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The Search For Young Chef Of The Year Is On

Just when you thought that chefs were getting ever younger and younger (the UK’s youngest Michelin Starred chefs were born in the late ’90s, there’s probably yoghurt in my fridge that’s older than that), they go and remind you of your advancing years by running the Young Chef of the Year Award. And if that wasn’t galling enough, this year they’ve named it a Brexit special! Young is loosely translated as ‘under 30’, pleasing at least half The Handbook office, at least, and the nominations are now open to any of them to submit a four-course menu that costs under £45 per […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Land’s End: The Super Yacht That Floats Our Boat

When it comes to London we’re oh so accustomed to eclectic eateries in far-flung spaces, and Sunborn London certainly nuzzled into the latter. The Land’s End restaurant, housed on a dazzling moored ship located in Royal Victoria Dock, comes equipped with romantic city views, with Emirates Air Line cable car, Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena etched into the sultry skyline. Entry into the venue itself is somewhat spy-like; journeying into an elevator from an unsuspecting doorway takes you up to a reception area that boasts a centrepiece chandelier and curling carpeted stairways. The floating sanctuary, despite being spellbinding, was […]

Where To Eat In

Where To Eat Out In… Mayfair

The swanky suburb that is Mayfair is absolutely brimming with decadent and moreish eateries, making our job a tricky one when it came to handpicking some of the best. Alas, we’ve put our taste buds to the test and listed down the following… bon appétit!   Bentley’s Oyster Bar & Grill This British delight sees guests dining amongst red leather seats, marble topped bars and oysters, oysters, oysters! Oysters, as one of, if not the, aphrodisiac of the moment are rich in attendance at this marvellous eatery and sit as the main food to be enjoyed once inside. However, equally as […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

47 Openings You Need On Your Restaurant Radar

Whatever your amuse-bouche may be on the restaurant front, here’s a round up of seriously slick new restaurants opening this year …

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My London: Chef Manish Mehrotra’s Favourite Restaurants

As Corporate Chef for the Indian Accent group which has restaurants in New Delhi, New York and London, Manish Mehrotra divides his time between the three locations, developing seasonally changing menus executed to the highest standards. Each city has its own unique identity and exciting food scene, and here Manish has recommended his top two restaurants from each city. The China Kitchen The China Kitchen in New Delhi  is the best known restaurant for dumplings, and my favourite place to catch up with friends over an authentic Chinese meal in Delhi. Over the years they have maintained their authenticity in the […]

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Prepare To Go Wild, Honey

We’re wild about this new restaurant opening, as just when we thought we’d seen the poignant end of an era with the closure of Wild Honey in Mayfair – after a whopping 12 years – Chef Anthony Demetre has announced Wild Honey will be opening in a brand new location; the former site of The Balcon restaurant at a new site at Sofitel London St James.   Wild Honey will see an evolution of the food and style of its predecessor, with Head Chef Simon Woodrow collaborating with Anthony. The menu will continue its French-based contemporary, seasonal cooking methods with a […]

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Fatt Pundit: The Soho Restaurant Taking Over Insta Feeds

Soho’s Berwick Street is a treasure trove of creative and eclectic eateries, positioned just a wander away from the main drag of Oxford Circus, paved with a sea of shopping bag swingers making their way to their first G&T of the day. I, on the other, was fending through the masses to grab a seat at Fatt Pundit, a restaurant that has overwhelmed my social channels with its success since its March opening. The restaurant, which intertwines the flavours of India and China in its dishes (named Hakka), is positioned amongst others, fairly inconspicuously, and entry sees you whirled straight […]

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Openings & Launches

All Of The Amazing April Openings

Lettuce celebrate, it’s April and there are loads of new kid on the block restaurants to have a gander at! The abundance of new spots are making our hearts beet faster because we’re just so eggcited. From Dougy Robertson’s uber green Embr Kitchen, to a cafe opened by fashion house Prada, there’s a restaurant matcha made in heaven for everyone. And, if you donut understand anything we’ve just said then gouda luck reading the rest… Embr Kitchen Embr Kitchen, the brainchild of chef Dougy Robertson, who champions sustainability and ethically sourced dishes, brought his farms to fork concept to London this […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Are These The Best Steaks In London?

If tonight’s the night you’re looking for something succulent to put in your mouth and get your juices flowing, then have we got a line-up to suit? London has some of the world’s best steak restaurants, so here’s a selection of our absolute favourites.  

Rooftops and Terraces

Casa de Cuba Terrace, Jamaican Me Crazy!

Living among busy commuters, especially around the hustle and bustle of Oxford Circus, it’s not every day that we can enjoy soaking in the Cuban sun from across the other side of the globe. However, this is due to change, at least for the next few summer months. The Churchill Bar is transforming its award-winning terrace into a Cuban paradise so you too can step into Sir Winston Churchill’s adventurous shoes and enjoy a Cuban haven a little closer to home. From May 15th, The Churchill Bar unlocks its launch of ‘Casa de Cuba’ along with their transformed seasonal summer […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

‘Tis The (Asparagus) Season!

‘Tis the season! It seems to come earlier each year, you’re walking through the supermarket and suddenly you hear those familiar jingles over the tannoy. Walk down the street and peer through the windows as families gather for the annual delight of decorating the asparagus tree; the shops are chock-a-block with asparagus themed gifts and trinkets and every TV show seems to be an asparagus season special. You put the telly on at 3pm and there’s Queen: ‘My husband and I, have funny smelling piss’. Yes, merry asparagus season each and every one of you. Here’s where to celebrate asparagus […]

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Reviews

That’s The Spirit(land): The Restaurant Music Lovers Need To Try

A trip to Spiritland was like watching a movie of the making of The Beatles. Lennon, McCartney, Ringo and Starr are seated at a table in their early days bearing mop tops and notepads eagerly scribbling down lyrics to what would later become Ain’t She Sweet! The restaurant, which resides in the 180-seater space that was previously Canteen at the Royal Festival Hall is essentially a dining experience inside a recording studio; another concept from the quirky heads behind  Spiritland in King’s Cross, with its studio and café, and its Headphone Bar in Mayfair. The latest venture opened in February and […]

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