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Poppies Fish & Chips

Poppies Fish and Chips of Spitalfields has just opened a sister restaurant on Hawley Crescent and just like at the original, chips are peeled and handcut on site from British farmed maris piper potatoes supplied by a fourth generation family business and fish – delivered fresh every day from T Bush, third generation supplier in Billingsgate – is sustainably sourced. The team is keen to embrace and support the local community and residents so the Camden restaurant is sourcing ice cream from Marine Ices in Chalk Farm, ales from the Camden Brewery, Nude Coffee in Brick Lane, sausages from the […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Food & Film at Charlotte Street Hotel

Charlotte Street Hotel will be launching ‘Food & Film’ this month, which will see a food personality introduce a film that has influence and inspired their work and on Monday 29th April, the hotel welcomes Jonathan Phang to the hotel. Phang has worked extensively in the fashion industry but has always harboured a great passion for cooking, and has published a book , The Pepperpot Club, which celebrates his Chinese- Caribbean upbringing in London and all the wonderful recipes he had growing up. The film he will be introducing is What’s Cooking?  Released in 2000 the film focuses on four […]

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Rivington Grill goes to the dogs

  The Rivington Grill in Shoreditch and Greenwich is celebrating St George’s Day next Tuesday 23 April with a quintessentially British menu for lunch and dinner courtesy of Head Chef, Simon Wadham. In honour of England's patron saint, customers will be able to dine on Steamed St Enodoc asparagus, crispy fried pheasant egg, pea shoots as a starter; a main of Veal cutlet, fairy ring mushrooms, Jersey royals and then Bakewell tart and custard for dessert, (£22.50 for 3 courses). However, you can also get patriotic even sooner by celebrating the Queen's 86th birthday at the Shoreditch venue on Sunday 21. Any guests who arrive with […]

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Run For Love 1000

It is estimated that profits from child trafficking amount to more than Google, Nike and Starbucks’ profits combined. Two children are sold every minute. This Sunday will see thousands of runners taking to the streets of London to embark on the London marathon, one of the city’s biggest annual events, bringing together runners from all over the world, all with the same aims: to complete the distance, to beat their times and to raise money for charity.  Each day The Handbook brings you the latest news about what is going on in London, the most exciting venues, the events you […]

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New Spring Menu at Rowley’s

In the heart of St James on the esteemed Jermyn Street is the infamous Rowley’s Restaurant. Steeped in history, the restaurant stands in the former original Walls Butcher Shop. And much of the 19th century decors and features still remain, including the stained glass windows. But whilst the building might be historic, the restaurant is very much in the present day with their new Rowley’s app available on iPhones and Android phones, which if downloaded and shown at the table will give diners, 10 % off their final bill. But this should not be the only reason to visit, their […]

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Le Pont de la Tour’s Pâtisserie tasting menu

Author Ernestine Ulmer once said ‘Life is uncertain. Eat Dessert first.’ But sometimes a main course isn’t necessary at all, sometimes all you really need is cake and pudding. Well riverside French restaurant, Le Pont de la Tour is whisking guests away for a taste of Paris and letting everyone indulge in their sweeter side by introducing their ‘With Love from Paris’ pâtisserie tasting menu. Created by Executive Head Chef Tom Cook, who trained with Master Pastry Chef Laurent Duchêne in Parris, the menu features Tarte au Chocolat, Praline Profiteroles and Pistachio Madeleines.  And the best part? You get to […]

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The Mount Street Deli Baby Box

Whether you’re the Duchess of Cambridge, Kim Kardashian or Julia Restoin Roitfeld (daughter of style maven Carine and proprietor of yummy mummy website, Romy and the Bunnies), all new and expectant mums will love Mount Street Deli’s brand new Baby Box hamper. This box of delights not only contains energising goodies for mum and essentials for the baby, but also a “first-week-home-take-away-dinner” gift card (perfect if you don’t have a house keeper or house husband) for three main course dishes and one dessert available for pick up or delivery from the Deli and a “tea-and-cake for two” gift card for […]

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British Food Producers Festival at the Royal Garden Hotel

On 23rd of April it’s St George’s Day and what better way to celebrate all things English and indeed British by indulging in some fabulous food. Because England’s cuisine isn’t just about fish and chips, Sunday roasts and pie and mash, although we are pretty good at those too. And none know this more so than  the Terrace Restaurant at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington who will be holding a  week long British Good Producers Festival, which The Handbook is rather excited about! Throughout the week, different food producers and suppliers will be holding master classes in the Park […]

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Hotels

50 Year Culinary Celebration at London Hilton

Marking 50 years since it first opened its doors to the public, on 17th April 1963, London Hilton on Park Lane is launching an exclusive, limited edition 50th Anniversary Afternoon Tea and a nostalgic anniversary menu, inspired by the hotel’s opening year. The exclusive 1963 inspired three-course dining menu, available for a limited period and priced at £19.63 per person, will include starters like Prawn Cocktail with Marie-rose sauce and a side of Melba toast, Consommé de boeuf or a classic Waldorf Salad. Mains include Calves Liver and bacon with onion gravy; Duck à la Orange and Poached Salmon à la russe. To finish, diners can enjoy […]

Openings & Launches

One Leicester Street

International boutique hotel group Unlisted Collection is launching new Chinatown hotel, One Leicester Street. This is the latest project from Singaporean hotelier Peng Loh. Located at the former St John Hotel site in the heart of Chinatown, the new hotel will join six boutique hotels and restaurants in Singapore, Shanghai, London and, come 2014, Sydney. With branding by A Practice for Everyday Life and interiors by Universal Design Studio, One Leicester Street is an intimate 15 room hotel with a bar and restaurant. “Our aim was to create a brand identity for One Leicester Street whose reach extends beyond a […]

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Bring the Happy

Art collective Invisible Flock would like us to join them in a new nationwide project – part public art, part installation, part performance – but the name of the game is to map the happiness of the UK. The collective is embarking on a tour of the UK and as they go, is asking ordinary people to place a moment of happiness onto a map of their town or city. Artists Ben Eaton, Victoria Pratt and Richard Warburton will ask passers-by to describe their key moment of happiness, explaining where it happened and, on a scale of 1-10, how happy […]

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London’s Speak Easies

Made famous to many by Fat Sam and Bugsy Malone, speak easies first came about during the Prohibition era in America. Alcohol had been banned, but that didn’t stop America’s society finding ways to have a good time in secret drinking dens. The gangsters and bans may have gone but the glamour and secrecy is still there, and speak easies have been popping up all over London: hidden in Chelsea, disguised in Soho, here are some of The Handbook’s favourites: Milk and Honey Just as the best speak easies should be, member’s club, Milk and Honey is well and truly […]

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