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Openings & Launches

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 all-inclusive holiday through BNC’s Golden Stand initiative. And when the first working day is over, there’s even more networking: from 18.01 on Wednesday 20th February, with a massive party for all attendees with the Ministry of Sound and even more complimentary food and drink. The event also sees the launch of the new […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Thomas Cubitt launches new bar menu

The Thomas Cubitt one of Belgravia’s most loved pubs has just launched a new bar menu, think Cod and Lemon Croquettes with spiced Mary Rose Sauce or Adnams Bitter Welsh Rarebit on Toasted Sourdough, and for us the crowning glory, the Honey Roasted Black Fig and Laverstoke farm Buffalo Mozzarella! If you are like us and think they sound just too good to share then fear not they make the perfect starter at just £6 each! But if you are in the sharing mood then you and your friends can mix and match three plates for just £15, perfect to […]

Openings & Launches

Kiss Me Deadly

Just in time for Valentine’s Day comes Paradise Row Gallery’s new show, Kiss Me Deadly. The group show curated by Price Latimer Agah, features new art from Los Angeles inspired by the film noir culture that flourished in LaLa Land in the 1940's and 50's. Paintings, sculptures and film all come together in an immersive exhibition format with the artworks representing the archetypal protagonists of the genre: the femme fatale, the fall guy, the hardboiled detective, the hapless grafter and the lone wolf or victim of circumstance. The tenets of film noir were first defined in 1955 by French critics […]

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Ancient cuisine at Colchis

Never tried Georgian food before? Neither had we, before encountering Colchis! This cosy restaurant and wine bar, right in the heart of bustling Notting Hill, celebrates the simplicity and tradition of ancient Georgian cuisine. A tiny country, bordering Turkey, Russia and the Black Sea, Georgia is a land packed with far-reaching history, and this is a restaurant that takes full advantage of its heritage. Even the name ‘Colchis’ harks back to an old kingdom of the medieval Georgia. Tradition dictates that your Georgian eating experience should be casual and friendly, and Colchis provides the perfect warm and welcoming atmosphere, amplified […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Ancient cuisine at Colchis

Never tried Georgian food before? Neither had we, before encountering Colchis! This cosy restaurant and wine bar, right in the heart of bustling Notting Hill, celebrates the simplicity and tradition of ancient Georgian cuisine. A tiny country, bordering Turkey, Russia and the Black Sea, Georgia is a land packed with far-reaching history, and this is a restaurant that takes full advantage of its heritage. Even the name ‘Colchis’ harks back to an old kingdom of the medieval Georgia. Tradition dictates that your Georgian eating experience should be casual and friendly, and Colchis provides the perfect warm and welcoming atmosphere, amplified […]

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Openings & Launches

Sushinho

Brazilian Japanese restaurant, Sushinho, will launch its second outpost in the City in February this year. The team has already spent four years championing Brazil’s vibrant Japanese culture at its Chelsea venue. São Paulo is home to the largest Japanese population outside of Japan doncha know! Opening on Devonshire Square, within a refurbished, listed building, Sushinho will feature a ground floor restaurant with a 10ft sushi bar and a lower ground floor cocktail bar, The Cutler Bar, plus a private dining space. The interior designed by Macaulaysinclair will feature exposed brick, encaustic tiles, and a combination of oak, walnut and […]

Openings & Launches

Juergen Teller: Woo

The eagerly anticipated solo show from legendary photographer Juergen Teller opens today at the Institute of Contemporary Arts. The exhibition takes in Teller’s landmark fashion and commercial work from the 90s to the present day featuring iconic images of celebrities including Lily Cole, Kate Moss (pictured) and Vivienne Westwood plus lesser seen landscapes and family portraits. The photographer began his career shooting for record covers including Bjork, Sinead O’Connor and Courtney Love, graduated to shooting Nirvana backstage and then sashayed seamlessly from a 15 year old Kate Moss to fashion shows and commercial campaigns for the likes of Marc Jacobs […]

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Traditional Delights at The Capital Hotel

The Capital Hotel is embracing its Britishness next week, with the launch of a brand new but traditional Afternoon Tea selection. No venue could be more qualified to perform in this department, as last year The Capital Hotel won the ‘UK Tea Guild’s Award of Excellence for Top London Afternoon Tea 2012’. New this January 28th, the fresh menu is created by acclaimed chefs Nathan Outlaw and Pete Biggs, and will be served daily from 2.30 – 5.30pm. It is certain to delight lovers of both traditional and good honest food – featuring classical British teatime treats such as Smoked […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Chez Gérard: Simply Steaks

  The Handbook braved the cold weather and headed to Bishopsgate to try out the steak at the iconic Chez Gérard. Created back in 1975, classic steak frites were the order of the day, now owned by Brasserie Bar Co, Chez Gérard has stayed true to its founding of French brasserie great steak but has brought it up to date with a little bit of reinvigoration. We opted for the Deep fried St Loup goat’s cheese and chilli relish and Hickory home smoked salmon with truffle oil to start. Being a classic flavour combination of goat’s cheese, chilli relish and […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Chez Gérard: Simply Steaks

  The Handbook braved the cold weather and headed to Bishopsgate to try out the steak at the iconic Chez Gérard. Created back in 1975, classic steak frites were the order of the day, now owned by Brasserie Bar Co, Chez Gérard has stayed true to its founding of French brasserie great steak but has brought it up to date with a little bit of reinvigoration. We opted for the Deep fried St Loup goat’s cheese and chilli relish and Hickory home smoked salmon with truffle oil to start. Being a classic flavour combination of goat’s cheese, chilli relish and […]

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