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The Ultimate Chocolate Indulgence

As if we didn’t need more of an excuse to eat chocolate, 13th-19th October is National Chocolate Week – amazing! And to celebrate, pudding professionals Gü have joined up with the award-winning Plum + Spilt Milk to create a super special (and chocolatey) three course menu. The limited edition menu incorporates four types of chocolate as core ingredients and what results is a terrifically tantalising trio of dishes that are certainly not to be missed. They’re serving up pan-fried scallops and a loin of venison with a delightful chocolate twist. And fans of Gü‘s Melting Middles certainly won’t be disappointed […]

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The Booking Office

The St Pancras Renaissance Hotel’s latest offerings in the Booking Office are causing quite a stir. With its late licence and a decadent drinks menu to drool over, it is set to be one of the most exciting drinking destinations in London. The Booking Office’s collaboration with Heads, Hearts and Tails gives their exclusive range of pick-me-ups an innovative edge. The Preservation Martini, a deconstructed cocktail, comes with separate condiments so that you become your very own mixologist. And if like us, you can’t resist an exciting cocktail glass then you’re in for a treat; expect apothecary style jars and […]

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SNOG at Home

Now you can enjoy a SNOG in the privacy of your own home. Frozen yogurt giants SNOG have just launched a brand new range of mini SNOG pots that you can enjoy at home. If like me, you love frozen yogurt but sadly don’t live near any SNOG outlets then you’ll be delighted to hear that you can pick up one of their refreshing and delicious pots at a supermarket near you. They come in three fruity variants; Summer Berry Berry Slam, Berry Blue Acai Burst and Passionfruit Pip Pop, each made with a combination of yogurt, exotic fruits and […]

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Kindred, West London’s most exciting members’ space, has teamed up with The Handbook to exclusively offer one lucky winner a complimentary brunch + guest and a three-month membership, which includes: Two floors of co-working space including The Library for quiet working, lounge space for meetings, phone booth for private calls, and a members bar to order food and drink Targeted introductions and weekly members networking to grow your business Weekly events such as Monday morning Coffee Club, meditation on Tuesdays, 60 seconds networking Wednesdays, and river walks on a Thursday Opportunity to showcase your work in their newsletter to 2k+ […]

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Mid-Autumn Festival at Hutong

We’re at that funny time in the year when there is nothing to celebrate quite yet, the summer is almost over, Halloween isn’t here yet, we can’t get excited about bonfire night and don’t even mention the C word (to clarify that is Christmas…in case you thought otherwise). How about the Mid-Autumn festival then?  You might not have heard of it, but it’s celebrated in China on the 15th day of the 8th month in the lunar calendar during a full moon. Celebrating the legend of Chang’e, the moon goddess, and Houyi, the archer, Mid-Autumn Festival is a time for […]

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The Honor Oak Review

South London’s newest dining experience, The Honor Oak, has recently opened its doors after an expensive refurbishment with the aim to restore it back to its former glory days as a popular community hub in South East London. Whenever a pub opens that bids farewell to the days of the old man pub I breathe a sigh of relief; mustard walls, brown curtains and sticky bars are banished here in lieu of classic moss-coloured walls, hand-cut silhouettes for decoration and industrial looking light features. The menu keeps true to British flavours with Chef Robert Radcliffe in the kitchen drawing on […]

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MONDRIAN LONDON

On 30 September, Morgans Hotel Group will launch Mondrian London at Sea Containers, the first ever Mondrian branded boutique hotel outside of the United States. With Tom Dixon helming the Design Research Studio design team, the new hotel will feature a restaurant with New York chef Seamus Mullen of New York’s Tertulia, and Dandelyan, a seasonal cocktail bar by Ryan Chetiyawardana behind Hoxton’s White Lyan. And in case there were any doubt that it's actually on the banks of the river, the entrance features a rather large copper ship’s hull that sweeps through the lobby and leads into the restaurant […]

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The World’s First 8OOft High Sleepover

So you’re single, living in London and dating, but are you dating to the best of your ability? If thumb twiddling over a dreary dinner whilst inquiring about their job sounds all too familiar then we need to introduce you to activity-based dating site doingsomething.org, who focus on taking the awkwardness out of dating. Would you rather meet your beau to be during a ping pong championship at a rooftop party, getting your downward dog on for yoga pub dating or through an obligatory blind date your mum organised for you? How about at the world’s highest sleepover? For 10 […]

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Yauatcha: Review

Yauatcha on Broadwick Street is celebrating its 10th birthday with a month of secret dishes on the menu focused around the four iconic offerings that it is known for: the Chinese kitchen, teahouse, patisserie, wine and cocktails. As we can’t resist dim sum or a reason to party, The Handbook went over to celebrate last week, when the secret dish was a dim sum platter. We headed downstairs to the main area of the restaurant and for a Tuesday night it was packed, the atmosphere was upbeat, with loud music, dark corners, bright leather chairs, constant chattering from the other […]

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Yauatcha: Review

Yauatcha on Broadwick Street is celebrating its 10th birthday with a month of secret dishes on the menu focused around the four iconic offerings that it is known for: the Chinese kitchen, teahouse, patisserie, wine and cocktails. As we can’t resist dim sum or a reason to party, The Handbook went over to celebrate last week, when the secret dish was a dim sum platter. We headed downstairs to the main area of the restaurant and for a Tuesday night it was packed, the atmosphere was upbeat, with loud music, dark corners, bright leather chairs, constant chattering from the other […]

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Vodafone London Fashion Weekend

Right now you might have chipped nails, your hair might not have been blow-dried and you might even be going for the Monday elasticated waistband, well make the most of it because come Friday and the start of London Fashion Week, we need to be perfectly coiffed as the fashion elite descend on the capital. But before we get ahead of ourselves with S/S15 Collections it’s time to work on our own A/W 14 capsules.  Step in Somerset House who once again will be hosting the Vodafone London Fashion Weekend from the 18th -21st September where up and coming new […]

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London Fashion Week Afternoon Tea

London Fashion Week is fast approaching and style-savvy folk all over the capital are preparing themselves for a week of models strutting their stuff, adorned in the latest garb. Fashionistas will be drooling, not only over the clothes this year though, but at the introduction of The Ampersand’s new fashion inspired afternoon tea. The gorgeous apparel-themed pastries come in the shape of High Heeled Biscuits with a white chocolate and lemon curd "cat walk", a Gingerbread Dress, Sugar Handbag with caramelia mousse, Raspberry and Pistachio Macaroon, and Blueberry Milkshake. There are also savoury options like Glouster old spot ham with sauce gribiche, H.Forman & Son […]

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CANVAS Chelsea

Michael Riemenschneider and his team at CANVAS open a new restaurant this week on the former site of Le Cercle in Wibraham Place. Riemenschneider, who has worked with everyone from Phillippe Rochat to Heston Blumenthal will be offering a selection of 18 dishes which can be ordered both a la carte or as a more experimental 12 course tasting menu. The menu is divided into three sections: Sea and Coast, Land and Earth and Guilty Pleasures and takes in Sea bass with fondue, caper berries and navet, Vension with solferino, walnut and chocolate and Lemon pudding with caramel, cream and […]

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