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Hunter 486 review – what we thought

What: British restaurant in The Arch London HotelWhere: 50 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7FDWhy you should go there: Because you can reliably take everyone from your mother-in-law to your best mateFavourite thing we ate: The steakTaking its name from the 1950’s district dialing code for Marylebone, this central London hotel restaurant attracts guests and Londoners alike, thanks to its traditional best of British menu. The décor is sleek; silver and greys with deep plum-coloured seating, softly lit by industrial lighting, which is reflected in the many glossy surfaces. It feels like a hotel restaurant – which may put some off – […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Carom Spice Garden

Ever since that iconic (read: cheesy) girl band, whose name escapes us, sang ‘spice up your life!’ we’ve had a love affair with all things sugar and spice. Our love for all things hot can now be indulged, thanks to the new London pop-up, Carom’s Spice Garden this July. Pan-Indian restaurant and Soho institution, Carom, moves to Butlers Wharf along the Thames for their second summer pop-up. Following a successful six week rooftop residency at Madison Bar & Restaurant in the City, Carom is now re-locating Thameside and partnering with Butlers Wharf Chop House to host an Indian ‘Spice Garden’ […]

Openings & Launches

Crab Tavern Opens

I believe it was the great 20th century aquatic American philosopher Sebastian the crab who noted that ‘darling it’s better, down where it’s wetter, take it from me.’ Sebastian sure was right, as seafood is up there with some of the tastiest nosh this great planet has to offer us. He probably wasn’t talking about how tasty crab is, as I’m pretty sure cannibalism is frowned upon in the underwater kingdom, but sorry Sebastian, you guys are pretty damn tasty. Luckily for us, Crab Tavern which has just opened in Broadgate Circle, is here to offer us plenty of great […]

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6 of the Best Places To Cool Off

Ladies and gentleman, what a time to be alive. In the last few days, we have being lucky enough to witness a true modern miracle…a London that is almost too hot to handle. If cold drinks from Costa, copious ice creams and minimal clothing hasn’t being enough to cool you down in this baking heat, then there is only one thing left to do. Yes, that’s right, it’s time to strip off and make the most of the best outdoor pools and beaches that London has to offer. Check out our guide to the best places to cool off below…

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Things to do Outdoors

6 of the Best Places To Cool Off

Ladies and gentleman, what a time to be alive. In the last few days, we have being lucky enough to witness a true modern miracle…a London that is almost too hot to handle. If cold drinks from Costa, copious ice creams and minimal clothing hasn’t being enough to cool you down in this baking heat, then there is only one thing left to do. Yes, that’s right, it’s time to strip off and make the most of the best outdoor pools and beaches that London has to offer. Check out our guide to the best places to cool off below…

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Percy and Founders Launch Summer Menu & Outdoor Terrace

The great thing about summer is the chance to sit in the sun, soak up the rays and have a drink and laugh with friends. However, with so many places to choose from in London, it’s hard to know where to go. This sunny season, we’re recommending Percy and Founders, who are celebrating the summer with the launch of a refreshed all-day menu, as well as unveiling a stunning new outdoor terrace for you to drink the summer nights away on. The refreshed All-Day menu, overseen by Executive Chef Diego Cardoso, features simple dishes for starters, such as English Asparagus […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Prosecco Popsicles At Mews Of Mayfair

Cracking open some champers, or ‘popping bottles’ as people who are cooler than us like to call it, is one of life’s little pleasures. There’s nothing better that hearing that ‘pop’ sound and knowing of all the fun to follow. However, now that it’s summertime, our glass of Prosecco tends to be replaced with a cool, refreshing ice lolly. We can’t hold something in both hands like a peasant, so it’s tough to make the decision between Prosecco and ice pops. Well The Handbook readers, Mews of Mayfair has solved all of our problems with the launch of their cracking […]

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Things to do With Kids

The Best Ice Cream Sandwiches

The ice cream sandwich is undoubtedly one of the capital’s biggest food trends this summer. And the humble childhood classic is being jazzed up left, right and centre by different restaurants, food vans and pubs, offering an array of different flavor ice cream and biscuit combinations. We’ve been on the hunt for the best 5 out there so you don’t have to trawl the streets in this humid heat – you’re welcome.

Openings & Launches

Turntable Restaurants Opens

Here at The Handbook, we are always on the lookout for new and exciting restaurants, because just like Facebook has rendered repeating outfits futile, Snapchat has spelt the end of repeat-dining. Clearly only savages dine at the same restaurant twice, so check out all the details for the latest London opening below and stay ahead of the curve! Turntable is a new restaurant situated in the trendy district of Holborn, due to open its doors to an invited list of guests on Friday 3rd July 2015. The spacious 150 capacity two-storey venue offers an array of authentic South Asian street […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Notting Hill’s Secret Garden

Did you ever watch the Secret Garden as a child and  wish you could stumble upon a door that led to the hidden oasis, or have you ever clung forlornly to the gates of the communal, private London gardens and wished you had the keys (no? just us then…) well now we have the answer. The housemates over at Notting Hill’s favourite flat, The Little Yellow Door are turning their humble abode into an indoor garden – ok so you won’t be catching a tan, but it does mean you won’t have to deal with the insects, the sweating and […]

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