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Almeida: Review

When it comes to restaurants you think most things have already been covered, we’ve had dining in the dark, mystery menus, eating whilst precariously perched in the sky and way underground, but the Almeida over in Islington have created something brand spanking new; they have done away with the wine list, making them the first restaurant in London to do so. Instead they have a wine wall, where diners can go up and choose their wine based on the tasting notes or they can leave it up to the sommelier to make the choices based on what they are eating […]

Openings & Launches

London Cocktail Week

It’s finally here: London Cocktail Week! Cocktail aficionados across the capital can rejoice as it’s   back for the fifth year and with over 250 bars and drinking dens taking part, it is seven days of drinking, partying, pop-ups, talks and master classes. So buy your wristband, get your hangover cures ready and prepare your liver for a week of merriment. Here are some of The Handbook’s favourite events going on: The Ampersand Hotel Cocktail Tea If you’ve had one too many cocktails and need a little sustenance then head to The Ampersand in South Kensington for a spot of tea […]

Hotels

Spa to You at Hilton on Park Lane

It was meant to be a simple journey home from Barcelona on a Sunday night, an hour and a half flight, nice and easy yet somehow delay after delay after delay meant it took 10 hours. 10 hours. Not the end I wanted to my holiday, but one thing kept me going, knowing that I had booked into Spa to You at the Hilton Park Lane the next night. And boy did I need that massage. The spa is located on the lower ground floor of the hotel and offers an extensive range of treatments, massages and services (waxing, threading […]

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Spiaggia

It may be the end of the summer but life’s still a beach in Fulham Broadway thanks to new Italian restaurant and bar, Spiaggia (meaning ‘beach’ in Italian just so you know) opening this month.  The ground floor restaurant features a menu by Mish Haddad packed full of little plates of Italian tapas including  arancini, salmon carpaccio seared tuna and pollo pops (crunchy chicken nuggets stuffed with cheese) alongside salads, pasta dishes and ‘spiedini’ – skewers from the robata grill and ‘piadinas’ – thin Italian flatbreads with fillings like Salami Napoli, Mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes and Provolone cheese and […]

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myhotel Chelsea Review

Tucked away in the residential area of Chelsea, a short walk from Sloane Square station is myhotel Chelsea, one of the three in the myhotel group alongside the Bloomsbury and Brighton venues. The Chelsea venue has been in the press recently due to the launch of Tanya’s Raw Food Café earlier this month, which is focussed on serving living cuisine through cutting edge techniques. The hotel itself has also undergone a refurbishment with a very modern but cosy feel to it and The Handbook went to see for itself. There are 45 rooms in the hotel including a very special […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

myhotel Chelsea Review

Tucked away in the residential area of Chelsea, a short walk from Sloane Square station is myhotel Chelsea, one of the three in the myhotel group alongside the Bloomsbury and Brighton venues. The Chelsea venue has been in the press recently due to the launch of Tanya’s Raw Food Café earlier this month, which is focussed on serving living cuisine through cutting edge techniques. The hotel itself has also undergone a refurbishment with a very modern but cosy feel to it and The Handbook went to see for itself. There are 45 rooms in the hotel including a very special […]

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October 2014 Openings

It’s official the winter is coming, it’s harder to get up in the mornings and the evenings are getting darker. You know what we need in times like this? Comfort food, food for the soul, we’re done with salads, over the detox diet. Good thing then that this month sees the arrival of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, a salt beef bar, the third Herman ze German and the next Fish and Chip Shop… prepare for hibernation, here is The Handbook’s guide to the best new restaurants opening in London during October.  Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Arguably as infamous as ‘Run […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Get Creative at Bite Me Pizza

Have you ever tried to make your own pizza? We mean really make it – shop bought dough is not allowed. If so, you know what appears to be a fairly easy task can quickly become rather challenging and end in tears. Cue misshapen bases, under-proved dough and a very unhappy chef. For this reason, we were delighted to discover Bite Me Pizzas; a shabby chic pizzeria based in Notting Hill, where customers can choose from over thirty toppings in which to create a custom-made pizza. Founded by twenty-two year old Christopher Mannesis, the ethos of the restaurant is simple: […]

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Restaurant at Tate Modern Review

The Evening Standard has described the level 6 restaurant at the Tate Modern as ‘one of the best views in London’ so I knew I would be in for a good time on my review – and then it rained. Luckily for me, despite the weather’s best efforts to dampen my view, the mist didn’t manage to cloud the view of St Paul’s from across the river which is the main attraction. The rest of the skyline was left to my imagination which I reckon on a clear day would be beautiful. Once we were seated and had assigned ourselves […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Restaurant at Tate Modern Review

The Evening Standard has described the level 6 restaurant at the Tate Modern as ‘one of the best views in London’ so I knew I would be in for a good time on my review – and then it rained. Luckily for me, despite the weather’s best efforts to dampen my view, the mist didn’t manage to cloud the view of St Paul’s from across the river which is the main attraction. The rest of the skyline was left to my imagination which I reckon on a clear day would be beautiful. Once we were seated and had assigned ourselves […]

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