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Lucky Chip Burgers & Wine To Open

When it comes to burgers Ben Denner, founder of Lucky Chip, certainly knows a thing or two. When he first started up Lucky Chip in 2011 he went on the search for the perfect burger, testing not 1, not 2, but 70 bakeries until he found the right bun. #Dedication. And it worked. The burgers became a huge success and we all flocked to them, making our friends envious with our Instagram photos. Well, this month sees the launch of his first permanent restaurant, Lucky Chip Burgers & Wine, opening on Ridley Road in Dalston. The 70-cover restaurant will serve their […]

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Hakkasan Celebrates Chinese New Year

2016 is the Year of the Monkey and with Chinese New Year landing on 8th February, Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan is celebrating in our favourite way, with food and gifts. Available in both their Mayfair and Hanway Place restaurants, Executive Head Chef Tong Chee Hwee has created a limited edition menu alongside a dessert and cocktail.  Designed to showcase dishes which will bring joy and prosperity, you’ll find double boiled fresh ginseng and chicken soup; diced wagyu beef and pine nut golden cups; wok-fried lobster in spicy truffle sauce and dried scallop with crab meat fried rice. To finish there’ll be […]

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The Cocktail Trading Company Moves East

One question that we often get asked is ‘Where should I go if I want a more unusual cocktail bar?’ and one of the first places that springs to mind is the Cocktail Trading Company. Run by three friends, Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball, the bar first opened in Soho and served up unique cocktails in equally unique ways such as serving cocktails alongside plastic toys hidden in tins.  Since then they have had success with their second Cocktail Trading Company in Smithfields and Her Majesty’s Secret Service in Bristol. Now they are moving from their Soho base and […]

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9 of the Healthiest Brunches

Believe it or not, Summer is upon us. The weather may be somewhat deceptive, but this is the time to show off that ‘Summer bod’ you’ve been working so hard to achieve all year. It’s tough not to get too enticed by endless BBQ’s and bottomless brunches, after all, eating is one of our favourite things to do! Fear not, though! We’ve cooked up a list of London’s healthiest brunches to give you a little health-spiration this summer:

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50% Off at New Soho Hot Spot

You might have noticed on The Handbook that we’re trying to make January a better month for everyone with January offers, healthy brunches and indulgent afternoon teas. Well now we have two pieces of good news. At the end of the month 100 Wardour St is opening and you guys get a rather nice 50% off on a la carte dining in the Lounge and Club from the 21st – 27th January. Don’t say we aren’t good to you. Once the site of the Marquee Club where The Rolling Stones performed as well as the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix. […]

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50 Days by Albert Adrià at Hotel Cafe Royal

Every few months an event comes along that really makes our ears prick up. It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what makes such an event but when a Michelin starred Spanish chef will be hitting the kitchen of one of London’s top hotels for a limited residency, you know it will be something very special. For the first time outside of his home country, elBulli chef Albert Adrià is bringing some of his gastronomical innovation to the UK with a 50 day residency at Hotel Cafe Royal, in the hotel’s 150th year. London is now considered to be at the forefront […]

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100 Wardour St Opens – 50% Off

You might have noticed on The Handbook that we’re trying to make January a better month for everyone with January offers, healthy brunches and indulgent afternoon teas. Well now we have two pieces of good news. At the end of the month 100 Wardour St is opening and you guys get a rather nice 50% off on a la carte dining in the Lounge and Club from the 21st – 27th January. Don’t say we aren’t good to you. Once the site of the Marquee Club where The Rolling Stones performed as well as the likes of Fleetwood Mac and Jimi Hendrix. […]

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Bars, Clubs & Drinks

11 Top Guilt Free Cocktails

January is a bit of dividing month isn’t it? You have those who are on the ‘Dry January route, the New Year the New Me road, the cutting back the alcohol’ group. Then you have the ‘January is miserable, I might as well enjoy myself, what harm can another cocktail do?’ group. Well this guide has eleven of the best cocktails for January, whether you want mocktails or healthier cocktails – cheers! 

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East meets West at Tom’s Kitchen Chelsea

It’s always an exciting thing when two greats are reunited i.e. Bill & Ted, and now former colleagues Tom Aikens and the Typing Room’s Lee Westcott have come together for one blissful night of cooking magic. The pair will introduce a 5 course menu, created by them, where they explain the skills involved in creating the Modern European dishes. The two chefs first met at Tom Aikens’ eponymous two Michelin-starred restaurant, where afterwards saw Lee Westcott travel around the world and working with Jason Atherton before coming back to the UK to become Executive Chef of the hugely successful Typing […]

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Brown’s Hotel’s ‘Not So Dry January’

We at The Handbook like people that do their own thing, write their own story, lead their own path, so while everyone around you may be clutching to bottles of juice as they try to cleanse their weakened liver, we say to hell with that! And so does Brown’s Hotel as they have created a trio of absolutely not alcohol-free ‘Dry Cocktails’ available throughout January. The drinks comprise of Dry Cooler blends Aperol, soda water and Galanti Prosecco Extra with a dry citrus roundel garnish, Dry Dry Baby, Petit Chablis, soda and lemon and grapefruit bitters served over ice. Last on […]

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The Detox Kitchen Deli Opens

It’s the 4th January, Christmas is over, New Year’s Eve is over, hopefully your hang over is over. Now it’s time to say goodbye to the family boxes of chocolate, to say good bye to living in your pyjamas and to say hello again to healthy food and the gym. Don’t worry this is much more delicious than it sounds and if 2015 and Instagram has taught us anything it’s that eating healthily is not dull, especially when Lily Simpson founder of The Detox Kitchen is opening a new flagship deli in Fitzroy Place today. Spread over two floors the […]

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Restaurants, Pubs & Food

‘Try January’ at Pop Brixton

It seems as though Pop Brixton have been listening to us moaning about having to think up an original New Year’s resolution, and no ‘eat healthier’, ‘drink less’ and ‘lose weight/get fit’ don’t count. One that is slightly more original is ‘learn something new’ – focus on gaining rather than losing. Goodbye Dry January, hello Try January… Community focused Pop Brixton was set up as a way to bring the community together and give local and independent businesses a chance to get their work seen by like-minded people. In December it transformed into an alternative Christmas market but the fairy […]

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