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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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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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East End warehouse party pops up in Chelsea

Hands up if you like to party?  Hands up if you’ve ever wanted to go to a warehouse party? Well keep this Saturday free as Chelsea plays host to RVLRY, the pop up on everyone’s lips that will see some of London’s hottest DJs perform for one night only. The festival will take place in a secret warehouse known only to the socialising elite (and anyone that buys a ticket). DJs like The Space Cowboys and Alidad and a variety of talented entertainers and musicians will be joined by a host of street food vendors (think Kurobuta and Tommy’s Burger Joint) as […]

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Tart’s Kitchen Pop-Up

This one is for all you tarts out there!   Tart’s kitchen pop-up is introducing an all day menu, which includes breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea. The menu sports delectable items such as asian seared fillet of beef salad and from personal experience we can say that the white chocolate and cardamom pot is absolutely dreamy. Tart’s was founded by Lucy Carr-Ellison and Jemima Jones who are big news already. These gals have cooked for some of the hottest names in London town including Kate Moss, Sienna Miller and Cara Delevingne. Their portfolio also consists of  designers such as Versace, Valentino, and […]

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Roofnic: The Latest Rooftop Bar

You only have to take a brief glimpse at Tumblr to know that guys and girls alike wish they led the lives of the Gossip Girl elite, with their endless shopping trips and rooftop parties. It was a sad day for us all when that show ended, but fear not mourners, you can still live the life of Serena et al, by gracing London’s latest rooftop bar. Roofnic is a pop up located in the heart of Central London, offering a peaceful retreat from the crowds of Oxford Street below. Launching just in time for summer, Roofnic is a beautiful and scenic […]

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The Handbook meets…The Fabulous Baker Brothers

Tom and Henry Herbert of television’s ‘The Fabulous Baker Brothers: A Bite of Britain’ and, Hobb’s House Bakery and Weber barbecues, have joined forces to encourage the UK to reach out to our neighbours and get together this summer with their Come on Over campaign. The Handbook met up with them to discuss their new project, find out their secret tips for an amazing BBQ and finally discover who their favourite TV chef is. What’s your favourite London restaurant? We really like Koya in Soho. When we are in London we are generally somewhere central meaning there is a lot of choice […]

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Ice Cream Healthier Than An Apple

Summer is around the corner which means we can up our consumption of ice cream to the next level, (wahey!) however we all know the horrors of refined sugar and processed foods; well we have good news for anyone about to fall off the wagon in the form of Oppo ice cream, a new brand of luxury ice cream where the mini pots have less calories than an apple. Ice cream that is healthier that fruit, the unthinkable has been done! The concept comes from brothers, Charlie and Harry Thuillier, who can boast of winning the most innovative product of […]

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Madeleine Shaw Supper Club

Unless you’ve been living under a rock/ in McDonalds you’ll have noticed that there has been a bit of a food revolution recently, your Instagram is probably full of kale, acai bowls and rooftop yoga, the talk of the office is probably about raw cakes on a Friday and who has the most healthy smoothie blend and we’re not ashamed to say we love it.  It’s all about raw puddings, healthy cakes, cold-pressed juices and replacing the idea of weight loss with being the healthiest and happiest version of ourselves. Along with the likes of Deliciously Ella, Amelia Freer, and […]

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Kansas Smitty’s Opens

Jazz has always been the coolest music genre and that can leave uncool people feeling like it’s not quite for them. Of course, at The Handbook we wouldn’t know what it is like to be uncool, but we do know how to spot a hot new venue and Kansas Smitty’s is exactly that. This is a new jazz and julep bar on Broadway Market and its aim is to be a fun, inclusive venue, dispelling all the myths of jazz being pretentious. Situated in an intimate basement bar, this sixty people capacity bar will be offering up musical delights from […]

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Icetank Launches Kitchen

Today sees the launch of the Icetank Kitchen in Covent Garden.  Before you ask no it’s not an actual ice tank,  ice and ovens don’t go particularly well together, it would be melting all over the place which is less than ideal. Rather, it is the latest offering from the blank canvas studio Icetank in Covent Garden. The Kitchen which has kindly been given by the team over at Miele will focus on healthy living workshops, food demonstrations and inspirational classes as well as pop-ups from leading London restaurants. And let’s be honest  with a  new superfood seemingly introduced every […]

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The Handbook Meets The Gladwin Brothers

Having grown up in West Sussex with an idyllic childhood of foraging and climbing trees; brothers, Richard and Oliver Gladwin knew from a young age that they would end up in the food industry. And so they did, opening the much loved, The Shed in Notting Hill in 2012 and following it up with Rabbit in Chelsea in 2014. The Handbook caught up with them to chat nose-to-tail cooking, favourite restaurants and foraging:  Who would you invite to a dinner party and why? Richard Gladwin:  Danny Myers, one of the leaders in modern restaurateurs. Oliver Gladwin:   Ranulph Fiennes, I imagine […]

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