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Peg + Patriot

If the idea of a Marmite vodka martini fills you with disgust you might as well stop reading now but if not, welcome to the Peg + Patriot at Bethnal Green’s Town Hall Hotel, newest venture from Matt Whiley of The Talented Mr Fox, Purl Whistling Shop and Dach & Sons fame.The maverick...

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Sleep Menu at The Corinthia

We’ve all been guilty of sacrificing a bit of sleep for a few extra hour's work or for the even worthier cause of a few extra gin and tonics with friends, but we often forget the power of a full eight hour's nod.However, people who definitely appreciate this are the team at The...

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Cheyne Walk Brasserie Afternoon Tea

Chelsea favourite, Cheyne Walk Brasserie, has recently joined the afternoon tea brigade and so The Handbook went down to check it out. And, well, we were expecting a little bit more.Whilst the restaurant has a friendly, relaxed atmosphere, upstairs was a little more subdued – it had the...

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Chilli Chilli Bang Bang Festival

Rumours are going round that London is set to have a heat wave of three months this year. Three. Months! But just in case this turns out not to be true (most likely in our pessimistic view) then at least you can experience another sort of heat at Street Feast’s latest venture Chilli Chilli...

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Diptyque Easter at 1 Lombard Street

We love a good Easter Egg as much as the next person but we definitely won't be saying no to Diptyque goodie bag filled with fragrant treats instead!1 Lombard Street is collaborating with the high end fragance collection so that guests can enjoy a 2 or 3 course set menu in the...

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Openings & Launches

GB Pizza Co

You might expect a fish ‘n’ chips restaurant to originate out of the seaside town of Margate but definitely not a pizzeria, however, at GB Pizza, the odd anchovy is about as fishy as you get.GB began life in the summer of 2012 as an al-fresco pop-up on the Margate harbour in the...

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Head Chef Tommy Boland Joins Almeida

The seasons are changing and we have embraced it with welcoming pasty arms; in the spirit of change, London restaurant Almeida, has also had a change but in their case it took place in the kitchen.Tommy Boland will be the new head chef, bringing with him his experience from the kitchens at The...

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Pont St at Belgraves Hotel Review

Pont ST at Belgraves Hotel is a restaurant that promises beautifully prepared seasonal fare in a beautiful Knightsbridge location, it was established as a replacement to the hotel’s previous HIX Belgravia.With a kitchen headed by Sophie Michell of TV’s ‘Cook Yourself...

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The Cat & Mutton

It’s hard to imagine Hackney as the countryside but back in the 1600s, the sight of farmers driving their sheep across London Fields to Smithfield Market for slaughter was as common as people getting slaughtered there on a Thursday night.The soon to be relaunched (it's open again on...

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Fairground Launches in East London

The fairground is coming to town thanks to the clever folk behind Street Feast, who have masterminded an exciting new project which sees an abandoned warehouse in Haggerston, East London, transformed into a magical wonderland.  The event space will be divided into 3 levels, each one...

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