63 Things To Try in London This Week & Beyond

From new cocktail menus and sky high workouts to top chef supper clubs, charity masterclasses and endless bottomless brunches, here’s where to find London’s coolest (and most delicious) happenings this autumn

1 Dig for treasure at Goldsmiths Fair

If you love beautiful design, it’s time to clear the calendar. The Goldsmiths Fair takes place at Goldsmiths Hall (27 Sep-9 Oct) and 2022 marks the impressive 40th anniversary.  Rarely open to the public, this magnificent building welcomes visitors for two weeks of the year when it showcases the work of 136 independent silver and goldsmithsworking in the UK today. 

All the exhibitors are invited to participate by a selection committee of design luminaries.  The fair is heavily subsidised by the Company in a bid to champion the craft and skills of gold and silversmithing.  

Amongst the exhibitors annually are 10 recent graduates for whom the fair is their first stepping stone into the reality of running a small business.  Goldsmiths’ Fair supports them by providing a cost-free stand, an interest free silver bullion loan to help with raw materials and guidance on how to make the most of the opportunity of selling at the fair. 

Creators and artists are rarely astute business owners so this is a really important way to bring new talent into the trade and, crucially, to support them with practical tools and business mentoring that help underpin commercial success. 

Where: Goldsmiths’ Hall, Foster Lane London EC2V 6BN
When: 27 September – 9 October 2022
How: Find out more and make a booking via goldsmithsfair.co.uk

2 Become a master butcher with Macellaio’s expert butchery class 

Make no ‘mis-teak’ – this is perfect for a foodie experience. In this one-of-a-kind butchery class, Macellaio’s head butcher will offer  guests a behind the scenes introduction to “Metodo Costa”, sharing insights on their in-house dry aging, one of the best processes to naturally enhance the flavour and tenderness of the meat. 

Carefully assisted by Macellaio’s expert team, meat-lovers will learn everything from the cattle and the farm where the beef comes from, to how to select their meat and choose the best cuts, taking them through each and every cut. 

Ideal for honing existing skills or learning something entirely new, following the three-hour masterclass, students will also be treated to a three-course (carnivorous, of course) meal. The class is the perfect gift for a loved one as we approach Christmas, or a fun activity for a group of friends.  

When: Every last Wednesday of the month. 
How: Priced at £95pp, find out more and make a booking via macellaiorc.com
Where: Macellaio RC Union Street, Arch 24, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR 

3 Devour MARU’s Japanese-inspired omakase menu

If you love Japanese dishes, you’re in luck. MARU has unveiled their Autumn omakase menu, inspired by chef patron Taiji Maruyama’s recent travels around Japan, strengthening links with his suppliers from areas such as Fukushima – where he was born and raised – and gathering inspiration from across the country.

Found in Mayfair’s historic Shepherds Market, MARU sees third generation sushi chef Taiji Maruyama serve a 21 course omakase menu to just eight diners at a time around an intimate maple timber counter.  Only a year old, MARU has garnered acclaim for its ingredient-led menus which place a focus on guest experience throughout – in keeping with the Japanese philosophy of omotenashi. 

Created by Chef Maruyama in order to take guests on a journey, the 21-course Omakase experience starts with an appetiser – usually a fish-based soup, before moving on to a series of individual, beautifully aged, fish courses. This could see a hand-roll of 13 days dry aged Wild Canadian Tuna followed by 5 days ice bath sashimi of 4 days ice bath aged Scallop and 5 days ice bath aged Cuttle Fish & Oscietra Caviar. 

To balance out the Umami flavours of the dried fish, the next series of courses highlight seasonal Vegetables, particularly from Namayasai farm in Sussex where possible, seen in Courgette Flower Tempura & 11 days dry aged Ikejime Wild Sea Bass and Maruyama’s signature ‘Garden Salad’. The menu then returns to an immaculate selection of fish-led dishes, such as Cornish King Crab and Scottish Oyster as well as Truffle SOMEN Noodle and a selection of Tuna, including 10 day dry aged Belfego O Toro and Maguro 3 – tuna three ways . To finish, guests will be treated to two desserts such as Windsor Apple and White Chocolate with Pear Ganache. 

The drinks pairing options are as well-considered as the food. Guests can choose from four different matched accompaniments; a sake pairing, a premium sake pairing, a wine pairing, and a tea pairing – all of which see guests receive six different options of their chosen drink. Bottom’s up!

When: Open Tuesday – Saturday with two seatings per evening, for eight guests at a time.
Cost: The tasting menu at MARU is priced at £190 for 21 courses . Wine (£90), Sake (£85) and Tea (£60) pairings are available. The tea pairing must be ordered in advance. 
Where: 18 Shepherd Market, Mayfair, London W1J 7QH
How: Find out more and make a booking via marulondon.com

4 Bite into Bunsik’s newest Camden location

With popular branches in China Town and Charing Cross, Korean Corn Dog legends Bunsik are heading to Camden for its latest outpost opening this October. Occupying a prime spot situated on Camden High Street, moments from London’s most iconic market, the new opening will serve its range of epic corn dogs alongside new additions only available in Camden. A Bunsik first, customers will be able to enjoy bubble tea as well as a menu focused on Korean street food. Think Sweet and Spicy Burgers, Fried Chicken, and Dakgangjeong Cupbap.  
Sweet and savoury, chewy and crispy, Korean corn dogs are believed to have been around since the 1980s in Korea and have since gained notoriety in Taiwan, Japan, China, the US, and now, London. For the uninitiated, a Korean corn dog is made from either sausage, cheese, or a combination of the two; skewered, dipped in batter then rolled in breadcrumbs; topped with potato, diced french fries, crushed ramen noodles, or crispy rice before hitting the fryer and cooked to a perfect golden brown. 
Championing this well-loved East Asian snack, Bunsik’s menu will feature all kinds of tasty and authentic options, such as: The Original Corn Dog (premium pork sausage with crispy outside); Half and Half (a combination of pork sausage and mozzarella cheese); and The Potato Mozzarella Corn Dog (mozzarella corn dog with potato cubes wrapped around).

Delicious new menu additions will include: Chicken Katsu and Curry Cupbap (Chicken katsu with flavour of choice, served with steamed sticky rice, cabbage, garlic mayo dressing and sesame seeds); Dakgangjeong Cupbap (crispy Korean fried chicken glazed in a sticky, sweet, tangy and spicy sauce served with steamed sticky rice); and the epic Sweet and Spicy Burger.  

When: Opening October 2022, further details to be announced shortly.
How: Find out more via bunsik.co.uk

5 Join Lyaness as it collaborates with Alquimico for a two-night London Cocktail Week takeover

South Bank hotel

For fans of exceptional cocktails, you’re in luck. Taking place on Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October, Lyaness, recently named The World’s Best Bar at Tales of the Cocktail, will be collaborating with Colombian hotspot Alquimico for an iconic takeover to kick off London Cocktail Week.  

Lyaness will be transformed for two nights only, with Alquimico bringing their very own cocktail menu to London, with its authentic Colombian flavours and ingredients alongside Lyaness’ own ingredient led “British Cookbook ” menu. Sit back and get ready to sip up – you can expect an evening to remember and an incredible kick off to London Cocktail Week.

How: Reservations are recommended but walk-ins are welcome
Where: 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PD
When: Thursday 13th and Friday 14th October 2022

6 Shop sustainably with The Crown Estate x Lone Design Club’s Conscious Edit pop-up

This September, The Crown Estate and Lone Design Club have united to launch the Conscious Edit , an experience designed to showcase to visitors some of the wonderful conscious brands now available on the high street. The store celebrates the brands, companies and people working hard to address their social and environmental impacts and working towards a more sustainable future.

Located in one of London’s most prominent shopping locations, 84 – 86 Regent Street, The Conscious Edit concept store unites, under one roof, industry leaders , change- makers and a range of conscious, independent fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands. Designed to take visitors on a journey through the innovation happening within the industry and support them to take small steps toward a more sustainably conscious lifestyle.

Pay a visit to see latest innovations in materials and production and witness those making anew through upcycling, reuse and rental. Connect with brands supporting charitable works, planting trees and pushing for B Corp status, whilst also hearing from the designers and activists championing the movement for fair wages and ethical working conditions.

When: Running until 28 September
Where: 84 – 86 Regent Street, London
How: Find out more via regentstreetonline.com and lonedesignclub.com

7 Partake in all things Plenish at Treehouse

Calling all breakfast lovers. Plenish, the award winning organic plant-based drinks brand has teamed up with Treehouse, London’s nature-inspired hotel for Organic September with a special pop-up featuring delicious dishes and drinks galore.

Available until 30 September, the Organic Juice and Coffee Bar Backyard Cafe at Treehouse Hotel London has been transformed into a Plenish Juice and Coffee Bar, serving up a range of Plenish’s organic juices, shots and plant based milks for a quick burst of refreshment.

What’s more, Madera, the lively, Cali-inspired 15th floor restaurant at Treehouse Hotel London has launched an organic and vitamin boosted Plenish breakfast and brunch menu, featuring dishes created by the chefs using Plenish’s range of delicious plant-based milks. Each dish on the menu champions only the freshest and finest organic ingredients and includes a 50p donation to the Soil Association, to help with the preservation of organic practices for generations to come.

Tempting highlights include Bircher muesli featuring Plenish coconut milk with granola, sliced apples and oranges and a lemon and passionfruit syrup, homemade waffles with Plenish oat milk, served with fresh organic berries, vanilla cream, and maple syrup and for the savoury crowd, Mushroom, Spinach & Truffle Frittata. Boosted with Vitamin A, C and K, this dish is made with Plenish oat milk, three organic eggs, sautéed wild mushrooms, baby potatoes, truffle manchego and rocket leaves.

For those enjoying the luxuries of an overnight stay, an organic touch has been added to each of the 95 rooms across 6 floors of the Treehouse Hotel. Inside the mini bars guests will find Plenish’s famous Ginger juice shot, packed with fresh, cold-pressed ingredients plus 100% of your daily vitamin C requirement for an immunity-boosting punch.

Where: 14-15 Langham Place, London W1B 2QS
When: Available until the end of September 2022
How: Find out more and make a booking via treehousehotels.com

8 Sink your teeth into a sunflower brunch at Ochre

Ochre – the new modern British restaurant by Charlotte and Sam Miller in central London’s iconic National Gallery on Trafalgar Square – is treating foodies to a ‘Sunflower Brunch’ every Saturday. Let your hair down and mark the weekend in style with DJs playing feel-good hits, a DIY Bloody Mary trolley, oysters and free-flowing Champagne. 

