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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...

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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...

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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...

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La Porte Des Indes Review

Cutting an unassuming exterior and tucked away from the bustle of Marble Arch stands veteran Indian restaurant La Porte Des Indes. Innocently painted a plain white and looking very inconspicuous, all former expectations of this being a cramped curry house were dropped as we walked into a huge...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

La Porte Des Indes Review

Cutting an unassuming exterior and tucked away from the bustle of Marble Arch stands veteran Indian restaurant La Porte Des Indes. Innocently painted a plain white and looking very inconspicuous, all former expectations of this being a cramped curry house were dropped as we walked into a huge...

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Brontё inspired afternoon tea Review

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than having tea at the glorious Gilbert Scott? Without a doubt it is one of my favourite buildings in London: the grandeur, the faded Victorian glamour (it opened in the 1870s) and the rich colours so it only seemed right that we took a little trip...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Brontё inspired afternoon tea Review

What better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than having tea at the glorious Gilbert Scott? Without a doubt it is one of my favourite buildings in London: the grandeur, the faded Victorian glamour (it opened in the 1870s) and the rich colours so it only seemed right that we took a little trip...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Blues Kitchen: Review

Over at the Blues Kitchen in Camden they are spicing up Monday nights with a ribs festival throughout January and February. Having invited the countries best rib chefs to come in and cook up some of America’s most loved food, The Handbook went down on its opening night to check it...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Blues Kitchen: Review

Over at the Blues Kitchen in Camden they are spicing up Monday nights with a ribs festival throughout January and February. Having invited the countries best rib chefs to come in and cook up some of America’s most loved food, The Handbook went down on its opening night to check it...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Carom at Meza: Review

Last week The Handbook broke its attempt at ‘Dry January’, but it was rightly so as we were drinking the gin cocktails at Carom at Meza on Wardour Street.When we arrived on a Thursday night the restaurant was buzzing, clichéd as that word may be it was. It was bustling with...

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