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Boujis’ Ibiza Party

Why don’t you change things up this Bank Holiday Weekend? Be spontaneous, live a little, seize the day, you get our drift… and rather than going out in London head to Ibiza instead for the legendary Boujis party? Returning for its 11th year this Saturday it is the best way to kick off your three day weekend party. They’re heading away from the beaches and up to a unique underground club in the exclusive Cova Santa tucked away in the mountains.  The line-up includes Stef Manni, Tom Crane and Rob Marmot as well as a special guest DJ which is […]

Openings & Launches

New Tom’s

It’s all happening at New Tom’s. Tom Conran’s 12 month Westbourne Grove pop-up on the site of the former Tom’s Deli, is now launching the evening Bar & Bistro, a cosy new dining area serving innovative dishes in a an intimate setting. Head Chef Tom Straker who trained at the Dorchester and with Heston Blumenthal at Dinner, will source many ingredients from his family farm in Herefordshire and signature dishes include Fresh pea, broad bean, roast tomato and cavolo nero and Spiced hake with split beans, white peach and toasted almonds. Desserts feature Lemon curd, walnut and flamed meringue and […]

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Ping Pong Summer Menu

The weather might have put its autumn coat on but forget the weather, summer is not over until at we’ve at least had the August Bank holiday and with that in mind The Handbook checked out Ping Pong’s summer menu. Start with one of the new summer mojitos before ordering, there’s hibiscus, blackberry and Chambord or Longan and Sake.  New dim sum includes the beef and black pepper shu mai (open-topped wonton pastry with asparagus, carrots, marinated beef, topped with fresh black pepper and goji berr) whilst lovers of seafood can indulge in the chinkiang seafood skewers, or the citrus […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Ping Pong Summer Menu

The weather might have put its autumn coat on but forget the weather, summer is not over until at we’ve at least had the August Bank holiday and with that in mind The Handbook checked out Ping Pong’s summer menu. Start with one of the new summer mojitos before ordering, there’s hibiscus, blackberry and Chambord or Longan and Sake.  New dim sum includes the beef and black pepper shu mai (open-topped wonton pastry with asparagus, carrots, marinated beef, topped with fresh black pepper and goji berr) whilst lovers of seafood can indulge in the chinkiang seafood skewers, or the citrus […]

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Openings & Launches

Salmontini le Resto

Straight out of the Middle East and into London 15th October comes, Salmontini le Resto, the first of its kind in Europe from the Salmontini brand. Guests can expect the finest smoked salmon from Spanish-born head chef Esteve Prats Grau, latterly of Tom’s Kitchen. Diners will also be able to select a variety of cold and hot salmon specialties, light salads, fresh Mediterranean fish and meats, including the restaurant’s perennially popular Entrecôte 'St Germain des Prés'. These will be complemented by an extensive array of sushi and sashimi. Wine lovers will enjoy the extensive wine menu overseen by a team […]

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Patrick La Roche’s Vegetables Exhibition

Getting your 5-a-day just got a new meaning with the launch of artist, Patrick La Roche’s new exhibition, Vegetables. In a homage to all things healthy, the exhibition housed in Sofitel London St James, will see your typical veg given a chrome make-over and supersized, sounds odd but even Karl Lagerfeld is a fan. To celebrate Laroche’s art, the hotel’s restaurant, The Balcon, has created a special menu geared towards the mighty vegetable with treats like Sweet pea sliders in a cornbread madeline, shallot jam and cucumber mint sauce. There is also a special cocktail (sans alcohol) aptly named the […]

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Tom’s Kitchen

Tom Aikens Restaurant Group is opening on Commodity Quay in St Katharine Docks next week; Tom’s Kitchen Restaurant and Deli will be a 130-seater restaurant overlooking the marina. Classic Tom’s dishes will include Spicy Crab Cake, Seven Hour Confit Lamb and Truffled Macaroni Cheese alongside changing, seasonal dishes such as Spatchcock Baby Chicken with BBQ sauce, cucumber salsa and Haddock with sweet corn fritter, parsley and girolles. Puddings include Baked Alaska to share and Milk Chocolate Mousse Profiteroles. Adjacent to the main restaurant is Tom’s Kitchen Deli, with its array of homemade seasonal sandwiches, soups, hotpots and salads plus jam-filled […]

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Film & Fizz at One Aldwych

A new season of cinema and live screened performances, Film and Fizz, is back at One Aldwych where guests can watch an acclaimed film in style with a glass of Champagne Lallier Grand Cru Grand Réserve Brut – the Odeon just won’t cut it after this. Viewers can choose from classics like The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood and Chef in the hotel’s private Screening Room. At Christmas guests can enjoy Festive Film & Fizz during weekends in December, showing holiday classics such as It’s A Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street and Frozen to get you in the […]

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GAIL’s host annual Garden Party

GAIL’s is back for the 9th year, as part of the week-long festivities of Hampstead Restaurant Week that takes place from the 15th-21st September, to celebrate good food and some of Britain’s finest suppliers. GAIL’s, who will be selling their delicious baked goods like French Dark Sourdough, Potato and Rosemary Sourdough loaves, pancakes, and cinnamon buns, will be joined by a host of British suppliers like Chegworth Valley, selling their farm-fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, and Hanson & Lydersen with their Norwegian-style smoked salmon. Guests can also enjoy the offerings of Paxton & Whitfield, one of Britain’s leading cheesemongers; The […]

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Murder Mystery Parties

Ever imagine yourself as a bit of a Sherlock Holmes? You are infamously known round the office as the solver of the Secret Fridge Raider case of ’09 and now you want to set your sites on a new mystery. Well then let us introduce Murder Mystery Parties, hosted in The Rooms at Brown's Courtrooms, as the perfect way to flex your intuitive muscle. The level of participation varies so if you feel the draw of the limelight and want to put your budding acting aspirations into practice then you can pick a character with a key role. Alternatively if you shy […]

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