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Masala Grill Review

You might recognise the address as this was the location of the well-known Indian restaurant, Chutney Mary for 25 years before it recently hopped over to Green Park, the group behind it quickly utilised the venue space to replace it with Masala Grill. The interior is great fun and adorned with various Indian nicnacs; the conservatory is the best place to dine whether rain or shine as it is brightly decorated with a spiralling tree as the centre piece.The food here is fantastic, for the main I opted for the Paneer Makhanwalla which comprised of Indian cottage cheese in a buttery, tomato […]

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Tredwell’s Review- What We Thought

What: Modern London Eatery, part of the Marcus Wearing group.Where:  4a Upper St Martin’s Lane, Covent GardenWhy You Should Go There: Breakfast business meeting or brunch at the weekend before hitting the shopsFavourite Thing We Ate: Heirloom tomatoes & avocado on toasted sourdough with a side of perfect scrambled eggs.  Named after the butler in Agatha Christie’s novel ‘The Seven Dials Mystery’, Tredwell’s is located on one of the seven bustly roads that join together in the heart of Covent Garden. It’s hard to put into words how much I love breakfast, so it is no surprise how excited I was […]

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Tredwell’s Review- What We Thought

What: Modern London Eatery, part of the Marcus Wearing group.Where:  4a Upper St Martin’s Lane, Covent GardenWhy You Should Go There: Breakfast business meeting or brunch at the weekend before hitting the shopsFavourite Thing We Ate: Heirloom tomatoes & avocado on toasted sourdough with a side of perfect scrambled eggs.  Named after the butler in Agatha Christie’s novel ‘The Seven Dials Mystery’, Tredwell’s is located on one of the seven bustly roads that join together in the heart of Covent Garden. It’s hard to put into words how much I love breakfast, so it is no surprise how excited I was […]

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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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House of Elemis – what we thought

What: Body care brand’s mothership Where: 2 Lancashire Court, Mayfair W1S 1EX Why you should go there: To be pampered inside and out Favourite thing we did: Nearly fell asleep on the heated massage bed Summer is here, clothes are coming off, time to get prepped. For any Elemis fans, you are about to be dropped in heaven as Elemis has just opened a venue in Mayfair where they not only sell their products but perform treatments. The venue is brand spanking new and oozes relaxation from the moment you pop your toe in the door.The main entrance leads to the shop filled […]

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House of Elemis – what we thought

What: Body care brand’s mothership Where: 2 Lancashire Court, Mayfair W1S 1EX Why you should go there: To be pampered inside and out Favourite thing we did: Nearly fell asleep on the heated massage bed Summer is here, clothes are coming off, time to get prepped. For any Elemis fans, you are about to be dropped in heaven as Elemis has just opened a venue in Mayfair where they not only sell their products but perform treatments. The venue is brand spanking new and oozes relaxation from the moment you pop your toe in the door.The main entrance leads to the shop filled […]

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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 […]

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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CAU Review

What: Argentinian steakhouseWhere: St Katherine Docks, 1 Commodity Quay, E1W 1AZWhy you should go there: All the indulgence of London’s finest Steakhouses with twice the fun and half the chequeFavourite Thing We Ate: 380g of Ribeye, medium rare and lifted with chipotle dip Set amidst a backdrop of sailboats, floating in the glistening harbour of the St Katherine Docks, it is hard to envisage CAU as a smoky steakhouse. This, however, is not the only thing that sets it apart from London’s long established red meat chains; where Hawksmoor, Gaucho and Goodmans revel in traditional cuts and sides, there is a […]

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Spring Grove review

What: Pub with a homely not dated feel and great summer garden Where: Kingston (zone 6 – The Handbook gets around) Why you should go there: If you ever find yourself in these neck of the woods and are unsure where to eat Favourite thing we had: Beetroot, chick pea and fennel burger – more exciting than it sounds I am a notorious pub hater, they remind me of the days you could smoke inside and the roaring sounds of football games but every so often you come across a pub that has done its best to shed the old man feel and […]

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