BACK TO Lifestyle

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Health & Wellness

The Cafe Where You Pay in Kindness

If you think there’s no such thing as a free lunch, well think again, because kindness will soon become the currency for scrumptious snacking. Vegans and vegetarians, might have come across Gosh! in most major supermarkets but this time it’s making an entrance to the London food scene. Gosh! is founded on the philosophy that we should be kind to our bodies, so why not extend that very same message to everyone’s way of life? They are opening a pop-up café that will provide a free snack pot from 11am-3pm, serving Sweetcorn & Quinoa bites, Sweet Potato Pakora and other tasty morsels […]

Openings & Launches

Live Life on the Wild Side: Native Opens in London Bridge

As far as dream team goals go, Ivan Tisdall-Downes and Imogen Davis are proving they are worth a punt for, if this were a competition. This month, they open Native in London Bridge after the Neal’s Yard relocation and as far as names go, it seems the dynamic duo are native to the culinary scene themselves. The concept of the restaurant centres around fresh, foraged, seasonal food presented on plates that yell leafy green woods and button mushrooms oh and, can we get some of these for our house?! We’re lusting over Native, not only for their great food but because […]

Reviews

Summer Menus and St Germain Cocktails: We Review Dalloway Terrace

What: Normally London’s terraces promise to transport us to different countries, with themed cocktails, dishes and decorations but our whether makes it nigh on impossible to imagine. Not this summer though, we really have been living in a hot country, so when Dalloway Terrace said that they would be bringing the south of France to London with their new installation, they weren’t actually too far out. New? Dalloway Terrace itself isn’t having been on a constant on Instagram feeds since it opened back in March 2016, but it’s new summer floral installation started this month. The Setting: Despite being just […]

Read more

WIN!

It's free to enter our competitions + you can win amazing prizes!

Win An Exclusive Membership To New Members’ Club Kindred

Open until 26th December 2019

Kindred, West London’s most exciting members’ space, is on the look out for passionate, curious and ambitious founders to join their community of conscious companies.

Click to read for answer

Where is Kindred

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
By entering your email you agree that you are happy for us to email you with other competitions, offers and Handbook news
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

‘We Are The Champignons’: The City’s Favourite French Restaurant Turns 20

Twenty years ago, France was celebrating an extraordinary World Cup victory and London was celebrating the launch of one of its hottest French restaurants, Coq d’Argent. But while history may be repeating itself on the pitch, the ‘score’ we’re really excited has to be Coq d’Argent’s twentieth: so turn back the clocks, let’s party like its 1998. To celebrate the milestone, the city restaurant just off Bank Station will be serving their original menu from 1998 and, more importantly, at their original prices. Guests can choose a selection of French favourites from the restaurant’s archive that Head Chef Damien Rigollet […]

Read more

Things to do Outdoors

How To Have The Perfect London Staycation

There’s never been a summer better suited to the staycation. Like ever. Forget Greece, back-in-your-box Spain, it’s all about London-town this July and August. No Ryanair fine for not printing your ticket, no death-wish taxi ride to your hotel, no getting mugged in Barcelona, no we’re staycating right here in London. And there’s plenty going on to make it half-decent. Slip n Slide Fest What: It’s slippery, it’s wet Why: The Slip and Slide phenomenon is rushing in waves to the UK, drenching everything in its path. Welcome to the UK’s first, and biggest, 1,000 ft Slip and Slide festival, […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

BBC Two Is Looking For Million Pound Menu Contestants

Are you a bit of back seat driver that’s never made it behind the wheel? Are you still peeling carrots when you know you could be plating up? Well Million Pound Menu is back for a second run on BBC Two, giving you always one step ahead-ers the chance to open your own pop-up restaurant. The search is on for kings of the kitchen and queens of the culinary to come forward with foodie business ideas, from restaurants to cafés to something completely outside of the box. If you think you’re on track to rival the fiery feuds of Gordon […]

Read more

Become An Insider

Want free instant access to secret locations, exclusive parties, the latest openings and much more!

Travel

More Than Just Hot Pot: Fine Dining In Lancashire

Lancashire, the home of culinary classics like Lancashire hot pot, Eccles cakes and Blackpool Rock. But the county that lives off meat pies and blood pudding may surprise you with some of the best fine dining in the country. Grab a flat cap and fork, we’re going oop’ North… The Inn At Whitewell What: More Than Quite Well At Whitewell Why: I’ve eaten here in the snow, the sun and floods (the cow in that picture never stood a chance) and the one constant is that the view from The Inn at Whitewell is always stunning. Almost as much as the […]

Read more

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

It’s Cray Cray At Aster This Summer

This summer things at Aster are going to be seriously CRAY. Crayfish, that is. The Nordic-cum-French restaurant is going full on Scandi un-noir with a season of Scandinavian classics from the land where the sun never sets (until winter, when it really sets). Already a mainstay of Victoria’s Nova Building the ever-cool Scandinavian restaurant has cooked up a series of summer specials, thanks in part to a partnership with Swedish brand, Absolut Elyx who have created London’s first Absolut sorbet cocktail menu. Launching this month the Absolut sorbet cocktail menu mixes the premium vodka with summer flavours including coconut and passionfruit, apple and orange […]

Read more

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Fantasy Food Festival Coming to Shoreditch

Next week, Just Eat is heading out of our homes and our phones and over to Shoreditch for the third Food Fest and this year the theme is fantasy. Which is great seeing as most of my dreams revolve around food. Taking place from Friday 20th July to Sunday 22nd July at Last Days of Shoreditch the Food Fest (which has previously welcomed guests including Nicole Scherzinger and Pixie Lott) will be serving up the nation’s most loved takeaway dishes – they did a survey and everything. Except it won’t be your average takeaway, they’ve given it a fantastical twist. […]

Travel

Where to Stay in Falmouth: Merchants Manor

What: I always find flying within in the UK rather strange, you get off the plane expecting a different time zone, odd loos and supermarkets which always look a bit knockoff, but then you see a Tesco and find out your taxi driver use to live on the same road as you. With England revelling in a heatwave I decided to make the most of it, escaping London, getting on a 35-minute plane over to Newquay and heading to the Merchants Manor, a hotel in Falmouth for 36 hours in the Cornish sun. New: Six years ago, Sioned and Nick […]

Read more

View in full-screen
Reviews

We Review: Kaspar’s, The Iconic London Restaurant

What: Kaspar’s At The Savoy, the restaurant synonymous with a cat that stops tables of thirteen having bad luck (by being their fourteenth guest), has launched a new menu. And rather than taking the easy route and saying it is a new seasonal menu they are basing their new menu around the notion of it being ‘not bound by the seasons but inspired by them’ which seems to me rather like they are having their (seasonal) cake and eating it. New: As everyone knows, The Savoy is a stalwart of London society in an ever-changing city. Opening its doors in […]

Read more

Openings & Launches

The Wine Bar That’s Going To Shake Up Dalston

More wine, Darling? How about a cocktail, Darling? Or a selection of modern European dishes, Darling? There’s a new wine bar in down and it’s called Darling, darling. Darling is the inspiration of Charlotte Wilde, founder of Sager + Wilde and this is her first solo project, a wine bar and neighbourhood kitchen on Dalston’s Kingsland Road. The surroundings promise to be spectacular, dominated by a glass rotunda with  sea-coloured tiles and marble tables decking out this grade-II listed former pie and mash shop that dates back to 1910. Equally spectacular should be the wine list, which has been carefully curated by […]

Read more

  • * a company email is required to download this file
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.