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Stunning food at Sushinho

The high-powered city peeps based near Liverpool Street now have a new place to fill up on delicious food. Enter the quiet and welcomingly heated (!) haven of Devonshire Square, and you’ll spot Sushinho – a new Brazilian-Japanese fusion restaurant. We were invited to the launch last month, so returned with great anticipation – and we certainly weren’t disappointed. We started our evening downstairs, in the cosy yet sophisticated cocktail bar. The drinks were beautifully presented and paired with tasty plantain crisps which were shockingly moreish! Our taste buds suitably prepared, we made our way to the main restaurant upstairs. Full […]

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Dinner and theatre at Broadway House

If you like your theatre accompanied by food, Broadway House may have just the evening for you this Saturday. The club’s restaurant – Brasa – is hosting an unusual night involving three plays…and three courses! Dine on an exquisite menu of chicken breast and truffled celeriac, followed by chocolate brownie and salted caramel ice cream, while three short plays are acted in the restaurant right next to you! You couldn’t be closer to the performers, and right amongst the action while you savour each course. The first play is fittingly ‘The Last Supper’ by Liam O’Grady, followed by the comedy […]

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Kua ‘Aina: Hawaiian burgers in Soho

The perfect antidote to the rainy weather, Kua ‘Aina is a surprising Hawaiian haven in very central London. Hidden just off Regent Street, this cosy burger restaurant welcomes you with a playful splash of colour (pink, yellow and aquamarine conjure the tropical beach and sea), a rough and ready décor, and the alluring smell of smoky meat. Although the main draw for Kua ‘Aina virgins is probably the unique ‘lava’ method of grilling, we’d wager the restaurant probably guarantees regular custom with its fun, friendly vibe and casual dining appeal. Co-owner Ed Bardos, who worked in a Kua ‘Aina abroad […]

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Kua ‘Aina: Hawaiian burgers in Soho

The perfect antidote to the rainy weather, Kua ‘Aina is a surprising Hawaiian haven in very central London. Hidden just off Regent Street, this cosy burger restaurant welcomes you with a playful splash of colour (pink, yellow and aquamarine conjure the tropical beach and sea), a rough and ready décor, and the alluring smell of smoky meat. Although the main draw for Kua ‘Aina virgins is probably the unique ‘lava’ method of grilling, we’d wager the restaurant probably guarantees regular custom with its fun, friendly vibe and casual dining appeal. Co-owner Ed Bardos, who worked in a Kua ‘Aina abroad […]

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Antonio Carluccio reopens Putney restaurant

Antonio Carluccio himself turned up in Putney this week, for the re-launch of his restaurant on the riverfront, at Putney Wharf. The legendary Italian chef was on top form as he hosted an aperitivo evening to showcase the marvellous refurbishment of Carluccio's Putney. The Handbook got the chance to meet Antonio, to chat about his inspirations, restaurants and favourite foods! Fresh from Dubai, checking up on his restaurants in the Middle East, Antonio revealed that the Putney branch is his local, which he is majorly involved with. However, rather than eating-out himself, Antonio prefers to cook for friends in his […]

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The Crooked Well hosts at Camberwell Film Festival

Film buffs get excited – the Camberwell Free Film Festival started yesterday, with a whole host of Camberwell venues taking part until the close on 24th March. Michelin-recommended restaurant and bar ‘The Crooked Well’ is one of these venues, holding a free screening of Me and You and Everyone We Know on the 18th March. The classic comedy will be accompanied by lashings of gourmet popcorn and an abundance of hot dogs – along with The Crooked Well’s usual offering of exciting cocktails! The inaugural Film Festival is part of the award-winning South London community group Free Film Festival, run […]

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Stefi Jakab’s Birdcage Cake Classes

Calling all cake-lovers… Cordon Bleu cake artist Stefi Jakab is launching a new series of masterclasses! Stefi’s bespoke and intricate creations have given her a loyal following in the industry, and now she is keen to pass on her expertise, with workshops across London. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a baking beginner or a whizz in the kitchen – these masterclasses will have something for everyone, teaching the skills behind miniature works of art inspired by the latest trends. Already proving popular is Stefi’s Wedding Cake Course, in which students learn how to fill, layer and decorate a stunning selection […]

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Courvoisier terrace at Harvey Nichols

Warm weather may seem like a long way off, but we promise spring is just around the corner – and Harvey Nichols are getting ready for the sunshine! The luxury Knightsbridge store is teaming up with the cognac brand Courvoisier, who will be transforming the shop’s Fifth Floor rooftop terrace into a stylish haven that brings the craft, heritage and alchemy of the famous spirit to life. Stepping onto the Alchimie de Courvoisier terrace, guests will be transported to a vineyard paradise, inspired by Jarnac in south-west France – the home of Courvoisier. A bespoke cocktail menu with three food pairings […]

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The Cornish or Devonshire way?

In the early nineteenth century it is said that Anna, 7th Duchess of Bedford complained of a ‘sinking feeling in the afternoon’, at the time it was common just to eat breakfast and supper, and so she began to snack on sandwiches and little cakes to curb her hunger. On returning to London, Anna started inviting friends over to join her and so the tradition of afternoon tea was formed. Today, the quintessentially English tradition is still as popular as ever and whilst  choosing a definitive list is arguably impossible, we've rounded up some of our favourites. The only question […]

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Le Pont De La Tour Skips The Savoury

The iconic French riverside restaurant, Le Pont de la Tour, will introduce the ‘With Love from Paris’ Pâtisserie Tasting Menu from 1st April bringing a taste of Paris to London.  The menu was lovingly designed by Executive Head Chef Tom Cook who trained with the renowned Master Pastry Chef, Laurent Duchêne in Paris. The menu is the sweet lover’s dream and the height of decadence whilst also within the grasp of the budget conscious. The menu includes five tantalising choices: Tarte au Chocolat, Pistachio Madeleines, Praline Profiteroles, Opera Gateau and Ladurée Ispahan; a rose macaron with fresh raspberries and lychees. Guests are […]

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3 Cromwell Road

This month sees the launch of new bar, restaurant and club 3 Cromwell Road in a three storey Georgian townhouse overlooking the Natural History Museum. With former incarnations as The Cromwellian, Bratts, The Hudson Club and most recently, The Firehouse, the venue also hosted Jimi Hendrix’s very first live performance in the capital. Co-owned by Howard Spooner (Dukebox, Public, The Leopard Lounge, Embargo, Crazy Larry’s, Hammersmith Palais) and Dipak Panchal (Dukebox), the 300 capacity venue comprises three floors including first floor restaurant The Drawing Room, ground floor cocktail bar The Back Room and downstairs club The Basement. Working fireplaces on […]

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The Unfiltered Dog

Ed Wilson and Oli Barker, the team behind Terroirs, Brawn, Soif and The Green Man & French Horn are running a fun pop-up dining experience this weekend, 17 and 18 March, at The Real Wine Fair in Tobacco Dock. Their Unfiltered Dog will be open for dinner from 6-10pm on both dates with a short a la carte menu of seasonal modern European wine-friendly dishes. Sharing platters include charcuterie, oysters and cheese and then dishes feature Anchoïade, soft egg & radicchio, Smoked mackerel, horseradish, watercress  & rye, Quail, burnt leeks & romesco, Crispy pork belly & kimchi, Sardines, fennel & […]

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