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The UK’s First Ever National Pizza Day

Tomorrow isn’t just Friday, it’s also the first ever National Pizza Day, because if there was ever a particular day to eat pizza it has to be Friday. To celebrate hundreds of pizzerias around the UK and in London have joined forces to create special one-off pizzas, as well as giving diners 30% off pizza! You can check out if your favourite pizza place is taking part here. Big questions asked on the day will include ‘does pineapple ever have a place on pizza’, we say yes, but brothers Thom and James Elliot of Pizza Pilgrims are having a major […]

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Get Marathon Fit, With Help From Beer

We’ve gotten used to unlikely restaurant pairings, Duck and Waffle now sounds entirely normal, but how about beer and running? No, me neither, but that’s exactly what’s brewing down in Camden Camden Town Brewery’s running club is up and, um, running. And what’s more, it’s entirely free and comes with a pint! The club, suitable for runners of all abilities, will be run by James Poole, the Ultra Marathon runner and founder of AdventRunning. Participants will don shorts and trainers and hit the streets for a fort minutes run. James will be on hand to help and advise, and (most […]

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Tonteria Launch The Thursday Ritual

During Mayan sacrifice rituals, humans were sacrificed to the deities as blood was seen as a source of nourishment and human blood was the ultimate offering to the gods. Taking this idea of a ritual, but most definitely getting rid of the human sacrifice part, Tonteria has launched their new night ‘The Thursday Ritual’ where the most you’ll be sacrificing is your chance for a hangover-free Friday. The Sloane Square club which is based on the Tulum Jungle and the mysterious nature of the Mayans will be hosting the night in association with Arcane Gallery, a luxury womenswear store celebrating […]

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The May Fair’s Enchanted Valentine’s Terrace

It’s Valentine’s Day, woohoo, a day of love, a day of kisses, and swooning at each other. Not strangers, that’s not socially acceptable, I mean we do it anyway, but The Handbook can’t be seen encouraging such odd behaviour. In case you hadn’t guessed this one’s for the lovers, to be fair no one is going to call you out and send you packing if you are not lovers so we shall address this blog to you all. The May Fair hotel has turned its terrace into an enchanting space especially for Valentine’s. Wine and dine your beloved with the […]

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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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Prosecco House: London’s First Prosecco Bar Now Open!

Ladies and gents, it’s here. Last year we told you that Prosecco House was on the way and now it has opened! Didn’t catch it before? Check out all the details below! Finally, someone has sat up and taken notice of our burning desires and quite frankly desperate need. Can you guess what it is, did the bubbles give it away? No? Alright fine I’ll tell you. This February, Prosecco House opens will doors. Yes, all the chilly cold souls, feeling retched after Christmas, can tumble in from as early as eleven am. Work is feeling a little bleak, and […]

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Farm Girl Opens in Chelsea

Back in 2015 Farm Girl opened their first site in Notting Hill, last year they launched their concession at the Sweaty Betty Carnaby Street flagship and now the restaurant known for its healthy Australian-inspired menu, has opened between the Kings Road and Fulham Road. During the day you’ll find the brunches and super lattes that they are known for, including: chai lattes; rose lattes; apple pancakes with coconut yoghurt; açai bowls with chia seeds and oven baked aubergine with chickpea sauce, mint and tahini yoghurt dressing. Unlike the other two Farm Girls, this new restaurant will serve the group’s first […]

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Ready, Steady, Bake! Bluebird’s Bake Off

Never again will I be able to hear the words ‘ready, steady’ without wanting to say baaake, as if I was Sue Perkins, more to the point, never again will I hear Sue say those words, yes, I’m probably still the only one who is bitter. Whilst the rest of you wait for the Great British Bake Off I will be heading to Bluebird, for the Bluebird Bake Off which will be held in support of charity WaterAid. The courtyard will be decorated with gingham bunting, cake stands and the smell of freshly baked pastries from bakeries such as Pearl […]

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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!

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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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A Taste Of Sweden Take Over: 100 Wardour St

Stockholm is lending us its most innovative cocktail bar, Linje Tio. It was the first ever bar from Sweden to feature on the World’s 50 Best Bars. So, no wonder we’re excited about it. Finally, London has the chance to see and most importantly experience what all the fuss is about. It’s the attention to detail that really sets Linje Tio apart, back in Stockholm they carve their ice cubes straight off Icebergs. We only hope this little quirk doesn’t get lost in transportation, if you see a giant Iceberg coming straight for Wardour St you know what’s happening. The […]

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Sabor: The New Restaurant from Former Barrafina Chef

They met whilst working together at London’s Barrafina restaurants and now chef Nives Barragan Mohacho and business partner José Etura are opening their own restaurant, bar and asador: Sabor. Prepare for a journey through the tapas bars of Andalucia, the asadors of Castile and the seafood restaurants of Galicia, as the menu captures the flavours (sabor is Spanish for flavour) of the pairs’ native Spain. On the restaurant menu you’ll find daily changing seafood, (depending on what they can get at the market) and the likes of wild rabbit empanadilla and diver caught scallops with five jotas ham consome. In […]

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