On your marks, get set, socialise. From innovative new tipples and lip-smacking dishes to luxe new wellness centres and body-sculpting workouts, here’s where to find the coolest things to try in London this summer
1 Pamper yourself with OTO’s CBD beauty pop-up at Harrods
CBD lovers, this way please. Award-winning luxury CBD brand OTO is launching a beauty and wellness pop-up inside the beauty hall of the London based department store, Harrods from Monday May 24th – Sunday 6th June.
By day, the immersive pop-up will explore the impact of Stressed out Skin by showcasing its Ritual and Balance skincare portfolio, followed by the power of Beauty Sleep by night with its best-selling sleep products including the Sleep Drops and Pillow Mist.
Meaning ‘sound’ in Japanese, OTO represents the space between sound and silence; the pop-up’s offerings are designed to ‘help customers find their space’ in a busy world.
What’s more, the first 50 customers will receive a goodie bag, containing a complimentary OTO Ritual Hand Balm, a selection of OTO skincare samples and a redeemable voucher.
Guests of the pop-up will have the opportunity to discover the power of CBD and its many benefits for the skin and for sleep with treats such as 1:1 CBD Health & Beauty consultations with OTO’s resident experts, immersive sound experiences with OTO’s sound healer, taking place on the long Bank Holiday weekend (Saturday 29th May, Sunday 30th & Monday 31st May), in-store hand massages, live talks, goodie bags and many more pitstop perks.
Where: Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Road LONDON SW1X 7XL
When: May 24th – 10th June. 1:1 on site Health & Beauty consultations are bookable in advance via the OTO website booking portal on Monday 24th May, Saturday 29th, Sunday 30th, Saturday 5th June and Sunday 6th June
2 Try Rosewood London’s New Art Inspired Tea
Inspired by the upcoming exhibition at the Tate Modern – ‘Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirror Rooms’ – Rosewood London’s very own Mirror Room has launched a brand-new Art Afternoon Tea.
Executive Pastry Chef Mark Perkins, well known for his exceptional portfolio of show-stopping Art Afternoon Teas developed over the past five years, will combine unique Japanese flavours with traditional French pastry and patisserie, to express Yayoi Kusama’s contemporary works.
Kusama is renowned for visual and conceptual sculptures and installations that are infused with autobiographical and psychological content. The impact of her life events can be seen vividly in her dramatic and bold art, and is the reason she is acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan.
Her exhibition at the Tate Modern is an immersive installation that transports guests into Kusama’s unique vision of endless reflections, through the use of mirrors. Inspired by Kusama’s work, Perkins and his talented pastry team will serve the afternoon tea in the aptly named Mirror Room at Rosewood London. With both classic pastries and complex flavour profiles influenced by Japan and Kusama’s bold and complex artworks, Perkins has created a selection of desserts to bring the artist’s works to life in cake form
The Yayoi Kusama Art Afternoon Tea will comprise three courses: traditional sandwiches, classic pastries, followed by truly incredible Kusama inspired cakes.
The three pastries celebrating Japanese flavours will be a visual delight for guests. Presented as a trio, the pastries will include: The Tonka Caramel, Peach and Jasmine macaroon and Cherry Blossom cheesecake.
When: Available Thursday to Sunday from 12.00 p.m to 6.00 p.m, priced from £65 per person. Guests can also include a glass of Ruinart Brut for £75, Ruinart rosé or a unique Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 limited edition champagne in partnership with the revered artist herself, Yayoi Kusama, from £125 per person.
When: 17-23 May
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3 Catch up on live music sessions with 100 Wardour St
Hello to a summer of live music, long lunches and late night revelling – 100 Wardour St. The legendary Soho venue is ready to go with an Electric Summer filled with live music galore.
On Thursday 20th May, 100 Wardour St will be opening its doors and setting the stage for a series of live music performances from Thursday through to Sunday that will have you dancing in your seats, and the streets afterwards. Over the course of May and June, 100 Wardour St will be hosting a range of intimate music performances filled with everything from party floorfillers to 90’s R&B and original acoustic songs.
