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Bo Drake Review

Korean and Mexican fusion cuisine? Surely not we thought… polar opposite countries, a mix like that wouldn’t work. How wrong we were! The two week old ‘Bo Drake’, hidden away in the heart of stylish Soho, is something quite different. What can you expect…well a Korean/Mexican BBQ, that’s what and a delicious, fun and vibrant one at that. Never been to one before? No neither had we but being a night of ‘Firsts’ we gamefully accepted the outlandish yet delicious cherry pink Soju de la Vida Slushie. The cocktail was injected with the Korean spirit Soju and naughty Mexico’s equivalent Mezcal, […]

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Silent Speed Dating at The Jam Tree

When it comes to dating Londoners should be pros, we’ve had Tinder, Happn, speed dating, dating parties where you smell each other’s t-shirts, dating in the dark and now the latest, silent speed dating. Brought to you by Sshhh Dating the concept is simple, you just have to stay silent.  No small talk, no having to think of quick come backs or witty joke and no terrible pick-up line thank goodness.  Why? Because it’s only when we’re silent that we can see what people are really like and if there is a spark, apparently body language makes up to 55% […]

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Art of Dining does the time-warp

The brains behind the creative food pop ups, Art of Dining, have done a time warp with their latest dining experience, Abigail’s Party, transporting guests back to the 70s for a night of groovy grub, retro drinks and every shade of beige known to mankind. The five course dinner will take dishes best forgotten and give them a magical touch from Moro-trained chef Ellen Parr that you won’t want to miss out on. For example the prawn cocktail may be your nans favourite dish but we bet she won’t recognise it done Art of Dining style with its subtle, infused […]

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Foxlow Launches 2nd Restaurant

Aim of the game for Will Beckett and Huw Gott when they opened the first Foxlow in Clerkenwell back in 2013 was to run a great neighbourhood restaurant. They succeeded and it’s now famed for favourite dishes like Crispy Five Pepper Squid, Foxlow Fried Chicken and Ten Hour Beef Shortrib with Kimchi. So Stoke Newington residents will be suitable ‘stoked’ to know that the duo is opening a second Foxlow – a 100 cover restaurant and bar on the former Homa site on Stoke Newington Church Street, on the 15th April. When they opened Foxlow #1, they used to live […]

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Fresh Italian food straight to your door

Over at The Handbook we like to write about the best restaurants and bars and generally the best places to eat in the city but then sometimes its winter, and when the icy winds strike staying at home can become a tempting option. But when hunger comes knocking, keep it at bay with the online Italian food delivery service, Nifeislife.com. Nifeislife.com aims at servicing an extensive selection of fresh, authentic and seasonal Italian deli products which won’t break the bank. The website is based in London and delivers tempting items like ham, breads, salami, wine and cheese straight to your […]

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Our Guide to…British Pie Week

It can’t be denied that as a nation we love pies, so much so that this week is British Pie week, which sounds like just the sort of thing we can get on board on with. From traditional meat pies with gravy and jellied eels to those cooked in Champagne, here are some of the best places to get pies in the capital – bring on the carbs:  Putney Pies Claiming to be the finest pies in the land Putney Pies on Putney High Street sure know how to make a classic British pie and it seems as if London is loving […]

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Our Guide to…British Pie Week

It can’t be denied that as a nation we love pies, so much so that this week is British Pie week, which sounds like just the sort of thing we can get on board on with. From traditional meat pies with gravy and jellied eels to those cooked in Champagne, here are some of the best places to get pies in the capital – bring on the carbs:  Putney Pies Claiming to be the finest pies in the land Putney Pies on Putney High Street sure know how to make a classic British pie and it seems as if London is loving […]

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Fashion Power Tea Review

You might dress like a fabulous diva but do you dine like one? The trendy hotel W London has launched a Fashion Power Tea in collaboration with London’s Design Museum for Women Fashion Power, an exhibition that celebrates female fashion as a form of self-expression through the ages. The afternoon tea begins with classic sandwich options like Cucumber & Greek yoghurt and Roast chicken & lemon butter, notably served on a ceramic cake stand that was designer themed shoes with a flat tray on top – our shoes were the classic black and white Chanel heels but I also spied […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Fashion Power Tea Review

You might dress like a fabulous diva but do you dine like one? The trendy hotel W London has launched a Fashion Power Tea in collaboration with London’s Design Museum for Women Fashion Power, an exhibition that celebrates female fashion as a form of self-expression through the ages. The afternoon tea begins with classic sandwich options like Cucumber & Greek yoghurt and Roast chicken & lemon butter, notably served on a ceramic cake stand that was designer themed shoes with a flat tray on top – our shoes were the classic black and white Chanel heels but I also spied […]

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Our Guide to…Top Vegetarian Restaurants in London

Ok so you’ve tried every new type of food you can to quench your ever inquisitive appetite for the new and exciting, from the finest Mayfair eateries to the less chic pop-ups of Shoreditch, and you’re wondering what else is out there? Well maybe you’ve been missing an obvious hive of new flavours in the form of vegetarian restaurants. Before you start getting trauma flashbacks from being forced to eat your greens as a child we challenge you to walk into any of the following restaurants and not walk out thinking that our herbivore amigos may be on to something. […]

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