BACK TO Lifestyle

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Seven Michelin Stars? It’s How They Roll At Selfridges

This dinner is going to be the ****ing ****. No, not an expletive laden rant but the approximate number of Michelin stars coming your way if you head to alto by San Carlo on Wednesday 27th June. The restaurant on the roof of Selfridges will be playing host to some of Italy’s most renowned chefs, with a total of seven Michelin stars between them, gathered by consortium Identità Golose, and cooking up: and I’m going to copy and paste their own description which, for once, doesn’t sound hyperbolic, “an unforgettable culinary journey through the most contemporary takes on Italy’s regional […]

Openings & Launches

Four Floors of Food: Smiths of Smithfield Revamp

Cast your mind back to twenty years ago? What were you doing? Well, if you were chef John Torode you were opening ‘Smiths’ of Smithfield restaurant, a Farrindgon staple, housed in a grade II-listed building. Now, Smiths has undergone a wow-worthy revamp by Young’s, providing guests with four floors of foodie heaven. Following the ethos of the higher you go the higher-end to lure you in. For those who find it hard to decide which cuisine to opt for when heading out for date-night, Smiths isn’t going to help the matter, with each floor offering something different. Floor One houses […]

Reviews

Battersea’s New Indian Restaurant: Chokhi Dhani

What: Chokhi Dhani is known in India for their smart hotels and restaurants and Chokhi Dhani London makes for the group’s first overseas venture. New? Chokhi Dhani opened in April this year and we attended the VIP launch with the likes of Professor Green, Pixie Lott and Roman Kemp – shameless namedrop, us?! First Impression: Getting to Chokhi Dhani feels a bit like leaving civilisation, houses and shops get left behind as you walk down the lonely main road, lined with high rise blocks of flats. Once inside the Indian theme is strong and brimming with colour and trinkets to […]

Read more

WIN!

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

Win Thanksgiving Dinner at Gillray’s

Open until 22nd November 2019

Thanksgiving is a time for giving thanks, and for those who will not get the chance to return home to USA for 28th November and celebrate with family and friends, Gillray’s Steakhouse has prepared a special Thanksgiving offering for you to enjoy in London.

Click to read for answer

When is Thanksgiving this year?

  • 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
Openings & Launches

Banh Bao Brothers Keep it in the Family

It would appear that the people behind Vietnamese restaurant Banh Bao Brothers had some hearty, flavoursome meals as kids… and certainly didn’t hide their food in plants, under carpets or in other crevices for that matter. The new Vietnamese restaurant, Banh Bao Brothers, set to open this month, sees co-owner Chris Evernden’s belief that “the history of food is written by grandmas” re-created through flavours his business partner Raymond Ly’s grandma used. In other words, whilst our grandmas were handing out the rich tea’s and penguin biscuits, Chris and Raymond were recipients of flavours so good that they could create […]

Read more

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Best Places to Drink Gin in London

Gin. Three letters, a single word, and one very powerful meaning. It’s the drink we sip on in Summer, the tipple we taste pre-dinner, and the spirit we always want more of, in all its weird and wonderful forms. So, without further ado ahead of World Gin Day, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to enjoy the drink across the capital.     London Gin Club What: London Gin Club Why: Perhaps an obvious choice given the name – London Gin Club has over 350 gins on offer, and with a selection like that its definitely peruse-worthy. Housed […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

House Party at Madame D’s

Who doesn’t love a house party? If last time you went to one it involved a bottle of mixed drink stolen from your parents and S Club Seven booming from the speakers, rest assured this one is a little different. Madame D is hosting her summer party extravaganza. No, she isn’t a French lady who fancies putting on a bash, but a restaurant with food interpretative of that prepared by Chinese-Tibetan immigrants in India. Madame D’s current landlord has secured the restaurant a 4-year extension as they move into their Spitafields site, which is definitely a reason to celebrate. Gate […]

Read more

Become An Insider

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

Reviews

Grab A Plate… At Plate

What: A Friday night post work-week automatically paints a cheesy grin across the face. However, this particular Friday I was in full-on Cheshire cat mode. Off to Shoreditch I went, to Plate restaurant – the latest offering from chef Arnaud Stevens, a man whose resumé would be the envy of quite a few.The restaurant delivers a range of British ingredients, alongside Plate Bake and Bar downstairs – an all-day eatery and artisanal bakery, serving homemade cakes, pastries and breads, New: Very! The official opening date was 1st May. The Setting: Snug inside M by Montcalm, the restaurant is a stone […]

Read more

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Ultimate Roadtrip… And Bagels

It’s the ultimate road-trip, travelling round North America in search of the perfect bagel. Well Joel Braham and Alex Coppard, founders of The Good Egg have spared you the expense and deep vein thrombosis by doing the hard bit for you, but they’ve brought back some of the best bagels in the world and now they want you to taste them. Hot off the plane, The Good Egg have launched their Beer and Bagels series showcasing bagels from New York to Montreal via Philadelphia. Each bakery they visited has created their signature bagel which will be available for one night only, with […]

Read more

Awesome Afternoon Teas

DUKES MarTEAni Afternoon Tea

An opportunity has arisen for you to be as suave as James Bond, Frank Sinatra and… Homer Simpson. What does this trio have in common? Well, they’re all renowned martini sippers of course, and now you can get your fix too. Afternoon tea provides the perfect opportunity to indulge, but you sort of feel better about the whole indulgent affair because everything is mini. That’s what I tend to tell myself anyway. To celebrate World Martini Day, which falls on 19thJune, DUKES is introducing The MarTEAni (get it?) Afternoon Tea, in partnership with the East India Company. We all know […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

7 of London’s Best Open Air Cinemas

FACT: London is better in the summer and (dare we say it?) it looks like summer’s finally arrived! However, you don’t have to let the glorious sunshine get in the way of your favourite pastime – watching movies. Over the next few months, London’s best cinema seats are on rooftops, in parks and majestic courtyards, not in dingy multiplexes with sticky floors and Pic ‘N’ Mix that’s so over-priced it makes your eyes water. Check out our guide to London’s best open air cinemas: Film4 Summer Screen What: Films in one of London’s most iconic settings Why: From cult to […]

Read more

View in full-screen
Reviews

The Afternoon Tea That Swaps Sandwiches for Sushi

What: If you ever have that moment where you think that you’d really like some sushi, but you’d also really like a scone and you don’t know which to choose (granted it might not be the most common thought but I bet it happens) then I’m here to tell you that you no longer to make that decision. Why? Because Ichi Sushi & Sashimi have combined the two to create an afternoon tea that replaces sandwiches with sushi. The Setting: If you think roundabouts are just places to advertise local businesses, show off flowerbeds and a dumping ground for broken […]

Read more

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Posh Chippies: London’s Finest Fish ‘n’ Chip Shops

The words 'posh' and 'chip shop' aren't usually put together. Until now

Read more

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