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Twelve Days of Christmas at The Wellesley

Now while we know that Christmas is more than the commercial side of it, with a real focus on spending time with family and loved ones, we’d be lying if we said that we didn’t love presents. Giving, receiving, we love them – and it turns out that we are not alone as The Wellesley is hosting their own 12 days of Christmas which will see the Knightsbridge hotel handing out a series of indulgent surprises to guests. The Christmas cheer begins on the 14th December with a complimentary surprise revealed in the turndown service every evening. Prizes will include […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Melt Room does Christmas

We’ve drooled over their Instagram many a hungover morning and now that winter bulking season is well underway we can justify real-life drooling at Melt Room’s Soho sandwich shop. As the name suggests, Melt Room do all things melty and cheesy and grilled, New York style and no combination is overlooked. Let your imagination run wild; BBQ chicken and red cabbage slaw? Absolutely. Nutella and mascarpone? On the menu. Turkey, stuffing and cranberry? It is now. Melt Room’s festive additions to their menu are available from their Soho shop and also to order online for delivery, we’re not sure how […]

News

WIN: Champagne Dinner For 2 At Les Deux Salons

We’ve teamed up with the guys at Les Deux Salons to offer one lucky winner plus guest a delicious 3-course meal complete with champagne. To enter, head to our Facebook page, ‘The Handbook News’, and comment on our post telling us your favourite family Christmas tradition. It’s as easy as that! ENTER HERE! T&C’s: Three courses from a set menu and 375ml of Besserat de Bellefon Brut NV champagne per person. Maximum of 8 diners. Includes VAT, excludes service. Available every Sunday until 28 February 2016. Under 18’s dine at £29.50 for three courses. A children’s menu is available for under […]

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Reviews

Jingle Bells Brunch at 34 Review – What We Thought

Remember when we told you about the Jingle Bell Brunch at 34? If you don’t give it a read…Well, on finding ourselves stuck in the midst of the army of Christmas shoppers on Oxford Street, a force to be reckoned with, we weaved our way out of the crowds, feeling positively Scrooge like until we reached South Audley Street and headed to 34 for said Jingle Bells Brunch. They’ve teamed up with Georg Jensen who has just opened their flagship store on the neighbouring Mount Street. Standing proudly by the doorman were two white reindeer with bright pink collars and […]

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Openings & Launches

8 Mount Street Opens

Executive Chef Adrian Mellor has previously worked for some of the top five star hotels in the world including Waldorf Astoria, Maldives and has been King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan’s private chef, now however he is bringing his expertise to London with the opening of 8 Mount Street. With a Mediterranean inspired menu, highlights are said to include a pecorino crème brûleé with aged balsamic and onion marmalade, grilled marinated lamb cutlets with smoked aubergine and a lobster linguini. To accompany it will be an extensive wine list, naturally. Clèment Blanchete  is overseeing the design (previously he worked […]

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News

Top Heated Terraces

As much as we love our city’s weird and wonderful pubs and boozers, just because it’s now bitterly cold outside doesn’t mean that you have to curl up in some stuffy public house for drinks this Christmas. For an al fresco night of inebriation, make a beeline for one of London’s heated terrace bars. Here you can enjoy beautiful hanging gardens, wigwams, mini ski chalets and priceless views of our capital’s sexy skyline.

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Top Heated Terraces

As much as we love our city’s weird and wonderful pubs and boozers, just because it’s now bitterly cold outside doesn’t mean that you have to curl up in some stuffy public house for drinks this Christmas. For an al fresco night of inebriation, make a beeline for one of London’s heated terrace bars. Here you can enjoy beautiful hanging gardens, wigwams, mini ski chalets and priceless views of our capital’s sexy skyline.

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Reviews

Drake & Morgan at Kings Cross Review – What We Thought

Who would’ve thought it? It turns out that King’s Cross is full of decent places to eat these days! No longer do you have to suffer a miserable McDonalds or bland Pizza Express if you’re looking to fill your belly before jumping on the train home. The game has changed in recent months as more and more exciting eateries are opening by the day in the new developments that are sprouting up around the station that serves the north of England and Hogwarts. Set between St. Pancras International and Central St. Martins, Drake & Morgan is the newest addition. Fun […]

Openings & Launches

Clarendon Cocktail Cellar Opens

Tomorrow sees the opening of the Clarendon Cocktail Cellar, a new bar opening in Charlotte and Justin Salisbury’s third boutique hotel: the Artist Residence in Pimlico.   Situated under the Cambridge Street Café, it takes its name from the pub, The Clarendon, that was designed by Thomas Cubitt and dates back to 1852. However unlike in the 19th century, the drinks this time round takes their inspiration from iconic artwork and will be made using home-made tinctures and infused spirits. Each drink will arrive with a coaster depicting the artwork, take for instance Andy Warhol’s legendary Campbell’s Soup Cans, turn […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Top 5 Christmas afternoon teas

We love afternoon tea, we love Christmas and now for a brief period of time we will be able to enjoy both at the same time. You might have seen our last piece, on festive afternoon teas, well now, we’re back with our guide to the top 5 Christmas afternoon teas in London… Corinthia Hotel London What: Laurent-Perrier festivi-teaWhy: Enjoy a hand-made Corinthia Christmas with their festive themed tea, or should we say festivi-tea (see what they did there?) in The Lobby Lounge which offers a selection of sandwiches, warm scones and then to finishes, a selection of festive themed fancies.Where: Whitehall Place, […]

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