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45 Restaurants That Have Just Won A Michelin Star

Yesterday was one of the most important days in the restaurant industry, the day that the results of the UK and Ireland Michelin Guide were announced, a day that Gordon Ramsay labelled “the Oscars of the food industry,” and a very exciting one for us at The Handbook. The term Michelin...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

And Now There’s Avocado Beer…

If you’re a millenial, chances are you’ve been Insta’d with a smashed avocado on toast in front of you; most likely on a pastel-coloured plate with a neon sign in the background. Yes, we’ve all been there, and it looks like the burning fire of our avo-obsession isn’t...

Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Choice Chineses: 7 of London’s Best Chinese Restaurants

Yes, yes, we know; why go out to fancy Chinese restos when a (cosier) alternative would be to give good ol’ Deliveroo a bell and sit soft with Netflix blaring in the background? However, we’ve been about the Chinese food block a little, so we feel we know what we’re talking about...

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Narnia Comes To Chelsea

It’s looking like it’ll be a real Turkish delight over at Bluebird Chelsea this winter as they announce their theme for the festive season. Welcome to Narnia. Step through a wardrobe in the Bluebird Restaurant and you’ll be transported to another world as the King’s Road...

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Is This Mayfair’s Best Kept Secret?

We’re sharers here at The Handbook, sharing is, after all, caring and whilst we might not share our food with you, we will share our latest find: 27 Restaurant & Bar which we think is quite possibly the best kept secret in Mayfair. Sitting behind a heavy townhouse door on Curzon Street, the...

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Seasonal & Celebrations

The 17 Halloween Food and Drink Spots Creepin’ It Real

If you’ve seen our Halloween party guide, you’ll know there a jeepers and creepers amounts of cloak-donning and fang-wielding venues across London ready to get you ghouling. However, if for you Halloween is more about enjoying cocktails made from fake blood, eating desserts that look...

Bars, Clubs & Drinks

Igloos, Fondues & Skiing: 3 Reasons To Love This Fulham Pop-Up

Fulham’s beach, Neverland, is undergoing a transformation as it says goodbye to the long, hot and no doubt very profitable summer and hello to a ski club inspired by the slopes of Alps in the 80s and 90s. And yes, they will have igloos, so if you missed out on booking your spot at Coppa Club you...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Where’s Hot This Curry Week?

Given my monthly curry intake, you’d be surprised to hear that I’ve not actually been celebrating National Curry Week pretty much solid since the last time we had National Curry Week. I’m not alone, curry really has become Britain’s national dish and as a nation we guzzle...

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19 Secret Underground Venues

London’s underground is not just home to the tube, oh no; get below street level and you’ll find a whole warren of hidden venues. Yes the sky rises might be imposing and impressive, but do they have the charm of a hidden vaulted cellar, the mystery of a bar with no sign and the history...

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

Forget Brexit, This Was The Real Referendum

Referendum might be a dirty word, but its not stopped the launch of the second-most talked about plebiscite in Westminster. While Theresa May was explaining her backstop plan to EU leaders last night, all eyes in parliament were on a far more important matter: the Kennington Tandoori’s new...

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