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5 of the Best Jazz Bars

Jazz is one of those subjects like wine, we like it, we feel sophisticated listening to it but we also like to pretend that we are far more knowledgeable about it than we really are – can you your Bebop from your Cubop? Can you?  What we do know though is that London is definitely not short of jazz bars where you can get your musical fix and here are 5 of our favourites. 

Openings & Launches

Bristol Restaurant Poco Opens in London

This week sees the opening of Poco, the Bristol based restaurant which is now opening its restaurant in Broadway Market in Hackney. Run by Tom Hunt, Ben Pryor and Jen Best, Poco centres around, 100% seasonal, locally sourced, sustainable ingredients and tapas- a fine partnership. Their ingredients are really locally sourced too, none of this ‘sourced locally’ and then you find it just means it’s from England, not here, instead ingredients will come from the likes of Dagenham Community Farm and Kappacasein Dairy in Bermondsey. When ingredients do have to be sourced from abroad and that’s only 10% anyway, they’re […]

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Li Veli review – what we thought

Covent Garden is a hotspot for fantastic bars, restaurants and nightlife so it wasn’t surprising that I found myself enjoying my time at Italian bistro, Li Veli. Thanks to its great location, a window seat is the best in the house so you can people watch while you eat. I was instantly struck by the cream-coloured interior which gives the venue a warm, spacious feel and when the sun set and candles were adorned around the place, it made it quite romantic. The menu showcases an authentic taste of Southern Italy plus their very own namesake wines which can also […]

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Reviews

Li Veli review – what we thought

Covent Garden is a hotspot for fantastic bars, restaurants and nightlife so it wasn’t surprising that I found myself enjoying my time at Italian bistro, Li Veli. Thanks to its great location, a window seat is the best in the house so you can people watch while you eat. I was instantly struck by the cream-coloured interior which gives the venue a warm, spacious feel and when the sun set and candles were adorned around the place, it made it quite romantic. The menu showcases an authentic taste of Southern Italy plus their very own namesake wines which can also […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

6 Of The Best Fish and Chips Hangouts

Fish & chips is a classic British dish; it’s what custard tarts are to Portugal and lamb tagine is to Morocco. And you don’t have to venture to coastal towns to get some of the best that England has to offer – London has a selection of lip-smackingly good fish & chips right on its doorstep, and we’ve rounded up the top six to get your hands on  

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Silent Cinema At St Martin’s Courtyard

In the last few years, the British film industry has been doing rather well and has churned a number of cracking films. We all know the British love any excuse for a party (just look at the amount of bank holidays we have) so why not use this success as an excuse to celebrate? That’s exactly what is happening at St Martin’s Courtyard are doing with their new open air Silent Cinema showcasing classic British films! For just three wonderful nights in September, the courtyard will be transformed into an open-air movie theatre to showcase a series of British films, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Model Inspired Éclairs

Supermodels and pastries are not a combination that springs to mind for most people. While the ‘supers’ might not be able to indulge in tasty baked goods too often, luckily for us, we can eat as many cakes as we want…until we regret it at our next gym class with Fitness Fiona. In celebration of London Fashion Week, Jumeirah Carlton Tower has unveiled its much anticipated autumn éclair line. Located off Sloane Street, the epicentre of London’s chic design fashion houses, Chinoiserie has taken inspiration from the world’s leading fashion icons, to create four limited edition éclairs. The first sweet […]

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5 Dog Friendly Restaurants in London

Dogs are for life, not just for Christmas, don’t you know? And more and more places are making it easier for you to incorporate your furry friend into your social life, there’s even going to be a dog walk this London Fashion Week in one of London’s top hotels! So to make your life easier, we’ve rounded-up our five favourite pooch-perfect eateries in the capital. M RestaurantsWhy: If man is a dog’s best friend then surely M Restaurants must be their favourite restaurant as the innovative venue revels in throwing unique events, geared towards honouring our canine chums. Events include Doggy Disco where […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Mushroom Tasting Menu at Plateau

One member of The Handbook team has already decided that their new year’s resolution will be to celebrate every ‘national whatever day’ of the year and so far we’ve stumbled across days celebrating donuts, kissing and friendship in preparation for her mammoth task. We’ve now got one more to add to the list, with the launch of a marvellous Mushroom tasting menu at Plateau, in celebration of mushroom month! The mushroom tasting menu will run throughout September as part of Plateau’s monthly changing ‘gourmand’ tasting menu series. It will include five courses as well as wine pairing options – try […]

Openings & Launches

Brides the Show 2015

So they’ve finally popped the big question and whether you have been dreaming of this since you were little or this is all a bit of a surprise, you’ve got a wedding to plan. Here to save the day and provide bucket loads of advice and options is Brides the Show which returns 2-4th October in Islington. Brides the Show has got every aspect of a wedding covered from the obvious like dresses, caterers and cakes to things that may have slipped your mind like stationers, florists and jewellers. With over 130 luxury suppliers you will be spoilt for choice and […]

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