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Bombay Palace Returns

With a whole host of awards under its belt, if you’re after Indian food then Bombay Palace definitely needs to be on your list. Having opened back in 1981, the restaurant has recently undergone a remodelling and is now opening its doors once more.  You’ll now find a lounge and bar, as well as a private dining area with space for up to 45 diners; it’s smart with crisp white tablecloths, large artworks and shimmering pendant lights. Award-winning Harjeet Singh carries on as head chef and he certainly knows a thing or two when it comes to Indian cuisine having […]

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Dickie Fitz’s Aussie Supper Club

Kangaroos, octopus , kingfish… just some of the ingredients you can try at Dickie Fitz as they launch their autumn supper club series. After their summer supper club series received a whirlwind of success, the Pacific inspired restaurant is continuing its journey down under to celebrate its produce and drink. Executive chef Matt Robinson will take you down a culinary road opening your eyes to the tastes of Oz, from Queensland to Coffin Bay. Among the dishes available in the series will be munchkin sweet BBQ prawns from the Spencer Gulf; 150+ day grained fed Angus sirloin beef and wild […]

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Cook For Syria With Clerkenwell Boy

When turning your mind to Syria, it’s easy to forget against the backdrop of destruction and devastation that buried among the rubble is a culture. To celebrate just an aspect of that which is so close to being lost, Instagrammer Clerkenwell Boy, NEXTGen London, SUITCASE Magazine and Gemma Bell PR have lined up a host of top chefs and restaurateurs to create and serve dishes inspired by Syrian cuisine all in aid of Unicef’s Children of Syria fund. Brunswick House, Caravan, Chick’n’Sours and The Diary are among the restaurants involved whilst Fergus Henderson, Nuno Mendes, Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi, José […]

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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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Oktoberfest Comes To The Frog

Walk around the streets of Shoreditch this Autumn and you’re going to feel like you’re further east (and a little bit further south) than you actually are. Munich to be precise. Oktoberfest is being celebrated all over the city and despite the last minute, unforeseen cancellation of the 2015 London festivities at Tobacco Dock, 2016 is looking brighter. The renowned German festival is coming to The Frog E1 in a collage of big bratwurst, giant pretzels and beer-filled steins; all the iconic elements that bring warmth and comfort to a crisp, dark evening. Pioneering the three-week long celebrations is Head Chef, Adam Handling, […]

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Sofitel Launch Wine Days

In London there’s no such thing as a dedicated ‘wine day’ – with a glass on Monday evening to celebrate getting through the day, a wine-fuelled Tuesday night ‘meeting’ with a colleague and once you get to Wednesday there is no need for justification. Sofitel London St James is launching Sofitel Wine Days, a curated collection of wine cocktails which is running from 21st September to 31st October.  Available in the intimate St James Bar and the sophisticated The Balcon restaurant, the cocktails will feature French wines in celebration of the French wine harvest and will include the likes of […]

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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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The Hanging Gardens of Kyoto High Above Regent Street

Think of Japan and one of the first things that springs to mind is probably the cherry blossom and maple trees that flood the landscape with colour each year, that is after your thoughts have turned to sushi, weird gadgets, Harajuku and Hello Kitty everything. Take your botanical mind frame one step further and somehow you’ll end up with aqua kyoto’s new installation, the Hanging Gardens of Kyoto, a traditional Japanese garden that has been created throughout the bar, restaurant and terrace of the West End venue. Award-winning London florists Rebel Rebel (read our interview with them here) have taken […]

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7 Days of Vodka at Gaucho

Vodka often isn’t considered too much of a civilised drink, more like the failsafe on a night out to give you a really good time but Gaucho are going to change that with their 7 day celebration of the King of Spirits. Beginning on Thursday 8th September, steak supremos Gaucho will welcome ultimate gin brands including Grey Goose and Belvedere across 7 of their restaurants for one-off tastings and masterclasses – it’s the third year of their ‘7 Days’ events, following on from American whiskey last year and gin in 2014. The 2016 vodka series kicks off in Manchester on […]

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