To begin, guests are invited to enjoy a host of house-crafted cocktails by Head Bartender Ian Williams including a traditional Mimosa, a refreshing Pomegranate Bellini and bespoke Bloody Marys from a trolley served at the table. Ochre’s signature serves take inspiration from famous works in the National Gallery such as the Sunflowers Sour, a blend of Del Maguey Vida mezcal infused with turmeric, apricot liqueur, lime juice, agave syrup and egg white – inspired by Sunflowers, Vincent van Gogh. For the ultimate brunch experience, guests can also indulge in free-flowing Whispering Angel or Champagne. 

To start, guests can expect sharing small plates including Seasonal Jersey Oysters, Soused Cornish mackerel & sea lettuce tacos and Sweet potato & English pea samosas. To follow, a host of decadent brunch dishes include Eggs royale, American style pancakes, a Harissa spice lamb burger with cumin yoghurt, pickled red cabbage, chilli and feta and a 28-day aged Hereford rib-eye steak with chimichurri, braised shallot complete with unlimited sides of garden salad and triple cooked chips.

For those with a sweet tooth, guests can finish brunch with an Apple tarte tatin with caramelised Braeburn apples, vanilla bean, cinnamon, clotted cream and caramel tuile or a Deconstructed Eton mess with wild berry sorbet and coconut crumble. 

Where: Ochre, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN
Cost: Prices from £35.00
When: Available from 11am – 3pm (last sitting) on Saturdays

9 Sink your teeth into the Spritz with W London

Autumn might bring about less sun, but that doesn’t mean less brunch. W London has just launched The Weekenders Brunch, an exclusive dining experience with a citrus twist. Ready for you to indulge, chill and spritz the weekend away, the delicious offering will be available every Saturday & Sunday from 1pm-5.30pm.

Launching Saturday 3rd September, W London’s trendy Perception Bar will welcome the hottest new brunch in Soho, offering two courses for £34, all complimented withChandon Garden Spritz and Whispering Angel at an added £10 per glass.

Sip and savour new dishes – including a BBQ Pork Burger, Roast Sea Bass with fennel, cherry tomato compote and olive tapenade or opt for an Atlantic Jumbo Prawn Cocktail. When it comes to dessert, don’t think even about leaving without ordering the Smashable Orange with Edible Chocolate Soil.

Where: 10 Wardour St, London W1D 6QF
When: Every Saturday & Sunday from 1pm-5.30pm.
How: Find out more and make a booking via marriott.co.uk

10 Take a tastebud trip with Mama Shelter London Shoreditch’s new menu

Mama Shelter London Shoreditch is launching a creative and compelling menu for the hotel’s restaurant and Garden Bar on Monday 22nd August, following the expansion of the F&B team. The creation of the new menu mirrors Mama Shelter’s ethos of inclusivity and catering for all, with dishes inspired by East London and beyond.

The brainchild of new Executive Head Chef, James Green, the menu concept is globally inspired with nods to the hotel’s Shoreditch location, as well as Mama Shelter destinations across the world. Guests can choose from starters such as seared yellowfin tuna served with crostini, fine beans and aioli; nduja doughnut served with smoked paprika mayonnaise, and grilled asparagus served with toasted hazelnuts and parmesan cheese.

World-inspired main dishes include Mama’s Fish n’ Chips with tartare sauce and mushy peas Shoreditch-style – a favourite in East London; California Rainbow Salad with heirloom tomatoes, sweet pickle red cabbage and truffle potatoes, indicative of Mama Shelter LA’s health and wellness culture; and a Peri Peri Chicken Burger with red Leicester cheese and peri-peri mayonnaise inspired by Mama Shelter Lisbon. These sit alongside a delicious pan roasted cod loin with poached king prawns, mussels and seafood velouté, and a vegan shepherd’s pie with stewed lentils and tofu, and vegan cheese on top.

Alongside the new all-day menu, Mama Restaurant also serves up a generous buffet breakfast with fantastic coffee, crowd-pleasing modern dishes, an extensive wine and cocktail menu and a delicious homemade dessert offering including Mama’s famous Giant chocolate chip cookie; Kentucky flaming pecan pie with apricot ice cream, and a strawberry crème brûlée with black pepper tuile.

Where:  Mama Shelter London Shoreditch, 437 Hackney Road, London, E2 8PP
How: Find out more and make a booking via mamashelter.com

11 Try out Duck & Dry’s limited-edition blow dry & lunch experience at The Ivy Asia, Chelsea

If you’re a beauty worshipper, it’s time to set your sights on this new collaboration. Located on London’s fashionable King’s Road, The Ivy Asia, Chelsea is upping their usual lunch game and collaborating with one of the borough’s most prestigious hair salons, Duck & Dry for a rare experience.

Available from Monday, 22 August until Friday, 30 September, make a booking to enjoy a limited-edition, blow dry & lunch experience designed to tantalise and delight the senses.

Whether treating friends or family, or spending the day with loved ones, The Ivy Asia, Chelsea and Duck & Dry are offering a limited-edition Blow Dry & Lunch package, (priced at £70.00 per person). Diners will be able to enjoy a luxurious wash and blow dry by one of the salon’s professionally-trained stylists, before enjoying a glass of Prosecco and the restaurant’s Lunch Stack menu, available from 11:30am to 4:30pm,  Monday to Friday.

Feast upon an array of mouth-watering savoury and sweet treats, including mizuna & cucumber salad with sesame & yuzu dressing, hot & sour chicken with plum spring onion, and soft serve ice cream with mango sauce and chocolate pearls to finish. 

How: £70pp, find out more and make a booking via
When: Available until 30 September 2022

12 Take a sip of the UK’s First Adaptogenic Espresso Martini at The Folly

With a growing thirst for mood-boosting drinks and adaptogenic coffee blends, leading London cocktail bar The Folly has partnered with London Nootropics (the premium adaptogenic coffee blends, as seen on Dragon’s Den) to launch the UK’s first Adaptogenic Espresso Martini.  

Available from 5th September for a limited time only, the new Mushroom Espresso Martini (£10.95) harnesses the power of adaptogens – a group of herbs and mushrooms with health benefits – and mixes with the cocktail’s classic rich and creamy flavour (with no taste of mushroom, and less sugar than your typical Espresso Martini), topped with a raspberry-flavoured powder. 

Mushroom coffee blends are known to help with motivation, mental clarity and focus, and the talented team at The Folly have cleverly created a one-of-a-kind Espresso Martini using London Nootropics’ Flow Coffee – an adaptogenic blend containing premium natural ingredients such as lions mane mushroom and rhodiola rosea extracts.  Cheers to that!

Where: The Folly, 41 Gracechurch St, London, EC3V 0BT 
How: Find out more and make a booking via drakeandmorgan.co.uk

13 Opt for Offal at Junsei

One for the meat lovers. With living sustainably a more important topic than ever, restaurants are seeing a rise in an unusual trend – hot on the menu is offal – making its way back to many esteemed restaurants in the UK!  

Organ meats boast environmental benefits because they assist in food waste reduction and  London’s yakitori hotspot, Junsei, does exactly this, serving a minimal waste menu that celebrates  Chef Patron Aman Lakhiani’s signature skewers. 

Tucked away on Marylebone’s Seymour Place, this sustainable menu utilises every part of the organic slow reared Suffolk bird with offal including liver, gizzard, neck, parson’s nose and heart, as well as breast, leg, wing and tenderloin. Each yakitori skewer is precisely sliced and then coated  in a house tare (a combination of aged soy sauce, sake, mirin and sugar) or shio (salt), before  grilling over the Binchōtan and gently caramelising.  

Where: 132 Seymour Place, London W1H 1NS
How: Find out more and make a booking via phoning 020 7723 4058 or visiting junsei.co.uk

14 Bite into plant-based burgers at Bluebird Chelsea 

Available to try until the end of September, plant based food brand BVRGER is popping up at King’s Road hot spot Bluebird Chelsea – and it’s certainly a mouthful worth making a mecca for.

The tasty menu includes two favourites including their top-selling Chicken Burger – a plant-based patty tumbled in a unique spicy southern style breading, along with fresh lettuce and tomato sourced from local suppliers. Or opt for the Classic, a meatless burger patty topped with grilled onions, tomatoes, and lettuce. The juicy burgers are both accompanied with their very own 100% vegan BVRGER sauce. With extras to add, like vegan ‘bacon’ and melted ‘cheese.’

The menu will be available all-day in the Bluebird Café, ideal for a quick lunch in between work or to enjoy over the weekend catching up with friends in Bluebird’s cosy spot. Whether you’re fully vegan or looking for more sustainable ways to eat, BVRGER are here to promote planet-friendly eating, whilst helping to satisfy vegan food cravings using 100% fresh, environmentally friendly produce that is free of hormones and GMO’s.

Where: 350 King’s Road, London SW3 5UU
When: Until the end of September
How: Find out more and make a booking via bluebird-restaurant.co.uk

15 Partake in a slice of Pumpkin Spice Latte with Patisserie Valerie

Step within two miles of a Starbucks this month and you’ll hear the caws for ever-popular Pumpkin Spice Latte orders. But, as the #PSL hashtag starts trending across social media, why not spice things up by swapping the usual drink for a slice of something delectable instead? Patisserie Valerie has introduced a unique Pumpkin Spiced Latte Cake, providing a showstopping centrepiece for any seasonal celebration, with nationwide delivery available from 8th September.  

Transforming the iconic beverage, tuck into a glorious centrepiece with soft sponge layered with pumpkin, coffee and cinnamon cream cheese. Adorned with sweet caramel flicks, chocolate plaques and a fiery design the colour of autumn leaves, give friends and family pumpkin to talk about! The sweet treat is available as both a celebration cake (nationwide delivery) and individual slices (in store).  

How: The Pumpkin Spice Latte Cake is available online for nationwide delivery and priced at £37.95 (serves 12-14) or £49.95 (serves 18-20). Individual slices can also be purchased in-stores across the UK. Find out more via patisserie-valerie.co.uk

16 Get a dose of duck at Duck + Champagne 

Lollipop has joined forces with ex-Ottolenghi head chef, Claire Hodgson and her Michelin-trained partner Steve Huggett to open a brand new concept in London: Duck + Champagne.

Based on King’s Road in Chelsea, the new restaurant offers its patrons duck-based dishes, paired with an independent, ever-rotating small batch champagne menu. The food menu consists of small plates, larger dishes and a selection of free all-you-can-eat sides, which come with every dish. 

Patrons will be able to enjoy a set experience menu starting from £27 which will include a small and a large dish or an option to add a glass of champagne making the whole dining experience at £38.50, including unlimited free sides dishes. 

Some of the highlights of the menu are: 
Duck charcuterie with pickles, chutney and bread, Burrata with radicchio salad, hazelnut pesto
2 Duck bao bun, duck leg cassoulet – with sausage, bacon lardons flageolet beans and herb pistou
3 British duck burger – slow roast pulled duck, bacon jam, pig in stuffing and spinach

The rotating Champagne menu will focus on independent small batch producers and will introduce less known types of bubbles, such as Brut Nature and Demi-Sec to our guests. 