Whether you are looking for live DJs with a healthy serve of bubbles, original music for your ears only or big musical acts, look no further than 100 Wardour St and book your seat…
100 Wardour St Originals – Thursdays
Every Thursday, 100 Wardour St will host Originals and hand the mic over to London’s best up and coming talent who will take to the stage and perform their own original music, as well as original versions of well-known covers. Enjoy the performance with a 3 course set menu and a glass of bubbles for £35!
100 Wardour St Live – Fridays & Saturdays
Every Friday and Saturday, 100 Wardour St will present 100 Wardour St Live, London’s finest live music and dining experience. In the early evenings a pop duo will perform much-loved tracks to ignite the mood, followed by a live band to switch into weekend mode and finishing with a DJ set to bring on the party! Bands and DJs set to perform over the opening weeks include The Fellas, Belair, Formation, The New Atlantics, DJ James, Complexion, Mat Calvert and DJ Sai.
Bottomless Live Music Brunches – Saturdays & Sundays
Pop the bubbly and polish your playlist at the 100 Wardour St Jukebox Brunch, taking place every week on Saturdays and Sundays. Here’s the place you will have control over the tunes with the help of the 100 Wardour St roaming band who will be taking requests throughout the venue. Tuck into brunch classics like eggs benedict and avocado on toast to enjoy an eclectic, fizz-fueled afternoon!
Get ready to throw it back with the best 90’s and 00’s R&B, hip hop and party anthems, playing at the 100 Wardour St Rhythm & Brunch. Every Sunday from 1pm – 5pm, let the bottomless bubbles flow tucking into your favourite brunch dishes. DJs will perform from 1pm-5pm, and 2 or 3 courses are available for guests to enjoy.
Where: 100 Wardour St, London W1F 0TN
How: Find out more via 100wardourst.com
4 Get ready for a LIFT with Core Collective
Boutique gym, Core Collective is opening its luxe studios again on 17th May and also introducing a brand new class to its already dynamic schedule. LIFT will be taught at Knightsbridge and St John’s Wood studios once the doors reopen for classes.
After the huge popularity of the class, which debuted on the online zoom timetable during lockdown, the gym has decided to make it a new permanent in studio fixture, helping to maintain fitness levels and increase strength.
LIFT will help sculpt, tone and build endurance while focusing on slowing the movements down in these challenging and satisfying sessions, using dumbbells and kettlebells. LIFT will be afocused class where trainers hone in on form and movement patterns.
The class will target all major muscle groups and build strength, leaving you feeling refreshed, fitter and stronger after a great all-round workout. Core have created LIFT to provide an option focussed purely on strength training and the benefits it brings: increased longevity, increased bone density, feeling stronger, better muscle tone, better heart health.
What to expect: a 45 minute class utilising dumbbells and kettlebells. Expect Kettlebell flows to more controlled time-under-tension compound lifts. They will also add in some heart raisers, to ensure you’re getting that metabolic burn in your workout.
PLUS: To celebrate working out together again, make the most of an All Club Unlimited pack, offering unlimited classes for two weeks including all club access for £95. This will go live on 10th May (but will activate from first class booked, i.e. 17th May onwards), and be available to buy until 30th June.
When: 17 May onwards
How: Find out more and make a booking via core-collective.co.uk
5 Pay a visit to Mr Fogg’s Secret Garden
Nestled away from the hustle and bustle of London’s Mayfair is the most unexpected delight. Through a concealed entrance just a few meters from Mr. Fogg’s Residence, Londoners will find a gateway that will transport you back in time to a secret English Victorian garden.
Mr Fogg’s Secret Garden is a covered and heated secluded oasis that offers a much needed respite from the fast-paced London streets. Seating over 100 guests, visitors will find pergolas wrapped in beautiful growing vines and wheelbarrows overflowing with an abundance of flora and fauna.
