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Kricket And Brixton Reunited: The Must Visit Indian Heads Home

The sun’s out, blue sky and the smell of mown grass! Time for some Kricket? No, not the endlessly dull summer sport, but the Indian restaurant phenomenon. Kricket, feted for its casual and creative Indian food served out of their Soho flagship restaurant, will be opening in Brixton this May. In a tremendous homecoming, Kricket will return to Brixton as ‘boy done good’. The restaurant was born in POP Brixton back in 2015, went to Soho to seek its fortune, and now, hot on the heels of an opening at the prestigious Television Centre, will be opening back on home-turf in […]

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Tooting’s Terrific New Taiwanese

Bao down to the new king of Tooting – Taiwanese bao joint Daddy Bao has arrived. Frank Yeung is the genius behind Peckham’s Mr Bao. The Taiwanese restaurant has been cooking up their signature bao buns since 2016 when Yeung, with the help of his father Joe who retired from his own successful restaurant business last year. His second location, Daddy Bao in Tooting is named in his honour. Tooting has certainly come-of-age over the last few years as something of a food lover’s mecca and the Mitcham Road spot will give Daddy Bao a chance to shine. And shine […]

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Wildflower Canteen Comes to Peckham

Wildflower is coming to the Peckham levels, this however is more much more than just a mere flower growing in the wild, it is not some type of innovative garden centre either. It is in fact a new restaurant, a vegan and vegetarian one at that. Cue all the surprised and delighted faces looking up from Instagram newsfeeds. Wildflower is the latest venture from Parched London, an independent hospitality group who first made their home in Peckham before taking on The Montpelier in 2010. Now they have taken over an unused multi-story car park and have turned the space into […]

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A Taste Of South Africa In Peckham

Nelson Mandella House might have been the home of Delboy and Rodney, but it’s about the only thing that Peckham and South Africa have in common. Until now, and new restaurant Kudu aims to change all that. The 46-cover restaurant is named after Kudu Bread, which is cooked in a copper pot and served with melted lardon or seafood butter. It will obviously be centre-stage, but will share the limelight with other South African classics including mussel potjie pots, which are served with seaweed gnocchi, pig’s head tortellini with hay bone broth and crispy onions and onion and beer tarte […]

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Battersea Power Station’s New Pub

Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village is starting to come together now, as the restaurants, bars and cafes keep opening and now, the first and only pub is here. Part of the Darwin & Wallace group (the team behind neighbourhood bars such as No 32 The Old Town and No 11 Pimlico Road), No 29 Power Station West is opening its doors tomorrow. With a stripped back utilitarian feel, the pub will make the most of the area’s industrial heritage and will feature over 100 pieces of hand-picked and crafted furniture, tiles and artwork in the bar, including a bespoke […]

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Coal Rooms: A Restaurant in a Ticket Office

A ticket office might not seem like the most usual place for a restaurant, you’d think it’d be better as a ticket office but as we use less ticket offices and eat out more, maybe it isn’t such a bad idea. Peckham-based entrepreneurs, Richard Robinson and Cemal Ezel, certainly think so as next month they are doing just that as they open Coal Rooms. Taking over the beautifully restored former Grade II listed ticket office which was originally part of Peckham Rye’s train station in the 1930s, Coal Rooms will be home to: a 24-seater café which transforms into a […]

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New to Clapham Common: Minnow

Chris Frichot and Saba Tsegaye are well aware how big the London restaurant scene is, and how tough it can be, which is why they’ve called their restaurant, Minnow – because they’re going to ‘be a small, but fiercely independent fish in a big pond’. Opening this Wednesday on Clapham Common, the neighbourhood restaurant will be serving up modern European dishes, plenty of cocktails and brunch at the weekend. Heading up the kitchen will be Jake Boyce (former Head Chef of Jason Atherton’s Social Wine and Tapas) he’ll be giving a nod to the flavours of the Indian Ocean where […]

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Smoke & Salt Opens in Brixton

Smoke & Salt is on the move. The modern British restaurant is upping sticks from Islington’s Chapel Bar, to take up a permanent home in one of Pop Brixton’s shipping containers. Brought to you by chefs, Remi Williams and Aaron Webster, Smoke & Salt is all about modern dining and ancient techniques. Through curing, smoking and preserving, the guys will be cooking up a daily changing menu of small plates. Dishes are set to include asparagus with whey vinaigrette and ricotta; panelles with spicy ketchup; pork belly with broccoli, pumpkin seeds and London honey; lamb merguez tartare with grilled flatbread […]

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Nine Lives: Bermondsey’s New Cocktail Bar

We all know, now more than ever, that we need to work towards saving the planet, to waste less and recycle more. Here at The Handbook HQ we’re always going to be big fans of those trying to cut down waste; so, we’re rather excited to hear about Nine Lives, a new cocktail bar coming to Bermondsey from the founders of renowned drinks agency Sweet&Chilli – Allan Gage, Emma Hutchison and Tom Soden. How are they going to reduce waste? So, take for example, a lemon – when life gives Nine Lives lemons, the bar uses the skin, oils and […]

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Fiume Opens at Battersea Power Station

It’s not been that long since we told you about Francesco Mazzei opening Radici, but now the Italian chef is on to opening his next restaurant as he sets his sights on Battersea Power Station. Part of Circus West Village and joining the likes of Vagabond, The Coffee Works Project, The General Store and No.29 Power Station West, Ben’s Canteen, the new restaurant Fiume (Italian for ‘river’) is the latest restaurant from D and D London. Whilst Francesco will oversee it, Fiume will be run by Head Chef Francesco Chiarelli. The two have worked together for over five years, first […]

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