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Cuisson luxury afternoon tea

Wherever you look in London people are reinventing the classic British custom of the afternoon tea, whether it is themed around a childhood classic tale or focuses on the likes of the Royal Chelsea Flower Show.  Bespoke dining company Cuisson is getting in on the act as they host a one-of-a-kind pop-up afternoon tea in association with Laurent-Perrier. Cuisson have transformed a former jewellery shop inside the ornate Burlington Arcade, into a decadent dining space, where even the previous shop’s jewellery cases will be used as cake displays. The afternoon tea itself will be served on exquisitely designed fine bone china tea-ware from Wedgwood for […]

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The May Fair Kitchen

Head to Stratton Street in Green Park and you’ll find The May Fair Kitchen, The May Fair Hotel’s new restaurant. Its focus is the freshest and finest sourced ingredients cooked up into humble but simple dishes – they’re channelling ‘the simple things done well is better than substandard flounce and frills’ vibe.   The interior is a mix of turquoise, camel, low lights and big floor to ceiling windows it’s got the feel of a grand brasserie turned modern restaurant, it’s low key whilst still smart. A glass wall houses decanters and artichokes, the open kitchen runs along one side, whilst […]

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The May Fair Kitchen

Head to Stratton Street in Green Park and you’ll find The May Fair Kitchen, The May Fair Hotel’s new restaurant. Its focus is the freshest and finest sourced ingredients cooked up into humble but simple dishes – they’re channelling ‘the simple things done well is better than substandard flounce and frills’ vibe.   The interior is a mix of turquoise, camel, low lights and big floor to ceiling windows it’s got the feel of a grand brasserie turned modern restaurant, it’s low key whilst still smart. A glass wall houses decanters and artichokes, the open kitchen runs along one side, whilst […]

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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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Battersea Arts Centre Phoenix Fundraiser

Every time we go to the Southbank Centre we come home amazed, a little bit tiddly and with dreams of ditching our editorial jobs for a life of music and performance. Then we catch ourselves on and realise we can’t sing…or dance. The next best thing is writing about it. On the 18th of April the Southbank Centre is honourably holding a fundraiser for the Battersea Arts Centre’s Phoenix Fund. This event is headlined by Bridget Christie and Stewart Lee and includes an evening of live entertainment with some of the UK’s leading comedians, musicians and performers. Stewart was the brains […]

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5 of the Best Mobile Bars

If you’re planning a party outside of a bar and still want to serve up the best cocktails, but don’t really trust your own mixology skills, then the perfect solution is to a hire a mobile bar. Whether you want to set up shop (well bar) in a marquee, a field, beach or your own home these guys will make sure the drinks are flowing and more often than not tailor them to your event.  From botanical bars to cocktails served out of a Land Rover Defender, here are five of the best mobile bars you can hire to make […]

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5 of the Best Mobile Bars

If you’re planning a party outside of a bar and still want to serve up the best cocktails, but don’t really trust your own mixology skills, then the perfect solution is to a hire a mobile bar. Whether you want to set up shop (well bar) in a marquee, a field, beach or your own home these guys will make sure the drinks are flowing and more often than not tailor them to your event.  From botanical bars to cocktails served out of a Land Rover Defender, here are five of the best mobile bars you can hire to make […]

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Bruno Loubet to open Grain Store Unleashed at The Zetter

One door closes and another one opens so the saying goes…  The Easter Bank Holiday saw the last day of service for Bistrot Bruno Loubet in Clerkenwell’s Zetter Hotel but all is not lost. As of next Monday, Loubet will open Grain Store Unleashed – an exciting new pop-up venture in the same location. The new concept shares the same DNA as The Grain Store with its international flavours and veggie focus, however, dishes promise to be even more adventurous and experimental with menus pushing the boundaries set by the King’s Cross favourite. So what can we expect? Well, just to whet your appetite, […]

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Once upon a dine…

Once upon a time in a land far, far away…well North London, a generous restaurant by the name of Almeida hosted an evening of childhood nostalgia where adults can relive their favourite tales all for a good cause. Guests can enjoy a 3 course dinner, inspired by fairytales and folklore of the past and present, whilst raising money for children’s charity NSPCC. Three prestigious head chefs; Tommy Boland of Almeida, Tim Allen of Michelin starred Launceston Place and Tom Cook from Pont de la Tour have each created a dish that will endeavour to show the creativity of a child’s […]

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Champagne and Peroni at Harvey Nichols

Everyone loves a brunch and everyone loves Champagne, right? So when you put the two together it can only be a glorious thing.  Which is exactly what Harvey Nichols has done with the launch of their bottomless brunch.  The perfect Sunday solution, it will be running from 11am – 3pm and will take place in the 5th floor café, terrace, bars and restaurants. Starting with a Bloody Mary to nurse the hangover of course, you’ll then move on to as much Champagne as you can drink – (we hope for our livers’ sake there is a time limit). To eat […]

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Fu Manchu: late night dim sum

The buzz that is Clapham High Street has all but petered out by the time you hit Clapham North tube but as of next month, all that’s set to change; new late night dim sum and cocktail bar, Fu Manchu is soon to take up residence snuggled under the railway arches of Lendal Terrace. Brought to us by the bods behind The Jam Tree, Fu Manchu takes its inspiration from the moustachioed Chinese master criminal of cult Twentieth century Sax Rohmer novel fame and promises to combine the atmosphere of a Victorian opium den with a contemporary edge – all […]

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Tonic & Remedy in Tech City

Tech geeks with a penchant for self-medicating will have a new hang out as of next month with the launch of resto and bar Tonic & Remedy, a stone’s throw from London’s Tech City and Silicon Roundabout. Yorkshire-born executive chef Paul Welburn of Great British Menu fame heads up the kitchen and his hero dishes will include Smoked eel with jelly and seaweed scones, Wild garlic risotto and Rump of lamb shoulder shepherd’s pie with greens. Welburn, formerly of Michelin starred Rhodes W1 places a big emphasis on small and interesting suppliers such as Lake District Farmers, Mountain Foods and The […]

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The Top Things to do This Easter

Easter and the four day weekend is in sight! Four days to revel in chocolate, hot cross buns, Champagne and to celebrate Spring and London blossoming with flowers! If you’re staying in London over the weekend then here is your bucket list! From all day parties to crème egg burgers! Happy Easter: Brunch The best part about the four day weekend?  Not having to get up for work, no setting your alarm and no last minute panic as you leave the house with only one shoe on. It also means you have four days in which to have brunch. Good […]

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