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Ceviche on the road

Next month in July, Martin Morales’ Ceviche is hitting the road on a ten date pop-up tour bringing Ceviche to every corner of Britain. The Peruvian restaurant began life as a pop-up in London last year before finding a permanent home in Soho in March. The tour, which will be taking in destinations from Edinburgh to Padstow, will give people from across the country the chance to try dishes from Morales’ upcoming book Ceviche Peruvian Kitchen. You can also book one of Martin’s hands-on masterclasses as an add-on where you’ll learn how to make Ceviche’s infamous ‘Don Ceviche’ sea bass. […]

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Hutong

With an opening set for later this month, everyone is talking about Hutong, the new restaurant at level 33 of The Shard. The 130 cover venue, from David Yeo, founder of Hong Kong’s Aqua Restaurant Group will specialise in the relatively unknown cuisine of Northern China and boast panoramic views of London’s skyline. Taking inspiration from the Lu School with its roots in the province of Shandong, Aqua Restaurant Group’s head chef for Chinese cuisine, Yuan Shihai has developed an innovative menu inspired by the culinary styles of Peking, Shandong and Sichuan provinces.  Amongst some of the signature dishes will be Crispy deboned […]

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Cinnamon Candy

If you love D&D restaurants – Pont de la Tour, Sartoria, Skylon, Launceston Place, Floridita, Coq d’Argent, Bulters Wharf Chop House, Avenue… (need we say more?!) then you’ll be delighted to learn that you can recreate the experience for your own private party or event thanks to Cinnamon Candy, the group's external catering and party planning company. Jens Nisson has just been appointed Executive Chef. He joins Cinnamon Candy from Company of Cooks, where he spent three successful years cooking for a range of contracts and high profile events at some of London’s most prestigious venues including the Royal Opera […]

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Benugo takes it outside at The British Museum

Benugo which operates the restaurant and cafes within the British Museum, has just parked two American inspired food trucks in its forecourt. The trucks, to be a permanent fixture, serve a variety of American street food, from toasties, hot dogs and chowders to cakes, coffees and ice creams. Hot dogs include the Original (pork frankfurter, mustard, ketchup, crusty baguette), or the Bratwurst (German sausage, smoked chilli ketchup, crispy onion, sauerkraut, white torpedo) – top them off with crispy onions, chilli, grated cheese and sauerkraut – or you can pick up a New Yorker (turkey breast, crispy bacon, Gruyere, tomato, iceberg […]

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Birth of The Gin Garden at The Gun

In a recent collaboration, docklands gastropub The Gun has teamed up with Hendrick’s Gin to transform its sundeck into a brand new events space, The Gin Garden. Now open for group bookings, look to this venue for quality gin and food alfresco, all with a British twist. Firstly, as the name suggests, expect more types of gin than you can shake a stick at: 13 exactly. Hendrick’s takes pride of place alongside top brands Tanqueray No. 10, Portobello Road, Beefeater 24, Martin Millers, No. 209 and Juinipero. That comes with special cocktails served in Hendrick’s signature teapots and ten different […]

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Paradise goes back to school

Popular West London gastropub and party venue, Paradise, is launching The School of Grub, a unique summer event series hosted by some of the finest home-grown talent of food producers, artisans and critic. It pays homage to best of British food and drink. The school includes a cheese dinner with musician and farmer Alex James, a butchery course by The Ginger Pig while school term will end with a foodie quiz hosted by head mistress Kate Spicer. Lessons commence this Thursday 6 June with Mother Shuckers (try saying that after a couple of cocktails…) where the savvy oyster aficionados will […]

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Hot Pink

Hot Pink is a brand new independent restaurant just launched in Wimbledon and offering healthy grilled food in contemporary surroundings. It is founded by three friends Dipak Panchal (who founded Chelsea hotspot The Valmont Club, and co-founded Dukebox nightclub and The Black Dog pub in Vauxhall which he co-founded with Sulkin), Vincent McKevitt (founder of Tossed) and Cokey Sulkin (co-founder Aragon House). The concept is simple: 12 menu items and 72 combinations. Diners can chooses prime cuts of meat, chicken, fish and vegetables, each cooked on an open grill and delivered at three price points – £8, £10 and £12. […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Inner Circle Launches at The Brompton Club

This week The Handbook went to the launch of The Inner Circle at Brompton Club in South Kensington. For the uninitiated it’s best described as a hybrid between a member’s club and a dating website, with all members being invited to join by those already in the Inner Circle.  It has seen great success in Amsterdam with over 6000 members joining and it is set to be big in London with eligible top graduates and young professionals being invited. Known to put on a great party The Brompton Club was the perfect club for the launch. Drinks and canapés were […]

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Jazz Brunches at Criterion

There are two things which can guarantee a good Sunday morning, brunch and a little bit of jazz. There is something about them that are synonymous with hazy, lazy weekends and we say indulge in both. Where? At Criterion in Piccadilly. They are teaming up with Jazz FM, every Sunday throughout June to bring you live performances alongside brunch.  Things get going this weekend at 12pm, (perfect if you have been out partying the night before) with the first performance coming from the wonderfully talented singer-songwriter and pianist Joanna Eden, who is said to be Britain’s answer to Norah Jones. […]

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Wine Crash Course at St James’s Mayfair

Ever had problems distinguishing your ‘corky’ from your ‘casky’, your ‘flowery’ to your ‘fortified’? Then St James’s Hotel & Club’s latest wine-tasting event might just be for you. On Saturday 8th June, top sommelier Marco Feraldi will be sharing the very best of his wine know-how in a selection of more than 60 special wines. So whether a light white’s your favourite, or red’s always best, there’ll be something for everyone as decades, cultures and countries are travelled in an all expansive exploration of the wine industry today. Highlights include classic old-world Château Plince, Pomerol and Bordeaux and the oaky-nosed […]

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The Hutch Club

Launching this weekend at Quaglino’s is glamorous subterranean cocktail and jazz pop up bar, The Hutch Club. The new addition pays homage to the venue’s hedonistic spirit, which began when flamboyant host Giovanni Quaglino opened the doors to a beautiful, decadent society crowd in 1929. The name is taken from one of the most popular cabaret entertainers of the twentieth century who would arrive at nightclubs dressed like an aristocrat with a white piano strapped to his chauffeur-driven car. The then Prince of Wales even asked him to play at St James’s Palace. The club will be located in the depths […]

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Kusmi Tea

London’s tea revolution continues apace and newest pretender to the throne is Russian tea house Kusmi. The company founded in Russia 1867 and established in Paris since 1917 has just opened its first London shop and tea salon on Marylebone High Street. It promises to reinvent Britain’s time-honoured tradition with exotic variety of blends and infusions, all presented in colourful, Baroque-style metal tins. The 140 year old Russian tea company was founded by Pavel Kousmichoff and it rapidly became the Tsars’ tea of choice. The Kousmichoff family fled the Russian revolution for Paris in 1917 where they set up their […]

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