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The World’s Most Incredible Restaurant Views

Sometimes just good food and great service simply aren’t enough; the gourmands amongst us want our mealtimes to be memorable on every level. For truly unforgettable culinary experiences, check out our selection of international restaurants with spectacular views.   Club Del Doge, Venice What: Stunning Views Of The Grand Canal Why: Perched on the Grand Canal, the 15th century palazzo hotel The Gritti Palace occupies one of the very finest spots in Venice, and with a terrace overlooking the magnificent Salute church, the hotel’s fine dining restaurant, Club Del Doge, could hardly be better situated. Serving authentic Venetian cuisine in […]

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10 Insanely Beautiful Irish Castle Hotels

Ireland; the land of four leaf clovers, Game of Thrones settings and a whole load of Guinness. And, if you’re feeling like having a Harry and Meghan moment, there are some pretty awesome castles you can stay in too! From Gothic and ghostly castles to venues seeped in Irish history, it’s...

Best Brunches

A Bunch Of Brunches

Brunch; it’s that time of day we rid ourselves of last night’s debauchery by downing Bloody Mary’s, and feast our appetites and Insta feeds on avocado on toast like it’s going out of fashion. Knowing that there’s a bunch of brunch addicts in every single one of us...

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The Handbook has teamed up with L’Ortolan, Reading’s only Michelin star restaurant to offer one lucky winner a meal for two, from their Gourmond Menu plus a glass of wine each.

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Better Sex And Where To Eat It

Before you drop the needle on the Ginuwine record, put the champagne on the rocks and spread the rose petals over the duvet, you’re going to need to grab a shucking knife and step over to the stove… because foreplay starts in the kitchen. Food as a route to sexual lust and pleasure is a...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Are You Being Served? The Best Department Store Restaurants

Don’t get me wrong, I could waffle up Ikea meatballs until the cows (and pigs, inexplicably they’re made from both) come home, but that’s not quite what we’re talking about here. The department store in-house restaurant has come a long way since it was a case of grab a...

Health & Wellness

Everything You Need To Know About ASMR

ASMR aka ‘brain tingles’ or ‘braingasms’ are trending more than the Ellen Degeneres Oscar’s selfie did at present. But what on earth is it? Well, simply put, ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response and relates to the feelings people experience as a result of certain...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Your Guide To International Women’s Day 2019

Friday the 8th of March will see International Women’s Day return for another year, eliciting hundreds of global events, marches and talks across the globe. The roots of International Women’s Day lie in the Suffragette Movement, where the first “National Women’s Day” occurred, which...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

The Most Pinteresting Places To Get Married

Wedding season is here! Whether you’re planning sophisticated city nuptials, a whimsical garden reception or a laid-back pub celebration, London actually offers something for everyone. Here is our guide to wedding venues in the city – your Pinterest dreams can come true after all…

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The 12 New Cocktail Menus Shaking Up London

If you often find yourself sitting at your desk wondering why every hour can’t be cocktail o’clock then, dear Handbooker, you are very much like us. However, courtesy of some whopping London bars whizzing up some brand new cocktail offerings, every hour can be cocktail o’clock...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

21 Of The Most Unusual Places To Eat

There’s something incredibly British about eccentricity. When we hear about John Mytton, who arrived at a dinner party riding his pet bear, or John Churchill, the WW2 officer who fought the Germans with his bow and arrow and a broadsword, we smile and indulge. This would cause consternation...

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

London’s Most Fashionable Afternoon Tea Returns

It’s known in the fashion and food community that if you’re hunting for a designer-based afternoon tea you’re going to want to strut your sassy stuff down to Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley Victoria Beckham afternoon tea here or if you’re into fashion just as much as we are then here are 28 catwalks to see at this year’s London Fashion Week.

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Best Brunches

Get Stuffed: 8 All-You-Can-Eat Brunches

Calling all Augustus Gloops and Bruce Bogtrotters, this one is for you. Unlimited brunches, where eating as much as you can is the name of the game. From unlimited bbq to small plates inspired by Tel Aviv, here are 8 of the best brunches where you can indulge your inner glutton.

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