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Asia de Cuba afternoon tea review

After wandering up and down St Martins Lane dodging the tourists we finally found St Martins Lane Hotel. We should have guessed really that it would be the building with no sign, and neon yellow glass. It’s cool, quirky and unashamed. What we assume were stools in the shape of gold teeth lined the foyer, huge oversized vases stand in the corner and cheeky little gnomes hold up small tables. But we weren’t there to stand and admire the foyer, no we were there for the Cuban afternoon tea at Asia de Cuba. Starting with the cutlery being presented in […]

Openings & Launches

Far Rockaway

Brand new venue Far Rockaway, named after the buzzing Queens NY resort of the late Fifties and early Sixties, occupies a 400-capacity space on Shoreditch’s lively Curtain Road. Under the curatorial eye of Ben Oakley’s Gallery and Kevin Martin Hoxton Gallery, a roster of top-flight street artists including Xenz, Above, Lucas Price, Cranio, Cept and Guy Denning have created unique works of art from hand-painted totem poles to murals and sculptures. Neon artist Andy Doig has re-interpreted Far Rockaway amusement park’s signage in a new original work using 100 feet of coloured glass requiring 30,000 volts of electricity but artwork […]

Culture

Hush’s ‘Classics in the Courtyard’ Film Screenings

Due to popular demand, ‘Classics in the Courtyard’ is returning to the Hush courtyard on 2 November. A different film will be screened in the al fresco courtyard every Saturday until 29 March. Worried it might be a little cold for an outdoor cinema? The Hush courtyard will be equipped with plenty of patio heaters, and cosy blankets and winter warmer cocktails will be available so you can snuggle up and enjoy the film. Hush also has an a la carte menu, which features comforting dishes like ‘Slow roast pork belly with Mayfair cassoulet’ and ‘Risotto of tiger prawns with […]

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DRINK at Goat Review

Last week The Handbook made the most of Thursdays being the new Friday nights with a trip to Goat on the Fulham Road, but we didn’t go to dine, well we did sneak in a pizza at the end, no instead we went for cocktails, to DRINK to be precise. The upstairs bar at Goat, DRINK recently relaunched at the end of last month giving it its own entrance to make it a venue in itself. Still in keeping with that New York- Italian feel, the atmosphere is charged but relaxed, sophisticated but informal. It’s all very dark wood, darker […]

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Celebrities & Influencers

The X Factor 2013

Another television programme that has recently been added to my Saturday night roster (already featuring Strictly Come Dancing) is The X Factor. As a fan from the beginning, it is frankly a relief that it is finally back on my screen. Once again, I can sit there and moan about sob stories, pitch issues and vibrato like I’m an expert. Well we can all dream, right? The first live show was broadcast on Saturday, and viewers were given a glimpse into who might become the success stories of this year’s competition. Sharon Osbourne’s team had a tough week, as Shelley […]

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Celebrities & Influencers

Strictly Come Dancing 2013

As the days draw in and the English weather starts to get really yucky, if you’re anything like me, a Saturday night sat glued to the TV with a takeaway and a hot water bottle sounds like heaven. So it’s a good job that the new series of Strictly Come Dancing has arrived. Not only does it give me something to do while I nibble on my poppadoms, it also tends to spark some serious debate between the members of the household. Yes, my mother and I have been known to fall out over this. Strictly has been on our […]

Openings & Launches

Shimmy London

Shimmy London launches today on the site of the former cherryjam on Porchester Road. Brains behind the new night-spot are Hugo Heathcote and Deji Carr – respectively as Creative and Musical Directors. The duo, part of the team behind the hip LoveBrunch and E.T.A. parties, plan to take the venue back to its legendary ‘noughties’ musical roots. The new club encourages playfulness and eccentricity, with an enchanted wardrobe staircase, Scrabble tiled bar and Magic Far Away Tree theme. Optical illusions and quirky Victorian trinkets are offset by stylish exposed brickwork and staff are smartly attired in Gatsby-eque, flapper or bow-tie […]

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Reviews

Sauterelle at The Royal Exchange Review

The Royal Exchange: a beautiful and imposing building, we all know it is there in Bank, but how many of you know that inside is the Grand Café and that upstairs, there is Sauterelle? You don’t? Well you should. Last week The Handbook went for a little supper at Sauterelle. Our table looked out over the Grand Café below with its marbled floor and huge ceilings which is perfect for people watching and general spying on the diners below, which between our courses we did a lot. Sauterelle itself is a little more closed with low, warm lighting and small […]

Openings & Launches

Kurobuta

In advance of the launch of the Connaught Village mothership, insanely talented chef Scott Hallsworth (Wabi London and former head chef of Nobu Melbourne) has just opened a pop-up version of his imminent Kurobuta, in Chelsea’s King’s Road. A little entrée for his fans, The Izakaya (that’s a traditional Japanese pub) is named after the Japanese term for the Black Berkshire pig – the conceit being that it’s about uber high end food at non-silly prices and a laid back vibe. Kurobuta is open all day starting with east-meets-west breakfasts of Japanese pastries – think yuzzoo tarts and kabocha bread […]

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Openings & Launches

Euphorium Bakery

Euphorium Bakery, one of London’s oldest artisan bakeries is opening a new flagship bakery and café in the City’s Threadneedle Street next week. Located a stone's throw from Bank tube station, the branch promises to bring the best of British baking to its new location. With hand-baked pastries and breads, freshly made sandwiches and salads, gourmet coffee, cakes and a new hot carvery, customers can choose from a counter or dining area for breakfast meetings and relaxed lunches while there will be a handy grab-and-go section for busy City workers. Interior design features the bakery's classic urban village concept with […]

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