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34 Mayfair’s Unlimited Champagne Brunch

Legend has it that the first Champagne coupe was shaped around Marie Antoinette’s breast, whether this is true or not we can neither confirm or deny, but what is true is that 34 Mayfair’s coupe is moulded around Kate Moss’ left breast. It was commissioned to celebrate her 40th birthday and 25 years in the fashion industry. As you do. And throughout summer you’ll be able to make use of these coupe with their unlimited Champagne brunch or lunch. All you have to do is order a single glass of Champagne and then hey presto just like that you can […]

Openings & Launches

Gelupo Team Open Vico

Jacob Kenedy and Victor Hugo the guys behind Bocca di Lupo and Gelupo are set to open Vico, an Italian restaurant later this month in Seven Dials. We say restaurant, but the focus here is on all things casual. They’ve gone for the Italian piazza look, so they’ll be minimal seating, carnival lighting and a playful design; it’s said to be surprising but they won’t let us in on any more details than that at the moment.  In fact it’s so casual that cutlery is frowned upon, eating with your hands will finally be acceptable and there is hardly going […]

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Bonfire opens in the Barbican Centre

The Barbican Centre, it’s one of those London institutes that we’ve all heard of, we all know it’s there but what it does exactly? Apparently it stumps quite a few of us. And how to get in? Even more. Well come tomorrow there will be a new reason to visit it, in the form of Bonfire. Located on the 1st floor of the centre it is going to be serving up burgers and chicken dishes focusing on high quality British ingredients. So all the beef comes from Lake District Cattle and all the chickens are free-range and from Kent. Burgers […]

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Drink, Shop & Do’s birthday celebrations

A birthday is good, a birthweek is better. Leading the way in self celebrations is Drink, Shop & Do with a week of adult entertainment and quirky activities to celebrate their 5th birthday. The all-day cafe, bar and store located in Kings Cross, will host fun activities like offering guests the chance to make your own ‘Birthday Piñata’ which you get to smash after to get all the sweeties inside. Keeping up with the crafts guests can also ‘Pimp Your Cup’ by jazzing it up with all sorts of gems and glitter before the best part of filling it to the rim […]

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Molé Boutique Mexican Opens

You may or may not know but this year is the dual year between Mexico and England, and whilst our governments might be working together more closely what we’re most excited for is what this means for Mexican food in London. Just as well then that this week sees the opening of Molé a boutique Mexican restaurant and bar in Marylebone from the team behind pan-Asian restaurant Cocochan. They’re going to be serving up South American classics but this is 2015 which means they aren’t any old tacos oh no, they’re giving the comfort food a twist and making 80% […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Breakfast at Crab Tavern

Anyone who knows anything about food will tell you that breakfast is the most important meal of the day…and also the most underrated. It gets the least press out of all the meals, after being repeatedly dismissed as just cereal and toast. The Americans get the important of treating all meals as equals especially over at Crab Tavern, a New York style restaurant specialising in seafood (but not at breakfast, don’t worry). Now whilst seafood may not feature heavily in the morning menu it does offer more classic treats like the Bacon Sarnie, Pancakes with fruit and syrup, the Full […]

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8 of London’s Best Gourmet Sandwiches

The highlight of every working person’s day is surely lunchtime. Don’t get us wrong, we love our job, but we definitely love food more. While supermarket meal deals are all well and good, sometimes you want something a bit more adventurous and upmarket than a cheese and pickle sandwich. London is full of great restaurants, cafes and street vendors, with plenty of gourmet sandwiches on offer, that are sure to satisfy your lunchtime cravings…check out our list of the best of the bunch below!

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Shangri-La Hotel launches Gin Garden Retreat

Ever loved gin so much you wished there was more than the regular drinking way to get it in your body? Well over at the Shangri-La Hotel they have decided to devote a whole garden retreat to it where you can enjoy sharing pitchers and punches of gin-and-tea-infused delights alongside gin-infused cakes and ice lollies. The pop-up is the product of a collaboration between the hotel and local gin distillery Jensen’s in Bermondsey which will be open throughout August and will showcase Jensen’s two unique gin blends; Bermondsey London Dry and Old Tom, which are historical recipes that use only classic […]

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Redemption: London’s 1st Non Alcoholic Bar Opens

You have big plans for Saturday, you’re going to make that Pilates class, then you’re going to meet your friends for brunch, maybe do some errands and basically feel like you’ve accomplished at least a weekend’s worth of work all by 12pm. But then Friday night rolls round and so do the drinks and the ‘heck I don’t even really like Pilates’ attitude kicks in and you end up surfacing from your bed at 3pm the next day and actually admitting you do like Pilates… sounds familiar? It certainly does to us. Well there is a saviour in the form […]

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The Square Meal Venues & Events Show

Working in the events industry, we know one thing to be true. No, not that it’s pretty easy to perfect the art of re-gifting press gifts to your loved ones, but that you always have to be on top of your game, knowing the latest and greatest venues and services that London has to offer. Here at The Handbook, we see a new London venue launched almost every day, so we know just how important it is when you’re planning an event, to know who holds the best parties, who makes the craziest cocktails and who to turn to for […]

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