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Country Life Fair

It’s Wednesday, hurrah we’ve made it this far and with the weekend in sight, it’s time to start making plans for our two glorious days off and we’ve got just the ticket, The Country Life Fair in Fulham Palace’s grounds… it’s the best parts of the countryside all without the mud. Taking place this weekend 27th-28th September you can buy tickets here and they’re offering all Handbook readers the chance to upgrade to the Boodle’s Diamond ticket for no extra cost, which means not only do you skip the queues with fast track entry but once inside there is champagne […]

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Nozomi’s New Look

Forget January, September is the month of new starts, a new season, that inevitable going back to school feeling and after a summer of alfresco drinking we have just enough time to detox before we’re back to partying for Christmas. Luxury restaurant, Nozomi has also had a new start by undergoing a bit of a transformation. Open for lunch and dinner, Nozomi clients vary from the well-heeled, discerning local residents to international travellers, and well-known celebrities such as Jay Z, Rihanna, Jennifer Lawrence, and Usain Bolt to name a few, but rather than contemporary fame they’ve looked to the 1920’s […]

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An All-American Affair

You better get your game faces on, as long time lovers of all things American, porky’s BBQ, are launching their latest offering from over the Atlantic. The perfect accompaniment to their Memphis inspired fare, comes in the form of frat house favourite beer pong. A sport (debatably, but it has its own world series) that essentially involves tossing ping-pong balls into your opponents’ beer-filled cups and if successful they must down said cup – and vice-versa. Porky’s BBQ will host weekly tournaments as well as a monthly knock-out championship where sticky-fingered players can compete for a highly-coveted prize.  In between […]

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Sky Garden

Odds are you’ve spent this summer sipping cocktails with the masses on one of the capital’s countless rooftop bars, enjoying the spectacular views and feeling that little bit cooler (in both senses of the word); and because of this are now shedding a tear over the encroaching cold that signals their demise. But this need not mean an end to your sky-high merriment. Experts in creative fine dining “rhubarb” are opening a multi-floored, sky scraping drinking and dining experience like no other, in their Sky Garden. Occupying the top three levels of 20 Fenchurch Street and nestled within the venue’s […]

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The Balcon’s ‘Vegetables’ Menu Review

In homage to all things healthy French artist, Patrick Laroche, has created a new exhibition called Vegetables, which sees your typical veg given a chrome make-over and supersized. Housed in Sofitel London St James the impressive sculptures are placed in and around the hotel, restaurant and even the entrance where a towering pink asparagus greets guests. To celebrate Laroche’s art, the Head Chef at the hotel’s restaurant The Balcon, Vincent Ménager, has created a special menu geared towards the mighty vegetable with treats like Sweet pea sliders in a cornbread madeline and shallot jam which makes for a delicious, light […]

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Unlimited Pizza at Unlimito Tuesdays

Bunga Bunga, dubbed the Englishman’s Pizzeria, has long been famed for its lively atmosphere and delightfully large pizzas. And now they’re adding another hugely entertaining night to their roster: Unlimito Tuesdays. They’ll be serving up all-you-can-eat pizza between 6-11pm alongside the usual karaoke craziness, fuelled by their confidence boosting cocktails that are sure to get even the most hesitant among you belting out “Let It Go” while your friends cheer you on from the side-lines.  And for those with a competitive streak there’s the chance to be crowned “Captain Unlimito” winning both a £100 Unlimito bar tab for the evening […]

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Rabbit

Any bunny owners out there should probably stop reading but otherwise fans of nose-to-tail cooking will be pleased to know that there’s a new restaurant in Chelsea from the Gladwin brothers, team behind The Shed in Notting Hill. The trio source much of their establishments’ produce and wine too from their family farm and vineyard, Nutbourne in West Sussex. Farmer Gregory will provide livestock, Richard (who previously worked at Bunga Bunga will manage the joint and Oliver Gladwin (Oxo Tower, Launceston Place and River Cottage) who is passionate about foraging, will be the head chef.   The menu is divided […]

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Winter Wonderland at The Winter Lodge

Although winters in England may be more grey skies and sleet than crisp wintry nights filled with festive cheer there’s no reason you can’t enjoy the cold season in a winter wonderland. This December the Balcony Room at the Shakespeare Globe Theatre will be transformed into a Winter Lodge filled with everything you could desire to make this Christmas as merry as possible. A roaring fire will keep Jack Frost at bay as you recline on warm fur throws while enjoying the vintage skis, sledges and classical decorations. Even the staff will be dressed in festive jumpers and vintage apres […]

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Introduction to Tequila Master Class

If your knowledge of tequila expires at tequila, salt, lime, job done then the Introduction to Tequila Master Class might be for you. The oldest and best selling tequila brand in the world, Jose Cuervo, has partnered with The Hoxton, Shoreditch to create Cuervo’s Hacienda, a week-long pop up Mexican tequila garden taking place during London Cocktail Week, from 6th – 12th October. At the master class you will be able to learn about the history of tequila but more importantly will get the chance to try a special selection of Jose Cuervo’s portfolio of 13 tequilas and learn how […]

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The Sun Tavern Opens Its Doors

From the talented team behind the hugely popular Discount Suit Company, comes Bethnal Green’s latest watering hole: The Sun Tavern. Sure to become a regular haunt for Hackney locals, it offers an impressive array of food and drink in an amiable and low-key environment.  Keen not to let go of their historic roots, (it takes over the site of a classic east end boozer dating back to the 19th Century) they’ve devised a marvellous drinks menu paying homage to the yesteryear. A medley of mixed drinks takes centre stage with a number based on pre-war recipes alongside an assortment of […]

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London Foodie Wedding Fair

Planning a wedding? Then you need to head to the London Foodie Wedding Fair this Sunday because when it comes to weddings, the food is up there with the venue and the dress. Forget the speeches or the dancing, secretly all the guests are just looking forward to the food. Get it wrong and everyone will be saying ‘Oh remember when they got married and all we had were those limp canapés’ or worse (and yes this has happened) ‘how about that time when we all got food poisoning?’ Taking place in Skinner’s Hall the fair run by iconic London […]

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Tredwell’s

‘This is the food you want to eat, when you want to eat’ boldly states Tredwell’s website. Such a big claim (we’re also hoping it means they’ll be serving pudding late into the night), yet knowing that it’s the new restaurant from the Marcus Wareing Restaurant group puts us at ease. Opening on Upper St Martin’s Lane at the end of September, Tredwell’s is accessible dining for everyone and anyone, it’s informal but informed, stylish but relaxed, so not only can you take a date there but if you feeling a little jaded from a big night out and are […]

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