Lollipop’s chef partners Hodge and Huggett have over 25 years of combined culinary experience, working at some of the best restaurants in London and New York, including running the kitchen as the head chef at Yotam Ottolenghi’s flagship restaurant. In 2019 they also appeared on BBC’s Million Pound Menu. 

Where: 459 King’s Road, SW10 0LR London

17 Catch a glimpse of Mondrian Shoreditch x Jack Irving’s giant inflatable sculpture

© Jeff Moore

To celebrate its first anniversary this August, Mondrian Shoreditch has collaborated with fashion designer-come-artist, Jack Irving, to unveil a striking inflatable sculpture on the facade of the hotel. 

For this milestone anniversary, Irving has designed an abstract inflatable rocket, Futura, measuring 12m wide x 8m high, in a bronze mirror nylon finish which covers the entire front facade of the hotel. Conceptualised to “blast Mondrian into the future”, the piece empowers the positive drive towards reaching higher ambitions and the futuristic bronze form shows Irving’s own artistic impression of a space rocket blasting off. 

The rocket was officially installed on 31st August, and is located on the hotel’s canopy rooftop on Curtain Road, where it will stay for two months across London Fashion Week and London Design Festival. Hotel guests, diners and East London locals are encouraged to take part in the celebrations using the hashtag #MondrianBirthdayBlast. 

Those who use the dedicated hashtag to share on social media, will be entered into a prize draw to win a full-experience Mondrian overnight stay. One lucky winner will receive an overnight stay in Mondrian’s Penthouse Suite, with breakfast at Laurel’s on the Roof, a welcome cocktail at Christina’s and dinner at BiBo for two.

Where: 45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT
When: The installation will stay until the end of October.

18 Workout in the sky at BXR London, BXR City

If you love an intense workout, it’s time to head to City. The third site for the capital’s leading fitness destination BXR London, BXR City is located at brand-new development and ‘vertical village’ 22 Bishopsgate and is the highest gym in the City of London. The new site spans 9,000 sq. ft, providing 360-degree views across London and features a members-only gym alongside the pay-to-train Sweat by BXR Bishopsgate studio concept. 

A members-only gym floor features state-of-the-art equipment from Technogym, Wattbike, Eleiko and Hammer Strength, while Sweat by BXR Bishopsgate offers studio-based, instructor-led classes including its renowned Versaclimber full-body cardio workouts, Climb to the Beat and Performance HR.

Other class concepts include a Crossfit-style Strength & Conditioning studio as well as a Pilates and Yoga studio, providing a holistic workout destination. A new Strength concept class by Master Trainer Faisal Abdalla will also be launching at the new destination. 

Bergman Design House has fused the signature aspects of the original Marylbone site with an industrial-chic aesthetic full of unexpected touches. Book a class to marvel at rough concrete panelling and exposed structures with energising neon lighting and a rich blend of backlit dark-tinted mirrors, bronze and brass trim accents.

A nod to BXR’s boxing roots – the gym is backed by two-time heavyweight champion of the world Anthony Joshua – can also be seen in the numerous murals that adorn the walls, with famous faces including Mohammed Ali and Floyd Mayweather.

Where: 24 Paddington St, London W1U 5QY
How: Find out more and make a booking via bxrlondon.com

19 Join some of the country’s best chefs for an exclusive five-course supper club at Cinnamon Kitchen City

Fine dining fans, forks this way. Taking place on Tuesday 20th September, Executive Chef of The Cinnamon Collection, Vivek Singh, is joining forces with some of the country’s most renowned chefs – Calum Franklin, Chris and Jeff Galvin, Lisa Goodwin-Allen and Saiphin Moore – for an exclusive five-course supper club at Cinnamon Kitchen City in Devonshire Square, all in aid of Hospitality Action. 

The rare star-studded dinner will see each chef prepare one course around the central theme of ‘spice’, which is inspired by Vivek’s pioneering of the Indian fine-dining food scene in London.

The evening will begin with a sparkling reception by Hattingley Valley, where guests will taste the award-winning Classic Reserve alongside delicious canapés of courgette fritters cooked by Saiphin Moore, and lamb roomali from Vivek Singh. Once seated, Moore will kick proceedings off with an appetiser of larb minced chicken salad served in lettuce cups with a side of muri – Indian puffed rice.

Next, Calum Franklin will bring his pastry expertise to the table with a delicious wild duck en croute, served alongside Vivek’s hot sweet pumpkin chutney, before the Galvin brothers plate up a luxurious cured salmon served with Baeri caviar in a ponzu dressing. Vivek’s signature dish of clove-smoked lamb saddle serves as the main course, enjoy with a beetroot keema in a saffron sauce and biryani rice. Dessert is no afterthought, as diners will indulge in Lisa Goodwin-Allen’s lightly spiced Valrhona chocolate with hazelnut and lime.

Guests can opt for a wine pairing to complement each course, chosen by The Cinnamon Club’s wine sommelier Laurent Chaniac. Brian Turner, CBE, will be hosting an auction on the night, where a selection of luxury prizes will be up for grabs! All proceeds from this will be donated to Hospitality Action – expect chef masterclasses, bespoke dining experiences and vineyard tours.

When: 20th September 2022
Where: 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YL
Wallet: Tickets are priced at £150pp and will include five courses and a welcome glass of Hattingley Classic Reserve; wine pairings can also be added for an additional £70.
How: Book via eventbrite.co.uk

20 Pitch up for pasta at Phil Howard’s latest opening in Piccadilly

If you love pasta, it’s time to twirl a fork this way. Following the success of London-based pasta delivery company OTTO, Michelin-starred chef Phil Howard and business partner Julian Dyer (Pots & Co) are opening their first bricks and mortar site in early November. Having initially debuted as an online delivery service in May 2021, OTTO will celebrate Phil’s career long love of pasta with its simple ingredient-led dishes with a chic, 74-cover all-day pasta bar located in Piccadilly.  

Executive chef Louis Korovilas (Locanda Locatelli, Pied à Terre, Bancone) will be at the helm in the kitchen. Louis, who has worked alongside several acclaimed chefs including Giorgio Locatelli and Marcus Eaves, has extensive fresh pasta experience and will oversee the entire food operation.

Founder Phil and restaurateur  Rebecca  Mascarenhas will continue to run Elystan Street, Kitchen W8 and Church Road with all the passion, care, and attention to detail that has been the hallmark of their successful partnership. 

Phil’s love of pasta will shine through in the OTTO menu offering delicious, authentic pasta dishes flanked by simple, freshly prepared snacks, starters and desserts. Dishes on the menu will change according to the season, including: Gnocchetti with smashed sausage, white wine, fennel and chilli (£10), Pappardelle with slow cooked shin of beef, oxtail and red wine (£13), Bucatini with a ragout of autumn vegetables, mushrooms and chestnuts (£9), and Squid ink spaghetti with a sauce of sardines, garlic, sweet peppers and tomato (£13). 

Snacks will come in the form of wonderfulolives, OTTO’s rosemary, rock salt, tomato and garlic focaccia and endless crostini. Starters will see staples such as Vitello tonnato given all the love they deserve. Deeply rooted in using extraordinarily good ingredients and recipes honed from Phil’s years of top-flight restaurant cooking, OTTO will be an affordable and accessible concept celebrating the simplicity of Italian cuisine.  

When: OTTO will open early November, with initial booking details available in due course. 
How: Find out more via ottopastabars.com

21 Try out Cottons’ New East London Site

Cottons, London’s longest-running Caribbean restaurant group, has announced the opening of its new Shoredich site on Hoxton Square. The restaurant, currently situated on Curtain Road, will relocate to its new location this summer, with its new home set to open in early September. One of the largest Cotton outposts to date, the upstairs restaurant at the new site will feature 66 covers, while a brand-new addition to Cottons, the downstairs bar, will seat 100.  

Celebrating the flavours and the food of the Caribbean while exploring the islands’ complex culinary roots, Cottons have become a mainstay on the London food scene for 37 years thanks to its fragrant marinades, spice rubs, and pure sunshine food. Caribbean cuisine features a fusion of flavours, and Cottons Hoxton Square will offer a selection of authentic dishes, alongside house-made cocktails.  

The selection of small plates include Salt fish fritters with Bajan pepper compote and mango chutney; Sweet potato patties with beetroot, tomato, and coriander salsa; and Jerk hot wings with chilli pineapple salsa. Larger plates will come in the form of Creole gilled mahi mahi served alongside avocado, tomato and red onion slaw, garlic pan fried potatoes, Bajan pepper compote, and coconut sauce; Cottons curry mutton served with rice and peas, and coleslaw; and Chana daal platter, a wholesome platter of chickpea curry, grilled veg, sweet potato patties, and steamed rice.  For those on-the-go, the Hoxton Square restaurant will operate an all-day takeaway section. Cottons Cool Runnings will serve classic dishes from the menu such as fried plantain, jerk chicken, and slow braised oxtail stew.  

Cottons’ relocation to Hoxton Square is a timely one. With Jamaica celebrating 60 years of independence this year, it feels only right for one of the capital’s most beloved Caribbean food brands to be making such an exciting move. 

Where: 45-47 Hoxton  Square, London N1 6PD  
How: cottons-restaurant.co.uk  

22 Reset & Recover with Re Place

If you’re in need of a wellness fix, we have just the ticket. Re Place, a luxe new wellness and recovery studio located in the heart of Notting Hill, has launched a series of body and mind Reset & Recover group sessions to help soothe tired muscles and rejuvenate the mind alongside.

Taking place each Sunday between 4-6pm, each Reset & Recover experience will begin with a 45 minute session on the Re Place body roller machines, designed to detoxify the body and relax and relieve tired muscles, followed by a onehour crystal bowl sound healing session inside a meditation cocoon room, helping to calm the mind and restore the body’s balance.

Focusing on a holistic approach to life, health and fitness, the new Sunday sessions at Re Place, allow everyone to enjoy the perfect wind-down activity and prepare for the busy week ahead. With no more than 5 guests per class, each session offers a small and truly intimate experience. 

When: Every Sunday, 4- 6pm
Where: 196 Westbourne Grove, London W11 2RH

23 Get your Aperol fix with Madison’s new cocktail menu

Aperol, anyone? It’s time to stir things up as Madison launches an exclusive and refreshing cocktail menu. Ideal for a taste of Italy, enjoy choices that range from the classic bittersweet Aperol Spritz, through to limited-edition inspired creations from Madison. A cold Aperol Spritz is the perfect accompaniment whilst relaxing in the sunshine on the iconic Madison rooftop. 

Even better, Madison has been transformed into an Ibiza-themed paradise with an influx of plants, palms, and touches of boho chic furnishing. Iconic skylines and sips as far as the eye can see – who’s thirsty?

