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Cocktails at The Rivoli Bar

The weather was stifling, the day had finished and the weekend was almost in sight, the perfect reason for a cocktail. So The Handbook headed to The Rivoli Bar at The Ritz. A glorious gem of a bar giving a nod to the art deco era, think dark woods, gold leaf and Lalique glass. You would be...

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To Sicily and back: Mile High Club

Last week The Handbook not only went back in time to the 1950s but we also flew to Sicily, not bad in three hours really.As much as we would like to have really gone, we were in fact just reviewing the wonderful Mile High Dining Club, inspired by the golden age of travel, the guys behind the...

Openings & Launches

Epic SANA Launches In The Algarve

Well we are now in summer. Supposedly. When the sun shines, London really comes into its own, with the roof tops, terraces and parks bustling, but when the weather is like this, sometimes you just need to get out of London and find the sun. Which is fine when you’re off to Epic SANA. Situated...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Keeping it Simple at Hot Pink Grill

Hot Pink Grill has a simple menu idea complete with fresh, uncomplicated ingredients and an eco friendly approach to producing the food. Diners pick from a selection of 12 mains, divided into 4 categories; meat, chicken, fish and vegetarian. They then add one of six sides and an option of either...

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Roaring 20s Afternoon Tea at Season

“I’m going to call up Daisy tomorrow and invite her over here to tea.”It’s the moment where Daisy and Great Gatsby first set eyes on each other after several years, afternoon tea at Nick Carraway’s house. And so with London celebrating Baz Luhrmann’s...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Roaring 20s Afternoon Tea at Season

“I’m going to call up Daisy tomorrow and invite her over here to tea.”It’s the moment where Daisy and Great Gatsby first set eyes on each other after several years, afternoon tea at Nick Carraway’s house. And so with London celebrating Baz Luhrmann’s...

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Getting it right at Rack & Ruin

There is one word to describe Rack & Ruin. Epic. The Handbook went down to check it out in the Kitchen Party in Clerkenwell and we came out saying that it was one of the best meals we had ever had. It was so simple but so brilliant. Less is definitely more.The concept is food at its most...

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Custom Cocktails at Roast

Borough Market restaurant Roast is at the heart of the Floral Hall, where an unprepossessing lift leads up to a glass-walled interior just beneath the green-arched roof. With live jazz music at a grand piano, quirky moving pictures and a buzzing atmosphere, the Handbook headed down to Roast for a...

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Brilliant Buffet Brunch at Blue Elephant

Last Sunday, with the sun shining, The Handbook went down to Blue Elephant on The Boulevard at Imperial Wharf for a much needed brunch after going out the night before, but forget eggs florentine or waffles this is all about authentic, fresh Thai cuisine. The first thing to say is that the...

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Brilliant Buffet Brunch at Blue Elephant

Last Sunday, with the sun shining, The Handbook went down to Blue Elephant on The Boulevard at Imperial Wharf for a much needed brunch after going out the night before, but forget eggs florentine or waffles this is all about authentic, fresh Thai cuisine. The first thing to say is that the...

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