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11 Top Restaurants and Bars That Opened in February

Well if we thought spring was around the corner then February has proved that we are definitely some way off.  If you’ve spent the month not leaving the house in fear of frostbite, then here at The Handbook we’re going to change that and entice you out of your caves. Along with freezing temperatures, this month there have been many new restaurants and bars opening and here is our selection of the top must visits.

Hamilton Inspired Afternoon Tea
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We Review: The Hamilton Inspired Afternoon Tea at The Lanesborough

What? Hamilton, it’s the most talked about musical to hit the West End since the Book of Mormon and right now the hottest ticket in town. I didn’t get tickets, the self-defeatist in me came out and I didn’t even try to go get them (that coupled with the fact that I completely forgot), what I did get though was the chance to go to The Lanesborough for the new Hamilton inspired afternoon tea – the Alexander Hamilton Tea. New? Yes, having launched at the start of the year, it’s a chance for those who got tickets to have a […]

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What Happens Late At Night At The Ivy?

The Ivy, London's iconic restaurant, has launched a series of 'lates'

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West Hampstead’s New Neighbourhood Restaurant

Let’s start Tuesday with a fact, Hām is the Old English word for home. It’s also the name of the new West Hampstead neighbourhood restaurant opening next month by friends Rose Tuckey and David Houten. Head Chef Matt Osborne, (Toasted, The Ledbury, Terroirs, The Other Naughty Piglets and Salon) will be cooking up a menu that champions produce from small British famers and artisan suppliers, as well as reflecting his Australian background. Open for brunch, lunch and dinner, dishes will include crumpets with honeycomb, Westcomb ricotta and pear and Bircher muesli, almonds with Hurdlebrook yoghurt and rhubarb; whilst in the […]

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We Review: Santa Maria Fitzrovia

What? The award-winning pizzeria, that started life off in a teeny tiny site in Ealing, has now made it to the magic number with the launch of their third restaurant, Santa Maria Fitzrovia. New? Brand, spanking, can still smell the paint, new. Following on from a two-week soft launch, they officially opened on Valentine’s Day. Wise move, seeing as for most of us, pizza is our true bae. Where? For their third site they’ve chosen their most central location, New Cavendish Street: Santa Maria, 160 New Cavendish Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 6YR www.santamariapizzeria.com The Look: Taking its inspiration from the Italian […]

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The Grosvenor’s New Restaurant

A taste of the Middle East is coming to The Grosvenor, in the form of Dubai restaurant, Rüya, which will be heading overseas for the first time. Said to be opening on the site of an empty bank building which is adjacent to Corrigan Mayfair, the 100-cover restaurant will have its own entrance and will specialise in dishes from Anatolia. Whilst the menu is yet to be confirmed, we’re expecting to see the likes of spiced black cod with ezme, avocado haydari and crispy sujuk; lahmacun, a dish of spicy lamb vegetables and herbs and 24-hour slow cooked short rib […]

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The Pop-up Where Vegan Isn’t A Dirty Word

Dirty Bones is going vegan! Well, for two nights at least

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Tom Kerridge Weighs In At The Corinthia Hotel

Restaurant heavyweight Tom Kerridge is opening a new restaurant at The Corinthia

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6 Ways That Restaurants Are Helping to Save the Planet

Chucking food away, too many straws and endless coffee cups, we’re all guilty of not making the most of what we already have. Rather than bury our heads in the sand and hope the problem goes away, it’s time for us to all come together to reduce the amount we waste if we want to help the state of our planet. Here are six ways that restaurants are working to save the planet, from loving ugly vegetables to giving you money off your morning flat white.   Cutting Down on Straws According to Eco Cycle, the US gets through 500 […]

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Tom’s Kitchen Set To Reopen

Not long now until Tom's Kitchen re-opens, so here's a sneak preview of what it'll be like

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The UK’s First Ever National Pizza Day

Tomorrow isn’t just Friday, it’s also the first ever National Pizza Day, because if there was ever a particular day to eat pizza it has to be Friday. To celebrate hundreds of pizzerias around the UK and in London have joined forces to create special one-off pizzas, as well as giving diners 30% off pizza! You can check out if your favourite pizza place is taking part here. Big questions asked on the day will include ‘does pineapple ever have a place on pizza’, we say yes, but brothers Thom and James Elliot of Pizza Pilgrims are having a major […]

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Orrery: Marylebone Favourite ReOpens

21st birthdays; a landmark in your life, you can now get into those London clubs that have are only for 21s and over, you can get a flight navigator’s licence if you fancy and if you get a custodial sentence you’ll be going to prison…soz to end on a downer. Or if you’re French restaurant, Orrery, you mark the occasion by reopening with a beautiful new interior and menu. Designed by David D’Almada of Sagrada, inspiration has been taken from the South of France. The dining room will have muted tones of grey blue and lilac; lavender panelling, terracotta clay […]

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