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Flavour-altering Pop-Up Cafe

Do you eat all the fruit in the bottom of a glass of Pimm’s but leave the bitter lemon because even the thought of eating it makes you wince? We do. An exciting culinary experiment is taking place where nothing is quite as it seems. Sour will taste sweet in a venture that sounds very Heston Blumenthal-esque; we are slightly expecting clouds of smoke and flying doves when we visit The Attendant. Sound familiar? You probably know of The Attendant as London’s most unusual cafe. A converted Victorian public toilet down steps in the heart of Fitzrovia, The Attendant’s latest […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Handbook Meets: Eric Chavot

French Michelin starred chef, Eric Chavot, trained in France before moving over to London, where he’s worked with the likes of Pierre Koffman and Raymond Blanc. In 2013 he opened Brasserie Chavot on Conduit Street. We caught up with Eric, to talk G&Ts on desert islands, London’s burger trend and the classic French dish that everyone should master. Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and why?My foodie icons, the brilliant French chefs Pierre Koffman and Raymond Blanc, would be the perfect dinner guests. And what would be on the menu?Without a doubt, the menu would feature côte de […]

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The Boundary review – what we thought

When you think of Shoreditch you might think urban chic and hipster hangouts. The idea of a high end French restaurant probably won’t spring to mind, but that’s exactly the charm of The Boundary. Hidden away in the basement, leaving behind the edgy cool and graffiti streets of Shoreditch, you are suddenly transported to a venue that wouldn’t look out of place in Mayfair. The open plan kitchen allows for snooping as the chefs work their magic with Head Chef Frederick Forster leading the team. The Boundary is one of those restaurants where you feel safe ordering any dish in the […]

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The Boundary review – what we thought

When you think of Shoreditch you might think urban chic and hipster hangouts. The idea of a high end French restaurant probably won’t spring to mind, but that’s exactly the charm of The Boundary. Hidden away in the basement, leaving behind the edgy cool and graffiti streets of Shoreditch, you are suddenly transported to a venue that wouldn’t look out of place in Mayfair. The open plan kitchen allows for snooping as the chefs work their magic with Head Chef Frederick Forster leading the team. The Boundary is one of those restaurants where you feel safe ordering any dish in the […]

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Top 5 Clapham Common Hang Outs

Move over zone one – with a rush of new restaurants, bars and nightclubs, zone two is the place to be right now. And Clapham Common has it even better than most, becoming a hotspot in its own right. Not only are there countless places to eat and drink, but you’ve also got the beautiful common stretching out in front of you. Where better to spend an Autumn afternoon?

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Top 5 Clapham Common Hang Outs

Move over zone one – with a rush of new restaurants, bars and nightclubs, zone two is the place to be right now. And Clapham Common has it even better than most, becoming a hotspot in its own right. Not only are there countless places to eat and drink, but you’ve also got the beautiful common stretching out in front of you. Where better to spend an Autumn afternoon?

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The Rooftop STOREY continues

There’s something about al fresco dining in the colder months that makes us feel like we’re in a ski resort. Wrapped up in big scarves with great company and great food is a pretty ideal situation for something a little different and luckily for us, STOREYS West London are extending their summer rooftop sessions until mid-October so we are saying goodbye beach body, hello burgers and subs. Housed on the former BBC building’s multi-storey carpark, visit whilst you can because in 2017 it will be transformed into a new development including homes, gym and restaurants, with the rooftop turning into a […]

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Charles Worthington Express Menu review

At The Handbook we love telling you about the best new places to eat with the hottest new menus but today we have a slightly different menu to tempt you with, the Charles Worthington’s new Express Menu especially designed for ‘time poor’ City workers.Expect the same treatments but with a chunk of time knocked off by recruiting an extra pair of hands to help. Treatments like a blow dry can be completed in 15 minutes, a colour regrowth and blow dry in an hour, and a half head of highlights and blow dry in 75 minutes. My flavour of the moment […]

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Reviews

Charles Worthington Express Menu review

At The Handbook we love telling you about the best new places to eat with the hottest new menus but today we have a slightly different menu to tempt you with, the Charles Worthington’s new Express Menu especially designed for ‘time poor’ City workers.Expect the same treatments but with a chunk of time knocked off by recruiting an extra pair of hands to help. Treatments like a blow dry can be completed in 15 minutes, a colour regrowth and blow dry in an hour, and a half head of highlights and blow dry in 75 minutes. My flavour of the moment […]

Openings & Launches

The Hour Glass Opens

In amongst all the superluxe hotels, the restaurants, the constantly new pop-ups and the slick bars, it seems as if pubs get a little lost amongst them and yet pubs have been an intrinsic part of London’s culture and history since the 17th century, back then there were more pubs in London than you can swing a stick at. Whilst pubs might be closing more than we’d like, a saviour is coming in the form of The Hour Glass, opening this month in South Kensington. First of all and most importantly this is not a gastropub – nope none of […]

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400 Rabbits Opens

What do the Aztecs have to do with a new restaurant opening in Crystal Palace? Well 3 things; beer, pizza and rabbits. Confused? Let us explain. Opening this month, is 400 Rabbits a restaurant serving up beer and pizza and from the same team behind the much loved The Lido Café. Now back in the day when the Aztecs were  around (so a long way back in the day) they use to worship the God of Fermentation and the Goddess of Alcohol – our thoughts exactly pretty cool huh? Anyway the God and Goddess got together and the product of […]

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Urban deli MI + ME opens

For the people who get a hankering for a decent sandwich at lunchtime we have some good news for you, the opening of new urban deli Mi + Me. Forget a certain high street chain we could mention, Mi + Me will be serving only the best quality meat and cheese in their offerings. Each sandwich is tailored towards the customer’s tastes with an ingredients list that boasts items like Dorset Air Dried Beef, Suffolk Rosemary Salami and a Kent Blue cheese – their signature sandwiches include the Hand Pulled BBQ Beef and Two Cheese Toastie. What good sandwich wouldn’t […]

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