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Sauterelle at The Royal Exchange Review

The Royal Exchange: a beautiful and imposing building, we all know it is there in Bank, but how many of you know that inside is the Grand Café and that upstairs, there is Sauterelle? You don’t? Well you should.Last week The Handbook went for a little supper at Sauterelle. Our...

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Afternoon Tea Masterclasses at One Aldwych

There is nothing more traditional in London than spending the afternoon indulging in tea, but rather than just working your way through the cakes and scones, One Aldwych are now offering afternoon tea masterclasses.Starting bright and early at 9:30am guests will meet  their other...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Social Pantry’s Christmas Canapés

Gone are the days where office parties or corporate events meant dull shop-bought snacks, and lone cocktail sausages circulating around the room. Now it’s all about the great, inventive canapés, mini meals in a mouthful if you will. If you don’t have good canapés, then...

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Openings & Launches

Vinoteca

The Vinoteca chain of wine bars and restaurants has opened in Chiswick this week in a Victorian mid terrace on Devonshire Road on the site of the former Oriental Brasserie. The new venue with its open plan kitchen and seating for around 50 guests, will also feature a wine shop, Around half the...

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Restaurant 1701 Review

Restaurant 1701 is the only kosher restaurant listed in the Michelin Guide in the UK it also happens to be situated within the grounds of Bevis Mark synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Britain, dating back to 1701. Naturally The Handbook were intrigued and went over to Bishopsgate to check it...

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Reviews

Restaurant 1701 Review

Restaurant 1701 is the only kosher restaurant listed in the Michelin Guide in the UK it also happens to be situated within the grounds of Bevis Mark synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Britain, dating back to 1701. Naturally The Handbook were intrigued and went over to Bishopsgate to check it...

Openings & Launches

Merchants Tavern

Merchants Tavern, is the much anticipated collaboration between Angela Hartnett, Neil Borthwick and Canteen founders, Dominic Lake and Patrick Clayton Malone. The 130 cover restaurant, bar and private dining room, marks an update on the classic tavern and takes its name from Borthwick’s...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Maggie’s Halloween Movie Party

This Halloween, on Saturday 2 November, Maggie’s will open its doors for its annual Halloween party – this year, with an 80s slasher movie theme. Guests will be greeted in true Halloween spirit, with displays of gooey eyeballs, bloody knives and rusty wire garlands. Maggie’s...

News

London Cocktail Week

Launching today and running til Sunday is LCW 2013 with a jam-pack programme of tastings, master classes, pop-ups and parties. The Seven Dials hub at 7 Earlham Street is open all day for the purchase of wristbands and while you’re there you can grab a drink from the basement cocktail bar...

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Openings & Launches

Drakes Tabanco

Jerez has arrived in Fitzrovia today in the shape of Drakes Tabanco, traditional sherry tavern from the team behind Copita and Barrica. Sherry will be served straight from the barrel alongside natural wines, artisan beer and an Andalusian-inspired menu.Among the range of largely exclusive...

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