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Mayfair Pizza Co. Sweet Pizza Review

Take everything you think you know about pizza and re-imagine it. That’s what Mayfair Pizza Co. has done, with interesting results. Mayfair Pizza Co have created a Sweet Pizza menu with fruits and chocolates instead of tomatoes and cheese. The pizzas are ideal for sharing due to their size, (smaller than a regular pizza but still pretty sizeable) and because all that dough makes for a heavy pudding especially if you have already sampled a savoury pizza for your main. The Sweet Pizza menu has 4 options; Wild Strawberry with White Chocolate, Nutella Calzone, Banana Tiramisu and Limoncello & Lime. […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Rextail Review

On one of those truly grey nights that only London can produce, Mayfair restaurant Rextail seemed the perfect place for The Handbook to hide out in. Shouldered in between Brown’s hotel and the Royal Arcade on Albermarle Street we headed down a small flight of stairs and into a chicly lit basement space where our coats were taken and we suddenly remembered the perfect cure for drizzly nights – cocktails, tapas and a healthy dose of people watching. Luckily Rextail offered all three. Seated at one of the individual place settings along an enormous black bar we took in what […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Rextail Review

On one of those truly grey nights that only London can produce, Mayfair restaurant Rextail seemed the perfect place for The Handbook to hide out in. Shouldered in between Brown’s hotel and the Royal Arcade on Albermarle Street we headed down a small flight of stairs and into a chicly lit basement space where our coats were taken and we suddenly remembered the perfect cure for drizzly nights – cocktails, tapas and a healthy dose of people watching. Luckily Rextail offered all three. Seated at one of the individual place settings along an enormous black bar we took in what […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Dirty Bones Review

Dirty Bones is a restaurant full of surprises, from its location in High Street Kensington where it is hidden away like a speakeasy, to the menu, which seems simple at first glance but hides very indepth preparation.  We almost didn’t see the entrance as it only takes up a couple of doors width but once we had made our way down the darkened stairs we were surprised at how big it was, enough room for a bar and seating area plus a decent sized restaurant. The bar serves cutely named drinks like Deputy Dog and Mutt’s Nuts but the unsurprisingly […]

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Openings & Launches

myhotel Bloomsbury Review

The Handbook escaped south west London and headed into central London to spend a night on Bedford Street at Myhotel Bloomsbury. Part of a group of boutique hotels, Myhotel Bloomsbury is meant to be a fusion of east meets west, although this theme wasn’t too apparent throughout the hotel, there were little nods to it here and there such as the names of the meeting rooms and a couple of pictures in the room, but had we not been told of the theme I don’t know if we would have guessed it. Although there is the serene, Asian-inspired Jinja treatment […]

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myhotel Bloomsbury Review

The Handbook escaped south west London and headed into central London to spend a night on Bedford Street at Myhotel Bloomsbury. Part of a group of boutique hotels, Myhotel Bloomsbury is meant to be a fusion of east meets west, although this theme wasn’t too apparent throughout the hotel, there were little nods to it here and there such as the names of the meeting rooms and a couple of pictures in the room, but had we not been told of the theme I don’t know if we would have guessed it. Although there is the serene, Asian-inspired Jinja treatment […]

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Simmons Bar Review

For those in search of a brilliant Happy Hour offer or a slightly kookier bar in the Mornington Crescent or Camden area then look no further than Simmons Bar. Having opened at the end of last year, the interior is a mix of your Grandma’s sitting room – the chintzy wallpaper, the lamps mix matched crockery, the teapots that the drinks arrive in, and the flying ducks across the walls – crossed with a branch of Urban Outfitters – Simmons Bar is home to the largest skull shaped disco ball (we were in love) and also has a SNES console […]

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Simmons Bar Review

For those in search of a brilliant Happy Hour offer or a slightly kookier bar in the Mornington Crescent or Camden area then look no further than Simmons Bar. Having opened at the end of last year, the interior is a mix of your Grandma’s sitting room – the chintzy wallpaper, the lamps mix matched crockery, the teapots that the drinks arrive in, and the flying ducks across the walls – crossed with a branch of Urban Outfitters – Simmons Bar is home to the largest skull shaped disco ball (we were in love) and also has a SNES console […]

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FISHBone Pop – Up Review

Over in Notting Hill, Kensington Place have just launched a new two- month pop up – #FISHBone and never wanting to miss out, The Handbook braved the wind and rain to check it out. Unlike the rest of the restaurant, the pop up (which is in a little room at the back) is much more stripped back and informal, dark blue tones and candles teamed with neon signs and long trestle tables to give an atmosphere of part American diner and part nautical restaurant.  The menu is simple, a few main dishes, a couple of smaller extras and sides – […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

FISHBone Pop – Up Review

Over in Notting Hill, Kensington Place have just launched a new two- month pop up – #FISHBone and never wanting to miss out, The Handbook braved the wind and rain to check it out. Unlike the rest of the restaurant, the pop up (which is in a little room at the back) is much more stripped back and informal, dark blue tones and candles teamed with neon signs and long trestle tables to give an atmosphere of part American diner and part nautical restaurant.  The menu is simple, a few main dishes, a couple of smaller extras and sides – […]

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