While we are normally perfectly content gorging on ice creams and burgers, in order to get those #summerbods it’s important to eat healthy. Also, it just feels good to leave a restaurant knowing you haven’t eaten triple your daily calorie allowance. The Handbook has got you covered with a guide to 6 Of The Best Healthy Restaurants in London – check it out below!
5 fitness and food clubs in London 2015 is the year of eating clean, getting fit and thinking about our health in general. From Deliciously Ella and Madeleine Shaw to Honestly Healthy and Hemsley & Hemsley, it’s not just clean eating cookbooks and blogs that are a focus, but fun fitness as well – think disco-inspired spinning classes, rooftop yoga with a view and fashionable running clubs. And a few savvy restaurants have noticed the trend, teaming up with different gyms and studios to offer exclusive healthy brunches, lunches and supper clubs. We’ve rounded-up our pick of the best below: […]
If you weren’t satisfied with your weekend city break in Europe, or you didn’t manage to go on holiday this summer (we really hope not!) then why not escape to a beautiful foreign land, without all the hassle of packing and passport control. This summer, you can experience a taste of Cuba without actually having to leave the country, thanks to the new Cuban garden terrace at Boisdale! Based in Canary Wharf, the terrace promises a night of flowing mojitos and daiquiris, the smell of Cuban street food (and cigar smoke) lots of salsa and mambo dancing. Guests are likely […]
If you haven’t noticed from some of our previous blogs and guides, The Handbook loves rooftop parties and hangouts. This is because escaping the madness of the city and taking in stunning views of London in the sunshine is just a whole lot of fun. The latest one to come about for summer is Storeys Rooftop pop up – a food experience from event production company Afternoon Delight LDN. Storeys will be located on top of the iconic former BBC Car Park at Television Centre in White City. A summer terrace hotspot, Storeys will be a cultural hub, featuring striking artwork, tasty […]
There are a lot of different ideas about what ‘paradise’ is…some will tell you it’s a religious haven, others will say it’s lying on a sunny beach, but here at The Handbook, paradise equals tasty food, good drinks and a great atmosphere. Lucky for us then, that Robin Gill and his team (who are the people behind The Dairy & The Manor in Clapham) are launching a new restaurant venture on Paradise Row, appropriately named Paradise Garage. The venue will be built inside an old railway arch, giving it a cool retro vibe and the service promises to be relaxed […]
Here at The Handbook, we like to think of ourselves as very cultured and we are very much interested in deep, meaningful pursuits like posing in front of pictures at the Tate Modern in order to rack up those Instagram likes. One way in which the world of art and the avant-garde can be pretty easily accessed though is through our love of good cocktails. The Artesian bar is helping us to brush up on our culture knowledge with the introduction of its new cocktail menu, which is inspired by one of the greatest avant-garde movements of the 20th century, […]
Following on from the successful restaurants on Adelaide and Frith Street, tomorrow will see the opening of the third Barrafina and this time they’re heading to Drury Lane. Executive Head Chef Nieves Barragán Mohacho will be at the helm in the kitchen, having recently been awarded Best Chef at the GQ Food and Drink Awards 2015 and joining her will be Head Chef Diego Garcia Fernandez who has previously been at Fino. The menu will be feature classic Barrafina favourites along with new dishes which have been inspired by recent trips to Galicia, San Sebastien and Mallorca all of which […]
Everyone loves a picnic, but in recent years, the standard of picnic-ing appears to have dropped. If, like us, you get fed up of your friend Instagramming ‘picnic in the park’ with their supermarket meal deal and have to resist the urge to scream ‘that’s not a real picnic!’, then you need our guide to ‘5 Of The Best Delis In London’, to make the perfect picnic. We’re talking wicker hamper baskets, soft blankets and plenty of cheeses and meats from the best delis in London. Check out our guide to them below and step up your picnic game!
Everybody loves a bit of pop, whether it be the cheesy S Club 7 kind, or the fizzy coca cola kind. Pop is fun and fleeting, or in the case of Steps, scarring. Pop-ups are just as much raucous fun and are pretty much guaranteed to be enjoyable. One promising pop-up is POP-Down, a brand new interactive dining concept, which was created by luxury gastronomy experts, Cuisson. The pop-up promises to deliver inventive, high-end dining at affordable prices, with a menu that is full of surprises. The menu at POP-Down comprises of four extraordinary courses along with a signature Cuisson […]
We’ve all heard the tales from our grandma about good old wartime spirit and how life was so much better when everyone grew their own veggies and knitted their own socks. While we at The Handbook are perfectly happy living life through our iPhones and buying ready meals (sorry gran) we don’t mind a bit of a throwback every now and then, so we’re super excited for the next ‘Lights Out’ event at Kettner’s! For this event, the upper two floors of Kettner’s will be transformed into a fun-filled celebration of wartime London after dark. A wartime inspired ‘Home Front […]
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