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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Hush Mayfair Celebrates LFW With ‘Icons’ Menu

Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren and Coco Chanel. No, we’re not talking about powerful women but, instead, fabulous cocktails on Hush Mayfair’s new ‘Icons’ menu. The menu, specially curated to turn back time to the golden age of fashion, is inspired by London Fashion Week and reflects the best of Hush’s light and delicate dishes. Plancha tiger prawns with chilli dressing and burnt lime, roasted tuna with pistachio crust, aubergine caviar and fennel salad, and fragrant sweet potato mash with seasoned wild mushrooms all feature on the menu to satisfy your palate, whilst (handily) leaving some room for dessert (a […]

Tank and Paddle
Reviews

Tank and Paddle Review: What We Thought

What? Craft beer and pizza. And a few games thrown in – think giant Jenga, draughts and sliders played by a youngish suit-wearing crowd, fresh from the office… well, maybe a few hours of beer drinking in. New? Tank and Paddle opened back in November, just in time for swarms of Christmas drinkers. Things have now calmed down a bit so we headed along on Friday night to try it out. Where? Minster Court, 3 Mincing Lane, EC3R 7AA www.tankandpaddle.co.uk On the Menu: Whilst it’s all about the pizzas here, there is a section dedicated to mac ‘n’ cheese, salads and ‘dough’ (garlic […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Curry and Fine Wine: Gymkhana and Noble Rot Join Forces

Most of us would traditionally tout curry and beer as the ideal pairing, a spicy jalfrezi alongside a cold pint is our default order. But it turns out our unadventurous habit may be causing us to miss a trick that’s holding back our Indian culinary enjoyment. Fear not, however, as an exciting collaboration between Gymkhana and Noble Rot is set to put the world to rights and transform our perception of curry for the better. This month, the acclaimed Michelin star Indian restaurant, Gymkhana, and wine bar, restaurant and food magazine, Noble Rot, will team up for an exclusive event that introduces guests to the the sensational […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Grammys 2017: Reluctant Winners, Unsigned Heroes and Powerful Protests

Let’s talk Grammys. One of the biggest nights in music, it always has promises controversies, shocks, and an overall good time. This year was no different, seeing Adele take home all five of the Grammys she was nominated for, including Best Record for Hello and Best Album for 25. But it was Beyoncé who stole the show, with an intense performance of two songs ‘Sandcastles’ and ‘Love Drought’ from her Lemonade album. Beyoncé won two of the nine awards she was nominated for, and many took to social media to profess their disappointment at her presumed snub for Best Album. […]

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Grey Goose
Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Drink the Silver Screen: Grey Goose Awards Season Cocktails

We are now well into the February Awards Season, however, we can’t all be at the BAFTA’s winning awards like Emma Stone or Casey Affleck…but there is nothing stopping us pretending that we are, as the Grey Goose 2017 Awards Cocktail Collection arrives, showing a collection of exceptional cocktails that the celebs have all indulged in at the awards. For the first time, Grey Goose has collaborated with five of London’s leading bartenders from the world’s most respected bars to create five cocktails that pay tribute to themes dominating 2017’s most acclaimed films. Inspired by Search For Justice, Xavier Landais, Bar Director at […]

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Reviews

Room 2 Review: What We Thought

What? Calling itself an aparthotel – Room 2 is a part of an increasingly popular hybrid of hostels and hotels giving people more independence. As their website says ‘We like to create neighbourhoods where nomadic freelancers meet non-stop backpackers. Where connections are made and where the rules of a typical hotel are broken.’ Think of it somewhere between a hostel, an Airbnb (you get your own kitchen and living space) but you still have room service and the comforts of a hotel such as biscuits and sweets. New? Yes, it launched last year. Where? 102 Hammersmith Grove, Hammersmith, W6 7HB www.room2.com […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Intimate Dining With Mark Hix and Special Guest Chefs

We all know London is a hubbub of restaurants to eat at, street kitchens to mingle at, and pop-ups to marvel at. You know the drill, you go to a restaurant, excited about the culinary creativity that awaits, but lo and behold, you have to wait (inwardly impatient) in an orderly queue for, well, ages. Sitting at your table, you struggle to hear your companion even though they’ve been squished uncomfortably close to you, and all you can think is: does it really have to be so loud? Chef Mark Hix has artfully solved both problems, presenting a series of intimate […]

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Mason and Company
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Mason & Company Review: What We Thought

What? Mason & Company is the creation of Ed Mason, founder of Hackney’s Five Points Brewing Company and Rachel Jones, founder of street food Capish? New? It opened last year as part of the new developments on Hackney Wick’s canalside. Mason & Company is one of eight new restaurants/bars/shops along the canal, which are all part of Here East’s innovation campus. Where? 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E15 2GW, www.masonandcompany.co.uk On the Menu: What you get when you fuse together Italian and American cuisines…think Italian poutine, meatball subs and Italo fries available with Jalapeño salsa, basil aioli or […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Drum Online Media Awards 2017

Here at The Handbook, we are big believers in the exciting developments that come with online information. You know the drill, you get on the tube in the morning, coffee in hand, and scrawl through your phone. Articles are being shared across various platforms, from The Huffington Post and the BBC, saturating your newsfeed, telling you everything from current affairs to hilarious reactions to the Beyonce baby bombshell. You may consider these websites unbeatable, consistently breaking online news and information, but you’d be surprised to know, it can be the smallest sites that break the biggest news. That’s why we’ve […]

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Phoneless at The SavoyPhoneless at The Savoy
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sacrifice Your Phone For Love at The Savoy

Phones at the dinner table. We are all guilty; whether it be for that crucial Instagram post, emails we have to respond to, or even just the tugging nag that we HAVE to check our phones at right this VERY minute. No matter how romantic, no dulcet music or flickering candlelight can hide the glare of a dozen phone screens. So, in the spirit of romance, this Valentine’s Day, Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill at the Savoy is asking guests to relinquish their phones, encouraging couples to enjoy each other’s undivided attention. Upon arrival at the restaurant, diners will be […]

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