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Dog’s Disco and Brunch

Our animal obsessed nation has taken a step further into total mania. In keeping with the rise of animal-themed restaurants including Owl Café, Fox Restaurant and Pig-Nic, M Restaurants are opening their doors to canine lovers all over London. Already a monthly instalment in many dog’s diaries, June’s #poochparty will be ramped up a further level offering food and activities for pet owners and their furry friends. A brunch offering two courses will be available for the humans with mini treats and homemade biscuits for their canine companions. A Doggy Disco will also take place in the M Bar with […]

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Cellar Fest at Source Battersea

South-West London’s most exciting basement bar, Source Battersea, has teamed up with The Vintner to open its doors to host Cellar Fest for one night only. So if you are looking for a fun and booze-fuelled night, look no further. Join other young bright sparks of London to embark on a night entirely different to the traditional Thursday post-work drinks. The Vintner, legendary wine merchants of Chelsea, will be providing specially selected and interesting wines, so don’t expect the usual run-of-the-mill Chardonnays and Sauvignons. In addition, a wine-tasting opportunity will be on offer to sample a selection of wines. Street food […]

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Sipsmith Gin Sipping Garden Party

Want to take advantage of London’s sunny weather before the inevitable rain brings us all back to reality? Of course you do, well if you want something a little more than parks then the solution lies in the centre of town, just metres from Piccadilly, where cocktails and picnic-style food awaits. London distillers, Sipsmith Gin, have partnered with the famed Le Méridien to offer guests a quaint garden oasis overlooking of the most iconic streets in the city. A relaxing environment to enjoy the sun and escape the city on the outdoor roof terrace of the hotel adorned with picnic […]

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8 of London’s Best Hotel Restaurants

As a cosmopolitan tourist destination, London is blessed with a variety of world class hotels and restaurants. Some bright sparks have managed to combine the two, creating some of London’s finest culinary delights! Here are The Handbook’s Top 8 Hotel Restaurants.

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The Cavendish review – what we thought

What: Modern European-style cuisine with a 1940’s gentleman’s style interiorWhere: 81 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JFWhy you should go there: If you don’t want to have to change venue for post work drinks and dinnerFavourite thing we ate: Beef tartar Headed up by chef Alfonso Lillo Fas, who came over from Spain to set it up, The Cavendish is a bar/restaurant serving up modern European-style cuisine with a 1940’s gentleman’s style interior. So naturally The Handbook went to check it out. On arriving we stepped into the pub that was heaving, with music blaring, in fact it was so loud that they hadn’t […]

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The Cavendish review – what we thought

What: Modern European-style cuisine with a 1940’s gentleman’s style interiorWhere: 81 Jermyn Street, London SW1Y 6JFWhy you should go there: If you don’t want to have to change venue for post work drinks and dinnerFavourite thing we ate: Beef tartar Headed up by chef Alfonso Lillo Fas, who came over from Spain to set it up, The Cavendish is a bar/restaurant serving up modern European-style cuisine with a 1940’s gentleman’s style interior. So naturally The Handbook went to check it out. On arriving we stepped into the pub that was heaving, with music blaring, in fact it was so loud that they hadn’t […]

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SUSHISAMBA celebrates international sushi day

Mark your calendars as the most glorious of days is soon approaching; of course we are talking about International Sushi Day. To celebrate, the sushi masters themselves SushiSamba London is offering guests the chance to make their own nigiri sushi first-hand before you get to eat your creations. Guests will receive a sushi platter with an assortment of fish (tuna, salmon, yellowtail, shrimp and market fish), and rice, as well as five samba sauces, fruits, vegetables, nori (seaweed) strips, and sesame. Servers will then guide you through the process of assembling the sushi table-side.SushiSamba is also doing their bit for charity with […]

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Soho Food Feast Returns

Do you remember your school days? The counting down to lunch time, the shuffling to the edge of your seats ready for  when the bell went so you could run outside into the playground – you wanted to retain your crown for the best at tag and for an hour you had the chance to run about and forget about maths.  Well at Soho Parish School they aren’t quite so lucky – the playground is so small that only 2 classes can go out there at once. In fact they don’t get much funding at all. Which is why 5 […]

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Top 5 London Food Festivals

When it comes to festivals, England is up there as one of the best places, actually no we may be bias but we’re going to say we have the best festivals. And we’re not just talking music, oh no England and London in particular has some pretty impressive food festivals. From fancy dress and urban cocktails to serious helpings of meat, here are 5 of the best London food festivals.

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8 of the Best Summer Pop-Ups in London

Pop-ups are perfect for summer. Since the weather’s good, you want to be out as much as possible, so it makes sense that we suddenly need more bars, hang-outs and socials in which to while the long days and sultry nights away. Luckily London has an amazing selection of pop-ups – here are eight of the best: ‘Blooming Brilliance’ at The Rib Room Bar & Restaurant What: Botanical-themed bar Where: Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge Why: Thanks to flowers, Britain in the summer looks more than just grey mulch. But living in the city, the whole season can go by without you […]

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Slider Decider: Burger Championships

We don’t condone fighting, we’re not impressed by a battle and arguing means nothing to us… unless that is you’re fighting for our approval when it comes to food. How can anyone resist 16 chefs competing against each other to take home the Slider Decider crown? How indeed. Not sure what a slider is? It’s pretty much a mini burger but can be any small sandwich served in a slider roll… they do say good things come in small packages.    Of course you get to take part in the action by trying the burgers, but be prepared as we’re […]

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5 of the Best Themed Restaurants in London

As anyone who went to university knows, the best student parties revolve around a theme. And no, that theme is surprisingly not seeing how much one can actually drink. The moral of this story is that everyone loves a good themed party, but they don’t always have to be cheesy and tacky. Check out The Handbook’s range of best themed restaurants and bars below, from the chic to the unapologetically cliché. Got a favourite themed restaurants or bar? Let us know about it! Check out all our venues here!

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