Dining & Nightlife

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Mailbox Blog

Whether you’re trying Veganuary or simply craving some sweet treats, stir up your tastebuds with the very best dishes at Mailbox.

Go Vegan

Now, more than ever, a record number of people are starting to embrace a plant-based diet, and with ‘Veganuary’ being the word on everyone’s lips this month, we’ve got some amazing options for you to try.  Whether you’re going full greens-only or just incorporating a few meals in-between, these dishes all play the part in helping the environment, reducing meat demand and positively impacting on the planet. 

Classic Zucca at Zizzi

If you’re fancying something individually Italian, then where better to head than Zizzi? Enjoy a tomato base with mozzarella alternative, made with coconut oil and topped with roasted butternut squash, caramelised onions and spinach. With plenty of extras on offer – including fire-roasted peppers, field mushrooms and balsamic tomatoes – you can personalise your pizza to your own taste.

Go to Gas Street Social

Offering more than your standard vegan menu options, Gas Street Social has an array of delicious dishes across various cuisines. Whether you’re keeping it healthy with a bulgur wheat salad, opting for peanut butter noodles or feeling brave with buffalo cauli ‘wings’ in hot sauce, they take plant-based to another level of flavour. 

Stylish Dining

For added luxury, indulge in a three course feast at Harvey Nichols Brasserie, which recently introduced a new vegan menu. Available across all three courses, for starters you can choose from grilled mixed vegetables or spiced Asian soup, while mains include vegetable and red lentil curry or tofu club sandwich with rice paper bacon and vegan cheese. Tuck into a chocolate brownie for dessert or rose sorbet, proving that you don’t have to compromise on taste.

For more information or to make a reservation, please call 0121 616 6028 or email [email protected]. You can also book online at

Feelin’ French

French-style restaurant Cafe Rouge already offers a huge variety for the whole family, and now there’s vegan mains to add to the choice. Favourites include the Moroccan vegetable tagine consisting of roasted courgette, chickpeas and spinach served alongside a spiced coriander couscous. You can also enjoy a spicy chickpea burger and vegetable parmentier depending on your mood.

A taste of India

For the main course, try Chez Mal at Malmaison’s take on the much-loved Indian bhuna. Packed with roast aubergine, winter squash and red peppers, served alongside fluffy pilaf rice and grilled Indian bread, it will satisfy those spicy needs to warm you up from the inside during the colder months.

Sweet Treats

For the sweet tooths out there, we’ve got a whole host of delectable treats across an array of restaurants this season. Take a look at some of our favourites below!

L-R Vegan Caramelised Cheesecake – Zizzi | Dark Chocolate Mousse – Cote Brasserie | Vegan Blackcurrant & Limoncello Semifreddo – Pizza Express | Churros with Dulce de Leche – Bar EstiloPineapple Carpaccio & Mango Sorbet – Harvey Nichols Brasserie | Chocolate Hazelnut Bomb – Miller and Carter

Make the most of these exclusive offers!

With it being a five week month as well as post-gifting season, your bank account may have taken quite a hit. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy an evening out, and our bars and restaurants are making it easier to have fun whilst spending less. Take a look at everything on offer below:

  • Leave dry January and drink half price beverages all month long at AC Hotels. Simply sign up to the mailing list for the exclusive offer.
  • Pizza Express is offering 2 for 1 on all mains throughout January, Sunday through Thursday.
  • Make the most of a fabulous vegan offering as Gas Street Social are doing 2 for 1 on all vegan and veggie dishes every Tuesday.
  • Until the January 18, Zizzi is giving all customers 40% off all food. Valid all day Sunday to Thursday and on Friday before 5 pm.
  • Indulge in half-price dining at Chez Mal Malmaison this January. 50% off is available on the full A La Carte menu until the 24th.

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Dining & Nightlife

Posted on January 15, 2019 by Mailbox Blog

With the hedonism of December already a distant memory, why not banish those January blues and let the best beauty treatments available at Mailbox revive and replenish you from head to toe.

Totally Holistic

Bring together the mind and body with an all-encompassing head to toe treatment. With the Total Holistic Body Care, £75, Malmaison, you’ll enjoy skin brushing and exfoliation, followed by a body, face and scalp massage to relieve stress and allow you to enter the new year tension-free. Using a blend of essential oils chosen to suit each individual, take some time to relax in the 90-minute tailored treatment.

Tips and Toes

Give your hands and feet the luxury treatment they deserve with Shavata Ultimate Luxury Manicure and Pedicure, £45 each, Harvey Nichols. Experience a nourishing soak and a thorough nail pamper with a hand and half leg massage to really complete the treatment. Finished with gel polish in a shade of your choice, or with nail art for an additional cost.

A-list Treatment

With a two-year waiting list at her Shifnal salon, Deborah Mitchell Heaven Skincare, is one of the country’s most in-demand facialists. Renowned for her celebrity client list, Deborah’s luxury new Harvey Nichols salon offers two curated facials using her signature bee venom ABEETOXIN® range – a 60-minute Bee Sting Facial, from £45, and a 90 minute Bee Slim Ritual, from £58.

Hyaluronic Booster

With the celebrations from the festive season and the winter weather taking its toll on your skin, improve the overall condition with the Flint+Flint Skin Booster. As the natural levels of hyaluronic acids diminish, skin can look dull, wrinkled and dry to the touch. This treatment adds hydration instantly while penetrating deeper to create a lasting, plumper effect.

Hair Care

After styling your hair with heat and hairspray, restore your locks and rebuild from the temporary damage by heading to Toni and Guy Essensuals for the Olaplex, £30, treatment. While the range offers different stages, Olaplex Number 1: Bond Multiplier is for professional use only, boasting results of hydration restoring, shine-boosting and frizz reduction.

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