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Delancey & Co

Calling all fans of New York’s famous Katz deli. Delancey&Co, a brand new salt beef and smoked salmon bar is coming to London’s Goodge Street in the not too distant. And not a moment too soon as west Londoners were getting a might bored with trekking to Brick Lane whenever they felt a bagel craving. Brains behind the new outfit is Daniel Moosah, who was taught to cook in NYC by his Jewish granny. Eat in or take away, we’re talking piled-high salt beef sandwiches, smoked salmon bagels and more in a modern diner-style interior with marble counters with pop […]

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Ramusake

Got the munchies after hours in Kensington? No problem. Scott Hallsworth (ex Nobu Australia ) of Japanese mini chain Kurobuta has teamed up with nightclub gurus Piers Adam and David Phelps to open new late night joint, Ramusake, on Old Brompton Road. The new members’ restaurant delivers up Kurobuta stalwarts such as Beef fillet tataki with onion ponzu, Garlic crisps and kombu roasted Chilean seabass with spicy shiso ponzu, Tuna sashimi pizza, Salmon sashimi kimchee salad with avocado and ikura, Lobster tempura with wasabi mayo plus Robata BBQ dishes like Pork belly with steamed buns and peanut soy. Drink Japanese […]

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Eric Lanlard comes to Paradise

‘For there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen, Before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.’ These last two lines of G.K Chesterton’s poem, ‘The rolling English road’ which aptly is about Chesterton’s fear of prohibition being introduced in England, are also the inspiration for the gastro pub Paradise by way of Kensal Green see you learn something new every day. Anyway moving on from our poetry lesson, there are now  even finer things to be seen at Paradise by way of Kensal Green as they start their next collaboration. Following on […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Eric Lanlard comes to Paradise

‘For there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen, Before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.’ These last two lines of G.K Chesterton’s poem, ‘The rolling English road’ which aptly is about Chesterton’s fear of prohibition being introduced in England, are also the inspiration for the gastro pub Paradise by way of Kensal Green see you learn something new every day. Anyway moving on from our poetry lesson, there are now  even finer things to be seen at Paradise by way of Kensal Green as they start their next collaboration. Following on […]

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The Kensington Quarter Opens at the Indigo Hotel

Congratulations are in order for Doran and Valeria Zilkha who are about to welcome a new addition to their Quarter Group family- the Kensington Quarter based at The Indigo Hotel. The Kensington Quarter which opens on the 1st November, is already set to live up to the names of its older brothers and sisters reflecting the family’s commitment to creating stylish yet relaxed surroundings centered around a passion for food and wine. The innovative new café, bar, restaurant and deli (good multi-tasking) has been designed by the award winning consultancy firm Dexter Moren Associates, offering a home from home atmosphere […]

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Dirty Tommi’s

We love it when you take two good things and create a super-good thing, gin and tonic, peanut butter and jam, salt and caramel and now Tommi’s Burger Joint and Dirty Bones. Happening now the collaboration pop – up means you can expect to find signature dishes from both venues plus a  number of unique mashed up recipes, created exclusively will also feature such as: Tommi’s Burger Dog (Tommi’s burger served doggy style, with confit onion, Dirty Bones short rib, crispy shallots, dirty cheese sauce & dill pickles). Wash all of these treats down with Dirty Tommi’s specially created boozy […]

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A Bear Called Paddington Exhibition

Throwback Thursday has taken on an entirely new twist with the opening of A Bear Called Paddington exhibition at The London Museum this year. Charting the story of the cherished children’s character from his humble beginnings as a bear who loved to munch on marmalade sandwiches to his big screen debut as a marmite loving celebrity, this fun exhibition is sure to alight childhood memories and a bout of the good kind of nostalgia. For those of you who missed out on your dose of Paddington growing up, the origins of this well- loved story traces back to Christmas Eve […]

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The Meat Co Review

As you may have guessed from the name, The Meat Co is a restaurant whose expertise lies in all things carnivore friendly with an impressive menu of steaks, ribs and burgers. Before any vegetarians reading recoil in horror, it’s not all doom and gloom though as the talent in the kitchen have waved their creative magic to all aspects of the menu. Situated in the popular shopping district by Shepherd’s bush station, the South African restaurant covers two floors and an outside terrace but the best place to dine for ambience is upstairs with the glassed off open plan kitchen. […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Meat Co Review

As you may have guessed from the name, The Meat Co is a restaurant whose expertise lies in all things carnivore friendly with an impressive menu of steaks, ribs and burgers. Before any vegetarians reading recoil in horror, it’s not all doom and gloom though as the talent in the kitchen have waved their creative magic to all aspects of the menu. Situated in the popular shopping district by Shepherd’s bush station, the South African restaurant covers two floors and an outside terrace but the best place to dine for ambience is upstairs with the glassed off open plan kitchen. […]

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The Red Lemon

Welcome to the Red Lemon, situated at the cooler less sanitised end of Notting Hill on the corner with All Saints Road. It’s headed up by Alli Kyle and head chef David Green (Dean Street Townhouse, Hoxton Grill and Harvey Nichols’ 5th Floor Restaurant) who met when working at the Electric Diner on Portobello. An old school style pub that also serves food, we’re looking forward to sampling bar snacks like spiced crab on toast, Red Lemon Scotch eggs (pig’s trotter with mustard mayo and kedgeree with a mango chutney – actually maybe not the pig’s trotter but the kedgeree […]

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London Cocktail Week

It’s finally here: London Cocktail Week! Cocktail aficionados across the capital can rejoice as it’s   back for the fifth year and with over 250 bars and drinking dens taking part, it is seven days of drinking, partying, pop-ups, talks and master classes. So buy your wristband, get your hangover cures ready and prepare your liver for a week of merriment. Here are some of The Handbook’s favourite events going on: The Ampersand Hotel Cocktail Tea If you’ve had one too many cocktails and need a little sustenance then head to The Ampersand in South Kensington for a spot of tea […]

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Spiaggia

It may be the end of the summer but life’s still a beach in Fulham Broadway thanks to new Italian restaurant and bar, Spiaggia (meaning ‘beach’ in Italian just so you know) opening this month.  The ground floor restaurant features a menu by Mish Haddad packed full of little plates of Italian tapas including  arancini, salmon carpaccio seared tuna and pollo pops (crunchy chicken nuggets stuffed with cheese) alongside salads, pasta dishes and ‘spiedini’ – skewers from the robata grill and ‘piadinas’ – thin Italian flatbreads with fillings like Salami Napoli, Mozzarella and San Marzano tomatoes and Provolone cheese and […]

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