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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Where To Watch The Boat Race

Given over 99% of the public weren’t privileged enough to attend either Oxford or Cambridge, and then only small proportion of those rowed competitively, it’s a little odd that the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race somehow evokes such strong passions. Maybe it’s the wry amusement of...

Fashion & Beauty

In Vogue: Fashion Houses With Food

Haute couture and haute cuisine seldom meet, unless you eat spag-bol wearing your best Chanel. But we’re spotting a slow-growing trend among fashion houses to include restaurants in their fashion outlets, after all if you can create a fantastic £15k handbag you must also be a dab-hand at...


Farmacy: The Vegan Restaurant Paving The Plant-Based Way

Vegans, listen up, because you’d be a buffoon not to tick this restaurant off your list. Quite literally a sanctuary for catering to all your plant based needs, Farmacy is the brainchild of Camilla Fayed opening in 2016 on Westbourne Grove between Notting Hill and Bayswater. The menu and...

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Openings & Launches

The Stafford Is Launching Its First Independent Restaurant

This is pretty big news, The Stafford London has announced that it will be launching its first independent restaurant project this year. Following the opening of The Game Bird back in 2017 and the relaunch of  the American Bar last year, the new restaurant, in a first, will not be housed within...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

East London Girl’s Top 10 Restaurants

She’s racked up close to 40,000 followers on Insta due to her in-the-know restaurant knowledge, whirling off recommendations left, right and centre across her sprightly blog and social media platforms, and now the oh, so popular East London Girl shares with The Handbook her Top 10 East...

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Rooftops and Terraces

25 Rooftop Bars You’ll Definitely Be Up On This Summer

There’s a heat wave coming! No, really! A year on from Beast From The East and we’re now talking about a hot spell that will take us into May. So how are you going to spend it? Stock-piling Magnum Classics and working on an epic tan? Working in the garden on the mother of all topiaries?...

Experiences & Pop-Ups

Check Out This Incredible Cherry Blossom Pop-Up

Surely one of the prettiest seasons, cherry blossom celebrations or Sakura will soon be taking place in Japan, blooming in the last week of March and the first two weeks of April in Kyoto (roughly between 20 March and 14 April). If you can’t make it to Japan to see the blossoms (you’d need to...

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Best Brunches

Where to Party Like It’s 1929

Since its opening in 1929, Quaglino’s has always been the place to see and be seen. It’s been London’s watering hole for A-listers, the arts set and royalty. Princess Diana snuck through the kitchens, a table was permanently reserved for Princess Margaret and it was the first public...

Best Brunches

There’s a Brand New Beauty and Beast Bottomless Brunch

When reviewing restaurants you always hope that the chef will read the article, and if they take onboard the feedback you gave about the chips not needing to be served in a mini deep fat fryer (whoever thought that was a good idea needs to have a word with themselves) then even better. What you...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where To Get Wood: Restaurants With Trees In Them

Proving there really is a listicle for everything, here’s a guide to where to find restaurants that have trees inside them. From acorns grow mighty oaks, unless you had them shipped in ready-grown as part of a refurb. But nevertheless, there’s something undeniably magical about a living...

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