaunted wine shops with a selection that ranges from the very reasonable to some of the rarest bottles on the planet, all unified by being exceptionally delicious. They are also known for holding some of the capital’s best wine tastings.
Since they aren’t able to host people in their shop anymore, Hedonism will be bringing the experience to your homes, with virtual tastings. They send you the wines in advance (included in the price) and you then explore a selection of three or four in an hour long wine tasting with their sommelier and a small group of up to 10 participants on line, where you will be able to interact and enjoy a social experience from a distance. There are two quality levels depending on budget, 'classic' and the premium 'Hedonistic'. Innerplace members receive special benefits.
Kerv Contactless Payment Ring
Throughout Mainland UK
Innerplace members will receive a special deal to upgrade your payment arsenal with Kerv, the contactless Mastercard payment ring that is accepted worldwide in more than 40 million stores. Unlike phones, it requires no charging so you’ll always be able to pay, nor does it require pairing with an electronic device – it works all by itself. The Payment Ring’s electronics are sealed with a waterproof resin so that it’s just as happy in the sea as it is in the shower, making it extremely easy to keep clean and hygienic as we work towards a vaccine. Engineered from zirconia ceramic, The Payment Ring’s outer shell is hypoallergenic and nearly as scratch-resistant as a diamond. It’s a great asset to have if you are often out to the shops as it is extremely easy to clean. They also offer bracelets and key-fobs if that better supports your needs. Innerplace members receive a special deal on all Kerv products until the end of June.
Phycore – Medical Concierge
For those who would like to consult a doctor but don’t want to leave the home or put undue pressure on practitioners, we’ve partnered with an excellent medical concierge named Phycore. As we’re all a little more focussed on or wellness these days, we’ve put together a special package for Innerplace members.
They have put together a specially customised virtual PHY 360 for the current climate. It's a special, slimmed-down introduction package for us to give you a full heath check up and ensure you’re on the right road to maximize your health, at a fraction of the cost of their normal full service. It will allow you access to the same level of wellness expertise as you would have prior to the current situation, so that you can maintain healthy lifestyle patterns.
Fallow Virtual Personal Cooking Lessons
We’ve been singing the praises of Fallow for some time now, both at its residency in Crispin in Spitalfields and 10 Heddon Street in Mayfair. Since graduating from two-Michelin starred restaurant Dinner By Heston, chefs Jack Croft and Will Murrary have from strength to strength, serving seasonal Modern British cuisine which puts vegetables centre stage (touted as root to stem cooking). Jack and Will are now available for private virtual cooking tutorials, which cost £500 with 50% of the revenue going to The Drinks Trust charity.
The Golden Circle Schooling
The Golden Circle is a leading provider of professional home schooling and after school tuition. With a team of over 200 exceptional qualified teachers, they consistently deliver a world-class education which inspires children to think differently, realise their academic potential, and achieve success. They’ve put together a custom package for Innerplace Lifestyle Members to ensure that your children stay ahead of the pack during the health crisis.
This 4-week home schooling package is designed to inspire a love of learning and make the most of the summer term. Tailored to the needs of each individual child, the home school programme will balance creative lessons to motivate your child, maximise learning, and ensure they make excellent academic progress throughout the summer.
Fireworks Music School
Lockdown is a great opportunity to focus on the interests that you’ve always wanted to pursue or haven’t had the time, and one of those might just be taking up an instrument. Luckily, we’ve recently partnered with Fireworks Music School, who offer online music lessons on all instrument (such as piano, guitar, saxophone, drums, violin, trumpet as well as singing. With teachers handpicked from the finest music conservatories in the planet, Fireworks Music School is the largest music agency in London, with over 200 teachers and 800 pupils. We've tried the lessons ourselves and found the teachers to be of the highest quality, patient and enthusiastic. Great for beginners on up to any level.
Fortnum & Mason
We’re very pleased to be announcing a special deal we’ve set up with Fortnum & Mason to ensure that you are well fed during these turbulent times. Established in 1707 with the Royal Warrant of the Queen, Fortnum & Mason needs no introduction. Famous as much for its hampers as for its bottomless variety of teas, it’s as good a time now as ever to order from them, particularly if you are after something top shelf (we are particularly fond of their smoked salmon fillets and their wine is world class). Innerplace members receive special benefits on home delivery.
Something To Look Forward To:
Chestertons Polo in the Park – 4th to 6th September
Hurlingham Park – SW6 3DP
Chestertons Polo in the Park marks one of the go-to weekends of the summer social calendar and has been rescheduled so it can still be enjoyed during the weekend from Friday 4th to Sunday 6th September. The event brings world class polo to the genteel environs of the Hurlingham Club. The unique, fast-paced format makes one of the oldest equestrian sports easier for both newcomers to follow and dedicated polo fans to enjoy the excitement. It’s not just about the sport, the ultimate summer social brings fashion, food, fun and family together; shop the latest trends, enter style competitions, enjoy delicious street eats in the Grazing Paddock, relax in one of the many pitch-side bars or party hard with live music and DJ’s in the legendary Mahiki tent. Innerplace members receive special rates.
