BACK TO Lifestyle

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Reviews

Marylebone’s Latest Restaurant Is The Ideal Gastro Pub

What: There’s something troubling me about The Coachmakers Arms in Marylebone. It’s nothing major, but should there be an apostrophe? Are they the arms of a coachmaker? Or the arms of the all coachmakers? Or perhaps it’s not possessive at all? It doesn’t really matter, but you’ll have plenty of time to ponder it while you wait to be served, and it’s better than constantly glancing at your watch. But once the food does arrive, the only grammatical question to ponder is where to put a semi-colon or a comma in ‘this food is fantastic; definitely worth the unusually long […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Pop-up Where Vegan Isn’t A Dirty Word

Dirty Bones is going vegan! Well, for two nights at least

Openings & Launches

Tom Kerridge Weighs In At The Corinthia Hotel

Restaurant heavyweight Tom Kerridge is opening a new restaurant at The Corinthia

Read more

WIN!

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

Win A Meal At Michelin Starred Restaurant L’Ortolan

Open until 9th March 2020

The Handbook has teamed up with L’Ortolan, Reading’s only Michelin star restaurant to offer one lucky winner a meal for two, from their Gourmond Menu plus a glass of wine each.

Click to read for answer

In which area is L’Ortolan the only Michelin starred restaurant?

  • 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
The Culpeper
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

6 Ways That Restaurants Are Helping to Save the Planet

Chucking food away, too many straws and endless coffee cups, we’re all guilty of not making the most of what we already have. Rather than bury our heads in the sand and hope the problem goes away, it’s time for us to all come together to reduce the amount we waste if we want to help the state of our planet. Here are six ways that restaurants are working to save the planet, from loving ugly vegetables to giving you money off your morning flat white.   Cutting Down on Straws According to Eco Cycle, the US gets through 500 […]

Read more

Reviews

We Review: Wildflower

We check out Wildflower, the new vegan restaurant at Peckham Levels

Reviews

We Review: Mac & Wild Great Titchfield Street

What? Think Scottish food and you most likely think of haggis, battered Mars Bar, Irn Bru and tatties, but just as we know that there is more to English food than fish and chips and sausage and mash; Mac & Wild, is a Scottish restaurant that will take you on a journey to the Scottish highlands via the finest wild venison, game and seafood. New? Nope, the first Mac & Wild opened in the autumn of 2016, it was soon followed by a pop-up in Devonshire Square, that went permanent last year. Where? The original Mac & Wild can be […]

Read more

Become An Insider

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

Culture

Something Fishy’s Going On At Stevie Parle’s Restaurant

If you thought bookclubs were just middle aged women sat assessing the merits of the latest E.L.James ‘novel’ over white wine then think again, and head to Cookbook Club at Craft London. Don’t worry, there should still be white wine. Organised by Craft London’s Stevie Parle and Head Chef George Upshall, the latest book club will welcome the founders of Prawn on the Lawn, Islington’s favourite seafood restaurant. Rick and Katie Toogood established Prawn on the Lawn in 2013 as a seafood bar and fishmonger and later extended it out into a restaurant. Their debut cookbook, ‘Prawn on the Lawn: […]

Read more

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Woman Making African Cuisine Mainstream

French cooking is almost ubiquitous, French chefs and menus dominate any list of London’s top restaurants. And it’s not that we’re unadventurous and only willing to try the cuisine of the country next door, Indian curries are practically a British national dish. But when it comes to African food, we simply haven’t ‘got it’ yet. Which is where Zoe Adjonyoh comes in. Adjonyoh founded Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen with the intention of bringing African food and culture to the masses. Eight years after she began evangelising in the form of a string of sell-out supper clubs, a hugely successful popup at […]

Read more

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Michel Roux Jr Mixes Things Up At The Langham

Regulars at The Langham will have noticed that their star turn, Roux at The Landau, has been closed undergoing renovation. Well now it’s about to throw the doors wide and we can see what they’ve been up to for the last couple months. Expect transformation. Award winning architectural practice David Collins Studio are responsible for transforming the iconic restaurant. They have form, having been responsible for the design of the original high-ceiling oval dining room, and as the dining experience at Roux at The Landau has evolved, it was an obvious move to hire them back to create a new […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

10 of the Best Mexican Restaurants

The days of gimmicky Mexican restaurants complete with sombrero in each seat, pinatas hanging from the ceiling and tequila flowing behind the bar are gone (OK, tequila remains). Whilst London has never been at the forefront of Mexican cuisine, for somewhere home to so many guacamole lovers, it is finally starting to get the attention it deserves. If you know your quesadilla from your enchilada and your taco from your nacho, get down to one of these ten Mexican casas and sample the best London has to offer. Ella Canta What: The first lady of Mexican food Why: Ella Canta […]

Read more

View in full-screen
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 their inspiration from the ‘Ring of Fire’, not the Johnny Cash song but the culinary regions in the volcano belt of the Pacific rim. Executive Chef Mickael Weiss will be rolling out his new menu seven days a week and the new dishes include spiced Tuna tartare, tobiko, yuzu emulsion, […]

Read more

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 will be heading to Bluebird, for the Bluebird Bake Off which will be held in support of charity WaterAid. The courtyard will be decorated with gingham bunting, cake stands and the smell of freshly baked pastries from bakeries such as Pearl […]

Read more

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