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Michael Wignall hosts pop up at The Rib Room and Bar

This May sees British Chef Michael Wignall hosting a pop up at the Rib Room and Bar restaurant at the wonderful Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge. Michael Wignall at The Latymer in Pennyhill Park, Surrey opened in 2008 and soon became one of the country’s most prestigious restaurants.  Having been awarded his second Michelin star recently and having 5 AA Rosettes, he is one of the most sought after chefs. And between 15th – 18th May he will be serving an eight course tasting menu available at dinner, bringing his unique style of cooking to London. So for all those […]

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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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Blues Kitchen gets snappy

Fried Alligator has been newly introduced to the spring menus at The Blues Kitchen and the dish features tender pieces of alligator tail coated in Cajun panko bread crumbs, and served with fresh mint and sweet chili sauce. Following a recent research trip to New Orleans, the team was inspired by the popularity of alligator across the Deep South. The meat has a soft and tender texture and a high nutritional value too – it’s richer in omega threes and lower in cholesterol and fat than both chicken and beef! So much more than just a handbag… But how to […]

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Lazybones in Farringdon

It’s said that the people make a place, and this couldn’t be more obvious than at exciting new diner Lazybones in Farringdon. Almost a stone’s throw from the station, Lazybones exudes chilled out charm, with mission of ‘slow meat, hard drinks’ and the most friendly, down-to-Earth staff you’ll ever meet. Everyone who steps over the threshold is greeted like an old friend, and although Lazybones should easily fall into the category of East London haunts too cool for their own good, the amazing, welcoming atmosphere rescues the place from that fashionable fate. The menu at Lazybones is not the most […]

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Lazybones in Farringdon

It’s said that the people make a place, and this couldn’t be more obvious than at exciting new diner Lazybones in Farringdon. Almost a stone’s throw from the station, Lazybones exudes chilled out charm, with mission of ‘slow meat, hard drinks’ and the most friendly, down-to-Earth staff you’ll ever meet. Everyone who steps over the threshold is greeted like an old friend, and although Lazybones should easily fall into the category of East London haunts too cool for their own good, the amazing, welcoming atmosphere rescues the place from that fashionable fate. The menu at Lazybones is not the most […]

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Jambalaya at The Jam Tree

This April something rather special is happening at Jam Tree Chelsea and Clapham: the Jambalaya pop up. Inspired by his travels in New Orleans, Executive Chef James Browne has devised a menu, which focuses on the indigenous flavours and cuisines from the Louisiana city. Expect dishes like Blackened Creole Hanger Steak, Battered Deep Dried Catfish tails with Slaw and Hot sauce, Deep fried Soft shell Crab, Momma's Southern Fried Chicken and Muffuletta as well as three variations of the rice dish, Jambalaya. But that is not all, infamous for being the birthplace of Southern Comfort, it seems only right that […]

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Join a foodie experiment at The Lab

The Lab, a new experimental event from the creators of Taste of London and AEG is kicking off with a three night flavour experience next month at Tobacco Docks with a spectacular chef line-up and DJs.  Expect an array of interactive experiences, with gourmet innovators including Brazilian top chef Alex Atala whose Sao Paulo restaurant D.O.M, is currently fourth best in the world and Massimo Bottura whose three Michelin star restaurant in Modena Italy is fifth best. Lars Williams (Noma’s head of research and development) will host and curate the Noma Flavour Test at The Lab – think tutorials and […]

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Mile High Pop Up Lands in London

Forget overcrowded stuffy planes and however fast flights might be now, the golden age of travel was definitely the 1950s, when everything was still glamorous, new and exciting. To fly abroad, really meant something, it was more than just a way of transport, it was an event in itself, a concept that has been lost somewhat. The pop up Mile High, brought to you by the creative Templeton family, have recognised this and are bringing this golden era to four secret West end locations. Taking guests on a lavish, adventure seeking city escape all in one evening. Last weekend saw […]

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Surprising combo at Oaka

If you’ve never been to the South London area of Kennington, there’s now a great reason to visit. Adding to the famous Oval cricket ground and a scattering of quirky pubs, brand new Pan-Asian restaurant ‘Oaka’ has just opened, handily just across the road from Kennington tube. Oaka at The Mansion House is part of the fusion concept taking off within the London food scene. However, rather than showcasing a blend of two cuisines, Oaka fuses food and drink, serving up the finest Asian cuisine with a selection of hand-crafted ales from an acclaimed Peterborough brewery. The Handbook had the pleasure […]

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Friday Fish at Marco

The opulent Marco restaurant in West London is known for its great British cuisine with a subtle French twist and now they are introducing Friday fish specials alongside the usual a la carte menu. Each week the team of chefs led by Executive Chef Roger Pizey will be creating innovative dishes using the freshest ingredients and the best of seasonal British fish. Alongside these dishes, due to popular demand, each week will see traditional fish and triple cooked chips being served. So if you heading to Chelsea for supper on a Friday night, Marco should definitely be your choice.  Marco […]

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