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London’s first tofu bar launches at Naga

Pan Asian Restaurant and Bar, Naga, has just launched London’s first dedicated Tofu Bar. Executive Head Chef Silken Tofu, Fachri Syarief, uses a special type of tofu called Silken, made from Soy Milk but with a smoother creamier texture due to a slower coagulation process. Syarief describes it as ‘akin to a mild and savory crème caramel’! His Mixed Tofu Platter features Tofu with roasted tomato, Crispy tofu with seven spice pepper and citrus wasabi dip and steamed. Then there are tofu pouches stuffed with beansprouts and shredded carrots accompanied by a sweet chili dip and even Spicy tofu fries. […]

Culture

Ohh Deer Pop Up at Wolf & Badger

If you’ve seen some electic, quirky or just plain cool illustrations in magazines, Topshop t-shirts, Urban Outfitters or that little boutique down the road, then the chances are it could have been created by Ohh Deer and now you have the chance to get your hands on a selection of their work at Wolf & Badger, when the two join forces to create a pop up shop. Running from 21st June until the 4thJuly, the pop up shop at the Dover Street store, will be selling all sorts of illustrated treats to buy, including home ware and stationary, and work […]

News

FIJI Stolen Supper Club

FIJI water does some great under-the-radar marketing and events and last week’s collaboration with Stolen Supper Club is as under-the-radar as it gets. Guests only found out the venue a couple of days prior to the event (a house in W11 is all that we can reveal) where they were greeted with a Bell & Brisket street vending van parked outside serving delicious Little Lord Rupert canapés – salt beef and pickled cabbage on black rye. Stolen runs monthly dining experiences where each course is literally ‘stolen’ from London’s hottest restaurants. And true to form we ate Balthazar inspired onion […]

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Openings & Launches

Flesh and Buns Hits Covent Garden

Gory as the name might sound, this new restaurant creation from Ross Shonhan and the team at Bone Daddies will soon be on your list for laid-back, Japanese-style eating out, all in the heart of bustling Covent Garden. Opening its doors next month, the thing to try at Flesh and Buns will be the special hirata buns (steamed buns that you fill yourself) in a menu specially designed for sharing. White the Taiwanese etymology of the hirata bun originally translates as ‘tiger eating pork’, don’t let that put you off. With a whole selection of personalized fillings from slow roasted […]

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Openings & Launches

ACCIUGA

New Italian restaurant Acciuga opens on Kensington High Steet today. Brains behind the venture is 24 year old former lawyer and projessional rugby player, Guglielmo Arnulfo. The venue will focus on food from Arnulfo's childhood, specialising in the dishes from the region of Liguria, in Italy. Arnulfo has been honing his cooking skills for three years and has developed the menu himself. There is a strong focus on provenance and fantastic quality ingredients with dishes including Stuffed Courgette Blossoms, Troffie al Pesto – a Ligurian speciality pasta with just flour and water, and Cuttlefish in Zimino –  Tuscan Cuttlefish Stew. […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

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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Reviews

To Sicily and back: Mile High Club

Last week The Handbook not only went back in time to the 1950s but we also flew to Sicily, not bad in three hours really. As much as we would like to have really gone, we were in fact just reviewing the wonderful Mile High Dining Club, inspired by the golden age of travel, the guys behind the club have taken the best parts, the food, the drink and the outfits and created by a series of pop ups in different locations, flying to different destinations and when we saw the menu for Sicily we knew we had to go […]

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Reviews

To Sicily and back: Mile High Club

Last week The Handbook not only went back in time to the 1950s but we also flew to Sicily, not bad in three hours really. As much as we would like to have really gone, we were in fact just reviewing the wonderful Mile High Dining Club, inspired by the golden age of travel, the guys behind the club have taken the best parts, the food, the drink and the outfits and created by a series of pop ups in different locations, flying to different destinations and when we saw the menu for Sicily we knew we had to go […]

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Openings & Launches

Epic SANA 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. Situated just off Falesia Beach, Albufeira and within in easy reach of Faro, set in a spacious 8 hectares of land, the hotel is the newest  in the SANA collection and is aptly named Epic, because 1) it is and 2) it is one of their 5* hotels (the hotels range from SANA style to […]

Openings & Launches

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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Hotels

Game Set and Match at the Caxton Terrace

Although the weather may not realise it, it will soon be summer and as that approaches so does the Wimbledon Tennis. For those who will be braving the weather, rain or shine, the Caxton Terrace at the St Ermin’s Hotel will be will broadcasting the tennis live from two large outdoor screens showing every minute of the SW19 tennis action. Guests will be able to relax and enjoy the games in style with a glass of English sparkling wine (award-winning Gusbourne blanc de blancs 2007 from Kent at £11 per glass), rose Champagne (Lauren Perrier Cuvee Rose NV at £18 per glass) or […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Roaring 20s Afternoon Tea at Season

“I’m going to call up Daisy tomorrow and invite her over here to tea.” It’s the moment where Daisy and Great Gatsby first set eyes on each other after several years, afternoon tea at Nick Carraway’s house. And so with London celebrating Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of the infamous book it seems only proper that there is at least one afternoon tea honouring this both poignant, and humorous moment in the book. Step in Harvey Nichols and Season at the Fifth Floor with their opulent ‘Roaring 20s Afternoon Tea’. Gatsby sends flowers to decorate Nick’s house, and whilst his were over […]

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