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The Super Tuscan Restaurant Review

The Handbook headed over to Spitalfields for a little supper on a dark and blustery Monday night. The restaurant? Enoteca Super Tuscan down the winding alley, Artillery Passage. Why? Well 1) we had heard great things 2) they are about to join the whole of Italy to celebrate the country’s truffle and porcini season and being lovers of truffle we had to go down and try some of the dishes. We arrived to find the small intimate restaurant, a mix of booths, small tables and bar stools, was busy for a Monday and yet the atmosphere was relaxed and quiet. […]

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The Lockhart Review

Last week The Handbook headed over to Marble Arch for a little bit of good old fashioned South Western American food at The Lockhart. We arrived as the restaurant was filling up, a few people at the bar and families and couples around the small white wooden tables which were adorned with mismatch crockery. The restaurant itself is minimal think exposed bricks and wooden floors- yet it is still cosy, with twinkling candles and warm soft lights. We snuck off downstairs to the bar, naturally, to start with cocktails. Forget sugary pinks and chemical greens these cocktails are all about […]

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Asia de Cuba afternoon tea review

After wandering up and down St Martins Lane dodging the tourists we finally found St Martins Lane Hotel. We should have guessed really that it would be the building with no sign, and neon yellow glass. It’s cool, quirky and unashamed. What we assume were stools in the shape of gold teeth lined the foyer, huge oversized vases stand in the corner and cheeky little gnomes hold up small tables. But we weren’t there to stand and admire the foyer, no we were there for the Cuban afternoon tea at Asia de Cuba. Starting with the cutlery being presented in […]

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Asia de Cuba afternoon tea review

After wandering up and down St Martins Lane dodging the tourists we finally found St Martins Lane Hotel. We should have guessed really that it would be the building with no sign, and neon yellow glass. It’s cool, quirky and unashamed. What we assume were stools in the shape of gold teeth lined the foyer, huge oversized vases stand in the corner and cheeky little gnomes hold up small tables. But we weren’t there to stand and admire the foyer, no we were there for the Cuban afternoon tea at Asia de Cuba. Starting with the cutlery being presented in […]

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Sauterelle at The Royal Exchange Review

The Royal Exchange: a beautiful and imposing building, we all know it is there in Bank, but how many of you know that inside is the Grand Café and that upstairs, there is Sauterelle? You don’t? Well you should. Last week The Handbook went for a little supper at Sauterelle. Our table looked out over the Grand Café below with its marbled floor and huge ceilings which is perfect for people watching and general spying on the diners below, which between our courses we did a lot. Sauterelle itself is a little more closed with low, warm lighting and small […]

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Restaurant 1701 Review

Restaurant 1701 is the only kosher restaurant listed in the Michelin Guide in the UK it also happens to be situated within the grounds of Bevis Mark synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Britain, dating back to 1701. Naturally The Handbook were intrigued and went over to Bishopsgate to check it out. Behind imposing wrought iron gates and through the square the restaurant is just off the side of the synagogue, I had heard it was an intimate affair, and it certainly was. Despite being open plan and without booths or corners to hide in, the small room was quiet and […]

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Restaurant 1701 Review

Restaurant 1701 is the only kosher restaurant listed in the Michelin Guide in the UK it also happens to be situated within the grounds of Bevis Mark synagogue, the oldest synagogue in Britain, dating back to 1701. Naturally The Handbook were intrigued and went over to Bishopsgate to check it out. Behind imposing wrought iron gates and through the square the restaurant is just off the side of the synagogue, I had heard it was an intimate affair, and it certainly was. Despite being open plan and without booths or corners to hide in, the small room was quiet and […]

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Pullman La Defense: Parisian Restaurant Review

Following the refurbishment of the 5 Parisian Pullman hotels, the restaurant in the La Defense hotel also saw itself modernised with a new open plan kitchen and a contemporary new design. The restaurant is open from 6.30am-1.00am every day and includes a Power Lunch that lasts 45 minutes flat. The food here is customer friendly with the option of customising your meals to your own liking. Starters vary from dishes like Gazpacho of the season with floral tea ice-cubes to Waffle with potato/dill/marinated salmon/ginger/wasabi ice-cream. There are five ways to have your main meal cooked including by wok, grill, tandoori […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Pullman La Defense

Following the refurbishment of the 5 Parisian Pullman hotels, the restaurant in the La Defense hotel also saw itself modernised with a new open plan kitchen and a contemporary new design. The restaurant is open from 6.30am-1.00am every day and includes a Power Lunch that lasts 45 minutes flat. The food here is customer friendly with the option of customising your meals to your own liking. Starters vary from dishes like Gazpacho of the season with floral tea ice-cubes to Waffle with potato/dill/marinated salmon/ginger/wasabi ice-cream. There are five ways to have your main meal cooked including by wok, grill, tandoori […]

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Greyhound on the Test Hotel Review

On Friday afternoon we headed west out of London and soon enough we found ourselves in the quaint city of Salisbury in Hampshire where the Greyhound on the Test is situated. The Greyhound on the Test is a hotel, restaurant and pub offering guests a peaceful respite in the tranquil surroundings of the Hampshire countryside. The rooms, of which there are only 7, are all decorated sweetly and in theme with the cottage like feel to the building. Don’t let the décor fool you though as all of the rooms have modern facilities like en suite baths/showers, flat screens with […]

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