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Honky Tonk’s Inaugural Eating Competition

Like hot dogs? Can eat quickly? Want to appear on the ‘Honk Wall of Awesomeness’? Yes? Then you need to stand up and take you place in eating history by attending the inaugural eating competition at Honky Tonk, the New York inspired restaurant in Chelsea. Next Tuesday, get it in your diaries, the guys at Honky Tonky will be asking those who dare to wolf down ten hot dogs in just ten minutes, Man Vs. Food style.  Those who did make the mark and succeed not only get a limited edition t-shirt, get your photo up on the ‘Honk Wall […]

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The Penny Black: Marvellous Midweek

The wonderful Penny Black on Fulham Road is putting an end to staying in during the week, with two fabulous midweek nights and both for just £12 per person! Huzzah! On Tuesday nights, forget staying in to watch some obscurely weird documentary or doing your washing, because at The Penny Black you can get a 1kg bowl of mussels, truffle chips and sauces, a much better way to spend you evening than seeing the man with ten ears or other such nonsense. And celebrate mid week on Wednesdays by grabbing a load of friends and heading over to the Fulham […]

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Royal Quarter Café

The Quarter Group (other venues include Chelsea Quarter Café on King’s Road, River Quarter Kitchen in Plantation Wharf Battersea and Heal’s Quarter Café and Quarter Café Express at the Heal’s flagship store in Tottenham Court Road) is launching Royal Quarter Café, near Buckingham Palace, on Buckingham Gate. The menu will be a modern mix of seasonal, healthy comfort food – including homemade bread and pastries, all-day breakfast, sandwiches and soups, sharing plates, hearty salads, afternoon tea, and cakes and tarts, all available to eat in or take-away. Savoury options include homemade brioche with poached pears, crème fraîche and mixed berry […]

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Truck Stop Rolls into London

4th of July isn’t just Independence day it is also the start of Truck Stop a two day food feast in Canary Wharf. Twenty of the best food trucks will be rolling into East London with the aim of enhancing London’s alfresco dining and pioneering attitude to food. And whilst Independence day is all about America, and they certainly like their food, the cuisine at Truck Stop is all about the best of British food trucks. Expect to indulge in BBQ, tacos, sample beer from the Camden Town Brewery and  being  in London, there has at least got to be […]

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Daphne’s ice cream cart, celebrating the tennis season

Wimbledon is now well underway, there has already been action, drama and suprise, Nadal out already? But whether tennis is your thing or not, there is no reason not to get involved in the tennis season, even if it is just a nod to it by treating yourself to some ice cream in flavours inspired by the event. Which is handy then that South Kensington restaurant Daphne’s has a beautiful bespoke ice cream cart that will be parking up outside its doors to serve ice cream to passers by. All with wonderful names we can’t wait to try the Strawberry […]

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Tom’s Kitchen

Opening on the wharf’s Westferry Circus this weekend is the newest venue from the Tom Aikens’ stable is a modern British Brasserie with 130 seater restaurant with outdoor terrace, bar and deli. It will serve British favourites using seasonal and locally sourced ingredients from breakfast to dinner seven days a week. The design is simple with a clean and welcoming palette, combining soft coloured leathers with glazed tiling, and chevron oak. The bar is constructed from marble and a polished metal top, which extends as a ribbon across the space. The main restaurant also contains a 14 seater private dining […]

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The Happenstance

Drake & Morgan, launches its sixth site, The Happenstance, this week, in the newly developed No.1 St. Paul’s Churchyard. The 7,937 square foot, 231-cover venue has been divided into a bar, dining area, private dining room, and deli with mixology table and florist. Designed by Fusion Design and Architecture Ltd, there’s an industrial backdrop with luxurious furnishings and feminine touches. The building boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, offering abundant natural light and views of St Paul’s Cathedral. The bar sets painted exposed brickwork and urban concrete against contemporary lighting and bold patterns. Tall industrial style metal tables sit alongside softer upholstery, whilst […]

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Say hello to Yauatcha’s strawberries & cream éclair

Just in time for Wimbledon this month, Yauatcha has launched a unique Strawberries & Cream éclair. Filled with strawberry cremeux, vanilla cremeux and fresh strawberry pieces, and finished with strawberries, cream and micro mint, said  éclair is available at the restaurant with a side of fresh strawberry sorbet, or, can be purchased to-go from the front-of-house patisserie. And everyone knows that calories consumed while watching sport on tv don’t count as they are burned off vicariously… We wish. £8.50 a la carte (as a plated dessert) / £5.90 take-away www.yauatcha.com

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Swedish Spot in East London

At the first glimpse of warm weather The Handbook decided we need to venture outside and enjoy the new found summer and what better time than for the launch of Rekorderlig Midsummer House last night? Situated in Victoria Park, next to the lake, lies a bold, red pop up with the Swedish flag protruding from the front. Inside the summer house’s exterior is a chic bar and lounge area to relax in out of way of the sun. The bar is currently serving the classic flavours of Rekorderlig like Mixed berries and Strawberry-lime as well as the limited edition Passionfruit […]

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The Taste of London

The three day food festival comes to London today with over 40 of the City’s finest restaurants for guests to sample from. In addition over 200 artisan producers and premium brands will provide an abundance of the finest food and beverages from Britain and around the world. The foodie favourite festival will see Regent’s park being transformed into a gastronomic wonderland over the weekend where guests can try dishes like Salmon hot dogs, Ahi tuna with wasabi mashed potatoes, and Mexican doughnuts. For the more active food enthusiasts there will be various masterclasses like the S.Pellegrino VIP Restaurant and Masterclass […]

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DISCO

Soho will be dancing to a different beat this summer with the launch of Disco, an underground boîte inspired by Manhattan’s disco movement. It’s owned and operated by Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling and the Inception Group and promises a 1970’s dance revival. The club will feature choreographed routines from singers and dancers, as well as nightly live performances from musicians.  On arrival guests will be greeted at a Pan Am-inspired lounge where air stewardesses will issue boarding passes and check personal items into the cloakroom via an automated conveyor belt before guests enter the club through aeroplane doors. Expect […]

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Flesh and Buns Hits Covent Garden

Gory as the name might sound, this new restaurant creation from Ross Shonhan and the team at Bone Daddies will soon be on your list for laid-back, Japanese-style eating out, all in the heart of bustling Covent Garden. Opening its doors next month, the thing to try at Flesh and Buns will be the special hirata buns (steamed buns that you fill yourself) in a menu specially designed for sharing. White the Taiwanese etymology of the hirata bun originally translates as ‘tiger eating pork’, don’t let that put you off. With a whole selection of personalized fillings from slow roasted […]

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