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Bayou’s Blues Brunch

This weekend saw creole bar and restaurant, Bayou, launch its new Blues Brunch; it’s live music and a whole lot of soul food, which was just what we needed when the heavens decided to open and the whole of London was absolutely drenched. Just off Camden High Street, Bayou sits on Iverness Street...

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Our Guide to… The Best Christmas Cocktails

There is one thing that never disappoints each Christmas season and that is the festive cocktail concoctions that make their way onto every drinks menu in the city. Forget the festive cups at Costa and Starbucks, here at The Handbook, it is the slightly more alcoholic delights that have caught our...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Our Guide to… The Best Christmas Cocktails

There is one thing that never disappoints each Christmas season and that is the festive cocktail concoctions that make their way onto every drinks menu in the city. Forget the festive cups at Costa and Starbucks, here at The Handbook, it is the slightly more alcoholic delights that have caught our...

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M in the City

This week has seen the launch of M in the City situated on Threadneedles Street, the first solo project from Martin Williams the former Managing Director of Gaucho Restaurants and it’s pretty impressive.  Set over 15,000 square feet it’s home to 2 restaurants , a wine tasting bar, a...

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Cheese, Glorious Cheese at Verden

Cheese, glorious cheese…here at The Handbook we cannot get enough of the stuff which is we were delighted to hear about Verden, a new restaurant led by Head Chef Tom Fraser (ex-Scott’s) in Clapton. The restaurant, which has its very own cold-room vaults in the basement, specialises in three...

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Putting the Port in Portobello

If you find yourself in Notting Hill this Christmas and need to rest your weary feet in between the search for that last present for the person you really don’t want to buy for but have to (most likely the neighbours/office secret santa) , then we have the perfect remedy – starting today until...

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Paperworks Winter Fun

Forget Dalston, it’s all about the Elephant these days. Corsica Studios’ venue, The Paperworks, put the sun into summer earlier this year in Elephant and Castle and now it’s back from tomorrow with an all-weather make-over with heaters galore, fire-pits, blankets, plush pallet booths and...

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Hunting Without the Gathering with York & Albany

Grab your shooting jacket and head to York & Albany’s winter cabin this week, where you will be treated to a hunting lodge complete with wild game and plenty of fun. Set in the cosy courtyard of the restaurant and inspired by the age of hunting grounds of the surrounding Regent’s Park, you...

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Tulse Hill Hotel

Boutique hotels are branching out! Into South East London to be precise. Welcome to Tulse Hill Hotel officially open this week in a former 19 century public house. The new venue features a nine bedroom hotel plus a destination restaurant and bar and landscaped garden and terrace out back. We see...

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Kouzu Review

Kouzu the recently opened Japanese restaurant in Belgravia, is headed in the kitchen by the former founding chef of Zuma, and is truly something special. How special? So special that head chef Kyoichi Kai has carefully selected the all-Japanese kitchen team which feature some of London’s most...

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