Guests can stumble upon the calming tones of the Pimm’s rose walk, filled with canopies of white roses where jugs of Pimms & Lemonade will be flowing, just as they should be in any truly English garden. As well as a rose garden, guests can discover the Tanqueray Orangery, where guests will be transported to a country orangery. With walls adorned in blossom and oranges, it will be hard to believe you are sipping a Tanqueray Dry Gin and Franklin & Sons Indian tonic in the heart of the country’s capital city.
Be sure to look out for Mr Fogg’s Potting Shed where an abundance of libations rather than lavender can be found – in the formed of rupples such as Free as a Bird with Don Julio Blanco tequila, Aperol aperitif,fresh grapefruit and lime juice, agave syrup, topped up with Franklin & Sons pomegranate and hibiscus soda and the Blooming Spritz with Ketel One Botanical Peach & Orange Blossom spirit, sparkling wine and Franklin & Sons 1886 soda water.
Where: Mr Fogg’s Secret Garden, 15 Bruton Lane, London, W1J 6JD
How: Visit mr-foggs.com/secret-garden to find out more and make a booking.
6 Relax and rejuvenate with 45 Park Lane’s new luxury wellness space
Calling all wellness worshippers. Dorchester Collection’s vibrant and luxurious Mayfair hotel, 45 Park Lane, is set to launch The Spa at 45 Park Lane as part of the hotel experience from May 17, 2021.
The 10,000 sq. ft. spa will feature Park Lane’s longest pool at 20 metres, as well as a personal training room and spacious state of-the-art gym. Pampering spa treatments will be by Valmont and Aromatherapy Associates.
The wellness space is part of Mayfair Park Residences, the recently completed development delivered by ultra-prime developers Clivedale London located next door to, and serviced by, 45 Park Lane. Guests of the hotel will have full use of the facilities as part of their stay experience, which include separate sauna and steam rooms, a hydrotherapy pool and private changing and shower rooms.
Designed by Jouin Manku, the wellness space has been specifically created to bring a sense of the outside in, referencing artistic flora using traditional Roman style mosaics from Venetian artisans.
The relaxation lounge connected to the pool allows guests to unwind before or after a work-out, spa treatment or swim. Within the lounge is an open fireplace with a menu of healthy dishes by 45 Park Lane’s Executive Chef Jamie Shears.
Tailored personal training programmes can be created for guests, with both one-to-one and family group sessions available to book in advance. The expansive gym features the latest Technogym equipment with dedicated ‘cardiovascular’ and ‘strength’ areas.
When: Open from 17 May onwards
How: Find out more and make a booking via dorchestercollection.com
7 Bite into BIBO at Mondrian Shoreditch London
This summer will see the anticipated arrival of the Mondrian Shoreditch London, with it, welcoming world-renowned Chef Dani García’s first culinary concept in the UK, BIBO a lively, urban space for casual lunches and spirited dinners, bringing García’s world-class dining to Londoners for the very first time.
Located on the Lower Ground Floor of Mondrian Shoreditch, the latest property from Mondrian, a leading brand within the Accor group, BIBO will be three Michelin-Starred Chef Dani García’s fifth restaurant for the concept, joining BIBO Marbella, Madrid, Tarifa, Doha and Málaga. Each BIBO restaurant combines García’s rich Andalusian heritage with the techniques and ingredients of each BiBo location to create dishes which are renowned and well-loved around the globe; BIBO at Mondrian Shoreditch will be no exception.
From the menu, guests can expect BIBO favourites such as the Oxtail Brioche, a pulled oxtail brioche with thin mushroom slices, DG sauce and rocket; the Russian Salad with Quail Eggs, comprising potato, extra virgin olive oil mayo, tuna belly, fried quail eggs and garlic chips, and Freshly Made Guacamole, tableside in a molcajete mortar, with avocado, green peas, broken-up burrata, mint and nachos; dishes that have already become references of BIBO’s cosmopolitan concept.