Nobu Hotel Portman Square
One of the biggest launches of the year will undoubtedly by the Nobu Hotel Portman Square, which will be opening its doors this autumn in the vibrant yet genteel neighbourhood of Marylebone. Building on the impeccable service, award-winning cuisine and streamlined luxury that has made Nobu and international phenomenon, the hotel will feature 249 guest rooms and suites, a ballroom, meeting spaces, and, of course, a world-class restaurants serving nouveau Japanese and Nikkei dishes. All of the architecture and design has been conceptualised and executed by David Collins Studios, one of the top names in British interiors. Suffice to say, it’s going to be a beauty and a central addition to the Marylebone scene.
Fine Dining Restaurants with Home Delivery
We’ve put together a list of our favourite fine dining operations who have pivoted to offer home delivery, whether it’s for a date night at home or a virtual dinner online.
If you are like us, one of the types of food we are missing the most is top-end sushi. Rolling it at home just doesn’t do the trick! Luckily, ROKA Home is offering takeaway and delivery on SUPPER from their Charlotte Street location. Available from 5pm-9pm from Wednesday to Sunday, ROKA will be bringing their signature flavours to the homes of Londoners, with iconic dishes such as their maki rolls and robata grilled meats on offer.
Hakkasan – Even if you can cook an excellent Cantonese, there’s no way to replicate what they do at Hakkasan at home. Whether you’re dipping in for dim sum, pecking away at the Peking duck with Royal Beluga Caviar, or deep diving the charcoal grilled silver cod with champagne and honey, rest easy you’ll be in self-containment heaven. Innerplace members get free delivery on their first order on SUPPER.
Hide – Michelin-starred Hide is one of our favourite Mayfair fine dining operations and are delivering via SUPPER. Enjoy some of Ollie Dabbous’ excellent dishes at home, including suckling pig with mustard fruit puree, crushed turnip & black pudding; roast scallop with Jerusalem artichoke & black truffle and burrata with confit tamarillo, basil & olive oil. To elevate the meal one step further wines from Hedonism, the mecca of wine, will be available to order alongside. Innerplace members get free delivery on their first order on SUPPER.
Arros QD – Quique Dacosta boasts three Michelin stars in Spain, and they’ve launched a takeaway menu so that you can enjoy his cooking at home. His Fitzrovian restaurant has earned quite a following amongst customers and critics alike with its boundary-pushing Iberian cuisine. Whether it’s molecular gastronomy starters or some of the best risotto in the UK, Arros QD delivers… (through their direct line and on Deliveroo).
Kitty Fisher’s – Kitty Fisher’s is a jewelbox small modern European bistro that has been one of the hardest bookings to get in London for years and also launched the career of Brat’s Tomos Parry. Cora Peal is their equally alluring sister restaurant. They’re launching a delivery package that will include Kitty Fisher’s signature cocktail - the Bad Kitty; Welsh rarebit topped with pretty pick pickled onions; a fish and shellfish stew with a rich crab bisque and cheesy croutons; and roast veal with veal jus and seasonal vegetables. No meal from the saucy sisters would be complete without their crispy chips - dubbed the 'dish of the year, dish of the decade, dish of the century’ by the inimitable Giles Coren.
Quality Chop House – The Quality Chop House in Farringdon is the seminal meat-forward restaurant in Farringdon that laid the groundwork for the opening of Clipstone, Emilia and Michelin-starred Portland. They’re now running a daily collection and delivery service with many of their staple dishes (think pork pies, Dexter beef mince, and smoked cod’s roe) on the menu.
BRAT – Speaking of Tomos Parry, the Welsh Michelin-starred wunderkind will be opening The BRAT Farm, Grill and Wine Shop to support the restaurant’s staff and producers with a market-style counter laden with a selection of high quality ingredients as well as prepped dishes to eat at home including whole brown crabs, smoked pink fir potatoes, grilled asparagus salad and their signature burnt cheesecakes. If you’d rather order delivery, there’s an option for that as well.
Pidgin – The Michelin-awarded restaurant will be offering a Homing Pidgin service with a weekly changing three course meal available for collection from Wednesday to Sunday at £25 per person. For those unable to leave the house a limited delivery service can be provided to locals if arranged in advance. Dishes will include the likes of wild mushroom salad with confit jersey royal potatoes, champagne miso vinaigrette, whipped mascarpone, pickled shallot, pickled pistachios, carrot furikake and dill as well as fresh pappardelle pasta with retired dairy cow albondigas, smoked tomato sauce, boquerones, wild garlic brioche crumb and wild garlic purée. Yum!
12:51 – Launched by former Ledbury chef and winner of the Great British Menu James Cochran, 12:51 is a pitch perfect, innovative modern restaurant in Islington. As a testament to his hard work ethic and the challenges faced by the industry, James and co-owner Dan will be making deliveries themselves by bicycle. The AROUND THE CLUCK menu brings together James’s Jamaican jerk chicken, sides made up of fresh fruit and veg and a scotch bonnet jam.
Trullo – Trullo is the famously popular neighbourhood Italian restaurant in Islington that launched the celebrated pasta restaurant Padella. They’re introducing a carryout service with ready meals such as a top class lasagne.
Bao – Everbody’s favourite Taiwanese steamed bun empire has sadly closed their three restaurants to battle COVID-19. However, they’ll be launching an amazing new delivery service called Rice Error in the coming days. Check out their amazing website here.
Angelina – For any East Londoners amongst you, we were smitten with Angelina’s Italo-Japanese take on the tasting menu. You can read more about it here. They’re launching a delivery service for Dalstonites.
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