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Sartoria’s New Capri-Inspired Terrace

The days are beginning to warm up and the sun is finally starting to peer through the clouds right about the time summer’s end is looming eerily ahead, so it is only natural to want to spend every second of our rare but much-loved steamy summer days outdoors. Perhaps even take a small getaway from the fast-paced and strenuous lifestyle customary of us city dwellers and sip on an Aperol spritz on the coast of somewhere far away. Well don’t book your plane tickets just yet, as Italian ristorante Sartoria is taking advantage of the delectable sunshine and is bringing all of this and more right […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

19 Restaurants and Bars That Opened in July

London tends to be quite quiet over summer as everyone heads off on their holidays, not in 2016 though. As July draws to a close, we look back at the 20 bars and restaurants that have opened in this month… Hyde Opening opposite Kensington Palace, cocktail bar, Hyde will be serving up drinks created by award winning bar tender and co-founder of The Cocktail Trading Co. Andy Mil. Adi Gunawan will be heading up the kitchen with a Pan-Asian menu. www.hydekensington.co.uk Squirrel Nuts about health restauranteurs, Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling, are back with an all-day fast, casual healthy eating South Kensington […]

Reviews

Gaucho Private Dining Review: What We Thought

New? Gaucho was founded in 1976 with the original restaurant in Amsterdam. The first UK restaurant was opened on Swallow Street (Piccadilly) in 1994 and, fast forward a few years, there are now 14 UK sites, including Manchester and Leeds as well as restaurants in Dubai, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires. Where? 60A Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 2NU www.gauchorestaurants.com for bookings elli.sallis@gauchorestaurants.com On the Menu: Steak and red wine. Organic Argentinian Aberdeen-Angus steak to be precise, cooked on an open flame for the most authentic taste and sourced from the fertile grasslands of the Pampas. Impressively, the wine collection is not only exclusively Argentinian – all but 10 bottles […]

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Openings & Launches

3rd Rum Kitchen Opens

We might not all be able to afford to go to the Caribbean, but what we can do is head to the new Rum Kitchen opening on Monday and work our way through their hefty rum offering. Chuck in some sunshine, block out the sound of the tube and who needs the Caribbean? Opening on Coldharbour Lane in Brixton, the restaurant will seat 110 diners inside, 20 outside on the terrace as well as a large counter bar, which is the ideal spot for working your way through the 200 strong rum list which includes the exclusively bottled RK x […]

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Celebrities & Influencers

Use Celebrities To Promote Your Brand

With brands seeing around a 20% uplift in product sales when using a celebrity to endorse their products it seems a worthwhile investment. The general public are bombarded with thousands of adverts every day, but studies have shown the most memorable ads are ones where a celebrity is endorsing the product. With the rise of social media, brands can get their products in front of celebrities through gifting producing a great response at little expense. To start contacting celebrities click here. Here are the most important things to remember when trying to get a celebrity to promote your brand. 1) Find […]

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News

Hop Aboard the London Love Bus

Dating, quite unfortunately, is often not near as enjoyable as we’d hope it to be. Far too many times do we surrender over our nights in the hopes of meeting someone special, only to have them wasted on an evening of awkward silences and dull conversation. What’s worse is the cost of such dates – after all, we could have been catching up over drinks with friends or crawling into bed early to prep for the busy work week ahead.  As an alternative, dating site Match is making use of the usually boring and tedious trek to work this summer by offering busy Londoners the […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

7 of London’s Best Vietnamese Restaurants

After a wave of Korean food sweeping London’s shores – think great street food from the likes of Busan BBQ, Old Street eatery On the Bab and Judy Joo’s Soho based Jinjuu – we thought The Handbook’s old faithful, good ol’ Vietnamese, deserved a little love. Here’s a round-up of where we recommend you should go to get some.

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Reviews

The Griffin Inn Review – what we thought

New? The Griffin dates from the 16th century and the Pullan family have been at the helm since 1979. Where? Fletching, East Sussex, TN22 3SS, www.thegriffininn.co.uk On the menu: A Modern European menu with strong influences from London’s famous River Café with which The Griffin has close family associations. First Impressions: After an hour’s drive from London we find ourselves in the small town of Fletching in East Sussex which is home to The Griffin Inn. The garden has amazing views of the hilly countryside with the perks of a pop-up bar on site while the actual bar is also nearby. We stayed […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

How to Live Like a Local in: Chiswick

There’s more to Chiswick than the High Road but it’s a good place to start. Live as the locals do and pop into Artisan for your morning coffee, No 197 Chiswick Fire Station for lunch and pick up a 20 inch pizza from Pizza Street for your dinner. That’s before we even start on riverside drinking spots, farmers markets and gin. Here are 11 reasons that make Chiswick well worth the trip west.

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Openings & Launches

Clipstone: Portland’s Sister Restaurant

Cast your mind back to 2015, not that long ago, but so much has happened in 2016 it definitely feels much longer. Anyway if you keep up to date with your restaurant openings, which hopefully with us you do, then you’ll remember the opening of the critically acclaimed restaurant, Portland. Well now the team: restaurateurs, Will Lander and Daniel Morgenthau and chef, Merlin Labron-Johnson are back with the opening of Clipstone.  You’ll find it on the corner of Clipstone Street just down the road from Portland in location of the year, Fitzrovia. The 52 cover restaurant will be minimal in […]

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