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Arabica: Review

The Arabica Spice Company has been around for 14 years, their restaurant in Borough Market had only been opened in a week when we went down to visit and despite no reviews having been published at that time, it was already packed on a Monday. So far so good.The restaurant features a mix of...

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High Spirits Afternoon Tea

In can't be denied that Londoners do love their afternoon tea, but sometimes a simple scone and cup of Camomile just don't cut it. Paramount, the restaurant and bar situated on the 32nd floor of Centre Point, launches a liquored up alternative to traditional afternoon tea, it's...

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Brew Review

From the outside you might mistake Brew for a high end Starbucks, where one quickly dashes in for a coffee and sandwich and then continues your journey, but this would be a shame for Brew is so much more. Brew is a chain of cafés serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with locations in...

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White Hat Bakery Pop Up at Banqueting House

Have you ever had a drinking and gambling den created just for you? Maybe if you were a monarch like King James I you would have. Luckily for you, the incredibly atmospheric vaulted Undercroft Café, (originally used by King James I) has been given a modern refurbishment in Banqueting House...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Cocktail Classroom at World Class

Calling all cocktail fans, mark your calendars because from 28th July until 3rd August, the industry’s most prestigious and respected mixology competition World Class, will open its doors to consumers for the very first time. Guests will be able to top up their cocktail knowledge with a...

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Porky’s BBQ: Review

Following on from the success of their Camden branch, husband and wife team  Simon and Joy Brigg launched a second restaurant over on Bankside recently and so The Handbook team went down to check it out.Inside the restaurant is all exposed brick walls, high sturdy wooden tables and...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Porky’s BBQ: Review

Following on from the success of their Camden branch, husband and wife team  Simon and Joy Brigg launched a second restaurant over on Bankside recently and so The Handbook team went down to check it out.Inside the restaurant is all exposed brick walls, high sturdy wooden tables and...

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Openings & Launches

La Tagliata

The City is getting a little slice of Italy today with the launch of La Tagliata. The new restaurant specialises in its namesake tagliata – that typically Italian dish of thinly sliced steak. The menu concept, by head chef Antonio Tonelli, is super simple – the tagliata coming served...

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Valentine Warner Pops up at New Tom’s

Calling all food fans, acclaimed chef Valentine Warner will be hosting an unmissable one-off dining event on 23rd July at the new Notting Hill pop-up from Tom Conran, New Tom’s.You might recognise Valentine from his hit TV series, What To Eat Now, on BBC Two. He went on to lead to a...

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DF / Mexico

The team behind Wahaca are doing things a little differently with their new venture DF / Mexico. The experimental diner is taking note from the bustling cosmopolitan Mexican capital city, offering Londoners the chance to enjoy the bold flavours and fresh produce from across the pond. The interior...

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