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The Ned Has Launched An All You Can Eat Sushi Brunch

Already known for its Sunday feast, The Ned is the go-to place when you want to spend the day indulging your inner glutton or curing your Saturday night induced hangover. Before this weekend the only decision you had to make was how much can you feasibly consume without your clothes becoming uncomfortably tight. Now, however, their Asian- Pacific restaurant, Kaia, is throwing its hat into the ring as they launch their all you can eat sushi brunch. Taking place every Sunday between 11:30am and 4pm the brunch really is all you can eat. We can testify to that. It’s two […]

Health & Wellness

Everything You Need To Know About CBD Oil

The year 2019 has already seen various proliferations where food is concerned; ‘bleeding’ vegan burgers, crossushi and orange wine being just three of many. It’s wholly apparent that we’re moving in a new direction with CBD leading the way. But what exactly is it? Well, aside from being a $1 billion dollar business already, CBD (an abbreviation for cannabidiol) is a cannabis product that won’t get you high, but the “it” drug has gained quite the rep, most notably due to more recent legalisations of marijuana – holla Canada! CBD is found in cannabis, alongside other chemical compounds, and the oil […]

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Eat Like A Pig at Mei Ume

Okay, so we’re not saying that you need to stuff your face like a pig, nor are we saying it’s time to ditch the cutlery and go at it snout first, although you can. We are, of course, talking about the Year of the Pig, and if you’re celebrating Chinese New Year, then today is the day (or, indeed, five days). Marking the start of spring and a time of new beginnings, it’s the longest Chinese holiday and also so-happens to be Tony Truong, Head Chef of Mei Ume at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square’s, favourite time […]

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Open until 22nd November 2019

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and for those who will not get the chance to return home to USA for 28th November and celebrate with family and friends, Gillray’s Steakhouse has prepared a special Thanksgiving offering for you to enjoy in London.

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Where To Eat Out In… Chelsea

Chelsea, either one of London’s smartest addresses, or a slightly naff women’s name: you decide. But when it comes to dining out, there’s no shortage of fantastic eateries, from Sloane Square to the kink in the King’s Road down by World’s End, there’s always an option. Welcome to the Royal Borough’s finest… Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea South Kensington (0.6 miles) From the moment it opened, Tom’s Kitchen has been an undisputed king of the Chelsea jungle. The low-key atmosphere will immediately put you at ease as you size up the cocktails (try the Chelsea Fizz, you’ll thank me) before heading to […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Who Ate It Best: New York Vs. London

When I made the decision to venture across the pond, I knew that major lifestyle changes would need to take place. I was quick to trade my heavy parka in for a rain slicker, abandon my gridlike sense of direction as I soon learned that there is no such thing as “uptown and downtown” here, and...

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Recreate This Raw Spicy Thai Green Papaya Salad

It’s a little chilly outside, the sun isn’t pushing through the clouds and woolly jumpers have become a constant in our lives. Yet this doesn’t mean we can’t invest our time in creating light and healthy dishes more associated with hotter climes. This raw spicy that green papaya salad comes as a result of writer and yogi, Julie Montagu’s, trip to Amatara Wellness Resort in Thailand. The salad itself contains an abundance of ingredients that pack a healthy punch, and the pumpkin seed garnish gives it an extra nutritious boost! Also, if spicy isn’t really your thing then you can always make this […]

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Openings & Launches

Set Sail In This Sleek Floating Glass Restaurant

Londoners are always on a quest to make dining more of an experience. We’ve mastered excellent restaurants and now we need more. We can dine 100 feet above London, we can immerse ourselves in different worlds, we can eat underground in former WCs (better than it sounds) and now we can ditch dry land and eat whilst floating down the Thames in a glass boat aptly named Glass Room. It’s Bateaux London’s brand-new boat and it’s quite a sight to see. Whilst walking over Waterloo Bridge the other night it slowly glided below me, a giant glass room with twinkling […]

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Escape The Cold At These 24 Snug Places

Brrrrrrrr, right? Our ancestors were out battling wooly mammoths in worse conditions than this, and yet here we are, cowering under a duvet and clutching a hot water bottle. But taking a leaf out of our caveman predecessors’ book (or thumb painting or whatever the correct analogy would be), what we really crave right now is a place to cosy up and escape this unfair weather and  a huge fireplace wouldn’t go amiss either. All we can say is we’re never complaining again when Britain receives a well deserved heatwave! So unleash your inner neanderthal and head to one of these […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Dine 100ft In The Sky

Ever get tired of spending hours on end looking online for a great place to eat, with a menu and stunning scenery to match? So do we – sometimes it seems impossible to find a restaurant that ticks all three boxes when it comes to dining out in London. Well, good news; London’s most exhilarating dining experience, a pop-up suspended 100 feet from the ground offering breakfast, lunch, dinner and (Champagne Taittinger flights), has returned – and we’re feeling all sorts of vertigo! As the name suggests, guests who dare take up a seat at the infamous London In The Sky table will […]

Openings & Launches

The 12 Snazziest Openings This January

Another year, another dollar. Or at least it will be for these sublime new resto offerings throwing their doors open at the same time as we throw away dry January for another year. Yes, it’s 2019, and it’s time to create new food trends, new menus and new must-eats, and helping us to do...

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

New Year, New Tea: China Tang Launches Its 1st Afternoon Tea

As the new year gets underway it brings with it resolutions, diets (started and given up on) and the whole ‘new year, new me’ optimism. We, however, prefer the line ‘new year, new tea’. One, because it is one of our favourite things and two, the first new afternoon tea of the year has arrived and this time it’s The Dorchester first off the mark with the rolling pin. Yes, Mayfair stalwart, The Dorchester, is launching another afternoon tea to run alongside its tea at The Promenade, except this time they are paying homage to the later owner Sir David […]

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Openings & Launches

86 Of The Best New Restaurants

As Virgina Woolf once rightly said: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well,” something we here at The Handbook can totally vouch for! And if you are a Handbooker then you’ll know that we love nothing more than food, glorious food. Which is why, each month, we dig deep to bring you a listical of all the brand spanking new openings across the capital. And, as the year comes to a close, it’s time to cast our minds back to all of the locations that have totally wow-ed us, and will continue to […]

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