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The Butcher Bar at Anise

Cinnamon Kitchen is proud to announce its most primal pop-up yet: The Butcher Bar at Anise in the city. Coinciding with game season, the meat based menu is designed by executive chef Vivek Singh who will put a blood thirsty twist on his modern Indian game classics. Guests can feast on a sharing selection of beef, venison and grouse on a traditional block in an old-school butcher complete with hanging hooks, faux animals and feathered taxidermy. Share-and-tear “Cinnamon Cuts” like venison and Prune kofta balls and aged beef sirloin with chili invite diners to release their inner caveman and ditch […]

Openings & Launches

Megaro Bar Launch

On Tuesday, the Handbook went to join Megaro, Kings Cross to celebrate the launch of its trendy new underground boutique bar who’s indulgent interior meant we were a world away from the sweaty, summer hussle and bussle on the streets above. Part of the bar’s lavish interior is cleverly inspired by classic film sets with vintage tripods and directors’ chairs whilst the rest  heralds a photography “dark room” brought to life by vivid black a white developing images. Floor length red curtains create a network of secluded spaces if you're looking for somewhere to hide. The bar’s artistic decor is […]

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Claridge’s unveils “The Map Room”

Claridge’s hotel is proud to unveil it’s marvelous new business lounge, the “Map room” – an ideal recluse for high flying globe trotters to gather thoughts, read and inspire! In keeping with the hotel’s iconic English style, renowned designer David Linley has created a sophisticated space that is centered around a magnificent marquetry wall-size map with quiet corners and a library of books selected to stimulate the mind. Residents can now attend to their business needs 24/7 and enjoy tasty gourmet refreshments  from Claridge’s kitchen bringing some delicious food for thought! There is also a well stocked fridge area disguised […]

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Gastronomic Sea Voyage at Viajante

East London Michelin star restaurant Viajante will partnering with Gin Mare to host an 8 course culinary adventure this summer. The “taste of the sea” themed menu has been specially designed by award winning chef Angel leon who will be joining Viajante’s Nuno Mendes to kick start the event. Viajante is Portuguese for “traveler”, a name which reflects the globally inspired menu of offer. The venue is famous for its ever-changing blind tasting menu which takes guests on a uniquely sensual taste journey. The dishes must of course remain top secret but guests can get excited about the Gin Mare […]

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Hotels

The Bingham Opens its Gardens

With the summer weather finally showing what it's made of, the patient English public are eagerly looking for new places to tan their luminous limbs. The Bingham, a beautifully restored riverside Georgian townhouse in the heart of Richmond-upon-Thames, is graciously opening the doors to its garden, private terrace and Garden Rooms from 12pm on Saturday and Sunday 13th-14th July. The Surrey hotel will be offering its Terrace Menu, Drinks, Light Snacks and Afternoon Tea to keep all guests well fed and watered. With the garden over looking the Thames where else is better to relax and while away the weekend than in the grounds of the critically […]

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Albion

Building on the success of Albion, the British café and bakery in Shoreditch, Terence and Vicki Conran with Peter Prescott, are launching their second site today, a new café and food store within the Lord Rogers-designed NEO Bankside in Southwark, just behind Tate Modern. Albion NEO Bankside has 95 covers with a further 45 on its heated outside terrace. The dining space overlooks a signature open-plan kitchen. Located alongside the entrance of the café, a small shop and food market sells a wide variety of British produce, from everyday store cupboard groceries plus breads, cakes and pastries to organic meats […]

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Damson & Co Comes to Soho

Soho gets a welcome injection of great British food and drink thanks to the arrival of Damson and Co, a new deli, bakery and coffee shop. Comfort your conscience with locally sourced ingredients in a casual, eco friendly environment. However you like your eggs in the morning, Damson and Co can do it – poached, royal, benedict, florentine served on toasted English muffin or smoked a-top steamed asparagus. Start the day with a Damson coffee delivered to the store by bicycle or enjoy your afternoon tea with a freshly baked carrot cake! Later on enjoy a variety of charcuterie boards […]

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Mancomio City Take-away

Tired of those monotonous packed lunch sandwiches? Exhausted every meal deal variety within the office vicinity?  Manicomio city may have the answer to your lunchtime prayers, offering a changing, scrumptious and healthy takeaway offering to jump-start your breaks. Think freshly prepared Tiger prawn, chickpea and chorizo salads or grilled squid and Umbrian lentils made from the finest Italian ingredients. If you’re looking for something more substantial, Manicomio offers a selection of hot Italian dishes such as charcoal ham, tallegio and porcini lasagne, pea risotto or an eye-catching Pumpkin, smoked risotto, pine nut and spinach pasta al forno. Complete this gourmet […]

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The Hutch Club at Quaglino’s

This summer Quaglino’s launches “the Hutch club”, a glamorous pop up cocktail and Jazz bar as a tribute to the restaurant's righteous and indulgent reputation.  The venue opened its doors in 1929 by the flamboyant host, Giovani Quaglino and to play to homage to this, one lucky July diner will walk away with more than just a full tummy- a South Sea Ronirose pearl found in an oyster. Obviously, this is one lottery the Handbook had to be part of, so last Friday, we head down to Quaglino’s to sample the Hutch club menu. On arrival, we were greeted by […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Hutch Club at Quaglino’s

This summer Quaglino’s launches “the Hutch club”, a glamorous pop up cocktail and Jazz bar as a tribute to the restaurant's righteous and indulgent reputation.  The venue opened its doors in 1929 by the flamboyant host, Giovani Quaglino and to play to homage to this, one lucky July diner will walk away with more than just a full tummy- a South Sea Ronirose pearl found in an oyster. Obviously, this is one lottery the Handbook had to be part of, so last Friday, we head down to Quaglino’s to sample the Hutch club menu. On arrival, we were greeted by […]

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