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A Chanel bag for Mother’s Day?

OK so not all of us can afford to splash out on a Chanel bag for our mum but if you treat her to a delicious Sunday Brunch at any Malmaison hotel this Mother’s Day (10th March), she will be automatically entered into an exclusive competition where she’s in with the chance of winning classic Chanel handbag worth £2,500. The menu includes a glass of fizz, oysters and seafood to start, mains such as Roast Cod or traditional Roast beef with all the trimmings and desserts like Classic crème brûlée and Valrhona chocolate fondue served with exotic fruits, biscotti and […]

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Jubjub Does…Oysters & Absinthe

Tomorrow is not just any Tuesday, it is in fact International Absinthe Day, a great reason to have a little drink before Friday! And Callooh Callay is paying homage to this day with Jubjub Does… Oysters & Absinthe the first in the series of experimental pop ups in the former Jubjub Members bars.  The Jubjub is no longer a members bar, no rather this month guests will step into a Parisian Absinthe House, which features not only a brilliant Absinthe cocktails but also a French menu where a choice of four varieties of freshly shucked oysters are the order of […]

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FaceHunter at Wolf & Badger

Those who know Yvan Rodic aka Facehunter understand that he is serious when it comes to fashion and all things beautiful. His blog and website are a visual diary of the best cities in the world and the best outfits to grace their streets and his new book, A Year in the Life of FaceHunter is set to be the new street style Bible. Where better then to have the launch this Thursday, than, boutique Wolf & Badger? Guests will have the chance to be snapped by FaceHunter himself, with the photos being printed into mini stickers, to stick in […]

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1920s decadence at The Hospital Club

The Hospital Club are welcoming Sophie Michell as their Chef in Residency for March, for two evenings of glamour, elegance and sheer 1920s decadence.  On the 21st and 22nd of March, the restaurant will emulate the fine dining and sophistication that Britain offered at the time, with dishes such as Duck and Pork Terrine with Rhubarb Compote and Toasted Brioche and Pistachio and Sauterne Charlotte Russe on the menu. The 2nd floor lounge will take on a rather different American setting, think speak easy, parlour games, gambling and of course flapper girls! And with food to suit, the menu features […]

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Bubbles and Blow Dries at the OXO Tower

OXO Tower Bar has joined forces with OXO Riverside Hair to celebrate the 96th year of International Women's Day on Friday 8th March with bubbles and pampering blow dries. Guests can enjoy a glass of Harvey Nichols Prosecco while having a wash and blow dry or a glamorous up-do. And afterwards, there’s another complimentary glass of wine with your name on it upstairs to OXO Tower Bar where you can also soak up the booze with a £16 lunch. International Women's Day celebrates the achievements of women and the progress made concerning women's rights across the globe so whether it’s […]

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Mother’s Day

Next Sunday is Mother's Day but rather than just settle for the usual voucher and card, why not treat your mum to a master class, an afternoon tea, or a fabulous lunch? The Handbook have rounded up the best of the Mother's Day events in London. More Cocktails Vicar? Beach Blanket Babylon Notting Hill is known for its decadence and glamour. Its eclectic interior style ranges from French Chateau to Boho to Rococo and all within in a Georgian Mansion. This Mother’s Day they are taking the classic afternoon tea and making it that little bit more elegant, that little […]

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The Lobster Festival

Lovers of lobster will be delighted to hear of an event dedicated to the crustaceans! They take centre stage at The Grill on the Market in Smithfield this March – for a month long Lobster Festival. Blimey! From Monday, the restaurant will serve whole lobster, either grilled with garlic butter or Thermidor style. Get one of the 1 ¼ pound beasts with home-cut chips on the side for a steal at £17.50. You’re guaranteed maximum freshness with the lobsters arriving at the restaurant lively and snapping! Enjoy the meal with a refreshing glass of crisp white wine to make the most of […]

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Sneak Peak at Salvador

It’s a shame when an evening doesn’t quite live up to expectations. Last night saw the Handbook team head over to the greatly anticipated opening of Salvador & Amanda’s second London venue in Bloomsbury. Although promised canapés and cocktails, we were disappointed to see that the only ‘cocktail’ served was weak sangria spiced up with chopped fruit, and canapés were more nibbles – deli meats, sliced cheese and miniscule chips. If the plan was to give a taste of the kind of dishes the tapas bar will serve, it failed. Although we were served some delicious Padrón peppers and Chipirones […]

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Special Events with Lima

Peruvian cuisine at LIMA has been going down a treat since the restaurant’s opening last summer. Now head chef, Robert Ortiz and co-owner Gabriel Gonzalez are stepping up to the mark with a new challenge – launching a special events service from next month. The team will offer a tailored approach to events and parties that’s all about the LIMA tradition of celebrating the authentic flavours of Peru.  Lima has already catered for GQ Magazine, PromPeru (the Peruvian tourist board), Orient Express Group and The Olympic Committee by special arrangement. In keeping with the restaurant, the new bespoke service will […]

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Salvador & Amanda

Expect Balearic food, music, art and culture in Bloomsbury when Salvador & Amanda launches there next month. The latest opening by Eric Yu, whose Breakfast Group portfolio includes Opium, Jerusalem, Punk and The Social, Salvador & Amanda will feature fine dining restaurant Cadaqués, a buzzing tapas and cocktail bar, DJs and 3am closing at the weekend. Named in honour of Salvador Dalí and his muse Amanda Lear, Salvador & Amanda offers a taste of Spain with a funky twist and a vibrant atmosphere reminiscent of the cosmopolitan cafés of Madrid, Bilbao and Barcelona. In charge of the kitchen is Rubén […]

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