As the 25p Freddo controversy rages on – hitting headlines again early this year – many of us may well glance longingly back to the golden days, when you could snap up the little chocolate delight for as little at 10p. Thankfully, those at Wall’s ice cream appear to have heard our prayers, as this today they are marking the launch of the Feast Sandwich with the suitably nostalgic 5p Feast Sandwich Café! Rolling back the years and the prices, Wall’s are harking back not to the noughties, but as far as the twenties, inspired by the era when Richard […]
Restaurant takeovers and chef residencies never get any less exciting. Seeing some of the best chefs in the industry collaborate, well, you can’t ask for much more. This year, Quo Vadis launched their Quo Vadis & Friends series, which saw chefs from various restuarants around the city collaborate with Chef Proprietor Jeremy Lee. The spring/summer series saw Mangal, Kricket and Nathan Outlaw, to name a few, take over the second floor of the club, and serve up fantastic food. The autumn/winter series will be no different. Jeremy Lee has invited chefs from some of the best kitchens in London, and […]
If you work in the restaurant and bar industry then you need to check out Restaurant Tech Live. Coming to ExCel, London in September its Europe’s largest exhibition dedicated to the emerging technology and services that are redefining the food and drink world and keeping London at the forefront of this scene. Whilst at The Handbook we tend to tell you just about the fun stuff, the bottomless brunches and the secret parties, it’s easy to forget all the logistics and technology that goes into making these places run. At the show, spread out across six conference halls will be […]
Next month, Voodoo Ray’s is making a pretty big leap, they’re making the jump from north of the river, all the way down south to Peckham. Why? To open their fourth site. It’s going to be their biggest shop yet with around 80 covers and with it comes their NYC-inspired pizzas which are pretty giant in pizza terms coming in at 22”. You can get it by the slice too, but impressive if you can find your inner Bruce Bogtrotter and eat it all – they do have names such as Porky’s and King Tubby so you might as well […]
August bank holiday can be summed up in a few words: feathers, glitter and street beer. Yep, it’s Carnival weekend. But apart from Carnival, there’s so much else going on in London, from canal-side parties to treasure hunts at museums. The weekend doesn’t just have to revolve around Notting Hill. It’s a three day weekend and we’re not getting another for a while, so make the most of it. Here’re some of the best things, apart from Carnival, going on this weekend.
If you thought the freakshake trend was over, you thought wrong. But let’s be honest, there really is no greater indulgence, so if you ask us, the trend is welcome to stay. Of course, sometimes the sugar can just get too much, but what if we told you there was a solution to that? What if we told you Heliot Steak House has created balanced (if you can call them balanced) freakshakes, consisting of both sweet and savoury elements? Savoury? Well, it’s no secret burgers and milkshakes are a match made in heaven, so Heliot Steak House has this wonderful […]
Sundays, the day we lament the weekend being over, and lament having to go back to work. Sundays are not our favourite, but there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy them. The fun doesn’t have to end just because we have to get up early the next day. So, here are 10 ways to banish those Sunday blues, and get the most out of your day.
MAM, pronounced mum, is a new restaurant from the team behind the cult East London restaurant Salvation in Noodles and it’s going to be bringing the barbecue street food stalls of Vietnam to All Saints Road to Notting Hill. Mam refers to the art of fermentation, one of those words that doesn’t sound so good, but the results? Fermentation is never going to have tasted so good. There’ll be skewered meat cooked on a robata grill served with owner, Colin’s mum’s homemade fermented dipping sauce, a pungent spicy recipe made with shrimp paste and pineapple. Served sharing style, the skewers […]
It was in the mid-eighteenth century that a Mr Edward Shepherd was asked to the develop site that Shepherd Market sits on today. Part of the area where the rowdy May Fair which took place each year, (hence the name Mayfair, not quite such a glamorous beginning) when it was completed it featured a duck pond, a two storey market and a theatre. It soon grew into an eclectic mix of restaurants, pubs and boutiques all running along paved alleyways and whilst the theatre and pond might have gone, the restaurants remain and next month will see the opening of […]
We need to make the most of this next Bank Holiday because you’re not getting another one until Christmas Day…you already knew that, but we thought we’d remind you, we need to stress the importance of this. You want to make sure you fill your 72 hours in the best possible way and we have twelve of those hours sorted: Field Day x Dinerama. Taking place in Shoreditch Yard it’s 12 hours of music, food and cocktails. Ideal. The line-up of DJs include: Simian Mobile Disco, Throwing Shade, Bugged Out and Eat Your Own Ears as well as special guests […]
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