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Putting the Port in Portobello

If you find yourself in Notting Hill this Christmas and need to rest your weary feet in between the search for that last present for the person you really don’t want to buy for but have to (most likely the neighbours/office secret santa) , then we have the perfect remedy – starting today until...

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The Lancaster’s Afternoon Tea

When it’s this sort of weather there is nothing better than to get out of the cold and set yourself up with good company and better food. With this in mind we headed over to The Lancaster who have recently launched their new afternoon tea. Served in the lounge – which is the perfect setting...

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Oh My Cod at Randall & Aubin

You are all probably well aware that it is Christmas soon, and that the festive season is almost upon us as you have to check that your ears aren’t playing tricks on you as the first Christmas song starts blaring from supermarket speakers. But did you know that a much more important season is...

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Kouzu Review

Kouzu the recently opened Japanese restaurant in Belgravia, is headed in the kitchen by the former founding chef of Zuma, and is truly something special. How special? So special that head chef Kyoichi Kai has carefully selected the all-Japanese kitchen team which feature some of London’s most...

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Festive Treats at Winterville

After weeks of speculation, the first inklings of the food on offer at Winterville has been released and here at The Handbook, we are not disappointed. For those that haven’t already heard Winterville, which is taking place in Victoria Park, seeks to re-boot the festive format combining outdoor...

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Openings & Launches

Bocconcino Restaurant

Mayfair’s Berkeley Square and its surrounds is packed with every permutation of posh restaurant going but what if you just fancy a pizza? Well as of next month Berkeley Street is saying ‘bienvenuto’ to brand new restaurant, Bocconcino.  The new venue is the brainchild of restaurateur Mikhail...

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Frescobaldi London

Following my namesake and having spent the summer inter-railing around Italy exploring Florence, Venice and Rome, the opening of Frescobaldi, the first standalone restaurant in the UK from the Frescobaldi family was one that I was not going to miss. And despite spending three weeks, exploring every...

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Christabel’s Mad Hatter Brunch

You must have heard about Christabel by now? You know the catering and events genius who also hosts her own supper clubs and brunches? Well now she is heading over to Notting Hill to host her Mad Hatter Brunch at the Little Yellow Door – the pop-up based on a fictional flat share. Taking place on...

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Simmons Bar Fitzrovia

They say the best things comes in three’s and for that reason we were delighted to hear about the opening of Simmons third cocktail bar on 20th November. For all of you that don’t already know, Simmons has already touched base in Kings Cross and Camden providing Londoners with delicious...

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Our Guide to… Thanksgiving

On the never ending quest to find something to party about, when the events run dry over here we are happy to look further afield and across the pond, to borrow Thanksgiving from our US neighbours. With delicious food, autumnal decorations and a perfect excuse to have everything pumpkin flavoured...

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