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Openings & Launches

The House of Peroni

The House of Peroni residency is returning to London for sthe month of November and promises to showcase a new wave of Italian style and creativity. The new space is designed by award-winning architect and co-designer of the Enzo Ferrari museum, Andrea Morgante. Guests can discover experiential fashion installations by a new era of Italian designers including, Fabio Quaranta and Simone Rainer, and watch specially commissioned fashion, art and documentary shorts. A video installation inspired by classical Italian sculpture has also been developed by video artist, Quayola (V&A and MoMA). A luxurious cinema space will be showing a series of […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Salad Kitchen Opens at Harrods

Tomorrow, on Wednesday 6 November, Harrods will be opening a new restaurant in-store: The Salad Kitchen. Situated in the Fashion Lab on the Fourth Floor, the restaurant will offer a large selection of healthy food in a contemporary and casual setting – perfect for a quick lunch break from shopping. The Salad Kitchen will serve exceptional salads – both cold and warm –, along with healthy nibbles, snacks and soups, and cheese, meat and fish direct from the robata grill. Harrods have even managed to come up with some healthy desserts, including sorbet, flourless desserts, and fromage frais cheesecake. So […]

News

Tanqueray Tea Light Lounge Launch

On 1 November 2013, Carom Soho launched a contemporary chai Tea Light Lounge in their atrium space, which will remain there until February 2014. The Lounge, filled with vintage armchairs and comfortable sofas and lit by a raft of lanterns, launched just in time for Diwali Indian festival of light. Carom Bar Manager Adam Spinks will design cocktails influenced by the delicious herbs and spices used in chai. All of the cocktails will feature Tanqueray gin, perfect for spicy drinks owing to its distinctive botanicals: juniper, coriander, angelica and liquorice. The cocktails will include the 'Basil Spice Collins' – made […]

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Openings & Launches

Strip Bar & Steak

Bringing a slice of New York glamour to Farringdon’s Charterhouse Square is Strip Bar & Steak which launches tomorrow with its modern twist on the traditional New York steakhouse. The new venue will specialise in New York Strip steak using a selection of USDA Black Angus Prime grade beef, hand-cut to order from 250g up to 550g! Sides include Mac & Cheese + Lobster, Strip Baked truffle mash and Onion Straws while starters feature Steak Carpaccio, Tuna Tartar, and Lobster Cocktail and Apple, pear and raspberry salad. There are also specials such as Lobster Curry, Porcini risotto and Strip Steak […]

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Reviews

The Super Tuscan Restaurant Review

The Handbook headed over to Spitalfields for a little supper on a dark and blustery Monday night. The restaurant? Enoteca Super Tuscan down the winding alley, Artillery Passage. Why? Well 1) we had heard great things 2) they are about to join the whole of Italy to celebrate the country’s truffle and porcini season and being lovers of truffle we had to go down and try some of the dishes. We arrived to find the small intimate restaurant, a mix of booths, small tables and bar stools, was busy for a Monday and yet the atmosphere was relaxed and quiet. […]

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Reviews

The Super Tuscan Restaurant Review

The Handbook headed over to Spitalfields for a little supper on a dark and blustery Monday night. The restaurant? Enoteca Super Tuscan down the winding alley, Artillery Passage. Why? Well 1) we had heard great things 2) they are about to join the whole of Italy to celebrate the country’s truffle and porcini season and being lovers of truffle we had to go down and try some of the dishes. We arrived to find the small intimate restaurant, a mix of booths, small tables and bar stools, was busy for a Monday and yet the atmosphere was relaxed and quiet. […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Spring 2014: Simon Rogan at Claridge’s

We’re looking forward to Spring 2014 for two reasons: firstly, it might get warm enough that we don’t have to wrap up like we’re in the arctic each morning, and secondly, Simon Rogan is due to take the helm at Claridge’s new restaurant! Simon Rogan, with his two Michelin stars at flagship restaurant L’Enclume, which was named as ‘Restaurant of the Year’ at the 2013 Observer Food Monthly Awards and as ‘Best Restaurant in the UK’ by the Good Food Guide 2014, is an exciting new addition to Claridge’s and to London. Rogan plans to use fresh ingredients, which he […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Wharf Kitchen Opening

Wharf Kitchen, founded by Thomas Ermacora, is part of the LimeWharf innovation hub in East London, and is the perfect place to enjoy fresh, healthy food – ideal for a nutritious breakfast, a quick but hearty work lunch, or a seasonal drink on a Friday evening. Chef Matthew Casey loves cooking delicious Scottish, Latin American and Scandinavian dishes from an English angle. As well as the usual juices, soups, salads and sandwiches, there is also a slow-cooked dish of the day like cock-a-leekie broth or mince and tatties, as well as some wholesome regular dishes like spiced bean bon bons […]

Openings & Launches

November Openings

Somehow it is November already, this week we've celebrated Halloween and next week it is Bonfire Night, the nights are drawing in, it is definitely much colder and sooner or later London will be submerged in fairy lights. Oh and VQ has just opened a second restaurant, Kensington Garden is welcoming a new restaurant in a former gunpowder store, East Coast America hits Covent Garden and the Centre Point Building is welcoming a new club, Zinc. Forget the fireworks, London's newest venues are far more important. The Magazine The former 1805 gunpowder store in Kensington Gardens is opening today as […]

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Openings & Launches

VQ

VQ, the 24 hour café & diner that started life in Chelsea some 18 years ago is opening  a new restaurant in Great Russell Street tomorrow.  With a 45ft glass frontage and 120 covers, it’s a totally self-contained space on the ground floor of the 720 bedroom St Giles Hotel. Pop in for brunch, turn up with the munchies at 2am for a burger or tuck into an all-day breakfast at 11pm.  A full Late Night Refreshment Licence means they never have to close, and Champagne, wine, beer and cocktails are available from 8am to 2am.  As well as the […]

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