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‘La Grande Bouffe’ at Sardine

Classic French cooking, a strong emphasis on fish and a seasoning of fun. What’s new? you’re asking. Sardine is creating a potential saviour for the worst day of the week by taking on the staples of French cuisine: on the last Monday of every month the restaurant will be celebrating a wonderful ingredient or French occasion. It’s only a slight diversion, but one with a grand feast as the final destination. Embracing ambition and creativity, chef Alex Jackson and co. will be kicking ‘La Grande Bouffe’ off with none other than the Bouillabaisse. To lay on the most grandiose of […]

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London’s Finest Chocolatier Opens

The establishing of R Chocolate London is much like the tempering of chocolate itself. The pristine, evocative marble slab represents the location and premises where R Chocolate will stand. Situated on the iconic Ebury Street in Belgravia, the chocolatier and patisserie will rub shoulders with world-renowned luxury brands. The provocative pouring of the chocolate of course is symbolic of the indulgence and opulence of what is going to take place inside those four walls. R Chocolate is the brainchild of self-confessed chocaholic Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, producer Jessica de Rothschild and successful entrepreneur Ben Elliot. And it is with one […]

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What To Do This Weekend: 23rd-25th September

The weekend is in sight! You just have two days to get through and then you can walk out that door on Friday evening, straight into a weekend packed with cocktails, bottomless brunches, culture (we’ve got two art events and an exhibition this weekend) and classic dining. Oh weekend we’ve missed you!

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Bars and Brunches at Smith & Wollensky

Bars and brunches, two of our favourite things. An evening at the former inevitably leads to the requirement of the latter and now both can be found at Smith & Wollensky as they have just launched their new bar and are set to launch their new brunch this weekend. Found on the lower ground floor of the restaurant, the Adelphi bar will be open from 5pm throughout the week and on Saturday, which means if you only have time for a cocktail or a pre-theatre bite then you can still pew up a stool at the bar. There’s a 40 […]

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Wyld Tea Launches at Dandelyan

If summer is all about alfresco drinking and picnics, then autumn marks the return of afternoons spent having tea and we’ll be adding the Wyld Tea at Dandelyan (the award-winning bar at Mondrian London) to our repertoire this year. Launching on the 29th September, the tea, which is the first tea to be served at the hotel, will be inspired by botanical influences (seen in Tom Dixon’s design of the bar) and the 70s (a nod to the original Platner designed Sea Containers building). Whether it’s going to feature glacé cherries and vol au vents we can’t confirm, but we’re […]

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The Alfred Tennyson’s Bottomless Brunch

In 1895 writer Guy Beringer made a plea, a very important plea, one that would change our lives and shape our weekends. Writing in Hunter’s Weekly he wrote a piece called ‘Brunch: A Plea’ suggesting that come Sunday morning those who are rather hungover don’t want breakfast, nor do they want to wait for the heavy post church lunch. Instead he suggested a lighter meal served around noon, that would start with tea or coffee. Fast forward 121 years and brunch is very much at the centre of our lives (well it is here at The Handbook HQ), we’re either talking […]

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Beastie Boys and Girls Game Dinner

Beastie Boys is getting a PC 21st century makeover: introducing Beastie Boys & Girls. Nope, the band isn’t preparing for a comeback tour, Beastie Boys & Girls is a feasting dinner, taking place at Bethnal Green’s Paradise Garage, sister restaurant to The Dairy, The Manor and Counter Culture in Clapham. The ‘beastie’ element of the dinner comes in the form of the ‘beast’ (animal) being celebrated through nose to tail cooking, or beak to claw seeing as this time around is a celebration of game. Seasonal British cooking is at the core of The Dairy Group so Head Chef Simon […]

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La Parisienne Style Experiences by Sofitel St James

Luxury accompanied by bliss and coated with decadence. That’s the only way to describe the La Parisienne Style Services Sofitel London St James has unveiled in honour of its French heritage, coinciding with the La Parisienne photography exhibition – a collection of 32 photographs of some of the world’s most glamorous and iconic women from the 1950s to the present day, displayed in the hotel until November and accessible by guests and non-guests, free of charge. Alongside the exhibition (which will go on to tour Sofitel hotels around the world) the hotel has created a collection of stylish, Parisian inspired experiences in partnership […]

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Icelandic Sense-ation Dinners at Texture

With so much happening in the London food scene, it can often be difficult to find something unique, something different and something that’s going to leave you feeling a little amazed. We think we’ve found it though, in the form of the Sense-ation Dinners taking place at Michelin-starred restaurant Texture next month. The series of dinners are in association with Promote Iceland and Blue Lagoon and transform the private dining room into a little slice of Iceland. It was all very Narnia meets Game of Thrones esque. The walls are lined floor to ceiling with live moss, Icelandic trees and […]

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Gaucho’s Divine Bovine Goes Global

Cows; aesthetically displeasing, ponderous beasts that will never be described by such terms as ‘captivating’ or ‘fascinating’ but by God they taste great, and if there’s one establishment that knows it, it’s Gaucho. In celebration of the fine cut Gaucho are taking their annual Divine Bovine event global for one night only. This is a night that will pay homage to the finest of Argentine Aberdeen Angus beef, the delivery of which Gaucho fervently commit. Taking place at their newly refurbished Piccadilly restaurant with interiors inspired by the visually striking Ombu (enormous trees prevalent in Argentina) guests will be on […]

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The Best September Pop-Ups and Supper Clubs

After a summer spent sipping Aperol on tropical themed rooftops and kicking back in deckchairs on urban beaches we don’t blame you if you feel a little sad about summer nearly being over. We do. But even if the calendar doesn’t read June, July or August, if there’s one thing we know about London it’s that pop-ups reign supreme, whatever the weather and whatever the season. There are a whole load of residencies, takeovers and one-offs ready to be added to your calendar so prepare to fill September with gin cocktails, chocolate masterclasses, crisp sarnies (yes, really) and a gruesome Roald […]

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Michelin-Starred Indian Street Food

There are equal places in our hearts for both street food and fine dining – sometimes only a ridiculously melty gourmet cheese toastie will do, and other times we just need a little more refinement. But what if a Michelin-starred chef tackled street food? Would it be as satisfying as the kerbside version? Critically acclaimed Mayfair restaurant Benares is introducing a street food inspired menu of five small plates but rather than burgers and bao buns, think chicken tikka crispy naan and pickled prawn with crispy rice pani puri – this is Indian street food. Each dish is inspired by […]

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