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Where To Eat Out In… Fitzrovia

As they say, ‘If the cafe Fitz…’, and in Fitzrovia it surely always does because this pocket of north-of-Oxford-Street has a great selection of restaurants for your delectation. So without further ado, here’s some of the very best…...

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London’s Best Sunday Roasts

If there’s one good thing about the winter months, it’s the warmth of a good roast dinner. There’s no better way of bracing yourself against the cold and the rain. And while no roast will ever be as good as your Mum’s, there are some top quality options in London these days – here are London’s 11 top roast dinners…  

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The Culinary Summer Festival You Need To Feast At

What do the British love about summer? Well, aside from the obvious – ahem, Love Island – there’s also the prospect of a bit of good old fashioned sunshine and the ability to dine al-fresco. And, pandering to the latter is Le Cordon Bleu, as they introduce their first Summer Festival event  on Saturday 29th June, which will see Brits swapping burnt BBQ sausages with a serve of some seriously high-end cooking. Le Cordon Bleu London, founded in Paris all the way back in 1895, is a stickler for culinary prowess, as the largest network of hospitality schools in the world. […]

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Fall Off The Wagon With These London Food Trucks

Food is a glorious thing… so why settle or anything other than the best? Especially when it comes to fuelling your body on your work lunch break. Grabbing a quick bite to eat never felt so easy thanks to the immensely popular food truck. What were once known as the greasy burger vans that...

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The Handbook Meets Chef Nathan Hindmarsh

Existing as a quintessentially British gem sitting snug in Mayfair, The Chesterfield oozes charm, personality and some seriously yummy food. In light of this, we caught up with Head Chef Nathan Hindmarsh, whose aim is to “showcase British cuisine at its finest, tempered with international touches, using only the freshest ingredients of the highest quality.” Having recently launched a plant-based menu to run alongside the Chelsea Flower, Nathan talked me through his use of locally sourced ingredients and plans for the menu. How did you come to work at The Chesterfield? I actually just went through the typical stages. I […]

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The Chelsea Indian Where Everyone’s Your Friend

The mark of a good restaurant must be when the locals chatter away to the staff like they’re old friends, and at Chelsea’s Kahani it practically feels like a school reunion. It’s also a strong indication of the calibre of cooking, and on that basis I think I’ll soon be a regular at this South Indian restaurant. Kahani, is the first solo venture from the former head chef at Michelin-starred Tamarind. Peter Joseph grew up in Tamil Nadu (India’s most southern state) and was inspired to become a chef by his mother’s passion for good food in the home. Kahani […]

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Where To Eat Out In… Richmond

Richmond is so posh that it’s got stags in its garden, gazillionaire Tory Zac Goldsmith is the MP and there’s about three Waitroses per capita. This idyllic London borough is the perfect place to experience London without even having to visit actual London, has more leaves than the...

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Did Gordon Ramsay Just Troll Jamie Oliver?

Within minutes of yesterday’s sad announcement that Jamie Oliver’s restaurant business has unfortunately plunged into administration, another press release quietly did the rounds… Gordon Ramsay is looking for restaurant industry entrepreneurs to come forward for his new show. High-level trolling or not, maybe the Naked Chef should apply? Taking the mantra that ‘if there’s one thing that budding entrepreneurs, cautiously sounding out a new concept, need more than anything else, it’s being yelled at by a TV personality’ to its’ logical conclusion, the new programme is Ramsay’s latest foray into TV and promises to be entertaining, especially for anyone else […]


This Is Not A Swansong: Former Handbooker Emily Heads Into The Sunset

‘But at the laste, as every thing hath ende, She took hir leve’: Geoffrey Chaucer Fact fans, it’s Chaucer who’s thought to have been the source of  the phrase ‘all good things must come to an end’ in his epic poem of Troilus and Criseyde. Just as the poem tells the story of...

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Have You Ever Dreamt Of Having Your Own Food Business?

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a Michael Roux Jr? Do you think Alain Ducasse is old news? Are you certain you can pan-sear salmon better than Rick Stein? You’ve come to the right place! Le Cordon Bleu London, founded in Paris all the way back in 1895, is a stickler for culinary prowess, as the largest network of hospitality schools in the world. Willing you to pursue your foodie dreams, the institution calls for cooks and bakers, beginners through to advanced, to build their careers with the help of various culinary courses. If you’re desperate for that […]

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7 Reasons to Join This Soho Member’s Club

If you’re in the market for a new members club, then listen up, there’s a new kid in town, The Court. Founded by entrepreneur Harry Mead alongside a team of specialists in interior design, food and drink, The Court is ready to do things differently. Here’s why you need to join. The Ethos First of all, this isn’t going to be a club full of debauchery, yes, it’s going to be lively and fun, but they’re not going to let standards slip just because you’ve flashed your cash. Speaking to The Week Portfolio, Mead said ‘we’ll operate a simple “no […]

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