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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Afternoon Tea at One Aldwych

The sweet toothed in London must be praising Roald Dahl right now for having written Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, since its new musical adaptation has triggered a flurry of inspired puddings, menus and afternoon teas, including the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tea at One Aldwych in the heart of London. Reflecting the wit of Roald Dahl and no doubt Charlie’s wonder at the factory, the chefs have come up with a playful menu, that has been described as scrumdiddlyumptious and we agree. Choose from a range of teas, including Smooth Caramel and Midsummer Mango, or if you a […]

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Gastronomic Sea Voyage at Viajante

East London Michelin star restaurant Viajante will partnering with Gin Mare to host an 8 course culinary adventure this summer. The “taste of the sea” themed menu has been specially designed by award winning chef Angel leon who will be joining Viajante’s Nuno Mendes to kick start the event. Viajante is Portuguese for “traveler”, a name which reflects the globally inspired menu of offer. The venue is famous for its ever-changing blind tasting menu which takes guests on a uniquely sensual taste journey. The dishes must of course remain top secret but guests can get excited about the Gin Mare […]

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Picnic Soho House style

Soho House’s Chicken Shop and Pizza East in Kentish Town are going al fresco with the launch of their new picnics. Take away Chicken Shop’s hot rotisserie chicken with a choice of three sides – crinkle cut chips, creamy coleslaw, corn on the cob or butter lettuce and avocado salad – along with Smokey and Hot sauces, cutlery, napkins and the obligatory hand wipes in a easy-to-carry jute bag. Similarly, Pizza East will serve up any two pizzas from its new summer menu together with butter lettuce salad and garlic bread packed with cutlery and napkins in a jute bag. […]

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Cinnamon Kitchen celebrate 100 years of Indian film.

2013 marks the centenary milestone of Indian film and there is no better place to celebrate than Cinnamon Kitchen, one of London’s best contemporary Indian restaurants. In collaboration with Picturehouse cinemas, Cinnamon Kitchen brings you “The Cinn-ema club” – 2 evenings of fiery excitement to reflect India itself! For cinema fanatics, this promises to beat the orange Wednesday experience. Forget pick ‘n’ mix sweets, flat coke and cardboard flavored popcorn, Cinnamon Kitchen will be topping up cinema-style cups with “little bit corny cocktail” and providing chilli kick popcorn to keep you on your toes. If that’s not enough, swap the […]

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The Hutch Club at Quaglino’s

This summer Quaglino’s launches “the Hutch club”, a glamorous pop up cocktail and Jazz bar as a tribute to the restaurant's righteous and indulgent reputation.  The venue opened its doors in 1929 by the flamboyant host, Giovani Quaglino and to play to homage to this, one lucky July diner will walk away with more than just a full tummy- a South Sea Ronirose pearl found in an oyster. Obviously, this is one lottery the Handbook had to be part of, so last Friday, we head down to Quaglino’s to sample the Hutch club menu. On arrival, we were greeted by […]

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The Hutch Club at Quaglino’s

This summer Quaglino’s launches “the Hutch club”, a glamorous pop up cocktail and Jazz bar as a tribute to the restaurant's righteous and indulgent reputation.  The venue opened its doors in 1929 by the flamboyant host, Giovani Quaglino and to play to homage to this, one lucky July diner will walk away with more than just a full tummy- a South Sea Ronirose pearl found in an oyster. Obviously, this is one lottery the Handbook had to be part of, so last Friday, we head down to Quaglino’s to sample the Hutch club menu. On arrival, we were greeted by […]

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Summery Seafood lunches at the Churchill Bar

With the heat wave looming, no need Londoners to rush to the coast as the Churchill Bar & Terrace bring a taste of the seaside to London. Located on Portman Square, the Churchill's menu consists of classically British dishes, cocktails and cigars. As the midday sun beats down, the outdoor terrace will host a pop-up crustacean bar inviting diners to enjoy light seafood lunches every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Think: Scottish Lobster cocktail, Loch Fyne Rock Oysters and Dressed Devon crab not to mention those Caviar and Buckwheat Blinis. To accompany this underwater feast, the bar team has created a […]

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Coronation inspired tea at The Goring.

Celebrate the anniversary of Queen’s Coronation at The Goring where pastry chef’s have created a deeply stylish and delicious tribute to 60 glorious years! This quintessentially English hotel in Belgravia has been celebrated for over a century and offers the very best of British food. Their royal tea time spread will include an Earl Grey Tea Macaroon topped by a chocolate modelled on the state crown, a strawberry tart as a nod to the garden parties of Buckingham palace and an appropriate Coronation Chicken sandwich. With many other delights on the menu, the Goring promises to have something for everyone’s […]

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Coronation tea at 51 Buckingham Gate

In the wake of last year’s Diamond Jubilee, 51 Buckingham gate is launching its coronation afternoon tea from the 8th to 31st of July to mark its 60th anniversary this year. The quaint menu includes a mixture of traditional favorites such as the Baked coconut pyramid whilst the Pimm’s glazed British strawberry tart puts a modern spin on the retro classic. Inspired by the spread at the 1953 coronation, executive chef Vikas Milhoutra has also designed a special 3 course dinner menu in Bistro 51, inviting people to dine like royalty! www.51-buckinghamgate.com

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Bonnie Gull at Feast

Brick Lane is throwing a good old fashion food party this weekend, as Feast, London’s all consuming food experience arrives tomorrow for  four days. Music, art and of course food collide, as some of London’s favourite and top chefs cook up some great dishes including the guys from Salt Yard, Patty and  Bun and Kitchenette. And with the menu in your hands, you can grab a bit of this and that, sample something over there and go back for seconds, thirds and we dare you, fourths; all set to a back ground of exciting art installations and a soundtrack of […]

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Truck Stop Rolls into London

4th of July isn’t just Independence day it is also the start of Truck Stop a two day food feast in Canary Wharf. Twenty of the best food trucks will be rolling into East London with the aim of enhancing London’s alfresco dining and pioneering attitude to food. And whilst Independence day is all about America, and they certainly like their food, the cuisine at Truck Stop is all about the best of British food trucks. Expect to indulge in BBQ, tacos, sample beer from the Camden Town Brewery and  being  in London, there has at least got to be […]

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Bocca di Lupo pops up in Hyde Park

Bocca Di Lupo is launching a pop-up trattoria alongside Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park – the 10 day event of shows by Bon Jovi, Lionel Ritchie, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, JLS and the Beach Boys. Bocca di Lupo in the Park runs from 5th July with some great deals on tickets via toptable – such as a four course meal with wine pairings and access to the backstage bar – gig tickets included – all for £100. However, for those who’d rather enjoy Jacob Kenedy’s food in peace and quiet, the trattoria also be open from Monday […]

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