It's not always easy to make a hotel restaurant feel lived-in, to banish that transient, characterless foyer-lobby vibe. But Asia de Cuba has filled its corner of St. Martin's Lane Hotel with a colourful clutter of Fifties-ish posters, printed upholstery and bright bric-a-brac. Spare walls and pillar surfaces are lined with bookshelves and hanging plants. It's not just the decor that's bright and punchy.
For somewhere so elegant, Victory Mansion seems surprisingly keen to get you messy. The venue's made an appearance on our most beautiful restaurants list by virtue of its art deco loveliness, all lacquer-and-wood and barstools with sinuous curves. But with the arrival of the new Ta-Ko menu, that beauty comes with a heightened risk of mess. Big mess. Less a risk than a certainty, actually, unless you stick solely to their drinks menu.
Dine Among The Tombstones At This Lambeth RestaurantTo the left and right of our table, a foot away from our feet, are tombstones. Deconsecrated, they make up part of the floor at the Garden Museum's new cafe, embedded in the outside terrace and the indoor polished concrete. In other hands, or maybe in a different London neighbourhood, this would have been trumpeted across the museum website and press releases.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".