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Openings & Launches

Carnival at Guanabara

Make like you’re in Brazil this February. The Rio carnival is coming to town at Covent Garden's Brazilian hotspot, Guanabara complete with dazzling colours, pounding beats, and all the sultry heat of the real thing. The six day party starts Thursday 7 February when the venue will...

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Fornata on Kingly Street

Last night The Handbook visited Fornata on Kingly Street for some classic Italian food.If you are looking to have a three course meal in the usual, starter, main course, pudding order then this isn’t the place to come, Fornata is more informal and is all about bringing the food out...

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Gourmet burgers arrive in Cambridge

The burger may be regarded as the staple of fast food restaurants and late-night drunken feasts, but Byron are working hard to re-invent the burgers image. The restaurant, already with 25 venues across London, is starting to spread their ‘proper hamburgers’ ideology with a new opening...

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Chinese New Year at Ben’s Canteen

To celebrate Chinese New Year Ben’s Canteen is putting on a supper club style event, a veritable feast! Rob Lockyear aka Brewed Boy aka one of the founding members of Ben’s Canteen has joined up with Ben’s Canteen once more, to pay homage to Mission Street Food, an infamous Taco...

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Perfect Pork at Roast

The name Roast invokes the idea of that great British tradition of Sunday roast lunch and country pubs, yet the restaurant Roast is anything but a country pub, yes it is British and yes it does great roasts, but country pub it is not. It is that understated glamour that Britain does so well.

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Perfect Pork at Roast

The name Roast invokes the idea of that great British tradition of Sunday roast lunch and country pubs, yet the restaurant Roast is anything but a country pub, yes it is British and yes it does great roasts, but country pub it is not. It is that understated glamour that Britain does so well.

Openings & Launches

PortSide Parlour

Coming to fashionable Broadway Market from 1 February is PortSide Parlour in collaboration with Appleton Estate Rum. East London's first pop-up rum cocktail bar promises a selection of the best specialty rums available on the UK market.Expect a range of hot sharing cocktails, a focus on...

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BNC Global Event Show

The 1,200 event buyers attending The BNC Global Event Show, 20th and 21st February at The Brewery, will take in fantastic stands from Visit Scotland to Oman Ministry of Tourism, enjoy unrivalled opportunities to network with 200 top exhibitors, complimentary hospitality and the chance to win an...

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Smith’s Cocktail Bar

Here’s one you may have missed from the final throes of last year. Enter Smith’s, bringing a welcome dose of glamour to W6r residents and Brook Green Hotel guests alike. Situated beneath the hotel, it’s all exposed brick walls and Louis XIV style furniture complete with velvet...

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Nobu Unplugged returns

Unplugged is back for the first session of 2013 this Sunday 27 January with a live performance from international music artists Tori Kelley and Andreas Moe – alongside a little signature Nobu sustenance. Californian Tori Kelly, who has over 30 million views on YouTube and works with Justin...

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