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Sackville’s Opens in Piccadilly

Fresh from the most important day of the year (International Burger Day) we have another meaty announcement with the opening of Sackville’s, a grill burger restaurant located in the heart of Piccadilly. Think ‘cut meats & spirits’ and you’ll be on the right lines with the menu’s key ingredient being Truffle for Périgord. The restaurant is located in a former tailors’ address with interiors and branding designed by award-winning design studio, B3 Designers, who have also masterminded the insides of Gymkhana, Lyle’s, Trishna and Lima Floral. The 56 cover restaurant consists of two floors, each floor with its own distinctive style […]

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Top 5 London Ice Cream Parlours

When it comes to ice cream we never need a reason but in the summer sunshine it’s pretty much mandatory. And since we’re only likely to get a handful more truly sweltering days before autumn, only the very best ice cream out there will do. Here are our top five London ice cream parlours: Gelupo What: The finest gelato this side of the AlpsWhere: 7 Archer St, Soho W1D 7AUWhy: A seasonal gelato-and-sorbet menu typically features mouth-watering creations like Amaretto & Apricot, Ricotta Coffee & Honey, and the frankly amazing-sounding Salted Caramel & Pecan. Often rated as serving the best […]

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Top 5 London Ice Cream Parlours

When it comes to ice cream we never need a reason but in the summer sunshine it’s pretty much mandatory. And since we’re only likely to get a handful more truly sweltering days before autumn, only the very best ice cream out there will do. Here are our top five London ice cream parlours: Gelupo What: The finest gelato this side of the AlpsWhere: 7 Archer St, Soho W1D 7AUWhy: A seasonal gelato-and-sorbet menu typically features mouth-watering creations like Amaretto & Apricot, Ricotta Coffee & Honey, and the frankly amazing-sounding Salted Caramel & Pecan. Often rated as serving the best […]

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5 Picnics You Have To Try This Summer

There’s nothing better than al fresco dining and, now that summer has arrived, it’s time to make the most of the glorious sunshine by packing a cool bag and heading to your nearest park. However, with more and more London restaurants now offering take-away picnic hampers, you no longer have to suffer squashed sandwiches and crushed crisps. Have a gander at our guide to 5 of our city’s best summer picnics: The Arch London What: Champagne and macaroonsWhy: The Arch London – a 5* hotel just a hop, skip and a jump from Hyde Park – has recently launched a […]

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5 Picnics You Have To Try This Summer

There’s nothing better than al fresco dining and, now that summer has arrived, it’s time to make the most of the glorious sunshine by packing a cool bag and heading to your nearest park. However, with more and more London restaurants now offering take-away picnic hampers, you no longer have to suffer squashed sandwiches and crushed crisps. Have a gander at our guide to 5 of our city’s best summer picnics: The Arch London What: Champagne and macaroonsWhy: The Arch London – a 5* hotel just a hop, skip and a jump from Hyde Park – has recently launched a […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

A dirty laundry night

A chance to air your confessions, wash away your dirty secrets and still enjoy a booze-filled night of cocktails? London’s new and most exciting night can offer this guilt free. Pop-up legend Meredith O’Shaughnessy has created ‘A Dirty Laundry Night’ in Fitzrovia for five nights only. She has partnered with Whirlpool for an innovative and exciting night out in London at ‘The Laundrette’. Guests will be offered a chance to spill their sins and have their deepest-darkest secrets printed on a one-of-a-kind Dirty Laundry T-Shirt. Enter the Polaroid photo booth to make memories of the evening. Other treats include pizza and other Italian-American […]

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Christabel’s Edible Playground – What We Thought

What: Food you can play with.Where: Secret Location in North LondonWhy you should go there: If you want to play with your food and draw on the tablesFavourite thing we ate: Mango and Feta, Snake and Ladders  Caterer and event planner Christabel has been bringing the supper club scene to life with her themed parties in North London. Taking place in a secret flat Christabel hosts clubs such as the much loved Mad Hatter’s Brunch and the recently launched Edible Vacations, one of the most popular however is Christabel’s Edible Playground, so of course we went down to check it out. As soon […]

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5 Places You Have to Visit In London Fields

Although the weather hasn’t quite been living up to it, we’re half way through June and the English summer is here… sort of. And one of The Handbook’s favourite places to enjoy the sunshine (when it peeks through the cloud) is East London hot spot, London Fields. So to tempt you to venture down there yourselves, we thought we’d give you a guide to the best places to eat and drink by the fields. Best for Dining: Cat & Mutton  What: Local pub and dining room by Broadway MarketWhy: Throughout June, the Cat & Mutton plays host to a gastro […]

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City’s first real time Stock Exchange Bar opens

Another corporate, monotonous and over-priced bar opening in the Square Mile you hear? Wrong. The Reserve Bar Stock Exchange changes the perception of the typical city clubbing experience entirely. Alan Grant, co-creator of other London hotspot, Notting Hill Arts Club and Cherry Jam, is offering sleek city-workers the chance to let their hair down in an utterly novel way. Drinks can be purchased and brought directly to your table via the app available on smartphones or get a mixologist to your booth to create your own cocktail concoction in front of your eyes. Pay what the stock market indicates, prices […]

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Dog’s Disco and Brunch

Our animal obsessed nation has taken a step further into total mania. In keeping with the rise of animal-themed restaurants including Owl Café, Fox Restaurant and Pig-Nic, M Restaurants are opening their doors to canine lovers all over London. Already a monthly instalment in many dog’s diaries, June’s #poochparty will be ramped up a further level offering food and activities for pet owners and their furry friends. A brunch offering two courses will be available for the humans with mini treats and homemade biscuits for their canine companions. A Doggy Disco will also take place in the M Bar with […]

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