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Gin, Fizz and Jazz night launches at Kettner’s

 Back in 1867 Kettner’s opened its cocktail and champagne bar and now 146 years on and still going strong they are launching their Gin, Fizz and Jazz nights just in time for Jazz appreciation month. Starting on Tuesday 30th each week will see a collection of London’s most glamorous and talented singers take to the stage, including ‘Verity and Violet’ a vintage duo who mix together both the old and new styles of Jazz  and The Marjorie Belles’, three silver tongued close harmony singers specialising in swing and big band classics. With a different performer each week you know you […]

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Mozzarella May at Sartoria Restaurant

Inspired by the ‘Streets of Mozzarella’ festival in Italy, Mayfair restaurant Sartoria will devote the entire month of May to celebrating one of Italy’s most popular exports. Mozzarella. Sartoria restaurant has been inspired by the ‘Streets of Mozzarella’ festival in Italy. The month of May is being dedicated and devoted to celebrating one of Italy’s most popular exports, the humble Mozzarella. Throughout the month guests will be able to share a giant 2kg Mozzarella plait called a ‘treccia’ which is perfect to indulge in with friends and comes with grilled Mediterranean vegetables or if the thought of 2kg of Mozzarella […]

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The ultimate brunch at 34

  Everyone knows that brunch is the essential meal of any weekend. But this weekend, make a change from usual hangout and head over to 34 in Grosvenor Square, because their new brunch menu devised by Head Chef Paul Brown is seriously good. This is no normal brunch, yes they have Eggs Benedict and waffles but they also have fried duck egg with confit duck, chorizo and watercress, salt beef sandwiches, barbecued pork, meatballs and lobster macaroni, everything you could want to eat at brunch. Served from 11:30 am – 5pm it is perfect for those who have partied hard […]

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Food & Film at Charlotte Street Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel will be launching ‘Food & Film’ this month, which will see a food personality introduce a film that has influence and inspired their work and on Monday 29th April, the hotel welcomes Jonathan Phang to the hotel. Phang has worked extensively in the fashion industry but has always harboured a great passion for cooking, and has published a book , The Pepperpot Club, which celebrates his Chinese- Caribbean upbringing in London and all the wonderful recipes he had growing up. The film he will be introducing is What’s Cooking?  Released in 2000 the film focuses on four […]

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Dining at Dusk at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley

The Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley at the iconic  hotel in Knightsbridge is on to a winner with its new Dining at Dusk menu available at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley. If you are looking for fine dining and want an early supper, a quick bite after work or are a little peckish after attending a West end event, then this menu is perfect. Created by two Michelin starred chef Marcus Wareing, the menu includes delicious courses such as wild asparagus risotto truffle and lemon, meringue and iced tea. Bookings for the two course dinner can be made between 6- 6:30 pm or […]

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New Spring Menu at Rowley’s

In the heart of St James on the esteemed Jermyn Street is the infamous Rowley’s Restaurant. Steeped in history, the restaurant stands in the former original Walls Butcher Shop. And much of the 19th century decors and features still remain, including the stained glass windows. But whilst the building might be historic, the restaurant is very much in the present day with their new Rowley’s app available on iPhones and Android phones, which if downloaded and shown at the table will give diners, 10 % off their final bill. But this should not be the only reason to visit, their […]

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Le Pont de la Tour’s Pâtisserie tasting menu

Author Ernestine Ulmer once said ‘Life is uncertain. Eat Dessert first.’ But sometimes a main course isn’t necessary at all, sometimes all you really need is cake and pudding. Well riverside French restaurant, Le Pont de la Tour is whisking guests away for a taste of Paris and letting everyone indulge in their sweeter side by introducing their ‘With Love from Paris’ pâtisserie tasting menu. Created by Executive Head Chef Tom Cook, who trained with Master Pastry Chef Laurent Duchêne in Parris, the menu features Tarte au Chocolat, Praline Profiteroles and Pistachio Madeleines.  And the best part? You get to […]

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The Mount Street Deli Baby Box

Whether you’re the Duchess of Cambridge, Kim Kardashian or Julia Restoin Roitfeld (daughter of style maven Carine and proprietor of yummy mummy website, Romy and the Bunnies), all new and expectant mums will love Mount Street Deli’s brand new Baby Box hamper. This box of delights not only contains energising goodies for mum and essentials for the baby, but also a “first-week-home-take-away-dinner” gift card (perfect if you don’t have a house keeper or house husband) for three main course dishes and one dessert available for pick up or delivery from the Deli and a “tea-and-cake for two” gift card for […]

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British Food Producers Festival at the Royal Garden Hotel

On 23rd of April it’s St George’s Day and what better way to celebrate all things English and indeed British by indulging in some fabulous food. Because England’s cuisine isn’t just about fish and chips, Sunday roasts and pie and mash, although we are pretty good at those too. And none know this more so than  the Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington who will be holding a  week long British Good Producers Festival, which The Handbook is rather excited about! Throughout the week, different food producers and suppliers will be holding master classes in the Park […]

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Criterion and The Sun & 13 Cantons’ Size Matters Pop up

Does size matter? Perhaps when it comes to food in restaurants: we’ve all been there, and we are either starving and what arrives is far too small or we are not that hungry and then are presented with a portion so huge it is rather intimidating. Well fear not, forget the size issue, Criterion Restaurant has joined with The Sun & 13 Cantons in Soho to create a unique popup throughout April and May which is serving up all dishes in three sizes: small, medium and large. With Galloway beef carpaccio and Octopus and Chorizo on the menu, it’s perfect […]

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Indulging at the Gilbert and Scott

Last week the hard working folk at The Handbook decided we needed a night to indulge in good food and wine so we headed over to Gilbert and Scott. Situated next to the Kings Cross train station sits the St Pancras  Renaissance Hotel which is the home of the Gilbert and Scott restaurant. As we walked through the entrance into the main bar we were greeted with a beautiful chandelier made from hanging bells before settling into the private dining room. We then began the evening with kedgeree canapés (made with eel and orange zest) followed by the main of lamb shank which was […]

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The Paradise Easter Petting Zoo

The Paradise by way of Kensal Green is getting all warm and fluffy on Easter Sunday with a  pop-up petting zoo. Children and the young at heart can come and meet some new furry friends on the roof terrace, getting up close and cuddly with baby ducklings, just hatched chick-lets and of course, baby Easter bunnies. But if that (or this super cute picture of a baby hedgehog) doesn’t sort your hangover, we’ll raise you the task of mixing your very own Bloody Mary downstairs in the ground floor bar followed by a legendary Paradise Sunday Roast such as Pugh’s […]

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