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Boozy Burgers At K West Hotel & Spa

There are some people who go into a spa and want to cleanse, detox, eat celery and what not. That’s just not for us – celery is hardly the equivalent of living the dream. Whenever we go to the spa it is usually because we want to indulge ourselves or possibly because we had a few to many cocktails the night before. And plus, all that time spent there makes us hungry. We are glad someone has picked up on this as K West Hotel and Spa are introducing their new Bloody Mary Burger in the Studio Kitchen The Bloody […]

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Mimosa Launches in Fulham

Having previously been the site of Eighty-Six Restaurant and home to Zinnia, 86 Fulham Road has housed some pretty impressive restaurants and tomorrow another one will step up to the mark with the opening of Mimosa. Part of the Elysium Group, this is the second Mimosa (the first being in Colchester) and with its laid back but luxurious setting, it makes for the perfect place for drinks, dinner or long, lazy weekend brunches. Inside you’ll find a mix of colours, textures, high and low seating and antique tables, it’s cosy yet relaxed, opulent but traditional.  The kitchen will be serving up […]

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Sipsmith Gin Sipping Garden Party

Want to take advantage of London’s sunny weather before the inevitable rain brings us all back to reality? Of course you do, well if you want something a little more than parks then the solution lies in the centre of town, just metres from Piccadilly, where cocktails and picnic-style food awaits. London distillers, Sipsmith Gin, have partnered with the famed Le Méridien to offer guests a quaint garden oasis overlooking of the most iconic streets in the city. A relaxing environment to enjoy the sun and escape the city on the outdoor roof terrace of the hotel adorned with picnic […]

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8 of London’s Best Hotel Restaurants

As a cosmopolitan tourist destination, London is blessed with a variety of world class hotels and restaurants. Some bright sparks have managed to combine the two, creating some of London’s finest culinary delights! Here are The Handbook’s Top 8 Hotel Restaurants.  One-O-One Restaurant, The Park Tower Hotel   What: London’s finest seafood is in good companyWhy: The Park Tower, Knightsbridge is one of Starwood’s ‘Luxury Collection Hotels’ and has a restaurant to match. Located beneath the Tower One-O-One is Chef Pascal Proyart’s brainchild and his experience in two-star Michelin kitchens in Brussels and Paris is reflected in his dishes. Living […]

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Balls and Company Launches

Ah the humble meatball, most likely to remind you of trips to Ikea, grizzly bits of round meat bobbing in a tin of tomato sauce and school meals. It’s time for new balls please (there is our nod to the tennis taking place at Queen’s Club at the moment, 2 birds, 1 stone) and soon we will have with the aptly named Balls and Company, Soho’s first gourmet meatball restaurant. Wanting to bring a bit of class to the carnivorous food scene going on at the moment in London, Australian chef and owner, Bonny Porter will be serving up five […]

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The Goring’s Bollinger Secret Garden pop-up

The sun’s out and people are flooding into any open space possibly to grab themselves a post-work drink after being stuffed in the office all day. If you want the sun, the drinks and the fun but not the over-crowded space then we have a solution – The Bollinger Secret Garden at The Goring has just launched offering a serene space in the middle of the city. In the heart of Belgravia the garden currently takes up a space measuring a few feet larger than Centre Court at Wimbledon so there will definitely be space to enjoy Mother Nature. The […]

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Borough Market’s Food Fights

Ok so it’s not an actual food fight, it’s more of a verbal fight, more of a debate. That’s right Borough Market is launching a series of topical food talks with producers, traders, journalist and activists to delve into some of the current issues on the food scene at the moment.  Things get going on the 30th June with ‘Is Cooking a Lost Art?’ hosted by chef, food writer and broadcaster Sybil Kapoor with panellists including historian Bee Wilson and presenter Rosie Birkett. As the name suggests they’ll be asking whether our love for restaurants is stopping us from actually […]

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Hotel Chantelle: A Taste of NYC

This July London will be getting a taste of the big apple as New York favourite, Hotel Chantelle launches in London. The original restaurant which you’ll find in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, has gained fans such as Kate Perry and Channing Tatum and now Executive Chef Seth Levine is bringing it to the heart of London – just off Oxford Street to be precise. The menu brings together upscale American dining with fun French fare and weaves together molecular gastronomy, comfort food and haute cuisine, impressive. So it’s the sort of place you can head to for  a casual brunch […]

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London’s Luxury Gift Guide

What do you get the person who has everything? One of these excellent gifts below obviously. If you want to be the best giver you can be to get in with your boss, impress the in-laws, schmooze a new lover, or hey, just to get yourself something nice then look no further. Here is our guide to the best, luxury gifts in London! Great for a best friend: Corrigan’s MayfairWhat: Luxury hampers served via personal butlerWhy: Take things al fresco without the hassle of actually having to serve your own food with a luxury hamper service from Corrigan’s served by […]

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London’s Luxury Gift Guide

What do you get the person who has everything? One of these excellent gifts below obviously. If you want to be the best giver you can be to get in with your boss, impress the in-laws, schmooze a new lover, or hey, just to get yourself something nice then look no further. Here is our guide to the best, luxury gifts in London! Great for a best friend: Corrigan’s MayfairWhat: Luxury hampers served via personal butlerWhy: Take things al fresco without the hassle of actually having to serve your own food with a luxury hamper service from Corrigan’s served by […]

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