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An Abundance of Oysters

It’s oyster season! Mark Hix, of HIX Oyster & Chop House, as arranged an evening around the trickiest member of the shellfish family. To help you through the daunting prospect of downing your first oyster the Wright Brothers’ Robin Hancock is there to guide you through the menu...

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London’s Pubs

It can’t be denied that London loves its pubs, it always has and most likely always will. Nor cannot it be denied that there are plenty of them, it’s estimated that there are approximately 7000 in London. But with so much choice and so little time, The Handbook have rounded up the...

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Smiths of Smithfield – the City Solution

When wandering around London a lot of time and energy is spent on Google searching for the best place to head for a nibble and a drink or two. More often than not there is a panic and you end up in a grotty pub with a dubious glass of house white and some mixed olives from the massive jar behind...

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Royal Hospital Road

This March, Gordon Ramsay will reopen his Royal Hospital Road venue following a luxurious art deco interior redesign and marking a new ear for the restaurant. The intimate space in Chelsea will relaunch in the middle of the month with a newly enhanced modern look and feel.Gordon Ramsay Royal...

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Pizza East: King of Pizzas

Sometimes all you want to eat is pizza and nothing else will do. When that craving calls you need to forget going to your local takeaway and head to Pizza East for proper pizza. The restaurant is quite dark and industrial with exposed concrete, bared wooden walls and simple neutral colours, but...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Pizza East: King of Pizzas

Sometimes all you want to eat is pizza and nothing else will do. When that craving calls you need to forget going to your local takeaway and head to Pizza East for proper pizza. The restaurant is quite dark and industrial with exposed concrete, bared wooden walls and simple neutral colours, but...

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Dukebox launches Dope!

We all have that midweek feeling when we just want to go out, but the weekend seems so far away and where do you go on a school night? Well fear not we have the answer, starting next Tuesday is Dope! a new concept monthly club night and Dukebox on Fulham Road are holding the launch party with...

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Paper & Cup

Following the success of the Shoreditch original last year, Paper & Cup, the stylish coffee-cum-book-shop run by the Spitalfields Crypt Trust has just launched its second venue in east London’s up and coming St Paul’s Way district.Poplar HARCA, (Housing and Regeneration...

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Find the golden chips at Chez Gerard

Would you believe this week is National Chip Week (and no the irony of the overlap with LFW isn’t lost on us) and while the (too) skinny model debate (yawn) continues to rage, the concurrent controversy over who invented the chip (the French or the Belgians) also shows no sign of abating.

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B- Soho presents Charioke

Whether you are pushing the crowds out of the way to reach the microphone or get hideous stage fright, whether you are the next Beyonce, or  as flat as most of the X factor auditions, there is no denying we all love karaoke and none more so than B- Soho’s Monday night karaoke. Well now...

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