24 Discover a multi-sensorial art & cocktail experience at Silverleaf, Pan Pacific London

Whisky lovers, you’re in luck. The Glenfiddich Experimental Series is known for continuously pushing the boundaries of single malt whisky making. Now, to launch the latest product in the series – Orchard Experiment – Glenfiddich is pushing the boundaries of whisky tasting, in partnership with synaesthetic artist Jake-Andrew Nason and Silverleaf, a new destination cocktail bar at Pan  Pacific London. 

For just four weeks only (11 August – 4 September), guests can experience this one-of-a-kind artistic  experiment, featuring vibrant physical artwork, digital projections, soundscapes and tactile effects,  alongside a bespoke menu of innovative Glenfiddich Orchard Experiment cocktails, curated by  Chris Tanner, General Manager at Silverleaf. 

Jake-Andrew Nason is a gestural abstract expressionist artist who experiences synaesthesia, a  condition which, for him, means that when two or more of his senses are triggered, he immediately experiences these as visuals or colours. In this maverick artistic experiment, Jake-Andrew has  used this remarkable ability to translate the vibrant flavours of new Glenfiddich Orchard  Experiment into art – creating a multi-sensorial experience for guests at Silverleaf and visitors to  Glenfiddich.com to be immersed within.

Set within ALBA, the exclusive, private tasting room of one of London’s most exciting new  establishments, Silverleaf, a bar known for pioneering mixology through a forward-thinking menu  rooted around flavour and colour profiles, The Taste in Colour Experiment offers a malt whisky  and cocktail immersion within an altered sensory environment, a place where taste, touch, sound,  vision and smell are all experienced in new ways. Taste, in full colour. 

Drinkers will also have the opportunity to book curated experiences, specially created to enable  guests to get even closer to new Glenfiddich Orchard Experiment and this unique artistic  collaboration. These include an art & tasting workshop that challenges consumers to create art  based on their own interpretation of taste, guided by Jake-Andrew Nason, and a tasting  masterclass with Silverleaf mixologists that combines flavour and art to create personalised  cocktails. 

When: 11 August – 4 September 2022
How: To make a reservation or to book a curated experience please visit designmynight.com, tickets start  from £35.
Where: 3rd Floor, Devonshire House,  3 Bishopsgate Plaza, London EC2M 4JX.

25 Pitstop for Happy Hour at Coppa by the Tower with Chateau Minuty

If there’s anything better than a delicious meal, it’s a delicious meal with a deal. Coppa Club’s flagship site located by the iconic Tower Bridge, Coppa by the Tower, has partnered with ‘M’ de Minuty Rosé for a rosé happy hour this summer.

Guests can enjoy a bottle of the pale blush rosé as well as two sharing plates for £45 up until 30th September 2022. Paired perfectly with Coppa’s summer menu, guests can sit back and enjoy the Cru Classé (the best of the best) this summer. The Matton-Farnet family have been perfecting the Minuty rosé blend for 85 years, and the fresh and full flavour of white peach and grapefruit is the taste of an idyllic summer’s evening, plucked straight from the Saint-Tropez peninsula.

Coppa by the Tower, renowned for its iconic riverside setting with stunning panoramic views of the city, has introduced a brand-new terrace look for their ‘Summer of Escapism’. Channelling Riviera vibes with an enviable outside area. A sloping white washed wall marks the entrance from where guests can walk through a beautiful whimsical flower tunnel, whisking them away to a terrace of sun kissed colours from bright Bougainvillea plants in plentiful terracotta pots, reams of twinkling festoon lights, palm trees taking centre stage and elegant pods to enjoy with friends come rain or shine – paired with a  European menu and glass of rosé in hand, guests will be instantly transported to balmy holidays in the Mediterranean.

When: Available until the end of September, Monday – Friday, 5pm – 7pm at Coppa by the Tower.
Wallet: Coppa Club’s Minuty happy hour includes a bottle of ‘M’ de Minuty Rosé and two sharing plates for £45 and is available at all other locations.
How: For more information please visit coppaclub.co.uk Reservations can be made via coppaclub.co.uk/by-the-tower.
Where: 3 Three Quays Walk, Lower Thames St, London EC3R 6AH

26 Enjoy a chai high with Cinnamon Kitchen City

Acclaimed chef Vivek Singh has announced a brand-new High Chai menu at Cinnamon Kitchen City, which can be enjoyed al fresco on the all-weather, covered terrace on Devonshire Square.

Inspired by Vivek’s roots in West Bengal, as well as his love of modern culinary techniques and British ingredients, the High Chai could only begin with The Cinnamon Collection’s signature samosa and watermelon chaat, alongside dahi puri – semolina shells filled with spiced yoghurt and tamarind. Traditional finger sandwiches are reimagined into delicious masala fish finger sandwiches with tomato chutney, alongside kadhai chicken puff served with kasundi ketchup. Vegetarians are also well catered for with savouries including a beetroot cutlet sandwich served with cucumber, potato and green chutney, and kadhai spiced paneer spring roll with peppers and red onion.

An afternoon tea isn’t complete without sweet delights, and Cinnamon High Chai’s top tier doesn’t disappoint! Guests can indulge in delicately spiced shrikhand cheesecake served with tamarind glazed strawberries, homemade chocolate cardamom pastry slice, cinnamon macarons with saffron cream, and almond cake with flavours of raspberry and pink peppercorn! Specialty teas or the freshly brewed Indian masala chai, (expect notes of ginger and cardamom) are available to accompany the food.

How: Available Friday to Sunday. Find out more and make a booking via cinnamon-kitchen.com
Wallet: £28.00 per person.
Where: 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YL

27 Shop sustainably with One Hundred Shoreditch x ‘Stories Behind Things’ new pop-up

One (hundred) for the sustainability seekers. One Hundred Shoreditch has partnered with eco multimedia platform ‘Stories Behind Things’, to launch The Corner Store, an innovative concept store pop up celebrating over 40 of the world’s leading brands in sustainability.

Stories Behind Things will be popping up in the hotel’s Workshop from 5 – 21 August, showcasing innovative sustainable brands that put people and the planet first, as well as hosting a range of events, workshops and classes. One Hundred Shoreditch’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and the local community aligns with Stories Behind Things core values of promoting the stories behind sustainable brands and leading with positivity in a bid to make the climate movement engaging and desirable, making it the perfect location for the store.

Head here to see innovative sustainable brands across multiple categories; brands who are putting the people and planet first. Notable headline partnerships include Vestiaire Collective, as well as Tony’s Chocolonely , and other notable eco brands, providing a residency made up of an interactive and inspiring schedule filled with community events, panels, workshops and industry meetups.

When: August 5th – 21st 2022
Where: 100 Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JQ

28 Make a mecca to Hotel St. James’ Court, A Taj Hotel’s free-flow negroni fountain

Um, did someone say free-flowing alcohol? St James’ Court, A Taj hotel has launched a free-flow negroni fountain and G&T ice lollies in its courtyard – the ideal location to relax and unwind after exploring the sights of London with family and friends.  

St James Courtyard is described as London’s ‘inner sanctum’ – making it an ideal refuge on a hot day especially when paired with a Gin & Tonic infused ice lolly (with a child friendly option available too). The courtyard is also home to a brand new free flow Negroni fountain which gives a decadent new meaning to Aperitivo hour in the city – cheers to that! Nestled within the grand hotel buildings, this is the perfect tranquil escape away from the hustle and bustle of London.

When: St James Courtyard Aperitivo hour is taking place daily from 6pm-7pm daily, with ice lollies available from 12pm daily
Where: 54 Buckingham Gate, London SW1E 6AF
How: Find out more via stjamescourthotel.co.uk

29 Celebrate Swingers City’s 6th birthday with free golf

Ready for a hole in one? Swingers City is set to celebrate its 6th birthday on 29th August with FREE crazy golf all day, as well as unbeatable street food, an exclusive birthday cocktail and half price Perrier Jouet Champagne.

For one day only, Swingers will salute loyal crazy golfers and welcome new guests alike with free rounds of crazy golf throughout the day and evening. Head on down from 11am – 10pm and bag yourself a free crazy golf slot, which will be allocated for walk-ins on a first come, first served basis.

Whilst guests wait to tee off, they can kick-start the celebrations at one of five bars that will be serving up half price Perrier Jouet champagne at £35a bottle, or sip on an exclusive birthday cocktail, a Coconut Espresso Martini, made with Ciroc Vodka, Solo Coffee, habanero bitters, cream of coconut, coconut syrup and tonka beans – priced at £6 to celebrate six fantastic years of Swinger’s original crazy golf venue.

Of course, a party is hardly complete without the food. Peckish crazy golfers can also tuck into street food from a special 6th birthday menu featuring dishes from Breddos Tacos, Patty&Bun and Pizza Pilgrims who will all be offering selected dishes at the celebratory price of, you guessed it, £6 all day.

The venue will be decorated with balloons and birthday props to use on the 3D photo podium, and there will be birthday treats from Crosstown Doughnuts all in celebration of six spectacular years of the place that put crazy golf on the map-world wide!

When: 29th August, 11am – 10pm
How: Find out more and make a booking via swingers.club
Where: 8 Brown’s Buildings, London EC3A 8AL

30 Go for a ride with Peloton Studios London

Wellness worshippers, lycra this way. Peloton Studios London, Peloton’s state-of-the-art European flagship location is opening its rather sleek doors to the public on August 19th.

Located on Floral Street, Covent Garden, the 30,000 square foot space will host and broadcast Peloton’s renowned Cycling, Tread and strength classes to its community of 7 million members – and what’s more, now both Peloton members and non-members can take live, in-person, classes Friday through to Sunday.

There’s more than just the workouts too. State-of-the-art studio facilities include; a juice bar, a member lounge and deluxe changing facilities featuring five changing booths, nineteen shower rooms, complimentary towels, Malin and Goetz skincare products, Dyson hair dryers and keyless combinator lockers.

How: Classes can be booked for £25 for a single Tread or Cycle class at studio.onepeloton.co.uk.
Where: 11 Floral St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9DH, UK
When: Opening 19th August 2022

31 Feast on fine dining dishes with Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London’s summer pop-up

Overlooking Royal Parkland, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park, London has some exciting news for gourmands. They’ve just launched a summer pop-up from the Dinner by Heston Blumenthal team, featuring spectacular views and exquisite fine dining dishes.

This summer, guests are invited to The Hyde Park Terrace, to experience a limited-edition summer pop-up from the Dinner by Heston Blumenthal team. With uninterrupted views of one of London’s iconic Royal Parks, the Hyde Park Terrace is the undiscovered jewel in the heart of Knightsbridge and ideal for some summer dining with serious suaveness.

Guests can sit outside at one of the capital’s most desirable tables and be inspired by Dinner by Heston Blumenthal’s fascination with historic British gastronomy throughout this London summer. Menu highlights include long fritters and English Potato Balls, a chilled cucumber soup and a fresh lobster and lemon salad. For dessert, guests can cool down with an incredibly artistic ice-cream bar comprised of pineapple, dark chocolate and popping candy.

