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Grey Goose Iconoclasts

From this Saturday 1 June, Grey Goose vodka is launching a pioneering new project called Iconoclasts of Taste to seek out and support emerging iconoclasts of food and drink. The brand has selected four established iconoclasts, mixologist, Tony Conigliaro, chef Nuno Mendes, fashion designer Giles...

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Mazes and Mezze at Mezzah Lounge

This week The Handbook went to Harrods to try out Middle Eastern fare in the Mezzah Lounge. Before we get on to how the food was the first thing that we should point out to all those who aren’t that familiar with Harrods, is that it is on the fourth floor, near the lifts, you don’t...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Cocktail Deck at the Bonnie Gull

Marking its first summer in the city, seafood restaurant Bonnie Gull is opening its cocktail deck for dinners al fresco. With a fresh catch from every British coastline cooked up by Head Chef Luke Robinson and the team, the cocktail deck is the perfect place to enjoy the Bonnie Gull’s...

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Flower Pop at Gaucho Sloane

Argentine cuisine meets the Chelsea Flower Show in Gaucho Sloane’s special Botanical Menu, created with a nod to Britain’s most floral festivities. From flower-themed cocktails to petal salads, The Handbook reviews this gardener’s feast.Beginning with cocktails, the Rose...

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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.

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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...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Not Afternoon Tea

To mark the world premiere of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Musical, the Oxo Tower Brasserie has created a special Not Afternoon Tea: Willy-Wonka style. Launching on 23rd May, the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Not Afternoon Tea Experience features an scrumptious mix of eccentric...

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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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Openings & Launches

The Five Fields

Today the countryside comes to Chelsea with new 40 seater restaurant, The Five Fields in Blacklands Terrace. It takes its name from its location which was known as The Five Fields back in the 18th century – as recorded by cartographer John Rocque.The modern, seasonal menu is inspired by...

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