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What To Do This Bank Holiday Weekend – 27th – 30th June

It’s Thursday morning and in about 36 hours it’ll be the start of 72 wonderful hours off… let the countdown begin. What to do with all that time though? If you haven’t made any plans yet then how does an beer festival, an urban fete and a Mexican pop-up sound? Or what about...

Openings & Launches

O’ver Opens: True Neapolitan

Neapolitan street food is what’s going to be going on over at O’ver opening next month in Borough Market. What makes this restaurant stand out from the others though is that they are using a new ingredient. An ingredient never used in a restaurant in the UK before, an ingredient that improves...

Reviews

The Good Ship Benefit Review – What We Thought

New? Opened on 9th April 2016 The Good Ship Benefit is only here for a short time before it sails away on the 31st August. Where? Victoria Embankment, WC2N 5DJ www.goodshipbenefit.com On the menu: They do everything from cocktails to afternoon tea to a full sit down, 3 course dinner. Plus the...

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Openings & Launches

Chicama: Pachamama’s Sibling

The much-loved Marylebone restaurant, Pachamama will be getting a sibling in the form of Chicama, which will be opening its doors on the King’s Road next month. At the helm is Head Chef Erren Nathaniel – he’s recently spent time at Maido, Peru’s top Nikkei restaurant as well as some...

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Guides

5 French Restaurants for Snail’s Day

There’s a day for everything in the food and drink world, and low and behold, Snail’s Day descends on us this week. The French delicacy is rather an acquired taste, but one The Handbook most definitely enjoys. And it’s best enjoyed at some of the capital’s best French...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Jazz Cafe Camden Relaunches

New venues are great but when somewhere with 25 colourful years of history relaunches it gets us even more excited than usual. There’s something about a stage that has welcomed Amy Winehouse, Lana del Ray and Gil Scott Heron that just doesn’t compare with a brand spanking new venue. Legendary...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Summer Arrives at Tuttons

Summertime, summer body… summer menu. Tuttons is moving with the season with the launch of their new summer menus filled with fresh and seasonal ingredients from great British suppliers. The new menus are seriously tempting and offer dishes like seared scallops with crispy bacon, cauliflower...

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Reviews

Quaglino’s Spring Afternoon Tea – what we thought

New? It opened in 1991 and then re-opened in 2014 after a refurbishment. Where? 16 Bury St, London SW1Y 6AJ www.quaglinos-restaurant.co.uk On the menu: Their new spring afternoon tea served with either Moët & Chandon Champagne or Moët & Chandon Rosé. First Impressions: With no...

Reviews

Burro e Salvia Review – What We Thought

New? The first Burro e Salvia opened back in 2013, when founder Gaia Enria realised that London loved pasta but didn’t have good quality fresh, hand-made pasta. The new workshops, however started last month. Where?  We headed to the Shoreditch site, 52 Redchurch Street, E2 7DP but you’ll...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

6 Bars For World Whisky Day

This Saturday (21st May) is World Whisky Day, and although we might not love the stuff quite as much as the Scots, London still boasts an incredible variety of whiskies thanks to a huge rise in the drink’s popularity. We’ve got whisky tasting sessions, whisky-inspired menus, and a...

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