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Paradise Garage Opening In Bethnal Green

There are a lot of different ideas about what ‘paradise’ is…some will tell you it’s a religious haven, others will say it’s lying on a sunny beach, but here at The Handbook, paradise equals tasty food, good drinks and a great atmosphere. Lucky for us then, that Robin Gill and his team (who are the people behind The Dairy & The Manor in Clapham) are launching a new restaurant venture on Paradise Row, appropriately named Paradise Garage. The venue will be built inside an old railway arch, giving it a cool retro vibe and the service promises to be relaxed […]

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Barrafina Opens 3rd Restaurant

Following on from the successful restaurants on Adelaide and Frith Street, tomorrow will see the opening of the third Barrafina and this time they’re heading to Drury Lane. Executive Head Chef Nieves Barragán Mohacho will be at the helm in the kitchen, having recently been awarded Best Chef at the GQ Food and Drink Awards 2015 and joining her will be Head Chef Diego Garcia Fernandez who has previously been at Fino. The menu will be feature classic Barrafina favourites along with new dishes which have been inspired by recent trips to Galicia, San Sebastien and Mallorca all of which […]

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5 Of The Best Delis In London

Everyone loves a picnic, but in recent years, the standard of picnic-ing appears to have dropped. If, like us, you get fed up of your friend Instagramming ‘picnic in the park’ with their supermarket meal deal and have to resist the urge to scream ‘that’s not a real picnic!’, then you need our guide to ‘5 Of The Best Delis In London’, to make the perfect picnic. We’re talking wicker hamper baskets, soft blankets and plenty of cheeses and meats from the best delis in London. Check out our guide to them below and step up your picnic game!

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

5 Of The Best Delis In London

Everyone loves a picnic, but in recent years, the standard of picnic-ing appears to have dropped. If, like us, you get fed up of your friend Instagramming ‘picnic in the park’ with their supermarket meal deal and have to resist the urge to scream ‘that’s not a real picnic!’, then you need our guide to ‘5 Of The Best Delis In London’, to make the perfect picnic. We’re talking wicker hamper baskets, soft blankets and plenty of cheeses and meats from the best delis in London. Check out our guide to them below and step up your picnic game!

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Salmontini Review – What We Thought

Ever since sushi first became an ‘it’ food all those years ago, I have loved Japanese cuisine, so I was really excited to try out Salmontini, which promises a modern, yet authentic take on Japanese dining. It is safe to say that I wasn’t disappointed! We began the evening in the lounge area selecting from their bespoke Japanese inspired cocktails including the brilliantly named ‘Aladdin’s wish’ (ginger liquor, chambered and cranberry). I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I could easily work through the entire cocktail menu and it was great to see a tailored menu that offers something extra special, […]

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Lights Out Party At Kettner’s

We’ve all heard the tales from our grandma about good old wartime spirit and how life was so much better when everyone grew their own veggies and knitted their own socks. While we at The Handbook are perfectly happy living life through our iPhones and buying ready meals (sorry gran) we don’t mind a bit of a throwback every now and then, so we’re super excited for the next ‘Lights Out’ event at Kettner’s! For this event, the upper two floors of Kettner’s will be transformed into a fun-filled celebration of wartime London after dark. A wartime inspired ‘Home Front […]

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Quaglino’s introduces: The Giovanni Gin Garden

As big gin fans here at The Handbook, we have to admit that Quaglino’s new ‘Giovanni Gin Garden’ installation really couldn’t be more appealing but unlike our casual Friday night post-work excuse G&T, Quaglino’s is going that one step further (well several steps). Aptly named after the original owner, Giovanni Quaglino, this hidden Mayfair gem has been transformed into a garden perfect for summer. Forget your run-of-the-mill fag ash filled, beer scented gardens, The Giovanni Gin Garden provides an opulent experience that cannot compare. Expect pergolas wrapped in emerald vines, glowing lanterns and lilac wisteria silk hanging around your shoulders. Imagine the scent infusions […]

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5 Places You Have To Visit in Balham

SW12 has been christened ‘Clapham’s cooler younger sister’ making Balham one of the hippest areas in South-West London right now. With Nick Jones recently opening his Chicken Shop on Chestnut Grove to Ed Sheeran recording one of his first live EPs at The Bedford, Balham is where you want to be and the Handbook will guide you through the best places to go.  

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What to do This Weekend

5 Places You Have To Visit in Balham

SW12 has been christened ‘Clapham’s cooler younger sister’ making Balham one of the hippest areas in South-West London right now. With Nick Jones recently opening his Chicken Shop on Chestnut Grove to Ed Sheeran recording one of his first live EPs at The Bedford, Balham is where you want to be and the Handbook will guide you through the best places to go.

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Ippudo Opens 2nd Restaurant

With a restaurant already in Central St Giles, Ippudo have just launched a second venue in Canary Wharf bringing a taste of tonkotsu ramen to the city. The menu will see a reinvention of traditional Japanese dishes such as Tori Kaarage and Crispy Gyoza alongside new dishes including Taki Gyoza and anchovy and salted kelp Hiyayakko.   Of course they’ll be signature dishes too in the form of Shiromaru Classic and Akamaru Modern A seasonally changing ramen menu will keep things fresh and means that can keep going back without eating the same thing and we know how much everyone loves […]

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Hunter 486 review – what we thought

What: British restaurant in The Arch London HotelWhere: 50 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7FDWhy you should go there: Because you can reliably take everyone from your mother-in-law to your best mateFavourite thing we ate: The steakTaking its name from the 1950’s district dialing code for Marylebone, this central London hotel restaurant attracts guests and Londoners alike, thanks to its traditional best of British menu. The décor is sleek; silver and greys with deep plum-coloured seating, softly lit by industrial lighting, which is reflected in the many glossy surfaces. It feels like a hotel restaurant – which may put some off – […]

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Reviews

Hunter 486 review – what we thought

What: British restaurant in The Arch London HotelWhere: 50 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7FDWhy you should go there: Because you can reliably take everyone from your mother-in-law to your best mateFavourite thing we ate: The steakTaking its name from the 1950’s district dialing code for Marylebone, this central London hotel restaurant attracts guests and Londoners alike, thanks to its traditional best of British menu. The décor is sleek; silver and greys with deep plum-coloured seating, softly lit by industrial lighting, which is reflected in the many glossy surfaces. It feels like a hotel restaurant – which may put some off – […]

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