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Hot New Lunch Menu At Scarfes Bar

While we’re embracing that lukewarm transaction between winter and summer Scarfes Bar have been working on a new lunch menu to keep you feeling hot! Head Chef – Palash Mitra – has created some ultimate comfort dishes to put some colour in your cheeks. Mitra uses a range of of local ingredients and also sources fair trade premium spices from a number of growers in India. The lunch menu offers a variety of culinary delights including Memne Chaanp (Lamb Chops with Ginger and Mint) and Aloo Gobhi Mattar (Cauliflower, Marrowfat Peas and Potatoes, Asafoetida and Coriander). Evenings present a mixture […]

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Forget Beer it’s all About Rugby and Wine

So we may have lost the chance of the Grand Slam, but we could still win the Six Nations (just lots of positive thinking and points should do it) and hey we won the Calcutta Cup so there is at least that. All will be decided this weekend when we take on France.  And with their (and our) love of wine what better way to start the afternoon off than with wine tasting? Leave the hordes around the stadium to their pints and join Quintessentially Wine for something a little more refined. They’ve hired the house opposite the stadium and […]

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Create Your Own Menu at Cafe Royal

Have you ever been to a restaurant and wished they had a certain ingredient on the menu? Maybe it is an exotic spice from a far-flung corner of the world, maybe it’s something nostalgic like semolina or perhaps just a little obscure – fried insects anyone? Well now you can with Bring Your Own Ingredients at Café Royal. Diners who are visiting The Ten Room restaurant can have a four –course menu created for them based on four ingredients they bring with them. Maybe you have home-grown tomatoes you want to use, or caught some fish and don’t know what […]

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Open until 22nd November 2019

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and for those who will not get the chance to return home to USA for 28th November and celebrate with family and friends, Gillray’s Steakhouse has prepared a special Thanksgiving offering for you to enjoy in London.

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Greyhound on the Test Restaurant Review

Head chef at the Greyhound on the Test, Alan Haughie, learned his craft as an apprentice under Anton Edelman at the Savoy from 2002-2004 and went on to continue working with him at the Brasserie St Quentin, by Harrods on Brompton Road. After a brief stint abroad he returned to London before finding his calling in Stockbridge, serving great British food from locally produced sources. We happily settled into the cosy and romantically lit restaurant in the Greyhound on the Test, enjoying the rustic surroundings before getting on with ordering our food. The starter of Gazpacho, a dish purposefully served […]

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Truffle Week at M Restaurants

Today is not just a rainy, wet March Monday, (even if that’s what it feels like) rather it is also the start of the Truffle Week at M Restaurants. To celebrate the end of the Périgord truffle season, Head Chef, Jarad McCarrol has created a sumptuous bespoke menu with truffle throughout which they’ll be serving at the Threadneedle street restaurant this week. To start you’ll find pan-fried scallops with truffle and cauliflower puree and truffle butter, before moving on to a main-course that is not for the faint-hearted. It’s M signature Blackmore wagyu D rump with truffle pomme puree, caramelised […]

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Backyard Cinema kicks off Awards Season

Most of us working in the city are busy bees and things can seem to fly past like the latest films and trends (looms bands?) without us noticing, but then London is the land of creative pop ups so step up Backyard Cinema. Feature length films once on your ‘must see’ list are available to see again on the big screen thanks to this high quality, roaming pop-up cinema. This weekend pays homage to Awards Season where award winning blockbusters are screened in cinematic style at Altitude in Milbank Tower. Prepare to feel like an A-list celeb as the red […]

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Gin and Jam Afternoon Tea

If there are two things that London loves then it is afternoon tea and gin, so chances are if you pair them then you are going to be on to a real winner. And it just so happens that Hush in Mayfair are launching their Gin and Jam Tea this weekend – so if you’re fan of tea, gin or need a Mother’s Day present then read on. If you didn’t know Hush has its own brand of gin (fancy eh?) exclusively created by Hush’s own Bar Director, Pedro Solorzano and they’ve curated cocktails that reflect the more unusual flavours […]

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The Berkeley launches new Prêt-à-Portea

Hands up if you’ve been guilty of lusting after designer labels, sneaking into sample sales or getting clothes envy flicking through a magazine? Well if so then we have something sure to tickle your fashion bone,  in celebration of the launch of the Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum this week, the Berkeley Hotel has created it’s very own Prêt-à-Portea; a sumptuous afternoon tea inspired by the godfather of British fashion’s most iconic designs. First up, it’s those ‘armdadillo’ shoes made famous by the likes of Lady Gaga. Tuck in to the fancy footwear which has […]

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Mark Hix to host intimate dining experience

Foodies move quickly, as for one night only, celebrated restauranteur Mark Hix will be hosting an intimate dinner for 12 people with his former colleague Anton Edelmann. Anton was a former inspiration to Mark when they worked together and now they are going to be reunited, nearly 20 years later, to cook and discuss how their cooking has evolved. Those of you already familiar with the London food scene will recognise Mark Hix as the chef behind restaurants such as HIX Oyster & Chop House, HIX Soho and HIX at Browns Hotel to name but a few. Anton Edelmann is […]

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Silent Speed Dating at The Jam Tree

When it comes to dating Londoners should be pros, we’ve had Tinder, Happn, speed dating, dating parties where you smell each other’s t-shirts, dating in the dark and now the latest, silent speed dating. Brought to you by Sshhh Dating the concept is simple, you just have to stay silent.  No small talk, no having to think of quick come backs or witty joke and no terrible pick-up line thank goodness.  Why? Because it’s only when we’re silent that we can see what people are really like and if there is a spark, apparently body language makes up to 55% […]

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The Lambert Arms Review

We all love London with its ability to cater to all people at all times but if there’s one thing it has a shortage of, it’s space, luckily we have the countryside to take care of that. Roaming fields, unintimidating wildlife and the ability to actually see the stars at night, sans pollution galore. But city folk don’t tend do to well in camping situations, with no AC, no memory foam mattresses and no bar, it’s not ideal. Country houses are what it’s about so The Handbook ventured North West to Oxfordshire where The Lambert Arms is located for a […]

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The Lambert Arms Review

We all love London with its ability to cater to all people at all times but if there’s one thing it has a shortage of, it’s space, luckily we have the countryside to take care of that. Roaming fields, unintimidating wildlife and the ability to actually see the stars at night, sans pollution galore. But city folk don’t tend do to well in camping situations, with no AC, no memory foam mattresses and no bar, it’s not ideal. Country houses are what it’s about so The Handbook ventured North West to Oxfordshire where The Lambert Arms is located for a […]

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