When: Opening July 2021
How: Find out more via sbe.com/hotels/mondrian
8 Head for a world-class cocktail at The Langham
Reopening on the 20 May at The Langham, London will be the acclaimed Artesian bar, currently ranked in the World’s 50 Best Bars.
The Artesian team has been hard at work whilst in lockdown, creating a brand-new menu of sips and serves ready to welcome customers once again. The new menu is called Connections and is inspired by shared experiences that have brought the nation together over the past year.
The menu comprises of 18 drinks in total and is divided up into five sections, each with its own identity. Kicking things off is the ‘Wellness & Mindfulness’ collection where the drinks are of a lower ABV and some completely free of alcohol. A number of the drinks also feature key wellbeing ingredients such as CBD and Kombucha and of course, are still just as delicious as their alcoholic counterparts.
Example drinks include the Stoicism Spritz – a blend of Acorn dry, Pineapple Weed Cordial, London Essence Peach and Jasmine Soda. The signature Banana Bread 1933 is a nod to the all too familiar 2020 lockdown bake which dominated kitchens and social media feeds up and down the country. Many people turned to baking as an escape and mindfulness technique so it seemed only fitting to include it! The team have combined Rye Whiskey, Oloroso Sherry, Banana Monin, Ground Spice, Cocoa Butter, Burnt Toast and Vanilla to create a delicious, shared lockdown memory in liquid form.
As well as the healthier sips, the four other collections include Celebration, Community, Sustainability and Happiness – each with their own array of drinks to devour.
Where: 1C Portland Pl, London W1B 1JA
When: 20 May onwards
How: Visit langhamhotels.com to find out more and make a booking
9 Treat yourself to agua London at Sea Containers London’s new products
Renowned spa agua London at Sea Containers London has introduced the use of house-made herbal salves, butters and blended oils to the agua signature treatment menu; drawing inspiration from British hedgerows and the indigenous flora that can be found within them.
Five of the spa’s signature treatments will be reimagined using HEDGEROW by agua’s sustainable product line. Each product has been created using local, botanical ingredients that can be nurtured in urban communities and city environments such as London’s Southbank.
A brand first, HEDGEROW by agua products consist of six core ingredients – Lemon Balm, Rosemary, St John’s Wort, Peppermint, Comfrey and Marigold – delivered through the medium of massage utilising techniques drawn from herbalism and aromatherapy. Available and used all year round, these core ingredients offer several benefits to both the mind and body such as improving circulation, increasing antioxidant activity and reducing anxiety and inflammation.
Treatments available using the HEDGEROW by agua products include*:
1 Agua Advanced Bodywork – from £110
A customised therapeutic treatment focusing on pain relief, deep tissue or sports therapy using a warming salve of Comfrey, St John’s Wort, Peppermint and Rosemary.
2 Bust Blossom – from £110
A bespoke bust massage using HEDGEROW by agua’s Marigold, Rosehip and Lemon Balm remedies to release tension in the spine and shoulder girdle.
3 Maternity Massage – from £110
Pregnancy massage using advanced techniques and Marigold and Lemon Balm remedies performed on warm hydrothermal water cushions (up to 32 weeks only).
4 Spa Manicure or Pedicure – from £55
Spa manicure and pedicure treatments including a seasonal herbal scrub and massage with nourishing body butter of Rosemary, St John’s Wort, Marigold and Lemon Balm.
5 Hot Oil Manicure or Pedicure – from £55
Restorative treatment using Japanese techniques and HEDGEROW by agua products including Rosemary, St John’s Wort, Marigold and Lemon Balm (no polish applied).
