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Openings & Launches

5 Reasons We’re Getting Excited About Selfridge’s Fancy New Restaurant

When it comes to Selfridge’s new eatery, Brasserie of Light, founder Richard Caring promises “Dreams in this restaurant will come true!”. And if your dream is eating roasted fennel and capers beneath a humongous suspended crystal-encrusted statue of Pegasus, the creation of none...

Seasonal & Celebrations

Delicious Dishes To Down This Diwali

It goes without saying that the Hindu festival of lights, more commonly known as Diwali, brings beauty in so many forms. From the mesmeric colours to the abundance of food enjoyed by families around circular tables, it’s a time where life is celebrated, against all odds. The festival...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

The Immersive Pirate Experience That’ll Get You Peg-Legless

AHOY, me hearties. How about walking the boards of The Hidden Spirit; a pirate ship docking up in London to get you peg-legless with its treasure trove of tipples? This November, Jack Sparrow will be replaced with a new man of the seas – a Captain Jack Cassidy – who’ll bring a...

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Reviews

5 Reasons You Need To Visit Hakkasan This Weekend

Sunday doesn’t have to be the day that you spend recovering from the party, curled up in front of Netflix; Sunday can be the party! #SundayFunday. And one restaurant that has the Sunday vibes spot-on is Hakkasan. The Michelin-starred restaurant is already known for its Dim Sum Sundays, a feast of...

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

For Fawkes Sake, Try These Smokin’ Bonfire Night Cocktails!

Remember, remember, the fifth of November, long drink, cocktail or shot. Or something like that. Because today is not only a time to celebrate the fact that parliament wasn’t blown to smithereens in an audacious terrorist plot, but also a chance for bars to flog loosely Guy Fawkes night...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

There’s a Bottomless Halloumi Brunch in Town

Las Banderas, we love you! Why, you ask? Well just because they’re serving up a halloumi-themed bottomless brunch and our prayers have been answered. Seriously, we called out for a brunch like this and were answered with Hallou, is it mi you’re looking for? And yes, that is my worst...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

45 Restaurants That Have Just Won A Michelin Star

Yesterday was one of the most important days in the restaurant industry, the day that the results of the UK and Ireland Michelin Guide were announced, a day that Gordon Ramsay labelled “the Oscars of the food industry,” and a very exciting one for us at The Handbook. The term Michelin...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Choice Chineses: 7 of London’s Best Chinese Restaurants

Yes, yes, we know; why go out to fancy Chinese restos when a (cosier) alternative would be to give good ol’ Deliveroo a bell and sit soft with Netflix blaring in the background? However, we’ve been about the Chinese food block a little, so we feel we know what we’re talking about...

Openings & Launches

SUSHISAMBA Covent Garden: The First Look

The wait is nearly over, one of the most anticipated openings of the year is on the brink of throwing open the doors and we’ve got an advance look at what the Covent Garden restaurant will look like. Guests climb the orange marble spiral staircase, lined with a massive street art mural of...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

7 Foodie Experiences You Need to Try Now

We get it, the weather is starting to turn, the nights are drawing in and the televisions is getting rather good and all you want to do is hibernate under your duvet. This is London though and you can’t just say in, you need to get out there and experience everything it has to offer and this...

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