We have all, at some point, experienced the tragedy of ordering take-away and upon opening the containers been devastated to find our delicious bounty of food in a sorry state. We’re talking soggy chips, damp spring rolls and moist pizza crusts – no way to live. Well there is light at the end of the tunnel with the launch of SUPPER, the first ever Michelin starred delivery service. State of the art Japanese bikes will weave their way through traffic, ensuring faster delivery times plus (and most importantly) a great deal of research and expense has been made to ensure […]
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 […]
The 1920s conjures images of elegance, opulence, flapper girls, men in trilbies and if the Great Gatsby is anything to go by, partying. Ok so we can’t take you back to the 1920s, we aren’t that clever (…yet), but we can let you know that this Saturday party experts Bourne & Hollingsworth are hosting their prohibition party in a secret location in East London. Women don your pearls and fur (of the faux kind of course) stoles, men slick back your hair and grab your braces need inspiration then look to Downton Abbey- early series of course, Brideshead Revisited and […]
Do you remember that episode of FRIENDS where Monica was reminiscing about a time she baked 200 cookies and Chandler asked if it was for a bake sale, then Monica replied ‘no, just a Friday night.’? Well, in that scenario, we are Monica. However, even our office was a little taken aback (read: incredibly excited) when we heard about a 7 course tasting menu at Maze. To celebrate ten years of playful culinary innovation and exceptional fine dining in the heart of Mayfair, Maze and Gordon Ramsay Group are offering up a spectacular seven-course tasting menu. Head Chef Alex Thiebaut’s […]
Sometimes, a night just isn’t over ‘til it’s over. Sometimes all you want to do is stay out all night, just one more song, one more drink and then next thing you know you’re welcoming in the dawn and then wearily trudge home to sleep it off during the day. And when that happens you need to visit one of these bars:
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 […]
‘He was a very valiant man who first adventured on eating of oysters’ wrote historian Thomas Fuller back in the 1600s and perhaps he was but they soon grew in popularity and whilst we might think now that oysters are something of a delicacy, back in the day (we’re talking Victorian times) native oysters were a staple of London’s food scene, being sold and eaten on the streets. Now we have the Wright Brothers who are getting us to all eat oysters again and not be afraid of the slippery little crustaceans; following on from their three restaurants in London […]
Forget the rugby world cup; it’s all about the M World Cup of Steak 2015. As the name suggests, M Restaurant is launching its own competition to find the world’s best beef…so nothing too important then. The judging panel will include famed food writer, presenter and critic Joe Warwick, M’s Executive Chef Michael Reid, food writer and critic Charles Campion and Head Chef of The Shed and Rabbit and butcher, Oliver Gladwin who will be using their expertise to choose the winner. At the start of September the panel will whittle the 16 countries down to eight and on the […]
Afternoon tea used to be the domain of upper class women in fancy jackets and pearl necklaces, but the world has moved on and now this British tradition is enjoyed by all. One thing that has pretty much stayed the same however, is that afternoon tea tends to be a bit…well, girly. Fear not though male tea-drinkers, as The Handbook has compiled a guide to 6 Of The Best Gentleman’s Afternoon Teas In London…check it out below!
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