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The Raw Food Restaurant That Should Be On Your Radar

On a balmy summer night I made my way to Victoria to try a menu that wouldn’t normally be my bag. Yet, after once trying a tarantula cocktail at Sea Container’s Dandelion bar, it’s fair to say I’m typically forthright when it comes to food and drink. That’s not to say this menu was of a nature as eccentric and otherworldly as my cocktail escapade, but rather it was a 100% vegetarian menu, of which I’m not used to trying. If you’ve never heard of the M Restaurant family then I’ll eat my hat (if I have room post-meal). The […]

Openings & Launches

The World’s First Zero Waste Restaurant Arrives In London

Everyday we’re shown images of the crumbling environment, whether it’s footage of the Amazon rainforest in flames, or photographs oil spillages destroying the jet-blue ocean we’ve grown to know and love. The environment is a glorious place, and it’s in dire need of protecting from such catastrophes. It does seem, however, people are eager to do their bit to help, from replacing plastic straws with pasta and paper, or cutting back on their plastic intake. One restaurant soaring to go the extra step is SILO, the world’s very first zero waste restaurant. Doug McMaster, the mastermind behind the zero waste […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Lettuce Celebrate Our Five Favourite Food Apps

Take it from us, trying to pick a restaurant for a casual meal with pals is a total nightmare. Especially when you have your finger on the restaurant pulse which, at The Handbook, we’d like to think we do! So, for foodies intent on getting the best experience (and the best snaps for the Gram) we’ve delved into the technological in order to pluck out some apps that might help us out.

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Hop In The Rolls Royce, This Is The Ultimate Posho Takeaway

Posher than Spencer Matthews eating truffle foraged by a swan: Burger & Lobster just launched spicy lobster nuggets, and they're properly posh...

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Hotels

Ravishing Raffles Reopens To Raucous Reviews

If you’ve got your ear to the luxury openings ground then you’ll know that the ultimate pin-up, Raffles Singapore, has finally reopened. Flaunting its new look, like a celeb post botox, Raffles has caught the attention of those who revel in the finer things in life. The heritage hotel is celebrated for its colonial-style frontier, as well as being the birthplace for the lip-smacking Singapore Sling! Raffles opened its doors in 1887, named after the founder of Singapore and British Malaya, Sir Stamford Raffles. Inside it’s like a journey through many an era, traversing the romantic, to the Neo-Renaissance, to […]

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Nice Buns! Where To Celebrate National Burger Day

You've been counting down the days, we're sure... It's *drumroll* NATIONAL BURGER DAY TODAY!! Yes, another dubious 'national day', but a reason to eat burgers...

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Why You Ought To Stop At Naught To Eat At L’Ortolan

L'Ortolan is famously the only Michelin starred restaurant in Reading. But there's more than that to this gastronomic treat...

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Fume With A View: London Smoking Terraces That Are Smokin’ 🚬

Wait, when did smoking get cool again? Despite a smoking ban and no end of public awareness campaigns and, um, cancer, London is the best place to light up. Here's where to do it...

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Say Salaam Namaste To One Of London’s Best Indian Restaurants

Tucked away down a nondescript side street in the heart of Bloomsbury lies an equally nondescript restaurant. It would be quite easy to walk past Salaam Namaste - in fact, from the outside the only feature that might turn your head is the smattering of awards and recommendations adorned in the front window. 

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8 Of London’s Best Chef’s Tables

While we can't promise you'll be seeing an idiot sandwich rendition, we can promise you'll have the best seat in the house at one of London's best chef's tables. Here's a few of our favourites...

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Did Ed Sheeran Just Open A Restaurant?

We’re just thinking out loud about something… namely Ed Sheeran’s new restaurant which apparently is a thing. Sneaky Ed has apparently bought a restaurant somewhere in London, rumoured to be Notting Hill, which is unsurprising seeing as Ed loves hills so much (Castle on the HILL and all that). But, aside from this thin on the ground info, we know little else! Ed has teased us with an Insta post, as celebs often do, and has shared a bottle of Ketchup on the gram. This could be because his restaurant will be about all things ketchup, given how much Ed […]

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

Keep Calm And Carry Scone… 24 Places To Spend Afternoon Tea Week!

Get the scones at the ready, get that cream clotted, leave the teabag in the pot for just the right amount of time, de-crust the sarnies, aaaaaand relax! Afternoon tea lovers, this is your week. From Monday 12th, all the way through until Sunday 18th, Britain celebrates a week that puts the sweet to Glorious Twelfth’s savoury – it’s Afternoon Tea Week! And, in a bid to provide you with only the jammiest and best brewed, dear, we’ve rounded up the most scrumptious tea’s going. Fill your boots, porcelain mugs and doggy bags, it’s time to par-tea! Kimpton Fitzroy Kimpton […]

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