A part of the overall Sea Containers London story, HEDGEROW by agua will be introduced throughout the property, starting with Sea Containers Restaurant’s annual Summer Terrace in partnership with famed Champagne house, Laurent-Perrier. Set against the urban backdrop of the Thames and City of London, the Sea Containers London X Laurent-Perrier Summer Terrace is a plant-filled oasis on the river Thames that brings to life the British hedgerow in the heart of the Southbank.
Guests are surrounded by an urban garden filled with British native woodland trees, ferns and shrubs – such as Field Maple and Hazel trees, Barrenwort and Coral Bells – whilst sipping on Laurent-Perrier champagne and a sustainably sourced summer menu using hedgerow foraged herbs.
When: The Sea Containers London X Laurent-Perrier Summer Terrace is open May through to September 2021.
How: For further information on agua London at Sea Containers London or to book a treatment, please visit: www.seacontainerslondon.com call 020 3747 1010 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10 Picnic with El Pirata
Popular Mayfair Spanish restaurant El Pirata has launched their Picnic in the Park experience offering a selection of delicious tapas hampers for two or more with the option of Cava and Spanish wines.
A Tapas Picnic for 3-6 diners includes: Albondigas (Spanish meatballs); Alas de pollo (chicken wings in an olive oil, chilli and paprika dressing); Croquetas de jamon (ham croquettes); Patatas bravas (deep-fried potatoes in chilli & garlic sauce); Pan con ali-oli (bread with a garlic mayonnaise) and Tortilla (Spanish omelette with potatoes & onion). £22/ £42 (with Cava)
Customers can choose three different picnic options suitable for x2 people, x4 people and x6 people. For full menu options, please see here. Both Green Park and Hyde Park is an easy stroll from the restaurant.
El Pirata is one of London’s long-standing and much-loved restaurants, known for its authentic Spanish food.
Where: 5 – 6 Down St, London W1J 7AQ
How: To purchase, customers can either call the restaurant directly on 020 7491 3810 or alternatively pre-order a picnic bag 24 hours in advance by emailing email@example.com
11 Live the NoMad London lifestyle
One of the summer’s hottest new openings, coming to the capital this May is NoMad London, the first international property for the NoMad Hotel brand from New York City. NoMad London takes residence within a historic Grade II-listed building – famously known as The Bow Street Magistrates’ Court and Police Station – in the heart of Covent Garden in the West End.
As in all NoMad properties, food and beverage experiences play an integral role. In keeping with the ethos that began at NoMad New York, the restaurants and bars in London celebrate the interplay between grand and intimate, classical and colloquial, festive moments of revelry and quiet meals that nourish the spirit. The offering is a reflection of the season, the place and the gracious, creative talent of the NoMad team that brings it to life.
Built on a tradition of fostering the next generation of visionary talent, the NoMad London food and beverage team includes many of the leaders who have built the brand since its inception as well as welcoming new rising stars to the NoMad family.
When: 25 May onwards
How: Find out more and make a booking via thenomadhotel.com
12 Discover cruelty-free cuts at Rudy’s Vegan Butcher counter in Selfridges
Following the viral success of Rudy’s Vegan Butcher, the UK’s first permanent vegan butcher which opened its doors in Islington last year, the team behind the cult plant-based brand is bringing its signature cruelty-free cuts to central London, with a new counter at world-renowned department store, Selfridges.
On a meat-free mission to provide unbeatable products to vegans and non-vegans alike, the brand-new butcher is now open seven days a week in Selfridges Foodhall. With both a butcher’s counter and a deli menu available, the slab is stocked with plant-based products, mind-blowing mock meats and vegan home cooking staples alongside a range of to-go hot and cold American diner favourites.
New products for Selfridges include charcuterie favourites such as meat-free Mortadella and Merguez, alongside cold cuts such as spiced pastrami and peppered salami, weighed and sliced at the counter. Whip-up a full English brekkie at home with baycon and black puddin’, while a selection of dirty burgers, soysage patties and rack of jack ‘ribs’ have you covered for a perfect summer spread for al fresco BBQs and gatherings.
