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Openings & Launches

L’Escargot

L’Escargot, London’s oldest French restaurant dating back to 1927, has undergone a massive refurb for the 21st century and now has new owners, a new menu, a talented young chef and a welcoming Maitre D’.New owners are Laurence Isaacson who co-founded the Chez Gerard group and...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Colour Palate Review

On Wednesday The Handbook headed down to the launch of new Marylebone venue, Carousel, and Art of Dining’s latest pop-up experience The Colour Palate. The idea behind it is theming your food with colour, each course corresponds with a colour and relevant music, think mellow yellow for the...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Colour Palate Review

On Wednesday The Handbook headed down to the launch of new Marylebone venue, Carousel, and Art of Dining’s latest pop-up experience The Colour Palate. The idea behind it is theming your food with colour, each course corresponds with a colour and relevant music, think mellow yellow for the...

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Bó Drake

The new East Asian BBQ restaurant and Anju bar opening next month on Greek Street in Soho is the brainchild of Jan Lee (Roka) who grew up in his parents' restaurants on the Scottish borders and whose inspiration stems from his Chinese heritage, British upbringing and extensive travels.The...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Yauatcha’s Secret Menu

What did you do to celebrate your 10th birthday: pool party, laser quest, disco where you got to stay up until 10pm (you crazy party animal, you)? Well it’s time to say Happy 10th Birthday to Yauatcha one of London’s most loved dim sum restaurants and they are celebrating in style, no...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Rick Stein To Open New Restaurant

A trip to Cornwall isn’t complete without a trip to Rick Stein’s empire aka Padstow, whether it’s his fish and chips, bakery, seafood school, restaurant, bistro, café, one of his 5 places to stay or four shops (see why we say empire?) but now Londoners can sample his...

Openings & Launches

New Tom’s

It’s all happening at New Tom’s. Tom Conran’s 12 month Westbourne Grove pop-up on the site of the former Tom’s Deli, is now launching the evening Bar & Bistro, a cosy new dining area serving innovative dishes in a an intimate setting.Head Chef Tom Straker who...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Skypool Opens in The Shard

We’ve heard of swimming with the fishes but swimming with the birds? The highest pool in Western Europe has just launched 52 floors above ground level in the sleek Gŏng bar at the Shangri La Hotel, at The Shard, offering hotel guests a tranquil escape from the city below.After the sun...

Openings & Launches

Salmontini le Resto

Straight out of the Middle East and into London 15th October comes, Salmontini le Resto, the first of its kind in Europe from the Salmontini brand. Guests can expect the finest smoked salmon from Spanish-born head chef Esteve Prats Grau, latterly of Tom’s Kitchen.Diners will also be able...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Patrick La Roche’s Vegetables Exhibition

Getting your 5-a-day just got a new meaning with the launch of artist, Patrick La Roche’s new exhibition, Vegetables. In a homage to all things healthy, the exhibition housed in Sofitel London St James, will see your typical veg given a chrome make-over and supersized, sounds odd but even...

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