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Three Friday Nights at Goodwood

Last week The Handbook got out of London. At 6pm we were in Wandsworth, at 7:30pm we were watching the sun set over the spectacular Sussex Downs and the horses thundering down the straight from a box at Goodwood estate.After we had placed our bets, sipped champagne and indulged in Eton mess...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Vegetarian and Then Some at the Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar

Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither was the Hawksmoor Spitalfields Bar as it marks its 16-month anniversary on 11th June with a menu revamp and a brand new street entrance next to the restaurant. Known for great meat, the bar is also taking this occasion to delve into the possibilities...

Openings & Launches

Top Rooftop Venues

As the sun comes out, why would we be in? With summer evenings and balmy nights just around the corner, we can’t wait to head out and sip our drinks alfresco on the best roof terraces and rooftops that the city has to offer. Perched among the skyscrapers and lazing our way towards midnight...

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Brilliant Buffet Brunch at Blue Elephant

Last Sunday, with the sun shining, The Handbook went down to Blue Elephant on The Boulevard at Imperial Wharf for a much needed brunch after going out the night before, but forget eggs florentine or waffles this is all about authentic, fresh Thai cuisine. The first thing to say is that the...

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Openings & Launches

Hutong

With an opening set for later this month, everyone is talking about Hutong, the new restaurant at level 33 of The Shard. The 130 cover venue, from David Yeo, founder of Hong Kong’s Aqua Restaurant Group will specialise in the relatively unknown cuisine of Northern China and boast panoramic...

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Openings & Launches

Cinnamon Candy

If you love D&D restaurants – Pont de la Tour, Sartoria, Skylon, Launceston Place, Floridita, Coq d’Argent, Bulters Wharf Chop House, Avenue… (need we say more?!) then you’ll be delighted to learn that you can recreate the experience for your own private party or...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Benugo takes it outside at The British Museum

Benugo which operates the restaurant and cafes within the British Museum, has just parked two American inspired food trucks in its forecourt. The trucks, to be a permanent fixture, serve a variety of American street food, from toasties, hot dogs and chowders to cakes, coffees and ice creams. Hot...

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Openings & Launches

Hot Pink

Hot Pink is a brand new independent restaurant just launched in Wimbledon and offering healthy grilled food in contemporary surroundings. It is founded by three friends Dipak Panchal (who founded Chelsea hotspot The Valmont Club, and co-founded Dukebox nightclub and The Black Dog pub in Vauxhall...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Inner Circle Launches at The Brompton Club

This week The Handbook went to the launch of The Inner Circle at Brompton Club in South Kensington. For the uninitiated it’s best described as a hybrid between a member’s club and a dating website, with all members being invited to join by those already in the Inner Circle.  It...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Jazz Brunches at Criterion

There are two things which can guarantee a good Sunday morning, brunch and a little bit of jazz. There is something about them that are synonymous with hazy, lazy weekends and we say indulge in both. Where? At Criterion in Piccadilly. They are teaming up with Jazz FM, every Sunday throughout June...

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