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Le Cercle Restaurant Review

Last week The Handbook braved the torrential rain to head over to Le Cercle, in search of their tasting menu. Having waded through the puddles on Sloane Square, we slipped off onto Wilbraham Place, through the glass doors, down a set of stairs into Le Cercle. Despite having no windows, Le Cercle feels spacious, light, and airy whilst at the same time cosy and intimate, a mix of little booths, tables and bar seats. The tall ceilings and white walls made us feel almost as if we were in some cavern and yet the seats by the fire were like […]

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House of Peroni Reopening

The House of Peroni, the home of the new wave Italian style and creativity, will be opening its doors in London again this November. Visit The House to experience the latest in contemporary Italian dining, courtesy of Michelin starred Italian chefs, the Costardi Brothers. The Costardis brothers will be creating a bespoke menu for The House themed around film and fashion. Their new wave approach to cuisine will be complimented by a deliciously creative drinks menu designed by innovative mixologist Gerry Calabrese.  As well as serving an exciting menu every day, The House will host a series of film themed […]

Openings & Launches

The Earl Derby

The Earl Derby is an historic pub in Kilburn that is relaunching under its original name next week Thursday. It is taking exceptional pride in its status as ‘a proper pub’ serving honest food and drink on the bustling thoroughfare of Kilburn High Road. The 200-cover venue will be decked out in elegant tones of navy and grey, with reclaimed timber flooring, exposed brickwork and rustic oak panelling. Curved Chesterfield-style sofas, distressed tables, hanging pendant lamps and vintage chandeliers will complete the look. We hear that a lot of pride has also been taken with the drinks list: there’s a […]

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Brunch at 3 South Place Review

This weekend, The Handbook headed over to 3 South Place Bar and Grill at South Place Hotel in Moorgate for a spot of brunch. Well I say a spot of brunch, it was actually a delicious three course affair at 1pm, so more of a lunch, but we ordered from the brunch menu so to us it is brunch! The restaurant, which is the main restaurant for South Place Hotel is a mix of individual tables, long communal tables and sofas, all very relaxed and friendly but at the same time very sleek and smart.  It was softly lit and […]

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Openings & Launches

Diciannove

The new Italian restaurant, deli and cicchetti bar opens tomorrow in Blackfriars’ Crowne Plaza London – The City Hotel. Executive chef is Alessandro Bay who trained under Michelin-starred Giorgio Locatelli. Expect authentic seasonal Italian dishes plus a drinks list featuring a range of aperitivo Campari and Aperol cocktails. The 120-cover restaurant, split between the main dining area, deli, bar and a private dining space, has been designed by specialist agency, Brand Architects. It boasts an illuminated glass-fronted bar, chestnut leather seating, oak tables and upholstered banquettes.  A floating halo lit ceiling raft is suspended over a high table and stools […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A Thieves Market of Flavours in Mayfair

Chor Bizarre in Mayfair is an exquisitely decorated Indian restaurant which has based its interior around its name meaning ‘thieves market’ with a mix of beautifully decorated chairs, tables and ornaments filling the dining area. The menus aren’t left out either as they are covered with detailed drawings of the markets with introductions to the dishes before listing the food. The starter of Aloo tikki chaat were nice potato patties filled with spiced lentil and green peas, served warm, topped with yoghurt, tamarind and mint chutney. They were pleasant but lacked the proper Indian spices to separate it from a […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A Thieves Market of Flavours in Mayfair

Chor Bizarre in Mayfair is an exquisitely decorated Indian restaurant which has based its interior around its name meaning ‘thieves market’ with a mix of beautifully decorated chairs, tables and ornaments filling the dining area. The menus aren’t left out either as they are covered with detailed drawings of the markets with introductions to the dishes before listing the food. The starter of Aloo tikki chaat were nice potato patties filled with spiced lentil and green peas, served warm, topped with yoghurt, tamarind and mint chutney. They were pleasant but lacked the proper Indian spices to separate it from a […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

AD12 atT42

Acclaimed Michelin starred chef Anthony Demetre is launching AD12 atT42, a 12 week pop up restaurant in Old Broad Street, London, on the 1st October. The food will reflect Demetre’s signature style at his current London restaurants: Arbutus, Wild Honey and Les Deux Salons. The accessible modern bistro, located in the high rise building Tower 42, will soon be sharing its home with International restaurateur and chef Jason Atherton who has plans to open a new restaurant in Tower 42 too. With a series of highly regarded restaurants in Singapore, Shanghai and Hong Kong also under his belt, Atherton has […]

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Openings & Launches

Honky Tonk Clapham

SW4 is getting set for the launch of Honky Tonk tomorrow. Following on from the success of Honky Tonk Chelsea, the venue will offer southsiders an American-inspired restaurant, late night bar, and live performances. The venue is the brainchild of Mark Cutler, one of the founders of Notting Hill institution, supperclub London. Punters can expect regular live music and entertainment, with a particular emphasis on a variation of the blues, jazz and rockabilly. With al fresco seating overlooking the common, the light and airy venue will house over 150 covers with separate restaurant, bar and private dining areas. The décor […]

Culture

Film and Fizz at One Aldwych

One of the good things about autumn is that you can sit in and watch films without feeling guilty about not enjoying the sun outside. But rather than just go to your local cinema where you have to sit amongst the crowds, crackling pop corn and that slightly odd smell all cinemas have, make it a more decadent affair by going to One Aldwych Hotel for their Film and Fizz evenings. Forget a paper cup of Coco – Cola, here you will be sipping on a glass of Lallier Grand Réserve Champagne, and no nachos or pop corn rather a […]

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Openings & Launches

Bo Lang

This week stylish 60-cover dim sum restaurant and teahouse Bo Lang opens in Chelsea’s Draycott Avenue. Head Chef and Dim Sum Master Kai Wang has over 10 years’ experience starting his career at Yue Hai Jin Wei Hotel in China before going on to work at the Grand Imperial at Grosvenor House and as Dim Sum Head Chef for Arkady Novikov. The kitchen team has created an extensive menu of traditional and contemporary dim sum, including Snow crab, coriander and water chestnut with balsamic pearls; Sea bass, prawn and Chinese celery; and Lobster with goji berry. The menu also features […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Pacha London launches Pure Pacha

As we move into autumn we say good bye to another summer of partying in Ibiza, but before you get down about leaving the White Isle, Pacha are adding to their calendar by bringing one of Ibiza’s most iconic club nights right here to London. Following on from Pacha London’s massive refurbishment and introduction of the third room earlier in the year, the new Saturday night is the second part of Pacha London’s New Look.  Launching on the Saturday the 21st September, Pure Pacha, is a night which embodies the original Pacha of Ibiza in one wild, outrageous night: fun, […]

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