Where: 66 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LA
How: For more information and to make a booking, please visit mandarinoriental.com

32 Partake in a penny lick with Bompas & Parr

A little bit of what you fancy – head to Arcade Food Hall at Tottenham Court Road to enjoy a refreshing, once illegal, penny lick by Bompas & Parr this week. The innovative brand’s first physical site at Arcade, pop by the Jelladrome to enjoy a pioneering luxury dessert counter debuting two new brands: Benham & Froud, a luxury jelly company and Marshall’s, a fancy ice company inspired by the remarkable Agnes B. Marshall, servingEngland’s most nefarious ice-cream paraphernalia, the penny lick.

Having been made illegal in the 1800s for assisting in the spread of diseases around London, Arcade’s penny licks are (thankfully) no longer served in uncleaned glasses, and at just £3 each, they come in six flavours to devour.

Temptations include; Dark Chocolate Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce and Sprinkles, Vanilla Cardamom Ice Cream with a fresh Strawberry Slice, White Chocolate Ice Cream with Cocoa Nib Crunch, Strawberry Ice Cream with Candied Lemon Zest, Passionfruit Sorbet with Vanilla Meringue and Coconut Sorbet with Passionfruit Confit and Lime. Where to begin?

Where: 103-105 New Oxford St, London WC1A 1DB
Wallet: £3.00 each

33 Sling back an oyster at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane

Well shucks – nothing says summer quite like fresh oysters somewhere beautiful. Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane has partnered with Oyster Meister to bring guests complimentary oysters with their wine on the hotel’s much-loved terrace every Thursday until mid-August.

Available every Thursday from July 14 to August 18, 2022, guests can head to the Mayfair hotel’s spacious al fresco oasis, On The Terrace, and when ordering a glass of Cloudy Bay or Whispering Angel, they will be treated to two complimentary oysters, courtesy of Oyster Meister. Better still, if they order a bottle of either of these crisp summery wines, they will receive half a dozen oysters, perfect for sharing with a friend while enjoying a leisurely afternoon in the sunshine.

Providing a theatrical and indulgent experience, Oyster Meister’s expert shuckers will shuck and dress guests’ oysters at their table, and with all the finest oysters impeccably sourced from France, Ireland, Scotland and the British Isles, it doesn’t get much fresher than this.

How: Reservations are essential, for bookings call 020 7319 5206 or book via opentable.co.uk
Where: Hamilton Pl, London W1J 7DR

35 Try James Cochran’s limited-edition lobster roll at Burger & Lobster

A lobster roll with a top chef twist – fusing the best of land and sea, Burger & Lobster has teamed up with one of the capital’s most respected  chefs, James Cochran (alumni of Michelin-starred Ledbury and owner of Islington’s Restaurant 1251), to  serve up a one-of-a-kind lobster roll launching on 25th July for a limited time only.

Bite into fresh chunks of lobster meat and juicy-as-you-like slow-cooked beef shin loaded into a pillowy-soft brioche roll  and garnished up to the nines – this is surf ‘n’ turf at its best. 

Available at all nine of Burger & Lobster restaurants, prepare to experience the finest wild-caught Lobster, sustainably sourced off the coasts of Nova Scotia,  Canada, paired perfectly with a tender 24-hour slow-cooked Nebraskan beef shin piled high into B&L’s  signature toasted brioche roll. Joined by crisp iceberg lettuce, pickles and a rich lobster cheese sauce, the  glorified creation is then crowned with James’ signature scotch bonnet jam, crispy shallots and chopped  parsley, served alongside crisp golden fries. 

When: Until 31st August 2022
How: Find out more and make a booking via burgerandlobster.com

36 Pitstop for coffee at H.R. Owen Bugatti’s Ettore’s Espresso Bar

We’ll take our java with a super car twist, thanks. H.R. Owen Bugatti has just launched Ettore’s Espresso Bar, one of the most exclusive coffee spots in London. As the first Bugatti dealership anywhere in the world to have its own espresso bar, H.R. Owen Bugatti, which normally operates by invitation-only, has opened its doors to the public for the first time.

Based at the French luxury marque’s London showroom in Bruton Street, Mayfair, Ettore’s Espresso Bar has been aptly named after the founder and patron of Bugatti, Ettore Bugatti. Ettore was a man who opted for only the very best in everything he did, not just for his ingenious cars, but also for bicycle frames, razors and locks – if he didn’t find a product that fit his standards, he would design his own.

Ettore’s Espresso Bar is designed in his image, with a top-end Italian espresso machine – a nod to Ettore’s Italian birthplace – and a trained barista to serve up luxurious coffees to passers-by. With the backdrop of an example of one of Bugatti’s latest range of hyper sports cars and a showroom filled with beautifully crafted Bugatti Home Collection furniture, this new opening definitely beats the standard takeout option.

Where: 18-20 Bruton St, London W1J 6QB

37 Settle down for a Sunday Sunset at Tattu London

Music to your ears? Tattu London, the newly opened modern Chinese restaurant featuring panoramic views over the West End, is following up on the success of their Sunday Sunsets series with a brand new lineup for August & September. Guests can expect sets from the likes of Duke Boara and Volen Sentir at these monthly sundowner dining experiences, which are fast becoming London’s most sought after dinner party. Guests are invited to experience Tattu whilst their resident DJ’s play special sets from 1pm, with a new headline act taking the helm from 6-9pm.

Recently opened and sitting proudly on the rooftop of the newly emerged The Now Building in the Outernet development, Tattu London have brought their signature style and contemporary dishes, inspired by the flavours and ingredients of modern Chinese cooking, to the capital, housed within a Joyce Wang Studio designed space.

Menu highlights include Dim Sum of Pearly King Crab Dumpling and Royal Koi Fish Gau and Small Plates of Seven Spice Seared Tuna and Yellowtail & Kiwi Sashimi. Large Plates include Chilean Sea Bass and Grade 5 Wagyu Beef Ribeye, whilst Desserts of Bubble Tea & Cotton Cake and Koi Fish Panna Cotta will finish things on a sweet note. Tattu London also features a magical outdoor terrace, where guests can enjoy their signature cocktails from their neighbouring ‘phoenix’ bar, as well as a selection of fine wines and spirits.

Reservations for Sunday Sunsets summer dates are now open, with Tattu’s a la carte menu available throughout the day, as well as a complimentary welcome drink on arrival to set the scene. Guests can enjoy great tunes while sipping on a Cherry Blossom Negroni, a savoury Vodka Martini or a Coconut Collins. Join Duke Boara on August 28th and Volen Sentir wrapping up the Summer on September 25th with resident DJs playing from 1pm.

How: Make a booking via tattulondon.com
Where: Tattu London, The Now Building, Outernet, WC2H 0LA

38 Bite into Pan-African dishes at Akwasi Brenya-Mensa’s debut London restaurant, Tatale

Akwasi Brenya-Mensa’s debut London restaurant, Tatale, opens this Thursday 14th July – and it’s not to be missed. Opening within iconic The Africa Centre, Tatale will bring a contemporary Pan-African concept telling stories through food, art and culture, to Southwark.

Tucked away on Great Suffolk Street, just minutes away from The Cut’s buzzing restaurants and theatres, Tatale is due to become the beating heart of this South London cultural destination. Taken its name from the plantain pancake, tatale – a quintessential Ghanaian dish – the restaurant is named according to Brenya-Mensa’s belief that wherever you are in the world, plantain is synonymous with the Black Experience.

Step inside the black-painted brick building into the warming smells and tones of Tatale. Sandy clay plaster walls, beautifully carved timber furniture, artwork from pioneering African artists such as the striking mural by the late Mozambican artist and poet Malangatana Ngwenya, which was painstakingly removed from the centre’s previous home, restored and reinstated. The interiors of The Africa Centre and Tatale are the work of Tola Ojuolape, an interior designer who has pulled together African artisans and designers such as Golden Editions, who’s vivid woven fabrics adorn the restaurant and bar area.

Open for lunch and dinner sittings from Wednesday to Sunday, devour a menu made up of small plates featuring the deliciously juicy Chichinga buttermilk fried chicken wings with dill emulsion, and the signature mashed rice dish of Omo Tuo, Nkatekwan, parsley and sesame.

Where: 66 Great Suffolk Street, London, SE1 0BL
How: Find out more and make a booking via tataleandco.com

39 Go globe-trotting with St Pancras Brasserie’s limited-edition Cocktail Passport menu

No plane, no problem. Art-deco inspired dining and drinking destination, St Pancras Brasserie, is offering a taste of the continent without any of the travel thanks to a new, limited-edition Cocktail Passport summer menu. The stamp-worthy menu offers a curated choice of 10 special serves, each inspired by a European destination and the produce synonymous with the region.

Why board the Eurostar when you can simply make for the Brasserie? Enjoy a taste of the Belgian city of Liege with a Crystal Chocolate, combining Grey Goose L’Original vodka, butterscotch liqueur and Briottet crème de cacao blanc to evoke the Belgians’ love of chocolate and unrivalled crystal glassware production.

If fruit is more your thing, then opt for a What A Melon, a refreshing blend of Patrón Silver tequila, Searcy’s Selected Cuvée Champagne Brut NV, lychee liqueur, gomme syrup, honey and fresh watermelon inspired by Portuguese summers in Alcains. The Portuguese say that melons are like lottery tickets, and this is sure to win big in the flavour stakes.

Cocktails inspired by the Brit’s love of tea, Spain’s penchant for exotic fruits, wild Greek thyme, German candy canes, Swiss pears, Dutch smoking pipes and Italian martinis are also available, each priced at £14.

How: Find out more via stpancrasbysearcys.co.uk
Where: St Pancras International Station, London, N1C 4QL

40 Train in style with Sweat Society in Surbiton

Located just 18 minutes direct from Waterloo, future-proof your body thanks to Sweat Society, Surrey’s newest fitness opening specialising in one-to-one and small group Personal Training, alongside a number of signature classes. A former hot yoga studio, pay a visit to enjoy a new wide range of fitness classes, including Strength, Hybrid, Sweat Club and Spin. The full studio line up extends to Barre, Pilates and Yoga – there’s something for everyone, all under one roof.

Rivalling the boutique London fitness scene, this slick, LED-lit three-floor studio, packed to the brim with BLK Box kit, promises to take your fitness game to a whole new level. Whether you’re hunting down new lifting PBs, craving a full body sweat, looking to meet new friends or simply treat your body to a little haven of fitness luxe, this is your 2022 must-visit.

You’ll train like a pro with state of the art equipment including assault runners, ski-ergs, assault bikes, Concept 2 rowers, squat racks, a sledge track, kettlebells, dumbells, the list goes on.

With classes ranging from 30 to 45 minutes and top of their game trainers with a beady eye for technique, Sweat Society promises to not only boost your physical fitness, but move your body effectively and safely. MyZone connectivity is also offered at the studio for the techy fitness go-ers looking to track their every sweat.

