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6 of the Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year

Monday 8th February marks Chinese New Year, a date celebrated across the globe. 2016 is the ‘Year of the Monkey’, a zodiac symbol characterising quick-witted, curious, innovative but also mischievous people, which leaves The Handbook wondering what lies ahead! In anticipation, we’ve rounded up our six favourite restaurants and bars in the capital to go and celebrate:

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Sunday Roast at Rabbit

What do you get when you have three brothers, equally as talented, but in different fields? Enter the Gladwin brothers: one’s a farmer (so in the ‘field’ itself), one worked in hospitality and the other’s a chef. With an upbringing on a Sussex farm, the natural step for the guys was to go into business together, and the result? British tapas restaurant The Shed in Notting Hill and Rabbit on King’s Road. A true British restaurant doesn’t truly earn it’s stripes until it adds a roast to it’s Sunday menu – as Rabbit have done. Forget spending hours stewing, sweating and scrubbing […]

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Nadler Victoria Review – What We Thought

This year is set to be Victoria’s year; no longer will it just be synonymous with Wicked and the station and no longer will it be that area that you tend to just pass through on your way to somewhere else. Why? Because later this year Nova will open. Said to be Europe’s largest square, it’ll provide luxury residential apartments (at prices rumoured to rival and exceed One Hyde Park) and 18 restaurants including offerings from Jason Atherton and D&D London. M Restaurants have already opened their second restaurant in Victoria and Robert Nadler has opened his third hotel just […]

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7 Overlooked Museum and Gallery Restaurants

It’s easy to forget that we live in one of the greatest cities in the world, filled to the brim with some of the best museums, art galleries and theatres. And within those cultural delights, some extraordinary food and drink offerings, which are worth the visit in themselves. Here’s a guide to The Handbook’s favourite:

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7 Overlooked Museum and Gallery Restaurants

It’s easy to forget that we live in one of the greatest cities in the world, filled to the brim with some of the best museums, art galleries and theatres. And within those cultural delights, some extraordinary food and drink offerings, which are worth the visit in themselves. Here’s a guide to The Handbook’s favourite:

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Le Pain Quotidien Review – What We Thought

I love Le Pain Quotidien. When I’m trawling the streets of London (for whatever reason) and find myself in need of a sit down and a perk up I know I can rely on the Belgians. Though the bakery is a huge part of Le Pain – the name itself means The Daily Bread – my visit in mid-January found me torn between picking up a hazelnut flute and downing a luminous green juice. But I had been invited to review the new detox offerings so that’s what I did. The Wimbledon Village branch was packed with yummy mummies, daddies […]

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Le Pain Quotidien Review – What We Thought

I love Le Pain Quotidien. When I’m trawling the streets of London (for whatever reason) and find myself in need of a sit down and a perk up I know I can rely on the Belgians. Though the bakery is a huge part of Le Pain – the name itself means The Daily Bread – my visit in mid-January found me torn between picking up a hazelnut flute and downing a luminous green juice. But I had been invited to review the new detox offerings so that’s what I did. The Wimbledon Village branch was packed with yummy mummies, daddies […]

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The Beaufort Bar Review – What We Thought

If you want the perfect example of opulence then look no further than the Savoy’s Beaufort Bar; stepping into it is like checking your usual persona at the door and becoming someone far more glamourous, someone decadent, you half expect to see Great Gatsby quaffing a martini at the bar. Art Deco in style, polished jet black walls are lined and detailed with burnt gold; add in the live pianist and it’s ideal for late night drinks post theatre or as many couples were doing going on a date – the more intimate, golden alcoves were certainly making one couple […]

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Galvin HOP: A Pub de Luxe

Head to Spitalfields Market and you’re likely to find Galvin Café A Vin, well you would have, because now it’s been given a transformation and turned into Galvin HOP – a Galvin Pub de Luxe. Of course it’s not your average City boozer, there’s no mismatched kitsch carpet or red velvet stools for starters. Instead you’ll find a front terrace for summer months, new flooring, classic motifs but in a modern style, tiled walls and four large copper tanks, three of which will be sitting above the bar holding unpasteurised Pilsner Urquell. Accompanying this will be bottled and canned craft […]

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8 of the Most Hidden Speakeasies

A few years ago, going for a drink in London meant stumbling into an old-man boozer or an outdated wine bar. But now the speakeasy, a different breed of bar based around atmospheric drinking dens of Prohibition America, have swept the city by storm, bringing formidable cocktails and an unbeatable array of spirits to the table. Here are 8 of London’s best speakeasies:

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