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Openings & Launches

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 […]

Openings & Launches

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 […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Dinner at Elistano

Friday night in Chelsea and the King’s Road is beginning to fill up. The same however, couldn’t be said for Elistano, the Italian restaurant just off Sloane Avenue. At its peak, there were just 4 tables occupied including my own. Despite the poor turnout, there were no excuses for slack service, and it wasn’t. Lulu and I were served by a waiter and waitress who took it in turns to serve us – both extremely efficient and courteous. For starters we ordered the Selection of Deep Fried Seafood to share with a Tartar sauce. It was delish and the selection […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Dinner at Elistano

Friday night in Chelsea and the King’s Road is beginning to fill up. The same however, couldn’t be said for Elistano, the Italian restaurant just off Sloane Avenue. At its peak, there were just 4 tables occupied including my own. Despite the poor turnout, there were no excuses for slack service, and it wasn’t. Lulu and I were served by a waiter and waitress who took it in turns to serve us – both extremely efficient and courteous. For starters we ordered the Selection of Deep Fried Seafood to share with a Tartar sauce. It was delish and the selection […]

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Openings & Launches

K10

The contemporary ‘kaiten’ (conveyor belt) Japanese restaurant K10 has been serving sushi to the City for 12 years but is now set to expand on its Copthall Avenue location with the launch of a second, larger restaurant on the nearby Appold Street. Diners can choose from a great variety of both traditional and modern Japanese dishes which are colour-coded and range in price from £2 to £5.50 with the occasional special at £7.50. From the freshest salmon sashimi to seared sesame tuna served with miso and mustard vinaigrette, the K10 chefs use the highest quality ingredients in their combination of […]

Culture

Forget the cold with Conran

Jasper Conran is ignoring the endless cold in the capital by launching a new pop-up holiday store. If you’re lusting after a break in the sunshine, this will be perfect for all your holiday essentials!  Designer and creative director of The Conran Shop will launch his one-stop-shop with a summer holiday theme, providing accessories from the London and Paris stores. More than 400 brand new items from across the globe will also be available, giving the pop-up an exclusive feel. Think elegantly cut beach shorts from France, sunglasses from SUPER and Tierry Lasry, plus butter soft leather totes and hand-printed […]

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Hotels

Women of the grape

It’s fitting that Dorchester Collection are soon to celebrate the ‘women behind the grape’ – the 8th of March is International Women’s Day! With three of Dorchester Collection’s properties, behind every wine list is an even greater woman – Vanessa Cinti of 45 Park Lane, Estelle Touzet of Le Maurice, and Alessandra Veronesi of Hotel Principe di Savoia. These three talented head sommeliers are to be celebrated this March, as the ladies embark on a wine road trip, hosting three successive wine events in London, Paris and Milan. The event in our capital is at 45 Park Lane on Wine […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Eat the World at Limewharf with Anna Hansen

Vyner Street’s Limewharf is pleased to announce that the first of its biannual three-week season of salon-inspired, food-focused events. Eat the World will launch next week 6 March with The Modern Pantry’s Anna Hansen. The thematic pop-up kitchen will encourage 50 guests to engage in lively debate and conversation, with special musical performances, commissioned events and digital installations each night. Running on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings guests will dine around the Worldscape. Designed by architect, Alex Haw, it's a colossal sculptural table which mirrors the world's geographic contours. Culinary surprises created by Hansen and Limewharf’s Thomas Ermacora will be […]

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Openings & Launches

Oaka

Launching at the start of March, Oaka at The Mansion House in Kennington is a new pub and dining room specialising in seasonal Pan Asian cuisine and hand crafted real ales from Peterborough-based brewery Oakham Ales. Award-winning brews JHB, Citra, Inferno and Bishop’s Farewell, will be available on tap alongside freshly prepared dishes from Thailand, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Laos and China. Created by head chef Siam Pukaokeaw, Oaka’s menu will offer a comprehensive selection of Gap Glam or ‘beer food’, small plates ideal as a starter or to share with friends. The have been designed to complement […]

Celebrities & Influencers

Oscar Escapades

Last night saw the return of the Academy Awards (officially rebranded as The Oscars, as of last week!), the annual celebration of the best in the movie world. It feels as if the Oscar planners were gunning for a younger audience after it was reported the ceremony was ‘more grey than gold’ – with Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane as host, they definitely had an edge. Although somewhat funny, some critics have slammed Seth for his bad jokes – case in point his cringe-worthy song ‘We Saw Your Boobs’ which saw Charlize Theron face-palm in the audience. On to the […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Smiths of Smithfield – the City Solution

When wandering around London a lot of time and energy is spent on Google searching for the best place to head for a nibble and a drink or two. More often than not there is a panic and you end up in a grotty pub with a dubious glass of house white and some mixed olives from the massive jar behind the bar. Last night however The Handbook may have found a solution to this problem. Smiths of Smithfield launched last night a new floor which is especially for those who want a relaxed drink in a comforting environment. The […]

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Openings & Launches

Ossie Clark: The King of King’s Road Reigns Again

Chelsea’s LFW survivors were out in force last night at Proud Chelsea to celebrate the relaunch of the label Ossie Clark London with a retrospective of Clark’s contemporaries featuring unseen photography by Norman Parkinson, Robert Whitaker, Jim Lee, Eric Swayne, Romano Cagnori and co. Although the painterly theatrics of Parkinson are perhaps the most widely associated with the designer, it’s the more documentary style black and white shots by Terry O’Neill, Romano Cagnori and Eric Swayne that really capture the zeitgeist of Seventies King’s Road. Look out for O’Neill’s snap of Jane Shrimpton sauntering barefoot down the street, Cagnori’s Birkin […]

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