Post-session, drop by the coffee, smoothie and snack bar for a delicious pick-me-up. Grab your quick pre-workout hit or order your post-workout protein shake ready to head off for your day. Airy, spacious changing rooms and showers available for all to start your day right or wind down of an evening.

How: With no joining fee, enjoy drop in sessions, one-off classes to monthly unlimited membership.
Cost: One-off classes start from £15.00pp.
How: Find out more and make a booking via sweatsociety.co.uk 

41 Get a drip with South Place Hotel

South Place Hotel, the City’s most vibrant boutique retreat, has joined forces with cutting-edge wellness brand Get A Drip to create the ultimate summer party experience, Retox to Detox. Ideal for some stylish rejuvination, the Retox to Detox package is designed to help partygoers make the most of their East London weekend: retox with cocktails in South Place’s buzzy 3 Bar, dinner, and a night in one of Shoreditch’s most iconic venues – selected from the in-room ‘Party Guide’ – before detoxing with Get A Drip’s vitamin infusion, a relaxing massage, and nutritious breakfast.

A destination within a destination, South Place Hotel is the ideal base to get ready for a night out in style. The spacious rooms and suites boast bathrooms with walk-in marble showers and expansive bathtubs, a fully stocked mini bar, and a B&O television that can be used to play music while guests get dressed up.

Exclusively prepared for Retox to Detox, a ‘black book’ Party Guide including East London’s most iconic venues and a weekly events calendar awaits guests in their rooms to provide inspiration for the weekend. Before they hit Shoreditch’s quirky bars and clubs, guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary Tanqueray gin cocktail at the hotel’s signature 3 Bar and fuel up with a meal from South Place Chop House’s new summer menu.

South Place Hotel comes to the rescue with its ‘detox kit’ consisting of a shot of vitamins from London’s top IV clinic, Get A Drip, a nourishing breakfast at the hotel’s contemporary brasserie Chop House and a relaxing full body-massage at the property’s wellness centre.

The morning after the night before, guests can choose from a range of different vitamin combinations designed to hydrate (“Hydration”), energise (“Energy”), support immunity (“Immunity”) or purify the system (“Detox”). The IV, administrated by a certified nurse, will cause a pleasant cooling sensation and is proven to give a tangible post-drip boost of energy.

Cost: The Retox to Detox package costs from £400 per room per night. It includes two complimentary cocktails, one dinner at Chop House for two, breakfast for two, and a Vitamin Drip treatment.
Where: 3 South Pl, London EC2M 2AF
How: Visit southplacehotel.com to find out more and make a booking.

42 Partake in Royal Lancaster London’s Picnic in the Park Package

Summer means picnics, we don’t make the rules. Ideal for a scenic (and sumptuous experience) Royal Lancaster London’s has launched a brand new and decadent ‘Picnic In The Park’ package. Indulge yourself or treat a loved one to a truly luxurious overnight stay complete with breakfast overlooking Hyde Park; and take the time to explore this enchanting and world famous park armed with Royal Lancaster London’s carefully curated picnic hamper. 

Brimming with goodies including afternoon tea favourites such as traditional finger sandwiches, homemade scones and a selection of super sweet treats – think bakewell tarts! And for that added touch, they’re even including a bottle of Bollinger Champagne for a truly spoiling experience. 

It really is the ideal treat for those looking to while away a hot summer’s day or get lost in London and its picturesque Royal Parks; and why not make your trip extra special by exploring the city sites at your own pace by hiring a Royal Lancaster bicycle.  

Where: Royal Lancaster London, Lancaster Terrace, London, W2 2TY
How: Prices from £399.00, find out more and make a booking via royallancaster.com

43 Splash out on The Lanesborough Club & Spa’s new HydraFacial experiences

Offering a truly 360° approach to wellbeing, The Lanesborough Club & Spa prides itself on partnering with the world’s leading brands and experts in the fields of health, fitness, and beauty. New for 2022, they’ve announced an exclusive partnership with The Luxury Aesthetics Group. Members, hotel guests, and day spa visitors will now be able to sample carefully curated facial treatments, with one designed solely for the hotel.

Choose from a number of deeply relaxing, cleansing, and revitalising HydraFacials, each utilising a unique, pain-free Vortex-Fusion delivery system that cleanses, exfoliates, and hydrates the skin. In consultation with expert therapists, and by tailoring each treatment to target individual skin concerns, the facials involve a six-step process applying ‘super serums’ filled with antioxidants, peptides, and hyaluronic acid, to give the skin a radiant glow.

Created just for The Lanesborough Club & Spa, there will also be its very own bespoke 90-minute HydraFacial which, in addition to the signature six-step process, incorporates additional LED light therapy, electro muscular stimulation (EMS) technology, and a 24-carat gold mask.

How: To find out more and make a booking, visit lanesboroughclubandspa.com
Wallet: The signature HydraFacial is priced at £275 and the SW Ultimate HydraFacial is priced at £475
Where: 2 Lanesborough Place SW 1, London SW1X 7TA

44 Take A Rum Flight to Singapore with Ginger Lily at Pan Pacific London

Taking flight this month, Ginger Lily is launching its highly anticipated and masterfully crafted new menu, showcasing its diverse and rare roster of rums with a curated cocktail list that boasts unique and creative blends. The bar accommodates up to 75 covers, inviting locals and visitors this summer to discover an opulent yet contemporary hideaway destination in The City of London.

For rum aficionados seeking something to sip and savour, Ginger Lily will also offer a unique ‘Vintage Rum Flight’ with three special rum editions blended from the recherché Black Tot. The flight will include three 25ml limited bottles, which will also be available to purchase globally.

The rums will be multi-layered from Guyana, Barbados and Jamaica and blended for the tastes of today. Bar Manager Francesco Putignano, formerly of Seabird has curated an impressive Rum Collection of over 120 bottles, including rare and unique bottles, which showcase the versatility and creativity of sugarcane-based spirits from some of the best producers globally. 

Putignano’s new cocktail menu will bring the essence of Singapore’s night time opulence to The City, inviting guests to feel truly transported to South East Asian old world glamour and high society for the evening. Rum Cocktails will include: Cockpit Country – Diplomatico Reserva, Maraschino, Bitters, Orange Oils; Youtai – Havana 3, J. Bally Ambre’, Hennessy Fine, Orgeat, Lime, Bitter and Wilson – Santa Teresa infused Pineapple, Pineapple, Coconut, Lime. Further Cocktails will include: Green Waterfall – Yaguara Organica, Lime, Ginger, Cucumber, Mint, Sparkling WaterRelief – Tarragon Broken Clock, Rhubarb Cordial, Lemon; and Al Fresco – Amaro Angostura, Coconut, Bitters, Lime Sherbet.  

Cost: Cocktails from £15 – £18. Vintage Rum Flight at £180pp  
How: Reservations can be made at panpacificlondon.com
Where: 80 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AB

45 Say yes to the spritz with London Marriott Hotel Park Lane

It’s officially aperitif season – ideal for things to try in London’s sunshine, London Marriott Hotel Park Lane is celebrating summer with a suite spritz trolley, serving a selection of zesty sundowners, exclusively for Premier Suite guests to enjoy. 

When spritz-o-clock strikes, guests can choose from a selection of four refreshing cocktails created using St-Germain, a French liqueur which boasts over 1000 handpicked fresh elderflower per bottle. After ordering, as if by magic, a beverage butler will appear at the door to serve a perfectly crafted St-Germain spritz.

Designed for a single aperitif, couples or a catch up with friends, cocktails can be sipped and savoured in the comfort of a stunning Premier Suite, overlooking the greenery of Hyde Park at sunset. 

Not to miss out, the St-Germain spritz menu is also available daily for diners at Lanes of London, which will match with a blossom-inspired makeover with a new addition of a flower arch. The arch will be decked with textured foliage and wild silk flowers, setting the scene for some serious Insta-piration this summer. 

The new St-Germain spritz menu includes:

St-Germain Spritz, £16: When life gives you lemons, make a spritz! A citrus concoction of St-Germain elderflower liqueur, refreshing sparkling wine and lemon, topped with soda water.

Hugo Rosé, £16: An elegant French spritz featuring St-Germain elderflower liqueur, chilled rosé wine and fresh mint, topped with soda water.

Apricot & Elderflower Spritz, £16: A fruity fancy featuring St-Germain elderflower liqueur, chilled sparkling wine and sweet passion fruit, topped with thirst-quenching Fever-Tree white grape and apricot soda.

Vibrante Spritz (non-alcoholic), £12: A twist on the classic featuring non-alcoholic Martini Vibrante and fresh grapefruit juice, topped with soda water.

When: The St-Germain spritz menu is available daily for Premier Suite guests and diners at Lanes of London from 12pm – 10.30pm until mid-September.
How: For more information, the full menu, and to book a table, please visit: http://www.lanesoflondon.co.uk or for Premier suite bookings, please visit: LondonMarriottParkLane.co.uk 
Where: London Marriott Hotel Park Lane, 140 Park Lane, Mayfair, London W1K 7AA 
Wallet: Prices from £12.00 per drink.

46 Get a comfort food (and cocktail) fix at The American Bar at The Stafford London 

The American Bar at The Stafford London has launched its new cocktail list alongside new food menu from Lisa Goodwin-Allen today. Ideal for tipples close to central London’s action, The Alchemy of Equilibrium cocktails will represent the balance between the four classic elements: water, earth, air and fire, and highlights how when working in harmony they create the fifth element: quintessence. 

Alongside the new drinks, Lisa Goodwin-Allen has designed the new all-day food menu, inspired by the bar’s American history and connections.

To start, snacks include BBQ pork ribs (£14), Sticky buffalo wings (£9), Montgomery cheddar mac and cheese bites (£7.50), and Loaded potato wedges (£8). To follow, large dishes include Chipotle chilli dog (£22.50), Pastrami-cured smoked salmon bagel (£16), Lobster thermidor sub (£30), and Cobb salad (£23). For dessert, Warm homemade doughnuts (£12), Banana split (£10) and Soft serve sundae (£9.50) will provide the perfect end to an indulgent dining experience.  

Where: 16-18 St James’s Pl, St. James’s, London SW1A 1NJ
How: Find out more and make a booking via thestaffordlondon.com   

47 Visit The Black Lamb, Local & Wild’s new Wimbledon restaurant

Housed in the former White Onion restaurant in Wimbledon Village, take a tastebud trip to The Black Lamb for a bite intertwining the best of wild and British produce for lunch and dinner sittings. As the sixth restaurant from the Gladwin Brothers (known best for The Shed, Notting Hill and Sussex, Soho) this bistro-style restaurant aims to champion local produce with seasonality at the forefront, spearheaded by Chef Patron Oliver Gladwin and his restaurateur brother and co-founder, Richard Gladwin. 

