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Openings & Launches

London’s wedding venues

London might have lost out on the 'city of love' title to Paris, it might not be Venice, but the beauty and history of its most distinguished buildings give it an undeniable romantic air, a charm, a certain je ne sais quoi, and with wedding season approaching The Handbook is giving you a...

Openings & Launches

The Fish & Chip Shop

Next month, Des McDonald, former CEO of Caprice Holdings, opens first solo venture, The Fish & Chip Shop. The team that includes Executive Chef, Lee Bull, formerly of Le Caprice and Tower Isho, formerly of J Sheekey, all vow to serve only fresh fish approved by the Marine Stewardship Council.

News

Tutti Frutti at Kew Gardens

From this Saturday 25 May until 1 September, Jellymongers Bompas & Parr are joining forces with Kew Gardens to create a major installation as part of Kew’s summer festival IncrEdibles which celebrates the diversity of 30,000 edible plants. Entitled Tutti Frutti, the...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Botanical Gin Garden at Carom Soho

From tomorrow Thursday 23 May until October, Tanqueray Gin is hosting a secret summer cocktail garden of living botanicals at Carom Soho. An elegant glasshouse space promises imaginatively infused cocktails and delicious pan-Indian dishes beside the garden’s fragrant living wall of herbs...

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Openings & Launches

The Miller

The team behind The Sebright Arms in east London has turned its attention to a new venue. It has just re-launched The Miller in London Bridge and following on from the success of the Sebright which arrived in 2011, The Miller aims to bring this formula southside to Bermondsey. The newly kitted...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Elgin – Maida Vale

You don’t particularly notice the décor at The Elgin, which is a good sign; this pub/restaurant is all about the food and service, which is outstanding. It’s not a pub in a traditional sense – you walk straight into a bright, airy and bare-bricked room, with sturdy wooden...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Elgin – Maida Vale

You don’t particularly notice the décor at The Elgin, which is a good sign; this pub/restaurant is all about the food and service, which is outstanding. It’s not a pub in a traditional sense – you walk straight into a bright, airy and bare-bricked room, with sturdy wooden...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Party like it’s 1922 at Prohibition

For one night only, the Prohibition Party sees Bourne & Hollingsworth Events turn the clock back to summer 1922 in an opulent recreation of Jay Gatsby’s mansion. On 1st June, the superb art deco Bloomsbury Ballroom will become a den for flappers, gamblers and bootlegged booze, all...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Vegetarian Week at Porters English Restaurant

This week is Vegetarian Week, and Porters English Restaurant in Covent Garden is honouring this week by doubling the vegetarian menu, giving you no reason not to get your 5 a day.  They will also be serving up two of their famous pies, which literally have us wanting to leave our desks and...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Tea at BRGR.CO

If you’re over scones and cucumber sandwiches then this might just be the tea for you. BRGR.CO has just launched a rather unconventional twist on the traditional British staple. Served daily, the BRGR version will feature a selection of mini favourites from its menu. Yes, you can feast on a...

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