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3 Cromwell Road Launches

Last night The Handbook went down to the launch of 3 Cromwell Road, South Kensington’s newest bar, restaurant and club. Steeped in history, 3 Cromwell Road has been a casino, seen Jimi Hendrix play his first live set, and had a whole host of celebrities walk across its threshold, last night saw Francis Boulle, Rizzle Kicks and Trinny Woodall amongst others step through the door. Set across three storeys the Georgian house is home to The Drawing Room, where dinner and drinks will be served during the week and lunch at the weekends, The Back Room which will showcase a […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Inamostagram

Inamo is Oriental fusion restaurant that serves delicious pan Asian food suitable for a wide variety of palates, but it's so much more than that. Inamo is the first interactive restaurant that features virtual menus navigated via table top projections. The E-Tables are the first interactive food ordering system with overhead projection technology which gives customers complete control over their dining experience. The tables can be used for ordering food, playing games, setting the table ambience, discovering the local neighbourhood, and even ordering a taxi home. The E-Table works in the same way as a tablet does and even has apps where you […]

Culture

Loughran Gallery launches pop-up in Shoreditch

If you often find art galleries a stuffy affair, Loughran Gallery’s upcoming pop-up will be a refreshing change. The Lancashire gallery is to run a short and sweet exhibition from 4th – 7th April, with the idea of providing the chance to view and purchase art in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. Exhibiting contemporary and urban artwork, the pop-up will feature artwork from a cross-section of worldwide artists, including Damien Hirst, Harland Miller, and Dave White – a celebrated contemporary artist. Founder and creator of the Loughran Gallery Juliette Loughran said it's important to make art available to everyone; they want […]

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Openings & Launches

Park Theatre

This spring London is getting a brand new £2.2million theatre complex in Finsbury Park. Husband and wife team Jez and Melli Bond have raised revenue through the sale of three commercial properties on the upper floors and private funding. Ian McKellen is one of a host of stars backing this innovative project which promises to break new boundaries for non-subsidised arts provision in the UK. High profile attendees at a gala fundraiser last year for the project’s Education Floor (which will deliver workshops to 500 young people per year in association with the award winning Islington Community Theatre) included Benedict […]

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Surprising combo at Oaka

If you’ve never been to the South London area of Kennington, there’s now a great reason to visit. Adding to the famous Oval cricket ground and a scattering of quirky pubs, brand new Pan-Asian restaurant ‘Oaka’ has just opened, handily just across the road from Kennington tube. Oaka at The Mansion House is part of the fusion concept taking off within the London food scene. However, rather than showcasing a blend of two cuisines, Oaka fuses food and drink, serving up the finest Asian cuisine with a selection of hand-crafted ales from an acclaimed Peterborough brewery. The Handbook had the pleasure […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Surprising combo at Oaka

If you’ve never been to the South London area of Kennington, there’s now a great reason to visit. Adding to the famous Oval cricket ground and a scattering of quirky pubs, brand new Pan-Asian restaurant ‘Oaka’ has just opened, handily just across the road from Kennington tube. Oaka at The Mansion House is part of the fusion concept taking off within the London food scene. However, rather than showcasing a blend of two cuisines, Oaka fuses food and drink, serving up the finest Asian cuisine with a selection of hand-crafted ales from an acclaimed Peterborough brewery. The Handbook had the pleasure […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Friday Fish at Marco

The opulent Marco restaurant in West London is known for its great British cuisine with a subtle French twist and now they are introducing Friday fish specials alongside the usual a la carte menu. Each week the team of chefs led by Executive Chef Roger Pizey will be creating innovative dishes using the freshest ingredients and the best of seasonal British fish. Alongside these dishes, due to popular demand, each week will see traditional fish and triple cooked chips being served. So if you heading to Chelsea for supper on a Friday night, Marco should definitely be your choice.  Marco […]

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Openings & Launches

The Corner

2012 MasterChef winner Keri Moss has opened her debut venture, The Corner Restaurant and Champagne Bar today, in the corner of the Women’s Designer Galleries at Selfridges. The restaurant will offer a frequently changing menu with emphasis on seasonal cooking using the best of British ingredients. Set in a beautifully designed Art Deco inspired room, it affords diners splendid views across Oxford Street. Customers can enjoy some of Moss’ signature dishes inspired by her time of MasterChef and specialities include Mackerel Tartare with crisp poached quails eggs, apple and pancetta wafers and Goats cheese parfait with blackberry puree, pear salad […]

Reviews

K10 opens on Appold Street

Founded in 1999 by Christopher Kemper, the Development Director of the original Yo Sushi, Contemporary ‘kaiten’ Japanese restaurant, K10 has been serving up great sushi for the past twelve years and now they have just opened a second restaurant on Appold Street and last week The Handbook went down to try it out.  Bored of seeing dull or bland versions of Japanese food, the chefs at K10 have come up with a very affordable nutritious menu still using the highest quality ingredients, and the extensive range is amazing, think everything from fresh salmon sashimi to katsu currie to home-made puddings […]

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Reviews

K10 opens on Appold Street

Founded in 1999 by Christopher Kemper, the Development Director of the original Yo Sushi, Contemporary ‘kaiten’ Japanese restaurant, K10 has been serving up great sushi for the past twelve years and now they have just opened a second restaurant on Appold Street and last week The Handbook went down to try it out.  Bored of seeing dull or bland versions of Japanese food, the chefs at K10 have come up with a very affordable nutritious menu still using the highest quality ingredients, and the extensive range is amazing, think everything from fresh salmon sashimi to katsu currie to home-made puddings […]

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