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Top 5 Lunchtime Set Menus

After the splurge of Christmas, January can be a tough month. Luxuries are harder to justify, saving gets the upper hand over spending. So what’s the best way of getting value out of London’s top restaurants? The answer is simple: lunchtime set menus. By handing over your choices to the chef, and visiting during the day rather than the busy evening, restaurants can give you a delicious meal at an irresistible price. Here are some of London’s best set menu offers, for a great meal without breaking the bank.

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Wine Tasting at Percy & Founders

Percy & Founders is one of those venues where you feel equally as welcome hunkered down with a coffee and your laptop as you do with a post-work glass of Pinot Noir, but frankly we know which we prefer. As we approach the middle of January, the worst is very nearly over. From now on there is light at the end of the tunnel and it is downhill to February… and our first glass of wine in four weeks. The strictest Dry January participants may want to look away now – we have a suggestion that may make you reconsider […]

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Hakkasan Celebrates Chinese New Year

2016 is the Year of the Monkey and with Chinese New Year landing on 8th February, Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan is celebrating in our favourite way, with food and gifts. Available in both their Mayfair and Hanway Place restaurants, Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee has created a limited edition menu alongside a dessert and cocktail.  Designed to showcase dishes which will bring joy and prosperity, you’ll find double boiled fresh ginseng and chicken soup; diced wagyu beef and pine nut golden cups; wok-fried lobster in spicy truffle sauce and dried scallop with crab meat fried rice. To finish there’ll be […]

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The Cocktail Trading Company Moves East

One question that we often get asked is ‘Where should I go if I want a more unusual cocktail bar?’ and one of the first places that springs to mind is the Cocktail Trading Company. Run by three friends, Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball, the bar first opened in Soho and served up unique cocktails in equally unique ways such as serving cocktails alongside plastic toys hidden in tins.  Since then they have had success with their second Cocktail Trading Company in Smithfields and Her Majesty’s Secret Service in Bristol. Now they are moving from their Soho base and […]

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Best Brunches

9 of the Healthiest Brunches

Believe it or not, Summer is upon us. The weather may be somewhat deceptive, but this is the time to show off that ‘Summer bod’ you’ve been working so hard to achieve all year. It’s tough not to get too enticed by endless BBQ’s and bottomless brunches, after all, eating is one of our favourite things to do! Fear not, though! We’ve cooked up a list of London’s healthiest brunches to give you a little health-spiration this summer:

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The Victorian Bath House Opens

In 1895, architect G Harold Elphick designed an opulent bath house in Bishopsgates and housed a Turkish bath, for the discerning gentleman about town. After it closed in 1954 it went on to be a Turkish restaurant, pizzeria, bar and even a night club. Having survived the trials and tribulations of the last 121 years, the now Grade II listed building, stands proudly as a gem of Middle Eastern design amongst the modern, towering glass blocks. It now belongs to the event connoisseurs, Camm & Hooper and they’ve joined forces with Russell Sage Studios to refurbish and reopen the Victorian Bath […]

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50% Off at New Soho Hot Spot

You might have noticed on The Handbook that we’re trying to make January a better month for everyone with January offers, healthy brunches and indulgent afternoon teas. Well now we have two pieces of good news. At the end of the month 100 Wardour St is opening and you guys get a rather nice 50% off on a la carte dining in the Lounge and Club from the 21st – 27th January. Don’t say we aren’t good to you. Once the site of the Marquee Club where The Rolling Stones performed as well as the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix. […]

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50 Days by Albert Adrià at Hotel Cafe Royal

Every few months an event comes along that really makes our ears prick up. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes such an event but when a Michelin starred Spanish chef will be hitting the kitchen of one of London’s top hotels for a limited residency, you know it will be something very special. For the first time outside of his home country, elBulli chef Albert Adrià is bringing some of his gastronomical innovation to the UK with a 50 day residency at Hotel Cafe Royal, in the hotel’s 150th year. London is now considered to be at the forefront […]

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Kanada-Ya Review – What We Thought

I’m no ramen expert but I do love Asian food so a trip to the new(ish) Kanada-Ya ramen bar in Piccadilly was an exciting one. The second site to open, after the success of nearby Giles Street, Kanada-Ya have only upped the hype surrounding their much-loved signature dish. The evening we went was particularly wet and cold but even this wasn’t enough to put off a queue waiting on the street for a table. This is an in’n’out kind of place so the turnover rate for tables is fairly quick, making it an ideal pre-theatre destination. I had moyashi ramen, moyashi […]

Reviews

Kanada-Ya Review – What We Thought

I’m no ramen expert but I do love Asian food so a trip to the new(ish) Kanada-Ya ramen bar in Piccadilly was an exciting one. The second site to open, after the success of nearby Giles Street, Kanada-Ya have only upped the hype surrounding their much-loved signature dish. The evening we went was particularly wet and cold but even this wasn’t enough to put off a queue waiting on the street for a table. This is an in’n’out kind of place so the turnover rate for tables is fairly quick, making it an ideal pre-theatre destination. I had moyashi ramen, moyashi […]

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Paradise’s Middle Eastern Supperclub

You know when something’s going to be good if last time it was a sellout. That is the case here, with the latest supperclub at celeb favourite North London hangout Paradise by Way of Kensal Green. Autumn’s sellout Game supperclub demonstrates the popularity of their events, as does the range of popular foodies who have hosted in the gastropub including Deliciously Ella, Hemsley and Hemsley and Amelia Freer. This time they are staying a bit closer to home, and in control of the menu is head chef Cat Ashton. Heavily inspired by Middle Eastern cuisine, Cat is hosting this one-off […]

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The Railway Tavern’s New Look

New Year, New Me those dreaded words that litter our Instagram and Facebook feeds, normally accompanied by someone holding a protein shake or a picture of feet in trainers as they head off the to the gym at some unearthly hour.  But this time we think we have one that you will like, because Clapham favourite, The Railway Tavern has gone under a refurbishment to start 2016 with a new look. Downstairs will have contemporary décor mixed with vintage and industrial elements, you’ll find mismatched leather sofas alongside reclaimed church pews and wooden stooling; whilst the colours are warm and […]

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