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Openings & Launches

London’s Healthiest Restaurant Opens

Good Life Eatery: it’s the thing that clean-eating, healthy-living, Instagram- taking dreams are made of and following on from the success of the first Chelsea branch, the team are back with the second café opening in Marylebone. Created by Yasmine Larizadeh and Shirin Kouros, Good Life Eatery is all about fast, casual and healthy dining – it’s the sort of place where you can gorge yourself silly and still walk out guilt-free (although when it comes to food we all know that you should never really feel guilty). It’s the sort of place where you could probably inhale your five […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Everything’s Changing in Paradise

West London gastropub, Paradise, has appointed Cat Ashton as its new Head Chef to mark the beginning of spring. Ashton was previously Head Chef at Petersham Nurseries, so you know the pub is in good hands. A new chef is not the restaurant’s only recent change, as they have recently debuted a newly refurbished dining room, with garden and front bar on the ground floor, alongside a first floor private dining room and conservatory. This makes it perfect for the hot summer nights, drinking away pretending that it isn’t only Wednesday and you don’t have to get up at 6 […]

News

6 Places You Have To Visit In Wandsworth

Wandsworth is a town filled with plenty of delightful places to shop and eat. There’s probably more places to eat than shop, but it’s safe to say that we’re ok with that. Plus, The Handbook offices are situated within this very place, so it’s basically a mecca for all things trendy and fabulous. Check out our guide to the top things to do in Wandsworth below… The Best Place for Breakfast: Brew Café   What: Brew Café Why: This eatery offers a great selection of breakfast goodies, that are enough to keep you full of energy for your day of […]

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What to do This Weekend

6 Places You Have To Visit In Wandsworth

Wandsworth is a town filled with plenty of delightful places to shop and eat. There’s probably more places to eat than shop, but it’s safe to say that we’re ok with that. Plus, The Handbook offices are situated within this very place, so it’s basically a mecca for all things trendy and fabulous. Check out our guide to the top things to do in Wandsworth below…

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Reviews

Joe’s Southern Kitchen Review

Joe’s Southern Kitchen has just extended its Creole inspired food from Covent Garden to a new venue location in Kentish Town, North London. It seems like an unusual area choice as on first appearance it comes across quite derelict, although it has been described as an up and coming town so maybe not all hope is lost. Once inside Joe’s though it’s a totally different story with the brand spanking new décor taking its inspiration from the deep south of the US with red leather booths, a wooden bar and exposed bricks. There are not enough restaurants like this in […]

Reviews

Joe’s Southern Kitchen Review

Joe’s Southern Kitchen has just extended its Creole inspired food from Covent Garden to a new venue location in Kentish Town, North London. It seems like an unusual area choice as on first appearance it comes across quite derelict, although it has been described as an up and coming town so maybe not all hope is lost. Once inside Joe’s though it’s a totally different story with the brand spanking new décor taking its inspiration from the deep south of the US with red leather booths, a wooden bar and exposed bricks. There are not enough restaurants like this in […]

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Innocent Smoothie Festival

Come the second Bank Holiday weekend in May we’ll be hitting innocent unplugged, a free, off-grid festival in a secret magical forest location free from, gulp, social media and WiFi. Heck there isn’t even any traditional electricity. But don’t worry, a silent festival wouldn’t be much fun so all power will be generated by solar power or people power (pedals to giant hamster wheels in case you’re wondering). Expect great music from headline acts such as The Correspondents and Norman Jay, lycra-legged dance-offs with old school classic Mr. Motivator, inspiring speakers like Kids Company founder Camila Batmanghelidjh, Liberty London Girl […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Turn Up The Heat With The London Capital Club

We, at The Handbook, love a bit of spice in our lives no matter what form it comes in. We loved posh spice back in the nineties and we loved chinese five spice back in the noughties – which turned our suppers from zero to hero. But now that we are a more sophisticated bunch of babes we have a new kind of spice to get all hot and bothered about. London Capital Club is popping the cap on their latest series of pops ups which are running from the 27th April – 27th July at The Walbrook Grill. Internatinoally […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Ambam hits London!

If you’ve had enough of Facebook, have never used Google+ (because let’s be honest, who has?) and feel like Instagram is no longer fulfilling your foodie needs, then we have a great new social media for you to try! Ambam is the first ever social network exclusively for London dwellers and its aim is to connect folk across the land of London through their common interests (other than Game of Thrones) and also give them some cool rewards along the way. Personally, we never say no to a freebie, however,  Ambam’s treats look far cooler than a personalised rubber stamp […]

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Mr Fogg’s Presents Antique Night

Victorian-inspired Mayfair bar, Mr Fogg’s is inviting its guests to learn about some fascinating antiques, as well as have their own family heirlooms valued, at a special event with TV antiques expert, David Harper. Mr Harper will inspect guest’s items with the hope of finding some hidden treasures and he will also reveal the stories behind the items as well as answering any audience questions. Mr Harper will also award one of his own limited edition ‘London prints’ to the most interesting or extraordinary object of the night. Mr Fogg’s is an antiques haven in itself, full of unique collectibles […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

St Pancras Competition: The Year of Beer!

Whether it be beer or ale, traditional alcohol is definitely the current hipster tipple of choice. So if you want to get ahead on the social scene, you need to become a beer connoisseur, and quickly. What better way to impress your new, bearded friends, then by being the proud owner of a years’ worth of beers? For the next two months, the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel is offering the exclusive opportunity to re-design the bottle label of their famous St Pancras Beer, which is a craft beer brewed exclusively for the hotel by a microbrewery. In order to enter […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Asia De Cuba Launch New Menu

Last night, The Handbook was treated to a preview of the new Asia de Cuba menu at the St Martin’s Lane Hotel. Headed by Chef Luis, this innovative menu fuses the unlikely pairing of Asian and Cuban cuisine, with some very tasty results! The evening began with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, including savoury churros and red ceviche. A special mention must go the super attentive and professional serving staff, who were at the ready with napkins for me, after I’d stuffed my face with a tasty churro. We also had a fantastic waiter at our table, who filled my glass […]

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