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Openings & Launches

The Opening of the Winter Bar at Bluebird.

Last Thursday saw the official launch of The Winter Bar at Bluebird in Chelsea. Under the twinkle of the lights on the Christmas tree guests sipped on Moët, enjoyed spiced pumpkin soup and mini brownies and as the night set in snuggled up against the cold evening air under red...

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Scallops, Steak and Shortbread at The White Horse

The infamous White Horse in Parsons Green has not only been refurbished, but it has also shaken up its menu, The Handbook team headed over on Friday night to see what was going on and try some of the great food they had to offer.We were sat upstairs in the dining room, lit by candles...

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Portobello House

Portobello House, the hotel slash restaurant, perched on Ladbroke Grove recently launched their new Sunday-lunch menu. After finally arriving (a 2 hour drive… and I live in London) I was starving!The menu offered all the usual roasts and specials including steaks, burgers and salads. My...

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Cocktails at the opening of the Churchill bar and terrace

The Churchill Bar and Terrace officially opened at The Hyatt Regency London yesterday and The Handbook went down to take a peek. One of the most striking elements is the attention to detail in the interior and design of the bar which is based on the young Churchill and his immense love for...

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Cocktails at the opening of the Churchill bar and terrace

The Churchill Bar and Terrace officially opened at The Hyatt Regency London yesterday and The Handbook went down to take a peek. One of the most striking elements is the attention to detail in the interior and design of the bar which is based on the young Churchill and his immense love for...

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Gary Card’s Electric Christmas

Another week another Christmas-Lights-Switching-On-Ceremony (by Game of Thrones star Gwendoline Christis). But this one at uber-hip The Kings Cross Filling Station (KXFS) was definitely the coolest on the block. Together with Vauxhall Motors, it commissioned set designer and illustrator Gary...

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InterContinental

The InterContinental London Westminster opens its doors this week in the capital’s political heartland, a stone’s throw from Parliament. It is the first InterContinental hotel to open in London for over 36 years.The hotel will inject a new lease of life into former government...

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Gourmet Burger Bus

Gourmet Burger Kitchen is bringing its Burger Bus to Covent Garden’s Piazza on Friday 30 November and in keeping with GBK’s new Zealand heritage, players from the All Blacks rugby team and chef, Peter Gordon will be taking the GBK experience direct to customers, serving up delicious...

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Opium

Chinatown has come a long way since the Opium dens of the late 19th Century: enter Dre Masso and Eric Yu’s Opium Cocktail & Dim Sum Parlour. Sprawling over three floors of a historical townhouse, with nine distinct rooms, this Opium is a den for the more salubrious pursuits of fine...

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Patty&Bun

Following pop-up residencies at the Doodle Bar in Battersea and Endurance Pub in Soho, Patty&Bun is opening its first ever restaurant this Thursday at former Stockpot site on Mayfair’s James Street.Burger entrepreneur Joe Grossmann has transformed the venue into an eat-in takeaway...

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