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Snowflake Luxury Gelato: Review

Last night having found ourselves in Soho, The Handbook decided to defy the cold weather and head to Snowflake for gelato. Having opened at the end of September it is the second boutique, the first having opened in Bayswater. It was all very sleek, minimal with white walls, counters and tables but the splashes of pink stopped it from being hostile or sterile. There were a few high tables, a bar and booths, so if you are like we were and can’t handle the cold outside there is space to sit and indulge. Before you panic and ask ‘why do […]

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The Bull Food Review

The Bull is committed to supporting their local suppliers and sources only the freshest, highest quality ingredients in their restaurant. The menu brings together elements of Kentish, British and European cuisine and varies from classic pub food to a la carte dining suitable from couples to families to enjoy. We decided to pop down and check it out for ourselves! The starter of Pesto linguine was created especially as a smaller main to make up for the lack of vegetarian options in the starter menu but unfortunately there was nothing special about it. It seemed to lack the main ingredient of […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Bull Food Review

The Bull is committed to supporting their local suppliers and sources only the freshest, highest quality ingredients in their restaurant. The menu brings together elements of Kentish, British and European cuisine and varies from classic pub food to a la carte dining suitable from couples to families to enjoy. We decided to pop down and check it out for ourselves! The starter of Pesto linguine was created especially as a smaller main to make up for the lack of vegetarian options in the starter menu but unfortunately there was nothing special about it. It seemed to lack the main ingredient of […]

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12 Days of Christmas Afternoon Tea at the InterContinental Park Lane

The InterContinental Park Lane has just launched its new Christmas afternoon tea and The Handbook chose a suitably cold and wintery afternoon to go and curl up in the Wellington Lounge and check it out. Firstly  the term ‘sink into a chair’ has never been more relevant than in the Wellington Lounge, the chairs engulf you in a sumptuous mass of cushions and soft material, had we the time, we would have never have left them, they were that inviting. But we weren’t there to review the chairs, (had we though top marks all around, 5 out of 5) the […]

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Review: The Gate Hammersmith

On Friday evening, The Handbook packed up shop and headed over to Hammersmith to try out recently re-opened vegetarian restaurant, The Gate. Being vegetarian, I was very excited to sample the food and actually have a choice about what I was going to eat, but I was also a little bit sceptical due to past experience with vegetarian restaurants. The restaurant is hidden down a very residential road, and we have to drive past a couple of times before we spotted it. The dining room is situated in a sort of warehouse/barn conversion, with heaps of natural light, giving the […]

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Review: The Gate Hammersmith

On Friday evening, The Handbook packed up shop and headed over to Hammersmith to try out recently re-opened vegetarian restaurant, The Gate. Being vegetarian, I was very excited to sample the food and actually have a choice about what I was going to eat, but I was also a little bit sceptical due to past experience with vegetarian restaurants. The restaurant is hidden down a very residential road, and we have to drive past a couple of times before we spotted it. The dining room is situated in a sort of warehouse/barn conversion, with heaps of natural light, giving the […]

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Le Secret Des Rôtisseurs Review

Last week The Handbook headed over to Canary Wharf to get stuck into some seriously good chicken over at Le Secret Des Rôtisseurs. The restaurant has enviable views out over the river, (want the best view? Ask for table number 61 upstairs) and is made up of booths and small tables downstairs with room for larger groups and private parties upstairs.It’s all very sleek with dark tones and low lights. Some of the chairs have come all the way from the Eiffel Tower –and yet it is still warming and with cheeky photos of chickens with outrageous hair dos. When […]

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Le Secret Des Rôtisseurs Review

Last week The Handbook headed over to Canary Wharf to get stuck into some seriously good chicken over at Le Secret Des Rôtisseurs. The restaurant has enviable views out over the river, (want the best view? Ask for table number 61 upstairs) and is made up of booths and small tables downstairs with room for larger groups and private parties upstairs.It’s all very sleek with dark tones and low lights. Some of the chairs have come all the way from the Eiffel Tower –and yet it is still warming and with cheeky photos of chickens with outrageous hair dos. When […]

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Muriel’s Kitchen Leicester Square Review

This week, The Handbook headed down to Leicester Square to try out the new(ish) branch of Muriel’s Kitchen. Situated on Leicester Square, next to the Empire cinema, it is in prime location for tourists, theatre-goers and commuters on their way home from work. On entering, we were amazed at how big the restaurant is. The floor space is vast, but because of cleverly positioned pillars, mirrors and walls, it doesn’t feel cantine-like – instead, each table feels private and cosy. The colour scheme is muted pastels, and the atmosphere was very comfortable, unpretentious and welcoming with pretty little plants on […]

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Muriel’s Kitchen Leicester Square Review

This week, The Handbook headed down to Leicester Square to try out the new(ish) branch of Muriel’s Kitchen. Situated on Leicester Square, next to the Empire cinema, it is in prime location for tourists, theatre-goers and commuters on their way home from work. On entering, we were amazed at how big the restaurant is. The floor space is vast, but because of cleverly positioned pillars, mirrors and walls, it doesn’t feel cantine-like – instead, each table feels private and cosy. The colour scheme is muted pastels, and the atmosphere was very comfortable, unpretentious and welcoming with pretty little plants on […]

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