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Drink the Silver Screen: Grey Goose Awards Season Cocktails

We are now well into the February Awards Season, however, we can’t all be at the BAFTA’s winning awards like Emma Stone or Casey Affleck…but there is nothing stopping us pretending that we are, as the Grey Goose 2017 Awards Cocktail Collection arrives, showing a collection of exceptional cocktails that the celebs have all indulged in at the awards. For the first time, Grey Goose has collaborated with five of London’s leading bartenders from the world’s most respected bars to create five cocktails that pay tribute to themes dominating 2017’s most acclaimed films. Inspired by Search For Justice, Xavier Landais, Bar Director at […]

LASSCO
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

LASSCO Bar and Dining Opens on Maltby Street

An architectural salvage warehouse may not be the obvious choice for a restaurant but LASSCO bar & dining don’t want to go with the crowd. Tucked away just off Maltby Street (home to our favourite foodie market), the venue is no stranger to food, having previously hosted a handful of fairy lit supper clubs, but is now shifting permanently to restaurant/bar status as friends and business partners Jerome Slesinski and James Knox Boothman move in. The duo met back in 2009 whilst working at the Royal Oak on Columbia Road Flower Market and will bring the same easy-going dining experience to […]

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Your Ultimate Guide to Valentine’s Day in London

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Whilst we all have a love/hate relationship with it, we do admit you have to embrace the occasion, be it with flowers, a meal out or love potion-inspired cocktails. Below we have the ultimate guide to Valentine’s Day in the city; from sharing menus to phone-free restaurants. Here are 32 ways to celebrate… The Hari It may be February but that doesn’t have to stop you spending a night under the stars. The Hari is giving couples the chance to do just that with a Valentine’s set up on their heated Garden Terrace. A 4-course menu kicks […]

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London’s Natural History Museum Ice Rink will return for the 2019 festive season and to celebrate The Handbook will be offering one lucky family of 4 an overnight stay in one family room at Radisson Blu Edwardian, Vanderbilt with breakfast plus an extended skate session at National History Museum which includes a 30 minute exclusive skate followed by a 50 minute public skate session thereafter.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bocca di Lupo launches ‘In Viaggio’

‘Favourite’ is a word that is thrown about a lot. Everywhere claims to be a ‘London favourite’ but few places actually live up to the hype. However, Bocca di Lupo is not one of those places. A Soho institution, the Italian restaurant has earned the ‘favourite’ and has been loved by critics and diners alike from its opening in 2008. Famed for its feel-good atmosphere and regional Italian food, the popular trattoria is introducing ‘In Viaggio’, a phrase meaning ‘to travel’, a series of month-long regional takeovers, which will delve deeper into the varied cuisine, produce and techniques that span […]

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Phoneless at The Savoy
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Sacrifice Your Phone For Love at The Savoy

Phones at the dinner table. We are all guilty; whether it be for that crucial Instagram post, emails we have to respond to, or even just the tugging nag that we HAVE to check our phones at right this VERY minute. No matter how romantic, no dulcet music or flickering candlelight can hide the glare of a dozen phone screens. So, in the spirit of romance, this Valentine’s Day, Kaspar’s Seafood Bar and Grill at the Savoy is asking guests to relinquish their phones, encouraging couples to enjoy each other’s undivided attention. Upon arrival at the restaurant, diners will be […]

Openings & Launches

The Hyde Opens at The Royal Park Hotel

It’s Friday so drinks are probably on your agenda – if they are then let us introduce you to The Hyde, a new bar opening at luxury boutique hotel The Royal Park. It’s the sort of place you go for drinks not draaaanks (there is of course a big difference); it’s elegant, traditional and cosy, with a grand open fireplace and plenty of character. Original period features will be joined by Georgian antiques, grey velvet chairs and banquettes and furniture made from old mahogany and rosewood. During the summer, they’ll be able to host cocktail parties and barbecues for up […]

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Who to Follow on Instagram: 16 Top Foodie and Fitness Influencers

Move over fashion influencers, it is now the foodies and fitness buffs that are gaining all the followers and getting all the likes. Keep up to date with all the latest food trends or hottest workouts; these are the people to follow… Food London is at the heart of the foodie scene – a restaurant opens everyday in London so it’s no surprise it is also home to some top foodie influencers. Gone are the days where you would have to rely on a catch up with friends to learn about these quirky pop-ups or the latest trend in food, it is […]

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Hungry Donkey
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Hungry Donkey’s Vegetarian Menu Review: What We Thought

What: Hungry Donkey is a modern, Greek restaurant inspired by classic Greek street food, there is an emphasis on simplicity and responsibly-sourced ingredients. New? The restaurant opened in May 2015 so will shortly be celebrating its second birthday. Where? 56 Wentworth Street, Aldgate East, E1 7AL www.hungrydonkey.co.uk On the Menu: The menu features a host of traditional favourites like pork prasoselino (celery and leek slow-braised pork served with potato salad)  as well as catering for vegetarians and vegans. New vegetarian dishes on the main menu include feta bougiourdi (oven-baked feta cheese with tomatoes and paprika) and a roasted beetroot salad (candy beetroots […]

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Bubble Wrap
Openings & Launches

Bubblewrap Opens: The Next Instagram Sensation

It’s taken three rejected site offers, three sits falling through, two years of trading on weekend markets across London and catering for three festivals but next month Tony Fang will see Bubblewrap, the egg waffle company, finally moving into its first permanent home. Back in the 1950s egg waffles became a thing in Hong Kong as a way to use up broken eggs that couldn’t be sold – the name refers to the fact that it looks obviously like bubble wrap. They then get coated in all manner of toppings. We’re talking Matcha gelato, strawberry cheesecake gelato, fruit such as […]

What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 10th-12th February

Love is in the air. With Valentine’s Day falling on a rather uninspiring Tuesday evening you may be wanting to make the most of romantic dinners for two this weekend instead – or perhaps a ‘love sucks’ brunch party sounds more up your street? Elsewhere you’ll find a floral pop-up in Covent Garden, a huge new exhibition at the Tate and of course the obligatory new brunches. Get planning; the weekend is in sight and we can’t wait.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Scotch Egg Challenge: Who Will Egg-cel?

The humble Scotch egg; loved and appreciated by many a hungry Brit at lunchtime or in the pub at just about any time, there isn’t much else we require for such a classic. Until now. Returning for its sixth year, the Scotch Egg Challenge will be coming to The Canonbury Tavern in Islington in eggtraordinary style. Shortlisted contestants will compete in two categories, Conventional and Unconventional. Chefs from Ealing Park Tavern and The Rat Inn will take part in the Traditional Egg category, paying homage to the classic Scotch Egg, whilst chefs from The Cinnamon Collection and Tang will be battling […]

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Culture

A Valentine’s Afternoon Tea With a Side of Bling

Love is most certainly in the air and whether a bit of bling is the key to your heart or you would rather be swept off your feet by a blissful rush of sugar, Conrad London St. James are offering the delight of both with their limited edition ‘Love-Knot’ Valentine’s afternoon tea. Food is definitely the way to our hearts… Indulge in the most quintessential of Valentine’s dates in the hotel’s Emmeline’s lounge – known for its afternoon tea. For one week only, you’ll a find romantically-themed assortment of opulent teas, decadent cakes and delicious nibbles served with a side of serious […]

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