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Rotli crew residency at The King & Co

Fish fingers with a side of peas and sweetcorn is what we grew up eating so we are ever so slightly envious to learn of more exotic childhood mealtimes. Pop-up chef duo Ben France and Aneesha Noonan began Rotli Crew after a global culinary adventure, eating their way around the world and finally settling on a modern Indian-inspired signature style based heavily on family recipes. Rotli Crew are bringing their Indian inspired food to Clapham when they launch their 2 month residency at The King & Co pub on Monday 5th October. Recipes from the duos upbringings have produced a […]

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The Best Champagne Bars in London

In the words of Brigitte Bardot; ‘Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I feel tired’ and we couldn’t agree with her more. Not only does it have fewer calories than any other alcoholic tipple but it can’t help but make you feel sophisticated, not that we needed any excuse to divulge in a glass or two. Whether it’s pink, with strawberries or your everyday classic Moet, we’ve rounded up our favourite Champagne Bars to go and enjoy the good stuff. And good stuff it has to be, we’ll be able to tell if it’s ‘Charlemagne’….

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3rd Ceru Opens

First we’re told that we’re going to have an Indian summer, next thing it’s lashing it down with rain and we’re told that it’s going to be the coldest winter for fifty years… ah British weather, that fickle old thing. Well the one place that is determined to keep the holiday mood going is Ceru, the Eastern Mediterranean restaurant. They’re opening their third restaurant on Canon Street next week and they’re big fans of summer. Vibrant Levantine food, craft beers, artisan coffee and of course cocktails are going to be the order of the day. Executive Chef, Tom Kime (River […]

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Following the success of their annual, sell-out summer event, FriendsFest, Comedy Central UK is returning, in partnership with The Luna Cinema, to launch FriendsFestive, an event celebrating all the best seasonal moments from the world’s favourite TV show, Friends.

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Oysters and Champagne on the Southbank

Backseat drinking on a double decker conjures up images of underage boys clutching tinnies but if you are wanting to upgrade this image with something frankly a lot classier but also a bit cheeky then we think we have the answer; it’s big, red and parked up on the Southbank. A double decker is now home to Ed Ford and Ben Hamilton’s ‘The Bloody Oyster’. A crowdfunded venture bringing oysters to the masses in street food form, the boys believe that the humble mollusk should be less of a superior delicacy and available to everyone, the way they were in […]

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8 Of The Best Breakfast Spots in London

We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if you ask us, that means that we have the right to make the absolute most of this morning munch. In the spirit of early morning fine dining, we’ve rounded up 8 of the best breakfast spots in London, so that you can sample them all on your quest for the tastiest brekkie – however, we can’t be held responsible for the calorie intake this guide may lead to.

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Refreshingly British Afternoon Tea

Here at The Handbook we are suckers for the latest offering of teas from a remote village in China finely brewed overnight at the perfect temperature with macaroons presented in a flower pot but sometimes we do crave the good old traditional English afternoon tea. This Autumn, the OXO Tower Restaurant are stripping things back following the success of their ‘Not Afternoon Teas’, so alongside the whimsical cocktail and dessert pairings is something much more familiar. This afternoon tea is something much more like Aunt Mabel would prepare for you, albeit with the culinary talents of a leading London Head Chef and […]

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The House of Peroni returns

A new wave of Italian creative talent from the worlds of food, drink, fashion and design is returning to the capital as the House of Peroni takes up a new residency in East London. Visitors are expected to make themselves feel at home as they explore the house featuring specially-commissioned artworks by Italian designers, artists and architects and to relax at one of three beautifully designed bars offering exciting infused drinks. Guests will enter the warm bustling kitchen and be greeted by delightful smells and a never ending dining table offering delicious Michelin-starred food. From there, they will be invited to […]

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Bernardi’s Opens

Tomorrow, brothers Gabriel and Marcello Bernardi will open Bernardi’s, a modern Italian restaurant which will sit on the corner between Seymour Street and Seymour Place and it sounds exactly like the sort of place we want to while away the hours this autumn. The 120-cover restaurant and bar will be divided across two floors of a restored Victorian property. Upstairs, the open plan room will seat eighty and will feature an open kitchen, bar and communal table where diners can eat together or sit throughout the day working and drinking Italian coffee, which certainly beats the office.  Things are kept […]

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Raw Supper Club

Whoever discovered that courgettes could be substituted for spaghetti, cauliflower for rice and cashews for cream has a lot to answer for. No longer associated with dreadlocked hippies, raw and vegan food is now hugely popular and even if you don’t need to eat this way for dietary purposes, many of us have enjoyed quinoa in our salads and kale in our smoothies to boost our green intake and dust off our imaginary halos. Lorena Loriato, chef behind London’s hottest raw (oxymoron, much?!) cafés Nama and Tanya’s Chelsea, MightyBee and Transition Zone (Fulham’s hippest fitness studio), is hosting a supper-club […]

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Buffalo Bourbon Empire Returns

Hearing something is The World’s Most Award Winning anything fills us with admiration and curiosity so hearing that The World’s Most Award Winning Distillery, Buffalo Trace, are in town makes us eager to see what all the fuss is about. Back as part of the annual London Cocktail Week, Buffalo Bourbon Empire is bringing a flavour of the deep South to the heart of East London. Over the week are a range of events celebrating all things whisky, so there’s pretty much something for everyone, so long as whisky is your tipple of choice. The cocktail masterclass promises to turn […]

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The Supa Dupa Brunch Party

Imagine your coolest friend and imagine their apartment. Now imagine a New York-style long and lazy brunch party and mix the two together. This is exactly what is happening in The Hoxton Holborn Hotel’s new Apartment when super cool DJ Emily Rawson hosts The Supa Dupa Brunch Party in October. We love the Hoxton for their informal, Scandi-style interior and welcoming atmosphere which makes it all too easy to settle in for the day on one of their comfy velvet sofas – and actually not much reason to leave, thanks to Cheeky spa, Hoxton Grind coffee and then the cosy […]

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OktoberFest comes to London

We think that October should officially be renamed Oktober, in honour of annual German festival OktoberFest, which brings together a delicious mix of sausages and beer. Somehow the name makes it entirely acceptable – if not a requirement – to eat as many Würstel as we can handle in 4 days, surrounded by stein-drinking, Lederhosen-clad men and Dirndl-dressed women. We find it hard to believe that OktoberFest is only debuting in London this year. Before now, 6 million beer-mad fans have made the trip to Munich to enjoy the traditional festivities, first held in 1810 to celebrate the royal wedding […]

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