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6 Of The Best Gentleman’s Afternoon Teas

Afternoon tea used to be the domain of upper class women in fancy jackets and pearl necklaces, but the world has moved on and now this British tradition is enjoyed by all. One thing that has pretty much stayed the same however, is that afternoon tea tends to be a bit…well, girly. Fear not though male tea-drinkers, as The Handbook has compiled a guide to 6 Of The Best Gentleman’s Afternoon Teas In London…check it out below!

Openings & Launches

Brass Rail Relaunches

Birthday celebrations are in order for Brass Rail, Selfridges’ iconic salt beef bar which turns 50 this month, yup the big five zero.  And in typical 50s fashion it is updating its look, giving itself a makeover, this however is no mid-life crisis. To start with they’ve launched their first breakfast menu, which features the likes of crisp salt beef potato hash and the Bialy Roll – pulled hot salt beef with melted Swiss cheese, what a way to start the day. Of course you’ll need coffee to go with that so it’s just as well that Brass Rail now […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sunday Movie Club

Whilst we don’t want to say goodbye to our rather non-existent summer, (we’re still holding out for last minute heatwave) we can’t deny that we aren’t looking forward to autumn; the crisp mornings, the chance to wear our coats again, the absence of the sticky sweat that coats all Londoners permanently during summer and the fact that it’s acceptable to spend evenings in watching films. Sunborn London the super yacht hotel, moored in Royal Victoria Dock is celebrating this by launching its Sunday Movie Club in the auditorium found in the bow of the yacht. Running on the first Sunday […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

6 Healthy Lunches Delivered To Your Desk

We all know that lunchtime is the most important part of any working person’s day, so it’s pretty annoying when you find yourself stuck for options, or are stuck between choosing one of many bland supermarket meal deals. So why not use a delivery service instead to satisfy your lunchtime cravings and even better, one that provides tasty food that’s also good for you. Check out our top pics of healthy lunches delivered to your desk below!

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Barts’ 1920’s Pyjama Party

Everyone knows that the way to celebrate a Bank Holiday is to stay up really late on Sunday because there is no work on Monday – hurrah! And London’s best (read, worst) kept secret, Barts is celebrating with a super fancy 1920s pyjama party.  It’s time to dig out your best PJs, silk dressing gowns and velvet smoking jackets – old race t-shirts are not welcome and I’m afraid intimating Marilyn Monroe and her Chanel No. 5 outfit is also a no go. As with any sleepovers they’ll be midnight snacks and pillow fights, but rather than getting hyped up […]

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Openings & Launches

2nd Homeslice Opens

If there was ever a time to eat pizza then it would be a Friday and whilst we can’t send you pizza to your desk, we can tell you about London’s next pizza joint – a slice of the action if you will (yes we went there). Following on from their success in Neal’s Yard, Homeslice are back and they’re opening their second restaurant in Fitzrovia. The 120 cover restaurant will be bigger than its sister site and will feature a main dining area, dedicated takeaway space, outdoor seating and a cocktail bar and counter seating. The vibe will be […]

Reviews

Galvin at Windows Review – what we thought

Galvin at Windows is one of 7 from the Galvin Restaurant Group but I’m going to take a stab in the dark and say it is the highest, located on the 28th floor of the London Hilton. Make sure to pick your floor before getting in the elevator to save having to get out half way up because you realised that the lift you’re in doesn’t have buttons inside it and isn’t going where you need it to. That’s just one pearl of wisdom I learnt at my trip to the Michelin star French restaurant, more to come so pens […]

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Reviews

Noir Cocktail Bar- What We Thought

Who doesn’t love cocktails? Choosing a delicious combination of flavours, watching and waiting for them to be blended into a masterpiece for you and your friends to sample. Team that up with long summer evenings, and you’re on to a winner. As we stepped inside the black doors of Noir, passed the ‘friendly but don’t mess with me’ guy on the door I noticed the sharp black leather and gold interior. The bar felt dark and intriguing, just like the 40’s film genre it shared its name with. The staff immediately looked after us and I could tell we were […]

Reviews

Noir Cocktail Bar- What We Thought

Who doesn’t love cocktails? Choosing a delicious combination of flavours, watching and waiting for them to be blended into a masterpiece for you and your friends to sample. Team that up with long summer evenings, and you’re on to a winner. As we stepped inside the black doors of Noir, passed the ‘friendly but don’t mess with me’ guy on the door I noticed the sharp black leather and gold interior. The bar felt dark and intriguing, just like the 40’s film genre it shared its name with. The staff immediately looked after us and I could tell we were […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

HIX Launch Wild Food Market!

We’ve all heard the horror stories about what supermarkets and other big brands are really putting in our food, and whether there’s truth to them or not, the allegations have definitely sparked a consumer interest, in fresh, raw and wild foodstuffs. This September, HIX Mayfair at Brown’s Hotel, will be transforming its usually discreet and elegant restaurant into a bustling wild food market, so that you can pile up your plate without having to worry about any nasty chemicals. In a change to the standard layout and traditional dining experience, up to 12 vibrant market stalls and cooking stations will […]

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