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Hedsor House Hosts The Quartet

Last night The Handbook went to a private screening of Quartet at Pinewood Studios, followed by a tour round Hedsor House, the beautiful Georgian country house that featured magnificently in the film. The glorious rooms were paired with delicious food from Melissa Webb and some delightful...

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A Shrine to Shrove Tuesday

February 12th, Shrove Tuesday, is nearly upon us with a second chance at your New Year’s Resolution. Instead of a 12 day Christmas blow out before the abstinence begins Shrove Tuesday is a one day only event. Spend your limited treat time wisely with some of the best pancakes London has to...

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No Mean Feat At The Wheatsheaf

On Tuesday The Handbook headed to The Wheatsheaf, a pub ideally placed next to Borough Market and London Bridge Tube. The place was bustling, surprising so early on in the week, and the owner assured me that at the weekends it can be hard to squeeze everyone in. Impressive considering the place...

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Welcoming back The Spaniards Inn

If you’re a fan of history, pubs, or both – you’ll be excited by the re-opening of one of the oldest pubs in the city: The Spaniards Inn, Hampstead. Built in 1585, this ancient venue is perhaps one of the most myth-soaked buildings in London, reputedly hosting legendary figures...

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Fornata on Kingly Street

Last night The Handbook visited Fornata on Kingly Street for some classic Italian food.If you are looking to have a three course meal in the usual, starter, main course, pudding order then this isn’t the place to come, Fornata is more informal and is all about bringing the food out...

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Fornata on Kingly Street

Last night The Handbook visited Fornata on Kingly Street for some classic Italian food.If you are looking to have a three course meal in the usual, starter, main course, pudding order then this isn’t the place to come, Fornata is more informal and is all about bringing the food out...

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Gourmet burgers arrive in Cambridge

The burger may be regarded as the staple of fast food restaurants and late-night drunken feasts, but Byron are working hard to re-invent the burgers image. The restaurant, already with 25 venues across London, is starting to spread their ‘proper hamburgers’ ideology with a new opening...

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Perfect Pork at Roast

The name Roast invokes the idea of that great British tradition of Sunday roast lunch and country pubs, yet the restaurant Roast is anything but a country pub, yes it is British and yes it does great roasts, but country pub it is not. It is that understated glamour that Britain does so well.

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PortSide Parlour

Coming to fashionable Broadway Market from 1 February is PortSide Parlour in collaboration with Appleton Estate Rum. East London's first pop-up rum cocktail bar promises a selection of the best specialty rums available on the UK market.Expect a range of hot sharing cocktails, a focus on...

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Reservations open for Story

As of 9am on Friday 1 February, the reservations line for Story, debut restaurant from Tom Sellers will open for business. Taking bookings over the phone and online for the following month only, diners will have to move quickly to secure a table with only 42 covers available for both lunch and...

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