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Burger and Oyster Bar at Boisdale of Bishopsgate

Boisdale of Bishopsgate has recently opened its doors to their brand new Burger and Oyster Bar. With an utterly decadent menu showcasing dishes of the highest quality, Boisdale’s have taken the usual burger and given it a first class upgrade.   The burger menu offers an array of options starting with the Classic, which includes lemon tarragon mayonnaise, dill pickles and beef tomatoes, adding an extra oomph to your typical burger and bun. The Inferno provides for the more fiery of diners, with smoked tomato, chilli relish and jalapeno peppers. Boisdale also offers Deluxe choices, meaning that maple glazed bacon […]

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Charlotte Street Hotel Launches Summer Hampers

British summertime is now well and truly upon us, with sunny days and overflowing parks now very much the norm in central London. Charlotte Street Hotel located just off Oxford Street has launched the perfect accompaniment to a summer afternoon with a selection of hampers, ideal for an alfresco brunch or picnic. Split into three options, Charlotte Street offers hampers for an array of tastes. The Bloomsbury Hamper features simple British classics, with tuna and watercress and cheddar and tomato sandwiches included in the menu, as well as chocolate tiffin, fruit tart, and macaroons catering for the sweet tooth in […]

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The Alfred Tennyson Rooms launches their new brunch menu

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone loves the weekend, the lie ins, the lazy afternoons spent at the pubs and nights out without worrying about work the next day and of course brunch.  Well now there is a whole new reason to love the weekend staple, as The Alfred Tennyson on Motcomb Street have just launched their new brunch menu. Thoughtfully it runs from 9am until 4pm, meaning that whether you are an early weekend riser or prefer to take things a bit slower, you know you can still indulge and you will definitely want to as the menu […]

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Porters’ Summer Scotch Eggs

Porters English restaurant  in Covent Garden covet Great British cuisine, and are well known for serving a brilliantly diverse menu bursting with English favourites, featuring steak and kidney pies, and home made ice creams. No picnic is complete without them: the humble scotch egg. The quintessentially British classic has been around since 1738, but this summer Porters English restaurant are transforming them with the launch of several new additions, including a venison variation, and smoked haddock creation, and one for the vegetarians, made from lentils and spices. They are of course still serving their traditional sausage scotch egg, and each are of […]

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Summer with Cocktail Masterclasses at Kensington Place

The Notting Hill favourite, Kensington Place Restaurant and Bar has had a bit of a makeover. Serving its British brassiere-style dishes, popular favourites on the menu include freshly caught beer battered fish and chips, lovingly prepared by Head Chef Dan Loftin. Fresh sea food features prominently on the menu, Want to try and recreate the dish at home, or just can’t get enough of the fish? Well fear not everything used in the kitchen is available to buy at the Kensington Place fish shop. Kensington Place are also hosting thier monthly Cocktail Academy. With summer here to stay, have you […]

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Children’s Summer Chocolate Making Class

This summer Kensington Place  have a delicious new way to entertain the young ones during their holidays; a chocolate master class for children, teaching them about how their favourite treats are made, and offering them the chance to create and decorate their own chocolate fish. Julie Rosenberg of renowned Rococo Chocolates will lead the class, which also includes a blindfolded ‘Guess the flavour’ tasting, and a glass of champagne for parents who join in for lunch. Much like chocolate left anywhere near children, spaces on the class won’t last long. Advance booking is essential so get there quick, it’s a shame […]

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Damson & Co – A Great British Deli

Last Week the Handbook went deep into the heart of Soho to Damson and Co, a newly opened Deli and Bakery on Brewer street.  Almost like a “room of requirement”, this great new venue seems to be the answer to every trendy Londoner’s prayers – a winner for breakfast, coffee, lunch, drinks… or anything! Come morning or evening, Damson & Co’s cool rustic interior creates a relaxing environment to escape the hustle and bustle of the city streets. In line with current vogues; this eco-friendly establishment loves its locally sourced ingredients in celebration of all things British. The service was […]

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Damson & Co – A Great British Deli

Last Week the Handbook went deep into the heart of Soho to Damson and Co, a newly opened Deli and Bakery on Brewer street.  Almost like a “room of requirement”, this great new venue seems to be the answer to every trendy Londoner’s prayers – a winner for breakfast, coffee, lunch, drinks… or anything! Come morning or evening, Damson & Co’s cool rustic interior creates a relaxing environment to escape the hustle and bustle of the city streets. In line with current vogues; this eco-friendly establishment loves its locally sourced ingredients in celebration of all things British. The service was […]

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Ben’s Canteen Launch New Dinner Menu

Following the success of their famed brunch and cocktail menu’s, Ben’s Canteen have treated us to an exciting new dinner menu, bursting with a new range of their legendary Big Juicy Burgers; try the Wandsworth Food Bank Burger, a lamb and coriander creation filled with pickled ginger, cucumber and wasabi mayo, guaranteed to keep the taste buds happy. Alternatively, if you feel like a challenge, the monstrous ‘Salad Dodger’ is perfect for you; set yourself up against 2 beef patties, topped with bacon and double cheese! If you’re looking for a lighter option ladies, Ben’s Canteen are also bringing a […]

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Street Feast is back

It’s official, Street Feast is back. You don’t even have to wait as things kick off tonight. For 9 glorious weeks over the summer, Dalston Yard will be host to the pioneering food market every Friday and Saturday. Each week a dazzling mix of street traders and chefs will be cooking up some of the best street food around including Lardo, Quality Chop House,  Breddos Taccos’ famous chilli back shot and Vinne Goute’s octopus curry and parrot fish cakes.   On Saturdays things get started at midday, so if you have spent Friday night at the market enjoying a couple […]

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Kitchenette Summer Pop-Up

Kitchenette is the UK’s first “kitchen incubator”. To those not in the know, they help our most promising and original food entrepreneurs get a foot in the kitchen door!  This summer, they will transform a disused Citroen garage in Islington into a pop up restaurant like no other! Talks, master classes but most importantly mouthwatering delights from London’s most promising start-ups. The events will feature Wong’s, Bunta, Roast restaurant’s Hog Roast, Southern Brunch from ex all-star lanes chef Wyatt Shevloff and where would we be without a chilled prosecco- brought to you by La Piadina Pronta? Yianni Papoutis of MeatLiquor […]

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The Jolly Fine Summer Supper at Fox and Grapes

 What sounds more glorious for a July Sunday evening than ‘The Jolly Fine Summer Supper’? We can’t think of much!  But that is exactly what is happening at the Fox and Grapes in Wimbledon this weekend! The fourth in a series of events at the Fox and Grapes celebrating great foods and wines of the world, the evening will consist of five wines, carefully selected by David Harvey of Raeburn Fine Wines who will also host the evening. Paired with these will be four courses chosen by Claude Bosi, from the Fox and Grapes, Mayfair sister restaurant Hibiscus, and with […]

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