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Openings & Launches

Flesh & Buns

Next month, the team behind Bone Daddies will open Flesh and Buns in Covent Garden. Inspired by Japanese izakayas, Flesh and Buns will specialise in hirata buns (DIY filled steamed buns). Taiwanese in origin, the name translates as ‘tiger eating pork’ due to their folded appearance and common filling. The restaurant will showcase a variety of ‘flesh’ (fillings) including Slow roasted shoulder of lamb with Korean flavours; Whole baby chicken with yuzu koshu; and Robata grilled seabass with coriander miso. The flesh and buns will be served along with salad vegetables, sauces and pickles with diners encouraged to build their […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Damson & Co – A Great British Deli

Last Week the Handbook went deep into the heart of Soho to Damson and Co, a newly opened Deli and Bakery on Brewer street.  Almost like a “room of requirement”, this great new venue seems to be the answer to every trendy Londoner’s prayers – a winner for breakfast, coffee, lunch, drinks… or anything! Come morning or evening, Damson & Co’s cool rustic interior creates a relaxing environment to escape the hustle and bustle of the city streets. In line with current vogues; this eco-friendly establishment loves its locally sourced ingredients in celebration of all things British. The service was […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Ben’s Canteen Launch New Dinner Menu

Following the success of their famed brunch and cocktail menu’s, Ben’s Canteen have treated us to an exciting new dinner menu, bursting with a new range of their legendary Big Juicy Burgers; try the Wandsworth Food Bank Burger, a lamb and coriander creation filled with pickled ginger, cucumber and wasabi mayo, guaranteed to keep the taste buds happy. Alternatively, if you feel like a challenge, the monstrous ‘Salad Dodger’ is perfect for you; set yourself up against 2 beef patties, topped with bacon and double cheese! If you’re looking for a lighter option ladies, Ben’s Canteen are also bringing a […]

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Hotels

Avenue 32 ‘at home’

Luxury E-tailer, Avenue 32, is teaming up with plush hotel residence, Grosvenor House Apartments by Jumeirah Living to offer guests a range of exclusive fashion and lifestyle services. The partnership will not only provide guests with free shipping to the Park Lane address but also complimentary membership to the Avenue 32 Black Door VIP scheme which includes same day delivery to the Apartments and a range of services from the newly introduced Clothes Concierge. The Clothes Concierge provides customers with a free styling and personal shopping service at their home, alterations and repairs, clothes storage and emergency overnight bags containing […]

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Openings & Launches

The 3 Crowns

Three new generation pub enthusiasts, Luca Mathiszig-Lee, Lee Urch and Rohit are launching The 3 Crowns Public House and Kitchen this week off Old Street in Shoreditch. Head Chef is Lee Urch, who worked alongside Jeremy Lee for over 10 years and assisted in the launch of Quo Vadis; Restaurant Manager, Rohit, launched and ran the rooftop at Boundary while bar manager, Luca Mathiszig-Lee spent seven years at The Eagle in Farringdon. On entry, a green tile exterior gives way to the solid oak panelling, leather banquettes and beautiful skylights inside. The venue is split in two by a grand […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Street Feast is back

It’s official, Street Feast is back. You don’t even have to wait as things kick off tonight. For 9 glorious weeks over the summer, Dalston Yard will be host to the pioneering food market every Friday and Saturday. Each week a dazzling mix of street traders and chefs will be cooking up some of the best street food around including Lardo, Quality Chop House,  Breddos Taccos’ famous chilli back shot and Vinne Goute’s octopus curry and parrot fish cakes.   On Saturdays things get started at midday, so if you have spent Friday night at the market enjoying a couple […]

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New Jungle Floors at the Rainforest Cafe

The Rainforest café invites you to swing deeper into the jungle as the interactive experience just got even more real. Children and adults alike can immerse themselves in a world of life-like animatronic elephants, gorillas, snakes and jaguars amid the sounds of wildlife. A new forest floor display is complete with shimmering leaves which blow beneath the feet and red-eyed frogs which hop around in the jungle flora and sauna. Cool off in the forest pond where digital fish swim happily in underfoot projections mimicking the wildlife in the tanks of the restaurant. As the Rainforest Café grows, other jungles […]

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Reviews

The Handbook Reviews the Menu Deluxe at Harrods

Harrods have given the Midas touch to their menu with the introduction of the Menu Deluxe. Using the most luxurious and premium ingredients, the menu which is spread across eight of the restaurants on three floors, is everything you would expect from a menu designed by Harrods pulling out all the stops. It’s decadent, exclusive and priced at £100 a dish, but after our recent visit, we can say worth every penny. On Wednesday evening, we escaped the heat of Knightsbridge and pulled up a pew at the Bentley’s Sea Grill on the first floor. Their offering to the menu […]

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Reviews

The Handbook Reviews the Menu Deluxe at Harrods

Harrods have given the Midas touch to their menu with the introduction of the Menu Deluxe. Using the most luxurious and premium ingredients, the menu which is spread across eight of the restaurants on three floors, is everything you would expect from a menu designed by Harrods pulling out all the stops. It’s decadent, exclusive and priced at £100 a dish, but after our recent visit, we can say worth every penny. On Wednesday evening, we escaped the heat of Knightsbridge and pulled up a pew at the Bentley’s Sea Grill on the first floor. Their offering to the menu […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bonnie Gull Open a Cocktail Deck

Bonnie Gull is a delightful seaside restaurant in the heart of the city. Since opening its doors last year, Bonnie Gull has enjoyed a super successful launch, fast becoming a trusted source of the finest fresh British seafood. Bonnie Gull’s philosophy is centred around showcasing the best produce from around our shores in a sustainable, accessible and affordable manner. The catch varies from day to day but includes Isle of Man Queenies, Inverawe Smoked Salmon and Cornish Hake. Executive Chef Luke Robinson has also devised some smaller snack-sized dishes including; Isle of Barra cockles with parsley and bacon or salt […]

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