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Edible Garden Afternoon Tea

Luxury hotel, InterContinental London Westminster, has combined two English pleasures, the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and afternoon tea to create an ‘Edible Garden’ themed Afternoon Tea. Laurent-Perrier is also getting in on the action as guests can enjoy free-flowing champagne as they relax in the comfortable and glamorous surroundings of the InterContinental. The tea begins with savoury options including an avocado whipped mini-shot, tricky to get out of the glass but worth the effort, and a goat’s cheese and tomato canape with cheddar shortbread that melts in your mouth. Everything on the menu maintains the RHS Chelsea Flower Show including […]

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Assado; the new Goan-Portuguese Restaurant

Opened in March 2014, Assado is the new Goan-Portuguese restaurant based a short walk away from Waterloo station. Perfectly positioned on the commuter route, Assado is ideal for a quick, easy and tasty meal on your lunch break. Offering a fresh selection of sandwichs and deli favourites, on a variety of breads, and a wide selection of delicious and unusual ready meals, just waiting to be heated up in the office or at home, such as a Pulled Pork Assado or a Lamb Xacutti with Garlic Rice, it couldn't be more varied. So whether you are wanting an unusual Venison Poker meal or […]

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Sloane Square Poppy Pop Up

We’re in for a blooming marvelous treat this May as The Botanist and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show have joined forces to host a poppy themed pop up in the middle of Sloane Square in order to support the Royal British Legion as it’s the centenary year for WW1 A Chelsea favourite, the bar and restaurant will be running its Joseph Perrier sponsored Champagne and Oyster Poppy-Up Bar from Tuesday the 20th May until Saturday the 24th May, where you can enjoy a chilled glass of their delicious Joseph Perrier Champagne, or maybe a bottle of Brut Cuvée Royale (I’ve just taken the price out as we don’t tend to mention […]

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Brick Lane ArtCube Pop Up

A new PopArtCube will open between the 2nd and the 5th of May, hosting a unique dinner, exhibition and fair in the heart of London’s East End; Brick Lane, to launch the official ArtCube which will be opening up later this summer. Start with a candle lit dinner in a warehouse on the 2nd of May, where 30 of London’s top student talents will be showcased, it’s all aimed towards London’s creative young crowd. Alongside dinner there will also be live performances from Azari & III, followed by an exclusive after party at Casa Negra. Over the course of the three day weekend, there will be arts and crafts fair, workshops, live art and music […]

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Brixton Night Market

The concept of a night market is definitely not new to London, around for a while these little hubs of twilight activity have been keeping our bellies and cupboards full for years. However, with Brixton Night Market, Londoners can expect a little bit of a twist. As a Community Interest Company, the project aims to allow new traders into this highly competitive market scene, resulting in refreshing diversity and maybe a few unexpected treats. As a bonus, customers can relish that warm sense of well-being, knowing the fantastic effect biting into a Fundi Pizza or spending that little bit too […]

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Bodo’s Schloss Summer Restaurant

Bodo’s Schloss, our skiing home away from the slopes, has some news which we’re going to shout from the metaphorical ski mountains, this summer they are launching a new separate dedicated restaurant area. Yup that’s right, Head Chef Jordan Sempler, has created a menu with lighter dishes for summer including Crab, Orange and Shaved Fennel Salad with Toasted Sesame Seeds and a Green Herb Dressing, and Asparagus, Pea and Mascarpone Risotto with Basil and Aged Parmesan. Oh those picnics you’ve had on the Alps – recreate the feeling, just minus the snow and skis…with their picnic hampers which are available […]

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Top 5 Terraces in London

Whether rain or shine there’s nothing we love more than sitting outside, heated by the rare sighted summer sun or by toasty heating lamps in the cooler months. The Handbook took on the arduous task of checking out London’s top terraces. Paradise by way of Kensal Green This gastro pub has a quirky interior which originally held a terrace but due to the tragic weather we endure in the UK it was converted into a conservatory so it could be enjoyed all year round. In the summer months the sun will fill this pretty space with light where guests can enjoy the […]

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Top 5 Terraces in London

Whether rain or shine there’s nothing we love more than sitting outside, heated by the rare sighted summer sun or by toasty heating lamps in the cooler months. The Handbook took on the arduous task of checking out London’s top terraces. Paradise by way of Kensal Green This gastro pub has a quirky interior which originally held a terrace but due to the tragic weather we endure in the UK it was converted into a conservatory so it could be enjoyed all year round. In the summer months the sun will fill this pretty space with light where guests can enjoy the […]

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Live Below The Line Pop-Up

How much do you spend on food each day? £2.50 for coffee – because who can really get to 10am without caffeine? £5 on lunch easily – the thought of food is the only way to get you through the morning, and then come 4pm comes the craving for sugar.  So how about if we told you that you could only live on £1 a day for all food and drink for 5 days? Hard isn’t it? Well that’s exactly what the Global Poverty Project are encouraging you to do with Live Below The Line; to raise vital funds to […]

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London Cabaret Club Pop Up

Things are about to get a tad more glamorous at the popular London hotspot, The Collection. How, you ask?! With an explosion of sequins, tantalising food and music, that’s how! The London Cabaret Club is hosting a month long pop up, beginning in May, which will feature entertainment celebrating the very best of British. The pop up will be a full sensory experience from the food, which will be a specially prepared menu of the UK’s most beloved dishes, to the entertainment which will include celebrity guests appearances – Prince Harry perhaps?? Bit of a long shot but you never […]

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Diptyque Easter at 1 Lombard Street

We love a good Easter Egg as much as the next person but we definitely won't be saying no to Diptyque goodie bag filled with fragrant treats instead! 1 Lombard Street is collaborating with the high end fragance collection so that guests can enjoy a 2 or 3 course set menu in the restaurant’s brasserie before ending the night with a goodie bag.  They are on a first come first serve basis though so be quick in booking your place.  Warm, inviting and topped off with a stunning centre piece dome by architect Pietro Agostini, the brasserie is perfect for Easter celebrations, […]

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Head Chef Tommy Boland Joins Almeida

The seasons are changing and we have embraced it with welcoming pasty arms; in the spirit of change, London restaurant Almeida, has also had a change but in their case it took place in the kitchen. Tommy Boland will be the new head chef, bringing with him his experience from the kitchens at The Square, Le Cinq in Paris and Tom Aikens.  He has created an ingredient led menu which will offer simple British food with French influences. Think Pan Fried Sea Bream with farfalle, clams and sea vegetable for mains and Chocolate and Jaffa Pave, Orange Sorbet, Muscavado Crumble […]

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