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B.Y.O.C Camden

On the dark, dark street (that’s Camden High Street), there was a dark, dark door, behind the dark, dark door there was a dark, dark staircase and down the dark, dark staircase there was B.Y.O.C  Camden.  Ok so hopefully some of you know that story, but the gist of it is, is that the new B.Y.O.C (bring your own cocktail) is hidden away behind a non assuming door on Camden High Street – blink and you’ll miss it, the way a speak easy should be. Descend the stairs into what seems alike a cross between a Victorian sitting room (it’s […]

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Brew Putney

Enjoy breakfast in bed – Bedouin style – in the shade of a 150 year oak tree at Putney’s brand new Brew venue, the fourth in the chain, will be opening in the next few weeks on Lower Richmond Road. Intrigued? Well, on the weekend you can book a Bedouin inspired bed on the terrace complete with brightly coloured blankets from Indonesia plus your very own butler to serve you champagne and poached Turkish eggs with yoghurt and hot chilli butter or Brindisa chorizo scrambled eggs on sourdough toast. Yes, really!  Otherwise, the all-day dining menu by head chef Farkhod Najtmetdinov […]

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Soho Ski and Rum Chalet

While you add another pin of a snow-capped mountain to your wanderlust album on Pinterest and wonder if you still have your hiking gear, let us introduce you to a new Soho Ski and Rum Chalet from iconic Latin-American restaurant and bar Floridita. Located underneath the Soho restaurant’s iconic sweeping staircase, a pop-up has been created to make you think that you’ve been whisked away to the Argentinian ski region for the winter season. Decorated with tactile furs and brightly coloured Argentinian fabrics, guests are welcome to relax with rum cocktails from Floridita’s extensive selection of rums which even includes […]

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Rosa’s Chelsea

East London mini chain Rosa’s Thai Café which began life as a street food stall on Brick Lane is launching its first West London location in Chelsea’s Fulham Road so expect authentic, home-cooked Thai food from husband and wife team, Alex and Saiphin Moore plus a debut cocktail bar too. The seasonally changing menu features must-tries such as Spicy Grilled Pork Neck Salad with a bittersweet Thai dressing; Red Curry with Palm Heart with a lemongrass marinade; Stir-fried Crispy Pork with Kra Prow – with galangal, mint and chilli; Minute Seared Tuna with fresh Thai herbs, capers, garlic and chilli, […]

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Celebrity chefs donate to ActionAid

Christmas is the time of giving and now award-winning celebrity chefs and food writers are sharing their tips and tricks to kitchen success in the name of charity, ActionAid. Ready Steady Cook’s Brian Turner and popular actress and food writer Fay Ripley have both donated delicious recipes which are designed to serve as easy how-tos for supporters who are throwing Christmas fundraising events like bake-sales. Eric Lanlard also shared his take on mince pies while Lili Vanilli will give an up-to-date twist on using traditional Christmas ingredients like plums during the festive season.     If you want to do your […]

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A Foodies Heaven: Taste of London

If you have any foodies in your family or like ourselves just cannot resist some delicious delicacies, then head straight to The Taste of London Winter Festival on 20th November, where you will be treated to four days of food extravagance.  The festival, which will be housed at Tobacco Dock is themed around ‘Forgotten Food’, with celebrity chefs cooking up a storm using ingredients, skills and techniques that have previously been ignored in the kitchen. Not only will they be showing you where to find these ingredients (did someone say foraging?), they will also show you how to use them […]

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Heddon Street Kitchen

Gordon Ramsay, a veritable institution in the culinary (and celebrity) world, adds yet another refined restaurant to his luxury portfolio. Heddon Street Kitchen is inspired by its City sister, Bread Street Kitchen, but boasts its very own premier location, in the heart of Regent Street’s Food Quarter. Set across two floors, its glamorous interior closely resembles the classy industrial chic of Bread Street Kitchen, but with more gorgeous golden hues; making it appear aglow with a warming Instagram filter. Their simple yet sophisticated décor perfectly reflects their desired ‘cool and casual’ vibe. They are open all day and welcome drop-ins; […]

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The Wild Game Co. Pop-Up

Meat lovers across the capital rejoice as The Wild Game Co. launches its very first stand-alone pop-up dining experience in the foodie’s paradise that is Charlotte Street, and its surrounding area. When it comes to wild game and venison, The Wild Game Co. are about as authentic as it gets; founded by Scotsman Andy Waugh, all their meat is directly sourced from the Scottish Highlands before being, to put it delicately – ‘prepared’ – by his family’s game-butchering business. Andy and his clan of ‘kilt-wearing chefs’ have been making quite the impression on the London dining scene since their beginning […]

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Shoryu Ramen, Soho Review

Japanese food is up there with my favourite cuisines but having never ventured to this particular establishment before I was intrigued to see what they would have to offer. The restaurant looks quite unassuming from the outside but inside it takes on the appearance of a cosy Japanese Ramen bar. It’s cosily lit, dark walls and wooden detailing. We were sat at the front of the restaurant in a reasonably narrow space but go out the back and it opens out into a sizeable area, even with a private dining room downstairs. We started by meeting Mimi, restaurant manager and […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Shoryu Ramen, Soho Review

Japanese food is up there with my favourite cuisines but having never ventured to this particular establishment before I was intrigued to see what they would have to offer. The restaurant looks quite unassuming from the outside but inside it takes on the appearance of a cosy Japanese Ramen bar. It’s cosily lit, dark walls and wooden detailing. We were sat at the front of the restaurant in a reasonably narrow space but go out the back and it opens out into a sizeable area, even with a private dining room downstairs. We started by meeting Mimi, restaurant manager and […]

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Goode & Wright Review

At first glance, Goode & Wright is in a cracking location on the Portobello Road not from the Electric. The site is small but cosy and the restaurant is styled as a French bistro drawing in a mixed crowd from the Notting Hill area, giving it a fun and relaxed feel.  Already well known as a brunching haunt for hungover weekenders (I hear the chef’s special, Eggs Benedict, is a “must try”), the management team (who also own the site) have been ramping up the dinner menu and will soon be serving cocktails in the evening by the Talented Mr […]

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Top 5 Brunch Parties

Want to party but don’t want the 4am bedtime? Want to go out but don’t want to have to navigate the terror that is the night bus? Then fear not as you can always rely on day parties; combining brunch with cocktails and inevitably Champagne, DJs and dancing, The Handbook has rounded up some of the best including classic karaoke at Bunga Bunga and of course, the now classic Bluebird Brunch. The best thing? In bed by 8pm!

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