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The Lodge Winter Pop-Up

What do a secret garden, a wine cellar and a ski lodge have in common? Jimmy Garcia of course. The King of pop-ups is getting ready to launch his latest short-term dining experience, and this time it’s alpine. Following the success of last winter’s residency in Balham, The Lodge is back by...

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Comedy Meets Music at Scarfes Bar

Whether we like to admit it or not, listening to “I Can’t Make You Love Me” after a break up may trigger a little tear. OK, fine, many tears. Music can make you feel many things but we’ve got to say you’d be a little weird to admit it has ever made you laugh. If you think about it, comedy...

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Circus Themed Bar at London Cocktail Week

Trapeze artists, flame blowers, dancing elephants, dead parrots… Err, OK, all but the latter conjure up images of the magical world of the circus but bear with us and we can add dead parrots to your train of thought. For the past six months, Scotch whisky brand Monkey Shoulder have been...

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5 Great British Menu Restaurants

This year the Great British Menu is in aid of the WI and there’s a wealth of fantastic chefs competing to secure a dish at the banquet. A few of them are from jolly old London, heading up the kitchens at some of The Handbooks favourite restaurants. Here’s our guide to all of them:...

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Openings & Launches

Rudie’s Opens in Dalston

Think Jamaica: don’t think Usain Bolt, don’t think Bob Marley, think instead Rudie’s.  Opening on the 7th October in Dalston, it’ll be serving up real jerk dishes, Jamaican cooking with a contemporary twist, easy vibes and a whole lot of Jamaican sass. The signature dishes ‘real jerk’...

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James Bond Inspired Afternoon Tea

We can’t say we’d ever want our Earl Grey shaken but a James Bond inspired afternoon tea promises drinks to be stirred not shaken. On the 26th October we will be able to feast our eyes on our favourite tuxedo-clad secret service agent as Daniel Craig hits the big screen for the fourth time.

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Herman Ze German launches Willy’s pop-up bar

When we heard the news that the German sausage restaurant, Herman Ze German, had decided to open a cocktail bar called Willy’s we were overcome with puns and sexual innuendos but we are professional writers so will rise above it. Willy’s will be a temporary cocktail bar pop-up to celebrate both...

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Tiki on the Thames

Forget hats and scarves, we will be donning our Hawaiian shirts to celebrate Rum Experience Week when it arrives in town on 12th October. Hopefully bringing with it a bit of Caribbean sun, the 14th plays host to a summery daytime festival of all things Tiki: Tiki Vibes/Tiki Tunes/Tiki...

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The Henry Root Relaunches

Forget spring cleaning and forget your January resolutions, now is the time for new beginnings, that back-to-school, we’re done with summer, hello autumn sort of time. New stationary, new coats, new health promises to try and get a control on the summer drinking problem before the Christmas...

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Canto Corvino Opens

Let’s start Monday with a fact to get the brain going, back in the day Artillery Lane in Spitalfields use to be called Ravens Row and if you translate the phrase song of the raven into Italian you get Canto Corvino and today is the opening of Canto Corvino an Italian restaurant on Artillery Lane.

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