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Need Valentine’s Inspiration? 28 Places To Eat Out On Valentine’s Day

‘Roses are red, violets are blue, The Handbook did a quick search of our inbox, to find these places for you’, we get sent all the best ideas for Valentine’s Day so if you’re a last minute planner (you’ve got exactly a week) then get on it and get it on at one of the...


The Race For Best London Hotel Suite Just Got Interesting

We love a good hotel suite at The Handbook, in fact we pretty much wrote the book when it comes to the things, but even by our exacting standards The Berkeley’s Pavilion Suites have got us pretty excited. The luxury Knightsbridge hotel have turned to their old friend and long-time collaborator...


We Review: The Cheese Bar

What: The name does a pretty good job at summing what you can expect from The Cheese Bar; it’s a lot of cheese. Get it from all countries in all forms, from raw chunks to gooey deliciousness. There’s no body shaming here, however it comes served is beautiful in our eyes. New? Just shy of its...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

London Fashion Week Festival: The Most Stylish Event of the Year

If the last two months have seen you wrapped in festive, garish jumpers, oversized sweaters and elasticated waistbands post-Christmas, now is the time to come out from under your layers and step up your sartorial game. London Fashion Week is back and with it, The British Fashion Council brings you...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The American Restaurant That Went South

It’s not a one-way-avenue at Avenue. The restaurant has pivoted from a Contemporary American menu to a modern Asian cuisine fused with a fiery South American twist. The about-turn is a huge change for the St James’s modernist cube of a restaurant. Part of the D&D empire, Avenue has taken...

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Openings & Launches

Prosecco House: London’s First Prosecco Bar Now Open!

Ladies and gents, it’s here. Last year we told you that Prosecco House was on the way and now it has opened! Didn’t catch it before? Check out all the details below! Finally, someone has sat up and taken notice of our burning desires and quite frankly desperate need. Can you guess what it...

Things to do With Kids

7 Family-Friendly Places to Eat

Eating out with small children isn’t for the faint-hearted. It requires military precision levels of organisation and a significantly blasé approach to the damage that Operation Eat Out might cause to the general surroundings. But there are some restaurants which not only cater for kids, but...

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Openings & Launches

Farm Girl Opens in Chelsea

Back in 2015 Farm Girl opened their first site in Notting Hill, last year they launched their concession at the Sweaty Betty Carnaby Street flagship and now the restaurant known for its healthy Australian-inspired menu, has opened between the Kings Road and Fulham Road. During the day you’ll find...


Critics’ Choices: Everywhere We Reviewed In January

Some jobs give you duvet days, others season ticket loans, one of the perks of working for The Handbook is that we get to go on reviews. On any given night there’s probably one of our editorial team out selflessly snacking, sampling or swigging so that we can give you an honest...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Ready, Steady, Bake! Bluebird’s Bake Off

Never again will I be able to hear the words ‘ready, steady’ without wanting to say baaake, as if I was Sue Perkins, more to the point, never again will I hear Sue say those words, yes, I’m probably still the only one who is bitter. Whilst the rest of you wait for the Great British Bake Off I...

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