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The Quirkiest of the Quirky Bars in London

Tired of the same old bar scene? Looking for something with a little more oomph? The Handbook decided to venture out and find venues that had something more to offer than the typical chic, minimalistic decor.SimmonS: Enjoy quirkiness at its best with the granny décor themed North London...

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Gymkhana

Inspired by the Colonial Indian social and sports clubs bearing the same name, Gymkhana us set to open next month in Mayfair. The restaurant will be a second venture for Karam Sethi, who earned his first Michelin star last year as Patron Chef of Trishna London. The new venue will serve modern...

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The Alfred Tennyson Rooms launches their new brunch menu

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone loves the weekend, the lie ins, the lazy afternoons spent at the pubs and nights out without worrying about work the next day and of course brunch.  Well now there is a whole new reason to love the weekend staple, as The Alfred Tennyson on...

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Children Eat For Free At The Corinthia Hotel

The Corinthia Hotel have just introduced a new offer for summer, guaranteed to keep your children (and your purse) happy during the holidays… Kids eat for free, for a whole month! You can enjoy traditional British classics, like the beloved battered fish and chips from the Northall menu...

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Boulestin

In April 1994, the famous Boulestin restaurant in Covent Garden closed down after nearly 70 years but now Joel Kissin, co-founder of Conran Restaurants alongside Sir Terence Conran, is set to introduce it to a new generation when he opens Boulestin mark two in September.The all new Boulestin...

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Summer with Cocktail Masterclasses at Kensington Place

The Notting Hill favourite, Kensington Place Restaurant and Bar has had a bit of a makeover. Serving its British brassiere-style dishes, popular favourites on the menu include freshly caught beer battered fish and chips, lovingly prepared by Head Chef Dan Loftin. Fresh sea food features...

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August Social Calendar

Next week sees the start of August and with it, the last bank holiday until Christmas, but rather than linger on this, we are going to make the most of it by making sure we fill it with street parties in Shoreditch, feasts in Battersea and revelry over at the Notting Hill Carnival! Whilst it may...

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Flesh & Buns

Next month, the team behind Bone Daddies will open Flesh and Buns in Covent Garden. Inspired by Japanese izakayas, Flesh and Buns will specialise in hirata buns (DIY filled steamed buns). Taiwanese in origin, the name translates as ‘tiger eating pork’ due to their folded appearance...

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Penthouse & Roof Terace at Grand Connaught Rooms

When it comes to picking a venue Londoners really are spoiled for choice. However, the sumptuous grandeur of the Grand Connaught Rooms certainly makes them some of the city’s most impressive, inspiring and captivating spaces. From market to magnificent! Located in the heart of...

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Commemorative ‘Royal Baby’ Champagne Cocktail

With the wonderful arrival of the newest addition to the Royal Family, everybody is keen to join in the celebrations, which is why International Bartender of The Year, Alex Kratena at The Langham London has created a new champagne cocktail fit for a king. Or in this case, a prince!The decadent...

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