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Fine Pork at Wiggies

Carter Lane’s latest foodie pop-up, Wiggies specialises in all things pork, cooked from seasonal British produce with an Eastern touch. Hidden up a winding back-staircase from the bustling pub below, Wiggies will be gracing The Rising Sun’s top floor for six months only. Always an...

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Flower Pop at Gaucho Sloane

Argentine cuisine meets the Chelsea Flower Show in Gaucho Sloane’s special Botanical Menu, created with a nod to Britain’s most floral festivities. From flower-themed cocktails to petal salads, The Handbook reviews this gardener’s feast.Beginning with cocktails, the Rose...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Elgin – Maida Vale

You don’t particularly notice the décor at The Elgin, which is a good sign; this pub/restaurant is all about the food and service, which is outstanding. It’s not a pub in a traditional sense – you walk straight into a bright, airy and bare-bricked room, with sturdy wooden...

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The Machiavelli does Italian

Centrally located in Covent Garden, the Machiavelli Kitchen & Dining Room specialises in contemporary Italian cuisine with a rustic twist. Importing all its high-quality ingredients straight from Italy, the Machiavelli promises a seasonal menu to showcase the best of its favourite Italian...

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The Machiavelli does Italian

Centrally located in Covent Garden, the Machiavelli Kitchen & Dining Room specialises in contemporary Italian cuisine with a rustic twist. Importing all its high-quality ingredients straight from Italy, the Machiavelli promises a seasonal menu to showcase the best of its favourite Italian...

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Manicomio Chelsea’s New Ten Year Menu

Manicomio Head Chef Tom Salt’s Ten Year Menu celebrates a decade of mouth-watering dishes at this popular Chelsea haunt. Set to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show and running throughout the summer, this colourful and flamboyant menu provides a round-up of Manicomio favourites in what...

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Manicomio Chelsea’s New Ten Year Menu

Manicomio Head Chef Tom Salt’s Ten Year Menu celebrates a decade of mouth-watering dishes at this popular Chelsea haunt. Set to coincide with the Chelsea Flower Show and running throughout the summer, this colourful and flamboyant menu provides a round-up of Manicomio favourites in what...

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The Handbook takes a trip to The Truscott Arms

Last week The Handbook headed over to Maida Vale to try out the Truscott Arms.  Things took a bit of a slow start, it took a while to be served despite the bar being relatively quiet and quite a few staff working.  We were sat up in the restaurant, a large room light, airy room with...

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The Handbook takes a trip to The Truscott Arms

Last week The Handbook headed over to Maida Vale to try out the Truscott Arms.  Things took a bit of a slow start, it took a while to be served despite the bar being relatively quiet and quite a few staff working.  We were sat up in the restaurant, a large room light, airy room with...

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Roll up, roll up for Circus

The first thing that has to be said about Circus London is that it is pure escapism. As soon as you step through those doors you are transported out of the bustle of Covent Garden and into the bustle of what only can be described as a surreal, unique cocktail fantasy. Outside the hype is noisy...

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