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We Review: Gin And Jazz At The Waldorf Hilton

What: Delicious gins, scrummy canapés and… all that Jazz. New: The Waldorf Hilton has been a symbol of British heritage set in the heart of Covent Garden since the 1900’s. So no, we couldn’t say it was new. The Gin and Jazz evenings, however, are fresh on the scene. Where: The evening itself happens in the Good Godfrey’s bar and lounge, which is directly to your right as you enter through the main doors. Fint it at The Waldorf Hilton, Aldwych, WC2B 4DD, www.hilton.com. The Look: Long cushioned bench-seats stretch along two sides of the room and individual tables are set up […]

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A Dinner Party With Your Favourite Chef

What were your highlights of 2017? We’re guessing it wasn’t the Trump inauguration, the signing of Article 50 or election of Emmanuel Macron. But hopefully you had Mark Hix’s Tales From The Kitchen Library hovering somewhere near the top of your list. However, if you were unlucky enough to miss it, then fear not, it’s back. The format for the series of kitchen collaborations is to put some of the nation’s leading chefs in a kitchen together with chef and restauranteur Mark Hix, enjoy stories of their lives and gorge on a five-course menu, all in the intimate setting of […]

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If You Like Burgers And Eggs Benedict Then This Giveaway’s For You

If the answer to ‘Who wants a free burger?’ isn’t ‘Can I have fries with that?’ then a. you’re totally barking mad and b. you’ve not had a Rail House Café Burgerdict. And yes, you can have fries with it. Here’s the deal: Victoria’s Rail House Café is giving away 20 free Burgerdict dishes every day next week. That’s right, the first 20 orders each day, entirely gratis. While the lure of ‘free stuff’ should be enough for anyone, you may still be wondering what on earth a Burgerdict is? No, not a meaty tribute to the Sherlock star, or […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

Top 12 March Pop-Ups

So the beginning of March has been quite eventful (Beast/East/etc), but now the snow’s cleared staying home and cuddling a hot water bottle will no longer be an acceptable use of your time. Which is why we’ve compiled a list of the best pop-ups for you to immerse yourself in this month.

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Openings & Launches

Bluebird Opens in White City

Bluebird; it’s synonymous with the Kings Road, entertaining those in MiC and being one of London’s iconic restaurants. 2016 saw it undergo an extensive refurbishment and emerge with a refreshed menu, 2017 they announced that they would be opening their second restaurant in White City and now in 2018, that restaurant is opening. Opening at the Television Centre, the restaurant will spread out onto a piazza overlooked by the centre’s famous circular core, making Bluebird at the heart of the £8billion regeneration. Designed by David d’Almada’s Sagrada the interior brings together British styling from the 1960s and the chic Chelsea […]

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Two Big Vegan Announcements From London Favourites

This week, two London giants have made big vegan announcements. Two big announcements about doughnuts and burgers…two of our, and now everyone’s, favourite things. First up, doughnut connoisseurs, Crosstown has announced that at the end of March they’ll be opening their first all-vegan doughnut and coffee bar on Picton Place in Marylebone. In the run up to the opening, they’ll be launching two brand new flavours as a sneak peek of what’s to come. From Friday 9th – Sunday 11th March you can try the vegan tropical compote, with a pineapple glaze and coconut chips and Friday 16th – Sunday […]

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Openings & Launches

11 Top Restaurants and Bars That Opened in February

Well if we thought spring was around the corner then February has proved that we are definitely some way off.  If you’ve spent the month not leaving the house in fear of frostbite, then here at The Handbook we’re going to change that and entice you out of your caves. Along with freezing temperatures, this month there have been many new restaurants and bars opening and here is our selection of the top must visits.

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10 Quick Recipes For Any Occasion

Even the keenest of cooks can sometimes lack a bit of culinary inspiration. We all like to work hard and play hard and occasionally the mere thought of having to slave over a hot stove amongst the chaos of London life can feel overwhelming. So here are some simple and no-nonsense recipes for when you want something delicious to eat, but don’t quite have the time or energy to devote to an elaborate feast (and the Deliveroo app is broken).

Awesome Afternoon Teas

The Afternoon Tea Fit For Queen Victoria

Ever wondered what it would be like to eat like The Queen? Not knocking back Dubonnet and picking out corgi hairs like our current monarch, but like the most glorious queen Britain’s had, Queen Victoria? Well now you can, thanks to Blenheim Palace. Led by Executive Chef Billy Bush, the team at the stately home’s The Orangery restaurant have put together a culinary homage to the great lady in the form of an afternoon tea celebrating her life. Over five courses enjoy some of Queen Victoria’s favourite foods, including a mini Victoria sponge, a classic chocolate eclair, strawberry and vanilla […]

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