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M in the City

This week has seen the launch of M in the City situated on Threadneedles Street, the first solo project from Martin Williams the former Managing Director of Gaucho Restaurants and it’s pretty impressive.  Set over 15,000 square feet it’s home to 2 restaurants , a wine tasting bar, a destination cocktail bar, private dining room, events space and a secret den.  Designed by Rene Dekker Design Team, the inside is playful let luxurious with the different spaces running into each other, blending seamlessly. So the cool blues and ebony hues of the Grill restaurant will merge with the greys and […]

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Let The Christmas Shopping Commence

We don’t want to alarm anyone but Christmas is only four shopping weekends away. We know- it’s a shock! But don’t worry, we are here to help you get ahead of the game this year, by heading to the Winter Fashion Event at Canary Wharf where there are bargains to be had and inspiration to be found. The event, which takes place today in Cabot Place and Jubilee Mall, will see famous retailers open their fashion stores, dropping their prices for some pre-Christmas indulgence. With a background of live music and buck fizz, shoppers will be treated to a 25% discount […]

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The Lancaster’s Afternoon Tea

When it’s this sort of weather there is nothing better than to get out of the cold and set yourself up with good company and better food. With this in mind we headed over to The Lancaster who have recently launched their new afternoon tea. Served in the lounge – which is the perfect setting with dark wooden panels, an open fire and sofas you can just sink into- the tea is classic yet with little contemporary twists and nostalgic sweet inspired cakes. First we were brought Novus loose teas and a mini sand timer so that each type could […]

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The Lancaster’s Afternoon Tea

When it’s this sort of weather there is nothing better than to get out of the cold and set yourself up with good company and better food. With this in mind we headed over to The Lancaster who have recently launched their new afternoon tea. Served in the lounge – which is the perfect setting with dark wooden panels, an open fire and sofas you can just sink into- the tea is classic yet with little contemporary twists and nostalgic sweet inspired cakes. First we were brought Novus loose teas and a mini sand timer so that each type could […]

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Tulse Hill Hotel

Boutique hotels are branching out! Into South East London to be precise. Welcome to Tulse Hill Hotel officially open this week in a former 19 century public house. The new venue features a nine bedroom hotel plus a destination restaurant and bar and landscaped garden and terrace out back. We see this place coming into its own on the weekend for those South West Londoners who can’t face schlepping all the way into town when they don’t actually have to go to work but still fancy themselves a bit too hip for the local Wetherspoons. Yup, they’ll like the Art […]

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Kouzu Review

Kouzu the recently opened Japanese restaurant in Belgravia, is headed in the kitchen by the former founding chef of Zuma, and is truly something special. How special? So special that head chef Kyoichi Kai has carefully selected the all-Japanese kitchen team which feature some of London’s most talented and celebrated Japanese chefs. As soon you walk through the imposing doors to the refurbished bank you are instantly welcomed by the dramatic light feature above your head which illuminates the spiralling staircase to the first floor. The service at a restaurant can really make or break an experience and we were […]

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Kouzu Review

Kouzu the recently opened Japanese restaurant in Belgravia, is headed in the kitchen by the former founding chef of Zuma, and is truly something special. How special? So special that head chef Kyoichi Kai has carefully selected the all-Japanese kitchen team which feature some of London’s most talented and celebrated Japanese chefs. As soon you walk through the imposing doors to the refurbished bank you are instantly welcomed by the dramatic light feature above your head which illuminates the spiralling staircase to the first floor. The service at a restaurant can really make or break an experience and we were […]

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Festive Treats at Winterville

After weeks of speculation, the first inklings of the food on offer at Winterville has been released and here at The Handbook, we are not disappointed. For those that haven’t already heard Winterville, which is taking place in Victoria Park, seeks to re-boot the festive format combining outdoor ice rinks, huge ferris wheels and horse drawn carriages with spiegeltents (Dutch travelling dance halls), roller discos and craft beers. No Christmas fair is complete without a mandatory food market going on at the side and Winterville’s will certainly not leave you wanting for more. With Voodoo Ray’s famous pizza slices and […]

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Bocconcino Restaurant

Mayfair’s Berkeley Square and its surrounds is packed with every permutation of posh restaurant going but what if you just fancy a pizza? Well as of next month Berkeley Street is saying ‘bienvenuto’ to brand new restaurant, Bocconcino.  The new venue is the brainchild of restaurateur Mikhail Gokhner who was inspired by the vibrant flavours he experienced while visiting Forte dei Marmi, a picturesque seaside town in Northern Tuscany. Visitors to the new joint can expect a traditional menu of authentic wood-fired pizzas including the classic Marinara, indulgent Calzone Four Cheeses and Gorgonzola and Pear alongside homemade pasta such as […]

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Frescobaldi London

Following my namesake and having spent the summer inter-railing around Italy exploring Florence, Venice and Rome, the opening of Frescobaldi, the first standalone restaurant in the UK from the Frescobaldi family was one that I was not going to miss. And despite spending three weeks, exploring every nook and cranny of Florence, the closest I got to Tuscany where the food is inspired from, was the wine I had been sampling, so I was looking forward to a taste of it. Whilst most reviewers have described the food at Frescobaldi’s as authentic Italian (which it is), there is much more […]

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Movember Grooming with Young’s

Are any of your loved ones taking part in Movember? Of course, they are-it is now an inaugural event in a man’s calendar and whilst it is obviously fantastic for charity, it is not always as lovely for us girlies. Not a fan of the facial hair that is suddenly always there, comfortably settling itself just above your man’s upper lip? If so, The Handbook is here to help with a solution that will tame that ‘stashe whilst also letting your boy do his thing for charity. Let us introduce you to: Young’s Grooming stations which will be popping up across […]

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Aqua Shard Brunch

Chances are by now you’ve been to Aqua Shard for drinks, but how about brunch? This isn’t just any brunch though this is the quaffing Champagne whilst eating lobster benedict and taking in the views from the 32nd level sort of brunch.   We headed up to the dizzying heights last weekend, make sure you get a reservation, by the time we left the queues were starting to snake around the corner and when it’s windy and cold that’s not fun for anyone.  Once upstairs you’re whisked inside through the glass doors, and hit with staggering views of London, it really […]

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