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Rextail Review

On one of those truly grey nights that only London can produce, Mayfair restaurant Rextail seemed the perfect place for The Handbook to hide out in. Shouldered in between Brown’s hotel and the Royal Arcade on Albermarle Street we headed down a small flight of stairs and into a chicly lit basement space where our coats were taken and we suddenly remembered the perfect cure for drizzly nights – cocktails, tapas and a healthy dose of people watching. Luckily Rextail offered all three. Seated at one of the individual place settings along an enormous black bar we took in what […]

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The Handbook Competition

The Handbook has teamed up with Zomato and is giving away an £80 bar tab at The Dorchester to one lucky person! The Dorchester is known for its luxurious style and is a favourite amongst A list celebrities. The bar boasts food treats like Goujons of plaice, Wagyu burger and a Mosaic of octopus. Let’s not forget about the sweeter end of the menu with dessert options like Marinated strawberries with lemon sorbet, and Deep pan chocolate pizza. The bar of course also offers an extensive list of vintage wines, classic cocktails and stunning champagnes. All you need to do […]

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Dirty Bones Review

Dirty Bones is a restaurant full of surprises, from its location in High Street Kensington where it is hidden away like a speakeasy, to the menu, which seems simple at first glance but hides very indepth preparation.  We almost didn’t see the entrance as it only takes up a couple of doors width but once we had made our way down the darkened stairs we were surprised at how big it was, enough room for a bar and seating area plus a decent sized restaurant. The bar serves cutely named drinks like Deputy Dog and Mutt’s Nuts but the unsurprisingly […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Dirty Bones Review

Dirty Bones is a restaurant full of surprises, from its location in High Street Kensington where it is hidden away like a speakeasy, to the menu, which seems simple at first glance but hides very indepth preparation.  We almost didn’t see the entrance as it only takes up a couple of doors width but once we had made our way down the darkened stairs we were surprised at how big it was, enough room for a bar and seating area plus a decent sized restaurant. The bar serves cutely named drinks like Deputy Dog and Mutt’s Nuts but the unsurprisingly […]

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London’s Wedding Venues

London might have lost out on the ‘city of love’ title to Paris, it might not be Venice, but the beauty and history of its most distinguished buildings give it an undeniable romantic air, a charm, a certain je ne sais quoi, and with wedding season approaching The Handbook is giving you a heads up on some of the best wedding venues in London, encompassing grandeur, history, stunning views and glorious gardens. Trinity House With a rich history in sea fare spanning over 500 years, Trinity House, overlooks the Tower of London and down onto the Thames, meaning not only […]

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London’s Wedding Venues

London might have lost out on the ‘city of love’ title to Paris, it might not be Venice, but the beauty and history of its most distinguished buildings give it an undeniable romantic air, a charm, a certain je ne sais quoi, and with wedding season approaching The Handbook is giving you a heads up on some of the best wedding venues in London, encompassing grandeur, history, stunning views and glorious gardens. Trinity House With a rich history in sea fare spanning over 500 years, Trinity House, overlooks the Tower of London and down onto the Thames, meaning not only […]

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Devaux Champagne Dinner At Plateau

Join Plateau as they unite with Devaux Champagne for another of their famous wine dinners. Recently voted as one of the ‘top trending champagnes’, to taste this upcomer on the champagne scene in what is guaranteed to be a night of fine dining.  Created by head chef Allan Pickett, Plateau’s  four course menu features dishes that will balance delicately with  the individually selected champagnes for each course. Guests can start with a tartare of Loch Duart salmon, chives, salmon caviar and pickled cucumber with a Collection D- Le Rose before winding through to a raspbery and white chocolate delice where the […]

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Holi Celebrations at Carom

Despairing at what is looking to be an eternal winter? Never fear, as the Indian festival of Holi is just around the corner to brighten up our March for good! Head down to Soho based Pan-Indian restaurant Carom to sample their vibrant new menu in honour of the Hindu festival of colour.  Between the 17th and 21st of March specially designed ‘Holi Lunch Boxes’ will be on offer including a variety of small dishes that will  make an interesting alternative to your usual lunchtime fare. Created by executive chef Vishnu Natarajan the boxes will include a purple Dhaba Salad with […]

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London Fashion Week

Stop the press, put down the bouquet it isn't just Valentine's Day today, no it is also the start of one of London's most prestigious events – London Fashion Week. As the teeming hordes flock to London dressed in their finest to watch the models as they so effortlessly saunter down the catwalk, we won't just be getting exciting about the fashion but also the parties, the events and inspired cocktails. So here are some of our favourite from mankini cocktails, to guilt free pizzas and wild closing parties!  Benares Michelin – star Mayfair restaurant Benares, is spreading the Fashion […]

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Wedding Journey At St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel

Officially hailed as ‘the most romantic building in London’, where better than the St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel to start your wedding planning for 2014 ? Take the chance to see whether the venue is right for you with the hotel's all encompassing 'Wedding Journey' that will display their full wedding package.  During this journey, couples will be able to visit the hotel’s key event spaces and be able to ask the planners any questions they might have about the venue. The tour will include the prime photograph location of the Grand Suitcase before being led through to The Gallery where […]

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