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The 17 Hottest New Restaurant Openings

As always, an abundance of restos have opened up this month, proving October isn’t all about Halloween but also about idyllic food spots of all shapes and sizes. From a buzzing Italian in Redchurch Townhouse which charms families for candlelit gatherings, to The Wright Brother’s with their seafood offerings, oh…a nd finally we welcome a Mrs. Fogg’s (better late than never, eh?!). Whatever your food fancy, there’s something for everyone!

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Yes We Candy! 8 Of London’s Best Sweet Shops

Sweets are a staple favourite of everyone’s ‘treat’ diet, as they remind us of our childhood, a much simpler time when ugly words like ‘taxes’ and ‘wrinkles’ didn’t exist. So it’s no surprise that sweets excite adults, just as much as they do...

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This Sexy New Space Is Set To Open This Month

Over here at The Handbook we just love a refurb, of any size, shape and form! Which is why we’ve got ourselves in a real tizzy over the refurb of the year, as Soho’s iconic Roundhouse undergoes a one million pound refurb. The sexy new space, set to open at the end of the month, will reopen as Soho Residence in London’s West End. So, what’ve we got to look forward to (aside from moreish food and tasty drinks?) Well, the bar club and lounge (triple threat) will hold a whopping capacity of 350 meaning you can along and take all […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The World’s Greatest Snowman

Chew, chew! Did someone say all aboard the fun train? How about choo-chooing your way through a four-course meal by BBC MasterChef finalist Louisa Ellis? Yep, we thought that’d get you on the right tracks to reading more… By way of introduction, and for those who don’t know but totally should, Funicular are a collective of award-winning theatre professionals whose last show-stopping projects you may be familiar with. That’s right, Funicular saw attendees ready to board the elegant dining car on The Murdér Express as well as descending into the dangerous depths of the underworld with a sultry gatekeeper as they Journeyed To The […]

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17 Michelin Restaurants You Need To Check Out Within Three Hours Of London

A few weeks ago we published our list of the London restaurants that have just won Michelin stars and you foodies lapped it up. So now we’ve put our wellies on and braved the wilderness outside of the M25, to bring you an up-to-date list of the restaurants outside of London that have been awarded...

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Bloody Vegans! The Best Bleeding Burgers That Are Totally Vegan

No, I’m not going all William Sitwell on you, these are bloody vegan burgers, as in they’re burgers, that are bloody. And vegan. Actually we should all be vegan. No, really, we should. Not only are we all eating so much processed meat that our bodies are reacting against it to the point...

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Under The Influencer: Insta Star Opens Cannabis Restaurant

It’s World Vegan Month, and vegan influencer Loui Blake has jumped on the back of a great opportunity, opening an instagrammable restaurant in Fitzrovia with all the pastel tones your feed is thirsty for! Kalifornia Kitchen will welcome one and all on the 26th of November, as a venue as experimental with its food as with its name, serving CBD lattes in following with the latest proliferation of CBD-based food and drink. There will also be signature dishes of Beetroot Puree on sourdough with avocado rose and Burrito Bowls with black beans, sweet potato and more on the menu. The sexy […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

There’s Nothing Grimm About The Ivy’s Gingerbread House

OK, The Ivy, we’ve got to give it to you…this is pretty darn sweet (like, literally)! The Chelsea Garden restaurant will transform into a  life-sized Hansel and Gretel-esque gingerbread house for the festive period. Can you eat it? Well yes actually! And whilst this could be deceived as a tad unhygienic, fear not; you won’t actually be taking bites into the walls of a resto next to other gingerbread fiends, but will instead have the opportunity to munch on edible sweet treats from the windows. Sure to be one for the gram, there will be rock candy, sweets and candy canes […]

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All Fawn And Games: London’s Narnia Terraces Are Out Of Control!

What’s that lion doing in my wardrobe? Narnia business! Geddit? Because if you’re heading out in London this winter, you’ll definitely get it. This Christmas expect to walk through so many wardrobes that you’ll be on passing terms with Mr Tumnus come January. But the...

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5 Reasons We’re Getting Excited About Selfridge’s Fancy New Restaurant

When it comes to Selfridge’s new eatery, Brasserie of Light, founder Richard Caring promises “Dreams in this restaurant will come true!”. And if your dream is eating roasted fennel and capers beneath a humongous suspended crystal-encrusted statue of Pegasus, the creation of none other than Brit-pop legend Damien Hirst, then he’s absolutely right. Here’s why we’re excited: It’s in Selfridge’s The new opening will throw its doors wide on 22nd November, but the early indications are that this one’s going to be a goody. Firstly it’s in Selfridge’s. As Caring also said, taken a little bit more in context this time, […]

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Choice Chineses: 7 of London’s Best Chinese Restaurants

Yes, yes, we know; why go out to fancy Chinese restos when a (cosier) alternative would be to give good ol’ Deliveroo a bell and sit soft with Netflix blaring in the background? However, we’ve been about the Chinese food block a little, so we feel we know what we’re talking about when we say our city has some (prawn) crackers of Chinese restaurants to check out. So, if you’ve exhausted the take-out menu and China Town has seen your face one too many times, here are the choice Chinese’s that we’re soy into…   Park Chinois Green Park (0.2 […]

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Openings & Launches

SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden: The First Look

The wait is nearly over, one of the most anticipated openings of the year is on the brink of throwing open the doors and we’ve got an advance look at what the Covent Garden restaurant will look like. Guests climb the orange marble spiral staircase, lined with a massive street art mural of Japanese mythology, before they are deposited in the large 128-seater dining room with its three separate spaces. The black and white marble floors inspired by Oscar Niemeyer, leads though the main dining area with its living ceiling, covered in South American and Japanese plants and foliage, and on to […]

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