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UPDATED! Burns Baby Burns! Burns’ Night Restos That Are Offally Good

‘Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!’, yes Wordsworth and Shakespeare might not have days named after them, but Scotland’s greatest wordsmith does and it’s coming up. Like a sort of Scottish version of Chinese New Year, Burns’...

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The Café That’s About To Break Your Insta Feed

Élan: it means style, flair and exuberance. It also means smashing it on your socials, because Élan Café (confusingly rebranded as EL&N last week) is arguably the most Instagrammable place in town. Remember the loos at Sketch? Course not! These guys are the only kids in town right now. And that looks unlikely to stop, because they’re opening yet another branch next month. View this post on Instagram Christmas Eve Eve vibes with @ellenextdoor 💖 A post shared by EL&N London (@elan_cafe) on Dec 23, 2018 at 3:15am PST Élan started out on Park Lane and quickly became the influencers’ […]

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Bath Ups Its Foodie Game With The Arrival Of These Culinary Giants

In recent years, the South West of England has gained attention because of its so called ‘comedy’ accents epitomised by Kerry Mucklowe, Vicky Pollard and Hot Fuzz. Of course, those of us who live here know that there is so much more to us than being gurt lush. So does Discover England who has just launched The Great West Way, a new 500 mile network of road, rail, river, canal and paths joining London to Bristol which encourages visitors to get off the beaten track and to explore just how much there is to offer outside of the capital. No […]

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The Michelin Stars Of Veganuary

If the thought of a diet of rabbit food and vegetables makes you feel that Veganuary is insurmountable, then think again. Here’s a selection of restaurants where you can expect only the best vegan food, guaranteed to be tasty and certified by the people over at French tyre manufacturer...

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Could This Be The Most Instagrammable Opening Of The Year?

Tonight Josephine, we’re going to be wow-ed by how insatiably Instagrammable this pretty in pink venue is. Phwoar! Tonight Josephine, snug in Waterloo, is already well known on the gram as being one of the most Instagrammed venues in the UK, emanating serious mum from Mean Girls and Legally Blonde vibes. And next week, venue number two sashays into our city as the second site opens in Hoxton Square, Shoreditch. We’re imagining queues of Instagrammers squabbling and falling over each in frenzy, Black Friday like, to grab the first snap of the neon paradise. The basement venue would perhaps receive […]

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Veganuary’s BACK! Check Out These Restaurants Going Vegan

Everyone’s least favourite portmanteau after Brexit is back again! The word may grate like fingernails on a blackboard, but otherwise there’s not much to dislike about Veganuary. Whether you’ve dedicated your January to telling people that you’ve ‘gone vegan’ or...

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The Rise And Rise Of The Multi-Storey Restaurant

I like my restaurants like I like my carparks. No, not made of poured concrete and smelling like somebody died in the stairwell: but multi-storey. There seem to be a number opening right now that it has to be something of a trend, venues with several restaurants within themselves (normally a cheap and spenny version). Either way, I set out to record their rise for posterity in the only way I know how. In a listicle…

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ALL The Christmas Burgers

Carol concerts? Christmas trees laden with baubles? The sodding Coke advert? No, it turns out that nothing says Christmas quite like a burger. Which is why any place that’s any place are falling over themselves to produce Christmas burgers, with some of the tastiest creations hitting...

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The Hottest New Openings This December

It’s the final month of the year and boy where did the time go? But one thing we can look back on is a an exquisite catalogue of new restaurant openings with no month left unblemished. So, as we carry through to the new year, it’s safe to say there’s by no means a lack of places...

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Could These Be The World’s Best Dumplings?

Saying something is the ‘best in the world’ is a huge claim in any case, but we feel like the one made about these delicious looking dumplings from Din Tai Fung may well be true. On the 5th of December, as Christmas mingling began to crowd the city, a restaurant extravaganza that began in Taiwan in 1958 as a cooking oil retail shop, threw its doors open in London’s Covent Garden. And thus the world’s best dumplings landed on our shores. The pork dumplings – also known as pork xiao long bao – have been raucously raved about across the globe, receiving […]

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A Bar Dedicated Entirely To Sparkling Wine

When you’re asked to shimmy on down to a bar dedicated entirely to sparkling wine, it’s a bit of a no-brainer I’ll be honest. Grays and Feather, lying snug in Covent Garden, popped open its doors just seven weeks ago and already it seems to be an alluring alternative to your classic wine and Champers bars. That’s not to say the aforementioned will ever be outdated but give us a glistening new concept any day and it’ll turn our Handbook heads. Opened by mother and son wine-aficionado duo, there seems to be a strong air of expertise circulating the building, […]

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