Nestled in the heart of perfectly picturesque Wimbledon Village, this charming 65-seater restaurant is ideal for a summery meal in tranquil surroundings. With a menu set to change seasonally, current highlights include; Wye Valley Grilled Asparagus, Crispy Duck Egg, Roasted Flaked Almonds, Pan-fried scallop, Confit Chicken Wing, Elderflower Gel, Sorrel and Sweet Cured Confit Hogget Shoulder,  Foraged Wild Garlic, Anchovies and White Bean Salsa.

Working with responsibly sourced fishing supplier Marrfish, The Black Lamb serves fish green rated by the Marine Conservation Society, and order guaranteed by-catch specials such as Whole Baked By Catch Fish – Megrim Sole, Nutty Butter Sauce. Puddings include classic British favourites such as English Summer Berry Jelly with Elderflower Cream, and Salted Caramel Viennetta Parfait. There will also be an eco-friendly plant-led menu aiming to reduce food waste, available throughout the week.

Where: 67 High Street, Wimbledon SW19 5EE 
How: Find out more and make a booking via theblacklamb-restaurant.com

48 Raise a toast to Moët & Chandon’s new permanent Champagne bar in Harrods

Calling all bubbly lovers. Moët & Chandon is opening its largest stand-alone Champagne bar in Europe at  (where else, of course) Harrods in Knightsbridge at the end of June. Located on the ground floor of the iconic department store, the Moët & Chandon Champagne Bar is set to be the must-visit place in the capital for modern bon vivants to raise a toast and celebrate all things fizzy.

Created by architectural design studio Sybarite, the Moët & Chandon Champagne Bar at Harrods will be an impressive and contemporary space, delivered through architectural form with materials inspired by the heritage of the Maison.  At its heart will be a glowing organic-shaped bar counter channeling the linearity of the terroir and topography of the Epernay Champagne region.

Truly stunning, the centre piece is a dramatic hand-sculpted, gold sweeping chandelier set around the intimate 34-seated bar that will offer a full selection Moët & Chandon wines, from the iconic Moët Impérial and extroverted Rosé Impérial, to the innovative Ice Impérial. 

Choose from tipples by the glass or go all out with a magnum – there’s no shortage of liquid here. Plus, to accompany each glass, expect decadent and delicious food pairings, both savory and sweet, created by Harrods specialist team of in-house chefs.

When: Open now
Where: Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7XL

49 Paint the skies pink with Searcys at the Gherkin’s rosé pop-up

Sky high views and exceptional rosé? Count us in. Searcys at the Gherkin has unveiled a summer of rosé pop-up in collaboration with Cave d’Esclans’ Whispering Angel. Popular among celebrities, from Adele to David Beckham, the famous wine brand has exclusively chosen the iconic skyscraper restaurant and bar for its summer activation in the capital.

Located in the clouds, on levels 39 and 40 and bedecked in pink, expect rosé by the magnum, a limited-edition afternoon tea and special DJ nights at the Iris Bar with 360° views of the sun setting over London. Featuring panoramic views, the top levels of the Gherkin have been transformed with a bespoke, Instagrammable angel wings installation and an abundance of flowers in every shade of pink. Rosé will be flowing at the bar with Whispering Angel by the glass served from magnum bottles, including selected vintages of Whispering Angel Rosé, Rock Angel Rosé and Château d’Esclans Rosé.

For those who want to dine during the day with breath-taking views over London, there’s also a rosé ‘afternoon tea in the sky’ experience, served Monday-Saturday from 12:30pm-3:00pm and featuring a selection of sandwiches, sweet treats, as well as freshly baked scones, perfectly paired with a glass of Whispering Angel, priced at £55 per person.

How: Bookings are available via searcysatthegherkin.co.uk.
Where: The Gherkin, 30 St Mary Axe, London EC3A 8BF

50 Sip the day away with Fiume’s new Amalfi-inspired terrace

Officially open from 24 May, the riverside terrace at Fiume, Francesco Mazzei’s Battersea restaurant, will be transformed into a southern Italian oasis. In partnership with Ortigia Sicily and Malfy Gin, pay a visit to enjoy bespoke gin cocktails and dishes from Francesco inspired by Ortigia’s classic scents of bergamot, orange blossom, lime and fig.  

The summer terrace at Fiume will offer guests a taste of the Amalfi coast in London, with recipes that pay homage to the coastal cuisine of southern Italy. From the menu, light sharing dishes will include fresh seafood with octopus, calamari and red prawns, as well as Francesco’s famed stuffed courgette flowers. Full menu below.  

Situated on the banks of the Thames at Battersea Power Station, Fiume’s large piazza-style terrace will conjure up sites, tastes and scents of the southern Italian countryside and seaside towns, with exteriors dressed by Italian soap and fragrance company, Ortigia Sicilia, and bespoke cocktails from drinks masters Malfy Gin. Francesco’s partnership with Ortigia and Malfy Gin will bring to life the Italian beauty and craftmanship of these two brands, creating a transportive experience for guests to while away long summer evenings in the city.

When: Open from 24 May onwards
Where: Battersea Power Station, Circus West Village, London SW8 5BN
How:  Find out more and make a booking via fiume-restaurant.co.uk

51 Bring your appetite to the all new Riding House Bloomsbury

Credit: Paul Winch Furness

Riding House Bloomsbury, the decade-long awaited next iteration of Fitzrovia’s Riding House Café, is now open. Housed in The Brunswick Centre, an acclaimed Brutalist piece of architecture, the latest opening from restaurateur Adam White, Riding House Bloomsbury sees the cosmopolitan area welcome the next evolution of their much-loved contemporary all-day menus, courtesy of Chef Partner Henry Omereye. 

Pay a visit to devour international, contemporary and unfussy, comprising breakfast and all-day dining as well as healthier options, bowls and skewers alongside more decadent dishes. Inspired by travel, small plates and skewers include Grilled flatbread, smoked cod roe, tomato, wasabi tobiko, Earl grey cured trout, citrus kosho & sour cream and Flat iron steak & comté yakitori with goma dare.

Main dishes highlight Caraway harissa chicken and cassava chips with fennel and cardamom gravy, Teriyaki rabbit legs, shiitake mushroom, sweet potato champ & crispy kale and Miso grilled sea bass, nuoc cham & pickled cucumber whilst dessert sees new versions of old favourites such as Hot doughnuts with milk jam and Rhubarb & vanilla cheesecake.

Breakfast and brunch, for which Riding House is acclaimed, brings Pea fritters, oak-smoked salmon and asparagus and Green shakshuka, green tomato confit, asparagus, spinach, peas and St. Ewe egg. This sits alongside a dedicated Malted Deep Dish pancake menu, with options including Toasted marshmallows, coconut clotted cream, white chocolate & banana-infused maple syrup or smoked streaky Dingley Dell bacon, blueberry compote, sour cream and maple syrup. 

How: Riding House Bloomsbury is now open Monday – Sunday, book via riding.house
Where: Riding House Bloomsbury, The Brunswick Centre, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1AF

52 Take a seat and tuck into Indian at The Tamil Prince

Ideal for Indian food fanatics, brand new Islington pub The Tamil Prince is set to open on Hemingford Road this June. The venue will align the classic British pub with the food of Tamil Nadu in a menu created by chef Prince Durairaj, ex-Roti King. Previously The Cuckoo, the 19th Century pub sits on the corner of a residential area in Islington boasting indoor and outdoor dining areas perfect for the summer months. 

The Tamil Prince is a hybrid of relaxed pub with the addition of South Indian cuisine that Prince sees as underrepresented in the area. On the menu, dig into mixture of small and large plates to be served with sides that showcase the best of the Indian food Prince loves.

Small plates include; Crab Soup, Dhal Makhani, Okra Fries, Onion Bhaji and a Spiced Chicken Lollipop coming with a selection of amazing chutneys. Next up, large plates consisting of Robata Lamb Chops, Grilled King Prawns in a 24hr masala marinade, a fresh Dessi Salad, Spicy Grilled Chicken with Mint Chutney, King Prawn Moilee and a rich Butter Chicken Masala are served with the famous Roti or Coconut Pilau Rice.

As much as the savoury is important, Prince has put special thought into the sweet section of the menu. Gulab Jamun, one of India’s most cherished desserts is available alongside Shrikhand – a sweet dish of strained yoghurt and Badam Kheer with almonds and saffron. 

How: Find out more via thetamilprince.com
Where: 115 Hemingford Road, London N1 1BZ

52 Lap up the flavours at Laurel’s On The Roof, East London’s latest rooftop bar and restaurant

Summer means rooftops – and Laurel’s On The Roof is London’s newest and coolest place for some sun-drenched lounging. Located at the Mondrian Shoreditch and inspired by 1970’s Hollywood and the legacy of Laurel Canyon in Los Angeles, Laurel’s is an all day-dining and drinking hotspot infused with glamour and offering London’s most sought after tables. 

Think Californian inspired dishes and cocktails, offering a seamless transition from dawn until long after dusk. Laurel’s is Shoreditch’s hottest new opening of the Summer, a spirited venue with a touch of nostalgia emulating its namesake.

The design of Laurel’s conceptualises the laidback, yet sophisticated aesthetic of California with relaxed lounge seating, low-hanging rattan chandeliers and a playful neon ‘Laurel’s’ sign welcoming guests to London’s most coveted terrace.

On the menu, start with chilled breakfast catch ups over perfectly creamed coffees, buttermilk pancakes and granola and fruit bowls. From lunch to dinner, Laurel’s draws upon Californian classics with signature dishes including Sea Bream Tacos with pickled red cabbage, white cabbage, chipotle mayonnaise and beer battered fish, the Malibu Shrimp Cocktail accompanied by roma tomatoes, jalapeno, red onion and marie rose sauce or the Roasted Aubergine with burrata, tomato pesto and roasted mushrooms, which sit alongside crowd pleasers such as ‘Half A Dozen’ Jersey Oysters and a Cobb Salad.

Similarly, the drinks offering also mirrors the playful nostalgia of the food menu, incorporating bold flavours served in 70’s inspired glassware; choose from an eclectic menu including Frozen Spicy Margaritas, Japanese Garibaldis with Campari, Yuzu, grapefruit and lime, Canyon Cobblers served with pisco, lime, honey and sparkling wine or the Wet Gibsons blending Oxley Gin, Martini Ambrato and silver skin onion. As the long Summer evenings draw in, house-party style magnums circulate the room against a backdrop of Shoreditch’s skyline.  

Where:  45 Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3PT
How: Find out more and make a booking via sbe.com

54 Escape to an oasis with La Terraza by Ibérica

La Terraza by Ibérica, located in Cabot Square, is transporting guests to 1950s Marbella for a slice of Costa del Canary Wharf. With an effortlessly stylish olive green and cream palette, the terrace is decked out with bohemian flare and timeless elegance, providing a Mediterranean mirage in contrast to the glass and steel jungle that surrounds.

