Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Spring Supper Club At St Clements

We don’t know if any of you have noticed but London’s weather is somewhat sporadic right now. One moment it’s blindingly sunny whilst the next, the heavens have opened and it’s pouring with rain and then, seemingly impossibly, both are happening at once. This can only mean one thing; England is trying to decide whether it’s time to let go of Winter and grace us with Spring. Thankfully, St Clements are helping us pretend that decision has already been made with their new supper club, celebrating the glorious month of Spring by showcasing the best ingredients and recipes it has […]


The Mirror Room’s Slow Brunch Review – What We Thought

New? As far as 5* hotels in London go yes, it’s only a couple of years old. Where? Rosewood London, 252 High Holborn, WC1V 7EN, On the menu: The new brunch menu is like your usual hotel breakfast set up with separate counters, these however were weighed down with more food than you could swing a stick at, not the measly offerings you tend to get on your all-inclusive abroad. Ready for this? There were pastries, breads, eggs done any way you like, salads, artisan cheeses, cured meats, fish, cakes, yoghurts, fruit, cereals, sausages, waffles, pancakes – all beautifully presented. We were also […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

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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5 of the Best Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Today is quite possibly the best day in April, because it is none other than National Grilled Cheese Day – yes that is a thing and yes we will be celebrating. Cancel your current lunch or dinner plans and get down to one of these top joints to get your hands on one of these sandwiches, you won’t regret it. 

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The Botanist Review – what we thought

New? No, it’s coming up for its 1st birthday.  Where? The Botanist Broadgate Circle Restaurant and Bar, City of London, EC2M 2QS On the menu: It’s a British menu, with fish dishes being popular. First Impressions: We were greeted by a sea of suits which form a barrier across the entire venue, inside it is heaving at only 6pm making it a clear favourite with the local workers. It was a tad tricky trying to find where to go to get seated and we had to do a quick tour before finding a member of staff to guide us in the right direction. The […]

What to do This Weekend

10 Most Popular Theatre Shows

Whether you’re a London local or just a tourist passing by, there really is no reason for giving a theatre production a pass, with so many options available there is something for everyone. We have teamed up with some of capital’s most popular theatre shows currently running to offer our readers special discounted tickets not available anywhere else.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

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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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Japanese Springtime Celebrations

We all want to look younger, feel younger, live-while-we’re-young but as age-old Japanese wisdom (and some common sense) tells us, nothing lasts forever. Take nature for example, in Japan they take time to admire it’s changing beauty as a sign of life and a clarification that everything is just as it should be. They even have their own name for this: it’s called Sakura. We brought you news of another Sakura celebration yesterday but we have more! And when it involves gorgeous cherry blossoms and award-winning cocktails we’re certainly not complaining. Shochu Lounge at ROKA Charlotte Street are bringing this […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

8 Great Champagne Bars in London

It’s Friday which means it’s time to celebrate, and in the words of Brigitte Bardot; ‘Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I feel tired’. We couldn’t agree with her more. Not only does it have fewer calories than any other alcoholic tipple, it can’t help but make you feel sophisticated – not that we needed any excuse to divulge in a glass or two. Whether it’s pink with strawberries or your classic Moet, we’ve rounded up our favourite Champagne bars to go and enjoy the good stuff. And good stuff it has to be, we’ll be able […]

Openings & Launches

Smokey Tails Heads to Hoxton

We always like welcome homes and this month sees the return of ‘beats and eats’ pop-up Smokey Tails and here at The Handbook we’re waiting with open arms. After taking a tour around Melbourne, Sydney, Miami and Amsterdam, DJ Seth Troxler, Jo Vidler (Wilderness Festival Co-founder) and Jona Ahearne (flavour technician) are back and this time they are here to stay as they set up camp with a permanent residency at Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen. The 64 cover restaurant will be serving up lazy lunches and Midwest weekend brunches of hearty family food and killer sides, the sort of […]

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