The Handbook
The Handbook

From restaurants and bars, to hotels and boutiques, we’re compiled our favourite London haunts offering the best gifting vouchers.

Christmas isn’t quite the same this year, and with the country firmly in lockdown until the beginning of December, we wanted to help spread a little festive spirit, while also helping to support our favourite spots in the city.

Restaurants & Bars

Sexy Fish

Give the foodie in your life the ultimate gift with a voucher to Sexy Fish, the Berkeley Square restaurant that’s all about the glitz and glamour. The bar hosts the world’s largest collection of Japanese whisky, while the food draws influences from the seas of Asia, with a focus on Japanese cuisine and techniques. 

Those wanting something a little different, flick through Caprice Restaurants’ selection, from 34 Mayfair to Scott’s, J Sheekey to Balthazar. 

Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester 

For a truly exuberant gift, gift a loved one a dining experience at Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester. While their holiday to the French Riviera may have been cancelled this year, they can live out their French dreams at London’s finest French restaurant and sample one of the best tasting menus in the city. 

Kricket

For the spice lovers, a gift voucher to one of London’s leading Indian restaurants, Kricket, is a must. Right now, they’re offering prepaid loyalty vouchers for when they reopen. If you purchase a voucher from us for £250 or more, we will add an additional 20% of the amount purchased as a goodwill gesture. 

Amazonico

With Amazonico being The Handbook readers favourite, it only seemed natural to give the Mayfair favourite an honorary mention. Spread a little tropical love this Christmas and gift the ultimate jungle experience with an Amazonico gift voucher. 

From its flamboyant tropical interiors through to its exquisite cuisine, it’s the perfect gift to spoil the true foodie in your life.

From £50, the voucher is valid 48 hours after purchase, for 12 months
Amazonico Vouchers Here

Aqua Group

From Spanish delights at Aqua Nueva to sky high dining at Aqua Shard, make memories with Aqua Restaurant Group and give the perfect gift this Christmas. Choose from a variety of options, including the popular Peter Pan inspired afternoon tea at Aqua Shard and the fiery Northern Chinese cuisine at Hutong.

Head to specific restaurant pages for full gift voucher offers
Aqua Group Vouchers Here

Park Chinois 

Famed for its exquisite Chinese cuisine, expertly crafted cocktails and lively entertainment, gift a night out at Park Chinois this Christmas. Whether the foodie in your life deserves a sparkling bottle of Champagne, to sample their signature Duck De Chine, or both, treat them to the ultimate Saturday night entertainment package.

Drake & Morgan

Have a friend who’s a whizz in the kitchen but hasn’t the faintest idea how to knock up a cracking cocktail? Gift an exciting mixology masterclass this Christmas and see them finally master the art of the cocktail. Or, treat your loved one to a quintessentially British afternoon tea experience at Drake & Morgan this Christmas and celebrate a big reunion together in the new year.

ROBATA

Soho favourite, ROBATA have three tempting gifting options to treat the foodie in your life with. For the brunch lovers out there, try ROBATA’s exceptional Bottomless Prosecco Brunch and delight in delicious small plates and sushi. Or, try a bit of everything with their Tasting Menu option. Yum.

Circus

A gifting treat for your friend who cherishes a good ol’ night out, Covent Garden’s quirkiest cabaret restaurant and cocktail bar, Circus, has all of your Christmas presents answered for thanks to their gifting packages. Choose from the likes of The Ringmaster’s Tasting Menu experience and The Fire-Breathing bar experience, or give your friend a brunch to remember with their epic brunching packaging. 

Opium

Become a pro in the cocktail department with Opium London’s mini cocktail masterclass. The 1-2 hour cocktail making session will see you go from novice to expert thanks to the help of their expert mixologists. Treat a loved one with their masterclass experiences or simply gift a round of Opium’s famous cocktails to be redeemed at your friend’s leisure.

Searcys at The Gherkin

If you’re looking to impress your foodie friend this Christmas, gift a dinner at Searcys at the Gherkin. Situated on level 39 and 40 of one of London’s most iconic modern buildings, an evening at Searcys at the Gherkin is truly magical, from the elevated cuisine through to the sensational skyscraper topped views over the city.

Hotels

South Place Hotel

For those missing the city, treat your partner with a romantic night away at South Place Hotel. The gifting option includes an overnight stay in one of their luxurious bedrooms, plus a six-course tasting menu at the Michelin-starred restaurant, Angler. Purchase the gift voucher now and redeem at a later date.

11 Cadogan Gardens 

Add a little sparkle to your partner’s day and gift a night’s stay at 11 Cadogan Gardens, the cosy Chelsea townhouse hotel. From their romantic getaway package to quintessential afternoon tea overnight experience, perfect for the afternoon tea lovers in your life, add a little sparkle to their Christmas morning with this special gift.

The Lanesborough

For the sweet toothed lovers in your life, give the gift of luxury this festive season and book in for The Lanesborough x Peggy Porschen pastel-hued afternoon tea. Or, spoil your mum with a trip to The Lanesborough’s spa and fill her day with fabulous facials and silky manicures. The Lanesborough packages start from £55.

The Bloomsbury

Tucked in the centre of London’s theatreland, The Bloomsbury is the perfect place to head for a staycation. Treat a loved one to a trip to the theatre (once they’ve reopened of course) and book in for a special night at the famed London hotel. From a trip to London’s most Instagrammable restaurant, Dalloway Terrace, to a sweet suite celebration stay, a gift voucher from The Bloomsbury is a gift that keeps on giving.

The Mandrake 

After the year we’ve all had, it’s more important than ever to treat ourselves this Christmas. Treat your family to a spiritual wellbeing voucher from The Mandrake, whether that’s trying a gong bath for the first time or sampling The Mandrake’s sound meditation, and help take a breather from the pandemic panic.

For something a little different… Explore Burlington Arcade’s wealth of boutiques

While we might not be able to get our quintessential ‘London moment’ right now, we can still delight in Burlington Arcade’s beauty online through their wealth of boutiques. Treat a loved one to a special gift voucher this Christmas and explore the Arcade once things return to normal next month. 

A few of our favourite gifting voucher options include; jeweller Annoushka, loafer specialists Baudoin & Lange, British perfume house Penhaligon’s, and cashmere specialists, N.Peal.

Burlington Arcade have also recently launched a festive digital and experiential retail campaign, Bespoke at Burlington, meaning you can shop and support the best luxury independent brands from home. From private access to Strathberry’s archive handbag collection, to the Roja Dove Bespoke Fragrance experience, explore the personalised shopping experience today. Come December 2nd, when lockdown 2.0 is eased, you’ll be able to enjoy this special experience in person, purchasing the perfect Christmas gifts for loved ones.


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