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The Handbook Meets….Tom Aikens

At 26 Tom Aikens was the youngest British chef to be awarded two Michelin Stars, he’s written three books, made several appearances on television including reaching the final banquet of 2013’s Great British Menu in aid of Comic Relief. He’s cooked for the likes of David Cavalier’s in...

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Cuban Garden Terrace At Boisdale!

If you weren’t satisfied with your weekend city break in Europe, or you didn’t manage to go on holiday this summer (we really hope not!) then why not escape to a beautiful foreign land, without all the hassle of packing and passport control. This summer, you can experience a taste of Cuba...

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Storeys Rooftop Pop Up

If you haven’t noticed from some of our previous blogs and guides, The Handbook loves rooftop parties and hangouts. This is because escaping the madness of the city and taking in stunning views of London in the sunshine is just a whole lot of fun. The latest one to come about for summer is...

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Paradise Garage Opening In Bethnal Green

There are a lot of different ideas about what ‘paradise’ is…some will tell you it’s a religious haven, others will say it’s lying on a sunny beach, but here at The Handbook, paradise equals tasty food, good drinks and a great atmosphere. Lucky for us then, that Robin Gill and his team...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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