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Bianco43 Review

The pizzeria, Bianco43, have recently opened their third venue in Trafalgar Square, serving Italian cuisine. The venue is a stone’s throw from Charing Cross station and is located in an elegant building with views of the Trafalgar Square monuments. The main dishes comprise mostly of pizza and pasta dishes with a few meat-focussed dishes like Sword Fish Steak, Chicken Breast Fillet and Mixed Seafood Grill. I opted for the Ravioli in the butter and sage sauce but it was unavailable so I went with the Gnocchi with the same sauce instead. It wasn’t unpleasant but definitely lacked any flavour; the […]

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Amaranto launches new brunch

Think brunch and you probably think eggs, granola, a fry up or pancakes – well Amaranto at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mayfair –have gone way passed that, way, way passed with their new brunch. They have over 50 courses to choose from -that’s right the big five zero.  Available on Saturday and Sundays from 7am for the early risers and until 3pm for those who are feeling the effects of the night before, the brunch includes savoury classics such as fried eggs with truffle; a tea smoked wild salmon and spinach frittata; and Kedgeree.  And in keeping with the […]

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Marani

Georgian cuisine is coming to Mayfair this month with the launch of Marani. This family-run traditional Georgian restaurant on Curzon Street promises to celebrate Georgian culture and history and lift the lid on the country’s food.  Chef Tekuna Gachechiladze will revive authentic recipes and showcase a lighter, contemporary style of Georgian food. So what’s on the menu? Starters include Khinkali Soup – spicy broth with traditional Georgian meat dumplings and mushrooms and Khachapuri – traditional Georgian cheese and egg bread and hot and cold meze such as Gebjalia Salad (homemade soft cheese with cherry tomatoes, baby greens and mint oil), […]

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St. Patrick’s Day at The Lucky Pig

St. Patrick’s Day is always a good excuse for a party and this year there's no where better to have one than at The Lucky Pig.  Head down to the Fitzrovia bar and get into the party spirit with a fantastic range of offers available. With ‘Craic’ cocktails for £5 before 8pm wet your whistle before indulging in some true Irish spirit with McGargel’s Finest Brew. Scrumptious Pizzettas will also be on offer for those feeling a little bit peckish.   Later on Camden based four piece gypsy, flamenco and rock and roll band The Din will play until you’re […]

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The Fable Review

The Fable is part of the Drake and Morgan collection and draws inspiration from Aesop’s fables. The theme isn’t abundantly clear to the untrained eye though but once you start noticing it the subtle touches show through. The most obvious place is in the stairwell which leads between the 3 floors, as the wallpaper is prints of story book pages. A booth in the bottom floor is partially sectioned off by a wall of books and little tags are discreetly hidden around the venue with famous lines from fairy tales written on them. Next to the mezzanine level, carriage wheels […]

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Boisdale of Belgravia Review

Not just one for trying the latest restaurants, The Handbook headed to one of Belgravia’s classic establishments – Boisdale of Belgravia for a little bit of jazz and a lot of food. With a bright red exterior, inside Boisdales is a mix of a gentlemen’s’ club mixed with a Highland estate library – it was all dark colours,  patterned rugs, stags and tartan; and the tables were filled with business men, a sprinkling of tourists here and there and even a vicar who seemed to be rather enjoying himself. Throughout the night there was the infamous live jazz, which wasn’t […]

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Boisdale of Belgravia Review

Not just one for trying the latest restaurants, The Handbook headed to one of Belgravia’s classic establishments – Boisdale of Belgravia for a little bit of jazz and a lot of food. With a bright red exterior, inside Boisdales is a mix of a gentlemen’s’ club mixed with a Highland estate library – it was all dark colours,  patterned rugs, stags and tartan; and the tables were filled with business men, a sprinkling of tourists here and there and even a vicar who seemed to be rather enjoying himself. Throughout the night there was the infamous live jazz, which wasn’t […]

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Spring Time Menu at The Orrery

London was looking incredibly Richard Curtis this weekend, with everyone enjoying the sun with enormous smiles on their faces it can only mean that Spring is well and truly on its way (fingers crossed). To celebrate the start of the season, The Orrery have created a special Spring time menu. Curated by head chef Igor Tymchyshyn the five course spread incorporates light ingredients perfect for the change in weather. These include Jerusalem artichokes, green asparagus and turbot as well as the famous black Perigord truffle Tymchyshyn has personally brought back from a ‘truffle hunting’ venture to the Marche region in […]

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Hai Street Kitchen

Today, Leadenhall Market welcomes a new take on Japanese and Mexican fast food: Hai Street Kitchen, the UK’s first Japanese burrito bar, a new fast casual dining concept. Executive Chef is Takao Iinuma, who worked alongside famous Japanese Chef Masaharu Morimoto for many years and his core offering is Japanese burritos and bowls made from fresh, sustainably sourced ingredients. Designed along the lines of a burrito bar, diners first choose whether they want a burrito style sushi rice roll or bowl (rice or salad). Next is the choice of filling, which includes Chicken or Fish katsu, Grilled pork belly, Salmon […]

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Quintessentially Supper Club Party

Get ready for round three of the Quintessentially Supper Club Party! Due to take place on Saturday 22nd March at Momo, this will be the third in the line of successful Supper Clubs previously hosted at The Dock Kitchen in Ladbroke Grove and The Beagle in Hoxton last year.  This time the team are coming to Mayfair and tickets are available to members of the public for £100 a piece. Included in the ticket price there will be Quintessentially Vodka Cocktails, canapes and a delicious four course Morrocan inspire supper designed by Momo’s Head Chef. All this and a whole […]

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BARNYARD

This, the newest project from Oskar Kinberg and Ollie Dabbous will be headed up by General Manager Charlie Bolton (Dabbous, Burger and Lobster Mayfair) and Chef Joseph Woodland (The Square, Launceston Place)when it opens later this month. The menu promises to be wholesome and reasonably priced featuring such dishes as Homemade Sausage rolls with piccalilli, Roast beef on toast with warm horseradish buttermilk and Apple and cloudberry crumble with clotted cream, and Bananas and custard. The drinks list will also form a key part of the Barnyard stable with tipples including Hedgerow Shandy (sloe gin, cider, pink grapefruit and tonic), […]

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deWintons’ Coconut Canapés

For a while now we have known the benefits of coconut water – especially that when it comes to hangovers, it is the ultimate remedy, but now it seems that coconut as a whole is a bit of a super food.  The oil is brilliant not only for cooking but also for giving perfect skin, the flesh and milk can reduce blood pressure, boost hydration and aid weight loss! Who knew something so hairy and humble could be so good for you? And so when we heard that creative caterers deWintons were also on to its talents and had created […]

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