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Top Michelin-Starred Restaurants Outside London

With London eternally stealing the gastronomic spotlight, it’s easy to miss the array of foodie gems that are scattered across the UK. So just in case you’re lucky enough to escape the capital and taste the clean air of the provinces, we have compiled a list of our top ten Michelin-starred restaurants outside of London. Whether you’re as far south as Cornwall’s Port Isaac, or as northerly as Perth and Kinross, there’s no need to lower your fine-dining standards – The Handbook has found the best of Britain’s culinary offerings, nationwide. The Waterside Inn What: The Top Pick Why: As […]


A Month In The Shoes Of A Food Critic: All Of August’s Reviews

We sent out our one-man all-you-can-eat contest, Lottie (who is also our new features writer), to chew her way through London this month. Enjoy her musings on her munchings, as well as cameos by yours truly, Charlotte and Emily. Smoke & Salt What: Small space for Emily’s big appetite… Why: Chefs Aaron Webster and Remi Williams met working in The Shed and now they’re working in a shipping container. Editor Emily headed down to check out what the fuss is about and despite the whole thing existing in a space smaller than the average bedsit, the result sounds like a […]

Openings & Launches

Ginspiration comes to Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf, a let-down in many ways, not least the fact that I’ve never seen a single canary there, even on the DLR. Perhaps they’ve got a cat problem. But finally there’s a reason for cheer in the in the land of drab skyscrapers, a sweetshop inspired gin terrace is coming. Plateau Restaurant, in Canada Place, have partnered with ginoisseurs Sipsmith to come up with a gin terrace guaranteed to bring a smile to the face of even the most hardened emerging markets trader. Located on the 4th floor, the terrace sees The Sipsmith Team infusing six unique gins, using their classic […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The September Pop-Ups You Need to Try

Being in charge of writing up the pop-ups to try this month makes it all the more real that the month’s are well and truly flying on by. However, with this does come the promise of new and exciting things to do, in a bid to rid you of those “winter’s en route” woes. As the mornings start to warrant running starkers from shower to bedroom to avoid the icy cold weather, September proves to be clasping onto summer for dear life, with this months’ pop-ups including a secret outdoor cinema, gin bar and wellbeing playground. So, for this next […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Botanical Inspired Afternoon Tea Launches at Award-Winning Bar

That tricky second album, that come back appearance, the we made it to the second date and now the second chapter of the Wyld Tea at Dandelyan, at Mondrian London, which if the first chapter is anything to go by, is set to be a great success. Known for being experimental, Dandelyan has taken inspiration from its recently launched ‘Modern Life of Plants’ cocktail menu which looks at the role that global large-scale production has had on plant life and the ingredients that are used every day in the food and drink industry, all served with dose of seventies kitsch, […]

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Fashion & Beauty

The Fashion Event of The Year Returns And You’re Invited

We might have left university longer ago then we care to admit but it’s said that most of us still get that back to school, new beginnings feeling in September. With the changing of the seasons we want to change things up before the Christmas rush, finally attempt a New Year’s resolution, cut back on rosé post summer and change up our wardrobe. Lucky then that London Fashion Week is almost upon us which means the return of London Fashion Week Festival. Taking place from the 20th -23rd September, the festival will be four fabulous days of designer catwalk shows, shopping and […]


Where the Top Bloggers are Hanging Out During LFW

London Fashion Week starts this month (14th – 18th September), and as the models, bloggers, editors and stylists swarm the streets flaunting their covetable wardrobes, what we really want to know is what goes on behind the scenes? Where do those in the know go for a quick bite to eat in between shows, or a well-deserved drink in the evening? We ask 8 top fashion bloggers where they like to hang out during the madness of London Fashion Week and – no surprises here – they’re pretty stylish places… Anneli Bush What: The Ivy Café Marylebone Why: Anneli’s blogging career started […]

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What to do This Weekend

Your Weekend And How To Spend It: 31st August – 2nd September

Most of you are probably reading this feeling a bit down in the mouth, because last weekend was bank hols and we all know there’s not another one of those for a long, long, long (oh and did we mention long?) time. However, there are pros and cons of a bank holiday – the biggest con being how you feel on the Tuesday at your work desk, 50 coffees in and eyes redder than a sun eclipse. The pro however is three days of fun, so we’ve rounded up a tonne of things to do this weekend to prove it […]

Openings & Launches

Gymkhana Chef Goes It Alone With New Soho Venture

We’re already going berserk for Berenjak. The middle eastern weather may have passed, but a little corner of Soho will be bringing the look, feel and vibe of Tehran to right to Romilly Street this October.. Berenjak is the brainchild of founder and chef Kian Samyani, who aims to recereate the classic hole-in-the-wall kabab houses that line the streets of Tehran. And Samyani has plenty of experience to draw from; the Iranian chef not only grew up surrounded by incredible Iranian cooking  back home, but in the UK he’s worked at Gymkhana and Brigadiers and has won the support of restauranteurs Karam Jyo and Sunaina Sethi who are backing […]

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The Michelin-Starred Bar Menu You Need to Check Out

What: Charlotte Street restaurant, Jun Tanaka’s Michelin-starred restaurant, The Ninth has launched a new Mediterranean inspired terrace and bar menu. New: The Ninth has recently celebrated its third birthday, but the bar and terrace menu is a new addition, arriving at the start of the summer. On the Menu: Inspired by the Mediterranean, the dishes are all designed to be shared and accompanied by a glass of wine, or two. New dishes include razor clam ceviche, grilled Sicilian prawns in Shio koji and crispy pig’s trotters. There are also two new additions to the cocktail menu, a peachy Pesca Royale […]

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