Way back when, the humble burger was usually one of the worst things you could order: greasy mystery meat shoved between two questionable buns. London’s food revolution has changed everything, and the burger has been transformed into something beautiful, restaurants compete to have the most delicious and often outrageous and we are loving it. The 27th August is Mr Hyde’s National Burger Day – so here are some of London’s best burgers for you to tuck into.
Pop-up is definitely starting to feel like a very over-used term but who cares when there are some absolute gems out there waiting to be discovered. Traditionally the reserve of hipster hangouts like Dalston and Shoreditch, the pop-up is becoming increasingly popular across our glorious capital. Whether you’re looking for seafood on a boat, an inner-city Eden or the chance to brush up on your DIY while sipping a Pilsner, we’ve got the definitive guide to some of London’s very best pop-ups.
Steak and beer it’s a match made in drink and food heaven, isn’t it? Jessica Simmons and Daniel Nathan agree anyway as they are opening Beef & Brew this month in Kentish Town. A modern interpretation of a traditional steak house, they are focusing on good quality, affordable, unpretentious steaks and so are embracing the rumps, flat irons and onglet cuts. These will be found on the menu alongside other beef dishes including salt brisket with leeks and mustard cream, short ribs will make up the filling in a gravy soaked and cheese covered classic French Dip Bun which sounds […]
Between them they have Mahiki, Steam & Rye, Whisky Mist and Cirque Le Soir and now club connoisseurs Nick House, Ryan Bish and Tom Berg have joined forces to create Drama. Emulating the party spirit of Studio 54, you’ll want to leave your inhibitions at the door when you head to Drama – no nerves or wall flowers here please. An explosion of colour, art, fashion and outrageous entertainment is coming together to create a world of pure hedonism, indulgence and escapism. Scratch and sniff wallpaper will line the walls, neon trolleys and supermarket baskets will form part of the […]
Warning – if you don’t like heights, then stop reading now. Do like heights? Let’s continue, arguably the most extreme pop-up, London in the Sky is returning this month for a two week feast in the sky. And when we say in the sky we don’t just mean on a roof terrace, oh no, we mean suspended in the air a whopping 25 metres high. Taking place at South Bank, diners can go for breakfast, lunch, dinner and Champagne Taittinger flights, with the menu created by top British chefs including Dan Doherty of Duck and Waffle, Mark Sargeant of Morden […]
Do you consider a morning on the underground in rush-hour an epic odyssey? Is going without WiFi for four hours on a cross country train something you consider a life and death matter? Well, if we’re honest, you’re not alone. However, it’s time for us great big pansies to learn what real adventure is, by going along to an evening with the risk-taking (read: insane) Turner Twins, at Mr Foggs. As part of Mr Fogg’s explorers’ series, the Mayfair bar will welcome Hugo and Ross Turner, the twins who have dedicated their lives enduring physically and mentally challenging expeditions around […]
When you find yourself on a Friday evening being scrubbed down, half naked by an attractive blonde lady, you know your evening has gone well. But this is nothing sordid I’m afraid, I have signed up for an Energising & Detoxifying Body Renewal treatment in the M Spa at M by Montcalm and am simply enjoying a good pampering.For some reason there’s nothing more relaxing than being exfoliated by Himalayan Salt Crystals, perhaps my inner masochist is coming out as I found the scratchier, the better. After a hard day at the office, slaving away at my desk (in case […]
Have you ever made the mistake of visiting somewhere you normal frequent for drinks at night, during the day? You’re suddenly very aware of the smell, the slightly sticky floor and there is no way you’d used those loos when you’re sober. Luckily none of that happened when we decided to head to Radio Rooftop Bar one Saturday morning. Normally the place we’d choose to go to for drinks after work, soaking up the alcohol and London skyline in equal measures, to a soundtrack of Ibiza beats. They’ve recently launch their new brunch menu and finding ourselves in need of […]
Did you know there is soon to be a major sporting event in London? You might have heard of this tournament happening in Twickenham, nothing too big, just the Rugby World Cup. Of course you’ve heard. To celebrate the Rib Room Bar & Restaurant at Jumeirah Carlton Tower is celebrating with a rugby inspired menu which you must try, we’ve started off subtly with the puns. Head Chef, Ian Rudge has sourced ingredients from around the world to create dishes for England, Ireland, France, Scotland, Wales, Argentina, Australia and New Zealand. If you want to tackle all of the menu […]
Think back to when you were 13 and wanted to go to the local circus with your mates, because that’s where all the cool kids were going. Your Mum probably told you to be careful and not to run away and join the circus as part of some insane motorbikes-over-people’s heads act. Well, here at The Handbook, we’re not exactly ones for listening to our mothers, so we suggest you lose all your inhibitions and join the fun of this modern day London circus! Acoustic Sunday has teamed up with Sunday Circus to bring you an absurd afternoon of fatuous […]
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