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The Ultimate Chicken Wing Competition

There are a lot of things in life we seem to wing but on this one occasion, winging it is actively encouraged. Introducing the Wing Battle at London’s only chicken wing restaurant, Randy’s. Fittingly, the restaurant is located in the Olympic Park and if you’re anything like us you will really...

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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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MasterChef Professional Opens His First Restaurant

In 2011, Welsh chef, Tom Simmons was the youngest competitor to get to the quarter finals in MasterChef – The Professionals, now in 2017 he is opening his first restaurant, which will also be the first restaurant to open in the new One Tower Bridge development (The Ivy is set to...

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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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Ale You Need: Wandsworth Common Beer Festival Returns

Winter is officially over, and spring is starting off right; with a beer festival, of course. The annual Wandsworth Common beer festival to be exact, which is returning to Le Gothique at the iconic Royal Victoria Patriotic Building this March for its 9th year. The largest independent beer festival...

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Islington’s New Italian: Radici

Spring has sprung and with it comes a whole new set of restaurants, including Radici, a new Italian trattoria coming to Islington and opening next week. It’s part of the D & D London Group (Aster, Bluebird, Avenue et al) and will be the work of Francesco Mazzei, Chef Patron of Sartoria who...

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A Londoner’s Guide to Croatia

The clocks have gone forward, the evenings are getting lighter and we have one thing on our minds, holidays. We want to explore new areas, stay in boutique hotels and try the best cuisine. So we decided to head to the beautiful Croatian city of Šibenik and the surrounding area, our guides were...

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Cocktail Connoisseur Matt Whiley Opens Scout

Matt Whiley, a name you might not be familiar with, but you will know the bars he’s behind: Peg + Patriot, Purl, Worship Street Whistling Shop and the cocktail and bar branding and development consultancy Talented Mr Fox. So, why are we talking about Matt this morning? He’s about to open his...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

World Famous Bartenders are Popping Up at London’s Highest Bar

Q: What do you get when you bring together the 9th Best Bar in the World and London’s most impressive view? A: Star bartenders from award-winning Athens bar The Clumsies taking over the bar at Shangri-La Hotel’s GŌNG in The Shard for four short nights. Let’s start at the...

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Pergola on the Roof is Back For Summer

Unpredictable weather in London may have us carrying about umbrellas and sunglasses but, despite the rain, we are revelling in the sunshine; Pergola on the Roof is coming back! From 3rd May, the rooftop of the Television Centre will be transformed to give us Londoners a taste of New York’s The...

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