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The Bar With No Name: Untitled

So, you like your cocktails? Do you know who Tony Conigliaro is? If you don’t, it’s time for a cocktail education. He is the internationally renowned drinks innovator behind bars such as 69 Colebrooke Row and Bar Termini, as well as the acclaimed Drink Factory. Why are we telling you this? Because this month he will open his third bar concept: Untitled. The name suggests no name, it could have been called Nemo then (it means nobody…) but it doesn’t have quite the same ring to it, does it? Inspired by Andy Warhol’s iconic Silver Factory, polished concrete and are […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Vauxhall’s Alpine Winter Village

Christmas is now only 19 sleeps away and you know what that means… only 19 more chances to visit the thousands of winter pop-ups that it feels like London has welcomed this year. If your skiing holiday is not until the new year, or you’re actually just about the après, then you’ll want to be heading to Val de Vauxhall instead of Val d’Isere. Everything you’d expect of a winter pop-up can be found at Vauxhall Winter Village, from roasted chestnuts, churros and egg nog to a cable car photo booth and retro ski wear rental so you can look the part as […]

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Radio Alice Pizzeria Opens

This is the story of a radio station, two bored brothers, the police and a whole lot of pizza. Welcome to the story of Radio Alice. Our story starts in the 1970s in Bologna, where a radio station, Radio Alice was set up; it was the voice of the counterculture in Bologna, rebellious, Italian and unconventional. Except it wasn’t long lived, little over a year later it was shut down by the police. Shame. We now jump to 2010 and meet brothers Salvatore and Matteo Aloe, having finished university they were after a project and bored of the usual red-checked tablecloths […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Enfant Terrible: Hackney’s Smallest Wine Bar

Following on from the Michelin-starred Pidgin, James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy have just opened Hackney’s smallest wine bar, Enfant Terrible. By day it’s a barbershop and by night it’ll be the sort of place where you can snack on tins of smoked oysters; mutton tartare with roasted rice, brown butter and fish sauce and cognac and kampot pepper caramel brownie. With just twelve metal stools, the bar will be a nod to the new Parisian wine bars as well as echoing Pidgin’s look (which is just a two minute walk away). A wooden top bar and shelves will be stocked […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Festive Afternoon Tea at Cutter & Squidge

There’s always room for an indulgent afternoon tea, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than to treat yourself to a festive afternoon tea at Cutter & Squidge. You can expect finger sandwiches filled with cranberry and stuffing, or Boxing Day turkey, you’ve got scones, festively flavoured, think cranberry and mature cheddar. But a Cutter & Squidge afternoon tea wouldn’t be so without their famous biskies and dream cakes – their Christmas offering will give you a dulce de leche and chocolate pearl biskie and a pistachio and raspberry lollibag dream cake. There’re traditional offerings, such as […]

Openings & Launches

The Gate Opens 3rd Restaurant

The countdown to Christmas begins, you can now listen to Mariah Carey on repeat and you’ve probably already opened the second day of your advent calendar. Who isn’t looking forward to Christmas though? Turkeys that’s who. They will love The Gate though, because the vegetarian restaurant is opening its third branch today in Seymour Place. Following on from the Hammersmith and Islington restaurants, this central restaurant will serve up classic dishes such as the green banana fritters, aubergine teriyaki and plantain chips and green dragon. New additions will include a three-way filled globe artichoke, aubergine schnitzel and wild mushroom rotolo. […]

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14 December Pop-Ups and Supper Clubs

Ah, December, the month where you can eat enough for a small family and not feel guilty. As the city transforms into a winter wonderland, we bring you the best pop ups, from dumplings to film clubs, December has everything you could want.

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The Winter Garden at Four Seasons

Steal yourself away from the hustle and bustle of London this winter and hide away in Four Seasons’ Winter Garden. The hotel’s floral designer Rosalind Ackerley has designed the Hennessey inspired garden; decorated with cyclamen, sarcococca, blue pine trees, sparkling white birch twigs and twinkling lights, you definitely won’t be needing a filter for that Instagram photo. The sheepskin rugs, blankets and lanterns add to the cosy factor of the heated Hennessy Lodges, where you can enjoy a range of Hennessy winter cocktails and hearty wintry food. Try a Hennessy-infused Tonino Lamborghini hot chocolate or a Hennessy X.O riviera cocktail […]

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All Aboard London Shell Co.

Fancy taking a little cruise whilst you have your supper? Drifting up London’s canal as you sip on cocktails, English sparkling wine and eat a menu of seafood? Sounds dreamy. Tomorrow the London Shell Co. is opening their first permanent restaurant on the fully refurbished Price Regent Canal boat. Permanently docked on the Regent’s Canal at Paddington, the menu will be focusing on ethically sourced, local, high quality seafood using the oldest and under rated preparation and cooking methods. Lunches will be served whilst the boat is docked and dishes include the likes of smoked sprats with horseradish, beetroot and […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

23 Restaurants and Bars That Opened in November

The London restaurant scene isn’t slowing down towards the end of the year… unlike the rest of us. November saw The Handbook cover a whopping 23 new restaurant and bar openings – everything from the first ‘department store of dining’, Kitty Hawk, to New York’s critically acclaimed 2 Michelin-star restaurant, Aquavit, given a more relaxed feel in St James’s Market. If your month has been as busy as the restaurants below then you may have missed a few, so let us guide you through all the new places you need to know about. Timmy Green Independent Aussie group have opened up their […]

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