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The Handbook Meets… Sharky and George

Ever wanted to get into events or just need help throwing the best party? Let us introduce you to event planners, Sharky and George and they sure know how to throw a party.  We caught up with them to find out about how they set up their business, the treehouse in the office (yes we super jealous) and that time the police showed up at their party…. How did the idea come about for your business? At the age of 17, we, Charlie (Sharky) Astor and George Whitefield played a particularly mischievous prank on our housemaster whilst at school together.  […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A very big house in the country

Anytime any of the MIC crew traipses outside of the SW3 postcode area someone always inevitably pipes up on how great it is to get out of the City and for once we find ourselves agreeing with our favourite reality posh totties. Our heart belongs to heaving capital but once in a while we like to head out for pastures green and have a brief dalliance with the countryside, and where better than a manor house? Flitwick Manor is a four star Grade ll listed country house in Woburn, part of the Menzies Hotel Group, and only 40 minutes from […]

Openings & Launches

Bonnie Gull’s Massive Makeover

Bonnie Gull Seafood Café in Exmouth Market has undergone a new year’s nip ‘n’ tuck and is reopening next month as Bonnie Gull Seafood Bar. Executive chef, Luke Robinson (Fifteen) will continue to head up the kitchen alongside Head Chef Gavin Gordon, who has moved across from the original venue on Foley Street. A new menu will focus on keenly priced small sharing plates and bar snacks with selections from the ‘sea’, ‘shore’ and ‘land’ such as Flame-grilled Newlyn cod collars, Salt n’ Pepper Channel squid with jalapeno mayonnaise; and flamed ox-heart with homemade piccalilli. There will also be a […]

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Reviews

Sake no Hana’s Umai Saturday Review

All too often it seems we cram Saturday with catching up on all the things we forget to do during the week, you know like paying the bills, getting the groceries,  doing your washing (no you can’t wear that jumper three times in a row) that sort of thing. So Sake no Hana by Hakkasan are reclaiming Saturday afternoons with their new five course, Umai lunch menu. And with that in mind we cancelled our plans and headed over to St James Street to take a look. Heading up the escalators we were met with a loud, bustling restaurant, a […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Our Guide To…February Pop-Ups

Marco’s Meatballs at Forza Win Always extraordinarily successful with their pop-ups, the latest installment from the guys at Forza Win is Marco and his marvellous meatballs. Get yourself down to the Vaults Festival in Waterloo to sample these authentic Sicilian balls of love alongside your best pals. Tickets can be bought online. Open now until 8th March www.forzawin.com Pillow Cinema in Shoreditch Underground After a sell-out month in January, Pillow Cinema have decided to pop up for the first two weeks of February, too. Yep, the thoughtful guys down at the old Shoreditch Underground Station will continue to deliver “the cosiest […]

Openings & Launches

West 36: Your new home from home

Welcome to West 36 a new grill house and cocktail lounge opening on Golborne Road this week and it wants to be your new home from home. Which we’re welcoming because let’s be honest, it’s going to be better than your office which feels like home the amount of time you spend there. We have a sneaky suspicion it’s going to be a good’un for several reasons: firstly it’s owned by Robert Newmark who also owns Notting Hill favourite Beach Blanket Babylon, secondly Jon Pollards formerly of Soho House is heading up the kitchen and lastly they’re going to be […]

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Openings & Launches

Busaba Opens in Shoreditch

Hot on the heels of its recent O2 launch comes Busaba Shoreditch, which, when it opens next month, promises to be the Thai chain’s most ambitious launch in its 15-year history – not to mention coming just in time to celebrate its 15th birthday! The two floor monolith will feature a new Kinnaree bar (pronounced Khin-NAH-rah #justsoyouknow) and two terraces as well. The Kinnaree is a half-woman, half-swan creature that adorns many holy places in Thailand and visitors can expect to see khon dance masks and bronze temple bells centrepieced by- a hand-carved Kinnaree statue. The cocktail list will include […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Dirty Bones turns 1

Happy Birthday will be in order tomorrow for Dirty Bones who will be celebrating their first birthday and a whole year of high fives, good vibes and triple cooked fries. To celebrate they are laying on one heck of a special birthday set-menu, well everyone’s given up on their January diets now, haven’t they? Well they better have… get started with ribs, chicken wings and charred padron peppers before the main, which in one word sounds glorious. Choose between the Bones Birthday Burger, crispy fried chicken or if you’re not into meat then The Asian – a vegetarian hot dog […]

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News

Our Guide To… London Markets

Brick Lane Lined with curry houses all claiming to have won the ‘Best Curry in the Whole World 2014’ award, Brick Lane comes alive on a Sunday when the area buzzes with street vendors, food stalls and performers. Head into one of the halls lining the main road and get lost in a maze of vintage stalls selling everything from ball gowns to retro sportswear, antique lamps to Jackie-O sunglasses. Food sellers galore will leave you struggling to choose between an aromatic curry, some fresh sushi or an organic cake.  With DJs pulling Sunday socialites into the local bars, you’ll […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Our Guide To… London Markets

London has some of the best markets of any city – artisan food producers, small-batch gin and one of a kind antiques. This is the ultimate guide to London markets.

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