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Cocktails at the opening of the Churchill bar and terrace

The Churchill Bar and Terrace officially opened at The Hyatt Regency London yesterday and The Handbook went down to take a peek. One of the most striking elements is the attention to detail in the interior and design of the bar which is based on the young Churchill and his immense love for his wife, Clementine. Whether it is the knitted animals on the bookshelves, the little sketches of the animals on the menus, which Churchill and Clementine used to sign off their love letters or the personal photographs donated by his daughter everything reflects the Churchill behind the politician. The […]

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3 Day Protein Christmas Market

Hewett Street is bringing the spirit of Christmas to Shoreditch with three days of eating, drinking and feasting with the 3 day Protein Christmas Market running from the 14th – 16th December. There will be a whole host of food merchants offering some of the finest foodie treats such as Whisky Salt Caramel Popecorn and Choco Smoked Walnuts and Brownies from Lily Vanilli and artisanal chocolate and traditional Panettone from Gelupo. The DunneFrankowski boy’s Protein coffee shop will be open selling Irish coffees and The Shelf at Protein selling the best food and culture publications such as Feasting with Bompas […]

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Hawksmoor Air Street: We try the ultimate London steakhouse

Hawksmoor recently opened a new outpost to add to its celebrated restaurants in Shoreditch, Seven Dials and Guildhall, eateries known for high quality, expertly sourced steaks. Hawksmoor Air Street, aimed to bring an added extra to its already successful formula; a seafood slant.  The restaurant epitomises Art Deco; polished wood veneer, tasteful green leather upholstery, stained glass, vintage mirrors with a lively, buzzing atmosphere. The menu did not disappoint. We started with cocktails, sampling the Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew (50p from each one served goes to Football Gambia) and a Rogerio’s Batida, and quickly moved onto our starters opting for […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Hawksmoor Air Street: We try the ultimate London steakhouse

Hawksmoor recently opened a new outpost to add to its celebrated restaurants in Shoreditch, Seven Dials and Guildhall, eateries known for high quality, expertly sourced steaks. Hawksmoor Air Street, aimed to bring an added extra to its already successful formula; a seafood slant.  The restaurant epitomises Art Deco; polished wood veneer, tasteful green leather upholstery, stained glass, vintage mirrors with a lively, buzzing atmosphere. The menu did not disappoint. We started with cocktails, sampling the Shaky Pete’s Ginger Brew (50p from each one served goes to Football Gambia) and a Rogerio’s Batida, and quickly moved onto our starters opting for […]

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Gourmet Burger Bus

Gourmet Burger Kitchen is bringing its Burger Bus to Covent Garden’s Piazza on Friday 30 November and in keeping with GBK’s new Zealand heritage, players from the All Blacks rugby team and chef, Peter Gordon will be taking the GBK experience direct to customers, serving up delicious burgers from the newly converted mobile kitchen. If you are early enough (before 11.30am) or so inclined you can pick up a free burger for breakfast or brunch. The first GBK opened its doors in 2001 when three Kiwis, fed up with the burger joints that proliferated in the UK, decided it was […]

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Dance it off at Maggie’s

Do your worst on the mince pies this festive season because come 9 January you can work them all off at Maggie’s with new year’s 1980s style dance classes. The Chelsea hotspot is teaming up with Lomax Bespoke Fitness, Nutrition & Wellbeing, for a Dance Fitness class every week with choreographer and X Factor dancer Chloe Tangney. The Lomax Way, as it is known, helps people follow a healthy diet, exercise and relaxation part of their everyday lifestyle and what better way than sweating it out to you favourite 80s classics. Chloe has danced with Jessie J, The Saturdays, Lily […]

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Patty&Bun

Following pop-up residencies at the Doodle Bar in Battersea and Endurance Pub in Soho, Patty&Bun is opening its first ever restaurant this Thursday at former Stockpot site on Mayfair’s James Street. Burger entrepreneur Joe Grossmann has transformed the venue into an eat-in takeaway hotspot with seating for up to 30 people – strictly no reservations. With help from Mark Jankel (founder of Street Kitchen), they developed all of their products with the simple ethos of doing a few things well. Says Joe: “People think it’s very easy to do something very simple well, but it isn’t, it takes time and […]

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VIVA FOREVER! Afternoon Tea Menu at Harvey Nichols

In celebration of the opening of the Spice Girls musical, VIVA FOREVER!, produced by Judy Craymer and written by Jennifer Saunders, Harvey Nichols Fifth Floor has created the exclusive VIVA FOREVER! Afternoon Tea Menu. On Tuesday 27 November the bespoke afternoon tea, inspired by the Spice Girls, will be launched and is available for three months. Tickets for the contemporary musical, VIVA FOREVER!, can be bought together with the afternoon tea at Harvey Nichols.  The VIVA FOREVER! Afternoon Tea Menu is creative, imaginative and unabashedly pop-tastic, drawing inspiration from the Spice Girls' individuality, demonstrated in the presentation and uniqueness of each […]

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Master Classes at Bentley’s Oyster Grill and Bar and Corrigan’s Mayfair

Calling all cooks, chefs and cigar connoisseurs! Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill and Corrigan's Mayfair are offering something very special to indulge in this Winter: cigar and cookery master classes! Jimmy McGee from Hunters & Frankau will be at Bentley's Oyster Bar and Grill showcasing the Montecristo 520 (2012 Limited Edition) 6 1/8" (156mm) x55 ring gauge cigar, whilst expert whiskey sommelier Anthony Parker will be on hand to pair the cigar with Dalmore 18 year old whiskey. The Montecristo was created to commerate the 520th anniversary  of the arrival of the Habano in Europe and has flavours of black pepper, roasted spices, orange peel and cedarwood […]

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Winter at Franco Manca

Our favourite pizza joint Franco Manca has just launched its new winter menu with seasonal additions such as Friarielli (wild broccoli from Vesuvius), Mozzarella and buffalo ricotta topped with wild mushrooms sourced according to availability (chanterelle, pied de mouton and trompette de la mort) and Gloucester Old Spot hand-chopped sausage (the Gold Medal winner by Giuseppe Mascoli and David Tomlin). Also returning for winter is Gloucester old spot home cured ham. New platters include the Senese wild pig cured meat selection from Socrgiano organic farm in Tuscany. Franco Manca’s new Winter Menu is now available at its latest branch on […]

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Corinthia presents

Peace, love, goodwill and chocolate. That basically sums up the festive season and to celebrate, Corinthia Hotel London will host luxury chocolatier Damian Allsop’s unique CH2OCOLATE creations in a Christmas pop-up shop. The bespoke temporary stalls within the hotel will offer limited edition treats and indulgent gift ideas. Seasonal specialties exclusive to Corinthia include the sumptuous Xmas 9 box comprising three mulled wine, three ginger spice and three Christmas tree chocolates. And you’ll also find limited edition London-themed varieties such as the Arabic spiced Edgware Road plus lashings of assorted loose and boxed chocolates. Allsop’s distinctive ganache chocolates are packed […]

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Re-Opening of The White Horse

The beloved White Horse in Parsons Green has just re -opened after being given a polish and lick of paint!  It has been completely transformed with new features such as gun metal cast iron, old English leather and calming, soft lights,  yet has still kept its historic charm and character.  Whilst the downstairs is great for catching up with friends over a post work drink, Sunday brunch or afternoon pint, upstairs is an elegant private dining room, with a sparkling chandelier and oak paneling; it is the perfect place for business meetings or special family suppers.  Famed for its beers, (the […]

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