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FISHBone Pop – Up Review

Over in Notting Hill, Kensington Place have just launched a new two- month pop up – #FISHBone and never wanting to miss out, The Handbook braved the wind and rain to check it out. Unlike the rest of the restaurant, the pop up (which is in a little room at the back) is much more stripped back and informal, dark blue tones and candles teamed with neon signs and long trestle tables to give an atmosphere of part American diner and part nautical restaurant.  The menu is simple, a few main dishes, a couple of smaller extras and sides – […]

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Sassafras’ New Orleans Weekender

We think Mark Twain put it best when he said ‘New Orleans food is as delicious as the less criminal forms of sin’, so make sure to get sinful at Dalston Pond which Sassafras has transformed to bring the indominatable spirit of New Orleans all the way to London. Kicking off on Thursday 20th with a photography exhibition of New Orleans and Louisiana since the 70s, the weekend will follow on until the Sunday where there will be supper clubs, an open bar and New Orleans music until the early hours. In a location that is less fuss and more […]

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Valentine’s at The Imperial

As a new addition to Chelsea’s King’s Road, new restaurant The Imperial is looking to impress us all with an array of Valentine’s Day specials this 14th. Housed in a sleek Victorian building it has pulled out all the stops in an attempt to woo you with fresh, locally sourced ingredients with a distinctly aphrodisiac feel about them. Created by talented chef Tom Hope, start your evening with plump Kent & Essex oysters served with shallot vinegar, lemon & Tabasco. Afterwards get torn between smoked venision berries, red quinoa, toasted seeds and wild herbs or duck breast and heart, parsnip […]

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Juice Menu Launches At CookBook Cafe

Maintain the stamina on your January detox  with the new juice selection at The CookBook Cafe of InterContinental Hotel Park Lane. Designed specially by Elizabeth Peyton Jones author of 'Eat Yourself Young', the range is a way to enjoy some healthy, great tasting drinks guilt free. With special powers to detox, invigorate and revive the juices will reflect Peyton-Jones’ philosophy that the way you eat is key to the way you look and feel.  The menu includes a Energy Jolt juice with pineapple and ginger to wake you up and a Vitamin Shot juice with carrot and apple to blast […]

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Brontё inspired afternoon tea Review

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than having tea at the glorious Gilbert Scott? Without a doubt it is one of my favourite buildings in London: the grandeur, the faded Victorian glamour (it opened in the 1870s) and the rich colours so it only seemed right that we took a little trip there on Sunday to indulge in the Brontё inspired afternoon tea. Available until the 12th February the tea has been devised by General Manager and chef, Chantelle Nicholson and cult artist and creator of Visitoriana, Charlotte Cory and is a traditional Yorkshire Victorian tea which focuses […]

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Lanes of London Review

Lanes of London on Park Lane is like a new best friend who you feel like you have known for years. Or that is what The Handbook thought when we went down to check it out this week. Despite it being a new restaurant, it didn’t have any of that shiny- new brightness where the paint looks almost sterile or hospital like; rather it felt homely and at ease with itself. With low lighting, grand ceilings, vintage mirrors, high wing back chairs and an air of a member’s club there is none of the stuffiness, the cocktails were served in […]

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Lanes of London Review

Lanes of London on Park Lane is like a new best friend who you feel like you have known for years. Or that is what The Handbook thought when we went down to check it out this week. Despite it being a new restaurant, it didn’t have any of that shiny- new brightness where the paint looks almost sterile or hospital like; rather it felt homely and at ease with itself. With low lighting, grand ceilings, vintage mirrors, high wing back chairs and an air of a member’s club there is none of the stuffiness, the cocktails were served in […]

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An Evening of Rugby and Gastronomy at The Langham

Whether you’re a rugby fan or you just have a penchant for men who can pull off a pair of  shorts (don’t we all?),  The Langham is hosting a dinner and drinks reception with some of England and Wales’ most famous names. Before England and Wales meet to play at Twickenham on Sunday 9th March, players such as Phil Vickery, Brian Moore and Welsh stars Scott Quinnell and Robert Jones will lay their memories of the pitch bare to fans over dinner and drinks at The Langham.  If the mention of rugby players has sparked your interest, start your evening […]

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Hawker House Indoor Market Extends Its Run

Love Food? Love Drink? Love Music? So do we!  So all that’s left to do is pack up, get together and head down for all three at The Hawker House Indoor Market. Who’s with us? Due to its immense popularity the Hawker Market has extended its original run for a further ten weeks allowing its Singapore street food inspired setting to bring even more joy to Londoners. Hurrah! Housed in a old factory sandwiched between Broadway Market and Hackney Road the menus at the eating emporium are constantly changing. With Fundi Pizza’s wood fired treats, The Grilling Greek’s halloumi souvlaki or Vinn Goute’s curried […]

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Roman Emperor night to launch at Bunga Bunga

To help banish the January blues, Battersea based bar, restaurant and karaoke venue Bunga Bunga have devised a new night with a distinctly Roman twist.  Every Thursday from the 30th January this month, guests could be in with the chance to be elected Emperor over the party and people. Toga not compulsory but the chosen one will be lavished with privileges throughout the night in typical Emperor fashion.  To be in with a chance of the title, party goers will be asked to photograph themselves wearing Bunga Bunga’s new limited edition caps and after uploading to facebook or twitter with the hastag #IAMTHEEMPEROR […]

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