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The Booking Office

The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel’s latest offerings in the Booking Office are causing quite a stir. With its late licence and a decadent drinks menu to drool over, it is set to be one of the most exciting drinking destinations in London. The Booking Office’s collaboration with Heads, Hearts and Tails gives their exclusive range of pick-me-ups an innovative edge. The Preservation Martini, a deconstructed cocktail, comes with separate condiments so that you become your very own mixologist. And if like us, you can’t resist an exciting cocktail glass then you’re in for a treat; expect apothecary style jars and […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Honor Oak Review

South London’s newest dining experience, The Honor Oak, has recently opened its doors after an expensive refurbishment with the aim to restore it back to its former glory days as a popular community hub in South East London. Whenever a pub opens that bids farewell to the days of the old man pub I breathe a sigh of relief; mustard walls, brown curtains and sticky bars are banished here in lieu of classic moss-coloured walls, hand-cut silhouettes for decoration and industrial looking light features. The menu keeps true to British flavours with Chef Robert Radcliffe in the kitchen drawing on […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Honor Oak Review

South London’s newest dining experience, The Honor Oak, has recently opened its doors after an expensive refurbishment with the aim to restore it back to its former glory days as a popular community hub in South East London. Whenever a pub opens that bids farewell to the days of the old man pub I breathe a sigh of relief; mustard walls, brown curtains and sticky bars are banished here in lieu of classic moss-coloured walls, hand-cut silhouettes for decoration and industrial looking light features. The menu keeps true to British flavours with Chef Robert Radcliffe in the kitchen drawing on […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Dynamo to perform at Twilight Polo

There are a lot of things you can do under the stars, namely star-gazing, but you can also play the long-established game of Chovgun. For those of you not in the know it is a traditional oriental polo activity played at night with only the sparkle of the stars and moon to guide players. Tomorrow will see incredible helium filled globes lighting up the grass pitch at Ham Polo Club to set the scene, as the night begins with a huntsman dressage display and parade of the teams before the main polo event begins. This black tie event will be […]

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Yauatcha: Review

Yauatcha on Broadwick Street is celebrating its 10th birthday with a month of secret dishes on the menu focused around the four iconic offerings that it is known for: the Chinese kitchen, teahouse, patisserie, wine and cocktails. As we can’t resist dim sum or a reason to party, The Handbook went over to celebrate last week, when the secret dish was a dim sum platter. We headed downstairs to the main area of the restaurant and for a Tuesday night it was packed, the atmosphere was upbeat, with loud music, dark corners, bright leather chairs, constant chattering from the other […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Yauatcha: Review

Yauatcha on Broadwick Street is celebrating its 10th birthday with a month of secret dishes on the menu focused around the four iconic offerings that it is known for: the Chinese kitchen, teahouse, patisserie, wine and cocktails. As we can’t resist dim sum or a reason to party, The Handbook went over to celebrate last week, when the secret dish was a dim sum platter. We headed downstairs to the main area of the restaurant and for a Tuesday night it was packed, the atmosphere was upbeat, with loud music, dark corners, bright leather chairs, constant chattering from the other […]

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Openings & Launches

Vodafone London Fashion Weekend

Right now you might have chipped nails, your hair might not have been blow-dried and you might even be going for the Monday elasticated waistband, well make the most of it because come Friday and the start of London Fashion Week, we need to be perfectly coiffed as the fashion elite descend on the capital. But before we get ahead of ourselves with S/S15 Collections it’s time to work on our own A/W 14 capsules.  Step in Somerset House who once again will be hosting the Vodafone London Fashion Weekend from the 18th -21st September where up and coming new […]

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Culture

Girls! Girls! Girls!

Time to rub shoulders with some of the world’s most beautiful women, photographed shoulders that is, as an exhibition opens displaying the likes of Naomi Campbell, Dita Von Teese and Rachel Weisz in chic black and white photos. Stunning shots of super-photogenic femme fatales like Kate Moss, Claudia Schiffer and Christy Turlington will also be featured among the 50 photographs which can be bought from the website – so when you say you’re taking a supermodel home with you…it won’t be a lie! The exhibition is open to the public from 16th September – 25th October 2014. www.thelittleblackgallery.com

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Bobo Social: Review

Last week was National Burger Day and with burgers being one of the most important food groups as we all know, we thought what better way to celebrate than with a quick jaunt to new burger place Bobo Social on Charlotte Street. It’s brought to you by Jacinta Maddison and Michael Benson (Sticky Fingers, Palm Court Brasserie and Supperclub London) and is serving up a winning combination of burgers and small plates. Bobo stands for Bourgeois Bohemian and as such the restaurant is kept simple;  wooden floors, a mix of communal and small tables and neutral colours juxtapose with gilded […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bobo Social: Review

Last week was National Burger Day and with burgers being one of the most important food groups as we all know, we thought what better way to celebrate than with a quick jaunt to new burger place Bobo Social on Charlotte Street. It’s brought to you by Jacinta Maddison and Michael Benson (Sticky Fingers, Palm Court Brasserie and Supperclub London) and is serving up a winning combination of burgers and small plates. Bobo stands for Bourgeois Bohemian and as such the restaurant is kept simple;  wooden floors, a mix of communal and small tables and neutral colours juxtapose with gilded […]

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Shaka Zulu Review

Filled with towering statues and tribal prints, Shaka Zulu, has created an immersive dining experience that makes you feels like you have skipped the 12 hour plane journey and landed bang in the middle of the Rainbow Nation. The cocktails are great and even boasts a Rum Blazer which was voted ‘CNN Top Twelve Unusual Cocktails in the World’ thusly awarded as you get a mini pyrotechnic show at your table as they prepare it for you, be warned though, it may look pretty but it kicks harder than a mule. If you can bear to share a cocktail, you […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Shaka Zulu Review

Filled with towering statues and tribal prints, Shaka Zulu, has created an immersive dining experience that makes you feels like you have skipped the 12 hour plane journey and landed bang in the middle of the Rainbow Nation. The cocktails are great and even boasts a Rum Blazer which was voted ‘CNN Top Twelve Unusual Cocktails in the World’ thusly awarded as you get a mini pyrotechnic show at your table as they prepare it for you, be warned though, it may look pretty but it kicks harder than a mule. If you can bear to share a cocktail, you […]

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