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Craft London: Best of British

At just 30 years old Stevie Parle is already an acclaimed chef, restauranteur author, food writer and TV presenter and now he has just announced the arrival of Craft London opening at the end of April at the Greenwich Peninsula (it makes us wonder what we might achieve if we forgo our Netflix obsession). Designed by the Design Research Studio and under the creative direction of Tom Dixon, Craft London (which started off as a café and roastery in October of last year) is now getting a bar and restaurant which will be focusing on creating world class quality products. […]

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The Ultimate Guide To London’s Event Planners

Put your hand up if you love parties? Exactly all of us. How many of us can host the perfect party, organise where the band are going to sit, can whip up 300 canapés and source a life-sized Kylie Minogue cake, complete with chocolate wings? Not so many.  It’s time to call in the professionals, London’s event planners. From the kind of parties we could only dream of as a child to the most outrageous requests. 

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Hot New Lunch Menu At Scarfes Bar

While we’re embracing that lukewarm transaction between winter and summer Scarfes Bar have been working on a new lunch menu to keep you feeling hot! Head Chef – Palash Mitra – has created some ultimate comfort dishes to put some colour in your cheeks. Mitra uses a range of of local ingredients and also sources fair trade premium spices from a number of growers in India. The lunch menu offers a variety of culinary delights including Memne Chaanp (Lamb Chops with Ginger and Mint) and Aloo Gobhi Mattar (Cauliflower, Marrowfat Peas and Potatoes, Asafoetida and Coriander). Evenings present a mixture […]

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Openings & Launches

Tartufi and Friends: Truffle Hunting

If there is one ingredient that gets us a little giddy with excitement when we see it on the menu then it’s truffle (and for once it’s not the chocolate variety) so you can imagine how happy we were when we heard Harrods is opening Tartufi & Friends, a whole restaurant dedicated to it, opening this April. Opening on the lower ground floor, Tartufi & Friends, which has flagship restaurants in Rome and Milan, will be serving up truffle in creative ways – truffle martini anyone?  Or what about a Margarita with white truffle salt? Dishes will also include tartare […]

Openings & Launches

Return of the Roof Gardens Gardening Club

Winter has broke and summer is in the air. The snow drops have popped up to say hello and the tulips aren’t far behind. Time to get out the summer sun dress, cosmopolitans and…gardening gloves. Or even better, all three at once! Look no further than The Roof Gardens’ Gardening Club which returns on the 12th of July 2015. If you want the fairest garden in all the land come and listen to Paul Hervey-Brookes who will be there to cover the techniques used to create award winning gardens. This gardening guru has created show gardens  at Chelsea Flower show […]

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Chick ‘n’ Sours: Proper Fried Chicken

Think fried chicken and you probably think of the end of a night out, sitting on those flimsy red plastic chairs as you drunkenly work your way through a box of grease. Well your opinion of fried chicken is set to change next month as Kingsland Road welcomes Chick ‘n’ Sours which is going to raise the bar. Brought to you by pop-up extraordinnaire Carl Clarke the guy behind East London projects such as God Save the Clam and Rock Lobsta, Chick ‘n’ Sours will be serving up free range, herb – fed chicken, sour cocktails, pretty epic sides and […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Pin Drop Presents William Boyd

Alcohol, literature and a best-selling author. What more could you ask for on Wednesday 1st of April? It sounds too good to be true but this is no April fool. BAFTA 195 Piccadilly, the home of the British Academy of Film and Telvsion Arts is hosting its first Pin Drop event with best selling author William Boyd who is author of the newest James Bond novel – Solo. His works also include Any Human Heart, The New Confessions, Waiting for Sunrise. Boyd will kick of with one of his short stories in the David Lean room which will be followed […]

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Our Guide to Top Wedding Venues

Any girl who uses Pinterest is bound to have that one board that you pray your new boyfriend will not lock eyes on, that said board is a shrine to your future nuptials. It is the ‘wedding board’ which will only reach its full potential when that ring is placed on your left hand. Whether you are single or the sound of wedding bells are very much in the air, here at The Handbook, we are under the impression that is never too early to get planning and as such have compiled a list of our favourite London wedding venues…as […]

Seasonal & Celebrations

Our Guide to Top Wedding Venues

Any girl who uses Pinterest is bound to have that one board that you pray your new boyfriend will not lock eyes on, that said board is a shrine to your future nuptials. It is the ‘wedding board’ which will only reach its full potential when that ring is placed on your left hand. Whether you are single or the sound of wedding bells are very much in the air, here at The Handbook, we are under the impression that is never too early to get planning and as such have compiled a list of our favourite London wedding venues…as […]

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Forget Beer it’s all About Rugby and Wine

So we may have lost the chance of the Grand Slam, but we could still win the Six Nations (just lots of positive thinking and points should do it) and hey we won the Calcutta Cup so there is at least that. All will be decided this weekend when we take on France.  And with their (and our) love of wine what better way to start the afternoon off than with wine tasting? Leave the hordes around the stadium to their pints and join Quintessentially Wine for something a little more refined. They’ve hired the house opposite the stadium and […]

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Openings & Launches

Berber & Q: Haggeston gets a grilling

It’s quite a feat to come up with a resto name that’s a pun without being a) so clever that no one gets it or b) eye-wateringly banal. Fortunately Josh Katz’s Berber & Q (grilled North African cuisine) has struck a happy medium. Opening next month within the railway arches of Haggerston, the venue takes influence from London, Marrakesh, Istanbul, Tel Aviv and New York. Katz (Galvin Bistrot de Luxe, Ottolenghi and Zest) grew up in North London with all its falafel shops and Shawarma houses and has also explored Turkey’s Mangal restaurants, the food stalls of Jmaa al Fna […]

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