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Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

‘Alice in Wonderland’ might have been written for children, but it has plenty of, umm, interesting, material that makes it just as enjoyable for adults…yes, we mean those psychedelic, trippy vibes and that mad hatter’s tea party. To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Lewis Carroll’s kooky masterpiece, The Montagu at Hyatt Regency London will be offering an authentic Mad Hatter experience. There won’t be any cats with Simon Cowell’s teeth, but there will be enough sweet treats to make you wish you were Alice, spending your days flitting between tea parties and eating lots of cake (oh wait, we do […]

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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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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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Chinatown’s Boutique Hotel Opens

When you think of Chinatown chances are you think of Chinese food, paper lanterns and mystery meats hanging in the windows, you probably don’t think about a boutique hotel.  Well, it’s about time you did, as Leicester House, a boutique hotel on Leicester Street is now officially open after its soft launch and it promises to be the perfect fusion between Georgian townhouse and French Vietnamese cuisine. Co-owners Elliott Blum and Mark Cutler have put together a dream team of chef Bruce Wilson, David Mason of Driedee International and Nigel Sutcliffe founder of Truffle Hunting to relaunch the hotel. Bruce Wilson, […]

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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 […]

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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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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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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!

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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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Brunch like a New Yorker

Who doesn’t love a good brunch? It’s the staple of every person who loves a lie and didn’t quite get going early enough to make it to breakfast. It’s also the ideal mid-morning snack for when you realise what a mistake your bowl of Weetabix was. Over at the The Montagu they are launching a New York Italian Style brunch filled with more meatballs and Bloody Mary’s than you can shake a stick at. Alongside mouth-watering dishes like risotto, spaghetti and meatballs, Caesar salad, salami and cheese and gourmet pizzas will be live music performances from the Hot Dog Corn […]

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New Dining Room At L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon

When a restaurant gains a new dining room it’s a bit like gaining a new brother or sister. So much excitement! That’s why we are ecstatic to announce that award wining L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon has done just that. The Salon Privé, is perfect for all occasions from corporate meetings and events to more personal celebrations such as birthdays. The fabulous L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon staff will be on hand to execute your event to perfection. They are both expertly presented and some of the most friendly folks in London town! L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon is situated moments away from […]

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