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Banh Banh: Finds a Home in Peckham

Banh Banh is a combination of three things we love: Peckham, Vietnamese cuisine and Grandma’s cooking (very much depends on your Grandma’s cooking) and soon they’ll be launching their first restaurant which follows on from a residency at the Bussey Building. The first thing in the trio is...

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Heist Bank: Pizza and Flowers

The weather might be being rather temperamental at the moment but spring is definitely on the way – don’t quote us on that and with that comes a restaurant full of fresh flowers, Heist Bank. So the name might conjure up images of a slick city cocktail bar, all steel greys and dark corners but...

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April Pop-ups and Supper Clubs

If you like avocados, salt beef, pizza, afternoon tea or wine then you’re going to love the pop-ups happening this month. Take a date to Venice, spend evenings in a French wine garden, travel back to the 60s to attend an East End wedding party and celebrate Thai new year – it’s set to be a...

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A Weekend Full of Whisky

We’re all guilty of it: refilling a half empty glass of wine with a completely different bottle. Your friends turn their nose up at you but actually they would probably never have been able to tell anyway. You’re not mixologists but actually it may not be as rookie as you think. For centuries...

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Rockstar Treatment at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Chances are, if you’re in London you’re after a culture fix. Unless of course you call London home in which case culture is probably just part of your weekly routine – a gig here, exhibition there, you get the idea. Whilst we at The Handbook whole heartedly believe that dining out counts...

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A taste of Brazil in Stoke Newington

Think Brazil and you probably think Olympics, nuts, football, beauty treatments (sorry but it’s true) and the carnival, what you probably don’t think about is Stoke Newington. Stoke Newington…Brazil…Brazil…Stoke Newington, the two don’t really go together. Or so you think –...

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Santa Maria: Award Winning Pizza in Chelsea

Cast your mind back to Valentine’s Day 2010 can you remember what you were doing? Chances are you were either weeping into a bucket of ice-cream; sat with all the other couples in some restaurant or  just going about your normal day – because who really cares about Valentine’s Day? What you...

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Black Roe: Poke Bar & Grill Opens

Welcome back to the working week! Don’t be too blue about it, at least this is another four day week (really sorry if you worked over the Bank Holiday or are working this weekend) and today is the opening of a new Mayfair restaurant backed by the Kurt Zdesar, owner of Soho’s Chotto Matte. Black...

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8 Top Venues for Live Music

With so much going on in the Big Smoke, it’s easy to forget that London is one of the best places for live music in the world. But you don’t have to splash out at the O2 or Wembley to get some groove in you. There are heaps of bars, pubs and clubs featuring live music all year round...

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Southbank’s Street Food Party

Birthday? Anniversary? Street festival? Whatever you want to call it, Southbank Centre Food Market is celebrating its 1st birthday; it’s a party and we want to be there. Celebrating the first year of showcasing London’s best street food, expect a fun-filled evening featuring fantastic live...

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