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Boxpark Shoreditch
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Boxpark Shoreditch: What We Thought

What: Boxpark Shoreditch is a shipping container pop-up mall comprised of food traders and independent fashion and lifestyle stores. New? Boxpark Shoreditch opened in 2011, then after five successful years they took the leap and headed south of the river to launch Boxpark Croydon. Where? 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch E1 6GY www.boxpark.co.uk On the menu: All dietary requirements are met here in this packed, foodie haven with several vegan sellers like Cook Daily, What The Pitta and Falafelicious while meat eaters can chow down on options from Porky’s, Arni’s and Voodoo Ray’s. Satisfy your sweet tooth with the latest craze from Hong […]

What to do This Weekend

What to do This Weekend: 1st – 3rd September

We’re not quite sure if the summer has come to an end yet, but the week definitely has which means it’s time to plan what you’re going to do with your two glorious days off. May be you’ll meditate and listen to Radiohead, perhaps you’ll try out a new brunch, eat a load of carbs or go to a pop-up market and stock up on candles for autumn…

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bang Bang Oriental: London’s Biggest Asian Foodhall

Fancy a Chinese? Fancy 20 Chineses? If you enjoy your pan-Asian cuisine then Bang Bang Oriental is going to float your junk, with over 20 restaurants under one roof. This Wembley-based Asian version of Borough Market combines the best of Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Indian, Vietnamese, Taiwanese and Malaysian cuisines to provide an exciting new eating experience in North London. The hub of this development is the Golden Dragon, the so-called ‘flagship’ restaurant with 300 covers offering dimsum lunches and an extensive Chinese menu in the evenings. Surrounding this centrepiece there are more food types than you could count on your abacus, […]

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5p Wall’s Ice Cream at Soho Grind For Today Only

As the 25p Freddo controversy rages on – hitting headlines again early this year – many of us may well glance longingly back to the golden days, when you could snap up the little chocolate delight for as little at 10p. Thankfully, those at Wall’s ice cream appear to have heard our prayers, as this today they are marking the launch of the Feast Sandwich with the suitably nostalgic 5p Feast Sandwich Café! Rolling back the years and the prices, Wall’s are harking back not to the noughties, but as far as the twenties, inspired by the era when Richard […]

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bubbledogs
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Get Ready for Bubbledogs’ Hot Dog Challenge

Gear up for some hot hotdoggery down at bubbledogs this September. To celebrate their 5th birthday our favourite (slightly biased as it is the only one) champagne-and-hotdog venue will be running their Hot Dog Challenge, an annual competition that sees a slew of the UK’s finest chefs go head-to-head in blind tastings to find out who will be top dog of hot dogs. The winning creation will be given a month-long residency on the bubbledogs menu at their Fiztrovia restaurant with £1 each sale going to the Red Cross and Action Against Hunger. With more star (and Michelin starred) chefs […]

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Café Sou: The Ned’s Parisian Cafe

What? Café Sou is The Ned’s Parisian-style café, set further away from the main area, this little gem is serving up a simple, classic menu, great coffees and fresh juices.  New? Yes, the last of the nine restaurants to open at The Ned, it only opened this summer. Where? The Ned, 27 Poultry, EC2R 8AJ, www.thened.com On the Menu: The menu is simple, Lorraine quiches, omelettes made with Burford Brown eggs, pastries and baguettes (which you can order as a quarter, half or whole) filled with the likes of chicken, avocado and spinach, charcuterie boards and salads – all the […]

Guides

14 Venues That Opened in August

As August and the latest Game of Thrones series simultaneously come to an end we’re reminded that winter really is coming! Hopefully we can still eek out a few more days before the summer disappears. While you were on your sun lounger, though, this handful of very special venues were opening across the capital. Brick and Liquor After rave reviews for their Tooting bar, Brick and Liquor have added another brick to their hod as they opened this month in Clapham. Located just off the common on Balham Hill, Brick and Liquor is perfect for a South West London cocktail or grazing dishes. www.brickandliquor.co.uk     […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Restaurant Tech Live Comes to London

If you work in the restaurant and bar industry then you need to check out Restaurant Tech Live. Coming to ExCel, London in September its Europe’s largest exhibition dedicated to the emerging technology and services that are redefining the food and drink world and keeping London at the forefront of this scene. Whilst at The Handbook we tend to tell you just about the fun stuff, the bottomless brunches and the secret parties, it’s easy to forget all the logistics and technology that goes into making these places run. At the show, spread out across six conference halls will be […]

Openings & Launches

Voodoo Ray’s Bring 22″ Pizza to Peckham

Next month, Voodoo Ray’s is making a pretty big leap, they’re making the jump from north of the river, all the way down south to Peckham. Why? To open their fourth site. It’s going to be their biggest shop yet with around 80 covers and with it comes their NYC-inspired pizzas which are pretty giant in pizza terms coming in at 22”. You can get it by the slice too, but impressive if you can find your inner Bruce Bogtrotter and eat it all – they do have names such as Porky’s and King Tubby so you might as well […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Cheese Bar’s Charity Grilled Cheese Contest

If we told you it was possible to eat cheese, and a lot of it, for charity, would you believe us? Probably not. Well, you’d better believe it because this September Mathew Carver, founder of the beloved Cheese Bar, will be honouring the grilled cheese in aid of Help Refugees UK. Mathew’s invited 5 chefs from some of London’s favourite restaurants to put their signature stamp on the grilled cheese, each competing against each other for a chance to be crowned the grilled cheese champion. The competitors will be Josh Katz and Mattia Bianchi from Berber & Q, Harneet Baweja […]

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