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Openings & Launches

Counter Kitchen Opens

Mother Nature nailed it really didn’t she? You have to have hand it to her, she did a pretty great job. Benjamin Meyer and William Heath like to think so too, as this is the philosophy behind their new venture Counter Kitchen. Opening on 3rd October, Counter Kitchen will be keeping raw, natural flavours at its heart as they serve up nutritious food without any empty calories. Heading up the kitchen will be Matt Edwards (Quo Vadis, Fino, The Harwood Arms) who will be serving up the likes of avocado on toast served with cucumber kimchi and almond butter toast […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

2nd Chance Charity Supper

The future, a.k.a the youth of today have been hit with a sucker punch by austerity. Making the step onto a career ladder is difficult and stepping onto a desired career ladder is a rarity. This being the landscape, two celebrity chefs and charity 2nd Chance are heading to The Bingham to provide something delicious and auspicious. Chefs, Paul Merrett and Eric Grignard will be collaborating with 2nd Chance, a specialist ‘education to employment’ training course to support 18-24 year olds on their journey to a career, to deliver a charity dinner. The guest chefs will be creating the 4-course menu, […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Dickie Fitz’s Aussie Supper Club

Kangaroos, octopus , kingfish… just some of the ingredients you can try at Dickie Fitz as they launch their autumn supper club series. After their summer supper club series received a whirlwind of success, the Pacific inspired restaurant is continuing its journey down under to celebrate its produce and drink. Executive chef Matt Robinson will take you down a culinary road opening your eyes to the tastes of Oz, from Queensland to Coffin Bay. Among the dishes available in the series will be munchkin sweet BBQ prawns from the Spencer Gulf; 150+ day grained fed Angus sirloin beef and wild […]

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Cook For Syria With Clerkenwell Boy

When turning your mind to Syria, it’s easy to forget against the backdrop of destruction and devastation that buried among the rubble is a culture. To celebrate just an aspect of that which is so close to being lost, Instagrammer Clerkenwell Boy, NEXTGen London, SUITCASE Magazine and Gemma Bell PR have lined up a host of top chefs and restaurateurs to create and serve dishes inspired by Syrian cuisine all in aid of Unicef’s Children of Syria fund. Brunswick House, Caravan, Chick’n’Sours and The Diary are among the restaurants involved whilst Fergus Henderson, Nuno Mendes, Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi, José […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Finest Chocolatier Opens

The establishing of R Chocolate London is much like the tempering of chocolate itself. The pristine, evocative marble slab represents the location and premises where R Chocolate will stand. Situated on the iconic Ebury Street in Belgravia, the chocolatier and patisserie will rub shoulders with world-renowned luxury brands. The provocative pouring of the chocolate of course is symbolic of the indulgence and opulence of what is going to take place inside those four walls. R Chocolate is the brainchild of self-confessed chocaholic Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, producer Jessica de Rothschild and successful entrepreneur Ben Elliot. And it is with one […]

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Openings & Launches

Dalloway Terrace Launches Film Club

Alfresco cinema doesn’t just have to be for the summer, as Dalloway Terrace proves with the launch of their new film club. Curl up under one of their cosy blankets or grab a spot under one of their heaters and get ready to see some classic films on one of the prettiest terraces in London. This Sunday they’ll be showing Cocktail, followed by Chocolat the following week whilst future screenings include The Grand Budapest Hotel, Bugsy Malone and Inception. Each week there’ll be new bespoke cocktails to match each film and they’ve also launched an accompanying menu of small plates […]

Culture

Harrods and Jumeirah Carlton Tower Celebrate Sixties Style

There’s nothing like an immersive afternoon of swinging…swinging sixties that is. A hark back to the decade when liberal thinking was ingrained in the culture, where risqué choices were becoming the rage, and the fashion was undoubtedly iconic. There’s isn’t a more appropriate place to celebrate this period than at Jumeirah Carlton Tower, who are collaborating with Harrods in the unveiling of an exhibition of photos, adverts and clothing showcasing ‘Sixties Knightsbridge Style’. The exhibition will pay homage to the heritages of both the Knightsbridge hotel and the luxury retailer, each of which were prominent establishments in the decade. Jumeirah […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Handbook Meets: Our/London

Whilst gin is still having its moment of fame, vodka is sitting quietly in the background, doing its own thing, just biding its time. Our/Vodka is a project by Pernod Ricard which sees a global vodka being made by local producers. It’s already launched in Berlin, Detroit, Seattle and Amsterdam. It’s now here in London and the guys leading the way are Neil Chivers who comes from a music background and Clive Watson the name behind restaurant, Blixen and co-founder of The Riding House Café, Village East and the Garrison. We caught up with them to talk working with friends, […]

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Bars and Brunches at Smith & Wollensky

Bars and brunches, two of our favourite things. An evening at the former inevitably leads to the requirement of the latter and now both can be found at Smith & Wollensky as they have just launched their new bar and are set to launch their new brunch this weekend. Found on the lower ground floor of the restaurant, the Adelphi bar will be open from 5pm throughout the week and on Saturday, which means if you only have time for a cocktail or a pre-theatre bite then you can still pew up a stool at the bar. There’s a 40 […]

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Oktoberfest Comes To The Frog

Walk around the streets of Shoreditch this Autumn and you’re going to feel like you’re further east (and a little bit further south) than you actually are. Munich to be precise. Oktoberfest is being celebrated all over the city and despite the last minute, unforeseen cancellation of the 2015 London festivities at Tobacco Dock, 2016 is looking brighter. The renowned German festival is coming to The Frog E1 in a collage of big bratwurst, giant pretzels and beer-filled steins; all the iconic elements that bring warmth and comfort to a crisp, dark evening. Pioneering the three-week long celebrations is Head Chef, Adam Handling, […]

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