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Nine Lives: Bermondsey’s New Cocktail Bar

We all know, now more than ever, that we need to work towards saving the planet, to waste less and recycle more. Here at The Handbook HQ we’re always going to be big fans of those trying to cut down waste; so, we’re rather excited to hear about Nine Lives, a new cocktail bar coming to Bermondsey from the founders of renowned drinks agency Sweet&Chilli – Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom Soden. How are they going to reduce waste? So, take for example, a lemon – when life gives Nine Lives lemons, the bar uses the skin, oils and […]

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Guest Chef Series at The Cinnamon Club

So we are all fans of The Cinnamon Club but what if we told you that over the next few months they are inviting London’s favourite chefs for a series of special evenings with unique tasting menus. Just when you thought the famous Indian restaurant hadn’t brought enough flavour they will be taking things to the next level with collaborations from the most exciting chefs of the moment. To kick off the exciting series of events, Adam Handling, chef patron at The Frog and former contestant on Masterchef: The Professionals, will be joining Vivek Singh in the kitchen on 12th […]

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Martinis and Meringues at Quaglino’s

We often like to mix our desserts with alcohol but what about martinis and meringues? Now we’ve got your attention. Our favourite cocktail bar is teaming up with The Meringue Girls for a special pop-up cocktail and dessert bar this June. Head bartender, Davide Arruci will be serving a selection of cocktails using Moët Chandon, Belvedere and Hennessy VSOP to make unique, floral-inspired martinis. There will be an assortment of mini meringues to perfectly complement your martini, with exciting flavours such as sour cherry, pistachio and rose, gin and tonic and raspberry. They definitely know how to get us on […]

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Calling All Meat Lovers to STK London

June marks National Steakhouse Month and the guys at STK London have no choice but to celebrate with a meat-lovers menu. Executive Chef, Vincent Menager, has designed the menu to create the perfect selection of meat-filled dishes. The starters will include different options such as air-dried-coffee-cured beef plus a miniature take on a classic, the STK Lil’BRGR, and soy-cured beef tartare all of which come with exciting sides such as parmesan mousse and pickled shimeji mushroom. The main will, of course, be grilled USDA sirloin steak with a side of mac and cheese. And what better way to finish it […]

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Made of Dough Opens in Peckham

We always like to hear when a pop-up is going permanent, especially when that pop-up is Made of Dough, one of London’s pizza champions. They’ve spent the last couple of years touring the country, cooking over 100,000 pizzas in the back of a Land Rover and now they are settling down in south east London. Yep, from next month you’ll be able to find Made of Dough on Bellenden Road in Peckham. With space for fifty covers, the pizzeria will feature a chef’s table, cocktail bar and of course an open wood fire. And it’s here that the pizzas will […]

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Pimms Does Brunch

The people at Pimms have given us what we never knew we needed and combined our favourite cocktail with our favourite pastime – brunch. A new Pimm’s brunch menu is being rolled across our favourite brunch spots across London including Bourne and Hollingsworth, Egg Break, Friends of Ours, Megan’s and Brother Marcus. There will be an array of Pimm’s cocktails like you’ve never seen them before to compliment your avocado and eggs. It’s time for the classic Bloody Mary to take a rest. There will be four new drinks for every brunch goer. The Pimm and Proper includes all of the essentials of a G&T blended […]

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Neo Bistro to Open in Mayfair

Next week, Mayfair will welcome Neo Bistro to Woodstock Street. The new restaurant from Alex Harper (former and Head Chef of The Harwood Arms) will be under the guidance of Mark Jarvis (Chef-Patron of Anglo) and is drawing inspiration from the new bistros of Paris. Doing away with fine dining to take a more relaxed approach instead, the menu will be concise but will be constantly evolving and changing. Expect to find cured Tamworth pork, venison chorizo and fresh cheese with smoked potato, grilled leeks and walnut pesto alongside more substantial dishes of roast sea bass with mousserons, English asparagus […]

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What To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend: 26th-28th May

It’s here; the second May Bank Holiday! These last couple of months have been good to us when it comes to four day weeks and we need to make the most of this one because after this we have to wait until August… So how should you fill it? With plenty of brunches, street food, festivals, cocktails, beaches and rooftops, that’s how. We have your Bank Holiday weekend plans sorted.

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Rick Stein Brings Cornwall to The Goring

Cornwall; famous for its clotted cream (jam first, cream second), rugged coast and Cornish pasties – it’s a far cry from the polluted skyline of London. If you are feeling the itch to grab your sunglasses and escape to the beach then hold off for a little. Godfather of Cornish cooking and all round seafood maestro, Rick Stein, is teaming up with his son Jack to bring a taste of the Cornish seaside to luxury hotel, The Goring this summer. Collaborating with The Goring’s Michelin-starred chef Shay Cooper, the Stein’s will produce a seafood-inspired menu titled ‘A Taste of Cornwall’, using the freshest […]

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The World’s Best Bar Pops Up in Claridge’s

When Irish drinking tavern meets Lower Manhattan you don’t get the kind of Irish pub you may be thinking of. You get The Dead Rabbit; the world’s best bar (two years in a row) and all-round award-winner. If you’re ever in New York, be sure to pay a visit. If you don’t have a trip to the Big Apple planned then you’ll want to be in London during August as The Dead Rabbit is popping-up in the equally prestigious Claridge’s Bar, transforming it into a world of ragtime piano playing and laid back vibes. The cocktails are described as ‘tipples […]

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World Famous Australian Bar Heads to London

When one bespoke bar meets up with another renowned bar, thirsty punters, spirit enthusiasts and cocktails connoisseurs would consider it a match made in heaven. As part of their wildly popular Club Residencies Project, The Bloomsbury Club Bar is set to play host to our long distance cousins The Baxter Inn from Australia in an exclusive four day event. Starting up back in November, the ‘Club Residencies Project’ has welcomed award winning bars from across the world including ‘The Clumsies’ from Athens and ‘BlackTail’ from New York City to showcase their mixology skills at arguably one of London’s most fashionable […]

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Dinings Open Second Site in Knightsbridge

Sometimes you just want it all. You want gin but you also want wine. You want to eat out but can’t be bothered to leave the sofa. You want Japanese but you also want tapas. Dinings have mastered this and, far from being tacky or ‘fusion’, per-se, what they do so well is sushi and tapas. Japanese tapas. Ever since it opened in Marylebone back in 2006, Dinings has tried to redefine what we think of when we think of Japanese dining. The contemporary feel will remain when it opens in a Knightsbridge mews on the former site of Italian […]

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