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How to Live Like a Local in: Peckham

It’s been up-and-coming forever, but it’s true: Peckham is a great place to live. A lively restaurant scene, plenty of unique and quirky bars, and a community-focused high-street full of independent shops give Peckham a real buzz. Despite growing popularity, Peckham has managed to keep its individuality, which is good news for locals and visitors alike. But since Peckham is low-key, you might not know about the very best places to eat, drink and be merry. Here’s our definitive list, revealing how the locals do it in Peckham.

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VITA Mojo hits the City

We all talk about having lost it, wanting to find it or someone having it; what exactly? Mojo – look it up in the dictionary and you won’t find Austin Powers, it actually means magic, spell or talisman. So why are we telling you this? Because we are super excited about the latest healthy food concept to hit the city: VITA Mojo. Established by an ex-F1 Nutritionist, Helene Patounas, Ham Yard Hotel Chef, Paul Davis and Banker-come-chef, Nick Popovic (sometimes the kookiest combinations make the best recipes), this new company is set to be the talk of the town. It’s got […]

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Thai New Year Celebrations At Nipa Thai

New Year celebrations are fantastic. Lots of food, good company, copious amounts of Champagne and a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne sang at various questionable pitches by young and old alike. What’s the issue with New Year? It’s only one evening. Thankfully, Thai restaurant are celebrating Songkran (the Thai New Year) as well as their 20th anniversary, they will be hosting 3 nights of cultural treats and partying, from April 14th-16th, offering guests a glimpse into the differences in traditions between our two nations. Unlike us Brits, Thai people don’t drink to excess and sit in front of the […]

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Social Pantry’s Sipper Club

No our title doesn’t have a spelling mistake… Social Pantry have joined forces with Handbook favourites, Sipsmith Gin, to host an evening of food and Sipsmith gin cocktails. So you see what they’ve done with the title now?  Taking place on the 14th April at Social Pantry’s café in Lavender Hill the sipper club is a must for any gin aficionado and if people’s Instagram/Twitter/Happn/Bumble bios are anything to go by that is pretty much the whole of the London population.  The menu created by Social Pantry founder Alex Head will feature dishes such as gin and juniper cured salmon […]

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8 of the Best Family Friendly Restaurants

If white tablecloths and quiet, civilised conversation fill you with dread then check out our guide to some of the best family-friendly restaurants in London – FAR more exciting than colouring pencils and a mini chef’s hat. And because we are calling them ‘family’-friendly and not just ‘child’-friendly, you won’t mind eating there either.

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April Pop-ups and Supper Clubs

If you like avocados, salt beef, pizza, afternoon tea or wine then you’re going to love the pop-ups happening this month. Take a date to Venice, spend evenings in a French wine garden, travel back to the 60s to attend an East End wedding party and celebrate Thai new year – it’s set to be a good April!

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Surprise Five Course Meals at Kurobuta

We’ve written about them loads (yep, again) but we can just about forgive you if haven’t yet made it to one of Scott Hallsworth’s Kurobuta restaurants – so little time, so much to do. The Japanese bar and grill in Chelsea, Marble Arch and Harvey Nichols’ foodie fifth floor are now giving you another reason to visit and much sooner than you may think: Tuesday, to be precise. No longer just the day-after-Monday when you feel no closer to Friday than you actually are, Tuesdays have been given a new nickname at Kurobuta and it’s catchy. We present to you Tight Ass […]

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Out with the Coffee, in with the Tea

Fancy a cuppa? Good, because it’s finally tea’s time to shine and we know just the place for you to get your hands on the perfect brew. London’s coffee scene has exploded in recent years, but a tea revolution is taking place; it’s time we started to treat the nation’s favourite drink appropriately. And with over 165 million cups of tea being consumed in the UK every day, it’s crazy how tea only comes into its own with scones and finger sandwiches. Meet Emilie Holmes; entrepreneur, tea connoisseur and founder of Good and Proper Tea. Fed up of being unable to […]

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Rockstar Treatment at Jumeirah Carlton Tower

Chances are, if you’re in London you’re after a culture fix. Unless of course you call London home in which case culture is probably just part of your weekly routine – a gig here, exhibition there, you get the idea. Whilst we at The Handbook whole heartedly believe that dining out counts as a form of culture, be it a must-try restaurant or cult street food truck, it fills your cultural appetite as well as the physical, leaving you with something to talk about, share with your friends and post on social media, in much the same way as a […]

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A taste of Brazil in Stoke Newington

Think Brazil and you probably think Olympics, nuts, football, beauty treatments (sorry but it’s true) and the carnival, what you probably don’t think about is Stoke Newington. Stoke Newington…Brazil…Brazil…Stoke Newington, the two don’t really go together. Or so you think – because you are actually wrong. How? Because this month Stoke Newington restaurant Victory Mansion is launching their new Chef Vs Food monthly pop ups where a world class chef takes on a different cuisine, cooking up a four course feast for a rather tasty £35. Kicking things off will be Ramael Scully, co-author and executive chef of Ottolenghi’s best-selling […]

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Dine Amongst Nature… in The City

Think of The City and you don’t think flowers or nature, and you don’t necessarily think of peaceful private dining. Think again: 1 Lombard Street have recently given their private dining room a makeover just in time for Spring, it now goes by the name ‘The Botanical Room’. Widely regarded by those in-the-know as one of the best private dining rooms in the city, the venue itself is so close to Bank tube station you can practically tap in with your Oyster from the bar. Open early till late (on weekdays only) with breakfast served from 7.30am and lunch from 11am […]

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Late Night Dining and Complimentary Nightcaps at 34 Mayfair

We’ve all been there, it’s the end of a great night; great company, great drinks, great venue, but suddenly you realise everyone else has left and the waiters are very much ready to go home – they’ve all but put their coats on. There’s nothing quite like it to prematurely end your night, or test your knowledge of late night venues in the area that 1) isn’t ridiculously expensive for entry alone and 2) has the exact vibe you are after – not too clubby, not too sleepy. The solution for such a predicament is 34 Mayfair. The perfect spot […]

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