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Fishdog Pop-up

Normally seen at street food markets, festivals and of course in the signature 1971 Citroen H Van, Fishdog from Mark Hix is staying put (well for three weeks) with the start of their residency at Farringdon’s much loved pub, The Hat and Tun next week. Running every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evening from the 29th July – 14th August, they’ll be serving up seriously good seafood but with their comfort food twist. You’ll find a selection of their signature dishes including spicy crab chips and the cheekily named Holy F***ed fish balls, croquettes served with spicy mayonnaise made from another […]

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Yeah! Burger opens in Shoreditch

Everyone loves burgers right? It’s common knowledge that when there’s a new burger residency in town, everyone’s going to be talking about it and this week sees the launch of Yeah! Burger’s third residency. Following on from serving up burgers in Kings Cross and Hackney owners Adam Creissen and Scott Hopkins be heading over to Shoreditch’s Strongroom Bar and Kitchen for a year-long residency. They’re launching a new menu which will focus on fresh seasonal produce, side dishes , a dedicated salad menu and of course burgers. These aren’t just any burgers though, they aren’t just your standard bacon and […]

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Alcoholic Architecture

The thing about technology is that it’s made us all pretty lazy people. Emojis have replaced actual sentences and Snapchat just updated their app so that you only have to tap the screen to view snaps, rather than hold down your finger. Now it would seem that even lifting a drink is too much effort for us, and to be honest, we’re not really complaining. This summer, the creative (read: insane) people behind Bompas & Parr are opening a bar that’s filled with alcohol vapour and swaying patrons. Rather than getting a little too merry the old fashioned way, all […]

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Corrigan’s Mayfair – What We Thought

The Handbook recently reviewed Richard Corrigan’s restaurant Bentley’s and as we are all about being inclusive, we decided it was only right that we also reviewed its sister venue, Corrigan’s…nothing to do with the promise of more food, we swear. Corrigan’s is an upmarket venue in Mayfair and I was excited to return to the venue after not having eaten there for a while. It is safe to say that I was not disappointed and left feeling impressed and oh so full. Richard Corrigan is a renowned and multi-award winning chef who has been cooking since he was a youngster. […]

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Top 6 Fitness Events

5 fitness and food clubs in London 2015 is the year of eating clean, getting fit and thinking about our health in general. From Deliciously Ella and Madeleine Shaw to Honestly Healthy and Hemsley & Hemsley, it’s not just clean eating cookbooks and blogs that are a focus, but fun fitness as well – think disco-inspired spinning classes, rooftop yoga with a view and fashionable running clubs. And a few savvy restaurants have noticed the trend, teaming up with different gyms and studios to offer exclusive healthy brunches, lunches and supper clubs. We’ve rounded-up our pick of the best below: […]

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Cuban Garden Terrace At Boisdale!

If you weren’t satisfied with your weekend city break in Europe, or you didn’t manage to go on holiday this summer (we really hope not!) then why not escape to a beautiful foreign land, without all the hassle of packing and passport control. This summer, you can experience a taste of Cuba without actually having to leave the country, thanks to the new Cuban garden terrace at Boisdale! Based in Canary Wharf, the terrace promises a night of flowing mojitos and daiquiris, the smell of Cuban street food (and cigar smoke) lots of salsa and mambo dancing. Guests are likely […]

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5 of the Best London Beaches

London: a great city, or the greatest? We all know the answer. Yet if there’s one thing London is missing, something that other cities like Barcelona, Miami and Rio de Janeiro can boast, it’s a beach. But it looks like the Big Smoke is finally catching up. Urban beaches have finally stepped up a level to become a serious weekend option. And since it’s summer, why not check out one of these London beaches?

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5 of the Best London Beaches

London: a great city, or the greatest? We all know the answer. Yet if there’s one thing London is missing, something that other cities like Barcelona, Miami and Rio de Janeiro can boast, it’s a beach. But it looks like the Big Smoke is finally catching up. Urban beaches have finally stepped up a level to become a serious weekend option. And since it’s summer, why not check out one of these London beaches?

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Storeys Rooftop Pop Up

If you haven’t noticed from some of our previous blogs and guides, The Handbook loves rooftop parties and hangouts. This is because escaping the madness of the city and taking in stunning views of London in the sunshine is just a whole lot of fun. The latest one to come about for summer is Storeys Rooftop pop up – a food experience from event production company Afternoon Delight LDN. Storeys will be located on top of the iconic former BBC Car Park at Television Centre in White City. A summer terrace hotspot, Storeys will be a cultural hub, featuring striking artwork, tasty […]

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Maggie’s At Bluebird: An 80’s Summer In Chelsea

Everybody loves the 80’s, the decade of WTF fashion – yes, we mean giant shoulder pads, big hair and neon leg warmers. However, there’s something secretly great about all those fashion faux-pas and the music of the moment. This month, Bluebird is helping you fulfil all your 80’s cravings teaming up with the 1980’s-inspired nightclub Maggie’s, to create an 80’s summer in Chelsea. The collaborating duo will be hosting the ultimate retro pop-up bar, complete with Rubick’s cube tables, bean bag chairs, ‘80’s arcade games and a line-up of DJ’s from Wednesday to Saturday playing hit ’80’s tunes! So start practising […]

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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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