Rudy’s at Selfridges will also be serving up a delicious deli menu, comprising signature American diner dishes with a vegan twist so shoppers can enjoy Rudy’s on-the-go, with dishes from £6.
Signature dishes will include the unbelievable, oozing Mac & Cheeze and the legendary Rudy’s Ruben’z, a spectacular sandwich stacked high with plant-based pastrami, pickles, crispy onions and Russian dressing. Of course, they’ll also be keeping the menu fresh with never-seen-before items exclusive to Selfridges such as the Veatball sub and a seasonally changing plant-based pie of the day.
Where: Selfridges Foodhall, 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB, 206 Upper Street, London, N1 1RQ
When: Monday – Sunday: 10am – 9pm
How: Order online from rudysvegan.com
13 Indulge with the Best of Frenchie tasting menu
Covent Garden’s modern French destination restaurant – Frenchie – is reopening for indoor dining on 17 May and celebrating its (belated) fifth birthday. To mark the occasion, Frenchie is launching a brand-new tasting menu featuring five of their most-loved dishes – welcoming Londoners back for indoor or terrace-side dining in the beating heart of Covent Garden.
Frenchie’s Chef Patron Greg Marchand – famed for his use of traditional French techniques and international flavours – has cherry-picked five of Frenchie’s classic dishes to create a Best of Frenchie tasting menu (£70). The tribute menu features five quintessentially ‘Frenchie’ dishes: each carefully crafted using the very best produce of the seasons, delicately balanced and picture-perfect.
The Best of Frenchie menu kicks off with Greg Marchand’s signature Bacon Scones with Maple Syrup & Cornish Clotted Cream. To follow there’s Foie Gras Pressé, Smoked Eel, Beetroot & Horseradish and Seared Cornish Turbot, Crab Bisque, Burnt Grelot Onion, Lovage Oil & Fresh Peas. For mains it’s Wooley Park Farm Duck Breast, Baby Carrots, Rainbow Chard & Za’atar. To finish there’s Sorrel Parfait, Pea Cremeux & Wild Strawberries and last – but by no means least – Greg Marchand’s signature Banoffee, Nutmeg and Caramelized Pecan Tart. A wine pairing is also available (£60), including five glasses from independent, eco-friendly producers across the wine world.
How: Visit frenchiecoventgarden.com to find out more and make a booking. When: Open all day from Wednesday to Sunday.
14 Pull up a pew at family-friendly AT feast restaurant
AT feast offers all-day dining using sustainably sourced ingredients, cookery workshops for all ages, a retail space and a ‘grab and go’ bar for coffee and nutritious snacks, in the heart of St John’s Wood London.
Created by Maggie Bolger, AT feast marks the first of her new, local neighbourhood restaurant destinations for all ages. AT feast will be housed within b_together; a thoughtful, beautifully-designed family destination and neighbourhood hang-out for all age groups.
Maggie and her team have created nutritious, wholesome, seasonal menus packed with feel-good sharing dishes, light-bites and deli offerings, and have worked to ensure the menu is as close to zero waste as possible through innovating recipes and reusing food scraps that would normally be thrown away. Local suppliers that have sustainability at the heart of their businesses will provide ingredients for the menu, as well as the retail space.
AT feast will serve fresh, vibrant and wholesome fare from a seasonally changing menu. The menu will consist of Small, Light, Main and Sweet Eats all designed to share. Dishes will include; Top to tail tempura veg with sticky vegetable soy, Broccoli margarita flatbread with secret tomato sauce, Green goddess kale, pea and ricotta fritters, Meatless shepherd’s pie served with a garlic root mash, a Zero-waste daily burger, and a Dukha and chia crusted salmon.
The cocktail menu will continue to champion the AT feast zero waste ethos, with tipples including a Gin Campari Sour using the leftover egg whites from the production of the Cambridge Burnt Cream dessert and topped with grated burnt toast to add texture and a smokey flavour.
