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Our Guide to… Thanksgiving

On the never ending quest to find something to party about, when the events run dry over here we are happy to look further afield and across the pond, to borrow Thanksgiving from our US neighbours. With delicious food, autumnal decorations and a perfect excuse to have everything pumpkin flavoured, Thanksgiving on the 27th November is the perfect warm-up before the main event of Christmas. We have created our guide of the best Thanksgiving events happening in London. Sports Bar & Grill’s Festive Celebrations Throw yourself into the full spirit of the US by watching live NFL games on the […]

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Aqua Shard Brunch

Chances are by now you’ve been to Aqua Shard for drinks, but how about brunch? This isn’t just any brunch though this is the quaffing Champagne whilst eating lobster benedict and taking in the views from the 32nd level sort of brunch.   We headed up to the dizzying heights last weekend, make sure you get a reservation, by the time we left the queues were starting to snake around the corner and when it’s windy and cold that’s not fun for anyone.  Once upstairs you’re whisked inside through the glass doors, and hit with staggering views of London, it really […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Aqua Shard Brunch

Chances are by now you’ve been to Aqua Shard for drinks, but how about brunch? This isn’t just any brunch though this is the quaffing Champagne whilst eating lobster benedict and taking in the views from the 32nd level sort of brunch.   We headed up to the dizzying heights last weekend, make sure you get a reservation, by the time we left the queues were starting to snake around the corner and when it’s windy and cold that’s not fun for anyone.  Once upstairs you’re whisked inside through the glass doors, and hit with staggering views of London, it really […]

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Openings & Launches

The Ivy Market Grill

The Ivy is getting a younger sister this month with the arrival of The Ivy Market Grill, an all -day cafe and restaurant in Covent Garden, which is said to be a home from home… just with less Ikea furniture, no empty takeaway boxes on a Sunday morning and a better alcohol supply. Taking the magic of The Ivy but making it a little more accessible, The Ivy Market Grill is for those who want a bite to eat whether it is breakfast, elevenses (which will include crumpets and teacakes!), pre or post theatre, tea or supper but don’t have […]

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Madison
Openings & Launches

Madison

Taking its inspiration from a modern Manhattan eatery, new hotspot – Madison – brings a slice of the big apple to central London. Occupying the penthouse spot of One New Change, it comprises of a glamorous bar and restaurant, a separate cocktail bar and sun-soaked (though it seems hard to believe now) rooftop terraces; all set against the stunning backdrop of our city’s skyline. Open from 12 till late and promising an exciting line up of in-house DJ’s, Madison is a fun and unique destination for both dinner and drinks, late into the night. The menu is a nod to […]

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Cicchetti

I’m not sure what I was expecting from the new Cicchetti (part of the San Carlo group) when I looked at the website, perhaps a middle of the road Italian in Covent Garden, there wasn’t even a menu. Yes it has good reviews, and yes they must have been doing something right as they’ve had huge success in Manchester and Piccadilly, but if you were going on the website it wasn’t much. Anyway I got to Wellington Street and found the restaurant, their extravagant window display of  smoked and cured meats, which were lit up suggested that perhaps this was […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Cicchetti

I’m not sure what I was expecting from the new Cicchetti (part of the San Carlo group) when I looked at the website, perhaps a middle of the road Italian in Covent Garden, there wasn’t even a menu. Yes it has good reviews, and yes they must have been doing something right as they’ve had huge success in Manchester and Piccadilly, but if you were going on the website it wasn’t much. Anyway I got to Wellington Street and found the restaurant, their extravagant window display of  smoked and cured meats, which were lit up suggested that perhaps this was […]

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Openings & Launches

Old Tom and English

Launching today in the heart of Soho is Old Tom and English. Brought to you by brother and sister, Costas and Maria Constantinou, they are turning the tables on those restaurants that don’t let you book – you know where you think ‘ah I’ll just drop in for a bite to eat’ and then bam you’re queuing for 2 hours on the street, because it’s the place to go- as this establishment is reservation only. And anywhere that we don’t have to queue for in this weather can only be a winner.  Taking its name from an 18th century British […]

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The Handbook’s Guide to… The Top Brunch Spots

The best part of any weekend is brunch. Be it munching on Eggs Florentine, or sipping on Bloody Mary’s whilst nursing your hangover and discussing the night before, the weekend is not complete without one of these stupendous affairs. But with so many brunch menus to choose from, how do you distinguish the eggs from the bacon? Never fear, as usual The Handbook is here to help with a list of top favourite brunch hang outs. 

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Handbook’s Guide to… The Top Brunch Spots

The best part of any weekend is brunch. Be it munching on Eggs Florentine, or sipping on Bloody Mary’s whilst nursing your hangover and discussing the night before, the weekend is not complete without one of these stupendous affairs. But with so many brunch menus to choose from, how do you distinguish the eggs from the bacon? Never fear, as usual The Handbook is here to help with a list of top favourite brunch hang outs.  Aqua Shard Brunch over at Aqua Shard is a lavish affair, with the dizzying heights this isn’t one for those suffering from the night […]

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