BACK TO Lifestyle

Food

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Tom’s Kitchen Celebrates Totally Thames Festival

What do St Katherine Docks and HMS Belfast have in common? Besides the obvious watery locations, they are both home to Tom’s Kitchen restaurants and, to celebrate September’s Totally Thames festival, chef Tom Aikens is hosting a special dinner the night the festival launches. Totally Thames is...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

East London’s Pizza Showdown

Do you ever sit down in a restaurant and wish that you could order everything on the menu? Not necessarily because you’re up for a man vs food style showdown, but more because it all looks so tempting. What we’re about to tell you is a place where not only ordering everything off the menu is...

Openings & Launches

Savurè Opens: All About the Pasta

Forget any talk of not eating carbs, forget any of this nonsense about no carbs before Marbs, because we will never be able to give up a bowl of fresh, delicious, comforting pasta and nor should we try to. Why are we praising carbs so? Because, Savurè, a pasta shop straight from Turin has just...

Read more

Become An Insider

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

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Magical Masterclasses at London Edition’s Punch Room

Think of punch and your mind probably casts back to questionable bowls of sickly sweet liquid at house parties’ passed. To name your bar the Punch Room, you can be pretty certain that there’s not a hint of such horror – expertly mixed bowls only. The London EDITION is launching a number...

Read more

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

8 London Alternatives to The Edinburgh Fringe Festival

August in Edinburgh is all about the Fringe. If you can’t make it up north, use it as an opportunity to experience some of London’s best cultural happenings. Save the pre-theatre rush and try out these places for a night consisting of more than just dinner and drinks; comedy, cabaret...

Read more

Openings & Launches

2nd Blanchette to Open

Following on from the success of their Soho French bistro, brothers Maxime, Yannis and Malik Alary are back with the second Blanchette and this time it’s opening on Brick Lane. It’ll still feature signature dishes such as crispy frog’s legs, cheese beignets and croquet monsieur but this time...

Awesome Afternoon Teas

Rock Royalty Afternoon Tea

In case you haven’t heard, this week is Afternoon Tea Week and seeing as it’s Wednesday already that means you’re two days of scones, clotted cream and cucumber sandwiches behind. Whether you favour starched linen napkins and fine bone china or something a little more exotic, we told your...

Read more

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Michelin-Starred Dining and… Underwear

The only relationship between underwear and food we can think of is unzipping our jeans after the final mouthful of a particularly indulgent meal – until now. If you haven’t heard about it, the V&A Museum is currently showing an exhibition all about what lies beneath; Undressed: A Brief...

Awesome Afternoon Teas

10 Very British Ways to Celebrate Afternoon Tea Week

Afternoon Tea Week needs little introduction. A British staple for over 150 years, the act of having tea, sandwiches and cake late afternoon is as popular today as ever – here at The Handbook we hear of a new afternoon tea pretty much every week if not every day. 2016 is the sixth year of...

Read more

Openings & Launches

Cha Chaan Teng: Holborn’s New Restaurant

So it’s Monday; a new day, a new week and a new restaurant opening – today it is the turn of Cha Chaan Teng, a restaurant inspired by the 1950s cha chaan teng cafes of Hong Kong. With School of Wok creator and TV Chef, Jeremy Pang at the helm it’ll be serving up a menu of Chinese comfort...

Read more

  • * a company email is required to download this file