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Granger & Co Comes to Clerkenwell

After the success of the Notting Hill branch, Bill Granger is back with his second Granger & Co restaurant and this time he has chosen Clerkenwell to be the next home of his all-day eatery. The menu features a little bit of this and little bit of that, taking inspiration from right across the globe, which is why you’ll find dishes inspired by the cuisine of Hawaii, Sydney, Italy and Japan. But whilst the smorgasbord of dishes and ingredients may have different origins, what you will notice is that it is wonderfully healthy!   You’ll find cold-pressed juices,  salads including tea-smoked […]

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Uyen Luu Cooking Masterclass

For one day only, celebrity chef and author, Uyen Luu, will be visiting our favourite Guildford cooking school, the Abinger Cookery School to teach guests how to master Vietnamese specialities. Budding chefs and South East Asia food enthusiasts will learn how to make delicious treats like Braised Pork Belly with Coconut & Cider, Stir Fried Morning Glory, Beef Pho and Banana Fritters. The course takes place 28th May from 10-4.30pm and will cost £165 per person. www.abingercookeryschool.com

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Auction Against Hunger

Auction Against Hunger is the wittily named charity event, held on the 22nd May, which will aim to raise money and awareness for the charity, Action Against Hunger. The evening will see celebrity chef and TV personality, Gizzi Erskine, host the event which will feature an exclusive raffle, live music and entertainment.  Guests will be welcomed into the Dalston Yard, home of the popular Street feast, where they will be able to sample the delicious food on offer from top chefs including Nuno Mendes, Pascal Aussignac, Francesco Mazzei and Neil Rankin, who will be serving some of their specialities amongst […]

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The Castle in Tooting Broadway

Popping down to your local pub for a pint takes on a whole new meaning at The Castle in Tooting Broadway, which is unrecognisable after a dramatic refurbishment. Forget the dingy lighting, worn seats and grandma’s garish carpets and make way for a new kind of pub that oozes cool sophistication. Despite being one of Tooting’s oldest pubs, The Castle boasts a vibrant atmosphere with an array of places to enjoy a drink or a bite to eat including an Orangery, stylish garden, pergola and bookable ‘mini castles’. It is not just the building that has undergone a makeover; the […]

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Brixton Night Market

What are you up to next weekend? You know the Bank Holiday weekend, where there are three wonderful days off and no work on Monday, still making plans? Well here is one for you, the Brixton Night Market is set to return on the evenings of Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th May. The community project was created to support both local traders and street traders and showcase the best street food and foodies’ on the London circuit.  Last month’s event was filled with culinary delights from across the globe taking in Basque treats from Donastia Social Club to mouth-watering Korean from […]

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Kensington Place: Review

Having opened back in 1987, Kensington Place, is one of Notting Hill’s most loved restaurants serving up British brasserie-style food with a strong focus on seafood and fish; all the fish comes from the aptly named Fish Shop which is an extension of the restaurant so you know it’s going to be super fresh.  Having visited their pop-up earlier in the year, The Handbook thought it was high time we went back to the main restaurant. The restaurant itself has a nautical hints throughout and is light and airy with large floor to ceiling windows,  a bar at one end […]

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Kensington Place: Review

Having opened back in 1987, Kensington Place, is one of Notting Hill’s most loved restaurants serving up British brasserie-style food with a strong focus on seafood and fish; all the fish comes from the aptly named Fish Shop which is an extension of the restaurant so you know it’s going to be super fresh.  Having visited their pop-up earlier in the year, The Handbook thought it was high time we went back to the main restaurant. The restaurant itself has a nautical hints throughout and is light and airy with large floor to ceiling windows,  a bar at one end […]

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Melrose and Morgan Pop-Up in Selfridges

London’s favourite grocer, Melrose and Morgan have jumped ship and launched a pop-up in Selfridges, until the end of August. With their favourite classic sandwiches on offer, such as the Pulled Pork with Greenslaw and Chilli jam, or the Leek, Lemon and Feta Savoury tart, there is plenty of choice to have your mouth watering. Or how about a simple ‘Scone in a box’ where you can take away afternoon tea, two mini fruit scones with afternoon jam and clotted cream. Be sure to not miss this exquisite pop up, it’s the perfect summer accompaniment, and a perfect way to […]

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The Gin Garden Launches at The Gun

This summer is going to be gintastic! The Docklands’ historic gastropub, The Gun, has transformed its outdoor sundeck into a beautiful gin garden, overlooking the Thames and the O2. It is the perfect summer event space as it is decked out with deck chairs, astro turf and a herb garden which provides the freshest of garnishes, in order to enjoy the essence of the Mediterranean in London. Groups from 30 up to 250 people can now book the space to bring summer sunshine to whichever event they are hosting, be it a birthday celebration with friends, to entertaining clients for […]

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Vivo: Review

Sometimes it is best to keep things simple. Sometimes you just want good food without the fuss and that is exactly what Vivo are doing over in Islington. So The Handbook headed to the all-day café and bakery to try out the Italian food. We wanted to sit on the roof terrace, a hidden space at the back which would have been beautiful had the sun been shining but the strong winds and chill in the air meant that we settled for downstairs; the upside being that we didn’t have to grapple with our trays of food up the stairs, […]

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Werewolf Opens Its Doors

Setting a new standard for nightlife in the West End, Werewolf has just opened its doors, transforming the former jazz spot, Pigalle, known for its historic performances from The Beatles and Frank Sinatra, into a wild and exotic top nightlife hot spot. With the design aspect featuring quirky 80’s design and classical art deco architecture, retaining some of the infamous features of the original building, the designers have encapsulated the soul of the venue perfectly. With homage to cult 80’s films throughout, mixed with art and culture features, the nightclub illuminates a new vibe to others already out there, and […]

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The Churchill Bar Summer Terrace

Ever dreamt of holidaying in the South of France but can never find the time to get away? Look no further than the elegant Churchill Bar, which has been transformed into a Provençal idyll to celebrate the summer season on the 1st of June, set to make you feel as though you have been instantly transported to that idyllic place with its alfresco space in the heart of London. A terrace has been designed to completely relax and surround you with the scent of fresh herbs and citrus fruits whilst the wonderful British sun beams down on you. The bar […]

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