Forget spring cleaning and forget your January resolutions, now is the time for new beginnings, that back-to-school, we’re done with summer, hello autumn sort of time. New stationary, new coats, new health promises to try and get a control on the summer drinking problem before the Christmas excess or in The Henry Root’s case a whole new look. Part of the Affinity Bars and Restaurant Group, The Henry Root has been doing its thing over on Park Walk, much loved by Chelsea locals and dog-owners but now the time has come for it to have a bit of a make-over, […]
From the classic saying ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ to the number of photos that are posted on Instagram and Facebook every day, it’s safe to say that we’re obsessed with images, but whilst it’s easy to take the selfie and filter it beyond recognition, where do you go when you actually need a photo that won’t just be seen by your Snapchat followers? Step in Red Photographic, the leading innovative photographic company, they specialise in event, business, sports and experiential photography. Currently you’ll find them at the Rugby World Cup (yep, we aren’t jealous at all) and later […]
When we think of brunch we think of a light, airy room with worn wooden floorboards, sugar in mini jam jars and generous plates of eggs benedict, with a hungry queue on the street outside and maybe a few screaming babies. Forget everything you know about brunch and replace it with dim lights, loud music and steak, egg and chips. Much less somewhere to drag your weary hungover self than it is a warm-up venue for your imminent Saturday night antics, STK’s new brunch menu flips everyone’s favourite meal on it’s head. DJs will set the soundtrack to your night […]
In the words of Brigitte Bardot; ‘Champagne is the one thing that gives me zest when I feel tired’ and we couldn’t agree with her more. Not only does it have fewer calories than any other alcoholic tipple but it can’t help but make you feel sophisticated, not that we needed any excuse to divulge in a glass or two. Whether it’s pink, with strawberries or your everyday classic Moet, we’ve rounded up our favourite Champagne Bars to go and enjoy the good stuff. And good stuff it has to be, we’ll be able to tell if it’s ‘Charlemagne’….
One of London’s most exclusive private members’ venues, Maddox Club, is offering Mayfair party-goers something a little bit different in the form of a new Friday night event called UNDERCURRENT. UNDERCURRENT offers tech and deep house fans a unique opportunity to experience world-class music in an intimate and exclusive nightclub environment. In a nutshell, this is exactly what Ibiza, Mykonos and St Tropez regulars have been looking for after a hedonistic summer of dance. Every Friday throughout September internationally renowned artists such as Adriatique, Magdalena and Undercatt have taken to the Maddox Club decks, proving that the party can, and […]
We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and if you ask us, that means that we have the right to make the absolute most of this morning munch. In the spirit of early morning fine dining, we’ve rounded up 8 of the best breakfast spots in London, so that you can sample them all on your quest for the tastiest brekkie – however, we can’t be held responsible for the calorie intake this guide may lead to.
Here at The Handbook we are suckers for the latest offering of teas from a remote village in China finely brewed overnight at the perfect temperature with macaroons presented in a flower pot but sometimes we do crave the good old traditional English afternoon tea. This Autumn, the OXO Tower Restaurant are stripping things back following the success of their ‘Not Afternoon Teas’, so alongside the whimsical cocktail and dessert pairings is something much more familiar. This afternoon tea is something much more like Aunt Mabel would prepare for you, albeit with the culinary talents of a leading London Head Chef and […]
A new wave of Italian creative talent from the worlds of food, drink, fashion and design is returning to the capital as the House of Peroni takes up a new residency in East London. Visitors are expected to make themselves feel at home as they explore the house featuring specially-commissioned artworks by Italian designers, artists and architects and to relax at one of three beautifully designed bars offering exciting infused drinks. Guests will enter the warm bustling kitchen and be greeted by delightful smells and a never ending dining table offering delicious Michelin-starred food. From there, they will be invited to […]
Tomorrow, brothers Gabriel and Marcello Bernardi will open Bernardi’s, a modern Italian restaurant which will sit on the corner between Seymour Street and Seymour Place and it sounds exactly like the sort of place we want to while away the hours this autumn. The 120-cover restaurant and bar will be divided across two floors of a restored Victorian property. Upstairs, the open plan room will seat eighty and will feature an open kitchen, bar and communal table where diners can eat together or sit throughout the day working and drinking Italian coffee, which certainly beats the office. Things are kept […]
Whoever discovered that courgettes could be substituted for spaghetti, cauliflower for rice and cashews for cream has a lot to answer for. No longer associated with dreadlocked hippies, raw and vegan food is now hugely popular and even if you don’t need to eat this way for dietary purposes, many of us have enjoyed quinoa in our salads and kale in our smoothies to boost our green intake and dust off our imaginary halos. Lorena Loriato, chef behind London’s hottest raw (oxymoron, much?!) cafés Nama and Tanya’s Chelsea, MightyBee and Transition Zone (Fulham’s hippest fitness studio), is hosting a supper-club […]
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