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Putting the Port in Portobello

If you find yourself in Notting Hill this Christmas and need to rest your weary feet in between the search for that last present for the person you really don’t want to buy for but have to (most likely the neighbours/office secret santa) , then we have the perfect remedy – starting today until Christmas Eve, The Red Lemon pub is hosting its Port and Portobello Bar upstairs in the Blue Room. Decked out in decorations and with a crackling fire it will be open noon -8pm daily and will offer a cosy respite from said shopping/grim weather with port, […]

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Oh My Cod at Randall & Aubin

You are all probably well aware that it is Christmas soon, and that the festive season is almost upon us as you have to check that your ears aren’t playing tricks on you as the first Christmas song starts blaring from supermarket speakers. But did you know that a much more important season is also taking place? I am of course talking about cod season! Well someone that is well aware is iconic seafood restaurant Randall & Aubin who has launched their Oh My Cod menu. Lunchtime visitors can treat themselves to Large Premium In-Shore Cod & Chips with House […]

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Hunting Without the Gathering with York & Albany

Grab your shooting jacket and head to York & Albany’s winter cabin this week, where you will be treated to a hunting lodge complete with wild game and plenty of fun. Set in the cosy courtyard of the restaurant and inspired by the age of hunting grounds of the surrounding Regent’s Park, you will be in for a rural retreat with the added bonus of not having to leave the confines of London. Combine this with outdoor heaters, scented candles and live music and this whole hunting thing suddenly became a whole load more enticing. Tweed, tartan and taxidermy will […]

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Kouzu Review

Kouzu the recently opened Japanese restaurant in Belgravia, is headed in the kitchen by the former founding chef of Zuma, and is truly something special. How special? So special that head chef Kyoichi Kai has carefully selected the all-Japanese kitchen team which feature some of London’s most talented and celebrated Japanese chefs. As soon you walk through the imposing doors to the refurbished bank you are instantly welcomed by the dramatic light feature above your head which illuminates the spiralling staircase to the first floor. The service at a restaurant can really make or break an experience and we were […]

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Frescobaldi London

Following my namesake and having spent the summer inter-railing around Italy exploring Florence, Venice and Rome, the opening of Frescobaldi, the first standalone restaurant in the UK from the Frescobaldi family was one that I was not going to miss. And despite spending three weeks, exploring every nook and cranny of Florence, the closest I got to Tuscany where the food is inspired from, was the wine I had been sampling, so I was looking forward to a taste of it. Whilst most reviewers have described the food at Frescobaldi’s as authentic Italian (which it is), there is much more […]

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Frescobaldi London

Following my namesake and having spent the summer inter-railing around Italy exploring Florence, Venice and Rome, the opening of Frescobaldi, the first standalone restaurant in the UK from the Frescobaldi family was one that I was not going to miss. And despite spending three weeks, exploring every nook and cranny of Florence, the closest I got to Tuscany where the food is inspired from, was the wine I had been sampling, so I was looking forward to a taste of it. Whilst most reviewers have described the food at Frescobaldi’s as authentic Italian (which it is), there is much more […]

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Après-Skate at Fortnum’s Lodge

Forget après-ski, this year it is all about après-skate and Fortnum’s Lodge is the perfect place in which to practice. Based in the west wing of Somerset House, Fortnum’s Lodge will be on guard to provide the people with London with a fun and festive winter retreat- you don’t even have to have tickets for the ice rink to get in on the action, meaning no unwanted falls…at least not from the ice itself- we can’t say the same after a few of their cocktail tipples! Open from 10am until late, The Lodge, is a family friendly restaurant where you […]

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Christabel’s Mad Hatter Brunch

You must have heard about Christabel by now? You know the catering and events genius who also hosts her own supper clubs and brunches? Well now she is heading over to Notting Hill to host her Mad Hatter Brunch at the Little Yellow Door – the pop-up based on a fictional flat share. Taking place on Saturday 29th November (between 1pm-6pm), rather than fall down the rabbit hole like Alice, guests just have to knock on the elusive yellow door, where they will be able to sit down to crispy bacon with maple syrup, scrambled eggs with spicy honey and […]

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Our Guide to… Thanksgiving

On the never ending quest to find something to party about, when the events run dry over here we are happy to look further afield and across the pond, to borrow Thanksgiving from our US neighbours. With delicious food, autumnal decorations and a perfect excuse to have everything pumpkin flavoured, Thanksgiving on the 27th November is the perfect warm-up before the main event of Christmas. We have created our guide of the best Thanksgiving events happening in London. Sports Bar & Grill’s Festive Celebrations Throw yourself into the full spirit of the US by watching live NFL games on the […]

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Our Guide to… Thanksgiving

On the never ending quest to find something to party about, when the events run dry over here we are happy to look further afield and across the pond, to borrow Thanksgiving from our US neighbours. With delicious food, autumnal decorations and a perfect excuse to have everything pumpkin flavoured, Thanksgiving on the 27th November is the perfect warm-up before the main event of Christmas. We have created our guide of the best Thanksgiving events happening in London. Sports Bar & Grill’s Festive Celebrations Throw yourself into the full spirit of the US by watching live NFL games on the […]

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The Handbook’s Guide to… The Top Brunch Spots

The best part of any weekend is brunch. Be it munching on Eggs Florentine, or sipping on Bloody Mary’s whilst nursing your hangover and discussing the night before, the weekend is not complete without one of these stupendous affairs. But with so many brunch menus to choose from, how do you distinguish the eggs from the bacon? Never fear, as usual The Handbook is here to help with a list of top favourite brunch hang outs.  Aqua Shard Brunch over at Aqua Shard is a lavish affair, with the dizzying heights this isn’t one for those suffering from the night […]

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Scandinavia Comes to The Bluebird

What do Ikea, ABBA and The Bluebird all have in common? No not great music, fantastic furniture and delicious food (although they all have these too) but Scandinavia. Now we know that The Bluebird’s inclusion in this denouncement is a little strange but bear with us because on 24th November, Scandinavia will officially be coming to Chelsea in the shape of The Bluebird’s Scandi Bird pop-up and don’t worry, any ABBA shenanigans will be left at home. The pop-up terrace, which will be transformed into a Nordic inspired haven complete with Christmas trees, twinkling fairy lights and reindeer skins will […]

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