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Christopher’s celebrates Independence Day

American dining room and Martini bar, Christopher’s, Covent Garden are celebrating Independence Day with a whole week of indulgent American cuisine, that would make our friends across the pond proud and we think a little jealous. Created by Head Chef, Francis Agyepong the menu, which is available from the 1st -9th July, features dishes such as BBQ pulled pork tortilla, apple slaw and avocado relish, Missouri – rubbed prime USDA rump steak, Maine lobster and cobb salad and the wonderfully sounding maple whipped sweet potato. But that is not all, in the Martini bar they will also be serving up […]

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Poco Café summer BBQ and Tanqueray cocktails terrace

Manicomio Chelsea is spreading out into Duke of York’s Square with new summer BBQ and Tanqueray cocktails terrace, The Poco Café and head chef, Tom Salt, has put together a great list of BBQ dishes for alfresco dining. Options include Swordfish with rocket, daterino tomatoes and Cornish black bream with panzanella, Don Manicomio burger with apple and gorgonzola, Banham freerange chicken spiedino and Wye Valley asparagus, parmesan and lemon. The cocktail list features five drinks with a distinct Italian feel, including Tanqueray Negroni – a Tanqueray, bittersweet Campari and Martini Rosso, served short over ice with an orange slice and […]

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45 Park Lane ‘Serves’ up Wimbledon

As Dorchester Collection’s new 45 Park Lane hotel launches a special tennis dining in its Media Room, you won’t have to be on the courts to catch the action. From 24th June – 7th July guests will be able to choose a delicious ‘Wimbledon Menu’ prepared by Executive Chef David McIntyre, all enjoyed with the Wimbledon tournaments showing on large Bang & Olufsen flat screens. Whether you’re the tennis type or prefer strawberries and cream, this Wimbledon-style menu is simply a treat. From Lobster Club Sandwiches to Wagyu Burgers, Vanilla & Tonka Bean  Panna Cotta and Strawberry Gelato “Baked Alaska”, […]

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Get Naked at Gourmet Burger Kitchen

As summer approaches and the bikini bods are being revealed, people are becoming more health conscious about the food they’re eating with winter stodge being replaced by light summer bites and Gourmet Burger Kitchen is no different. They have come up with the ‘naked burger’ – a burger sans the carb filled bun, simple right? They offer the option of adding GBK coleslaw with Grilled corn on the cob or a Simple Green Salad at only 50p extra. When The Handbook popped down to GBK, Notting Hill we indulged in a bunless burger in the form of the Avocado, bacon […]

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Obika Mozzarella Masterclasses at Taste of London

Obikà will be holding two masterclasses for all Mozzarella appreciator, where guests can explore the time honoured traditions of creating the world’s finest Bufala Campana DOP to Stracciatella di Burrata. Once guests have been fully engrossed in the creation of Obikà’s Mozzarellas, they will be able to savour and taste the deliciously creamy buffalo outcome alongside a selection of antipasto and cured meats pared with Feudi di San Gregorio wine.  The second masterclass is all about pairing your Mozzarella with the perfect Aperitivo. Guests can select from a range of delicate Paestum, deliciously creamy Burrata, or the naturally smoked Affumicata, to […]

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Dhruv Baker at The Jam Tree Summer Supper Club

It’s an Indian Summer at The Jam Tree Clapham on 19th June, when Masterchef 2010 winner Dhruv Baker will take on the Summer Supper Club challenge. Cooking for fifty guests in the Jam Tree garden, expect Dhruv to whip up a three-course Indian feast worthy of any raj. Expect welcome cocktails and delicious pickled cauliflower bhajias, marinated Guinea Fowl, spiced tandoori rump of lamb with black dal and cumin potatoes. A dessert of mango, rum and pistachio syllabub will finish the meal on a sweet note. Formerly a salesman, Dhruv Baker rose to culinary heights through creativity, skill and a […]

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Bibigo Review

We featured Bibigo when it launched back in September last year but have only just gotten round to a proper visit. First impressions? LOTS of Oriental diners which boded extremely well and at 7.30pm on a Friday night the place was heaving with a cool fashion forward crowd (hello super limited edition Kenzo sweater to my left). The menu is as hip and healthy looking as the clientele. We started with a couple of the small dishes to share – Sweet & spicy rice cake (with sweet potatoes and okra glazes with chilli sauce) so much better than a bread […]

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Roaring 20s Afternoon Tea at Season

“I’m going to call up Daisy tomorrow and invite her over here to tea.” It’s the moment where Daisy and Great Gatsby first set eyes on each other after several years, afternoon tea at Nick Carraway’s house. And so with London celebrating Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the infamous book it seems only proper that there is at least one afternoon tea honouring this both poignant, and humorous moment in the book. Step in Harvey Nichols and Season at the Fifth Floor with their opulent ‘Roaring 20s Afternoon Tea’. Gatsby sends flowers to decorate Nick’s house, and whilst his were over […]

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Roaring 20s Afternoon Tea at Season

“I’m going to call up Daisy tomorrow and invite her over here to tea.” It’s the moment where Daisy and Great Gatsby first set eyes on each other after several years, afternoon tea at Nick Carraway’s house. And so with London celebrating Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the infamous book it seems only proper that there is at least one afternoon tea honouring this both poignant, and humorous moment in the book. Step in Harvey Nichols and Season at the Fifth Floor with their opulent ‘Roaring 20s Afternoon Tea’. Gatsby sends flowers to decorate Nick’s house, and whilst his were over […]

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Head Over To Alice’s House

The Alice House in Queens Park is an upmarket pub that is helping to shed the old fashioned image of dingy, derelict pubs where no one under the age of 30 dare enter. It sits on the corner of Salusbury Road a mere 5 minute drive from its sister pub, The Alice House in West Hampstead. Inside are various sofas and dining areas to relax with a spider like mash of wires creating a beautiful lighting fixture covering the ceilings. The food here is simple but exquisite and definitely does not disappoint. The Pea mousse starter was a simple idea […]

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