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Megaro Bar Review

Hidden away from the hustle and bustle of King’s Cross, underneath the colourfully decorated Megaro Hotel, is Megaro Bar. As soon as you enter the hotel’s restaurant Karpo, you go down the stairs and leave the noise behind as you are welcomed with velvet curtains and dark walls. The whole feel of the venue changes, it has a real speakeasy feel to it, dim lighting and an intimate layout make it perfect for a date. The bar greets you as you enter, to the right is a general seating where you can relax and order food on leather sofas and […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Press Play Taratino Film Night

Between the 3rd and 6th of April this year, the team at Press Play will bring cinema like you've never seen before to London. Housed in a secret location, Press Play will transform the area to create the very  ultimate in interactive cinema experiences. Kicking off with the Tarantino classic Kill Bill Vol I, everything you will see, hear and touch will come straight out of the film. With the night offering up fresh sushi, drinks served at The Pussy Wagon bar allow yourself to be completely transported into Tarantino's vision before partying on with special guest DJs that will […]

Openings & Launches

Made in the Shade Opening in Hoxton

East London is counting down the hours until it welcomes its latest venue Made in the Shade – a new cocktail bar opening in the old pleasure gardens of Pimlico alehouse in Hoxton. The creation of Jeremy Thompson Jewitt (a certified cocktail connoisseur), Jim Wrigley (an award winning bartender) and Peter Lewis – Made in the Shade will be serving up eclectic cocktails using ingredients such as lavender and pine syrup and finishing them off with perfectly formed ice spears which have been shaven off 30kg block. In the kitchen, chef Patrick Williams will be cooking up  moreish English plates […]

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Q-Jazz Nights at Purl

Earlier this week The Handbook headed to speakeasy Purl for a little bit of Monday night jazz and Quintessentially vodka cocktails! Situated beneath Blandford Street – Purl is a wonderful Victorian-esque den and mishmash of ornate glass tables, low – lighting, chandeliers, wing -back chairs, chintzy lamps, sofas and dark corners perfect for being secretive in on dates; or depending on how your date is going – hiding from them! Their cocktails are wonderfully inventive – forget your usual champagne cocktail or daiquiri, these are masterpieces in comparison. Some are served in picnic hampers with scones, some are charged with […]

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Pie Tapas At The Lexington

The creative brainchild of two slightly bored Yorkshire chefs – Pie Tapas is as tasty as it sounds. Combining the always-delicous nature of tapas with the comfort of the good old fashioned pie, these bite size treats will be on offer at The Lexington Kitchen this Saturday. With a mouth watering array of flavours including, ‘Squash, Chesnut Mushroom and Nutmeg’ , ‘Ham Hock, Pea and Mint’, a classic ‘Beer Braised Beef and Potato’ and a more unusual sounding ‘Duck and Rhubarb’, they will come served with an assortment of sides, chutneys and gravies.    Unpretentious nibbles at their very best.  Pie […]

Openings & Launches

The Builder’s Arms

The newly refurbished The Builder’s Arms in Kensington is now even bigger thanks to a new upstairs area complete with wraparound leather banquette seating and its very own bar. Pendant lighting, whitewashed eaves and exposed brickwork complete the loft style vive. Downstairs, The Builder’s bar mosaic has been given a thorough polish and the wood-panelled walls freshened up with a slick of pale grey paint offsetting the navy pillars and the exposed brickwork fireplace. Candleholders, pink lampshades and red leather seating add a splash of colour to proceedings whilst glass chandeliers and over-sized mirrors give a feeling of space and […]

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Asia de Cuba Bento Box Review

Back by popular demand, Asia de Cuba in St Martins Lane  has recently re-launched their classic Bento boxes, so of course The Handbook went down to check it out. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon to find the restaurant was quickly filling up, we took our seats, ordered a large glass of white wine and got to ordering. As is the nature of Bento boxes they are a brilliant way to try a little bit of this and a little bit of that without eating so much you feel uncomfortably full  and at Asia de Cuba there is a choice […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Asia de Cuba Bento Box Review

Back by popular demand, Asia de Cuba in St Martins Lane  has recently re-launched their classic Bento boxes, so of course The Handbook went down to check it out. We arrived on a Saturday afternoon to find the restaurant was quickly filling up, we took our seats, ordered a large glass of white wine and got to ordering. As is the nature of Bento boxes they are a brilliant way to try a little bit of this and a little bit of that without eating so much you feel uncomfortably full  and at Asia de Cuba there is a choice […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Handbook’s Guide to Luxury Restaurants

When it comes to food, we all like the best, those sumptuous flavours, brilliant presentations and enticing aromas. There’s nothing like a little taste of luxury to make us feel like a VIP. We’ve come up with a list of our favourite luxury restaurants in London. The Wolseley The Wolseley is located in a Grade ll listed building, near Green Park, and serves all kinds of treats ranging from breakfast to afternoon teas (champagne tea for those wanting to splash the cash) and of course dinner. The interior is opulent and glamorous, a neighbour to The Ritz, you wouldn’t expect any less. […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Handbook’s Guide to Luxury Restaurants

When it comes to food, we all like the best, those sumptuous flavours, brilliant presentations and enticing aromas. There’s nothing like a little taste of luxury to make us feel like a VIP. We’ve come up with a list of our favourite luxury restaurants in London. The Wolseley The Wolseley is located in a Grade ll listed building, near Green Park, and serves all kinds of treats ranging from breakfast to afternoon teas (champagne tea for those wanting to splash the cash) and of course dinner. The interior is opulent and glamorous, a neighbour to The Ritz, you wouldn’t expect any less. […]

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