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Eating In The Algarve

A couple of weeks ago The Handbook told you all about Epic SANA, the new 5* hotel in the Algarve, and whilst we mentioned the food, it only seems fair that we delve a little further into the wonderful Portuguese cuisine. With three bars and two restaurants in the hotel there is plenty of choice, especially as each one offers something a little different. Weary from our 4am start and journey over to Epic SANA, eating was first on our list of things to do, and so we headed over to the Abyad Restaurant, for lunch. With a mix of […]

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Christopher’s Marvellous Martini Bar

It was Tuesday, and we needed a cocktail, something classic but still inventive, something like a martini. So we headed over to Christopher’s in Covent Garden to try out their bar, which just so happens specialises in martini’s – the Martini Bar. The bar takes on a theatrical appearance, emulating the style of American Deco, it’s grand, with deep opulent colours set against gold, but still with contemporary modern fixtures such as the tubular hanging lights. And the decor rather mirrors the menu which is divided up into classic, contemporary and decadent, with martinis ranging from The Original, to the […]

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Honky Tonk’s Inaugural Eating Competition

Like hot dogs? Can eat quickly? Want to appear on the ‘Honk Wall of Awesomeness’? Yes? Then you need to stand up and take you place in eating history by attending the inaugural eating competition at Honky Tonk, the New York inspired restaurant in Chelsea. Next Tuesday, get it in your diaries, the guys at Honky Tonky will be asking those who dare to wolf down ten hot dogs in just ten minutes, Man Vs. Food style.  Those who did make the mark and succeed not only get a limited edition t-shirt, get your photo up on the ‘Honk Wall […]

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Canada Day pop-up restaurant in Trafalgar Square

Monday July 1st is Canada Day and to celebrate the team behind Canada Day International has teamed up with Shuttlecock-Inc  for an elegant one-off event in the capital’s iconic Trafalgar Square. And for one day only the square will play host to Canadian-inspired pop-up restaurant, Vieux-Québec. Shuttlecock-Inc was also behind the sell-out Mile High, a series of innovative pop-ups inspired by the golden age of air travel and this time, Mile High chef, Ollie Templeton and Canadian chef, Marc St Jacques will be serving up a range of dishes infused with the taste of Canada throughout the day. Breakfast is all […]

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Obikà, a taste of Italy in South Kensington

Last Friday, The Handbook took the rare opportunity to enjoy the last of the sunshine with a window table at Obikà mozzarella bar in South Kensington to indulge in some cheese… alot of cheese. The restaurant is painted in black but it the large open windows and the staff who were attentive and friendly ensured that the atmosphere was light and sophisticated rather than being dark and stuffy. After being seated, we were brought an orange liqueur cocktail by the devilishly charming waiter, it was sweet, yet refreshing and worked well with the buffalo mozzarella that they served it with, […]

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Obikà, a taste of Italy in South Kensington

Last Friday, The Handbook took the rare opportunity to enjoy the last of the sunshine with a window table at Obikà mozzarella bar in South Kensington to indulge in some cheese… alot of cheese. The restaurant is painted in black but it the large open windows and the staff who were attentive and friendly ensured that the atmosphere was light and sophisticated rather than being dark and stuffy. After being seated, we were brought an orange liqueur cocktail by the devilishly charming waiter, it was sweet, yet refreshing and worked well with the buffalo mozzarella that they served it with, […]

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Royal Quarter Café

The Quarter Group (other venues include Chelsea Quarter Café on King’s Road, River Quarter Kitchen in Plantation Wharf Battersea and Heal’s Quarter Café and Quarter Café Express at the Heal’s flagship store in Tottenham Court Road) is launching Royal Quarter Café, near Buckingham Palace, on Buckingham Gate. The menu will be a modern mix of seasonal, healthy comfort food – including homemade bread and pastries, all-day breakfast, sandwiches and soups, sharing plates, hearty salads, afternoon tea, and cakes and tarts, all available to eat in or take-away. Savoury options include homemade brioche with poached pears, crème fraîche and mixed berry […]

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Truck Stop Rolls into London

4th of July isn’t just Independence day it is also the start of Truck Stop a two day food feast in Canary Wharf. Twenty of the best food trucks will be rolling into East London with the aim of enhancing London’s alfresco dining and pioneering attitude to food. And whilst Independence day is all about America, and they certainly like their food, the cuisine at Truck Stop is all about the best of British food trucks. Expect to indulge in BBQ, tacos, sample beer from the Camden Town Brewery and  being  in London, there has at least got to be […]

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Bocca di Lupo pops up in Hyde Park

Bocca Di Lupo is launching a pop-up trattoria alongside Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time in Hyde Park – the 10 day event of shows by Bon Jovi, Lionel Ritchie, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, JLS and the Beach Boys. Bocca di Lupo in the Park runs from 5th July with some great deals on tickets via toptable – such as a four course meal with wine pairings and access to the backstage bar – gig tickets included – all for £100. However, for those who’d rather enjoy Jacob Kenedy’s food in peace and quiet, the trattoria also be open from Monday […]

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Monty’s

Monty’s Wine Bar & Restaurant launches this week, serving an impressive selection of Cichetti and charcuterie as well as a delectable array of Italian dishes. It promises simple and uncomplicated dishes, using the freshest ingredients, sourced and imported directly from small artisan producers in Italy and the UK. All of the hams on the charcuterie menu have been handpicked from the farms of Italy, such as the Sardinian Sheep Ham and Organic Smoked Friuli Ham. Cichetti options include Zucchini Flower filled with Ricotta Cheese and Mint, Scallops on Shell with Pea Shoots and Aromatic Croutons or Smoked Swordfish Carpaccio. Otherwise […]

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