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Ormer’s Vegetarian Menu: What We Thought

What: Vegetarian friendly menu from Michelin-starred chef Shaun Rankin. New? Ormer Mayfair opened at Flemings Mayfair in September 2016 as part of a £15m investment which also saw the 129 bedrooms in the hotel given a new look. Where? Flemings Mayfair, 7-12 Half Moon Street, Mayfair W1J 7BH www.flemings-mayfair.co.uk On the Menu: Ormer Mayfair is the sister restaurant to the original Ormer Jersey, it’s here that Shaun focuses a lot of his menu, using Jersey and British fare at the heart of his cooking like hand-picked shoreline foraged herbs. Dishes on the menu include mushroom fagottini with egg yolk, parsnip and parmesan, […]

Health & Wellness

Be:Fit Weekender: Europe’s Largest Women’s Fitness Festival

A few of us may be guilty of slacking on that strict exercise regime once bikini season is over, but just because oversized jumper season is approaching doesn’t mean we should slack, although we’ll let it slide if the regime isn’t as strict. But we get it, it’s hard to keep the motivation levels up. Luckily, Be:FIT is here to help. They’re Europe’s largest women focused fitness festival and they’ll be hosting the Be:FIT Weekender in a beautiful, picturesque country estate outside of London. Be:FIT’s most talented trainers will be leading gruelling exercise classes, calming yoga classes, and fitness and […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Burger Freakshakes Are Now a Reality

If you thought the freakshake trend was over, you thought wrong. But let’s be honest, there really is no greater indulgence, so if you ask us, the trend is welcome to stay. Of course, sometimes the sugar can just get too much, but what if we told you there was a solution to that? What if we told you Heliot Steak House has created balanced (if you can call them balanced) freakshakes, consisting of both sweet and savoury elements? Savoury? Well, it’s no secret burgers and milkshakes are a match made in heaven, so Heliot Steak House has this wonderful […]

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BabaBoom: Kebabs in Battersea

What? Inspired by restaurants such as Palomar and Berber and Q; frozen margaritas and Middle Eastern dishes are the order of the day in this vibrant, little Battersea restaurant  New? Having survived the tricky first few months any restaurant faces, BabaBoom has now been opened almost a year. Where? Just off the foodie hub that is Northcote Road you’ll find BabaBoom at 30 Battersea Rise, Battersea, SW11 1EE, www.bababoom.london On the Menu: Making use of charcoal cooking, BabaBoom’s menu centres around proper kebabs with a few small plates to graze on such as rose harissa labneh and broad bean crisps; a […]

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TAKA
Openings & Launches

TAKA Opens in Shepherd Market

It was in the mid-eighteenth century that a Mr Edward Shepherd was asked to the develop site that Shepherd Market sits on today. Part of the area where the rowdy May Fair which took place each year, (hence the name Mayfair, not quite such a glamorous beginning) when it was completed it featured a duck pond, a two storey market and a theatre. It soon grew into an eclectic mix of restaurants, pubs and boutiques all running along paved alleyways and whilst the theatre and pond might have gone, the restaurants remain and next month will see the opening of […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Field Day x Dinerama: 12 Hour Party

We need to make the most of this next Bank Holiday because you’re not getting another one until Christmas Day…you already knew that, but we thought we’d remind you, we need to stress the importance of this. You want to make sure you fill your 72 hours in the best possible way and we have twelve of those hours sorted: Field Day x Dinerama. Taking place in Shoreditch Yard it’s 12 hours of music, food and cocktails. Ideal. The line-up of DJs include: Simian Mobile Disco, Throwing Shade, Bugged Out and Eat Your Own Ears as well as special guests […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 of the best outdoor day parties

If you’re a Londoner who likes to party hard during the day, you’re not alone. London’s day party scene has been growing steadily, aided by the popularity of US import the bottomless brunch. We’re still some way away from Berlin’s level of daytime revelry, but London isn’t short of places to while away the day and act like it’s night, whether it’s food, drink or dancing with reckless abandon you’re after.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

diptyque Launch an Afternoon Tea

Time for a fact, whilst we all know that smell and taste are linked, did you know that it is thought that up to 90% of what we perceive as taste is actually smell? No, wonder that even the best food in life tastes like cardboard when we are ill, then. Why are we telling you this? Obviously it is something related to eating, we’re not suddenly interested in the study of olfactory. It’s because Hotel Café Royal have teamed up with leading French perfumer and artist, diptyque (you’ll recognise the candles) to create an afternoon tea based on their […]

Openings & Launches

Brick & Liquor: Clapham’s New Cocktail Bar

Reclaimed wood panelling, exposed brickwork, pendant lighting, rustic copper and brass fixtures – it’s the Manhattan East Village bar starter pack. Put into use by David Layton and his team at Brick & Liquor – it’s clearly popular because their Tooting Broadway bar which opened last October will be getting a sibling site as this Saturday they open their second site in Clapham. Running with the neighbourhood bar vibe, they’re all about great cocktails, food to graze on whilst drinking and exceptional hospitality; it’s informal and fun but you still get table service. At the double tiered bar – the […]

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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 […]

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