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Annabel and Emily Lui prove to be the ultimate sister dream team as they prepare for the opening of their second dreamy bakery, Cutter & Squidge, at The Royal Exchange. The pair joined forces and succeeded in carrying out their true childhood passion of owning a bakery together.
Openings & Launches

Pretty Sweet! A New Peggy Porschen And Cutter & Squidge To Open

Baked cakes and biskies and brownies oh my! With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you are going to want to check out the newest sweet treats in town. Whether you are surprising your significant other with a fondue kit for two or splurging on an array of cupcakes to eat at home with the girls, Cutter & Squidge and Peggy Porschen’s little sister venue are two hot spots that are opening just in time for the season of love. Annabel and Emily Lui prove to be the ultimate sister dream team as they prepare for the opening of their […]

Reviews

We Review: Lucy Watson’s Restaurant Tell Your Friends

What: Remember Lucy Watson from Made in Chelsea? The former reality star with a Marmite personality is a passionate vegan and foodie who has written her own vegan cookbooks and owns a popular restaurant with her sister, fellow vegan and former MIC star, Tiffany Watson. New? Tell Your Friends opened in May 2018, which seemed like a natural progression for Lucy after her successful cookbooks, and whose father is the executive chairman of the successful City Pub Company. Where? For a show called Made in “Chelsea” you’d be surprised at how much of the filming takes place in the surrounding […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bouji Booths, Our Favourite Spots For Booth Eating

Here’s my issue with almost every restaurant… One person gets the comfy cushiony seat, while the other gets a crappy chair. While you’re squirming on bare wood, your guest luxuriates on 10 inches of leather and goose-down. There are two solutions to this, edge slightly ahead of...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Secret Game Of Thrones Event You Need To Know About

Winter isn’t coming. Why? Because judging by the baltic climates, sea of red cheeks and promises of (Jon) snow, it’s already darn well here. What is coming however is dinner, and a very special one at that as The Vaults play host to a Game of Thrones parody dinner. So, if you’re sitting comfortably then I shall Brienne… It’s dinner time at the marriage of Jaffery Bearathon and Margarine (the daughter of the noble Trywell family) and you lucky lads and lasses are invited along to delve into a feast that, we hope, won’t be a recreation of the Red […]

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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 […]

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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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Cheese Terrace That Comes With A Private Fondue Waiter

If you’re as fond-ue of cheese as we are then this will be a brie-lliant chance to gorge-onzola yourself. In other words, you gouda check it out… Le Pont de la Tour, the French Thames-side restaurant by Tower Bridge (clue’s in le nom), have launched a new cheese room and it comes with its own private fondue waiter. The intimate dining experience takes place throughout January in one of their posh sheds overlooking the Thames and the hut comes with the ultimate fondue feast. Take up to three friends and enjoy a three course menu with Champagne. The menu, starting […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Here’s Our V-day Things-To-Do

You’re on a Valentine’s day date with your other half. Big decisions lie ahead. Do you trust your heart, or your gut? Well if the decision is what to order in one of these restaurants, you certainly choose your gut because it’s going to be right. As for your heart? Well, who cares...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

UPDATED! Burns Baby Burns! Burns’ Night Restos That Are Offally Good

‘Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!’, yes Wordsworth and Shakespeare might not have days named after them, but Scotland’s greatest wordsmith does and it’s coming up. Like a sort of Scottish version of Chinese New Year, Burns’...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

In Case You Missed It

In a world where we’ve gone from plugging ethernet cables into modems to fire up computers the size of rooms, to the news that the iPhone XR is now ready to pre-order, it’s often difficult to remain on top of this ever-spinning world. What’s more, we love to offload all of the foodie news we can find onto you, our fond following of Handbookers, so we’re not surprised if the news we share ends up at the bottom of a very large restaurant-related pile. So here are some of the things you might’ve missed along the way, from halloumi brunching to […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where The Magic Happens: 5 Spellbinding Restaurants

Say Ava Cadavra to boring meals spent discussing Brexit or lamenting your lack of love life (hint, maybe it’s because you’re spending your meals discussing Brxit?). No, like ketchup, what most meals really need is a magician… So here’s a list we just magic-ed up, in case...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The 7 Cannabis Joints Giving Us The Munchies

Recently there has been various proliferations where food is concerned; ‘bleeding’ vegan burgers, crossushi and orange wine being just three of many. However now, it seems we’re moving in a new direction with CBD leading the way. But what exactly is it? Well, aside from being a $1...

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