Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Evelyn’s Table: New Hidden Gem

Evelyn’s Table; the new restaurant that is as intimate as it sounds. What used to be the beer cellar at The Blue Posts in China town has now been transformed into a cosy little dining area. So why should you go? Because it’s going to be the next best little hidden gem. It’s fun and quirky and serves some of the most delicious dishes. The team has created a seasonally inspired and locally soured menu of around ten different plates each day. How does a Cuttlefish ragout sound, or polenta bramata with Mammole Artichoke? Evelyn’s table offers a cosy and […]


We Review: Tredwells

What: Wonder chef, Chantelle Nicholson, slays the menu at Tredwells. She first won me over when I attended her plant-based supper club last year and my return visit to sample the a la carte menu secured my position as a fan. New? Tredwells is well established after opening in 2014 as part of the Marcus Wareing restaurant group that also includes Marcus and The Gilbert Scott. Chantelle came to the kitchen in 2015 where her clean, unfussy food was an instant hit. Where? 4A Upper St Martin’s Lane, Seven Dials WC2H 9NY On the menu: Chantelle is a fan of […]

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Immersive Experience That Controls Your Dreams

Who did you last sleep with? Did they make your dreams come true? SOMNAI can, all you have to do is SLEEP ™. Explore the realm of lucid dreaming and control and master your subconscious mind in this new immersive experience by dotdotdot. SOMNAI will place your humanity in the hands of an all-powerful Al who has good intentions but unusual methods. Follow dream guides as you learn to be more in your waking life, you’ll be all-powerful, dripping with wealth and adored by the masses. The only question is, who really is in charge? Delve into your psyche, make […]

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Business & Careers

Influencer Targeting: How To Reach Influencers

As influencers have taken on a more prominent role in the marketing strategies of brands The Handbook has become heavily involved in the action by creating our new and improved celebrity and influencer intelligence platform to foster partnerships between brands and influencers and track the success of the resulting campaigns. Our platform not only provides full intelligence, so contact details (agent, manager and publicist details on celebrities), but also demographics and audience insights on celebrities, which allows brands to find, and contact the most relevant influencer, to broadcast and orchestrate them at scale and to provide a way to be able […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 Antipodean Cafes and Restaurants

London has no shortage of Australian cafes, keen to bring a taste of the sweet life (mainly brunch and great coffee) to the UK. With tomorrow being Australia Day and a plane ticket Down Under a little out of the question, you’ll want to read on for our guide to the best Aussie-inspired  and Antipodean venues London has to offer… Timmy Green What: Chicken Parma and Proper Lamingtons Why: If there’s one venue that knows about Australia, it’s Timmy Green. Part of the popular Daisy Green group of cafes, Timmy Green is the latest addition, in Victoria’s Nova development. Visit for […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

There’s a Mean Girls Brunch Coming to London and It’s Going to be Fetch

‘You wanna do something fun? You wanna go to Taco Bell?’ ‘We can’t go to Taco Bell! We’re in London! God, Karen you are so stupid!’ We can go to the Mean Girls brunch party though and it’s going to be so fetch. Taking place on the 3rd February at Floripa the brunch is five hours of rainbows and smiles, themed games, brunch food, hopefully cheese fries and cocktails such as the Glen Coco and the carb-less butter. There’ll be a chance to win Spring Fling or Queen which gives you two free cocktails and if you’re first person to […]

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Openings & Launches

The Countdown Begins: Dabbous 2.0 Is Coming To Mayfair

Wahoo for Dabbous Two! Easily one of our favourite restaurants, and currently on hiatus since leaving it’s Fitzrovia home of five years, Dabbous is coming back, and from the sound of things coming back in style. Welcome… *drum roll* Dabbous Piccadilly. Or Dabbous Green Park. Or simply Dabbous (we don’t know what they’ll call it, but assume it’ll be named after the eponymous chef). The restaurant just started hiring staff, which suggests things are about to start kicking off, and in a good way. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as afternoon tea (a new string to the Dabbous […]

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Seasonal & Celebrations

Where to Celebrate Burns Night

Let’s toast the haggis, read impenetrable poetry and listen to the delicate, dulcet tones of the bagpipes, tomorrow’s Burns Night! From the nation that gave us Irn Bru, caber tossing and the deep-fried Mars bar, comes the celebration of 18th century poet Robbie Burns, known for works like To a Mouse, Scots Wha Hae and To A Louse as well as his main chart-topper, New Year classic Auld Lang Syne. Primarily a chance to consume large quantities of offal, knock back some fantastic whisky and don tartan, here’s The Handbook’s pick of Burns Night 2018… Mac & Wild Devonshire Square […]

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Openings & Launches

London’s First 100% Vegan Pub

The Spread Eagle, may sound like a classic East End boozer, but you won’t find sawdust on the floor (that went years ago), you won’t meet an Alfie Moon landlord behind the bar and you definitely can’t order a sausage roll. Why? Because The Spread Eagle is London’s first vegan pub. Meriel Armitage, Founder of Club Mexicana, has joined forces with publicans Luke McLoughlin and Sherri-lee Estabrook to launch the pub which is 100% vegan. Vegan food, vegan fixtures and fittings and vegan beer. Dishes are straight from the core of Club Mexicana and are designed to be shared. Expect […]


Shish! The kebab competition that’s got us excited!

You must be kebabbing a laugh? The Great British Bab Off is nearly upon us and we doner know what to do with ourselves. The Bab Off, on Sunday 11th February, sees five restaurants vying for the title of London’s best kebab. Organised by kebab royalty, Stephen Tozer and Ed Brunet, the geniuses behind Soho’s gourmet kebab restaurant Le Bab, the charity event will pit Le Bab against Yosma, Ikoyi, El Pastor and Pitt Cue Co. What’s more, we already know what mouth-watering dish Le Bab will be taking into the fight after head chef Manu Canales Garces announced he’ll […]

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