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Rhubarb Caters London Fashion Week

During London Fashion Week 12-16th September, creative caterers Rhubarb, will be supplying fashionistas with a range of tempting treats to keep them going during the busy week. Top label designers have had bespoke menus created for them like the carb free option for Fendi which has options like hand-chopped pesto with parmesan jelly, and watermelon tartare with a mango ‘yolk’. The party that we want to be invited to the most though is the Valentino party, with their sweet canapés such as elderflower marshmallow rolled in orange sorbet, mini doughnuts in coffee sugar and bubble-gum raspberry pavlovas. The clever folk […]

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Trinity House Winter Wonderland Weddings

Although summer may be the traditional wedding season, we can’t help but love a winter wedding, especially when it snows, it's a romance overload. So if you’re planning a wedding later this year than look no further than Trinity  House,  as they have joined forces with caterers Create, and are now offering a new Winter Wonderland wedding package. Elegant, tranquil, steeped in history and with beautiful views, Trinity House is the perfect venue for a wedding and with 5 banquet rooms you don’t need to hold back on the invite list; so even the friends that you want to invite […]

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Bumpkin Review

Forget what you know about pub food, Bumpkin, has banished microwaves in lieu of meals created with fresh ethically sourced and sustainable ingredients served in a rustic, dining room. There are several Bumpkins located around London; South Kensington, Notting Hill, Westfields and Chelsea, all with the same ethos of providing the best organic, British produce. We popped down to the South Kensington Bumpkin that boasts its very own private dining room which can host up to 36 guests as well as a few outside tables that we managed to nab. We started with Pan seared Scottish King Scallops served with […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Bumpkin Review

Forget what you know about pub food, Bumpkin, has banished microwaves in lieu of meals created with fresh ethically sourced and sustainable ingredients served in a rustic, dining room. There are several Bumpkins located around London; South Kensington, Notting Hill, Westfields and Chelsea, all with the same ethos of providing the best organic, British produce. We popped down to the South Kensington Bumpkin that boasts its very own private dining room which can host up to 36 guests as well as a few outside tables that we managed to nab. We started with Pan seared Scottish King Scallops served with […]

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The Arch London Launches Sorbtails

It’s well known fact that at The Handbook we enjoy good food and cocktails, so whenever we see a combination of the two it is always a pleasing experience. In this instance The Arch London has combined sorbet and cocktails to create…Sorbtails! These well named treats are a combination of classic English cocktails and refreshing sorbet. We can also rejoice in the fact Sorbtails are a much healthier alternative to ice cream as they are low in calories, fat and sugar. They are made from fresh ingredients and come in 3 delicious flavours; Pimms with fresh strawberries and cucumber; Gin […]

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Top 5 Picnics

With so many picnics in London to choose from we’ve rounded up five of our favourites!  If grass isn’t your thing: Four Seasons If the thought of sitting on the ground and kicking off your shoes brings you out in a cold sweat; the bugs, the chance you might get a grass stain, the whole nature thing,  then the Four Seasons picnic hamper served on the Amaranto terrace a table (aka civilisation) is the thing for you.  A basket filled with smoked salmon and cucumber, devilled eggs and roast beef sandwiches is accompanied by vintage tins filled with scones, clotted […]

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Top 5 Picnics

With so many picnics in London to choose from we’ve rounded up five of our favourites!  If grass isn’t your thing: Four Seasons If the thought of sitting on the ground and kicking off your shoes brings you out in a cold sweat; the bugs, the chance you might get a grass stain, the whole nature thing,  then the Four Seasons picnic hamper served on the Amaranto terrace a table (aka civilisation) is the thing for you.  A basket filled with smoked salmon and cucumber, devilled eggs and roast beef sandwiches is accompanied by vintage tins filled with scones, clotted […]

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Buddha Bar Review

As soon as we walk into Buddha Bar we are struck by the colourful lighting and chic interior of this Knightsbridge restaurant. Located just off the high street, this 450 capacity venue is filled with impressive décor like floor to ceiling crystallized dragons, and London’s interpretation of the signature Buddha levitating over diners in the ground floor. Once we are seated at our table we order cocktails, a definite recommendation is the BB Bellini; a Japanese inspired twist on the classic with a blend of peach and sparkling sake. It would have been easy enough to sit there all night […]

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Buddha Bar Review

As soon as we walk into Buddha Bar we are struck by the colourful lighting and chic interior of this Knightsbridge restaurant. Located just off the high street, this 450 capacity venue is filled with impressive décor like floor to ceiling crystallized dragons, and London’s interpretation of the signature Buddha levitating over diners in the ground floor. Once we are seated at our table we order cocktails, a definite recommendation is the BB Bellini; a Japanese inspired twist on the classic with a blend of peach and sparkling sake. It would have been easy enough to sit there all night […]

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Bounce Cars

It’s that time again, you’ve spent the whole night partying, clinking glasses and generally being the life and soul of the evening – although that might not be how you remember it in the morning, and now you need to get back to safety of your bed. Meet Bounce: a brand new service to ferry you across London that comes with a handy app to let you book your nearest Bounce minicab driver. They also offer fixed in advance fares making the cost around 40% less than a black taxi, giving you the spare cash to spend on a 3am […]

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Nitrogen Ice Cream Launches

The world’s first mobile liquid nitrogen ice cream shop has finally hit our sweet-toothed shores bringing with it flash-frozen ice cream. Making science look fun and taste delicious, the modern shipping container turned pop-up laboratory, will use the cryogenic freezing process to create on-demand ice creams. The modified US shipping container, located in the courtyard of Somerset House, will open up at the front to reveal a serving hatch lined with three nitro mixers, which emit a theatrical smoky vapour while your ice cream is made. A much more enjoyable experience than any chemistry class we ever had in school […]

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Tate Britain Summer Picnics

There is something gloriously British about picnics, a summer without a picnic is no summer at all. So it’s good news then that the iconic Tate Britain restaurant Rex Whistler, has launched a brand new summer picnic menu that comes with a Clovelly hamper and picnic blanket to enjoy as you soak up the sun out on its lawn. The baskets are filled to the brim with best of British produce, all handpicked from artisan suppliers from right across the country. Specifically chosen cured meats including smoked duck and Suffolk salami, cheeses from Gloucestershire and Wales, freshly prepared smoked salmon pâté and tangy […]

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