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6 of London’s Best 24 Hour Hangouts

With so many amazing venues in London it’s sometimes hard to fit them all in. We have complied our guide to some of the best 24 hour venues, so whether you find yourself wandering the streets at 4am in search of a preventative hangover measure or leave work at a depressing hour, we think we have the answer.

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Yauatcha Review – What We Thought

What: Deliciously delightful dim sumWhere: Broadgate Circle, the CityWhy you should go there: The service was, without a shadow of a doubt, among some the best we’ve ever experiencedFavourite thing we ate: Venison puff It’s hard to know where to begin with Yauatcha. From the service to the décor to the unbelievably good food, we were blown away by the restaurant. With branches in the City, Soho and across India, Executive Head Chef Tong, who has been a part of the Yauatcha team since it began in 2004, says that one word comes to mind when he looks back at the […]

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Yauatcha Review – What We Thought

What: Deliciously delightful dim sumWhere: Broadgate Circle, the CityWhy you should go there: The service was, without a shadow of a doubt, among some the best we’ve ever experiencedFavourite thing we ate: Venison puff It’s hard to know where to begin with Yauatcha. From the service to the décor to the unbelievably good food, we were blown away by the restaurant. With branches in the City, Soho and across India, Executive Head Chef Tong, who has been a part of the Yauatcha team since it began in 2004, says that one word comes to mind when he looks back at the […]

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Bao Bun pop-up at Spice Market

Fluffy, pillowy, bouncy. Just a few of the adjectives used to describe bao buns, the South-East Asian street-food taking London by storm. Although nothing new to the discerning foodie, the people behind Spice Market are bringing the buns to the mainstream with their new pop-up Barley & Buns, here until Christmas. The cute little pillows of pac-man shaped deliciousness make this the perfect comfort food without skimping on creativity and flavour. Stuffed with authentic South-Eastern flavours we love; succulent soy glazed short rib, crispy soft shell crab with Asian slaw and sriracha they will make a nice little change to […]

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The Best Champagne Bars in London

In the words of Brigitte Bardot; ‘Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I feel tired’ and we couldn’t agree with her more. Not only does it have fewer calories than any other alcoholic tipple but it can’t help but make you feel sophisticated, not that we needed any excuse to divulge in a glass or two. Whether it’s pink, with strawberries or your everyday classic Moet, we’ve rounded up our favourite Champagne Bars to go and enjoy the good stuff. And good stuff it has to be, we’ll be able to tell if it’s ‘Charlemagne’….

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The Best Champagne Bars in London

In the words of Brigitte Bardot; ‘Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I feel tired’ and we couldn’t agree with her more. Not only does it have fewer calories than any other alcoholic tipple but it can’t help but make you feel sophisticated, not that we needed any excuse to divulge in a glass or two. Whether it’s pink, with strawberries or your everyday classic Moet, we’ve rounded up our favourite Champagne Bars to go and enjoy the good stuff. And good stuff it has to be, we’ll be able to tell if it’s ‘Charlemagne’….

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Chai Ki review – what we thought

Chai Ki is the latest addition to Crossrail Place, a new development in the City complete with a rooftop garden and views of the dock and beyond. Founder Rohit Chugh has chosen an ideal location as it’s a popular area for hungry workers, with neighbours including Sticks’n’Sushi and The Breakfast Club. Chai Ki opened in August following the launch of Toddy Shop, the bar at Chai Ki, earlier this summer. As soon as we enter I’m hit with a concoction of delicious smells which assures me that I will be eating well tonight. Opting to be a sensible adult for once […]

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Chai Ki review – what we thought

Chai Ki is the latest addition to Crossrail Place, a new development in the City complete with a rooftop garden and views of the dock and beyond. Founder Rohit Chugh has chosen an ideal location as it’s a popular area for hungry workers, with neighbours including Sticks’n’Sushi and The Breakfast Club. Chai Ki opened in August following the launch of Toddy Shop, the bar at Chai Ki, earlier this summer. As soon as we enter I’m hit with a concoction of delicious smells which assures me that I will be eating well tonight. Opting to be a sensible adult for once […]

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Openings & Launches

3rd Ceru Opens

First we’re told that we’re going to have an Indian summer, next thing it’s lashing it down with rain and we’re told that it’s going to be the coldest winter for fifty years… ah British weather, that fickle old thing. Well the one place that is determined to keep the holiday mood going is Ceru, the Eastern Mediterranean restaurant. They’re opening their third restaurant on Canon Street next week and they’re big fans of summer. Vibrant Levantine food, craft beers, artisan coffee and of course cocktails are going to be the order of the day. Executive Chef, Tom Kime (River […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Oysters and Champagne on the Southbank

Backseat drinking on a double decker conjures up images of underage boys clutching tinnies but if you are wanting to upgrade this image with something frankly a lot classier but also a bit cheeky then we think we have the answer; it’s big, red and parked up on the Southbank. A double decker is now home to Ed Ford and Ben Hamilton’s ‘The Bloody Oyster’. A crowdfunded venture bringing oysters to the masses in street food form, the boys believe that the humble mollusk should be less of a superior delicacy and available to everyone, the way they were in […]

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Refreshingly British Afternoon Tea

Here at The Handbook we are suckers for the latest offering of teas from a remote village in China finely brewed overnight at the perfect temperature with macaroons presented in a flower pot but sometimes we do crave the good old traditional English afternoon tea. This Autumn, the OXO Tower Restaurant are stripping things back following the success of their ‘Not Afternoon Teas’, so alongside the whimsical cocktail and dessert pairings is something much more familiar. This afternoon tea is something much more like Aunt Mabel would prepare for you, albeit with the culinary talents of a leading London Head Chef and […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The House of Peroni returns

A new wave of Italian creative talent from the worlds of food, drink, fashion and design is returning to the capital as the House of Peroni takes up a new residency in East London. Visitors are expected to make themselves feel at home as they explore the house featuring specially-commissioned artworks by Italian designers, artists and architects and to relax at one of three beautifully designed bars offering exciting infused drinks. Guests will enter the warm bustling kitchen and be greeted by delightful smells and a never ending dining table offering delicious Michelin-starred food. From there, they will be invited to […]

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