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London Restaurant Festival Comes to Town

As the evenings get shorter we love to put our pajamas on as soon as we walk through the door in the evening. Whack on the kettle and heat up a big bowl of soup and we’re going nowhere fast.  London Restaurant Festival is making us re-evaluate what it is exactly about eating out which is so...

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Cheyne Walk Brasserie Review – What We Thought

I’m no Champagne expert but when I know that I like something, I know that I like it. On a Monday evening just a little out of the ordinary I headed to the Royal Borough (Chelsea) for a Thiénot Champagne tasting and dinner at Cheyne Walk Brasserie. River views and residential surroundings give...

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5 Great British Menu Restaurants

This year the Great British Menu is in aid of the WI and there’s a wealth of fantastic chefs competing to secure a dish at the banquet. A few of them are from jolly old London, heading up the kitchens at some of The Handbooks favourite restaurants. Here’s our guide to all of them:...

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Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Review – What We Thought

When I learned of the opportunity to review a hotel in the city of Exeter, I knew I had to take it. I’m a massive fan of the Devon city, as it’s full of historical sights, dainty tea rooms and plenty of independent shops – all perfect for a weekend getaway! I had been invited to stay for the...

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Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel Review – What We Thought

When I learned of the opportunity to review a hotel in the city of Exeter, I knew I had to take it. I’m a massive fan of the Devon city, as it’s full of historical sights, dainty tea rooms and plenty of independent shops – all perfect for a weekend getaway! I had been invited to stay for the...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Herman Ze German launches Willy’s pop-up bar

When we heard the news that the German sausage restaurant, Herman Ze German, had decided to open a cocktail bar called Willy’s we were overcome with puns and sexual innuendos but we are professional writers so will rise above it. Willy’s will be a temporary cocktail bar pop-up to celebrate both...

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5 of the best places for Puddings

As you push your plate away struggling to eat that last morsel, your eyes wander to the heavenly looking sweet treat on the table next to you. There’s always a tiny bit of room left for pudding isn’t there? Mmm ok go on then just the one, with two spoons. If you’re a ‘dessert...

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Openings & Launches

BIRD Islington Opens

You know how if you have something free-range, organic or gluten free it’s basically healthy, regardless of whether it is fried, dunked in sugar or full of alcohol?* Well it might not be the next superfood, but fried chicken restaurant BIRD is opening in Islington next week, and it’s free-range...

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Flemings Mayfair Review – What We Thought

Earlier in the year luxury hotel, Flemings Mayfair had a bit of makeover, you know just the average, a lick of paint here and a £14 million refurbishment there. When they revealed the new look they also uncovered The Drawing Room, a new space, in which guests can enjoy in a drink or have afternoon...

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Flemings Mayfair Review – What We Thought

Earlier in the year luxury hotel, Flemings Mayfair had a bit of makeover, you know just the average, a lick of paint here and a £14 million refurbishment there. When they revealed the new look they also uncovered The Drawing Room, a new space, in which guests can enjoy in a drink or have afternoon...

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