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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

7 Of The Most Sustainable Restaurants

My diet may not be sustainable (I had thirds of pudding yesterday!), but it sure as well can be sustainable. Sustainability flies in the face of much of the food industry’s direction of travel; seasonability is merely a notion where all food stuff is a short flight or a refrigerated container...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Storytelling In A Wigwam (And It’s For Grownups)

When was the last time you listened to a really good story? Not your colleague explaining why she had to sleep in the office last night because she got drunk and forgot her keys. Or your friend making up a dying relative to get out of that long-planned drink. No, I mean a real story. A story that...

Openings & Launches

Rooftop Hot Tub In Brick Lane, Anyone?

Who’s heard of the Culpeper? The venue named after Spitalfields local, oh and astrologer, Nicholas Culpeper, and a mighty fine joint for a post-work pint! Now, the famed location has spread its hospitality wings to give us The Buxton, a quirky Brick Lane pub with personality, a fine amount...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

10 Of The Best BYOB Restaurants In Town

BYOB: the first rule of barbecues and dinner parties, but a restaurant no-no. Most respectable establishments will slap a whopping corkage fee at the very sniff of a smuggled Jacob’s Creek. And for good reason, restaurants benefit from a pretty sizeable mark-up from their wine lists and...

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Awesome Afternoon Teas

New Year, New Tea: China Tang Launches Its 1st Afternoon Tea

As the new year gets underway it brings with it resolutions, diets (started and given up on) and the whole ‘new year, new me’ optimism. We, however, prefer the line ‘new year, new tea’. One, because it is one of our favourite things and two, the first new afternoon tea of the year has...

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Openings & Launches

86 Of The Best New Restaurants

As Virgina Woolf once rightly said: “One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well,” something we here at The Handbook can totally vouch for! And if you are a Handbooker then you’ll know that we love nothing more than food, glorious food. Which is why...

Best Brunches

14 Of The Best Boozy Brunches

Bottomless: unless you’re buying a boat or you’re a colorectal surgeon, one of the sweetest words to hear. The endless possibility of a brunch with unlimited alcohol. Free-flowing bubbles to accompany a delicious meal, Aprol Spritzes like spritz is about to be banned. Bottomless is...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue, Here’s Our V-day Things-To-Do

You’re on a Valentine’s day date with your other half. Big decisions lie ahead. Do you trust your heart, or your gut? Well if the decision is what to order in one of these restaurants, you certainly choose your gut because it’s going to be right. As for your heart? Well, who cares...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

UPDATED! Burns Baby Burns! Burns’ Night Restos That Are Offally Good

‘Fair fa’ your honest, sonsie face, Great Chieftain o’ the Puddin-race!’, yes Wordsworth and Shakespeare might not have days named after them, but Scotland’s greatest wordsmith does and it’s coming up. Like a sort of Scottish version of Chinese New Year, Burns’...

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Experiences & Pop-Ups

In Case You Missed It

In a world where we’ve gone from plugging ethernet cables into modems to fire up computers the size of rooms, to the news that the iPhone XR is now ready to pre-order, it’s often difficult to remain on top of this ever-spinning world. What’s more, we love to offload all of the...

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