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Become a Wine Wizard with 3D Wines

We all enjoy a glass of wine (or two) but do you really know what makes a good wine? Can you tell the difference between Cros Parantoux by Henri Jayer from Tesco own brand? If not, it might be time to invest in a 3D wine membership. The membership offers help organising wine trips where members can travel to 30 partner vineyards and domains in 11 regions where they can enjoy meeting dedicated and skillful winemakers, as well as sampling local food and 95 carefully selected wines. Almost half of these are made exclusively for 3D members and are not […]

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The Third Annual “Day of Discovery”

Join over 150 Renaissance Hotels around the world for the third annual "Day of Discovery" on the 26th of June starting at 18:00.  London's participating venue, the  St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, encourages guests to experience the best discoveries of the season. As a special treat The Booking Office Bar will host this summer’s hottest new band – Hudson Taylor. The two brothers from just outside of Dublin will hit the stage at 20:00 to perform original Irish folk-pop songs.  Guests will enjoy the lively atmosphere while sampling a range of alternative seasonal drinks based on a short quiz that will reveal the […]

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The Earlybird

The Handbook is spreading its wings, branching out, seizing the day and bringing London something a little bit new. Let us introduce to you The Earlybird. With the constantly updating stream of Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest on your phone, you’ve got information overload before you’ve even decided what coffee to order. Or whether that blueberry muffin actually counts towards your five-a-day.… (fyi as long as it's at least been waved at a blueberry then it definitely does.) At The Earlybird, however, we promise to keep it simple. We’ll bring you the ONE cool thing you need to know every […]

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The Urban Forest

In search of somewhere a little bit different to spend your summer evenings? Then look no further than the magical Kopparberg Urban Forest which is setting up camp in Dalston’s Bootstrap Company for five weeks of drinks, live music, street art and food. Starting on the 2nd July the Urban forest will feature a bespoke woodland bar (inspired by the beauty of the Swedish pine forest that sits above the brewery in the small town of Kopparberg) serving up of course Kopparberg cider; alongside the more rare Kopparberg beers and for those who like cocktails there will also be a […]

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The Gorgeous Kitchen

And now for a little something to put you in the holiday mood…  Four female chefs have launched new collaboration The Gorgeous Kitchen at Heathrow’s newly opened Terminal 2. The line-up features Gee Charman (former Kensington Palace chef ), Sophie Michell (executive chef of Pont St. at Belgraves hotel), Jo Pratt (former food editor of ELLE and Glamour magazine) and Caroline Mi Li Artiss (YouTube star and self-made momtrepreneur). As you can see from the picture, all are, indeed, pretty damn gorgeous! Located in Queen’s Terminal as part of the airport’s £11 billion 10 year regeneration project, the new venue […]

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Summer, whatever the weather at The Glasshouse

We may be basking in the sun at the moment, hems are getting shorter- which may or may not be a good thing and the time that it is acceptable to have a gin and tonic is getting earlier – always a good thing, but as we all know British summertime is a variable little thing  and often likes to fool us into a heatwave before bringing the downpours. Which is why  Soho pan-Indian restaurant, Carom, have recently launched The Glasshouse. A solarium-inspired space, it’s a little escape into tropical temperatures, a constant summer – whatever the weather is outside. […]

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Celebrity Cruise at Taste of London

The greatest restaurant festival, Taste of London, returns to Regent’s Park next Wednesday, running for five days, it’s a chance to eat, drink take part in master classes, try a  little bit of this, a little bit of that, meet some of London’s top chefs and discover new restaurants.   This year also sees Celebrity Cruises returning for their second year, as the first ever cruise line to showcase its cuisine at Taste of London, is set to bring a flavour of their award winning food from the high seas directly to the capital. Inspired by the Lawn Club Grill; […]

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Kitchenette: Review

Since having opened in Istabul in 2005, the Turkish café, bar and brasserie, Kitchenette, has gone from strength to strength with a total of 24 being opened well across the borders into Baku, St Petersburg and last November it came to Putney. Situated on Putney Bridge Road, the 80 seat café and bar is light and airy with earthy, natural colours reflecting its Istanbul roots.  Seeing as the sun was shining though, we took to the terrace outside, ordered two spicy Bloody Marys and perused the all-day dining menu. Their approach is traditional Turkish cooking with a modern Istanbul inspired […]

Openings & Launches

Villiers

Fans of Gordon’s Wine bar will love this new venture from the younger scions of the Gordon family. Sisters Sophie and Rose Gordon are the girls behind the new coffee company and all-day dining room while artist and illustrator Dad, Tom Gordon, who’s the son of Wine Bar owner Wendy Gordon, has worked on the decor and design. The all-day menu features Avocado on toast, Fried eggs with corn bread and guacamole, and Baked eggs with tomato and pepper stew and there will also be a takeaway selection of daily changing sandwiches, seasonal salads, pastries and cakes. In the evening […]

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Meet the Makers and Mark’s Kitchen Table

Mark Hix is hosting several events this summer, offering you the chance to discover the secrets behind the menus at his iconic restaurant franchise. HIX Selfridges is holding a dinner with a difference. Guests can dine on a three-course meal with its makers on 1st July. The men who supply the finest British ingredients will be sharing their expertise with Miles Irving from Forager discussing his herbs, Reg Johnson from Johnson and Swarbrick enlightening guests on the Bantam eggs and Indian Rock Chicken, Peter Hannan from the Meat Merchant providing info on the Guanciale and Himalayan Salt aged Chateau briande […]

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