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The Bingham’s Mystery Menu

So you want to go out for dinner, you choose a restaurant, book a table and peruse the menu so you know exactly what you want to order beforehand. Well it’s time to think again, throw caution to the wind and live on the edge, because The Bingham have created a mystery menu where you have no idea what you might be served, how many courses there are, and what you might drink. With The Handbook being risk takers (although with chef, Mark Jarvis at the helm you know it’s going to be good) we signed up and headed over […]

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Yauatcha’s Secret Menu

What did you do to celebrate your 10th birthday: pool party, laser quest, disco where you got to stay up until 10pm (you crazy party animal, you)? Well it’s time to say Happy 10th Birthday to Yauatcha one of London’s most loved dim sum restaurants and they are celebrating in style, no bouncy castles here. The celebrations are centred on four of its iconic offerings, the Chinese Kitchen, teahouse, patisserie and wine and cocktails. Starting from the September 1st they will be offering different secret off the menu items each week -can’t choose which week to go? Easy go to […]

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Rick Stein To Open New Restaurant

A trip to Cornwall isn’t complete without a trip to Rick Stein’s empire aka Padstow, whether it’s his fish and chips, bakery, seafood school, restaurant, bistro, café, one of his 5 places to stay or four shops (see why we say empire?) but now Londoners can sample his cooking without making that long weary journey down south, because Rick Stein has just announced he is opening his first venue outside of Cornwall. ‘And where might this restaurant be opening?’ we hear you ask, well it's Winchester – only an hour from London on the train from Waterloo, hurrah! The concept […]

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Ping Pong Summer Menu

The weather might have put its autumn coat on but forget the weather, summer is not over until at we’ve at least had the August Bank holiday and with that in mind The Handbook checked out Ping Pong’s summer menu. Start with one of the new summer mojitos before ordering, there’s hibiscus, blackberry and Chambord or Longan and Sake.  New dim sum includes the beef and black pepper shu mai (open-topped wonton pastry with asparagus, carrots, marinated beef, topped with fresh black pepper and goji berr) whilst lovers of seafood can indulge in the chinkiang seafood skewers, or the citrus […]

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Film & Fizz at One Aldwych

A new season of cinema and live screened performances, Film and Fizz, is back at One Aldwych where guests can watch an acclaimed film in style with a glass of Champagne Lallier Grand Cru Grand Réserve Brut – the Odeon just won’t cut it after this. Viewers can choose from classics like The Grand Budapest Hotel, Boyhood and Chef in the hotel’s private Screening Room. At Christmas guests can enjoy Festive Film & Fizz during weekends in December, showing holiday classics such as It’s A Wonderful Life, White Christmas, Miracle on 34th Street and Frozen to get you in the […]

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GAIL’s host annual Garden Party

GAIL’s is back for the 9th year, as part of the week-long festivities of Hampstead Restaurant Week that takes place from the 15th-21st September, to celebrate good food and some of Britain’s finest suppliers. GAIL’s, who will be selling their delicious baked goods like French Dark Sourdough, Potato and Rosemary Sourdough loaves, pancakes, and cinnamon buns, will be joined by a host of British suppliers like Chegworth Valley, selling their farm-fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, and Hanson & Lydersen with their Norwegian-style smoked salmon. Guests can also enjoy the offerings of Paxton & Whitfield, one of Britain’s leading cheesemongers; The […]

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Opso: Review

Earlier in the year burger legends Patty & Bun took on the commercial giant McDonalds by opening up opposite the chain’s busiest UK branch. Now it’s the a battle on Paddington Street as new Greek restaurant Opso has opened opposite The Real Greek. Well of course we can’t take sides without having tried both and since we had not yet tried Opso we tootled off to Marylebone to see the fight they were putting up. The concept of Opso is essentially sharing platters or Greek tapas if you will, they call this ‘Social Food’ and it is, until someone hogs […]

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Opso: Review

Earlier in the year burger legends Patty & Bun took on the commercial giant McDonalds by opening up opposite the chain’s busiest UK branch. Now it’s the a battle on Paddington Street as new Greek restaurant Opso has opened opposite The Real Greek. Well of course we can’t take sides without having tried both and since we had not yet tried Opso we tootled off to Marylebone to see the fight they were putting up. The concept of Opso is essentially sharing platters or Greek tapas if you will, they call this ‘Social Food’ and it is, until someone hogs […]

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Harrods Launches Stelle di Stelle

Harrods is known for providing the finer things in life and now they have extended that to their food with the launch of Stelle di Stelle which will see five of Italy’s best restaurants to take up residency in the world famous department store. On the 1st of each month, beginning in September, a Michelin star chef will take over in hosting a residency which will change each month for five months. The top chefs boast 13 Michelin stars between them and will use only the finest seasonal ingredients to offer diners an authentic experience of contemporary Italian cuisine in […]

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Bubble Tea Cafe Opens: Chatime

The English are known for their love of tea and it is time to extend that affection to the Taiwanese offering of the ever popular Bubble Tea. CHATIME on Portobello Road, a great new bubble tea shop, is about to launch 19th August, bringing with it authentic Taiwanese Bubble Tea. Guests will be able to choose from hot and cold teas in a variety of innovative flavours guaranteed to quench your thirst. CHATIME uses only the highest quality ingredients to create a 63 strong menu of fusion flavours ensuring a visit to CHATIME leaves you feeling full of bubbles. www.chatimeuk.com

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