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Panettone and Gelato at Vico

Think Christmas foods you think turkey, sprouts, mince pie, Christmas puddings – one of the best but perhaps one of the most underrated? The panettone. It’s sweet, it’s light, it tastes just like Christmas – it’s everything you could want. So, chef-owner Jacob Kenedy (VICO, Bocca di Lupo and Gelupo) is making the humble panettone the star attraction at Vico with his ‘Panettone, Gelato and Winter Warmer Bar’ – which you can also read as ‘Decadence overload, bring your eating pants’ because – trust us, this is one is pure comfort food. There are four puddings to choose from. Keep […]

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Homeslice’s New Year’s Day Slice & Spritz Party

New Years Day always tends to live in the shadow of New Years Eve. Perhaps for good reason though, since the majority of us are usually nursing debilitating hangovers… The start of 2017 doesn’t have to be this way! Homeslice, loved purveyors of those 20 inch pizzas, are running their Slice & Spritz Party at their Shoreditch branch on 1st January. Whereas normally only a few pizzas on their menu are available by the slice if there’s a flavour you fancy you’d have to go the whole hog, but not this time! Homeslice are beginning 2017 generously as all their pizzas […]

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Join Frank & Dean’s New Year Party… For Free

Near Year’s Eve in London should always come with a warning that you may end up stuck in Waterloo station as the clock strikes 12 (yes, I’ve been there). But if 2017 is the year of civilised celebrations then what better way to spend it than close enough to see the fireworks but far enough away that you don’t have to spend all day on the 31st reserving your spot? Enter Smith & Wollensky, and their Frank and Dean’s New Year’s Eve party; 3-courses, flowing Champagne, live music and fireworks – a winning combination. Music is courtesy of an 8-piece band, […]

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Chai Ki’s Festive Recovery Brunch

When it comes to the festive season, we all find ourselves reaching for that extra mince pie, or that extra slab of cheese or that extra glass of wine…yep, it’s a common tendency to indulge, or should we say overindulge at the end of the year. While the indulgence is excusable (or so we keep telling ourselves), we can understand if you crave a break from it. Lucky for you, Indian restaurant Chai Ki are serving up a recovery brunch; using vitamin/antioxidant-packed ingredients, the new menu does exactly what it says on the tin. Try the curry leaf turmeric scrambled eggs […]

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When The Nutcracker Met The Sugar Plum Fairy

Now while we’re all anticipating a visit from a certain Father Christmas, we are neglecting someone special…a rather sweet lady. Of course we speak of the Sugar Plum Fairy but while we haven’t been in touch recently she’s been off sprinkling her magic over at London Hilton on Park Lane, specifically over their afternoon tea. The quintessential English classic has been given a Nutcracker make-over with the likes of an iced soldier biscuit, snowman macaron with coconut and white chocolate, and a cupcake turned into a Christmas tree with pistachio and raspberry flavoured icing. The special sweets are joined by […]

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Vauxhall’s Alpine Winter Village

Christmas is now only 19 sleeps away and you know what that means… only 19 more chances to visit the thousands of winter pop-ups that it feels like London has welcomed this year. If your skiing holiday is not until the new year, or you’re actually just about the après, then you’ll want to be heading to Val de Vauxhall instead of Val d’Isere. Everything you’d expect of a winter pop-up can be found at Vauxhall Winter Village, from roasted chestnuts, churros and egg nog to a cable car photo booth and retro ski wear rental so you can look the part as […]

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Festive Afternoon Tea at Cutter & Squidge

There’s always room for an indulgent afternoon tea, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than to treat yourself to a festive afternoon tea at Cutter & Squidge. You can expect finger sandwiches filled with cranberry and stuffing, or Boxing Day turkey, you’ve got scones, festively flavoured, think cranberry and mature cheddar. But a Cutter & Squidge afternoon tea wouldn’t be so without their famous biskies and dream cakes – their Christmas offering will give you a dulce de leche and chocolate pearl biskie and a pistachio and raspberry lollibag dream cake. There’re traditional offerings, such as […]

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14 December Pop-Ups and Supper Clubs

Ah, December, the month where you can eat enough for a small family and not feel guilty. As the city transforms into a winter wonderland, we bring you the best pop ups, from dumplings to film clubs, December has everything you could want.

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The Winter Garden at Four Seasons

Steal yourself away from the hustle and bustle of London this winter and hide away in Four Seasons’ Winter Garden. The hotel’s floral designer Rosalind Ackerley has designed the Hennessey inspired garden; decorated with cyclamen, sarcococca, blue pine trees, sparkling white birch twigs and twinkling lights, you definitely won’t be needing a filter for that Instagram photo. The sheepskin rugs, blankets and lanterns add to the cosy factor of the heated Hennessy Lodges, where you can enjoy a range of Hennessy winter cocktails and hearty wintry food. Try a Hennessy-infused Tonino Lamborghini hot chocolate or a Hennessy X.O riviera cocktail […]

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23 Restaurants and Bars That Opened in November

The London restaurant scene isn’t slowing down towards the end of the year… unlike the rest of us. November saw The Handbook cover a whopping 23 new restaurant and bar openings – everything from the first ‘department store of dining’, Kitty Hawk, to New York’s critically acclaimed 2 Michelin-star restaurant, Aquavit, given a more relaxed feel in St James’s Market. If your month has been as busy as the restaurants below then you may have missed a few, so let us guide you through all the new places you need to know about. Timmy Green Independent Aussie group have opened up their […]

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