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Carom at Meza: Review

Last week The Handbook broke its attempt at ‘Dry January’, but it was rightly so as we were drinking the gin cocktails at Carom at Meza on Wardour Street.When we arrived on a Thursday night the restaurant was buzzing, clichéd as that word may be it was. It was bustling with...

Openings & Launches

SOULI

Marylebone's George Street welcomes a new 'gourmet-on-the-go' concept by Hella Souli who believes that grabbing a quick bite should be just as 'fine and flavoursome' an experience as sitting down to a formal multi-course meal.Open from 7am for breakfast through to 5pm for...

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Our favourite afternoon teas

In the early nineteenth century it is said that Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford complained of a ‘sinking feeling in the afternoon’, at the time it was common just to eat breakfast and supper, and so she began to snack on sandwiches and little cakes to curb her hunger. On returning to London, Anna...

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Chop Shop: Review

Over in Haymarket the Chop Shop has just launched their new Sunday lunch set menu: a beef rib chop, roast potatoes, side and half a bottle of red wine for £35.We arrived late afternoon to find the restaurant had mellowed after a busy lunch service and there were just few a couples...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Chop Shop: Review

Over in Haymarket the Chop Shop has just launched their new Sunday lunch set menu: a beef rib chop, roast potatoes, side and half a bottle of red wine for £35.We arrived late afternoon to find the restaurant had mellowed after a busy lunch service and there were just few a couples...

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Openings & Launches

Taj Group

Taj Group has rebranded its two London hotels – St. James' Court, A Taj Hotel and Taj 51 Buckingham Gate, Suites and Residences. The hotels will now be promoted within the Group’s portfolio of luxury hotels, resorts and palaces, with the Group also taking sole ownership...

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B – Soho Skinny Pizzas

So today is not just any Monday, it is Blue Monday – apparently the most depressing day of the year and it would just have to fall in January, the most depressing month of the year.  But you know what is sure to cheer you up? Pizza, of course! Especially from the pizza connoisseurs...

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Burns Night

Now for a quick history lesson; regarded as Scotland’s national bard, Robert Burns – or Rabbie as he was known, only lived until he was 37 but in that time his literary accomplishments were great. His poems portrayed his love of Scotland, the beauty of his birthplace Ayrhsire, and his...

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Bumpkin launches super healthy menu

Detoxing and eating the right kinds of food can be a depressing thought when the weather is this miserable and it is dark before you leave for work. But what about if the food was already made for you, and it was being served in one of your favourite South Kensington restaurants? Suddenly seems...

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Brontё inspired afternoon tea at The Gilbert Scott

When you think of the Brontё sisters, you probably think of the bleak moorlands in Wuthering Heights or the plain, but determined Jane Eyre. What might not spring to mind though is afternoon tea, but that is about to change as The Gilbert Scott launches its Brontё inspired afternoon...

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