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Basement Sate Pastry Class Review

What: Private pastry classes Where: 8 Broadwick Street, London W1F 8HN Why You Should Go There: To hone your cheffing skills Favourite Thing We Ate: Lemon meringue pie (obviously) First off, Basement Sate is in impossible to find, secondly, I am fantastic at making lemon meringue pie. After sadly wandering around the streets for longer than I dare report I managed to find myself in the basement cocktail bar ready for my pastry class with their new chef Kelly Nadjarian. The kitchen is small as it is only for one person, the aforementioned highly passionate Kelly, so it was a bit of a squeeze […]

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Foundation Bar Review

What: The Willy Wonka of cocktails in an underground bar Where: 5 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA Why You Should Go There: For the wildest and wackiest selection of cocktails Favourite Thing We Drank: The Morning Glory (Absolut orient apple vodka, alcoholic yoghurt, honey, blackberries, strawberry jam and cranberry juice) it was creamy and sweet without being sickly. It’s worth mentioning that title of favourite thing we drank should not be overlooked as there was plenty (seriously plenty of competition) not only with the copious options on the menu but as in we worked our way through a sizeable chunk of them. Foundation […]

Culture

2 for 1 at London’s global art fair

If you’re into your art then you need to ink 21st May into your diary as it’s the first day of ART15, a 3 day global art fair showcasing 150 galleries who will represent 40 countries and 500 artists. Running alongside the exhibits will be an array of talks, discussions, expert-led tours and specially curated initiatives.  Some of the high profile individuals from across the creative industries speaking include Caroline Rush (CEO of the BFC), Amanda Berry (CEO of BAFTA), Jonathan Yeo (Artist), Charming Baker (Artist), Pinky Lalani (OBE), and Sarah Jane Mee (SKY News). If you do attend you […]

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Mews Of Mayfair

What: Afternoon delight with unlimited Veuve ClicquotWhere: 10 Lancashire CourtWhy you should go there: To complete your lifeFavourite thing we ate: Macaroons It was my fault – I should’ve delved deeper than Google Maps, which told me the location of the restaurant was 10 Bond Street, it turns out it is 10 Lancashire court. Finding it was a testing experience to be compared to the likes of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award. Can I put this on my C.V? After half an hour of running around, stressed and sweaty – I had finally found my destination. Mews of Mayfair. It just […]

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Mews Of Mayfair

What: Afternoon delight with unlimited Veuve ClicquotWhere: 10 Lancashire CourtWhy you should go there: To complete your lifeFavourite thing we ate: Macaroons It was my fault – I should’ve delved deeper than Google Maps, which told me the location of the restaurant was 10 Bond Street, it turns out it is 10 Lancashire court. Finding it was a testing experience to be compared to the likes of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award. Can I put this on my C.V? After half an hour of running around, stressed and sweaty – I had finally found my destination. Mews of Mayfair. It just […]

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News

Caravan Hosts Fundraising Feast for Nepal

Usually, the only disaster you hear about in a restaurant is some poor customer’s food turning up an hour late and stone cold. But Caravan Exmouth Market is going above and beyond to help improve the lives of people who are facing a real catastrophe. On Sunday 17th May, Caravan Exmouth Market is hosting a Nepalese Feast evening, a three-course meal inspired by Nepalese cuisine, to raise money for the victims of the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Wonderfully, all the ingredients have been donated high-quality, local producers, creating a mouth-watering menu including Welsh Mutton curry with cucumber pickle, creamy coconut lentils and […]

News

5 of The Best Bottomless Brunches

The morning after the night before, it sure ain’t pretty and no one wants to be there but yet we always are…every week. You have two choices when it comes to this stomach churning situation – crawl into the foetal position and die a little bit or shake yourself and look for the the cure. The Handbook prefer to look for the cure, this is usually a tastier and more effective method. So here are the hangouts that will tide your fragile body over until Monday morning… Villandry Centrally located in S.t James Park this is the perfect stop of […]

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Gilgamesh Review

What: Pan-Asian food from dim sum to sushi to Thai curry Where: The Stables Market, Camden Market, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8AH Why You Should Go There: The epic décor, especially if you enjoy being guarded by 2 wooden dragon/lion hybrids that supervise the main dining area (which I do). Favourite Thing We Ate: Mock duck salad served with watermelon, cashews and mint. Hard to tell from the real thing, the sauce is reminiscent of hoisin sauce so the watermelon is a refreshing welcome to cut through the sticky texture. Gilgamesh is a solid restaurant, the food is good, the […]

Openings & Launches

The Lucky Pig Opens in Fulham

Fulham Broadway is great for brunch, it’s great for healthy juices and it’s perfect for long lunches, but what it is in need of is a really good cocktail den and a place to dance. Good thing then that The Lucky Pig in Fitzrovia heard Fulham’s cries and emerged from their  lair to set up camp in south west London. First things first, who is this pig and why is he so lucky? Well the name refers to the Lucky Luciano a 1920s racketeer and the name given to speakeasies during the Prohibition, blind pigs. Channelling the hedonism and glamour […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Rabbit’s Floral Feast

Chelsea Flower Show is almost upon us and whilst we’re looking forward to seeing the beautiful gardens and brushing up on our flower knowledge, we can’t deny that our other favourite part of the show are the floral inspired menus that grace the London restaurants.  And who better to get involved than Rabbit on the Kings Road given that their roots are firmly based in nature with their nose-to –tail  cooking?  To celebrate the show, they’re growing their own edible garden which will be filled with vegetables and as well as edible flowers and to prove  (to all those doubters) […]

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