BACK TO Lifestyle

Food

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Handbook Meets: Amelia Singer

We know we love to drink wine but how much do we really know about wine itself? While we may be able to pass as not total novices by loudly declaring we need to let the bottle breathe, we still have a while to go. Someone who knows everything there is to know about wine is wine consultant and presenter of ITV’s The Wine Show, Amelia Singer. Amelia is also the founder of self-titled wine business, Amelia’s, which organises and hosts bespoke wine tastings and events. Described as ‘the female Jamie Oliver of the wine world’ we met up with Amelia […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

The Ivy Cafe To Open In St John’s Wood

Dwellers of St John’s Wood; a treat is coming your way… a cafe! Bare with us. We’re not talking about chequered table cloths, greasy full English’s and brews all round, although we argue they are equally as important on those days when you’re absolutely, unequivocally …you get the picture. This is no run of the mill cafe, this is The Ivy Cafe. Taking over the space previously occupied by Megan’s Grill & Bar, The Ivy will offer a local, friendly environment and all-day dining 7 days a week, that’s breakfast, lunch and dinner and everything in between including brunch, afternoon […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Game Season At The Jugged Hare

On the streets of London, the fact that it’s game season probably doesn’t mean that much to you, but it should, it’s a chance to enjoy some of the best produce Britain has to offer, luckily The Jugged Hare is ensuring that even us Londoners can get involved.  The gastro pub is dedicated to enthusing and educating its diners about game and this season their authorial stamp on the season will not be challenged due to an extensive line up of dishes (Game Bomb), specials (squirrel) and activities (Gourmet Game Suppers). As well as a season-long menu there will also […]

Read more

WIN!

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

Win A Family Trip To Disneyland® Paris With Staycity Aparthotels

Open until 18th October 2019

On September 3rd 2019 the award-winning Staycity Aparthotels opened its first ever resort-style property in France, Paris Marne La Vallée – just five minutes from Disneyland® Paris.

Click to read for answer

What is the first name of Disney's founder?

  • 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
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Boma Bridge Restaurant Opening

Boma Restaurants is one of many groups opening up venues in London, however, they have a focus that sets them apart. Apart from exclusively operating in the South West, Boma zones in on a concept that these days seems all too rare; neighbourhood.  Just like its two sibling restaurants, Boma Bridge will be built upon neighbourly values; focus on local hospitality and building relationships with everyone around and involved in the business. The same approach goes for the food. The person leading the food will be executive chef Jack Reynolds. Applying his agricultural and pastry background, he’s designed a menu […]

Read more

Openings & Launches

London Cocktail Week Begins

It’s Monday morning so you might not want to think about cocktails right now, but sorry this is a special occasion. It’s the start of the seventh London Cocktail Week! The Cocktail Village will be back with over 200 bars from across London serving up cocktails for £5 (but make sure you have your LCW pass, get them on the website) and there will be events happening across the city – we would list them all here, but that would be a very long list, so here are five our favourite events happening this week! Jones Family Project: The Shoreditch bar […]

Openings & Launches

Margot Opens

Maître d Paulo de Tarso has left Bar Boulud and joined forces with restaurateur Nicolas Jouën to launch Margot, an Italian restaurant opening in Covent Garden this month. Bringing Italian charm and luxury together the restaurant will serve up a curated selection of dishes that reflect the different regions of Italy. With The Hassler in Rome and Stefano Cavallini at The Halkin, two of the world’s most prestigious Italian Kitchens, on his CV the kitchen will be headed up by Maurizio Morelli who is also a bit of a connoisseur when it comes to pasta making. Dishes will include the […]

Read more

Become An Insider

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

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

12 Restaurant And Bars That Opened In September

And that’s another month gone, we’ve seen classics re-open, hotels renamed and restaurants open their third site, it’s safe to say September has been pretty busy! Check out 12 of the new restaurants, bars and hotels to open this month!  Bluebird Re-opening Kings Road favourite Bluebird Is re-opening after an August redesign and to mark the occasion there will be 20% off the menu at lunchtimes until the end of October! It has been re-imagined and designed by Sagrada and to go along with its new look is a new menu from Liam Smith-Laing which will draw inspiration from the […]

Read more

Openings & Launches

MNKY HSE Opens in Mayfair

Nothing is what it seems… no we haven’t turned our hand to fortune reading (although that could be quite the business venture), that line is actually the ethos behind MNKY HSE, a new bar and restaurant that opens next week on the former site of Dover Street Wine Bar in Mayfair. Fitting name, given it’s the year of the monkey. Set across two floors, it’ll serve Latin American food alongside live music and DJ sets. The black outside door with a monkey head knocker will lure you into space which is set to be dramatic, luxurious and talked about. The […]

Read more

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

The Handbook Meets: Callooh Callay’s Nathan Shearer

Callooh Callay opened its doors back in 2008. An unassuming little bar (from the outside) down a side street in Shoreditch, Callooh Callay is known for its modern interpretations of traditional cocktails so it’s no surprise that the word soon spread that what was happening inside was really quite good. Not to mention that wardrobe that leads to a second bar. Fast forward a few years and it is a regular in ‘Best Bars in London’ (and beyond) lists and has just won “Best Cocktail Menu in the World” at the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail awards – pretty much the Oscars […]

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Boyds Grill & Wine Bar Celebrate Slow Food Week

Slow Food Week, ironically, is fast approaching! That dreaded week where it takes an ungodly amount of time for the food to arrive at the table. If you’re unfortunate enough to be in view of the kitchen, you can actually see the waiter/waitress move at a snails pace, dishes in hand, less and less steam coming off the plate as they barely approach. We’re just playing of course, Slow Food Week is all about enjoying food whilst committing to protect the the community and the environment. In celebration of this annual occasion, Boyds Grill & Wine Bar is creating a […]

Read more

View in full-screen
Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Cook For Syria With Clerkenwell Boy

When turning your mind to Syria, it’s easy to forget against the backdrop of destruction and devastation that buried among the rubble is a culture. To celebrate just an aspect of that which is so close to being lost, Instagrammer Clerkenwell Boy, NEXTGen London, SUITCASE Magazine and Gemma Bell PR have lined up a host of top chefs and restaurateurs to create and serve dishes inspired by Syrian cuisine all in aid of Unicef’s Children of Syria fund. Brunswick House, Caravan, Chick’n’Sours and The Diary are among the restaurants involved whilst Fergus Henderson, Nuno Mendes, Yotam Ottolenghi, Sami Tamimi, José […]

Read more

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

London’s Finest Chocolatier Opens

The establishing of R Chocolate London is much like the tempering of chocolate itself. The pristine, evocative marble slab represents the location and premises where R Chocolate will stand. Situated on the iconic Ebury Street in Belgravia, the chocolatier and patisserie will rub shoulders with world-renowned luxury brands. The provocative pouring of the chocolate of course is symbolic of the indulgence and opulence of what is going to take place inside those four walls. R Chocolate is the brainchild of self-confessed chocaholic Sir Evelyn de Rothschild, producer Jessica de Rothschild and successful entrepreneur Ben Elliot. And it is with one […]

Read more

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