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Delicious London Launches Lick London

Ok, let’s just put it out there on front street, for The Handbook team, food is life. Not a day goes by where we don’t excitedly discuss what we’re planning on eating for lunch, talk about what restaurant review someone is going to, or beg our boss to buy office snacks (we always succeed). So you can imagine our excitement when we found out about Delicious London launching Lick London, a new gastronomic concierge service with tiered membership. Anything to bring us closer to the good stuff. Lick London is all about enjoying the best of London’s culinary landscape and […]

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2nd Dirty Bones Opens

This September our Soho foodie haven, Kingly Court is going to see the arrival of Dirty Bones on its top floor and the food is going to be well and truly dirty…in the best possible way. Forget about courgetti, quinoa and nut butter this is all about American comfort food, the sort of food that Instagram was made for, the sort of food that your cheat day/week/life needs to revolve around. We’re talking The Mac Daddy Burger – a burger topped with pulled beef short ribs, mac ‘n’ cheese and Dirty Bones barbecue sauce and Dirty Bone pickles and BBQ […]

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Open Air Cinemas At Grosvenor Film Festival

We all know that there’s nothing better than cuddling up to the sofa and watching a film, right? Well, actually there is something better and that is enjoying a classic movie against a stunning outdoor backdrop. And anyway, staring at that ‘vintage’ poster your housemate bought from Urban Outfitters gets boring after a while. Presented by The Nomad Cinema in association with Chestertons, The Grosvenor Film Festival is offering beautiful outdoor spaces in Mayfair & Belgravia for your viewing pleasure. Belgrave’s Square Garden, Brown Hart Gardens and Wilton Crescent Garden will all be transformed into open air cinemas where you can enjoy […]

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The World’s Most Expensive Whisky Tasting

We’ve all been known to spend a little too much on a night out, for some inexplicable reason, alcohol makes us think that we’re living on triple the budget that we actually are and we end up using our card at a nightclub – the biggest mistake one can make. To put our alcohol over-spending in perspective, the world’s most expensive whisky tasting will take place at this year’s Whisky Show (but don’t worry, it’s all for charity). Got a spare £6,000 anyone? This year, The Whisky Show has 45 tickets available, probably the same amount of people who have a […]

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The Lobster Bar opens in Hackney

Following on from their tapas restaurants Ivy’s and Little Ivy’s, tomorrow Cristine Leone and Christina Lahaniati are opening The Lobster Bar on Richmond Road in Hackney and as you can imagine there is a lot of lobster. A lot. Quirky but well put together, the menu is a fusion of nationalities, inspired by the owners’ Greek and Brazilian seaside upbringings and their mutual love of travelling and unsurprisingly the lobster is the star of the show, being served however you desire; in a roll, grilled, tossed through spaghetti… we have been eyeing up the lobster benedict. If lobster isn’t your […]

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The Bayou Banquet

Don’t despair that summer is almost over (it never really started anyway, let’s be honest) because we’ve got the perfect celebration to the start of autumn – The Bayou Banquet. Brought to you by the New Orleans inspired supper club, Slap Ya Papa, the two week festival will take over the Victorian railway arches, The Vaults to celebrate the launch of The Vaults Kitchen a new restaurant space. New York and LA it’s all about healthy living, juices and quinoa, central America love their fried food (check out the food stalls at the recent Iowa State Fair) but in the […]

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7 of London’s Toughest Food Challenges

If you’re one of those annoyingly competitive people who are hungry not just for food but also victory, then you need to try out some of London’s top food challenges. From two-foot sausage rolls to fry ups that are so big they could be served on a dustbin lid, these challenges will give you a proper taste of what it takes to live the Man v. Food lifestyle.

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Retro Gaming at The Little Yellow Door

It’s time to limber up, get your competitive side ready and game like its 1999 because Notting Hill’s favourite flatmates at The Little Yellow Door are inviting you over for a night of cocktails, killer food and retro gaming starting on Wednesday. Forget the latest games and consoles, we’re talking about the originals, the PlayStation 1, Xbox, Nintendo 64 and the games that first got us hooked – Mario Kart, Sonic and Goldeneye. Get together a team of four, book in an hour slot (which gives you half an hour with two consoles) and get gaming. The games will be […]

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The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone Opens

In recent years London’s boutique hotels have made a name for themselves, people are after something a little more personal, a little more unique and something which feels more like a home from home (there’s also less chance of getting lost in the maze of corridors and rooms, just saying) and the latest boutique hotel to open is The Zetter Townhouse Marylebone. Its sister hotel, The Zetter Townhouse Clerkenwell is said to feel less like a hotel and more like the house of a fabulous and eccentric great aunt (her name is Wilhelmina if you’re wondering) and the Marylebone addition […]

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The London Royal Tea

As we all know afternoon tea is a very British tradition, all thanks to the Duchess of Bedford being rather peckish between meals and Hotel Café Royal is launching The London Royal Tea on the 14th September which will be a celebration of both London and British history. Served in the iconic Oscar Wilde Bar, the afternoon tea service will begin with a bell being rung to signal the start of service which harks back to the 1800s when the muffin men would ring their bells to say the muffins were ready, that is until 1839 when it was prohibited. […]

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Delicious London’s Historical Food Tours

What’s like a walking tour of London…but better? A tour that incorporates food obviously. Which is why event planner Delicious London has created their Historical Food Tour. Grab together your nearest and dearest or extend the offer out to everyone you know including your odd neighbour in the flat, as the team can cater the tour to however many. Starting with a talk about the gin craze that got London hooked on the spirit back in the 18th century, the tour will take you on a gastronomical path through London as you learn all about its foodie past. You’ll discover […]

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Dining With A ‘Twin Peaks’ Twist

Whether its Orange is the New Black or Suits, everyone loves a cult classic television show. One show that had us gripped back in the 90’s was the (tragically) short-lived ‘Twin Peaks’, which followed some strange goings on in small-town America. This summer, fans of the TV series will be rejoicing, as launching in August, in a secret central London location, there will be the chance to dive into an immersive theatrical and dining experience, ahead of the show’s 2017 revival. Two of London’s most exciting events specialists are joining forces to create an experience like no other. Lemonade and […]

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