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One Day at The Roof Gardens

The staple of any spring is a visit to The Roof Gardens on Kensington High Street and hopefully by May the sun will be making more of a regular appearance, because on May 5th The Roof Gardens are celebrating their 75th anniversary with ‘One Day’. Between 1pm and 8pm the private members club will be opening its door for a day of partying. DJ Benji Boko will be headlining and getting the festivities going alongside other DJs. Oh and our favourite part? The new 75th sharing cocktails served in watering cans such as Mallards Muse, a crisp mix of St […]

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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 […]

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Mozzarella May at Sartoria Restaurant

Inspired by the ‘Streets of Mozzarella’ festival in Italy, Mayfair restaurant Sartoria will devote the entire month of May to celebrating one of Italy’s most popular exports. Mozzarella. Sartoria restaurant has been inspired by the ‘Streets of Mozzarella’ festival in Italy. The month of May is being dedicated and devoted to celebrating one of Italy’s most popular exports, the humble Mozzarella. Throughout the month guests will be able to share a giant 2kg Mozzarella plait called a ‘treccia’ which is perfect to indulge in with friends and comes with grilled Mediterranean vegetables or if the thought of 2kg of Mozzarella […]

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Street Feast

From now until the end of June, come 5pm of a Friday, London’s coolest foodies are heading to Kingsland Road’s Merchant Yard. The former Travis Perkins builders merchants is undergoing a gastronomic make-over thanks to some of London’s best loved street traders and Ben Spalding’s Stripped Back fare. The rising superstar chef, formerly of Heston Blumenthal’s Fat Duck and Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir,  will offer quick, interesting, delicious and high quality food at super affordable prices atop a raised dining terrace overlooking the yard. “Even from just walking around the merchant yard site, I was immediately drawn to the mezzanine […]

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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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Michael Wignall hosts pop up at The Rib Room and Bar

This May sees British Chef Michael Wignall hosting a pop up at the Rib Room and Bar restaurant at the wonderful Jumeirah Carlton Tower in Knightsbridge. Michael Wignall at The Latymer in Pennyhill Park, Surrey opened in 2008 and soon became one of the country’s most prestigious restaurants.  Having been awarded his second Michelin star recently and having 5 AA Rosettes, he is one of the most sought after chefs. And between 15th – 18th May he will be serving an eight course tasting menu available at dinner, bringing his unique style of cooking to London. So for all those […]

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Dining at Dusk at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley

The Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley at the iconic  hotel in Knightsbridge is on to a winner with its new Dining at Dusk menu available at Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley. If you are looking for fine dining and want an early supper, a quick bite after work or are a little peckish after attending a West end event, then this menu is perfect. Created by two Michelin starred chef Marcus Wareing, the menu includes delicious courses such as wild asparagus risotto truffle and lemon, meringue and iced tea. Bookings for the two course dinner can be made between 6- 6:30 pm or […]

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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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Bar Launch of Goat

The new owners of Goat, Steve and Katia, spent almost 8 months refurbishing the inside of former Goat In Boots and it was well worth the wait. They stripped back the old interior to discover the amazing original features and bring new life into the 350 year old pub, creating a vintage and industrial feel. The lower floors are reserved for dining whilst upstairs boasts the bar area with an interesting choice of DJ booth in the form of a former church pulpit, perfect for spinning out sinful tunes. The cocktails at Goat are a little bit special due to […]

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Heaton Butler & Bayne

Brand new restaurant Heaton, Butler and Bayne has just launched in Covent Garden. Created by Robert Siegler (Le Deuxieme and Broadway Market’s Market Café), customers will experience a daily changing menu of bistro style dishes using quality, locally sourced produce. Located in a former stained glass factory on the corner of Floral and Garrick Street in Covent Garden, the restaurant will offer an innovative blend of seasonal dishes alongside an original and exciting interior design. Designed by Gundry & Ducker, interiors are all about natural celebrating bold starkness with wooden furniture and clean lines throughout. Visitors will find themselves in […]

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