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A Taste of India at Brigadiers

Barbecue season is amongst us, an affair that sees Dad’s dropping too many sausages onto the coals, someone panicking that things are undercooked, eating your body weight in potato salad, and a nosey neighbour trying to get in on the action. With this said, what better time than now for JKS Restaurant’s new venue, Indian barbecue restaurant and drinking tavern Brigadiers, where it really is all in the name. Brigadiers certainly will provide comrades with an immersive experience, inspired by the army mess bars of India. Whilst this might conjure up images of food flying across the room, cabbage football […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Watch Your Favourite Film, Then Sing Along At Lucky Voice

Doe a deer, a female deer, ray a drop of golden sun, me a name I call myself, far – never a long long way to run from Lucky Voice… The high-end karaoke dens have introduced a new initiative, watch your favourite film, then sing your heart out to the soundtrack. From Mondays to Wednesdays, the private karaoke bar have decided to offer guests the opportunity to use their booths to relax, order a cocktail, sit back and watch Grease, Moulin Rouge or The Lion King with a group of friends in relative luxury, then to make the most of Those […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Posh Chippies: London’s Finest Fish ‘n’ Chip Shops

The words 'posh' and 'chip shop' aren't usually put together. Until now

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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 […]

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Things to do With Kids

Grab a Fork at Fork to Fork

When Spotify and Starbucks joined forces it was the soundtrack to our morning coffee run. EVA Air and Hello Kitty’s collab saw us all want to take to the skies (more than usual), and Apple and Hermes’ partnership meant an added sexiness to the apple watch made it a whole lot more wearable. The moral of the story? When two business brains join forces, great things can most certainly happen, and has happened, in the form of Fork to Fork food festival. Created by Wahaca co-founder Thomasina Miers, and Caravan co-founder Laura Harper-Hinton, the food festival, which launched in June […]

Openings & Launches

Award Winning Brunch Heads to Angel as Brother Marcus Opens 2nd Site

Younger siblings, they always seem to come along and upstage their big brothers and it’s no different when it comes to restaurants. Brother Marcus, is actually getting a brother next month and this new site in Angel is set to be bigger and better than the original Balham site. Alongside their award-winning brunch, they’ll be serving up a brand-new evening menu of Mediterranean small and sharing plates, inspired by co-founder Tasos’ Cretan upbringing. Split into four sections, earth, land, sea and snacks with an emphasis on vegetarian and vegan dishes, you’ll find the likes of fried feta with honey and […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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