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Need Valentine’s Inspiration? 28 Places To Eat Out On Valentine’s Day

‘Roses are red, violets are blue, The Handbook did a quick search of our inbox, to find these places for you’, we get sent all the best ideas for Valentine’s Day so if you’re a last minute planner (you’ve got exactly a week) then get on it and get it on at one of the excellent choices below… Hammer & Tongs If food is the way to your heart, then Hammer & Tongs are going to have a lot of people falling in love with them. Their Lovers Surf and Turf menu includes beer bread, biltong, chili tiger prawns, skin-on […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

10 Pizza Places for Your Bucket List

Here is some news to brighten up your Monday, this Thursday (9th February) is National Pizza Day! So, to get you ready for what surely will be the best day of the week, we’ve rounded up 10 of our favourite pizza places in London, which you need to visit. Add them to your London bucket list and make sure you visit at least one this week!  

Openings & Launches

temper Turns to Pizza and Opens in Covent Garden

Neil Rankin and Sam Lee are back and this time they are focusing on cured meat pizza, ragu, vermouth and top- quality wines, which sounds rather excellent to us. Following on from temper Soho and City, this third temper will open in Covent Garden, adding to the area’s recent foodie revival. The menu will offer two types of pizza and a range of ragu using game, goat and pork all served with fresh bread of gnocchi. In a temper first, this third site will also be open for breakfast, where you’ll be able to get freshly baked croissants straight from […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The American Restaurant That Went South

It’s not a one-way-avenue at Avenue. The restaurant has pivoted from a Contemporary American menu to a modern Asian cuisine fused with a fiery South American twist. The about-turn is a huge change for the St James’s modernist cube of a restaurant. Part of the D&D empire, Avenue has taken their inspiration from the ‘Ring of Fire’, not the Johnny Cash song but the culinary regions in the volcano belt of the Pacific rim. Executive Chef Mickael Weiss will be rolling out his new menu seven days a week and the new dishes include spiced Tuna tartare, tobiko, yuzu emulsion, […]

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What to do This Weekend: 2nd-4th February

Pinch-punch-first-of-the-month! And double-wahey as it’s very nearly the weekend!! Just a matter of hours and we’ll be counting down the seconds until it’s Friday evening and we can all get outta here! So what are you going to do? Need to plan? Here’s a selection of ideas for making the weekend count!

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Celebrate The End Of Dry January… With A Beer Festival

There’s only one way to celebrate the end of Dry January, with a beer festival. So it’s handy that Craft Beer Rising, the UK’s biggest craft beer festival, returns to East London this month. Get your keg on at Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery from the 22nd to 24th February and 175 breweries will be in attendance along with street food and cider! With over 12,000 beer enthusiasts (which is basically everyone) coming along for the three day event Craft Beer Rising promises to be a yeasty extravaganza. Established beer brands there will include Meantime, Sierra Nevada and Oakham Ales […]

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London’s New Luxury Boutique Hotel

We’ve already told you about Raffles Hotels & Resorts opening their first UK hotel, well now we have another one for your 2020 diaries, One Crown Place is launching a new luxury, boutique hotel in the City. The hotel will be part of the highly-anticipated One Crown Place development in EC2 and will be operated by Bespoke Hotels and they’re going for the big one, to join a select group of five-star hotels in the City. Spanning five floors and six Georgian townhouses, the hotel will include 41 bedrooms, a 100-cover restaurant in a covered courtyard, bar and a private members’ […]

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From Market Stall To Mayfair Boutique: A Food Success Story

Why not popina to Popina? The new cafe and delicatessen from chef Isadora Popović will be arriving on Mayfair’s Duke Street next month and will be the first permanent home for what’s become a hugely popular weekly farmers market stalwart with stalls at over 20 locations from Broadway Markets to Portobello Road. With room for 20 (26 in summer, when outside seating becomes feasible) the intimate interior will play host to dinging between 8am and 6pm. Expect a breakfast of kedgeree, followed by a lunch of hearty sandwiches or even heartier stews and curries in both meat and veggie varieties. […]

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The Ultimate Food Challenge: The Half Stone Burger

It’s no wonder Man v. Food is such a popular series, it’s basically food porn. A chance for us to indulge in our food fantasies of basically gorging ourselves silly on deep fat fried everything and then winning eternal glory and the respect of our peers. Or maybe that’s just me. Anyway, rather than delving into the inner workings of my mind, back to business, Man v. Food is back on our screens and with a new host. After years of eating, Adam Richman has handed over the baton to Casey Webb and to celebrate the new host and new […]

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The Bar With A Barbers Attached: Go Big Guns At The Gunmakers

Ask my parents about life outside of SW3 and they think we all live in a world across between Trainspotting and down-town Raqqa. Mention Clerkenwell and they will automatically assume there’s guns involved. And, confusingly, now there sort of are, with the opening of The Gunmakers. And what’s more, I think my mum would love it. The project is based in an old school London boozer, a 19th century pub tucked away on Eyre Street Hill. Sweet&Chilli have taken it over (they’re the guys who brought us Nine Lives, by the way) and left much of the original features in […]

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