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Oh My Cod at Randall & Aubin

You are all probably well aware that it is Christmas soon, and that the festive season is almost upon us as you have to check that your ears aren’t playing tricks on you as the first Christmas song starts blaring from supermarket speakers. But did you know that a much more important season is...

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Kouzu Review

Kouzu the recently opened Japanese restaurant in Belgravia, is headed in the kitchen by the former founding chef of Zuma, and is truly something special. How special? So special that head chef Kyoichi Kai has carefully selected the all-Japanese kitchen team which feature some of London’s most...

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Festive Treats at Winterville

After weeks of speculation, the first inklings of the food on offer at Winterville has been released and here at The Handbook, we are not disappointed. For those that haven’t already heard Winterville, which is taking place in Victoria Park, seeks to re-boot the festive format combining outdoor...

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Frescobaldi London

Following my namesake and having spent the summer inter-railing around Italy exploring Florence, Venice and Rome, the opening of Frescobaldi, the first standalone restaurant in the UK from the Frescobaldi family was one that I was not going to miss. And despite spending three weeks, exploring every...

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Openings & Launches

Take a Grand Tour with Pennethorne’s

Whether through the pages of David Nicholls latest novel or splashed across our television screens in period dramas, there is no doubt about it, there is penchant for Europe in the air. And whilst Paris, Florence and Rome are not too far away, it is always nice to know that we can find a little...

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The Handbook Meets…Michael Riemenschneider

You know your restaurant is a success when you have to relocate to a bigger venue to meet demand, just as Michael Riemenschneider had to when his restaurant Canvas outgrew its Marylebone home and headed to Chelsea. We caught up with the Swiss-born chef to talk about family recipes, desert island...

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Après-Skate at Fortnum’s Lodge

Forget après-ski, this year it is all about après-skate and Fortnum’s Lodge is the perfect place in which to practice. Based in the west wing of Somerset House, Fortnum’s Lodge will be on guard to provide the people with London with a fun and festive winter retreat- you don’t even...

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Wild and Foraged Menu at Paramount

Yes it might be on the 32nd floor on arguably one of London’s busiest roads, but Paramount is putting its urban setting to one side and focusing on all things rural with their Foraged and Wild menu, which is available until the 24th November. It’s four courses of seasonal produce all sourced...

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Wild and Foraged Menu at Paramount

Yes it might be on the 32nd floor on arguably one of London’s busiest roads, but Paramount is putting its urban setting to one side and focusing on all things rural with their Foraged and Wild menu, which is available until the 24th November. It’s four courses of seasonal produce all sourced...

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Movember Grooming with Young’s

Are any of your loved ones taking part in Movember? Of course, they are-it is now an inaugural event in a man’s calendar and whilst it is obviously fantastic for charity, it is not always as lovely for us girlies. Not a fan of the facial hair that is suddenly always there, comfortably...

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