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James Bond Murder Mystery At Quaglino’s

Because sometimes the real world is not enough, Quaglino’s is hosting an evening with a license to thrill; a James Bond themed murder mystery. Ready to work on Her Majesty’s Secret Service?   From Quaglino’s with love comes a fizz and canapé reception where you’ll get to meet the other guests just as if you’re sat round a poker table at Casino Royale. The murder mystery will then be played in between the three-course meal, served up courtesy of the gold fingers of Executive Head Chef Mickael Weiss. You’ll need a golden eye and thunderballs of steel to unearth the deadly […]

Openings & Launches

The Holy Birds: London’s Best Dressed Bird

This November, Petticoat Lane Market is going to see the arrival of The Holy Birds, a restaurant specialising in poultry, but not just chicken, nope you’re going to see the likes of duck, grouse, wood pigeon, quail and pheasant all on the menu. It’s the work of brothers, Jon and Gerry Calabrese (Wringer & Mangle, The Hoxton Pony, Hoxton Gin); except this time they will be joining forces with their father Salvatore Calabrese aka ‘The Maestro’ the legendary bartender. Taking inspiration from London’s music and art scene in the 1960s The Holy Birds will be split across two floors and […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Ivy Cafe To Open In St John’s Wood

Dwellers of St John’s Wood; a treat is coming your way… a cafe! Bare with us. We’re not talking about chequered table cloths, greasy full English’s and brews all round, although we argue they are equally as important on those days when you’re absolutely, unequivocally …you get the picture. This is no run of the mill cafe, this is The Ivy Cafe. Taking over the space previously occupied by Megan’s Grill & Bar, The Ivy will offer a local, friendly environment and all-day dining 7 days a week, that’s breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between including brunch, afternoon […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Game Season At The Jugged Hare

On the streets of London, the fact that it’s game season probably doesn’t mean that much to you, but it should, it’s a chance to enjoy some of the best produce Britain has to offer, luckily The Jugged Hare is ensuring that even us Londoners can get involved.  The gastro pub is dedicated to enthusing and educating its diners about game and this season their authorial stamp on the season will not be challenged due to an extensive line up of dishes (Game Bomb), specials (squirrel) and activities (Gourmet Game Suppers). As well as a season-long menu there will also […]

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Openings & Launches

London Cocktail Week Begins

It’s Monday morning so you might not want to think about cocktails right now, but sorry this is a special occasion. It’s the start of the seventh London Cocktail Week! The Cocktail Village will be back with over 200 bars from across London serving up cocktails for £5 (but make sure you have your LCW pass, get them on the website) and there will be events happening across the city – we would list them all here, but that would be a very long list, so here are five our favourite events happening this week! Jones Family Project: The Shoreditch bar […]

Openings & Launches

Margot Opens

Maître d Paulo de Tarso has left Bar Boulud and joined forces with restaurateur Nicolas Jouën to launch Margot, an Italian restaurant opening in Covent Garden this month. Bringing Italian charm and luxury together the restaurant will serve up a curated selection of dishes that reflect the different regions of Italy. With The Hassler in Rome and Stefano Cavallini at The Halkin, two of the world’s most prestigious Italian Kitchens, on his CV the kitchen will be headed up by Maurizio Morelli who is also a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to pasta making. Dishes will include the […]

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12 Restaurant And Bars That Opened In September

And that’s another month gone, we’ve seen classics re-open, hotels renamed and restaurants open their third site, it’s safe to say September has been pretty busy! Check out 12 of the new restaurants, bars and hotels to open this month!  Bluebird Re-opening Kings Road favourite Bluebird Is re-opening after an August redesign and to mark the occasion there will be 20% off the menu at lunchtimes until the end of October! It has been re-imagined and designed by Sagrada and to go along with its new look is a new menu from Liam Smith-Laing which will draw inspiration from the […]

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MNKY HSE Opens in Mayfair

Nothing is what it seems… no we haven’t turned our hand to fortune reading (although that could be quite the business venture), that line is actually the ethos behind MNKY HSE, a new bar and restaurant that opens next week on the former site of Dover Street Wine Bar in Mayfair. Fitting name, given it’s the year of the monkey. Set across two floors, it’ll serve Latin American food alongside live music and DJ sets. The black outside door with a monkey head knocker will lure you into space which is set to be dramatic, luxurious and talked about. The […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Handbook Meets: Callooh Callay’s Nathan Shearer

Callooh Callay opened its doors back in 2008. An unassuming little bar (from the outside) down a side street in Shoreditch, Callooh Callay is known for its modern interpretations of traditional cocktails so it’s no surprise that the word soon spread that what was happening inside was really quite good. Not to mention that wardrobe that leads to a second bar. Fast forward a few years and it is a regular in ‘Best Bars in London’ (and beyond) lists and has just won “Best Cocktail Menu in the World” at the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail awards – pretty much the Oscars […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Boyds Grill & Wine Bar Celebrate Slow Food Week

Slow Food Week, ironically, is fast approaching! That dreaded week where it takes an ungodly amount of time for the food to arrive at the table. If you’re unfortunate enough to be in view of the kitchen, you can actually see the waiter/waitress move at a snails pace, dishes in hand, less and less steam coming off the plate as they barely approach. We’re just playing of course, Slow Food Week is all about enjoying food whilst committing to protect the the community and the environment. In celebration of this annual occasion, Boyds Grill & Wine Bar is creating a […]

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