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Mayfair Pizza Co. Review – What We Thought

What: Mayfair pizza restaurantWhere: 4 Lancashire Court, New Bond Street, London, W1S 1EY Why You Should Go There: If you want pizza for brunchFavourite Thing We Ate: The Full Italian – a full English breakfast presented on a pizza  Mayfair Pizza Co. is an attractive pizza restaurant tucked away on a pretty little Mews off New Bond Street. Located on the first floor above a bar and bistro below, it overlooks a quaint cobbled courtyard, with gorgeous ceiling-high windows flooding the dining room with natural light.  The Handbook went on a sunny summers afternoon to try their new pizza brunch menu, which offers […]

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L’Escargot Review – What We Thought

What: London’s oldest French restaurant Where: Greek Street, Soho Why you should go there: For classic French dishes Favourite thing we ate: It of course had to be the snails  Stop whatever you’re doing, it’s time for a history lesson. Way back in 1896 M. Georges Gaudin opened Le Bienvenue on Greek Street, the French restaurant quickly became famed for its snails – it was the first restaurant in England to serve them. So in 1927 when the restaurant moved up the street to its current location, it’s customers implored  Gaudin to change the name to L’ Escargot in recognition of the snails, he […]

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L’Escargot Review – What We Thought

What: London’s oldest French restaurant Where: Greek Street, Soho Why you should go there: For classic French dishes Favourite thing we ate: It of course had to be the snails  Stop whatever you’re doing, it’s time for a history lesson. Way back in 1896 M. Georges Gaudin opened Le Bienvenue on Greek Street, the French restaurant quickly became famed for its snails – it was the first restaurant in England to serve them. So in 1927 when the restaurant moved up the street to its current location, it’s customers implored  Gaudin to change the name to L’ Escargot in recognition of the snails, he […]

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Christabel’s Edible Playground – What We Thought

What: Food you can play with.Where: Secret Location in North LondonWhy you should go there: If you want to play with your food and draw on the tablesFavourite thing we ate: Mango and Feta, Snake and Ladders  Caterer and event planner Christabel has been bringing the supper club scene to life with her themed parties in North London. Taking place in a secret flat Christabel hosts clubs such as the much loved Mad Hatter’s Brunch and the recently launched Edible Vacations, one of the most popular however is Christabel’s Edible Playground, so of course we went down to check it out. As soon […]

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Top Hat Catering Pop Up – What We Thought

What: Stylish and great tasting foodWhere: 1, Heliport Industrial Estate, Lombard Road, Battersea SW11 3SSWhy you should go there: For the best salted caramel ice cream ever We started our evening in the warehouse plot of Top Hat Catering’s cooking facility – not something you here at the start of every food review. Our gin was mixed with tonic water and apple juice and the air was mixed with the smell of high class food which was yet to be served.  The Wye valley asparagus with smoked hollandaise was a simple dish but beautiful crafted and perfect for a canapé. I say crafted […]

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Top Hat Catering Pop Up – What We Thought

What: Stylish and great tasting foodWhere: 1, Heliport Industrial Estate, Lombard Road, Battersea SW11 3SSWhy you should go there: For the best salted caramel ice cream ever We started our evening in the warehouse plot of Top Hat Catering’s cooking facility – not something you here at the start of every food review. Our gin was mixed with tonic water and apple juice and the air was mixed with the smell of high class food which was yet to be served.  The Wye valley asparagus with smoked hollandaise was a simple dish but beautiful crafted and perfect for a canapé. I say crafted […]

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The Cavendish review – what we thought

What: Modern European-style cuisine with a 1940’s gentleman’s style interiorWhere: 81 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JFWhy you should go there: If you don’t want to have to change venue for post work drinks and dinnerFavourite thing we ate: Beef tartar Headed up by chef Alfonso Lillo Fas, who came over from Spain to set it up, The Cavendish is a bar/restaurant serving up modern European-style cuisine with a 1940’s gentleman’s style interior. So naturally The Handbook went to check it out. On arriving we stepped into the pub that was heaving, with music blaring, in fact it was so loud that they hadn’t […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Cavendish review – what we thought

What: Modern European-style cuisine with a 1940’s gentleman’s style interiorWhere: 81 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JFWhy you should go there: If you don’t want to have to change venue for post work drinks and dinnerFavourite thing we ate: Beef tartar Headed up by chef Alfonso Lillo Fas, who came over from Spain to set it up, The Cavendish is a bar/restaurant serving up modern European-style cuisine with a 1940’s gentleman’s style interior. So naturally The Handbook went to check it out. On arriving we stepped into the pub that was heaving, with music blaring, in fact it was so loud that they hadn’t […]

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The Balcon review – what we thought

What: An all-day dining restaurant inspired by a French brasserieWhere: 8 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5NGWhy you should go there: See below (the burger)Favourite thing we ate: The Balcon Burger Head to Sofitel St James Hotel and you’ll find The Balcon, an all-day dining restaurant inspired by a French brasserie, which is exactly where we found ourselves on a Thursday evening. On the ground floor of the hotel, the elegant restaurant features a raised level around the edge – perfect if you want to spy on your fellow diners, not so good when you spy their dishes and get food envy. Decorated […]

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The Balcon review – what we thought

What: An all-day dining restaurant inspired by a French brasserieWhere: 8 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5NGWhy you should go there: See below (the burger)Favourite thing we ate: The Balcon Burger Head to Sofitel St James Hotel and you’ll find The Balcon, an all-day dining restaurant inspired by a French brasserie, which is exactly where we found ourselves on a Thursday evening. On the ground floor of the hotel, the elegant restaurant features a raised level around the edge – perfect if you want to spy on your fellow diners, not so good when you spy their dishes and get food envy. Decorated […]

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