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Nathan Outlaw Brings Michelin-Starred Cornish Restaurant to London

Contrary to popular belief there is actually more to Port Isaac than Doc Martin. The Cornish fishing town is also home to the  Michelin-starred Outlaw’s Fish Kitchen and it’s coming to London as part of a series of dinners hosted at the Michelin-starred Outlaw’s at The Capital. On the 21st May, guests can expect dishes of cured brill with anchovies and pea and mint mayonnaise and seasonal St Enodoc asparagus with clams and herb dressing as Head Chef, Tim Barnes, takes over the kitchen. Next up, it will be the turn of The Mariners Public House (Outlaw’s collaboration with Sharp’s Brewery), […]

Things to do Outdoors

Alfresco Secret Garden Returns to Paddington

It may not seem like it, it may seem like we’re in an eternal winter, but one day the sun will shine and one day we won’t have to wear a gazillion layers. When that happens, there is one place we’ll be heading straight to: Pergola Paddington. After over 179,000 of us flocked to secret alfresco terrace last year, it has decided (and rightly so) to return for season two. Set over two levels and with seating for 850, seven comfy day beds, two huge open bars and a line-up of restaurants including DF Mexico, Canard and MAM, it’s set […]


We Review: Cambridge’s New Hotel, Tamburlaine

What: I didn’t get into Cambridge University. I was ill and spluttered my way through the interview, I also said that I thought 1960’s architecture was a mistake, I knew from the professor’s raised eyebrow that was not the right answer…how was I to know at 17 that the building was Grade II listed? For some reason though, just as we seem to cling to all the things that don’t want us, I’m still fan, I still support the light blues in the boat race and when I was invited to stay at Tamburlaine, the city’s latest hotel I, of […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

7 Best Pop-Ups Happening This April

From dinners with Merry Men to beauty pop-ups and journeys to Neverland; this April there are a whole host of fun and unusual pop-ups taking place, to get you out the house and up to mischief. Here is The Handbook’s guide to the 7 best pop-ups for the coming month. Enjoy!

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Openings & Launches

The Restaurant Serving Dog Food To Humans…

Even by hipster East London standards this one’s a bit ruff, but is eating dog food the next big thing? According to The Dog House, Dalston’s latest opening, not only is it the dog’s b*llocks but we’re all going to be chomping down on Pedigree Chum in 2018’s weirdest trend yet. The restaurant, brainchild of brother and sister duo Avril and Fullé Gagg, opens this weekend and, uniquely, the menu is drawn entirely from supermarket pet food labels, each combined with seasonal ingredients guaranteed to get your tail wagging. Split into wet and dry food, the menu is served alongside […]

Openings & Launches

10 of the Best Venues That Opened in March

New restaurant openings just Marched on this month, with an eclectic array of restaurants gracing our streets for the first time. Welcome to them all, here are some of our favourites…

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Vijay’s Lounge: Fitzrovia’s New Speakeasy Bar

Those who have been to Indian restaurant Lokhandwala, will know that it is based on Victorian aristocrat Lady Charlotte, the spurned lover of Vijay Kapur, an insalubrious cad from Bombay. Well now it’s Vijay’s turn to have somewhere dedicated to him as Vijay’s Lounge opens today, a speak easy bar, above the restaurant. A secretive bar where he could run his empire and no doubt hide from Lady Charlotte. Just like Vijay, the bar will be rich, moody and opulent with an impressively stocked bar, striking bronze chandeliers, oil paintings and a silver elephant; come the summer, you’ll be able […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

6 of the Most Decadent Easter Treats

Coming at the end of Lent, Easter is a time of indulgence (whether we stuck to no chocolate or not) and as ever London has stepped up to the mark with some truly outlandish Easter creations – deep fried Crème egg anyone?

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Openings & Launches

Tom Oldroyd to Open New Hackney Restaurant

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Tom Oldroyd’s new restaurant, The Duke of Richmond was set to open in South West London. However, you’d be wrong, it will actually open in Hackney. Having originally opened in 1841, Tom will be restoring the site to its former glory in time for alfresco drinking this summer (it’ll feature a terrace with space for twenty). Divided into a dining room and a pub, the spaces will have their own menus, but they’ll both see seasonal British produce given a strong French accent. In the dining room you’ll find lamb sweetbread and asparagus vol […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Street Food Takeover at Top 5* Hotel

Rumpus Room at Mondrian London is proving that opposites do attract as they bring together two very different sides of London: 5* hotels and street food. Starting next Tuesday, the new monthly takeover series will see different street food vendors serving up innovative dishes at the rooftop bar every Tuesday. First up will be Other Side Fried who have created a bespoke menu which includes O.S.F: fried chicken, brown butter mayo, parmesan, garlic and lettuce and Honey Butter: fried chicken, smoked honey butter, bacon, pickles and lettuce. Taking over in May will be Burger & Beyond and then moving into summer […]

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