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Beef & Flowers: Welcome to the Supper Club

Big chunks of meaty beef and delicate scented flowers might seem like a somewhat odd and contrasting pairing to the untrained eye. However, to the esteemed foodies among us, these are clearly the key ingredients for a standout supper. At least, that’s what The Newman Street Tavern supper club is hoping, with their new series of monthly suppers, each themed around a unique menu. The Tavern’s monthly supper clubs will each feature a five course tasting menu at a very reasonable price, as well as the option of specifically paired wine to enhance the flavour of your food…and who doesn’t enjoy a glass (or bottle) of wine […]

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Polo season at M Restaurants

If you love it then you’ll know that polo season is almost upon us and with it the quintessential fixture in our summer calendar, Chestertons Polo in the Park, three days of chukkas, cocktails and fingers-crossed, sun.. If you don’t know that much about it, then now is your time to learn with a little help from M Restaurants as this year they are the official partners. And to celebrate they are transforming their bar into the Chukka Lounge complete with polo mallets, saddles, a turfed floor and they’ll be screening classic polo matches which you can watch whilst sipping […]

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The Botanist Broadgate

The Botanist is on the move! The successful Sloane Square venue is branching out this month with a new location within the Broadgate Circle development in the City. The new Russell Sage Studio designed space will be split over two levels with a ground floor bar and restaurant and the Soda Room in the basement for late night revelry. On ground there’s a raised dining area, bar and al fresco terrace with central feature bar, botany-inspired flora and fauna artwork and taxidermy display cases. Sit at brass-edged tables with reclaimed café style chairs and mid-century leather armchairs and banquettes with a […]

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Lyric Bar & Grill from Peyton & Byrne

Gallery go-to Peyton and Byrne has been busy. This week it has just added Lyric Bar & Grill to its extremely cultural portfolio which takes in eateries at The Royal Academy, The Wallace Collection, The National Gallery, The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and The ICA. The new venue concept is street food inspired and the menu features dishes such as Beer fed Dexter beef topside with watercress and Blackened fillet of sea bass with chilli pickle served on freshly baked pita bread plus fresh salads such as Asparagus with giant couscous, mange tout and hazelnuts. We can also expect a […]

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Cuisson luxury afternoon tea

Wherever you look in London people are reinventing the classic British custom of the afternoon tea, whether it is themed around a childhood classic tale or focuses on the likes of the Royal Chelsea Flower Show.  Bespoke dining company Cuisson is getting in on the act as they host a one-of-a-kind pop-up afternoon tea in association with Laurent-Perrier. Cuisson have transformed a former jewellery shop inside the ornate Burlington Arcade, into a decadent dining space, where even the previous shop’s jewellery cases will be used as cake displays. The afternoon tea itself will be served on exquisitely designed fine bone china tea-ware from Wedgwood for […]

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Ametsa Afternoon Tea

Everyday, we at The Handbook, long for lunch. We munch through our Sainsbury’s sandwiches with great haste in order to get back to our brilliant blog writing. Our post lunch tummies are usually satisfied. But today we just know we’re going to feel a little lacklustre as we’ve heard that the Ametsa with Arzak Instruction have launched their Michelin-starred afternoon tea menu at The Halkin by COMO. Ametsa with Arzak Instruction features Elena Arzak – voted Veuve Clicquot World’s Best Female Chef in 2012. High five to girl power! Arzak collaborates with her father Juan Mari Arzak, Mikel Sorazu, Igor […]

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Battersea Arts Centre Phoenix Fundraiser

Every time we go to the Southbank Centre we come home amazed, a little bit tiddly and with dreams of ditching our editorial jobs for a life of music and performance. Then we catch ourselves on and realise we can’t sing…or dance. The next best thing is writing about it. On the 18th of April the Southbank Centre is honourably holding a fundraiser for the Battersea Arts Centre’s Phoenix Fund. This event is headlined by Bridget Christie and Stewart Lee and includes an evening of live entertainment with some of the UK’s leading comedians, musicians and performers. Stewart was the brains […]

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M by Montcalm: eat & sleep tech

Shoreditch’s Silicon Roundabout is fast becoming quite the destination. And no destination is quite complete without its own hotel. Welcome to M by Montcalm – a three minute hop away on City Road set within an 18 storey building complete with futuristic façade taking design cues from the work of ‘Op-Art’ pioneer Bridget Riley. Step inside and you’ll find 269 rooms and suites boasting luxe amenities from Elemis and Hermès, rain showers and Bose speakers. Guests can even select an aroma to suit their mood via a tablet which also allows them to control the lights, sound and temperature. And […]

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Share The Love With The Arch Hotel

For all you love birds out there The Arch Hotel London have whipped up a beautifulllll treat. They are introducing The London Unlocked package. This includes an overnight stay in one of the hotel’s luxurious guest rooms and a continental breakfast in the morning. Oooo romantic! Also included is the free ‘London Pass.’ The London Pass includes privileges such as skipping long queues, discounts on entry prices and complimentary drinks. They have also thrown in an array of activities and attractions such as Windsor Castle, London Zoo and The Royal Albert Hall. They are extremely considerate at The Arch London […]

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5 of the Best Mobile Bars

If you’re planning a party outside of a bar and still want to serve up the best cocktails, but don’t really trust your own mixology skills, then the perfect solution is to a hire a mobile bar. Whether you want to set up shop (well bar) in a marquee, a field, beach or your own home these guys will make sure the drinks are flowing and more often than not tailor them to your event.  From botanical bars to cocktails served out of a Land Rover Defender, here are five of the best mobile bars you can hire to make […]

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