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M Restaurant review – what we thought

Like Madonna we are always on board with a reinvention and another iconic M, M Restaurant agrees as they have just launched their new summer RAW menu with lighter treats to keep you going in the hot months. Taking inspiration from 6 countries including Japan and Australia, the emphasis here is on meat and fish even on the RAW side of the restaurant. M Restaurant is a fantastic venue space, balancing a relaxed atmosphere with an up market vibe well. Split into the Grill dining area on the left and Raw on the right, the upstairs hosts the cocktail bar, […]

What to do This Weekend

5 Places To Visit In Stoke Newington

London is expanding. Hip restaurants and bars are spreading their wings and opening in ‘neighbourhood’ settings as well as central locations like Soho and Mayfair, moving from zone 1 in the City first to Shoreditch then to Dalston, and now to Stoke Newington – The Handbook’s current weekend haunt, conveniently located between chic Islington and trendy Hackney. Here’s our guide on where to go in N16 (note: they’re all located on uber cool Church Street, so easily accessible).

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Christabel’s Supper Club: Eat Your Art

As we say goodbye to al fresco drinking, it’s all about the indoor supper clubs and caterer and event planner, Christabel, who is known for her playful and quirky dinner parties has a new concept for September. This month it’s all about getting creative, it’s all about eating your art, if you were that child that was always trying to eat the plasticine or  licking the paint brush at school – there was always one, then this is for you. You’ll be eating off a palette, painting your food canvas with vibrant colours, turning your food into pieces of art […]

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Openings & Launches

2nd Le Restaurant de PAUL Opens

Work in the City? Well this one is for you then.* Bakery PAUL is opening their second restaurant tomorrow, Le Restaurant de PAUL in the iconic Tower 42. Taking up residence on the ground floor, the restaurant which follows on from the restaurant in Covent Garden, will be larger with 93 covers inside, a further 40 seats outside and of course the in-house bakery PAUL. It will also feature their first destination wine bar which will of course specialise in Champagne and wine too. Starting with breakfast, diners can either go healthy with fruit and vegetable smoothies, multigrain tartines or […]

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8 of the Most Hidden Speakeasies

A few years ago, going for a drink in London meant stumbling into an old-man boozer or an outdated wine bar. But now the speakeasy, a different breed of bar based around atmospheric drinking dens of Prohibition America, have swept the city by storm, bringing formidable cocktails and an unbeatable array of spirits to the table. Here are eight of London’s best speakeasies:

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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. 

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

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. 

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Courthouse Hotel Launches Cosy Soho Ski Terrace

Summer is sadly and obviously over and headlines about an Indian summer are cruel and misleading, so let’s just accept our fate and look forward to things that make winter our real favourite season anyway. The historical Courthouse Hotel is on the same brainwave as us as they have announced their new Soho Ski Terrace (formerly the Soho Sky Terrace) will launch in October in their summer rooftop space. The theme will be iconic retro ski chalets of the 1950’s filled with snuggly blankets and plush furniture to keep the winter chills at bay whilst soaking up the skyline view […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Chambord’s Cocktail and Croquet Pop-Up

By now you must know that 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of Alice in Wonderland, if you didn’t you really need to get out and about in London/read more and whilst everyone always talks about Alice, the White Rabbit and the Mad Hatter, sometimes the Queen of Hearts gets forgotten about. Yes ok she has anger issues and yes ok she is a bit of a threat to Alice, but she does love a good game of croquet – even if the balls are hedgehogs and the mallets are flamingos. So to celebrate the anniversary, Chambord are hosting they’re own […]

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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