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Cheyne Walk Brasserie Review – What We Thought

I’m no Champagne expert but when I know that I like something, I know that I like it. On a Monday evening just a little out of the ordinary I headed to the Royal Borough (Chelsea) for a Thiénot Champagne tasting and dinner at Cheyne Walk Brasserie. River views and residential surroundings give this old Victorian pub a neighbourhood feel, albeit with said neighbours being the likes of Keith Richards and Mick Jagger. In anticipation of National Champagne Week, the Brasserie spruced up their usual Wine Club with the more bubbly variety. Perched on a red velvet chaise longue (yes […]

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Flemings Mayfair Review – What We Thought

Earlier in the year luxury hotel, Flemings Mayfair had a bit of makeover, you know just the average, a lick of paint here and a £14 million refurbishment there. When they revealed the new look they also uncovered The Drawing Room, a new space, in which guests can enjoy in a drink or have afternoon tea. We headed there on a Saturday afternoon for their Ruinart Rosé afternoon tea.  Emulating the look of a regency drawing room; the room has high-ceilings, large sash windows and the original 1851 fireplace. The walls features beautiful de Gournay hand-painted wall paper, depicting early […]

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Flemings Mayfair Review – What We Thought

Earlier in the year luxury hotel, Flemings Mayfair had a bit of makeover, you know just the average, a lick of paint here and a £14 million refurbishment there. When they revealed the new look they also uncovered The Drawing Room, a new space, in which guests can enjoy in a drink or have afternoon tea.  We headed there on a Saturday afternoon for their Ruinart Rosé afternoon tea.  Emulating the look of a regency drawing room; the room has high-ceilings, large sash windows and the original 1851 fireplace. The walls features beautiful de Gournay hand-painted wall paper, depicting early […]

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The Gate review – what we thought

London leads the way for veggie friendly restaurants and yet they can still be a struggle to find, The Gate is no different as although Hammersmith is good location you wouldn’t be blamed for walking straight past the venue. A sandwich board with the name on signals that we are the correct place, so we meander around the courtyard to the main entrance and then up some stairs to the actual restaurant which is nice and worth the mini trek.It’s already half full when we arrive which gives it a comfortable buzzing atmosphere without being over crowded but fills up […]

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Tapa Room review – what we thought

When wandering up Marylebone High Street trying to find The Providores and Tapa Room, it suddenly made itself known with a sizeable queue of people filling the pavement outside. We nipped inside to secure our booking and saw, as expected, that it was rammed inside. Luckily we were seated quickly and starting browsing the brunch menu which is available 9am-3pm at the weekend.Feeling a bit wild I went for the Sweetcorn and blueberry fritters served with avocado, pomegranate and rocket salad. Sweetcorn and blueberry does seem like an odd mix but it somehow works, the avocado is joined by chunks of […]

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Yauatcha Review – What We Thought

What: Deliciously delightful dim sumWhere: Broadgate Circle, the CityWhy you should go there: The service was, without a shadow of a doubt, among some the best we’ve ever experiencedFavourite thing we ate: Venison puff It’s hard to know where to begin with Yauatcha. From the service to the décor to the unbelievably good food, we were blown away by the restaurant. With branches in the City, Soho and across India, Executive Head Chef Tong, who has been a part of the Yauatcha team since it began in 2004, says that one word comes to mind when he looks back at the […]

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Yauatcha Review – What We Thought

What: Deliciously delightful dim sumWhere: Broadgate Circle, the CityWhy you should go there: The service was, without a shadow of a doubt, among some the best we’ve ever experiencedFavourite thing we ate: Venison puff It’s hard to know where to begin with Yauatcha. From the service to the décor to the unbelievably good food, we were blown away by the restaurant. With branches in the City, Soho and across India, Executive Head Chef Tong, who has been a part of the Yauatcha team since it began in 2004, says that one word comes to mind when he looks back at the […]

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Chai Ki review – what we thought

Chai Ki is the latest addition to Crossrail Place, a new development in the City complete with a rooftop garden and views of the dock and beyond. Founder Rohit Chugh has chosen an ideal location as it’s a popular area for hungry workers, with neighbours including Sticks’n’Sushi and The Breakfast Club. Chai Ki opened in August following the launch of Toddy Shop, the bar at Chai Ki, earlier this summer. As soon as we enter I’m hit with a concoction of delicious smells which assures me that I will be eating well tonight. Opting to be a sensible adult for once […]

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Chai Ki review – what we thought

Chai Ki is the latest addition to Crossrail Place, a new development in the City complete with a rooftop garden and views of the dock and beyond. Founder Rohit Chugh has chosen an ideal location as it’s a popular area for hungry workers, with neighbours including Sticks’n’Sushi and The Breakfast Club. Chai Ki opened in August following the launch of Toddy Shop, the bar at Chai Ki, earlier this summer. As soon as we enter I’m hit with a concoction of delicious smells which assures me that I will be eating well tonight. Opting to be a sensible adult for once […]

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Patisserie Party – What We Thought

What: Patisserie Party Where: Le Meridien, Piccadilly Why you should go there: If you want to gorge yourself silly on cake Favourite thing we ate: Red velvet cake Imagine a place where you could escape to on a Sunday afternoon and feast on unlimited cake for three hours, with a table that just kept filling up with cakes no matter how many you ate? It’s the thing our cake dreams are made of. Well there is such a place, Le Meridien’s Patisserie Party held every Sunday between 3 and 6pm in The Oak Room Lounge, a beautiful French Renaissance style room – it’s pink, […]

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The Boundary review – what we thought

When you think of Shoreditch you might think urban chic and hipster hangouts. The idea of a high end French restaurant probably won’t spring to mind, but that’s exactly the charm of The Boundary. Hidden away in the basement, leaving behind the edgy cool and graffiti streets of Shoreditch, you are suddenly transported to a venue that wouldn’t look out of place in Mayfair. The open plan kitchen allows for snooping as the chefs work their magic with Head Chef Frederick Forster leading the team. The Boundary is one of those restaurants where you feel safe ordering any dish in the […]

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Charles Worthington Express Menu review

At The Handbook we love telling you about the best new places to eat with the hottest new menus but today we have a slightly different menu to tempt you with, the Charles Worthington’s new Express Menu especially designed for ‘time poor’ City workers.Expect the same treatments but with a chunk of time knocked off by recruiting an extra pair of hands to help. Treatments like a blow dry can be completed in 15 minutes, a colour regrowth and blow dry in an hour, and a half head of highlights and blow dry in 75 minutes. My flavour of the moment […]

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