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Adam Handling at Caxton: Review

Having been tipped as one of the 30 under 30 to watch, winning the British Chef of the year 2014 and being the runner up in the MasterChef last year, Adam Handling has certainly achieved a lot recently and that’s before we even mention that he has just opened his new restaurant Adam Handling at Caxton and all before he is 26 – just shows what you can achieve when you aren’t addicted to Netflix… ahem. Anyway let’s not get too down about what we haven’t done yet as hey we might not have opened a restaurant but at least […]

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Salmontini Le Resto Review

Salmontini le Resto recently opened in London, making it the first European venue from the Salmontini brand. Situated in Belgravia, the focus on the food is salmon with a selection of cold and hot salmon specialties including an extensive array of sushi and sashimi. The restaurant itself has a great décor and blends in well with the affluent neighbourhood; guests are invited to sit at the bar before being seated in the adjacent restaurant. After we were seated at our table, tell-tale signs of the newness of the restaurant appeared as a host of different waiters that came over in […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Salmontini Le Resto Review

Salmontini le Resto recently opened in London, making it the first European venue from the Salmontini brand. Situated in Belgravia, the focus on the food is salmon with a selection of cold and hot salmon specialties including an extensive array of sushi and sashimi. The restaurant itself has a great décor and blends in well with the affluent neighbourhood; guests are invited to sit at the bar before being seated in the adjacent restaurant. After we were seated at our table, tell-tale signs of the newness of the restaurant appeared as a host of different waiters that came over in […]

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The Four Thieves Review

I am proud to admit, there is nothing that I enjoy more than a good gin and tonic, (pop in a cucumber slice and you’ll make my week), which is why I knew I was in for a good night when I headed to The Four Thieves pub in Battersea. The newly opened haunt, which is quickly becoming renound for its many combinations of gin and fresh ale, houses its own brewery and in the near future, will be extending this to create its own fresh gin. It is safe to say I had strong expectations before I arrived and […]

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Mexican Street Food Masterclass

As anyone who has ever travelled knows, when trying to really experience a new place you need to immerse yourself as a local, getting off the beaten track which includes avoiding tourist areas and expensive restaurants in lieu of street vendors. Even in London the tide has turned on fine dining and now people are happy to spend hours queuing for street food. Hot on this trend, Jenius Social is teaching guests how to whip up street food with the next class stopping off in mighty Mexico. If opening a bag of Doritos is the extent of your Mexican cooking […]

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Immersive Theatre: A Trail of History

Freshly graduated from university, I cannot help but lovingly look back on the pub crawls that so often marked the student calendar. Although these alcohol fuelled evenings were probably not the most cultural affairs, they were always good fun and have surprisingly created and onslaught of mostly happy memories. Despite this, it is probably time to broaden horizons…even if this does only mean upgrading a round of pub golf to a pub tour tippled in history. For this exact reason, here at The Handbook we were delighted to hear about the Toast of History Pub Trail that will be taking […]

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Foxcroft & Ginger, East Review

Easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for, Foxcroft & Ginger’s latest opening in East London is nestled within a row of shops on Mile End Road and while from the outside it looks somewhat non-descript, within it’s a cavernous coffee shop that serves up unusual combinations of decadent brunch and lunchtime options. It has a cool, laid-back atmosphere and given that it was busy even when we were there at 11am on a Tuesday, it’s already proved its popularity. Upon setting foot inside you quickly realise that it caters perfectly to the edgy East End types, […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Foxcroft & Ginger, East Review

Easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re looking for, Foxcroft & Ginger’s latest opening in East London is nestled within a row of shops on Mile End Road and while from the outside it looks somewhat non-descript, within it’s a cavernous coffee shop that serves up unusual combinations of decadent brunch and lunchtime options. It has a cool, laid-back atmosphere and given that it was busy even when we were there at 11am on a Tuesday, it’s already proved its popularity. Upon setting foot inside you quickly realise that it caters perfectly to the edgy East End types, […]

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Openings & Launches

Señor Ceviche

Today, Peruvian pop-up, Señor Ceviche, is going perm in Kingly Court, Carnaby Street with a Latino fiesta of tapas style plates of ceviche, Peruvian street food and fiery BBQ plus freshly shaken Pisco Sours and ice cold Peruvian beer. Founder, Harry Edmeades did his research working in top restaurants in Lima to hone his skills and also sources many of his ingredients direct from Peruvian chilli farmers and pisco producers. Try saying that after a couple of Pisco Sours! Order the signature ceviches, with the original Sea Bream & King Prawn Ceviche with Aji Amarillo Tiger’s Milk & Crispy Baby […]

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Welcome to Woodlandia

Who says that Londoners are not outdoorsy? Just because we are based in the city, does not mean that we don’t enjoy a little fix of countryside and now we can prove those critics wrong with the return of the Queen of Hoxton’s Woodlandia. Following the success of the last year’s WigWamBam, the rooftop of the Queen of Hoxton will channel Narnia, transforming into an enchanted forest on 31st October, complete with moss-covered tree stumps and mandatory woodland pines. Enjoy the best parts of camping, cosying up to loved ones in the WigWamBam, whilst roasting marshmallows in an open fire […]

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