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Le Garrick Review – What We Thought

Let me tell you about my very real French love affair. It all started in Covent Garden; I was wined, I was dined and I left feeling like I had experienced a true slice of France. I wasn’t in love with a Monsieur Darcy, no, much better, the thing that had left me all a flutter? Le Garrick. The family run bistro and brasserie sits unassumingly and humbly between Garrick Street and Floral Street. It doesn’t look like much from the outside, but that’s what’s great about it; red gingham tables line the pavements and inside the small ground floor […]

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Fashionably Late Lunch at Le Caprice

By now you’re probably aware that British Vogue is this year celebrating its centenary; 100 years of bringing Brits the latest fashions, from the covetable to the curious, with an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. Responding to such a cultural milestone, many of London’s best-known hotels and restaurants are offering packages combining a dose of fashion with a glamorous dining experience. Le Caprice are celebrating the occasion, whilst also celebrating their own 35th anniversary – double whammy. With tomorrow marking the first day of London Fashion Week, fashion will be hard to avoid so reward a full day of fashion […]

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5 Top Fuss-Free Restaurants

Sometimes, you book a table at a specific restaurant for the luxurious pull-your-chair-out, fold-your-napkin and intricate sommelier service that’s on offer. You want to work your way through a Bible of a wine list and try to decipher the list of ingredients that make up the complex, texture-testing, scientific dishes on offer. But sometimes, just sometimes, you simply want to eat. To pull up a chair, catch up with a friend and tuck into genuinely good, fuss-free grub and friendly service. Here’s where The Handbook recommends you go:

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

5 Top Fuss-Free Restaurants

Sometimes, you book a table at a specific restaurant for the luxurious pull-your-chair-out, fold-your-napkin and intricate sommelier service that’s on offer. You want to work your way through a Bible of a wine list and try to decipher the list of ingredients that make up the complex, texture-testing, scientific dishes on offer. But sometimes, just sometimes, you simply want to eat. To pull up a chair, catch up with a friend and tuck into genuinely good, fuss-free grub and friendly service. Here’s where The Handbook recommends you go:

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American Wine and Steak Dinner

For an American, turning 21 in the French regions of Champagne and Burgundy must be a dream come true. An academic year abroad spent in Champagne and Burgundy in 1974 ignited a passion in a young Jim Clendenen that meant he never returned to law school, instead pursuing a career in wine. We can think of worse places to spend an exchange… His Californian winery Au Bon Climat was the result of such passion, founded in 1982, having since gained international acclaim for it’s ‘classically-styled’ Pinot Noir, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay and winning Jim a smattering of awards […]

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10 of the Chicest Garden Rooms

Bear with us – we know it’s still freezing outside, but by ‘garden rooms’ we mean heated, indoor and with no risk of being pooed on, pecked at or rained on. You may be surprised at how many orangeries/atriums/greenhouses London boasts, or even more so at all the different names used to describe them, but you won’t be surprised by the relaxed feel these charming rooms possess. From the shabby chic to the downright romantic (and everything in between) here are 10 of the best London has to offer.

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10 of the Chicest Garden Rooms

Bear with us – we know it’s still freezing outside, but by ‘garden rooms’ we mean heated, indoor and with no risk of being pooed on, pecked at or rained on. You may be surprised at how many orangeries/atriums/greenhouses London boasts, or even more so at all the different names used to describe them, but you won’t be surprised by the relaxed feel these charming rooms possess. From the shabby chic to the downright romantic (and everything in between) here are 10 of the best London has to offer.

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Zebrano City Review – what we thought

Sometimes you make life easier for yourself, and sometimes it’s been a long week at work and you end up functioning on minimal brain power by Friday evening. The latter would be me as I tried to find my way from the train station to the entrance of Zebrano City. Standing lost in front of where the address had led us we looked overhead to see the name of the restaurant emblazoned in lights on the side of a building and an open door leading downwards, so we investigated. Our little journey took us through the exit route from the […]

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Zebrano City Review – what we thought

Sometimes you make life easier for yourself, and sometimes it’s been a long week at work and you end up functioning on minimal brain power by Friday evening. The latter would be me as I tried to find my way from the train station to the entrance of Zebrano City. Standing lost in front of where the address had led us we looked overhead to see the name of the restaurant emblazoned in lights on the side of a building and an open door leading downwards, so we investigated. Our little journey took us through the exit route from the […]

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Saturdays: Time Well Spent

Whilst we are all fans of fast cars, yearn for the latest bags and dream of having a wardrobe to rival Kendall Jenner when it comes down to it, the real riches in life are health, friends and time. Look at us getting all philosophical on a Monday morning. It just so happens that the team over at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, the luxury wellbeing spa at the Metropolitan by COMO, London has just announced their Time Well Spent series of workshops which will run across 2016. Each day will revolve around inspiring seminars from a host of experts addressing […]

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