BACK TO Lifestyle

Food

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

BMA House in Summer

A hidden gem in gorgeous Bloomsbury, the British Medical Association House is a Grade II listed property located bang in the middle of the capital, offering facilities for everything from conferences to weddings. The wide selection of rooms available caters to every function, providing fantastic food and service for clients. The outdoor spaces are particularly attractive for Londoners looking for an oasis of calm and a bit of fresh air amidst the summer smog – both the Courtyard and Garden are available to hire with the chance to barbeque out in the open. Add to this the BMA's generous new […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Marco Opens New Pub in E.Sussex

This morning Marco Pierre White  re-opened an East Sussex pub under the Wheeler's brand. Rumour has it, White has long-term plans to acquire up to 14 more sites. Independent pub company Powder Train, which has owned the Chequers at Maresfield, near Uckfield, since 2006, embarked on the joint venture with White at the end of last year.The 18th-century pub will re-open today following an extensive £150,000 refurbishment. The work included structural changes, such as moving the bar and knocking down a wall, to accommodate 100 covers. New furniture has been installed, along with a complete redecoration across the main trading area […]

Openings & Launches

28-50

Xavier Rousset and Agnar Sverrission, behind the Michelin-starred Texture, have turned their focus to wine with the launch of 28-50 Wine Workshop & Kitchen, opening this month in the City’s Fetter Lane. In an area long known for super exclusive restaurants or wine bars where food is but an afterthought, the new venture offers a happy medium: an exceptional and reasonably prices variety of wines with the addition of simple, classic French food. Both are served in a relaxed environment with brick walls and stripped wooden floors. The name 28-50 is based on the latitudes in which most of the […]

Read more

WIN!

It's free to enter our competitions + you can win amazing prizes!

Win A Dining Experience And Beauty Hamper From Feya

Open until 24th January 2020

The Handbook has teamed up with Feya, London’s hottest new café, to give away a fabulous selection of dining experiences and beauty products to one lucky winner.

Click to read for answer

Where is the second Feya cafe located?

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
By entering your email you agree that you are happy for us to email you with other competitions, offers and Handbook news
Openings & Launches

Sanderson Football Widows

While the capital's men folk are hogging the plasma or holed up in the pub for the duration of the World Cup, ladies can take refuge in the rather more stylish surroundings of The Sanderson Hotel. While they're drinking enough beer to float a small army of rubber ducks, we will be quaffing Champagne. Football widows can drown their sorrows in the hotel's new Champagne tasting menu, served at the venue's rather chic al fresco terrace without a giant screen in sight! Each night that England is playing, there wil be a Champagne dinner that is strictly a ball free zone and guests […]

Read more

Openings & Launches

Cafe Luc

Finally there’s more to Belgium than its chocolate! We are delighted to report the opening of Café Luc, a father and daughter collaboration between Julie van Oostende and esteemed Belgian restaurateur and founder of international success story, Le Pain Quotidien, Luc van Oostende – hence the name. Cosmopolitan to a tee, it’s inspired by the grand cafés of Europe and this modern brasserie is set in a beautifully renovated Victorian property in the heart of Marylebone. Julie van Oostende has restaurants in her blood and a career pedigree which spans The Bryant Park Hotel in New York and the Hoxton […]

Openings & Launches

The Phene & Tuatara

Just in case you needed yet another reason either to visit or put up camp in SW3, June sees the renaissance of a Chelsea landmark. The old Phene Arms on Phene Street is set to relaunch as The Phene under the creative direction of the rather glamorous Lily Bourne and up-and-coming nightclub destination, Tuatara has just opened a sumptuous new roof terrace overlooking the bustling King’s Road. The Phene’s traditional townhouse has undergone a sleek contemporary makeover and emerged as the perfect sanctuary in which to while away a lost afternoon – or evening come to that. Set over two […]

Read more

Become An Insider

Want free instant access to secret locations, exclusive parties, the latest openings and much more!

Openings & Launches

Getting Creative

With the festival season getting going once more, Beck’s Vier is teaming up with leading indy promoters, 580 Ltd for the summer’s Music Inspires Art Tour – a series of free nationwide gigs featuring New Young Pony Club to Little Boots. And also, proving that capitalism is not all work and no play, Deutsche Bank is getting into bed with the likes of Dizzee Rascal and Paloma Faith to sponsor London’s CREATE festival 2010. Beck’s free tour promises to bring together the best in new live music and DJ talent plus an original programme of film and art curated by […]

Read more

Openings & Launches

Arts ‘n’ Eats

Culture and cuisine is always a winning combination and this summer sees two fabulous initiatives involving both. Premiering in June is the eagerly anticipated Masterpiece London. Held at the former Chelsea Barracks, it combines traditional art and antiques with photography, classic cars, fine wines and satellite versions of London’s top restaurants! And then August marks the start of the exciting Picnic and Plays season on The Deck at the National Theatre. Make no mistake, Masterpiece London (24-29 June)is a new generation fair. Joining established founders of Mallett, Ronald Phillips and Apter-Fredericks will be a further 113 esteemed exhibitors from around […]

Read more

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Rhubarb opens in Bond & Brook

Popular Events caterer Rhubarb is to open a new in-store restaurant, Bond & Brook, in the revamped Fenwick store in Bond Street in August. The news comes shortly after Rhubard have just confirmed that they are to provide the in-lounge catering for all First and Business Class American Airlines passengers at Heathrow. Operating buffet style menus at the brand new Flagship Lounge and Admirals Lounge means they  will serve “rhubarb” food to over 600 passengers a day. Located on the second floor, Bond & Brook represents the first project undertaken by consultancy firm A Private View, the partnership of Evening Standard […]

Openings & Launches

A New Moose

SATC2 isn’t the only premier about town. Moose London is reopening following a serious refit as London’s all new Moose bar and club. And while we question the wisdom of launching a Whistler-style ski-lodge in the height of summer (albeit a British summer) we can only salute them for their sense of adventure. And as for Ninetyeight Bar’s ‘Shoreditch Carrots’ in EC2, well we’ll leave you to read on, eh. There’s only so much excitement you can handle in one paragraph after all. The bar at Moose is all comfortable elegance and quirky opulence located in Duke Street, a stone’s […]

Read more

View in full-screen
Openings & Launches

Proud Kitchen

This autumn, Proud Gallery, the Camden arm of Alex Proud’s successful Proud Group, will get a new stable mate when Proud Kitchen opens within the iconic Grade II listed Old Horse Hospital in Camden’s Stables Market. Inspired by New York’s laid-back canteen-style dining scene, the venue, ideal for locals, shoppers and gig-goers alike, will offer London’s hipsters fresh, quality food within the chilled-out market setting. The Kitchen will be open from 8am to 10pm daily and the menu, serving breakfast through to dinner, has been designed by Michelin-trained Head Chef Finlay Logan to provide honest food at affordable prices with […]

Read more

Openings & Launches

Summer Spacemakers

Our urge to make the most of London’s meagre rations of sunshine knows no bounds, so with outdoor space at a premium in the capital, it pays to get creative. The Langham is set to launch a new pop-up cigar terrace next month below pavement level on Portland Place, The Courthouse on Great Marlborough Street has just opened its fifth floor Soho Sky Terrace and Shoreditch’s Queen of Hoxton has gone public with its cracking roof terrace. The Langham’s £80 million refurbishment sees the addition of a new exterior courtyard garden at the front of the hotel, which, come 15 […]

Read more

  • * a company email is required to download this file
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.