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45 Park Lane ‘Serves’ up Wimbledon

As Dorchester Collection’s new 45 Park Lane hotel launches a special tennis dining in its Media Room, you won’t have to be on the courts to catch the action. From 24th June – 7th July guests will be able to choose a delicious ‘Wimbledon Menu’ prepared by Executive Chef David McIntyre, all enjoyed with the Wimbledon tournaments showing on large Bang & Olufsen flat screens. Whether you’re the tennis type or prefer strawberries and cream, this Wimbledon-style menu is simply a treat. From Lobster Club Sandwiches to Wagyu Burgers, Vanilla & Tonka Bean  Panna Cotta and Strawberry Gelato “Baked Alaska”, […]

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Epic SANA Launches In The Algarve

Well we are now in summer. Supposedly. When the sun shines, London really comes into its own, with the roof tops, terraces and parks bustling, but when the weather is like this, sometimes you just need to get out of London and find the sun. Which is fine when you’re off to Epic SANA. Situated just off Falesia Beach, Albufeira and within in easy reach of Faro, and set in a spacious 8 hectares of land, Epic SANA is the newest in the SANA collection and is aptly named Epic, because 1) it is and 2) it is one of […]

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Get Naked at Gourmet Burger Kitchen

As summer approaches and the bikini bods are being revealed, people are becoming more health conscious about the food they’re eating with winter stodge being replaced by light summer bites and Gourmet Burger Kitchen is no different. They have come up with the ‘naked burger’ – a burger sans the carb filled bun, simple right? They offer the option of adding GBK coleslaw with Grilled corn on the cob or a Simple Green Salad at only 50p extra. When The Handbook popped down to GBK, Notting Hill we indulged in a bunless burger in the form of the Avocado, bacon […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Get Naked at Gourmet Burger Kitchen

As summer approaches and the bikini bods are being revealed, people are becoming more health conscious about the food they’re eating with winter stodge being replaced by light summer bites and Gourmet Burger Kitchen is no different. They have come up with the ‘naked burger’ – a burger sans the carb filled bun, simple right? They offer the option of adding GBK coleslaw with Grilled corn on the cob or a Simple Green Salad at only 50p extra. When The Handbook popped down to GBK, Notting Hill we indulged in a bunless burger in the form of the Avocado, bacon […]

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Keeping it Simple at Hot Pink Grill

Hot Pink Grill has a simple menu idea complete with fresh, uncomplicated ingredients and an eco friendly approach to producing the food. Diners pick from a selection of 12 mains, divided into 4 categories; meat, chicken, fish and vegetarian. They then add one of six sides and an option of either Garlic & Herb, BBQ, Spicy Pink or Hot Pink Pesto sauce. When The Handbook checked out the latest addition to the Wimbledon Broadway we selected the Half chicken with Sweet potato fries and Spicy Pink sauce as well as the Halloumi & 7 Veg Stack (grilled halloumi, red/yellow pepper, aubergine, […]

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Summer Screenings

It’s summer screening time again. Bluebird Chelsea is erecting its annual big telly in the King’s Road courtyard and over in Shoreditch at the Aubin cinema, Soho House and Bombay Sapphire are launching the next instalment of their Edible Cinema series. Kicking things off it Chelsea, on 24 June is The Great Gatsby Screening at Bluebird. Promising to be the hottest alfresco cinema in town, Moet & Chandon Champagne usherettes will be handing out Moet Minis as well as salty popcorn cornets. The Café & Courtyard menu will also be available, not to mention the roaring all day BBQ. Booking […]

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Obika Mozzarella Masterclasses at Taste of London

Obikà will be holding two masterclasses for all Mozzarella appreciator, where guests can explore the time honoured traditions of creating the world’s finest Bufala Campana DOP to Stracciatella di Burrata. Once guests have been fully engrossed in the creation of Obikà’s Mozzarellas, they will be able to savour and taste the deliciously creamy buffalo outcome alongside a selection of antipasto and cured meats pared with Feudi di San Gregorio wine.  The second masterclass is all about pairing your Mozzarella with the perfect Aperitivo. Guests can select from a range of delicate Paestum, deliciously creamy Burrata, or the naturally smoked Affumicata, to […]

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Dhruv Baker at The Jam Tree Summer Supper Club

It’s an Indian Summer at The Jam Tree Clapham on 19th June, when Masterchef 2010 winner Dhruv Baker will take on the Summer Supper Club challenge. Cooking for fifty guests in the Jam Tree garden, expect Dhruv to whip up a three-course Indian feast worthy of any raj. Expect welcome cocktails and delicious pickled cauliflower bhajias, marinated Guinea Fowl, spiced tandoori rump of lamb with black dal and cumin potatoes. A dessert of mango, rum and pistachio syllabub will finish the meal on a sweet note. Formerly a salesman, Dhruv Baker rose to culinary heights through creativity, skill and a […]

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Bibigo Review

We featured Bibigo when it launched back in September last year but have only just gotten round to a proper visit. First impressions? LOTS of Oriental diners which boded extremely well and at 7.30pm on a Friday night the place was heaving with a cool fashion forward crowd (hello super limited edition Kenzo sweater to my left). The menu is as hip and healthy looking as the clientele. We started with a couple of the small dishes to share – Sweet & spicy rice cake (with sweet potatoes and okra glazes with chilli sauce) so much better than a bread […]

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VOC

VOC Punch House and cocktail bar in King’s Cross’ Varnishers Yard, is expanding its offering this Friday with the opening of brand new restaurant, VOC Grill which promises to help soak up some of the alcohol you might consume at the original. All that and late opening hours, an attractive courtyard area and a large cigar selection too… Promising to continue the ethos of the Dutch East India Company, or Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie (VOC), after which the venue is named, the restaurant pays homage to the original trail finding pioneers who scoured the east for new tastes, exotic flavours and […]

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Yo! Burger

So when I got the Yo! Burger press release, I must admit I rolled my eyes. Another fad. However, I take it back. This is one good fad! The ‘buns’ are made of rice and there are five options: Chicken (seasoned with teriyaki sauce and served on a bed of lettuce with red onion, mayonnaise and topped with diced pineapple and white sesame seeds), Prawn (prawn cutlet served on white cabbage spiced with a dollop of curry mayonnaise and a sprinkle of spring onion and diced beni shoga), Salmon (kimchi salmon on a bed of lettuce, kimchi pickled vegetables and […]

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The Maggie’s Enclosure at The Queen’s Club

As Andy Murray gets ready to try and win his third Aegon Championship title at The Queen’s Club next week, we are getting ready to head over to The Maggie’s Enclosure, the ultimate retro player’s lounge. Situated on Fulham Road, Maggie’s Club is all about celebrating the best of the 80’s from Sonic to Margaret Thatcher,  A Team to A HA and they serve Babycham! And next week they are bringing the 80s to The Queen’s Club, think Rubik’s cube tables, vintage umpire’s chairs, oversized wooden tennis rackets and ball shaped bean bags.  But that is not all, not one […]

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