That time of year is fast approaching. By that time of year, I am alluding to V Day, the big Valentines. The one day of the year when everyone is expected to be on a date. If you’re not in a relationship / marriage / convent and haven’t started cuffing then you need to get on that ASAP in order to find the one (or someone) for V Day. Once they are well and truly cuffed, you then need to work out where you’re going to go. That’s where we come in. We have devised the ultimate guide of date […]
If you haven’t been to a supperclub yet this year then you are missing out. 2016’s take on the pop-up, there’s something exciting about dining with strangers (and potential new friends) sampling more creative food than you could expect in a restaurant. But if the thought of dinner in a complete strangers dining room is a little too much to handle for your first supper club experience, make a compromise and try a supper club… in a restaurant. Chef of the moment, Cat Ashton is continuing with her series of in-demand supper clubs at Paradise by Way of Kensal Green, […]
Everyone loves a good curry, but with summer fast-approaching, suddenly the thought of heavy foods rapidly loses its appeal. We all want to be beach-body ready, but then again; curry. Some like it hot (some not), but whatever your preference, it’s at this time of year a good old take-away really starts to take its toll. But what if you could enjoy your favourite cuisine without the guilt? Luckily for you, Indian-cooking goddess, Mira Manek makes this possible for a one-night supper club experience at 108 Pantry, Marylebone. Serving up an incredible vegetarian, gluten- and dairy-free nine course Indian feast, Manek is […]
How has it taken this long for one of our favourite foods to have a whole festival dedicated to it? We’ve seen coffee festivals, wine festivals, garlic festivals (Isle of Wight), chilli festivals (Dorset) and a real life sausage festival – thank you, Lincolnshire – but now it’s time for the humble falafel to shine. Hosted by the rather unglamorous sounding Global Pulse Confederation along with the guy behind London Pizza Festival and BurgerMonday, London Falafel Festival is coming to Borough Market on Sunday 1st May and you get to have your say. Four competitors are flying over especially for […]
They say you shouldn’t eat oysters in months without an ‘r’, which means that April is your last chance until September to feast on these delicacies. Of course, modern farming means that you can actually eat oysters all year round but in spirit of the saying we’ve rounded up some of our favourite places to get oysters in London.
We don’t know if any of you have noticed but London’s weather is somewhat sporadic right now. One moment it’s blindingly sunny whilst the next, the heavens have opened and it’s pouring with rain and then, seemingly impossibly, both are happening at once. This can only mean one thing; England is trying to decide whether it’s time to let go of Winter and grace us with Spring. Thankfully, St Clements are helping us pretend that decision has already been made with their new supper club, celebrating the glorious month of Spring by showcasing the best ingredients and recipes it has […]
New Year celebrations are fantastic. Lots of food, good company, copious amounts of Champagne and a rousing rendition of Auld Lang Syne sang at various questionable pitches by young and old alike. What’s the issue with New Year? It’s only one evening. Thankfully, Thai restaurant are celebrating Songkran (the Thai New Year) as well as their 20th anniversary, they will be hosting 3 nights of cultural treats and partying, from April 14th-16th, offering guests a glimpse into the differences in traditions between our two nations. Unlike us Brits, Thai people don’t drink to excess and sit in front of the […]
Whether you’re a London local or just a tourist passing by, there really is no reason for giving a theatre production a pass, with so many options available there is something for everyone. We have teamed up with some of capital’s most popular theatre shows currently running to offer our readers special discounted tickets not available anywhere else.
If white tablecloths and quiet, civilised conversation fill you with dread then check out our guide to some of the best family-friendly restaurants in London – FAR more exciting than colouring pencils and a mini chef’s hat. And because we are calling them ‘family’-friendly and not just ‘child’-friendly, you won’t mind eating there either.
We’re all guilty of it: refilling a half empty glass of wine with a completely different bottle. Your friends turn their nose up at you but actually they would probably never have been able to tell anyway. You’re not mixologists but actually it may not be as rookie as you think. For centuries, the malt masters of deepest Scotland have been doing exactly this as professional whisky producers; mixing different blends of whisky together to form unique (and soberingly expensive) bottles of Scotch. Oval Space and The Whisky Lounge are hosting their third ‘Whisky Weekender’, London’s most dramtastic whisky event […]
Chances are, if you’re in London you’re after a culture fix. Unless of course you call London home in which case culture is probably just part of your weekly routine – a gig here, exhibition there, you get the idea. Whilst we at The Handbook whole heartedly believe that dining out counts as a form of culture, be it a must-try restaurant or cult street food truck, it fills your cultural appetite as well as the physical, leaving you with something to talk about, share with your friends and post on social media, in much the same way as a […]
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