AT feast will also house a Cookery School for children and adults alike. The cookery classes will include brunch, bake and a supper club for babies to teens.
Where: 49-51 St John’s Wood High Street, London, NW8 7NJ
How: Find out more via atfeast.com
15 Try show-stopping cocktails at Oblix at The Shard
Oblix at The Shard is delighted to announce it will reopen on Wednesday 19th May, complete with a new cocktail menu, available within their cocktail bar and lounge, Oblix East. The new cocktail menu will join a considered selection of luxurious bar dishes, from executive chef Marcus Eaves, as well as the Afternoon Tea and Oblix Easy set menu which have been refreshed to include a selection of seasonally inspired dishes.
Designed by global beverage director for Zuma & Oblix, James Shearer, the new cocktail menu is inspired by classic cocktails with a focus on elevating these through the use of premium, well-sourced ingredients and innovative finishing touches, paired perfectly with Oblix’s eye-catching setting.
In partnership with CÎROC Vodka, the hero addition will be the Born a Star, Oblix’s take on a celebration cocktail with an elevated twist, comprised of CÎROC Vodka, blood orange, passion fruit and citrus, and topped with sparkling wine, it will be served in a replica of The Shard itself. A showstopper in its own right, the Born a Star will be presented within The Shard at the table, and upon the drink being removed from the replica, it will project a light beam onto the ceiling with the option to create a bespoke message in advance, for that very special occasion.
The rest of the menu similarly takes flavour profile inspiration from other classic cocktails to ensure they resonate with guests, before the team add a variety of innovative twists.
Further highlights include the Bubble Gum Martini, with Tanqueray London dry gin, rhubarb, lemongrass, lemon, egg whites and bubble smoke and the Oaxacan Fire Sizzle, which combines Tapatio tequila blanco, reposado and over proof with passion fruit, pink grapefruit, velvet falernum and a caramel nest, with both drinks being finished table-side.
Joining the drinks menu in Oblix East, especially for the reopening, will be three luxurious and supremely photogenic dishes, perfect for sharing. This includes Lobster fish & chips and the Wagyu hot dog, with pancetta, gruyere cheese & truffle as well as the delicious Oblix crispy fried chicken, with caviar, sour cream & chive.
When: Oblix will reopen on Wednesday 19th May across Oblix West and Oblix East.
How: Bookings can be made online or via the phone.
Where: Oblix at The Shard, The Shard, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9RY
16 Sip on Wanderlust at The Churchill Bar & Terrace
The Churchill Bar & Terrace, the award-winning bar set on exclusive Portman Square, Marylebone, has unveiled a new World of Wanderlust concept menu inspired by the bar team’s own unforgettable travel experiences.
After a year of being predominantly grounded in the UK, and the bar permitted to open for limited periods of time only, the new menu is both a celebration of London reopening and an inspiration for travellers with itchy feet. From gliding over the Himalayas and drifting through remote waterways, to observing one of the natural wonders of the world, the new menu promises to transport guests across the globe, encouraging their own travel memories to resurface and inspire new destinations to add to their travel bucket list.
The interactive, digital menu offers an immersive experience as guests can travel around the globe with the swipe of a finger.
A must-try highlight of the new menu includes Hot Air Balloon in the Maasai Mara, a long, gin-based cocktail dreamt up following a sunrise expedition, drifting above the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Maasai Mara. The use of almond milk and a single tonka bean creates an earthy, nutty flavour whilst fresh, charred corn and zesty lemon peel is enough to transport drinkers to the back-to-nature experience of a safari. Furthermore, for every bottle of Elephant Gin used, 15% of profits are donated to charities dedicated to the conservation of the African elephant.
When: The World of Wanderlust menu is available from 17th May onwards.
How: For bookings, please visit thechurchillbar.co.uk
Where: Hyatt Regency, 30 Portman Square, London W1H 7BH