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Break The Bank Dinner At Heliot Steak House

Are you busy rolling around in your Christmas bonus, struggling to find something really fantastic to spend it on? Don’t have enough people to buy presents for this Christmas, or frankly think that you yourself are the bee’s knees and should probably just go spend £1000 on yourself? Well, look no further, The Handbook has the perfect solution for your swollen pockets. Fancy spending £1000 on a six-course dinner? Yes we thought so. Now buckle in, and listen up. On second thoughts lose the belt altogether, you won’t want it. Put your caftan on and prepare to gorge yourself. The […]

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Whisky Lovers: Head To Bird Of Smithfield

Whisky lovers: head straight to the Birdcage at Bird of Smithfield! The winter lodges have arrived and they’ve teamed up with progressive Hebridean distiller, Bruichladdich to offer the perfect whisky escape for Londoners. Making whiskey with 100% Scottish barley, the Bruichladdich distillery has sat on the Isle of Islay since 1881. Having finally closed in 1994 the distillery was given a new lease of life in 2001 when it was bought by enthusiastic private investors keen to see whisky made the proper old fashioned way and as such Bruichladdich is now both highly regarded but also able to place the highest […]

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11 Venues That Opened in November

And just like that we are coming up to the end of the year. Where has 2017 gone? Before we all lament over how quickly time flies and how none of us have achieved this year’s resolutions (are they even a thing still) let’s take a look at the restaurants and hotels that opened in November, because whilst we might all be winding down to the end of the year, the rate at which new venues open in London certainly isn’t.

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Let’s Rock And Roll To Stoke Newington

Make Be-Bop-A-Lula your baby down in Stoke Newington at this rock’n’roll themed bar. Don your leather jacket, Brylcreme your hair and head down to Green Lanes in N16 for a real taste of the 1950s. The effect is convincing, the walls are covered with artwork and posters from the era, 30 contemporary guitars are strung up from the ceiling above the bar and there’s diner booth seating, record players, period TVs, a slot machine, vintage lighting and all-in-all a realistic-feeling ‘50s asthetic. The music will also be 100% authentic, there’s a wurlitzer jukebox with 1,000s of classics ready to play […]

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Hong Kong Hotspot Arrives Here

‘Failed In London? Try Hong Kong…’ goes the old addage, explaining why the acronymn F.I.L.T.H. is so often applied to expat Brits working in the former colony. Well the restaurant Duddells is the exact opposite of FILTH, it’s been wildly successful in Hong Kong and now it’s arrived in London. In Hong Kong Duddell’s was awarded its Michelin star within months of opening and in four years has cemented itself at the very pinnacle of the Hong Kong dining circuit. Having now taken over St Thomas Church at London Bridge, a team of designers from Michaelis Boyd (responsible for fantastic Groucho […]

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New McCain Roastaurant

If there is one place in the world that is mad about their roasts it’s England. I thought it was a British thing, but no, turns out the Scots aren’t too bothered, (not sure about Wales), but we in England are just potty about them. Every Sunday, it is a tradition for the family to sit down together and devour a Sunday roast. It is only when you visit other families however that you realise everyone has their own version and traditions, concerning how they like their roasts. There I was glibly thinking that everyone was sitting down to the […]

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There’s a Baileys Pop Up Coming to Covent Garden

Baileys, it’s one of those drinks that we don’t really think about during the summer months. A bottle sits at the back of the cupboard, collecting dust, waiting until winter, waiting until the weather turns cold and it comes into its own, taking centre stage in our lives. Baileys with milk, Baileys on ice cream, Baileys in hot chocolate, you get the drift, come Christmas we’re drinking it all. Which is why, we don’t want to cause any alarm but there is a Baileys pop up coming to Covent Garden next week, the Baileys Treat Shop. They’re encouraging us to […]

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A Nut-Cracking Christmas At Bluebird

Gather round and we’ll tell you a story, or, rather, the Bluebird will. E.T.A.Hoffman’s classic Christmas tale, The Nutcracker, comes to life at the Chelsea restaurant this festive season with various scenes from the book writ large across different parts of the venue. Enter the courtyard and immediately you’re immersed, with toys, trees and trinkets courtesey of partners Belvedere Vodka with the space teeming with pine garlands, lights, nutcracker soldiers (of course), roasting chestnuts and hanging stockings filled with gifts and candy canes. Visit the present wrapping shack (sunglassiers Taylor Morris’s hut, clearly using the down-season cleverly) and sip on […]

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Instagram’s Christmas Gift Market At Spitalfields

Bringing one of the biggest online markets to life. This Christmas, Instagram is hosting its first ever Gift Market. Bringing together 50 of Instagram’s small businesses in order to celebrate the UK’s most inspiring independent traders. Whether you lust over, or ignore those marketing adverts on Instagram this is a chance to go browse the latest products and suss out for yourself whether they are as good, or as awesome as they look online. Effort is never something we like to exert and Christmas markets are an easy way of ensuring you don’t lose faith or spiral into despair while […]

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What to do This Weekend: 24th – 26th November

The weekend is here! Before we go completely into Christmas mode there is still time for some other events beginning with c: Cuban cocktails, cheese and crab brunches. And it’s Thanksgiving today, so if you still haven’t made your plans then check out our ideas here: Hanger & Cellar What: The Ultimate Hanger-Over Cure Why: This could be the best hangover cure or hangover starter: bottomless brunch at  Fulham’s Hanger & Cellar. Served each Saturday, the brunch includes cured trout royale, rainbow chard Florentine and steak and eggs with potato rosti. You could go for coffee and juice, or you […]

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South Pole Saloon Returns to Brixton Rooftop

Christmas is creeping around the corner whether we like it or not, and with that in mind it’s time we gave ourselves a long look in the mirror and decide if we have been naughty or nice this year. Before that happens however there is something you should know. The South Pole Saloon, is back, and it’s bigger and badder than ever. We can almost hear the halos crashing off your heads and the wicked smiles etching across your faces. It’s time to escape the grime of the Brixton streets; follow your feet, and climb the stairs to the South […]

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There’s a Ski Lodge Opening in Bloomsbury

The winter chill is well and truly here, and with it comes the urge to disappear to a chalet far up a French mountain side. Probably with someone sexy, called Sebastian or Isabelle. Sigh. Well we haven’t got their numbers, but we do have the inside scoop on an establishment that will trick you into believing you did book that snowy escape. The Montague on the Gardens, one of London’s leading luxury hotels has announced the return of its Ski Lodge. A deliciously authentic slice of the Alps in our very own Bloomsbury. Come the 16th November the Lodge will […]

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