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Bottomless Suppers at The Exhibit

First came the bottomless brunch. Then came another bottomless brunch. And then another. And another… (Another). We never complain when our fourth prosecco is placed in front of us but emerging into the real world at midday and realising you really should have saved the drinking for that evening isn’t always the makings of a productive Saturday. Imagine the next time you have a bottomless meal you walk out into the street and it is actually an acceptable hour to be tipsy. Enter Bottomless Suppers at The Exhibit. The Balham restaurant is launching for winter their new Free-Flow Suppers, every […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Festive Gherkin Pop-Up

It’s begun. Sorry to break the news but in case you missed it the first Christmas advert played on the radio a couple of days ago. The instantly recognisable sleigh bells enough to snap anyone out of their summer-is-over-daydream. Whilst we are all too aware that Harrods launch their Christmas shop in August, we are slightly more traditional when it comes to the festive build-up, preferring to wait, at least, until pumpkins carved/lit/rotting. There is a reason for our eagerness; good things don’t hang around for long. The Gherkin is turning their iconic glass dome into a Snow Globe and […]

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Pizarro Review – What We Thought

Before staying in Valencia this summer I had no idea how popular gin was in Spain. Served in copa glasses so big they were more like fishbowls, gin and tonics became a post-beach ritual alongside a long and lazy tapas dinner. Gin Mare Mediterranean gin means holiday memories can live on as they most certainly did when I was treated to a gastronomical gin and tapas pairing evening at Pizarro on bustly Bermondsey Street. Knowing what I know now I am embarrassed to admit I hadn’t been to Jose or to their sister restaurant Pizarro before my Tuesday night visit. […]

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Pizarro Review – What We Thought

Before staying in Valencia this summer I had no idea how popular gin was in Spain. Served in copa glasses so big they were more like fishbowls, gin and tonics became a post-beach ritual alongside a long and lazy tapas dinner. Gin Mare Mediterranean gin means holiday memories can live on as they most certainly did when I was treated to a gastronomical gin and tapas pairing evening at Pizarro on bustly Bermondsey Street. Knowing what I know now I am embarrassed to admit I hadn’t been to Jose or to their sister restaurant Pizarro before my Tuesday night visit. […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Cocktail Experience at Mr. Fogg’s

Pushing aside the velvet curtain at Mr. Fogg’s you half expect the (fictional) man himself to be perched at the bar, cocktail in one hand, twirling his moustache with the other. On 9th October, for one night only, the Englishman will welcome the Italianman to his Mayfair residency for a cocktail experience hosted by world renowned Italian mixologist Diego Ferrari. Mr. Fogg’s has gained itself a reputation for providing adventurous Londoner’s with something a little different. A refreshing change from the city’s slick, glitzy bars, walking into Mr. Fogg’s feels like entering another world; a salon of secrets from a […]

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Beef & Brew Review – What We Thought

Minimal. My first impression when arriving at Beer and Brew, the new no-frills steak house in Kentish Town from classically trained Michelin chef Jessica Simmons and ex-financial director Dan Nathan. Kentish Town is very unfamiliar territory for me but the restaurant was easy to find just opposite the tube station. Nestled between a pharmacy and a Western Union, its refreshingly clean, white tiled frontage set the tone for the butchery-themed interior. Greeted and seated by Dan, his passion was clear to see as he talked us through the menu with everything locally sourced where possible. Even the Highwayman gin in […]

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Beef & Brew Review – What We Thought

Minimal. My first impression when arriving at Beer and Brew, the new no-frills steak house in Kentish Town from classically trained Michelin chef Jessica Simmons and ex-financial director Dan Nathan. Kentish Town is very unfamiliar territory for me but the restaurant was easy to find just opposite the tube station. Nestled between a pharmacy and a Western Union, its refreshingly clean, white tiled frontage set the tone for the butchery-themed interior. Greeted and seated by Dan, his passion was clear to see as he talked us through the menu with everything locally sourced where possible. Even the Highwayman gin in […]

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Openings & Launches

The Bowler opens

So this weather isn’t exactly ideal is it? The Indian summer has definitely disappeared as quickly as arrived. It’s the sort of weather that makes us want to stay inside with a big bowl of comfort food. Well it seems like our food prayers have been answered because tomorrow sees the opening of The Bowler. Setting up shop on Monmouth Street, The Bowler is a meatball shop run by Jez Felwick, the guy behind who sells meatballs at festivals  from his van The Lawn Ranger and owners of Polpo, Russell Norman and Richard Beatty – you could call them meatball […]

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Sauterelle Review: What We Thought

Last time I visited Sauterelle I knew I was onto something good, first of all there is the location, right in the middle of Bank making it perfect for lunch meetings or drinks after work with my finance friends. Secondly the fact that it isn’t just in Bank, it’s in the magnificent Royal Exchange originally the city’s prime trading floor, architecturally it’s beautiful, when you go, promise you’ll look up and take in the beautiful design, ornate ceilings and grand arches. Thirdly, the food was superb.   So this year after a refurbishment, we decided it was about high time […]

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Sauterelle Review: What We Thought

Last time I visited Sauterelle I knew I was onto something good, first of all there is the location, right in the middle of Bank making it perfect for lunch meetings or drinks after work with my finance friends. Secondly the fact that it isn’t just in Bank, it’s in the magnificent Royal Exchange originally the city’s prime trading floor, architecturally it’s beautiful, when you go, promise you’ll look up and take in the beautiful design, ornate ceilings and grand arches. Thirdly, the food was superb.   So this year after a refurbishment, we decided it was about high time […]

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5 Great British Menu Restaurants

This year the Great British Menu is in aid of the WI and there’s a wealth of fantastic chefs competing to secure a dish at the banquet. A few of them are from jolly old London, heading up the kitchens at some of The Handbooks favourite restaurants. Here’s our guide to all of them:

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

5 Great British Menu Restaurants

This year the Great British Menu is in aid of the WI and there’s a wealth of fantastic chefs competing to secure a dish at the banquet. A few of them are from jolly old London, heading up the kitchens at some of The Handbooks favourite restaurants. Here’s our guide to all of them:

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