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Noble House

Noble House Events is a dynamic caterer with a great reputation for both its food and its perfectionism. The company specialises in high-end bespoke events of all sizes and for all occasions and even boasts its own delivery service. With an exceptionally personal service guaranteed, Noble House will plan everything from corporate functions, weddings, Champagne, cocktail and canapé parties to product launches, sumptuous banquets and even private dinner parties hosted in your own home. A passion for food lies at the heart of all events. Its executive chef has extensive Michelin-starred restaurant experience and has worked at the highest level […]

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The Paradise

West London venue, The Paradise by Way of Kensal Green has a new conservatory. Originally a terrace – sadly underused due to England’s inclement weather conditions, the Paradise peeps decided the space was so pretty it needed to be used to its full potential and created a room that can be enjoyed all year round. Now, when it isn’t being used for a private function, it’s open to all on Friday evenings and all day Saturday but can still be booked out Sunday to Thursday. It features a private bar accommodating 40 to 50 people for drinks and canapés or […]

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LFW Closing Party at Tonteria

Last night at Tonteria, Cristal was splashed, latex body suits were donned and eyebrows were raised at their distinctly dominatrix themed party. Marking the close of London Fashion Week, Guy Pelly and friends enjoyed champagne in VIP surrounded by catwalk models in Soft Paris lingerie and cat masks. In conjunction with Profile Model Management and PRITCH London (who introduced their new ad campaign there) this was truly an event that sizzled. www.tonteria.co.uk

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Far Rockaway Review

The first thing that struck us about Far Rockaway was its size – it is vast, a mix of low tables, high  tables, little tables, trestle tables, sofas and bars, the next thing we  noticed was just how colourful it was. Every inch is decorated, whether it is graffiti art, skateboards lining the bar, neon lit up signs huge murals of world leaders or the album artwork that is plastered all over the bathroom walls.  And yet somehow it wasn’t overwhelming or garish which is always a bonus. The menu is unashamedly American, no fine dining here – just lots […]

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National Margarita Day at Hawker House

Didn’t know National Margarita Day was a thing? Well it is! Now doesn’t February look a little better? Falling on the 22nd of this month, Hawker House are honoring the holy day with a pop up Jose Cuervo bar serving authentic margaritas all night long. The company’s Frozen Margarita Machine will also make its debut, showing off its cocktail making skills for you all. A huge range of flavours of margarita will be on offer, ranging from the classic Strawberry Margarita to the Tamarind Margarita with Chilli Rum for the more adventurous customer.    In addition the usual Hawker House […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Pop Up Pancake Restaurant at John Lewis

This month combine two of the world’s greatest pleasures (pancakes and shopping of course) in John Lewis’ pop up pancake restaurant. Framed in the window of the busy Oxford Street branch, chefs will cook up gourmet pancakes that will make your simple lemon and sugar option look decidedly lack lustre.  Organised by cookware company Tefal and using their new Ingenio cookware range, the pancake will be prepared to an audience of passing shoppers before being served in the Tefal Ingenio restaurant. Officially the first pop up restaurant ever to be held in a shop window this is definitely one for […]

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Lunch and David Bailey at Sketch

In what is sure to be one of the exhibitions of the year, over 250 of David Bailey’s hand selected images are currently on display at The National Portrait Gallery until June. Bailey is a photographer famous for his truly soul bearing portraiture and this is the chance to see the work that makes ‘the famous immortal and the anonymous unforgettable’.  In conjunction with what is sure to be an unforgettable exhibition itself, Mayfair restaurant Sketch has paired up with the gallery to create a ticket and lunch combination. Priced at £48 per person and running through to the 16th […]

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Rextail Review

On one of those truly grey nights that only London can produce, Mayfair restaurant Rextail seemed the perfect place for The Handbook to hide out in. Shouldered in between Brown’s hotel and the Royal Arcade on Albermarle Street we headed down a small flight of stairs and into a chicly lit basement space where our coats were taken and we suddenly remembered the perfect cure for drizzly nights – cocktails, tapas and a healthy dose of people watching. Luckily Rextail offered all three. Seated at one of the individual place settings along an enormous black bar we took in what […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Rextail Review

On one of those truly grey nights that only London can produce, Mayfair restaurant Rextail seemed the perfect place for The Handbook to hide out in. Shouldered in between Brown’s hotel and the Royal Arcade on Albermarle Street we headed down a small flight of stairs and into a chicly lit basement space where our coats were taken and we suddenly remembered the perfect cure for drizzly nights – cocktails, tapas and a healthy dose of people watching. Luckily Rextail offered all three. Seated at one of the individual place settings along an enormous black bar we took in what […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Holi In The City

The brightly coloured Indian festival of Holi falls next month on the 17th March and for us it couldn’t come sooner. Embracing the celebrations,  restaurant The Cinnamon Kitchen will be putting on a varied agenda to banish those grey skies and sodden streets for good.  Kicking off with a chance to go a little bit crazy, don a protective suit and step into a ‘paint throwing party pod’ which will take residence between the 11th and the 22nd of March in Devonshire Square. Basically doing what it says on the tin this is the perfect chance to celebrate the festival […]

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Holi Celebrations at Carom

Despairing at what is looking to be an eternal winter? Never fear, as the Indian festival of Holi is just around the corner to brighten up our March for good! Head down to Soho based Pan-Indian restaurant Carom to sample their vibrant new menu in honour of the Hindu festival of colour.  Between the 17th and 21st of March specially designed ‘Holi Lunch Boxes’ will be on offer including a variety of small dishes that will  make an interesting alternative to your usual lunchtime fare. Created by executive chef Vishnu Natarajan the boxes will include a purple Dhaba Salad with […]

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London Fashion Week

Stop the press, put down the bouquet it isn't just Valentine's Day today, no it is also the start of one of London's most prestigious events – London Fashion Week. As the teeming hordes flock to London dressed in their finest to watch the models as they so effortlessly saunter down the catwalk, we won't just be getting exciting about the fashion but also the parties, the events and inspired cocktails. So here are some of our favourite from mankini cocktails, to guilt free pizzas and wild closing parties!  Benares Michelin – star Mayfair restaurant Benares, is spreading the Fashion […]

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