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5 of London’s Best Pizza Places

Here at The Handbook, we love pizza: perfect for informal first dates, hangover meals, girly catch-ups with a bottle of wine or enjoyed cold the next morning from the comfort of ones sofa (that’s what doggy bags are for, no?!). The Handbook is yet to meet anyone who’s not a fan. So we thought we’d round-up the best pizza places in the capital to go and get yours, whether you’re East, West, North, South or Central.  North: Amici Miei, Muswell Hill What: Traditional Italian pizza and home-cookingWhy: Amici Miei’s sourdough pizzas are as authentic as it gets, and wonderfully affordable. […]

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Killing Kittens Parties For The Sexual Elite

I don’t know about you but whenever we use to hear of the term Killing Kittens we thought of fluffy little animals suffering a dire death. But that is definitely not what this is….how naïve of us. Killings Kittens has been running in London for about 10 years now and is branded as private sex parties for the world’s sexual elite. The club was founded by Kate Middleton’s school pal – Emma Sayle. Sounds intimidating? Well lets just say it’s not for the faint hearted… In this pro-feminist era Killing Kittens works for women as they are unapologetic about the pursuit of […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Tart’s Kitchen Pop-Up

This one is for all you tarts out there!   Tart’s kitchen pop-up is introducing an all day menu, which includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. The menu sports delectable items such as asian seared fillet of beef salad and from personal experience we can say that the white chocolate and cardamom pot is absolutely dreamy. Tart’s was founded by Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones who are big news already. These gals have cooked for some of the hottest names in London town including Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne. Their portfolio also consists of  designers such as Versace, Valentino, and […]

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Openings & Launches

Roofnic: The Latest Rooftop Bar

You only have to take a brief glimpse at Tumblr to know that guys and girls alike wish they led the lives of the Gossip Girl elite, with their endless shopping trips and rooftop parties. It was a sad day for us all when that show ended, but fear not mourners, you can still live the life of Serena et al, by gracing London’s latest rooftop bar. Roofnic is a pop up located in the heart of Central London, offering a peaceful retreat from the crowds of Oxford Street below. Launching just in time for summer, Roofnic is a beautiful and scenic […]

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Openings & Launches

The Handbook meets…The Fabulous Baker Brothers

Tom and Henry Herbert of television’s ‘The Fabulous Baker Brothers: A Bite of Britain’ and, Hobb’s House Bakery and Weber barbecues, have joined forces to encourage the UK to reach out to our neighbours and get together this summer with their Come on Over campaign. The Handbook met up with them to discuss their new project, find out their secret tips for an amazing BBQ and finally discover who their favourite TV chef is. What’s your favourite London restaurant? We really like Koya in Soho. When we are in London we are generally somewhere central meaning there is a lot of choice […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Ice Cream Healthier Than An Apple

Summer is around the corner which means we can up our consumption of ice cream to the next level, (wahey!) however we all know the horrors of refined sugar and processed foods; well we have good news for anyone about to fall off the wagon in the form of Oppo ice cream, a new brand of luxury ice cream where the mini pots have less calories than an apple. Ice cream that is healthier that fruit, the unthinkable has been done! The concept comes from brothers, Charlie and Harry Thuillier, who can boast of winning the most innovative product of […]

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Madeleine Shaw Supper Club

Unless you’ve been living under a rock/ in McDonalds you’ll have noticed that there has been a bit of a food revolution recently, your Instagram is probably full of kale, acai bowls and rooftop yoga, the talk of the office is probably about raw cakes on a Friday and who has the most healthy smoothie blend and we’re not ashamed to say we love it.  It’s all about raw puddings, healthy cakes, cold-pressed juices and replacing the idea of weight loss with being the healthiest and happiest version of ourselves. Along with the likes of Deliciously Ella, Amelia Freer, and […]

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Reviews

113 Restaurant & Bar: Dawat Evening

What: The Law Society’s restaurant and barWhere: Chancery LaneWhy you should go there: For a taste of IndiaFavourite thing we had: Paneer Tikka rolled in Paratha I love Indian food; it’s my number one go to cuisine of choice with flavours coming out the hazoo, so when bar and restaurant, 113 Chancery Lane, invited us down on a special Dawat evening for their Taste of India menu we greedily accepted. After some faffing and cursing at Google Maps we found the venue, looking more like a museum building than a restaurant, but once we had entered the restaurant turned out to be […]

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Reviews

113 Restaurant & Bar: Dawat Evening

What: The Law Society’s restaurant and barWhere: Chancery LaneWhy you should go there: For a taste of IndiaFavourite thing we had: Paneer Tikka rolled in Paratha I love Indian food; it’s my number one go to cuisine of choice with flavours coming out the hazoo, so when bar and restaurant, 113 Chancery Lane, invited us down on a special Dawat evening for their Taste of India menu we greedily accepted. After some faffing and cursing at Google Maps we found the venue, looking more like a museum building than a restaurant, but once we had entered the restaurant turned out to be […]

Openings & Launches

Kansas Smitty’s Opens

Jazz has always been the coolest music genre and that can leave uncool people feeling like it’s not quite for them. Of course, at The Handbook we wouldn’t know what it is like to be uncool, but we do know how to spot a hot new venue and Kansas Smitty’s is exactly that. This is a new jazz and julep bar on Broadway Market and its aim is to be a fun, inclusive venue, dispelling all the myths of jazz being pretentious. Situated in an intimate basement bar, this sixty people capacity bar will be offering up musical delights from […]

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Total Diet Food Review

What: Healthy meals delivered to your door Where: UKWhy you should do it: To help you lose weight without having to put any effort/thought into what you’re eatingFavourite thing we ate: The houmous and the granola So you’ve decided to join the health revolution that is sweeping the country (and London in particular) but need a bit of a kick start? We have just the ticket with Total Diet Food, which couldn’t be easier; they deliver healthy meals (x 3 plus 2 snacks) to your daily so when you wake up your day’s  food ready for you. My kind of package. Although the […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Jones Project: Picnic Pop-Up

Having a picnic in a warm picturesque spot is such a simple and enjoyable thing to do over the summer months. Well, until you hear that dreaded loud rumble in the sky. Thunder only happens when it’s raining, or just about to. Before you know it the heavens have opened and you’re running for cover. Soggy scotch egg anyone?  For a relaxed picnic atmosphere without the worry of our unpredictable downpours head to Shoreditch’s bar and restaurant, The Jones Family Project this summer. They are celebrating the great British Picnic with an indoor picnic popup, set against an impressive ‘sunny […]

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