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Maggie’s At Bluebird: An 80’s Summer In Chelsea

Everybody loves the 80’s, the decade of WTF fashion – yes, we mean giant shoulder pads, big hair and neon leg warmers. However, there’s something secretly great about all those fashion faux-pas and the music of the moment. This month, Bluebird is helping you fulfil all your 80’s cravings teaming up with the 1980’s-inspired nightclub Maggie’s, to create an 80’s summer in Chelsea. The collaborating duo will be hosting the ultimate retro pop-up bar, complete with Rubick’s cube tables, bean bag chairs, ‘80’s arcade games and a line-up of DJ’s from Wednesday to Saturday playing hit ’80’s tunes! So start practising […]

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Things Are Getting Surreal At Artesian

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, […]

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Barrafina Opens 3rd Restaurant

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 […]

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Did you know that January has been scientifically proven to be the most depressing month of the year? Fortunately for those fearing January blues in 2020, The Handbook has teamed up with Lucky Voice to offer one of our readers the chance to win a free night of karaoke with a bottle of bubbles to boot! The prize is for eight people at Lucky Voice Holborn, to be in with a chance of winning simply answer the question below.

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5 Of The Best Delis In London

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!

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Quaglino’s introduces: The Giovanni Gin Garden

As big gin fans here at The Handbook, we have to admit that Quaglino’s new ‘Giovanni Gin Garden’ installation really couldn’t be more appealing but unlike our casual Friday night post-work excuse G&T, Quaglino’s is going that one step further (well several steps). Aptly named after the original owner, Giovanni Quaglino, this hidden Mayfair gem has been transformed into a garden perfect for summer. Forget your run-of-the-mill fag ash filled, beer scented gardens, The Giovanni Gin Garden provides an opulent experience that cannot compare. Expect pergolas wrapped in emerald vines, glowing lanterns and lilac wisteria silk hanging around your shoulders. Imagine the scent infusions […]

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Ippudo Opens 2nd Restaurant

With a restaurant already in Central St Giles, Ippudo have just launched a second venue in Canary Wharf bringing a taste of tonkotsu ramen to the city. The menu will see a reinvention of traditional Japanese dishes such as Tori Kaarage and Crispy Gyoza alongside new dishes including Taki Gyoza and anchovy and salted kelp Hiyayakko.   Of course they’ll be signature dishes too in the form of Shiromaru Classic and Akamaru Modern A seasonally changing ramen menu will keep things fresh and means that can keep going back without eating the same thing and we know how much everyone loves […]

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POPUPALOS at The Jam Tree Clapham!

A good pop up is a bit like a one night stand…fun, commitment free and never sticks around long enough for you to get tired of it. So luckily for you, The Handbook is bringing you all the details on a new summer pop up that is sure to leave you satisfied. The Jam Tree Clapham is a venue known for its fun and innovative pop-ups, like their quirky painting pop-up. The pop-ups always respond to the current trends of the moment and the latest is no different. At a time when Greek food is more popular than ever in London, The […]

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Estiatorio Milos London Launches

It can’t be denied that there is a lot going on in Greece right now. But with all the negative attention in the press, it seems that everyone has forgotten the most important thing about the sunny aisle…its brilliant and tasty food! Thankfully, Costas Spiliadis is here to remind us all why we love Grecian cuisine, with the launch of Estiatorio Milos in London this month! This acclaimed seafood restaurant with Greek heritage, will be its sixth location since Chef and owner Costas Spiliadis opened his doors in Montreal, way back in 1979. His aim was to elevate the perception […]

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5 Places To Visit in Crouch End

With its village-esque feel but great transport links in to the city centre, Crouch End is a favourite North London destination for The Handbook. And its Broadway boasts some great cafes and restaurants worth venturing out for, while at the weekend, there’s a lovely farmer’s market a short stroll away in nearby Alexandra Park. Read on for our top 5: Best for Dinner: Tootoomoo What: Fresh pan-Asian foodWhy: Tootoomoo is a laid-back shack-style restaurant serving great pan-Asian cooking. We like to start nibbling on some edamame with one of their Lychee Martinis made with fresh lychee puree, apple and vodka, […]

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Oyster Socials at Shuck London!

It is common knowledge that oysters are supposedly an aphrodisiac, and in the case of Shuck and their fun socials, it can definitely be said that this particular brand of sexy seafood is getting The Handbook hot under the collar. Shuck is an oyster vendor that serves the foodstuff in a variety of ways. Located in Borough Market, Shuck oysters come naked, dressed or blown. They include dressed oysters (the shuck shuck) with a classic som tam dressing and a Turkish inspired (the Moor Shuck) oyster with pomegranate, sumac, chilli and red wine vinegar as well as a range of […]

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The World’s Healthiest Snack Box?

So normally we talk to you about afternoon tea and Champagne and pop-ups and they are some of our favourite things, but every so often you need to mix it up a bit, which is why when we were sent our first Tribe box we knew we had to tell you about them.  For many years, running was not a part of The Handbook’s vocabulary, but then we all hit that point in life where we just couldn’t get away with our hedonistic (read: boozy) lifestyles without exercising. Now, several of our team have enrolled in gruelling gym classes, signed […]

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Turntable Restaurants Opens

Here at The Handbook, we are always on the lookout for new and exciting restaurants, because just like Facebook has rendered repeating outfits futile, Snapchat has spelt the end of repeat-dining. Clearly only savages dine at the same restaurant twice, so check out all the details for the latest London opening below and stay ahead of the curve! Turntable is a new restaurant situated in the trendy district of Holborn, due to open its doors to an invited list of guests on Friday 3rd July 2015. The spacious 150 capacity two-storey venue offers an array of authentic South Asian street […]

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