The Handbook
The Handbook

54 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AF, United Kingdom

Restaurants, City of Westminster

  • Capacity: 60

From the minute you step into the tranquil St James’ Courtyard, every memory of fast-paced London melts away. An ornate Victorian fountain plays in a quadrangle of porches and pillars that glitter with a sea-green faience glaze. Linking the eight townhouses that surround this court is an endless frieze of figures – carved from the bricks that dance right round the quad – reputedly the longest Shakespearean sylvan frieze in the world. It makes a perfect backdrop for al fresco meals and drinks in the summer.

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Celebrate the good times ahead with friends and family in our idyllic courtyard. From refreshing summer salads to flavour-packed curries, there is plenty to choose from. Available all day, every day (excl. 4-6pm), enjoy any 4 plates from our brand-new menu and only pay for 3.

Still not convinced? Our drinks menu has been transformed this summer and features super juices, old but gold classics, and an innovative collection of creative cocktails.


Sip for less with our daily 2-for-1 drinks. Between 4-6pm, enjoy a selective range of house cocktails, spirits, smoothies and more in our spectacular Courtyard setting.

Staying late? Make the most of your evening by sampling a selection of our brand-new seasonal plates.