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My London: Partridge’s Owner John Shepherd’s Top 5 Markets

If you’ve ever been in Duke of York Square on a Saturday you will’ve discovered the amazing array of street food stalls that make up Partridges food market. Now more than ten years old, the market is a great platform for new artisan food traders to get their name out there, as well as being a staple in the weekend calendar for locals to get their lunch time feed and dinner party supplies. Startisans (a mash-up of ‘start-up’ and ‘artisan’) run the market and are sister company to Patridges, the Royal Warrant-holding grocery store. We caught up with John Shepherd, […]

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Good Ship Benefit’s Final Month

It seems to us like August may, in fact, be the worst month ever. Summer is almost over , there are no holidays the entire month (work, work, work), and to top it all off, Good Ship Benefit is coming to a close after five months of glitzy restaurants, on board boutiques and free-flowing prosecco. But don’t pout just yet, as the Good Ship is promising that the last month is sure to be the best month. The Good Ship is taking it up a notch for its final month, partnering with the original outdoor cinema Rooftop Film Club to bring guests  […]

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H.en Islington Residency Launches With Masterchef Finalists

Over the past few years, people have begun to be more and more conscious of where their food comes from. To put it into perspective, the number of vegans in the UK has risen by 350% in the past decade, a increase driven primarily by a concern for the proper treatment of animals and the conservation of the environment. So what if there was a restaurant that helped to do both? H.en is an ethical chicken restaurant based in Brighton, but launched a new London residency in Islington towards the end of July. With the help of Masterchef finalists Billy Wright and Jack Layer, […]

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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.

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World Renowned Pop-Up Returns

Living in London it is easy to overlook just how lucky we are. From the universally-known Royal Parks to some of the biggest sporting events in the world to the diverse food, we have some of the best of the best at our fingertips. So it’s not surprising that we tend to be a little picky with how we spend our time, and even more importantly, what we eat. That’s why today we’re giving you one of the absolute best food joints in the world of pop-ups… number six, to be exact.  Starting now until the end of the year, the […]

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Sartoria’s New Capri-Inspired Terrace

The days are beginning to warm up and the sun is finally starting to peer through the clouds right about the time summer’s end is looming eerily ahead, so it is only natural to want to spend every second of our rare but much-loved steamy summer days outdoors. Perhaps even take a small getaway from the fast-paced and strenuous lifestyle customary of us city dwellers and sip on an Aperol spritz on the coast of somewhere far away. Well don’t book your plane tickets just yet, as Italian ristorante Sartoria is taking advantage of the delectable sunshine and is bringing all of this and more right […]

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19 Restaurants and Bars That Opened in July

London tends to be quite quiet over summer as everyone heads off on their holidays, not in 2016 though. As July draws to a close, we look back at the 20 bars and restaurants that have opened in this month… Hyde Opening opposite Kensington Palace, cocktail bar, Hyde will be serving up drinks created by award winning bar tender and co-founder of The Cocktail Trading Co. Andy Mil. Adi Gunawan will be heading up the kitchen with a Pan-Asian menu. www.hydekensington.co.uk Squirrel Nuts about health restauranteurs, Charlie Gilkes and Duncan Stirling, are back with an all-day fast, casual healthy eating South Kensington […]

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Morning Glory Brunch at 100 Wardour St.

Some things just go together: tea and biscuits, wine and cheese, brunch and Sundays. Brunch is one of those small pleasures in life that allows the fun from the weekend to continue. Otherwise, Sunday would just be pre-Monday, and weekends are short enough as it is. As July comes to a close this weekend, Soho’s 100 Wardour St. Restaurant & Club will be hosting their first LGBT brunch cheekily named Morning Glory, in association with the Terrence Higgins Trust to raise awareness of HIV and AIDs. Expect a brunch which is fuelled by Prosecco, dancing and delicious food – well who said Sundays […]

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Top 6 Tasting Menus in London

London’s eating habits are changing. Facing attacks from tapas, sharing plates and street food, the traditional three-course meal is on the retreat. Fortunately, there’s a much more satisfying way to keep all those courses: the tasting menu. Forget about agonising over whether to go for your favourite dish or a gamble on a wildcard – a tasting menu brings you the restaurant’s best dishes without you having to decide. And, if nothing else, a tasting menu is the only time when eating ten courses is totally acceptable. Here are our very favourite tasting menus.

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7 of London’s Best Vietnamese Restaurants

After a wave of Korean food sweeping London’s shores – think great street food from the likes of Busan BBQ, Old Street eatery On the Bab and Judy Joo’s Soho based Jinjuu – we thought The Handbook’s old faithful, good ol’ Vietnamese, deserved a little love. Here’s a round-up of where we recommend you should go to get some.

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Farmopolis: Putting the Green in Greenwich

 The RHS Chelsea Flower Show, a key date in London’s horticultural and social calendar, but have you ever wondered what happens to all the flowers after? Are they planted somewhere else? Or are they left to wither, each petal dropping off, one by one…a little flower graveyard? Well banish that thought because launching this weekend on the Jetty at Greenwich Peninsula is Farmopolis, a floating garden which has saved and rehomed tens of thousands of plants from the flower show. Created by Secret Productions (the co-founders of Wilderness Festival) and Wayward (the UK’s leading art-design-farm practice), the new garden will […]

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8 Top Savvy Weekday Offers

If you’re anything like us, you live like a Queen (or King) once you’ve just been paid and then the next few weeks of the month you have to find your inner Martin Lewis and be more frugal.  Sometimes though, you just need something to get you through Monday or something to celebrate the start of the weekend – so here are some of our favourite deals which will make you happy and your bank balance happy. Win/win.

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Last Chance to Attend: Tomorrow’s Handbook Reader Event ‘Eat Yourself Younger’

We are hosting our first readers event at Sanderson tomorrow (Wednesday 13th July) at 6.30pm for a 7pm start with Elizabeth Peyton Jones, author of ‘Eat Yourself Young’ and a favourite amongst A-listers such as Thandie Newton and Joanna Lumley. Elizabeth will be discussing topics such as ‘the main foods which help encourage youthfulness and good health’ and ‘what supplements to take to reverse the signs of ageing’. We are putting together an amazing beauty box of healthy snacks and great beauty products which you will also get on the evening along with a copy of her book. Due to […]

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