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Paradise Review

It is rarely that you come across a restaurant that delivers whole-heartedly, but luckily for us Paradise by way of Kensal Green is one of those places. From charming and friendly staff to delicious good and varied and creative cocktails, Paradise is a real winner, heck even the décor had us impressed with its shabby, chic design. After having perused many, many a menu seeing a Cherry and Nectarine Salad as a starter was an unexpected surprise which impelled us to try it. It stood its ground as an enjoyable dish with perfectly ripened fruit, baby spinach, peanuts and an […]

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Great Indian Food Feast

Spice up your summer and kick-start your senses with some delicious Indian food at the Great Indian Food Feast at The Dolls House in Hoxton. A gastro adventure brought to you by Urban Rajah, a food writer and pop up guru, you’ll be lucky enough to indulge in 4 courses carefully crafted by the famous Indian chef. Don’t be put off by the industrial looking vibe given off by the old textile factory which houses the Doll’s House, because once inside you will be transported to a truly different world and culture, with sounds and smells like no other you […]

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Aqua Kyoto’s Sunshine Menu

Reports all over newspapers and the Internet are showing that 80% of Britons are deficient in Vitamin D due to a lack of sunlight, which isn’t hard to believe given the rare presence of the sun even during the summer months, and the unpredictability of it gracing us with its presence. The Spectator has actually just published an article focused solely on the importance of Vitamin D, and its plentiful health benefits. Helping you to live longer, keep your bones strong, and reduce your risk of cancer, heart disease and strokes, this definitely gives us all a valid excuse to […]

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London Eye Seasonal Events

Here at The Handbook we're always on the hunt for great party venues. This week we attended the EDF Energy London Eye Hospitality Showcase, a sneak preview of the seasonal hospitality packages for the upcoming year, offering some of the most posh dining and exquisite celebration experiences in London.   At the showcase we took in breathtaking views of the city during the Champagne Reception – a thirty minute rotation in a private capsule on the London Eye enjoyed with flutes of Pommery champagne and a delightful serving of canapés. We then boarded the Barracuda, one of the most stylish cruisers […]

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Where to go on Independence Day

Wouldn't it be good if we could all just up sticks and head to America to celebrate this Friday – it's Independence Day don't you know? Heck we aren't even American but Londoner's love a good reason to party. From eating competitions to craft beer, here is The Handbook's  all-American guide to the best places to go on Independence Day:  Avenue So you think you can eat a lot? As much as on Man Vs. Food? So prove it at Avenue… The new American restaurant are hosting an all-you-can-eat Boston pig butt bun challenge on Friday 4th and Saturday 5th […]

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Brunch Party at The Shed

The Shed in Notting Hill is bringing you something to add to your calendar each Saturday to kick start your weekend: a brand new Brunch party, lasting all afternoon with live music, cocktails and more of their fresh, delicious and seasonal dishes. Drag all your friends out of bed, and bring them along to The Shed to bathe in the glorious weekend sun, which will stream through the open French windows and skylights, making for a perfect start to the weekend. We can’t quite think of a better hangover cure if you had a heavy night out the night before! […]

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It’s all new at Opera Tavern

Enjoy a summer evening of fresh, new and original tapas dishes at Opera Tavern in Covent Garden. Specialising in modern Italian and Spanish-influenced tapas since it’s opening in January 2011, this smart and beautiful bar and restaurant will experience a series of chef takeovers this summer, bringing with them new and exciting dishes for customers to test and enjoy. James Cornwall, Head Chef at Covent Garden’s J Sheekey Oyster Bar, will move into Opera Tavern on the 14th July, which is the perfect opportunity for you to plan an evening of theatre and good food, in whichever order you choose. […]

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The Shisha Parlour at The Lancaster London

Fancy something a bit different to sipping a Cosmo sitting at a bar after work? Lancaster London has launched a Shisha Tent for all to enjoy over the summer, offering a selection of Shisha flavours, from apple and grape, to blueberry, rose and mint.   Sit back and relax in the beautifully patterned sofas, or lounge over the sporadically placed cushions in a variety of exotic colours. The décor of woven rugs and jewelled lanterns encompassed in shisha smoke brings a Moroccan-Arabian atmosphere to what would otherwise be a plain white marquee, and is a very chilled but suave alternative […]

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Simply Fish: Review

Simply Fish – it’s in the name: simple. From the minimal décor of block wooden benches and tables to the concept of the menu – choose the fish, the way you cook it, the sauce and sides. Simply Fish is all about keeping things stripped back and minimal. When we arrived at the Camden branch – the other being in Shoreditch- we were the only ones there, which instantly panicked me, some people get anxiety about small spaces, crowds, spiders, well mine is empty restaurants, I  clam up, don’t know what to say, where to look. After a while though […]

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Simply Fish: Review

Simply Fish – it’s in the name: simple. From the minimal décor of block wooden benches and tables to the concept of the menu – choose the fish, the way you cook it, the sauce and sides. Simply Fish is all about keeping things stripped back and minimal. When we arrived at the Camden branch – the other being in Shoreditch- we were the only ones there, which instantly panicked me, some people get anxiety about small spaces, crowds, spiders, well mine is empty restaurants, I  clam up, don’t know what to say, where to look. After a while though […]

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The Cubitt House Ploughman’s Tasting

Try something different from the table of the The Cubitt House at the The Ploughman's Tasting. On Tuesday, 24th June from 6-8 pm, sample a sophisticated selection of homemade produce including their house-cured meats and "Cubitt Whey" cheese paired with a specially brewed ale.  This special event is situated in the The Loft at The Pantechnicon Rooms, a public house and dining room named after the reputable 1830’s landmark building located on Motcomb Street. Additionally they now serve a weekend brunch with a menu full of delectable dishes and cocktails.  £30 pounds per person. Bookings are required.    www.cubitthouse.co.uk

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Midsummer Nights’ Feasts

Celebrate the 450th anniversary of Sir William Shakespeare's birth at a festive Midsummer Nights’ Feast. The Montagu restaurant at Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill on Portman Square,  provides an extraordinary experience that will transport you back to the times of one of the most prized poets. A series of Shakespearean evenings filled with feasting and theatrics begins with the “Love’s Labour’s Won," a clever cocktail created by the Churchill Bar & Terrace team. The tasty tipple is a blend of nettle infused malmsey, Clouded Yellow wheat beer mead and Bushmill’s Irish whisky that's served in a silver tankard with a guinea fowl feather quill garnish. […]

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