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The Afternoon Tea That Swaps Sandwiches for Sushi

What: If you ever have that moment where you think that you’d really like some sushi, but you’d also really like a scone and you don’t know which to choose (granted it might not be the most common thought but I bet it happens) then I’m here to tell you that you no longer to make that decision. Why? Because Ichi Sushi & Sashimi have combined the two to create an afternoon tea that replaces sandwiches with sushi. The Setting: If you think roundabouts are just places to advertise local businesses, show off flowerbeds and a dumping ground for broken […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Fitzrovia Collective’s Famous Five

We’ve all heard of the famous five, but how about a foodie version? The Fitzrovia Collective is back with a Salt Yard, The Ninth, Noizé, Picture and Lima sized bang this Summer, as it showcases dinners from each restaurant. The dining experience will see the restaurants showcase one course from each foodie-haven, creating a 5-course tasting menu. They may say too many chefs spoil the broth, but we’re quite assured that won’t reign true in this case. The menu will change monthly with each restaurant taking it in turns to host the evening. Ever been so indecisive of which cuisine […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

Where To Make The Most Out Of English Wine Week

Until very recently the mere mention of English wine resulted in barely muffled sniggers. Maybe just about good enough for cooking. But then, a couple of decades back people were equally dubious about Australian wines and earlier this week I found it impossible to find someone to come along to a Chinese wine tasting (they were excellent, by the way). So it is that English wines now really are a thing, they’ve overcome the naysayers and brands like Nyetimer rival the big Champagne houses on price and quality. English Wine Week is an opportunity to celebrate this, and here’s some places […]

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A Tea Without Any Gimmicks: Corinthia’s New Afternoon Tea

What: Thinking of a theme? Chances are there is a tea for that. London’s restaurants have taken afternoon tea and have been running with it for years. ‘It’s summer? We’ll make a summer tea’; ‘Guy Fawkes night? Stick a firework in a scone’; ‘Let’s add in alcohol, let’s serve it at midnight, let’s make it historical, let’s make it breakfast themed.’ Yep you’ve got to hand it to them, they’re taking the idea and running with it. Anyway, Corinthia’s new afternoon tea is stripping it all back to offer a traditional afternoon tea with no gimmicks. New? Relatively it only […]

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Reviews

We Review: Market Hall Fulham

What: If you read The Handbook a lot you’ll know that I’m forever going on about how my beloved Fulham just isn’t at the top of its game when it comes to the foodie scene. Sure, we have some great pubs and we’re pretty good at Millennial brunches but just as the residents often still dress like the 80s Sloane it seems like we’re stuck with our food and haven’t caught up with the likes of Tooting or Fitzrovia. So, when Market Hall Fulham opened with ten kitchens and a bar, I finally felt like Fulham was about to start […]

Openings & Launches

Hans’ Bar & Grill Opens in Chelsea

Hans Sloane, the man who was credited for bringing cocoa and hot chocolate to the UK will be lending his name to the new restaurant opening on the Pavilion Road, from the team behind Chewton Glen, Lygon Arms, Cliveden House and 11 Cadogan Gardens. A few minutes from both Sloane Square and Hans Place Garden (they really did like using his name, the restaurant will be serving up an all-day seasonal menu making the most of British produce and heading up the kitchen will be Adam England (Le Pont de la Tour). Start the day with the likes of eggs […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Truman’s Returns, A Beer Giant Is Back

Truman’s is back! Again! Truman’s have been making beer from East London since 1666 and their legacy is writ across London, inscribed on pubs throughout the capital. But in 1989 Truman’s closed its doors seemingly for good, the brewery was sold off and is now an events and creative space.  That is, until a couple of beer enthusiasts decided to rescue the dormant brand and set up Truman’s mk 2 in 2010. Going from strength to strength Truman’s beer has been such a success that the brewery is opening its first pub in decades. The Newman Arms in Fitzrovia is an […]

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Best Brunches

The Beachside Bottomless Brunch in Bloomsbury

The annual summer Beach Bar at The Montague on the Gardens is back, bringing a little slice of the Bahamas to Bloomsbury. They’re shipping in the real sand, they’ve got the beach-hut, they’re mixing up the Pina Coladas and now this year they’re serving up the bottomless brunch too in the conservatory. Every weekend throughout June you’ll be able to drink Pina Coladas, Sex on the Beach, Vodka Melon Cooler, Mimosas and Bloody Marys for two hours and will be able to tuck into sharing platters of avocado and smoked salmon on granary toast, black pudding scotch eggs, Cumberland sausage […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Move Over Cocktails: Poptails at South Place Hotel

We’re only human, and as much as we love a classic Negroni or a vodka martini, throw some candyfloss or a few extra umbrellas and Maraschino cherries in our cocktails and we’re happy as Larry (don’t try to deny it). Low and behold, I couldn’t help but smile when I saw that South Place Hotel has launched its ‘Poptails’ drinks collab with Joe & Seph’s Gourmet Popcorn. In an age where you’d be classified as utterly boring if seen indulging in sweet or salty popcorn, Joe & Seph’s drinks list will feature some very innovative popcorn combos – quite literally […]

Openings & Launches

Two’s Company as Jones & Sons Open Second Restaurant

The last day of the week is for Spotify’s sweet soul Sunday playlist and a good old roast, otherwise is it really Sunday? Luckily, for those amongst us who lounge out with a blanket all day before sauntering to our prime Sunday lunch location, you’ll be pleased to hear that Jones & Sons have mastered the Yorkshire pud and all the trimmings dish to a T, and have now opened a second restaurant to boot. Five nail-biting years have gone by with the Jones & Sons lovers amongst us lying in wait for owner Andy Jones to open a second […]

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