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Openings & Launches

The Savannah: Ethical Eating

You might have seen our guide to feel-good dining last week, it was all about restaurants that are charitable, sustainable, ethical or independent and now we have a new one to add to the list with the opening of The Savannah. Think Euston and you might not be able to name many restaurants, we understand, but now you can say The Savannah as it’s opening in The Wesley Hotel. Encompassing the restaurant will be an over-arching theme of time depicted in the art installations created by two eco-friendly artists. British designer-maker Stephanie Cole has created a silhouette, Trees of Time whilst artist […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 Tropical Hangouts

It’s all very well sitting directly under a heater, tucked under a blanket trying to convince ourselves that al fresco works in winter, but unless you are actually in a ski resort, to be honest we’d rather save the outdoor drinking for summer. Save yourself the thousand-plus miles (and thousand-odd pounds) and visit the tropics of London instead. It’s Tiki bars, cocktail umbrellas and fresh flavours galore with these totally tropical venues.

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Village Fete Goes Urban

Combine the weather from this weekend with the less-than-tropical bank holiday last weekend and you have the perfect bank holiday. Just as well, then, that May has one more chance in store for us for a scorching three-day weekend. Those who are drawn to the warm waters of Brockwell Park’s Lido will be rewarded with a mini festival-like fete, with some of South London’s best street food, drink and music at GALA’s one day event. Looking at the food, it’s basically Brixton best producers in one place – pizza from Made of Dough, Indian dishes from Kricket, Caribbean heat from […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

A Taste of Italy at House of Peroni

Sandy feet, sunkissed skin and fish so fresh it’s practically still swimming may be more Amalfi Coast than North London but, come the 19th May, you can be a little bit closer to your Mediterranean fantasies when The House of Peroni returns for a six-week residency, with the theme “Amare l’Italia” (for the love of Italy). The pop-up has three key players, who each have Italian style in their blood. Fashion royalty Margherita Maccapani Missoni is using her impeccable taste to create the overall look of the space, which this year is inspired by big family gatherings, fragrant native flowers and Italian […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

It’s Officially Summer at The Jam Tree

If this weekend was anything to go by, chances are your barbecue is now well and truly up and running; re-fuelled and no longer home to a swarm of spiders (sorry…). If you’re more of a £5 Tesco disposable barbecuer then you’ll be more than happy to hand the tongs over to the pros. Cue The Jam Tree who are launching their summer barbecue menu today and getting all up in your grill, rain or shine. A great little spot to bear in mind if you’re in Chelsea or Clapham, The Jam Tree is just as much fun for a […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Top Gun, Karaoke and Volleyball in Hoxton

Volleyball? Check. Karaoke machine? Check. Themed cocktails? Triple check. No, this isn’t the checklist for a boozy holiday in Portugal, it’s actually the checklist for Experience Cinema (the people behind Rooftop Film Club and Underground Film Club) who are going all out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Top Gun. Whilst most of us don’t remember the film actually coming out, it’s a cult classic that you can’t escape and even if you haven’t seen the film (some of us are very guilty of this) you still find yourself singing along ‘highway to the danger zone’ if your Uber driver’s […]

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Guides

How to Live Like a Local in: Putney

Putney: Where the mummies are yummy and the boat race begins. Locals may despair at the District Line but when there are artisan bakeries, specialist coffee shops and live music pubs on your doorstep, come the weekend there’s not much reason to leave. Not to mention restaurants serving amazingly authentic French, Italian, Indian and Spanish cuisine. Here is our guide to living like a local in Putney.

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

New Tales to Tell at The Playboy Club

Easter is over but bunnies are still alive and hopping on Old Park Lane. The Playboy Club is relaunching its iconic Salvatore’s Bar, giving it a whole new lease of life. If walls could talk, The Tale Bar, as it is now known, could certainly tell a story of two. Although The Playboy Club has only been at its current home since 2010, Hef’s empire has been creating a buzz in the city since the first international Playboy casino opened at 45 Park Lane in the Swinging Sixties. In fact, July this year will mark 50 years since it opened. […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Handbook Meets: Georgi Radev

You can’t always guarantee that the sun is going to shine during the summer in London, but you can always get a taste of sunnier climates with a rum cocktail at tiki bar and Mayfair classic, Mahiki. We caught up with Georgi Radev, Mahiki’s Bar Manager and Mixologist to talk about his busy year ahead and of course his love of rum! Why Mixology? Mixology is just one of the skills that a good bartender should have. The bartender is a host, entertainer, psychologist, actor, hard worker and has many other skills. Creating new cocktails is a very exciting thing […]

Reviews

Absurd Bird Review – What We Thought

New? Yes! It only opened last month.  Where?  54 Commercial Street, Shoreditch, E1 6LT www.absurdbird.com On the Menu: Chicken and a lot of it. Cotswold White and Cotswold Gold breeds are used in Southern US gourmet inspired dishes. There’s a wing section, sides which could be a meal in themselves, ‘greenish plates’ and indulgent puddings. First Impressions: Visiting on a Thursday evening the restaurant was already pretty busy when we turned up at 7pm and continued to fill up as the night out – as soon as we were greeted we were told we must try the Dipsy Cake and we couldn’t possibly […]

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