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Eat Like The Queen at Quaglino’s

You may or may not have heard that recently the Queen celebrated her 90th birthday. A pretty impressive feat regardless, but given her manic schedule and high-pressure job it’s all the more impressive she’s still up and about as much as she is after over 60 years on the job. Since the Queen is in the public eye a lot people seem to think they know about many aspects of her life, but do you know the first restaurant she ate at following her coronation? In case the title of this article hasn’t given it away, the answer is Quaglino’s. To […]

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Bites & Bones Launches at Bluebird

Brunch is a great option no matter what but it’s especially useful after a night out when you’re feeling a bit rough – and ruff. Of course you need your friend there, but we don’t mean any friend, we mean man’s best friend , as this spring, popular Chelsea restaurant, Bluebird is launching ‘Bites and Bones’, a three-course canine brunch every day from 12pm featuring treats that will have your pup wagging his tail with delight. This means you can take your doggy friend with out for healthy and nutritious dishes whilst you dine on some human treats from the […]

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New Season Supper Club

If you haven’t been to a supperclub yet this year then you are missing out. 2016’s take on the pop-up, there’s something exciting about dining with strangers (and potential new friends) sampling more creative food than you could expect in a restaurant. But if the thought of dinner in a complete strangers dining room is a little too much to handle for your first supper club experience, make a compromise and try a supper club… in a restaurant. Chef of the moment, Cat Ashton is continuing with her series of in-demand supper clubs at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, […]

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9 of London’s Best ‘Free From’ Restaurants

Gone are the days where those amongst us who were lactose intolerant, coeliac or allergic to nuts had to miss out on half the menu. Now whatever you can or can’t eat is catered for in London, which is one of the reasons why our food scenes is the best in the world -we like to think so!  Given that this week is Allergy Awareness Week (yes really…), here are 9 of the best ‘free from’ restaurants and menus that London has to offer.

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The Savoy Launches Spring Afternoon Tea

Being young is overrated these days, it’s all about longevity: we have the Queen turning 90, a celebration of 400 years of Shakespeare and The Savoy serving afternoon teas for over 125 years. Their latest tea is their new offering for spring which sees two iconic British greats come together to reflect the ever-so-slightly warmer months. The sandwiches for the new afternoon tea will include options like coronation chicken on olive bread and Scottish smoked salmon with lemon infused crème fresh on malted bread plus of course, scones with jam and clotted cream, because what’s a tea without scones? The Savoy’s […]

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The Best of British: This Week’s Patriotic Celebrations

As you’re well aware by now, this year marks Her Majesty The Queen’s 90th birthday – a seriously impressive milestone even before you consider her action-packed schedule. With St George’s Day on Saturday 23rd April and Queen Elizabeth’s birthday 2 days before (the 21st) we have rounded up the most patriotic offerings in London so you can eat, drink and sleep like royalty.

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London’s First Ever Falafel Festival

How has it taken this long for one of our favourite foods to have a whole festival dedicated to it? We’ve seen coffee festivals, wine festivals, garlic festivals (Isle of Wight), chilli festivals (Dorset) and a real life sausage festival – thank you, Lincolnshire – but now it’s time for the humble falafel to shine. Hosted by the rather unglamorous sounding Global Pulse Confederation along with the guy behind London Pizza Festival and BurgerMonday, London Falafel Festival is coming to Borough Market on Sunday 1st May and you get to have your say. Four competitors are flying over especially for […]

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How to Live Like a Local in: Peckham

It’s been up-and-coming forever, but it’s true: Peckham is a great place to live. A lively restaurant scene, plenty of unique and quirky bars, and a community-focused high-street full of independent shops give Peckham a real buzz. Despite growing popularity, Peckham has managed to keep its individuality, which is good news for locals and visitors alike. But since Peckham is low-key, you might not know about the very best places to eat, drink and be merry. Here’s our definitive list, revealing how the locals do it in Peckham.

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Winemaker Dinners at The Covent Garden Hotel

Habitually bluffing your way through restaurant wine menus? That’s OK, most people just make it up as they go along, but here is your chance to get to know your wines; the different grapes, varietals and vintages. Here’s a question for you: What is the difference between a sweet and fruity wine? If you have just answered ‘there is no difference’ (as most people do), then sorry to say it but you’re wrong. We’ll throw you a bone: Dry wine can taste sweet, but it’s not; that’s what winemakers called fruity. Get it? If not, here is the event for […]

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7 Top Oyster Bars

They say you shouldn’t eat oysters in months without an ‘r’, which means that April is your last chance until September to feast on these delicacies. Of course, modern farming means that you can actually eat oysters all year round but in spirit of the saying we’ve rounded up some of our favourite places to get oysters in London.

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Rockstar Treatment at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Chances are, if you’re in London you’re after a culture fix. Unless of course you call London home in which case culture is probably just part of your weekly routine – a gig here, exhibition there, you get the idea. Whilst we at The Handbook whole heartedly believe that dining out counts as a form of culture, be it a must-try restaurant or cult street food truck, it fills your cultural appetite as well as the physical, leaving you with something to talk about, share with your friends and post on social media, in much the same way as a […]

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A taste of Brazil in Stoke Newington

Think Brazil and you probably think Olympics, nuts, football, beauty treatments (sorry but it’s true) and the carnival, what you probably don’t think about is Stoke Newington. Stoke Newington…Brazil…Brazil…Stoke Newington, the two don’t really go together. Or so you think – because you are actually wrong. How? Because this month Stoke Newington restaurant Victory Mansion is launching their new Chef Vs Food monthly pop ups where a world class chef takes on a different cuisine, cooking up a four course feast for a rather tasty £35. Kicking things off will be Ramael Scully, co-author and executive chef of Ottolenghi’s best-selling […]

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