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5 of the Best Rooftop Bars

We all know that like us, you spent the weekend swaggering around in your minimal summer outfit trying to absorb the maximum amount of summer rays after a dreary winter. We’re hearing there is a heat wave coming (there better well be) and we need to make the most of it, so here is our guide to the best rooftop bars to keep you golden in 2015.   Sky Pod Bar New to the rooftop scene for this summer is the Sky Pod Bar, part of “rhubarbs” Sky Gardens. With impressive views over the London skyline, they’re transforming the bar into an […]

Openings & Launches

Street Kitchen: Made to Measure Sandwiches

Over the years the likes of burgers, hot dogs and brownies have gone through a bit of a renaissance, they’ve been revived, pimped –up and now Londoners can’t get enough of them. Well now it’s time for the humble sandwich to get the same treatment – because let’s be honest , when in doubt (and even when you aren’t) who can say no to a great sandwich? The team behind this movement are the Street Kitchen chefs, Jun Tanaka (formerly Pearl) and Mark Jankel (The Food Initiative) whom are opening their first permanent site in the Broadgate Circle this month […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

5 of the Best Outside Restaurants

Stuck in the city this summer? Fear not. We have explored London’s al fresco havens and come up with the definitive list of open air opportunities. Whether you are missing British Beaches, French seafood or Spanish tapas there is something for everyone to tuck into. And if you are away, you’ll wish you were here!

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Cahoots Presents The Underground Supper Club

Ever wanted to secretly rob a bank, hold up a train or fancy yourself as the next Bonny and Clyde? Us too. These are the things we dream about every day in our daily jobs, as the minutes tick away; life of adventure, scandal and debauchery. After all, everyone needs to be arrested at some point in their lives. What else would you tell the grandchildren?  Lucky for you we have the perfect destination for all your imaginative planning (maybe you’ll give us a cut of that bank robbery?). Soho’s secret sensation, appropriately labelled Cahoots, is teaming up with Basement […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Halva Bakery Opens in Fulham

Wander down Fulham Road (or get the bus because it’s ridiculously long) and you’ll find a whole host of bakeries: Gail’s, Paul (apparently names work well for a bakery) and Maison Blanc to name a few and soon there will be another addition to the bakery scene in the form of Halva bakery which opens this June. Owned by Lila Sarhang Zadeh a classically trained pastry chef, the contemporary bakery will be the perfect place to get your carb fix whether it’s breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea.  You can grab a coffee and a pain au chocolate or if you’re being […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Chapters From Bourne And Hollingsworth

We do love a good glass of Champagne on a night out. But copious amounts of alcohol doesn’t come without its problems – excessive calorie intake and memory loss to name a few. We do realise we’re not getting any younger and we like to keep all the knowledge we have curtailed over the years.  Bourne and Hollingsworth have come up with the perfect solution for this as they are introducing a series of new summer events labelled the B&H Handbook.   Fear not folks, this is not an actual book but it is a series informal and interactive sessions which involve a spirit, drink or […]

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Vietnamese Street Food Store Opens

Back in 2012 Paul Hopper travelled across Vietnam trying out the different cuisines and flavours found across the country, fast forward three years and the ex-city worker is about to launch HOP an express Vietnamese street food service. Situated in Square Mile, HOP, will employ the Vietnam concept of ‘Com Binh Dan’ which if you aren’t sure, means ‘working people food’, it’s going to be fast, fresh and the perfect pit stop in your busy working day.  For those who didn’t know, hop is the Vietnamese word for box (no, it isn’t a shortened version of Paul’s surname, although it […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Slider Decider: Burger Championships

We don’t condone fighting, we’re not impressed by a battle and arguing means nothing to us… unless that is you’re fighting for our approval when it comes to food. How can anyone resist 16 chefs competing against each other to take home the Slider Decider crown? How indeed. Not sure what a slider is? It’s pretty much a mini burger but can be any small sandwich served in a slider roll… they do say good things come in small packages.    Of course you get to take part in the action by trying the burgers, but be prepared as we’re […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

5 of the Best Themed Restaurants in London

As anyone who went to university knows, the best student parties revolve around a theme. And no, that theme is surprisingly not seeing how much one can actually drink. The moral of this story is that everyone loves a good themed party, but they don’t always have to be cheesy and tacky. Check out The Handbook’s range of best themed restaurants and bars below, from the chic to the unapologetically cliché. Got a favourite themed restaurants or bar? Let us know about it! Check out all our venues here!

Openings & Launches

3rd Dead Dolls House Opens

The Dead Dolls House – it’s not really a name you’re going to forget is it?  Nor is its concept of drawing all over the walls in permanent marker. Well following on from the Islington and Bethnal Green branches, The Dead Dolls Club is jumping over the river and heading to Peckham with the launch of their third venue on the 18th June.  You might have noticed that Peckham is having a bit of a renaissance at the moment with new bars, clubs and restaurants opening and the Dead Dolls duo – Adam Towner and Katy Rosewarne noticed that many […]

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