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Alfresco Cinema at Bluebird

The sun is finally out in London and the heatwave has begun which means there is no excuse to not be outdoors. We know the heat can often bring extremes, whether it makes you come alive and ready to take on the world or knackered and impatient. The latter would be understandable as there have already been hour-long delays on the overground and closures on the tube due to overcrowding. Classic London. We can all agree though that there is nothing better than getting off work and enjoying a change from the cold and rain.  Thankfully, there are plenty of rooftop terraces and parks to go […]

Celebrities & Influencers

The Handbook Meets: Allan Pickett

2016 has been Fitzrovia’s year, from the new restaurants and bars opening, to the current restaurants coming together to form the Fitzrovia Collective a series of supper clubs. One chef firmly in the know is Allan Pickett current Head Chef at Picquet and one third of the Fitzrovia Colletive (formerly Head Chef at Orrery and Plateau), so we caught up with him to find out about dried milk skin, top advice and favourite dishes. How did the Fitzrovia Collective first come about? It was a chat Ben and I had about doing something locally and he knows Jun very well […]

Openings & Launches

Poppie’s Soho Opens

You can’t beat classic fish and chips. It’s just one of those things. Sure, you can change up the way you cook the fish, make the chips into fries or some healthier alternative, but will it ever rival proper British fish and chips? No it won’t and that is just a universal truth.* If you appreciate proper fish and chips then chances are you’ve heard of Poppie’s, they’ve got shops in Camden and Spitalfields and now they are opening a third shop. Founder, Pat ‘Pop’ Newland got into the business when he was just 11 in the 1950s. He then […]

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Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and for those who will not get the chance to return home to USA for 28th November and celebrate with family and friends, Gillray’s Steakhouse has prepared a special Thanksgiving offering for you to enjoy in London.

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Reviews

San Pellegrino Live In Italian Review – What We Thought

From the 11thJuly – 7th August, the Fifth Floor Terrace at Harvey Nichols is hosting the S.Pellegrino Live in Italian pop-up. As well as daily Italian supper clubs, each Tuesday they are hosting Italian banquets with guest chefs. Last week saw Ollie Dabbous take to the kitchen and in coming weeks, James Lowe of Lyles and Alyn Williams of The Westbury will follow suit; but this week it was all about Theo Randall… New? Yes, the S.Pellegrino Live in Italian pop-up opened on the 11th July and is only running until 7th August. Where? Fifth Floor Terrace, 109-125 Knightsbridge, SW1x 7RJ, www.harveynichols.com On […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Little Yellow Door’s Emoji Only Menu

Just when you thought the millennials had outdone themselves with the return of the beloved 90s franchise, Pokemon, in the form of Pokemon Go, we discovered something that will trump it: an Emoji Only Menu. The culprits behind it, The Little Yellow Door, will transform the appearance of their regular menu to read only in emojis, and the best part is you can order via Whatsapp directly to the kitchen – all in the universal language of emoji. The menu will offer two courses like buffalo wings with crudities and blue cheese dip; seared steak roll with truffle mayo, caramelised […]

Celeb News

Top Celebrity Hangouts

When it comes to dinner parties and the classic ‘Who is the most famous person you’ve ever met?’ question comes up, are you the person who always seems to have just missed the celebrity, casually hanging out on the street? Us too, but now you can stay ahead of the game with our round-up of top celebrity spotting jaunts. Just promise us there will be no selfies- we don’t want to scare any of those celebrities away. Chiltern Firehouse When it comes to celebrity spotting, the Chiltern Firehouse which opened last month has to be top of your list. Headed […]

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Openings & Launches

Mora: New to Marylebone

Marylebone home to the likes of Trishna, Il Baretto, Chiltern Firehouse, The Providores and soon it will welcome Mora to its streets when it opens at the end of this month. Situated on George Street, the 58 cover restaurant will be serving up refined Mediterranean dishes with fusion twists. Starters include red tuna spaghetti, scallops with marinated fennel and duck breast lacquered with honey, chillies and raspberries. Main courses include turbot filled with black truffles and salted butter; fresh spaghetti with saffron and bone marrow ragu and Bavette with lobster, courgette flowers and leeks. For pudding there’ll be chocolate lava […]

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Celeb News

Celebrities Who Write Blogs

We all know that celebrities are talented beings, that’s why their famous right? But in some cases celebrities are more than just a pretty face, for example did you know that some of your favourite celebrities actually have their own blogs? Perez Hilton even became famous through creating his own blog, starting as a gossip site he put his acid tongued comedy touch to it – his doodles on the accompanying tabloid images also personalised the site in a simple yet innovative way making his site even more memorable. People were partly clicking onto his site for the actual gossip […]

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Reviews

Texas Joe’s Review – What We Thought

New? Texas Joe’s opened its doors just in time for Independence Day earlier this month, on 4th July. Where? 8-9 Snowsfields, Bermondsey, SE1 3SU, www.texas-joes.com On the Menu: Texas Joe’s features the best of Texas BBQ, offering slow smoked USDA brisket, chicken, ribs, mutton and pork. All offerings are printed on the likes of 1936 Texas newspaper, The Big Smoke Signal, which features articles written by top Texas BBQ journalists. You can also choose from several delicious sides such as bone marrow, brisket chili, brisket nachos, mac and cheese, bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeños, fries and cornbread to enhance your meal even more. They […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The London Beer Factory Takeover at Stir Coffee

If we asked you to list a few of your favourite things, chances are that it wouldn’t take you long to start spouting off food or drinks. Your morning coffee, perhaps? A cold pint after work? A slice of pizza… well, anytime? If this is the case, look no further than The London Beer Factory’s takeover at Stir Coffee, bringing together three of everyone’s favourite things for a monthly series celebrating the best Brixton has to offer. Neighbourhood favourite Stir Coffee will be opening its doors after hours, serving up innovative coffee-based cocktails for the monthly series celebrating the local community. The coffee house will be […]

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Reviews

OXBO Bankside Bottomless Brunch Review – What We Thought

New? OXBO Bankside is on the ground floor of the recently relaunched 5* Hilton Bankside hotel, which opened last year but the bottomless brunch menu launched in May. Where? OXBO Bankside, 2-8 Great Suffolk Street, Southwark, SE1 0UG, www.oxbobankside.co.uk  On the Menu: A classic British menu is inspired by the fresh produce of nearby Borough Market. Executive Chef, Paul Bates – formerly of the Intercontinental Park Lane and The Beaumont – has devised tempting all-day menus, with the Sunday Bottomless Brunch what we were there to try. Based around a ‘help-yourself’ area in front of the open kitchen, the selection […]

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What to do This Weekend

12 of London’s Best Terraces

It’s mid-July yet you’d never know it was summer. Granted, it wasn’t all that bad this weekend – the sun shone on Andy Murray on Sunday – and at moments like that you really fancy a refreshing drink or two while soaking up some vitamin D. Read on to discover our favourite terraces (no, we don’t mean rooftops) so you can dine al fresco, catch some rays and revel in the British summertime when the sun does eventually shine…

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