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Restaurant Ours Review – What We Thought

The problem with such a talked-about restaurant and a very successful launch party is that, once the celebrities fizzle out, a restaurant has to live up to the hype. We’ve heard mixed things about the food at Restaurant Ours so headed along to South Kensington to check it out. New? Restaurant...

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Big Easy Bottomless Brunch Review: What We Thought

New? Big Easy in Covent Garden isn’t, it opened back in March 2014, but the bottomless brunch launched in August. Where? 12 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, WC2E 7NA, www.bigeasy.co.uk On the menu: As fans of Big Easy will know, it’s all about low and slow American Bar.b.q. pulled pork, baby back...

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ROKA’s Kaiseki Menu Review – What We Thought

New? ROKA Charlotte Street is the group’s flagship, opening back in 2004 followed by Canary Wharf, Mayfair and Aldwych but we were reviewing the new 7-course Kaiseki cocktail pairing menu which takes place in Charlotte Street’s Shochu Lounge, offering an intimate, personable dining...

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ARTea at Lancaster London Review – What We Thought

New? The Afternoon “ARTea” launched on 14th July 2016 and is an on-going feature in the Lounge Bar at Lancaster London. Where? Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, W2 2TY www.lancasterlondon.com On the Menu: The innovative afternoon tea takes inspiration from the works of emerging and local...

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Ping Pong’s Summer Menu Review: What We Thought

New? Ping Pong, Soho opened in May 2005 but there are venues all over the UK with other restaurants in London including Southbank, Shepherd’s Bush and Stratford. Where? 45 Great Marlborough Street, Soho, W1F 7JL, www.pingpongdimsum.com On the Menu: The regular menu features a selection of...

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STK Ibiza Review: What We Thought

A couple of weeks ago, The Handbook jetted off to Ibiza for a forty-eight-hour trip, to dance, feast, sunbathe and definitely not sleep. When time isn’t on your side, you want to make sure you choose wisely when it comes to eating out, so luckily JPR Media, gave us the heads up that we had to try...

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Benihana Piccadilly review – what we thought

New? Originating in Hong Kong, Benihana Piccadilly opened in 1994, they have another venue in Chelsea. Where? 37 Sackville Street, Piccadilly W1S 3EH www.benihana.co.uk On the Menu: A selection of meat and seafood cooked on a hibachi – a small BBQ that looks like a huge hot plate, with...

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Blanchette East Review – What We Thought

New? Brand spanking new, Blanchette’s Eastern venture opened its doors earlier this month, following on from the success of the original Soho site by brothers Maxime, Malik and Yannis. Where? 204 Brick Lane, Shoreditch, E1 6SA www.blanchettebricklane.co.uk  First Impressions: Brick Lane is a...

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Daawat Review – What We Thought

New? Daawat is well established but had a make-over last year to freshen up its look. Where? Strand Palace Hotel, 372 Strand, WC2R 0JJ, www.strandpalacehotel.co.uk On the menu: We were there to try out the new summer menu which featured items from the Tandoori mixed grill, sea bass with...

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Bubbledog’s Brunch Review – What We Thought

New? Whilst Bubbledogs isn’t new, the brunch parties only launched last weekend. Where? Bubbledogs, 70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia W1T 4QG, www.bubbledogs.co.uk On the Menu: For those not in the know then Bubbledogs is all about hot dogs and Champagne and the brunch menu sticks to this. You can...

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