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Xavier Rousset Opens Comptoir Cafe & Wine Bar

Xavier Rousset is a man who knows about wine and knows what it takes to make a good restaurant. If you don’t recognise his name, chances are you’ll know where he’s worked. He co-founded the Michelin-starred, Texture in 2007; he was Head sommelier at the Michelin-starred Le Manoir aux...

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Dandy Opens in Newington Green

Last month saw the closure of the Dandy Café, the popular shipping container pop-up restaurant in London Fields, but as one door closes another always opens and the door opening this time is the door to Dandy, the new permanent restaurant from the duo Daniel Wilson and Andrew Leitch. Opening next...

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Peruvian Bottomless Brunch at COYA

As you probably already know, here at the Handbook HQ, we are big brunch aficionados. Always on the lookout for our next weekend destination, it’s no surprise that we are drawn to COYA Mayfair’s newest offering; Latin-American Bottomless Brunch. Cue angels singing, parades through Mayfair and...

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A Boozy Monday Brunch launches at Shackfuyu

There is only one way to beat that “uh it’s Monday” feeling and that’s by starting the weekend countdown as soon as your Monday lunch time break arrives (or if you’re wise, wait until after work). Grab your bag, throw your jacket on and head to Shackfuyu to indulge in a three-course...

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Andi’s Arrives in Stoke Newington

If we were to open our own restaurant, then we’d definitely want Andi Oliver and Kelly Miles on our team. Sorry to break it to you, but we aren’t opening a restaurant… it’s alright though, because they are. Opening on 4th April on Stoke Newington Church Street, Andi’s will be both your...

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London’s Big New Foodie Destination

It started with King’s Cross, then it was Victoria’s turn to take the foodie baton but the next big area to keep an eye on is Tower Bridge. A huge multi-million pound renovation of the area is bringing with it luxury apartments on the banks of the Thames… and we’re talking serious luxury.

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Lewisham’s New Restaurant: Sparrow

What’s in a name? Well, if you’re husband and wife team, Terry Blake and Yohini Nandakumar, your restaurant name, Sparrow, reflects the kind of food they want to make, because like a sparrow their new Lewisham restaurant won’t be specific to a place or country. Opening next Tuesday, the menu...

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London’s First Potato Pop-Up Arrives

Just when you thought foodie pop-ups couldn’t get any crazier (we’re talking about that HEINZ Beanz pop-up in Selfridges) there’s now a potato pop-up hitting London. Yes you read that correctly, a pop-up dedicated entirely to potatoes. Not just any old potatoes, though, we’re talking Jersey...

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Matsuri Reopens as Onodera

For the last six months, Bury Street restaurant, Matsuri has been undergoing a makeover and this week will see it rise out of the ashes like some sort of restaurant phoenix as it returns as Onodera, a new Japanese restaurant. Rather than a fusion menu, Head Chef Ryosuke Kishi, is focusing on homely...

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46 Inspiring Ideas for Mother’s Day

This Sunday is the day that afternoon tea is more popular than any other, the day that families swarm to restaurants for a roast without the washing up, and the day that sales of flowers goes through the roof. Whether you want to treat your mother in a traditional way or slightly less traditional...

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