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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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Tart’s Kitchen Pop-Up

This one is for all you tarts out there!   Tart’s kitchen pop-up is introducing an all day menu, which includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. The menu sports delectable items such as asian seared fillet of beef salad and from personal experience we can say that the white chocolate and cardamom pot is absolutely dreamy. Tart’s was founded by Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones who are big news already. These gals have cooked for some of the hottest names in London town including Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne. Their portfolio also consists of  designers such as Versace, Valentino, and […]

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Ice Cream Healthier Than An Apple

Summer is around the corner which means we can up our consumption of ice cream to the next level, (wahey!) however we all know the horrors of refined sugar and processed foods; well we have good news for anyone about to fall off the wagon in the form of Oppo ice cream, a new brand of luxury ice cream where the mini pots have less calories than an apple. Ice cream that is healthier that fruit, the unthinkable has been done! The concept comes from brothers, Charlie and Harry Thuillier, who can boast of winning the most innovative product of […]

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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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Madeleine Shaw Supper Club

Unless you’ve been living under a rock/ in McDonalds you’ll have noticed that there has been a bit of a food revolution recently, your Instagram is probably full of kale, acai bowls and rooftop yoga, the talk of the office is probably about raw cakes on a Friday and who has the most healthy smoothie blend and we’re not ashamed to say we love it.  It’s all about raw puddings, healthy cakes, cold-pressed juices and replacing the idea of weight loss with being the healthiest and happiest version of ourselves. Along with the likes of Deliciously Ella, Amelia Freer, and […]

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New Dining Room At L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

When a restaurant gains a new dining room it’s a bit like gaining a new brother or sister. So much excitement! That’s why we are ecstatic to announce that award wining L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon has done just that. The Salon Privé, is perfect for all occasions from corporate meetings and events to more personal celebrations such as birthdays. The fabulous L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon staff will be on hand to execute your event to perfection. They are both expertly presented and some of the most friendly folks in London town! L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is situated moments away from […]

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Scents of Summer Afternoon Tea

Coinciding with the horticultural (and London) favourite that is the Chelsea Flower Show, InterContinental London Park Lane have just launched their Scents of Summer afternoon tea. Executive Chef Ashley Wells has joined forces with Edward Bodenham (9th generation of British Family Perfumers Floris London) to create a tea, which as the name suggests, is inspired by the floral scents of summer.  Served in the Wellington Lounge, the tea begins with strawberry pearl wheatgrass and citrus mist palate cleanser before moving onto sandwiches which are served in the way perfumes should be smelled. So they start with a light top note […]

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The Jones Project: Picnic Pop-Up

Having a picnic in a warm picturesque spot is such a simple and enjoyable thing to do over the summer months. Well, until you hear that dreaded loud rumble in the sky. Thunder only happens when it’s raining, or just about to. Before you know it the heavens have opened and you’re running for cover. Soggy scotch egg anyone?  For a relaxed picnic atmosphere without the worry of our unpredictable downpours head to Shoreditch’s bar and restaurant, The Jones Family Project this summer. They are celebrating the great British Picnic with an indoor picnic popup, set against an impressive ‘sunny […]

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Lobster Live Arrives at Bodo’s Schloss

Tuesdays are rather pointless aren’t they? They’re not the start of the week, the middle, the end or the weekend, they’re just there. Which is why we’re ignoring today and looking to tomorrow, the middle of week, it’s freewheeling all the way to the weekend from Wednesday. This of course is a reason to celebrate and Bodo’s Schloss thinks so too because they’ve just launched Lobster Live on Wednesdays.  Following on from the popular Fondue Wednesdays this new summer offering will see fresh lobster being served with chips and salad for a pretty sweet £25. Because why not have lobster […]

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5 Places to Get Your Vegetable Fix

Let’s be honest, “I fancy something meatless tonight” is hardly the first thought that crosses your mind when you’re considering heading out for a nice meal. (For seasoned carnivores, the first thing that crosses our minds tends to be “STEAK!”) Nonetheless, London seems to have become a bit of a mecca for herbivores recently with new and more exciting vegetarian restaurants opening by the week. So, without further ado, here’s the Handbook’s guide to the top 5 vegetarian dishes you’ll find in our glorious capital. Mildred’sWhat: Your go-to vegetarian restaurantWhy: It might sound like a Victorian tearoom, but you can […]

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Motion Picture Supper Club: Reclaiming Cinema

The cinema, it’s not exactly glamourous is it? The floor always has a sticky popcorn residue, someone is always rustling their sweet wrappers and inevitably just as you’re about to get to the big reveal, someone decides they need to leave, cue a shadow taking over the screen as they walk past and you miss what is being said as someone talks over it. Great. Well Motion Picture Supper Club have had enough, they want to bring back the glamour and decadence of going out for dinner and then going to the pictures. They have an 1920s style to them […]

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Floridita London Launches Puerto Floridita

Here at The Handbook, we love a summer pop up. For us, they encompass everything that is British summertime – a big fun, quirky party, but one that is tragically fleeting and ends way before we want it to. The iconic late-night Soho venue Floridita is the latest London venue to offer a pop-up, inviting guests to get channel their inner Ariel and set sail with their new nautical summer pop up, Puerto Floridita. Floridita’s ‘deck’ (expect many nautical puns) will allow its shipmates to sit back, relax and enjoy cooling cocktails or dance on deck to the backdrop of […]

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Nantucket Beach Club Opens

We love Fridays but this Friday is extra special, it’s the start of May which means we are ever close to summer, it’s the start of the Bank Holiday weekend, so no work on Monday and it sees the opening of the Nantucket Beach Club at Skylounge, Double Tree Hilton. So really the way only to celebrate all of this happening is with a post-work jaunt to the Skylounge. Inspired by the East Coast Island living that we lust after on Pinterest and Instagram, the pop-up will feature its own lighthouse, swing-bench, boat and bowling alley – ready to strike […]

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