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Openings & Launches

Shaking It Up In The World of Burgers

Get your burger on, Westfield Stratford! Yes tomorrow sees the grand opening of Shake Shack’s second London location on the shopping mall’s ‘the street’. First UK venue, Covent Garden is proving something of an institution since its launch a couple of years ago so we’re super excited about this second venue and we’re sure hungry shoppers will be too. The modern day “roadside” burger joint is known for its 100% all-natural, antibiotic-free Angus beef burgers, griddled flat-top dogs, fresh-made frozen custard and crispy crinkle cut fries.  Its new incarnation will feature recyclable and sustainable materials including table tops made from […]

Openings & Launches

Icetank Launches Kitchen

Today sees the launch of the Icetank Kitchen in Covent Garden.  Before you ask no it’s not an actual ice tank,  ice and ovens don’t go particularly well together, it would be melting all over the place which is less than ideal. Rather, it is the latest offering from the blank canvas studio Icetank in Covent Garden. The Kitchen which has kindly been given by the team over at Miele will focus on healthy living workshops, food demonstrations and inspirational classes as well as pop-ups from leading London restaurants. And let’s be honest  with a  new superfood seemingly introduced every […]

Reviews

Foundation Bar Review

What: The Willy Wonka of cocktails in an underground bar Where: 5 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA Why You Should Go There: For the wildest and wackiest selection of cocktails Favourite Thing We Drank: The Morning Glory (Absolut orient apple vodka, alcoholic yoghurt, honey, blackberries, strawberry jam and cranberry juice) it was creamy and sweet without being sickly. It’s worth mentioning that title of favourite thing we drank should not be overlooked as there was plenty (seriously plenty of competition) not only with the copious options on the menu but as in we worked our way through a sizeable chunk of them. Foundation […]

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Reviews

Foundation Bar Review

What: The Willy Wonka of cocktails in an underground bar Where: 5 Langley Street, London WC2H 9JA Why You Should Go There: For the wildest and wackiest selection of cocktails Favourite Thing We Drank: The Morning Glory (Absolut orient apple vodka, alcoholic yoghurt, honey, blackberries, strawberry jam and cranberry juice) it was creamy and sweet without being sickly. It’s worth mentioning that title of favourite thing we drank should not be overlooked as there was plenty (seriously plenty of competition) not only with the copious options on the menu but as in we worked our way through a sizeable chunk of them. Foundation […]

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Guides

Celebrate The Chelsea Flower Show – Without Actually Going

Arguably the most famous flower show in the world, The Chelsea Flower show is a five day horticultural celebration showcasing the best and wackiest of England’s floral displays (a mini cooper made of flowers anyone?) from 19-23rd May. If you don’t manage to make it down to the show, then there are plenty of other ways to celebrate this staple of the social calendar…any excuse for an outing, right? Check out our list of the best ways to celebrate below! Cocktails at Benares Mayfair Indian restaurant Benares brings you a range of floral cocktails and an afternoon tea inspired by […]

Openings & Launches

The Handbook Meets The Gladwin Brothers

Having grown up in West Sussex with an idyllic childhood of foraging and climbing trees; brothers, Richard and Oliver Gladwin knew from a young age that they would end up in the food industry. And so they did, opening the much loved, The Shed in Notting Hill in 2012 and following it up with Rabbit in Chelsea in 2014. The Handbook caught up with them to chat nose-to-tail cooking, favourite restaurants and foraging:  Who would you invite to a dinner party and why? Richard Gladwin:  Danny Myers, one of the leaders in modern restaurateurs. Oliver Gladwin:   Ranulph Fiennes, I imagine […]

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Mews Of Mayfair

What: Afternoon delight with unlimited Veuve ClicquotWhere: 10 Lancashire CourtWhy you should go there: To complete your lifeFavourite thing we ate: Macaroons It was my fault – I should’ve delved deeper than Google Maps, which told me the location of the restaurant was 10 Bond Street, it turns out it is 10 Lancashire court. Finding it was a testing experience to be compared to the likes of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award. Can I put this on my C.V? After half an hour of running around, stressed and sweaty – I had finally found my destination. Mews of Mayfair. It just […]

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Mews Of Mayfair

What: Afternoon delight with unlimited Veuve ClicquotWhere: 10 Lancashire CourtWhy you should go there: To complete your lifeFavourite thing we ate: Macaroons It was my fault – I should’ve delved deeper than Google Maps, which told me the location of the restaurant was 10 Bond Street, it turns out it is 10 Lancashire court. Finding it was a testing experience to be compared to the likes of the Duke of Edinburgh’s award. Can I put this on my C.V? After half an hour of running around, stressed and sweaty – I had finally found my destination. Mews of Mayfair. It just […]

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News

Caravan Hosts Fundraising Feast for Nepal

Usually, the only disaster you hear about in a restaurant is some poor customer’s food turning up an hour late and stone cold. But Caravan Exmouth Market is going above and beyond to help improve the lives of people who are facing a real catastrophe. On Sunday 17th May, Caravan Exmouth Market is hosting a Nepalese Feast evening, a three-course meal inspired by Nepalese cuisine, to raise money for the victims of the recent earthquakes in Nepal. Wonderfully, all the ingredients have been donated high-quality, local producers, creating a mouth-watering menu including Welsh Mutton curry with cucumber pickle, creamy coconut lentils and […]

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5 of The Best Bottomless Brunches

The morning after the night before, it sure ain’t pretty and no one wants to be there but yet we always are…every week. You have two choices when it comes to this stomach churning situation – crawl into the foetal position and die a little bit or shake yourself and look for the the cure. The Handbook prefer to look for the cure, this is usually a tastier and more effective method. So here are the hangouts that will tide your fragile body over until Monday morning… Villandry Centrally located in S.t James Park this is the perfect stop of […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Source, Battersea

What: Wholesome locally sourced foodWhere: BatterseaWhy You Should Go There: For casual, fresh food. Favourite Thing We Ate: Sweet potato gnocchi Battersea is widely known for its landmark power station and ever-popular dog’s home, so top restaurants aren’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of this South London district. However, the restaurant Source, with its emphasis on showcasing wholesome locally sourced food, is a great addition to the Battersea scene. In line with the restaurant’s premise of keeping things local and healthy, the menu is adapted every season to highlight the best of fresh British produce and prides itself […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Source, Battersea

What: Wholesome locally sourced foodWhere: BatterseaWhy You Should Go There: For casual, fresh food. Favourite Thing We Ate: Sweet potato gnocchi Battersea is widely known for its landmark power station and ever-popular dog’s home, so top restaurants aren’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of this South London district. However, the restaurant Source, with its emphasis on showcasing wholesome locally sourced food, is a great addition to the Battersea scene. In line with the restaurant’s premise of keeping things local and healthy, the menu is adapted every season to highlight the best of fresh British produce and prides itself […]

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