Battersea Power Station
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Battersea Power Station Unveils Its Eagerly Awaited New Venues

Let’s play a game. No11, No32, No1, No197, what comes next? The answer is No29. No29 Battersea Power Station to be precise, in other words the next venue from neighbourhood pub group, Darwin and Wallace, who is adding to their portfolio which includes No32 The Old Town and No197 Chiswick Fire Station. Just one of the many independent venues chosen to open in London’s newest ‘riverside village’ aka Battersea Power Station’s Circus West Village, No29 will join a stellar lineup of bars, cafes and restaurants set to open in Summer 2017. Circus West Village is the first destination to open within […]

Westerns Laundry
Openings & Launches

Westerns Laundry Opens in LoHo

2014 was the year that Stoke Newington welcomed Primeur, and now Jeremie Cometto-Lingenheim and David Gingell are back with their next restaurant in Lower Holloway…or as we like to call it, LoHo. To get to Westerns Laundry you’ll need to pass through a feather blade fence and entry code gate, before crossing the forecourt, planted with Himalayan birch trees and dotted with benches, designed and made by Jeremie. Lining the way will be cobbles which once lined the gangway at King’s Cross Station, they’ll lead you right up to the floor to ceiling crittall doors – if you’re not clued up […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Read and Feed at Lowndes ‘Book and Brunch Sundays’

Prepare yourself bookworms, we’ve got news you’ll definitely want to hear. Lowndes Bar and Kitchen has announced their new ‘Book and Brunch Sundays’ to celebrate March’s World Book Day – aka our favourite mufti day when we were at school. The weekly reader’s digest will offer a complimentary book expertly chosen by local independent bookstore Belgravia Books with every Lowndes set brunch on Sundays. Each month will bring a different book from various authors to captivate hungry minds. The sessions kick off with Downton Abbey creator Julian Fellowes’ latest novel, Belgravia, a gripping tale of mystery and intrigue behind the closed doors of London’s […]

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Where the Top Bloggers are Hanging Out During LFW

London Fashion Week starts today, and as the models, bloggers, editors and stylists swarm the streets flaunting their covetable wardrobes, what we really want to know is what goes on behind the scenes? Where do those in the know go for a quick bite to eat in between shows, or a well-deserved drink in the evening? We ask 8 top fashion bloggers where they like to hang out during the madness of London Fashion Week and – no surprises here – they’re pretty stylish places…

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Openings & Launches

XU: The Next Restaurant From the BAO Team

Shing Tat Chung, Wai Ting Chung and Erchen Chang, aka the team from BAO are back. That alone should be enough to get you excited. We’ll tell you more though. They’re back with a new Taiwanese restaurant and bar XU and it’s opening this spring. Opening on Rupert Street on the edge of China Town, XU will be set across two floors and will feature a cocktail bar, Taiwanese tea bar, private dining space and 76-cover restaurant. Named after Erchen’s late grandfather, the restaurant will pay homage to the rich history and cultural past of Taiwan, with the menu split […]

What to do This Weekend

What To Do This Weekend: 17th-19th February

Valentine’s madness is behind us so we’re looking forward to a weekend of food and drink where our relationship status isn’t going to be analysed by everyone else in the restaurant. London Fashion Week kicks off on Friday so if you can’t get to the shows, do the next best thing and visit Somerset House’s free International Fashion Showcase before complimentary pampering at W London – Leicester Square, afternoon tea at the Roof Gardens and limited edition cocktails in Mayfair. Elsewhere we’ve got a new brunch (we never let you down), gin festival and pancakes and painting. Oh, and plan ahead […]

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Womens Day
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Balls & Company Host All Female Chef Event for International Women’s Day

It’s not often we hear about women in kitchens without waiting for the punchline. But jokes and stereotypes aside, restaurants London-wide house a plethora of fierce female talent – just look at Anne-Sophie Pic with her 3 Michelin stars (the forth female chef ever to receive this) who has just launched in Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square. With March 8th marking International Women’s Day, Balls and Company on Soho’s Greek Street have announced an event to spotlight the many stellar females cooking up a delicious storm in the industry. A strong line-up of some of London’s best female chefs will take to […]

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Tank and Paddle

Tank and Paddle Review: What We Thought

What? Craft beer and pizza. And a few games thrown in – think giant Jenga, draughts and sliders played by a youngish suit-wearing crowd, fresh from the office… well, maybe a few hours of beer drinking in. New? Tank and Paddle opened back in November, just in time for swarms of Christmas drinkers. Things have now calmed down a bit so we headed along on Friday night to try it out. Where? Minster Court, 3 Mincing Lane, EC3R 7AA On the Menu: Whilst it’s all about the pizzas here, there is a section dedicated to mac ‘n’ cheese, salads and ‘dough’ (garlic […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Curry and Fine Wine: Gymkhana and Noble Rot Join Forces

Most of us would traditionally tout curry and beer as the ideal pairing, a spicy jalfrezi alongside a cold pint is our default order. But it turns out our unadventurous habit may be causing us to miss a trick that’s holding back our Indian culinary enjoyment. Fear not, however, as an exciting collaboration between Gymkhana and Noble Rot is set to put the world to rights and transform our perception of curry for the better. This month, the acclaimed Michelin star Indian restaurant, Gymkhana, and wine bar, restaurant and food magazine, Noble Rot, will team up for an exclusive event that introduces guests to the the sensational […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Our Favourite Gin Festival is Back!

February: so far it’s been cold, grey, and generally not very pleasant. But we have some good news for you. We know there are seldom things a Londoner loves more than a good gin. So we are pleased to inform you that the hugely popular Gin Festival is making its 2017 return, to London’s Tobacco Dock. The festival promises more than 100 gins, top craft distillers and a whole host of ginformation, making this cold February a lot easier to handle, and having us glad Dry January is well and truly over. Back for its third year, Gin Festival has […]

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Mason & Company Review: What We Thought

What? Mason & Company is the creation of Ed Mason, founder of Hackney’s Five Points Brewing Company and Rachel Jones, founder of street food Capish? New? It opened last year as part of the new developments on Hackney Wick’s canalside. Mason & Company is one of eight new restaurants/bars/shops along the canal, which are all part of Here East’s innovation campus. Where? 25 East Bay Lane, Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, E15 2GW, On the Menu: What you get when you fuse together Italian and American cuisines…think Italian poutine, meatball subs and Italo fries available with Jalapeño salsa, basil aioli or […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Drum Online Media Awards 2017

Here at The Handbook, we are big believers in the exciting developments that come with online information. You know the drill, you get on the tube in the morning, coffee in hand, and scrawl through your phone. Articles are being shared across various platforms, from The Huffington Post and the BBC, saturating your newsfeed, telling you everything from current affairs to hilarious reactions to the Beyonce baby bombshell. You may consider these websites unbeatable, consistently breaking online news and information, but you’d be surprised to know, it can be the smallest sites that break the biggest news. That’s why we’ve […]

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