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The World’s first Michelin Starred Delivery Service Launches

We have all, at some point, experienced the tragedy of ordering take-away and upon opening the containers been devastated to find our delicious bounty of food in a sorry state. We’re talking soggy chips, damp spring rolls and moist pizza crusts – no way to live. Well there is light at the end of the tunnel with the launch of SUPPER, the first ever Michelin starred delivery service. State of the art Japanese bikes will weave their way through traffic, ensuring faster delivery times plus (and most importantly) a great deal of research and expense has been made to ensure […]

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Party like it’s 1920

The 1920s conjures images of elegance, opulence, flapper girls, men in trilbies and if the Great Gatsby is anything to go by, partying. Ok so we can’t take you back to the 1920s, we aren’t that clever (…yet), but we can let you know that this Saturday party experts Bourne & Hollingsworth are hosting their prohibition party in a secret location in East London. Women don your pearls and fur (of the faux kind of course) stoles, men slick back your hair and grab your braces  need inspiration then look to Downton Abbey- early series of course, Brideshead Revisited and […]

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7 Course Tasting Menu at Maze

Do you remember that episode of FRIENDS where Monica was reminiscing about a time she baked 200 cookies and Chandler asked if it was for a bake sale, then Monica replied ‘no, just a Friday night.’? Well, in that scenario, we are Monica. However, even our office was a little taken aback (read: incredibly excited) when we heard about a 7 course  tasting menu at Maze. To celebrate ten years of playful culinary innovation and exceptional fine dining in the heart of Mayfair, Maze and Gordon Ramsay Group are offering up a spectacular seven-course tasting menu. Head Chef Alex Thiebaut’s […]

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Dining in the Sky

Warning – if you don’t like heights, then stop reading now. Do like heights? Let’s continue, arguably the most extreme pop-up, London in the Sky is returning this month for a two week feast in the sky. And when we say in the sky we don’t just mean on a roof terrace, oh no, we mean suspended in the air a whopping 25 metres high. Taking place at South Bank, diners can go for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Champagne Taittinger flights, with the menu created by top British chefs including Dan Doherty of Duck and Waffle, Mark Sargeant of Morden […]

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Acoustic Sunday Circus

Think back to when you were 13 and wanted to go to the local circus with your mates, because that’s where all the cool kids were going. Your Mum probably told you to be careful and not to run away and join the circus as part of some insane motorbikes-over-people’s heads act. Well, here at The Handbook, we’re not exactly ones for listening to our mothers, so we suggest you lose all your inhibitions and join the fun of this modern day London circus! Acoustic Sunday has teamed up with Sunday Circus to bring you an absurd afternoon of fatuous […]

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M World Cup of Steak 2015

Forget the rugby world cup; it’s all about the M World Cup of Steak 2015.  As the name suggests, M Restaurant is launching its own competition to find the world’s best beef…so nothing too important then.  The judging panel will include famed food writer, presenter and critic Joe Warwick, M’s Executive Chef Michael Reid, food writer and critic Charles Campion and Head Chef of The Shed and Rabbit and butcher, Oliver Gladwin who will be using their expertise to choose the winner. At the start of September the panel will whittle the 16 countries down to eight and on the […]

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Sunday Movie Club

Whilst we don’t want to say goodbye to our rather non-existent summer, (we’re still holding out for last minute heatwave) we can’t deny that we aren’t looking forward to autumn; the crisp mornings, the chance to wear our coats again, the absence of the sticky sweat that coats all Londoners permanently during summer and the fact that it’s acceptable to spend evenings in watching films. Sunborn London the super yacht hotel, moored in Royal Victoria Dock is celebrating this by launching its Sunday Movie Club in the auditorium found in the bow of the yacht. Running on the first Sunday […]

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Private Dining At Percy & Founders

A meme recently circulated around Twitter that was a mock-inspirational quote. It read ‘love yourself like Kanye loves himself, believe in yourself like Kanye believes in himself.’ This stellar quote has really inspired us in the office this week and let me tell you one thing readers, Kanye definitely considers himself too important to dine among peasants. This is why the only way to eat out now is to do so in a private dining room and Percy & Founders has a brand spanking new one that is sure to suit your dining needs. Named ‘Percy’s Den’, but sadly lacking […]

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Salaam Namaste Review

Salaam Namaste is tucked away in London Bloomsbury; a couple of minutes’ walk from Russell Square station, and is the proud owner of ‘Best South Asian Restaurant’ at the Asian Curry Awards. When we arrived at 6pm we were only the second people there but after half an hour the place had almost filled, and by the time we left there were only two small tables available. I’m not a fan of poppadums’ or the sauces that typically go with them but I could not get enough of the creamy, tikka style sauce they serve at Salaam Namaste or the […]

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HIX Launch Wild Food Market!

We’ve all heard the horror stories about what supermarkets and other big brands are really putting in our food, and whether there’s truth to them or not, the allegations have definitely sparked a consumer interest, in fresh, raw and wild foodstuffs. This September, HIX Mayfair at Brown’s Hotel, will be transforming its usually discreet and elegant restaurant into a bustling wild food market, so that you can pile up your plate without having to worry about any nasty chemicals. In a change to the standard layout and traditional dining experience, up to 12 vibrant market stalls and cooking stations will […]

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Mother Clucker pop-up

What exactly is it about street food that makes us so obsessed? All we know is that it won’t be diminishing any time soon. Leaving their Cluck Truck at home, fried chicken pros Mother Clucker are taking over the kitchens at Broadway Market’s Cat & Mutton pub for the Mother Clucker Cat kitchen takeover. Their classic fried chicken is tea brined, buttermilk soaked and twice battered which makes it so darn good and to celebrate the launch they are spicing up their menu (not in the chili sense) with new dishes and cocktails including New Orleans style fish gumbo and […]

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Delicious London’s Historical Food Tours

What’s like a walking tour of London…but better? A tour that incorporates food obviously. Which is why event planner Delicious London has created their Historical Food Tour. Grab together your nearest and dearest or extend the offer out to everyone you know including your odd neighbour in the flat, as the team can cater the tour to however many. Starting with a talk about the gin craze that got London hooked on the spirit back in the 18th century, the tour will take you on a gastronomical path through London as you learn all about its foodie past. You’ll discover […]

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