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Dirty Detoxing

January is the time of the detox, or so we tell ourselves as we rootle around for the last of the chocolate money, it’s the time for a fresh start a new you and all that, but if that all sounds a bit too tedious then ease yourself into detoxing with a few cocktails. But don’t worry Christabel’s Dirty Detox Cocktails taking place on the 22nd January has been created to bring the best out in you – and who can say no to that? The evening will take place in a secret location only announced a few days beforehand […]

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The Handbook’s Guide to New Year’s Eve

They say the way you spend New Year’s Eve is a sign of what is to come for the rest of the year, so with that in mind if you want a year of partying, drinking, good food and general all round fabulousness head to one of these amazing events. New Year’s Eve at The Ritz London We might be celebrating the New Year but over at The Palm Court guests will be doing a time warp back to the 1920’s for a themed evening complete with a four-course dinner, marching band, live music and dancing. Alternatively, if you are […]

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Rosa’s Thai Café in Angel

From the Spitalfields original that started life as a street food stall on Brick Land to Soho, Carnaby Street and, most recently, Chelsea, Rosa’s Thai Café is now expanding to Angel in north London, setting up shop on Theberton Street, just off Upper Street. Husband and wife team, Alex and Saiphin Moore, have concocted a seasonally changing menu that celebrates those signature traditional cooking techniques, bursting with the punchy flavours that have won them legions of fans. Fill up on Northern Thai Lao-style Sausage with a kick of ginger, fresh coriander, chilli and lettuce; Spicy Chargrilled Pork Neck Salad with […]

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Healthy carbs

We’ve have clean eating, super foods and juice cleanses and now answering London’s next big movement for healthy living is Beyond Bread, London’s first 100% gluten free bakery and cafe. Open from the 5th January but with the soft opening starting today, the bakery in Fitzrovia will be serving  sandwiches, pastries, cakes, breads, quiches and pasties, such as lemon and chia muffins and pastries filled with coco nibs – all of which can be eaten in or taken away. Using the finest and healthiest ingredients, all the products are gluten free and many are also vegan, wheat-free, dairy-free and egg-free […]

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Bibigo Islington

Love Korean hangout Bibigo, in Soho? Well fans will be pleased to know that it’s opening a second venue in Islington next year with the launch of Bibigo Angel on St. John Street on 15th January – on the former site of Alan Yau’s Naamya restaurant.  Interiors are inspired by the creative energy coming out of Seoul, with a central feature being the Korean grill barbecue at which diners can see head chef Yongjae Cho and his team in action. Yongjae’s launch menu will include his special take on Korean favourite Chilli Barbecued Pork and Squid and Kimchi Rice with […]

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Ealing Park Tavern gets a new look AND a microbrewery!

A microbrewery in Ealing? Stranger things have happened! Yes, Ealing Park Tavern, one of the area’s most historic pubs, is re-opening next week following an extensive refurbishment under new owners, ETM Group, the guys behind the Gun in Docklands, The Jugged Hare in the City, The Botanist on Sloane Square and One Canada Square, Canary Wharf. There will be a 60-cover restaurant, large bar, two private function rooms and an expansive walled garden – all promising to retain the traditional charm that secured its place in the London Inventory of Historic Pub Interiors, while embracing a stylish new look. Back […]

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A not so secret den

Opening next month, but with the soft launch next week is den, in Kings Cross. The name may conjure images of a hidden speakeasy, but actually this 45 cover restaurant is a minimalistic, Japanese restaurant which will focus on authentic udon dishes. It’s taking its inspiration from the idea of ‘umami’ -for those not up to date on their Japanese dishes, that’s the traditional flavours that people associate with familiar tastes that have made up their cuisine. It also has less calories than ramen, soba or pasta, which is handy when we seem to be drowning in a sea of mince […]

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Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

With the London restaurant scene as packed as it is, all too often it seems restaurants within hotels can get overlooked, which is a shame as some there are some real gems.  One such restaurant is Ametsa with Arzak Instruction at The Halkin, which serves up New Basque cuisine and is headed up by Executive Chef Sergi Sanz, with guidance from Elena Arzak and her father.  If her name sounds familiar then it’s because her family run the 3 Michelin star Arzak restaurant out in San Sebastian, Spain, which you’re bound to have heard of.   Although designed by the London – based […]

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Ametsa with Arzak Instruction

With the London restaurant scene as packed as it is, all too often it seems restaurants within hotels can get overlooked, which is a shame as some there are some real gems.  One such restaurant is Ametsa with Arzak Instruction at The Halkin, which serves up New Basque cuisine and is headed up by Executive Chef Sergi Sanz, with guidance from Elena Arzak and her father.  If her name sounds familiar then it’s because her family run the 3 Michelin star Arzak restaurant out in San Sebastian, Spain, which you’re bound to have heard of.   Although designed by the London – based […]

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Art Spas for The Mind

Forget book clubs, it is all about art clubs this year with the introduction of The London Art Studies Lecture series at The Bulgari Hotel in Knightsbridge and Koffmann’s at The Berkeley. The series has been created to provide art lessons to those of us who do not have the time to sign up for a lengthy course but want to learn in a fun and sociable way- meaning your lunch break is about to get a whole lot more exciting. And don’t worry, actual artistic skill is not a pre-requisite with the classes focusing on art history as opposed […]

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BRGR.CO Chelsea

Forget those ‘golden arches’, SW3 has just acquired an altogether superior burger joint with the opening of BRGR.CO on King’s Road this week where a dedicated team of Brgrologists, Lettuce Analysts and Grill Sergeants are already hard at work. Hand-made each morning using the best cuts of 28-day-aged beef from the very posh Duke of Buccleuch Estate in South West Scotland, burger snobs can bite into three classic choices: 4oz, 6oz and 8oz – served deconstructed allowing them to build the burgers as they so desire with side orders featuring Parmesan truffle fries (just don’t call them chips), made with […]

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The Start of the World’s End

Time for a quick history lesson, back in Charles II time (that’s the mid -17th century) there was a tavern on the Kings Road called The World’s End, giving its name to the surrounding area, (the name then spread, think the World’s End up in Camden) a pub was then built there in 1837 with the same name that was said to be the perfect gin – palace. Fast forward to now and it’s reopening as World’s End Market. It’s the second opening from Anatoly Parkhomchuk and Ruslan Ugarov, following the success of The Crystal Palace last summer.  With a […]

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