You may or may not have noticed, that a lot of top restaurants are opening smaller and often less expensive versions. More restaurants means there is more opportunity for people to sample and experience some of these wonderful places. Here the Handbook has picked out its top 5 that we think are worth checking out.
You might know chef Ravinder Bhogal from when she won the competition to find Britain’s new Fanny Cradock on Gordon Ramsay’s The F Word in 2007; you might know her from her Marylebone restaurant Jikoni or you might have her recipe book Cook in Boots. Or if you don’t know her at all, you can head to The Perception at W London for their new dining series as they are collaborating with Bhogal to create her first entirely vegan menu. Available until the end of June, the menu will include the likes of besan fritters with coconut yoghurt and curry […]
Last week we celebrated International Women’s day, and the Polpo restaurants see no reason why the celebrations shouldn’t continue. The company has partnered up with Refuge, a charity that supports women and children whose lives have been affected by domestic violence. In support, they are hosting a two special dinners with the focus on celebrating inspirational women. Each dinner will be an elaborate affair, the first being a Venetian feast with a talk from Kimberley Thomas from Refuge Charity. The next will be a wine tasting dinner in collaboration with Passione Vino, the Italian wine bar in Shoreditch. Since these […]
It’s Pie Week! Which means that we’ve finally got a legit, cast-iron excuse for eating, yes, ALL THE PIES! Which, of course, we needed no encouragement to act on. So here’s where we’ve been checking out over pie week.
The Oscars was nothing: Monday night celebrates the sixth annual Kebab Awards. Last year the event was compared by Radio 1’s Scott Mills and Chris Stark, Jeremy Corbyn’s handed out prizes and everyone from Theresa May and Sadiq Khan through to C-list celebrities wants to be involved. And so it’s no surprise that the kebbalicious entries this year are pretty strong. The prize we’ll be watching closely is the fine dining category where a number of strong London restaurants are serious contenders. Here they are…
This weekend sees the launch of DEFINE.London’s Fitzrovia studio. It’s mission? To help sculpt a stronger, healthier and more inspired version of you. Located on Great Portland Street, the studio couldn’t be further from the garishly coloured gyms, with worn mats and shouty slogans on the walls. Instead it’s fresh, light tranquil and calm, providing the ideal place to work out in peace. We’re hoping it also means you won’t have the weightlifters who grunt so loudly that you’re either put off or you’re having to suppress your laughter as you watch them from your bike. Just because the space […]
This Sunday it’s time to celebrate the leading ladies in our lives, our mums and the women who have raised us. They’ve been there through the ups and downs, they’ve seen it all, from our first steps when we were sweet and innocent to our angsty teenage years and confusing twenties. The least they deserve is an afternoon to be treated with a glass or three of prosecco. If you’re yet to choose what to do, check out some of the best events taking place throughout London. Park Chinois Park Chinois will be serving a special Mother’s Day lunch and […]
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