Guests will enjoy relaxed Spanish-style al aire libre drinks and food from a Spanish pavement dining-inspired menu, cooked using the age-old charcoal method on the traditional Josper grill out on the terrace – open for the spring and summer months from early May 2022.

On the menu will be deli bites and appetisers such as Juan Pedro Domecq Jamon (£30.45)Artisan cheeses (£15.75) and the quintessential Spanish sunshine snack, Boquerones with crisps (£7) as well as a selection of grilled meats, fish and vegetable dishes cooked on the Josper. Octopus a la Gallega (£27), or Spanish famed Pluma Ibérica with a side of irresistible hasselback Josper potatoes (£24) are standouts.

The fiery menu is perfectly paired with a list of over 50 expertly curated Spanish wines, craft gins, Spanish beers, hand-selected sherries and cocktails. Our summer picks include: the Atlantic Negroni (Bombay gin infused with thyme, Nordesia vermouth, Burla Negra rum, Campari and angostura bitters £12and the Mango Picante (Tequila, mango puree, Cava, Tabasco, agave and lime £10.50). As Group Bar Manager Nacho Ordiz says, ‘without drinks, a proper Spanish feast is nothing!’

The 100 (seated) and 160 (standing) capacity terrace will play host to a live DJ every Wednesday and Thursday with relaxed, Balearic style sets from 6pm until 10pm making it the ideal spot for summer socialising and escaping city life.

Where: Cabot Square, London E14 4QQ
How: To book, please visit ibericarestaurants.com/locations/la-terraza

55 Devour Oak & Poppy’s seasonal meets nutritious dishes in Hampstead

Head to Hampstead this summer and pull up a pew at Oak & Poppy. Opening its doors in August, the new bar & kitchen will see an emphasis on seasonal nutritious dishes, served within a striking retractable glass roof conservatory in the main dining room – launching just in time to soak up the mid-summer rays.

Alongside dreamy interiors (including a bespoke hand-crafted wooden tree at the centre) dishes on the all day menu will be perfect for sharing and range from Fish Tacos with Pickled Slaw & Chipotle Mayo and Lemon Sole with a vibrant Fennel Salad, Crushed Potatoes & Green Salsa and Maple, Soy & Lime Glazed Salmon with Egg Noodles, Pak Choy, Shiitake Mushrooms & Sesame Seeds to a Duo Beef Burgers with Cheddar, Pickles & Kimchi Mayo.

Morning diners can choose from the likes of the Buttermilk Hotcake with Berries, Ricotta & Maple Syrup and the indulgent PB & J Croissant from the breakfast menu, alongside mastered breakfast classics. 

Don’t forget the cocktails, of course – tipples will include the refreshing Poppy’s Orchard with gin, drambuie, fresh apple juice and lemon, The Forager with rosemary infused vodka, elderflower liqueur and grapefruit juice and the Americanoak with sweet vermouth (cinnamon rosso), Campari and Fever Tree aromatic soda alongside a well selected wine list. 

Where: 48 Rosslyn Hill, London NW3 1NH
How: Find out more and make a booking via oakandpoppy.co.uk

56 Order up a storm at Ochre

Image credit: Nuet Dry Aquavit

Ochre is no ordinary opening – it’s located inside the walls of London’s iconic National Gallery on Trafalgar Square. Set within the impressive 20th Century William Wilkins building, Ochre showcases the very best seasonal British ingredients, blending international flavours with modern European cooking.

The restaurant includes a lively cocktail bar and lounge, an intimate private dining room with views of Nelson’s Column, and a DJ booth for late-night events. A destination in its own right, Ochre is open for lunch through to dinner, with traditional afternoon tea served daily and a weekend brunch menu with live music. Taking place fortnightly from Thursday 30th June, late DJ nights will also bring a new sense of life to the space after dark.

The kitchen is led by Executive Chef Alex Drayton, formerly of one Michelin-star restaurant Texture and 28-50 Marylebone Lane, with a focus on celebrating the wide range of ingredients grown, farmed and fished across the UK. Sustainability, seasonality and traceability are key considerations and working with local suppliers keeps Ochre’s carbon footprint to a minimum. 

The menu is designed for sharing, with small plates such as Saddleback pork & Westcombe cheddar croquette with sage and onion pesto and aged parmesan; Scottish scallops with baby turnip, chorizo, preserved lemon and Cime di Rapa and Sweet potato & English pea samosa with mango, chilli, heritage cherry tomato, lime and coriander.

Larger plates include Pan fried monkfish with charred hispi cabbage, romesco sauce and toasted almonds and 21-day aged black faced lamb rack with grilled baby gem, herb bread crumb and lamb jus. By Royal Appointment manufacturers Kaymet have created bespoke trolleys for Ochre, which are charmingly wheeled around by Boden clad staff serving the ultimate array of British cheeses.

How: For more information and to book a table visit ochre.london
Where: Ochre, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London, WC2N 5DN

57 Partake in Park Chinois’s new Dim Sum Lunch Prix Fixe menu

Dim Sum has never looked so dishy. Park Chinois in Mayfair have launched a Dim Sum Lunch Prix Fixe menu, available every Thursday and Friday from 12pm in Salon de Chine. The concise menu will  showcase a selection of their signature dumplings and dishes – and what’s more, they’ve partnered with French Bloom, the Alcohol-Free French Sparkling Wine, to also treat guests to non-alcoholic cocktails alongside.

Executive Chef Che Liang Lee’s sumptuous menu places Dim Sum (meaning ‘to touch the  heart’) centre stage, bringing a sense of indulgence with each handcrafted mouthful.  Promising no ordinary lunch, diners will be able to choose from a selection of their most  celebrated dumplings including the Ibérico Siew Long Bao, Summer Truffle, Scampi Shumai with Tobiko Caviar & Chicken and Morel Mushroom.

To follow, there is a choice between  larger plates of Grilled Black Cod with Chilli Jam Dressing, Wagyu Beef Bavette with  Mushrooms & Sweet Basil and Hakka Paneer & Seasonal Peppers each accompanied by a  choice of side dish. 

The dishes are accompanied by the choice of three handcrafted no or low alcohol French Bloom cocktails including a Strawberry & Basil with French Bloom Le Rosé – the perfect way to sip when staying off the sauce.

When: Park Chinois’ Dim Sum Lunch Prix Fixe Menu is available on Thursdays and Fridays from 12pm in Salon de Chine.
Wallet: £45 per person for 2 courses and a side. 
Where: 17 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, London W1J 8EA  
How: Find out more and make a booking via parkchinois.com

58 Order something gin-drenched at The Great Northern Hotel’s new Alfresco Gin Terrace

If you’re partial to something gin-based, we have just the terrace for you. Luxury Grade II listed Great Northern Hotel has teamed up with B Corp certified The Botanist Gin to launch London’s hottest new al fresco spot. A welcome escape from the bustle of the city, the spacious terrace in the heart of King’s Cross has been transformed into an oasis with luscious foliage, plant-filled terrariums and a beautiful floral arch.

Carefully crafted cocktails have been created with The Botanist Gin, the hand-crafted spirit distilled at Bruichladdich Distillery on Islay, using 22 foraged island botanicals. The limited-edition menu offers bespoke blends and creative twists on the classics, offering a little something for everyone.

On the menu, guests can try Blue Velvet, a mix of The Botanist Gin, elderflower and lemon juice finished with fragrant lavender; Singapore Sling, a tropical blend of The Botanist Gin, Cointreau, Cherry Heering, Pineapple juice and Grenadine; Fleurissimo, a bright and fruity cocktail mixing The Botanist Gin, Aperol, peach liqueur and plum cordial before being topped with citrusy lemon juice, soda water and garnished with edible flowers.

On the food front, devour small plates and elevated dishes including Baba ganoush with pita breads and Cobble Lane charcuterie with pickled summer vegetables.

When: Open now – 14th September
Where: Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross St Pancras Station, Pancras Road, London, N1C 4TB
How: Find out more and make a booking via gnhlondon.com

59 Enjoy an al fresco sip at The Shard’s Bar 31‘s new ground floor terrace

Say hello to cocktail & sun sessions. Cointreau has teamed up with Bar 31 at Shangri-La The Shard, London, to launch a brand new summer cocktail terrace on its ground floor. The definition of a pop-up with pizazz, the terrace will offer a host of seasonal Cointreau cocktails and frozen margaritas all summer long. Pay a visit to enjoy a delicious range of tipples, served in surroundings filled with eye-catching tropical orange blooms and parasols.

Available for summer only, visitors to the terrace can choose from a selection of seasonal Cointreau cocktails on the menu (£11 each) including: the Mandarin Spritz with Cointreau, Clementine, Rosemary and Prosecco, Margot with Cointreau, Tequila Blanco, Pink Grapefruit, honey and fresh lime and Litchi with Cointreau, chile liqueur, Lychee and fresh lime. In addition, craft beers and wine will be available to order, alongside sharing plates, Pizette and bar snacks for those that feel a little peckish.

Where: Bar 31, 31 St Thomas St, London SE1 9QU
How: Find out more via bar31.com

60 Escape to Rosewood London’s mesmerising Mexican-inspired courtyard

Escape to Mexico without taking a step outside the city. This summer, Rosewood London is bringing a taste of Mexico to its iconic courtyard in collaboration with Patrón tequila. The immersive summer long pop-up will be brought to life through a kaleidoscope of colours, textures, pallets and tones of La Veranda. Ideal for something stylish and sun-drenched the design boasts a striking entrance via a grand archway, flanked by large terracotta pots filled with an abundance of native Mexican plants.

The terrace itself will be surrounded by luscious greenery and elegant archways, reminiscent of Mexican architecture, with tranquil sounds from the waterfalls. Once inside, the terrace continues to echo the feeling of Mexico with large Aztec rugs, rattan furniture and a variety of agave family plants and green foliage.

On the all-day dining front, feasting starts with nibbles including two types of guacamole, perfect to pair with a refreshing Patrón Paloma: herbed guacamole with pomegranate and pine nuts and a green tomato, ginger and chilli, both complete with corn tortillas for dipping. There will also be a dedicated taco menu as well as larger plates that are perfect for sharing and an indulgent dessert menu. And of course, don’t forget the range of Patrón tequila tipples.

When: Open now, from 10am – 10pm daily
Where: 252 High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN
How: Find out more and make a booking via rosewoodhotels.com

61 Find great coffee with Lost Property’s new coffee house, Tattle

Calling all caffeine lovers. New City hotel Lost Property is opening doors this summer with the addition of a new premium coffee house, Tattle. The café will be the hotel’s very own social hotspot, designed to offer a relaxing retreat for people to come together and catch up. 

With a separate street entrance for commuters and locals as well as resident guests, try the seasonal menu of healthy breakfasts and light lunches, all made with locally sourced, organic produce and all available to eat in or take away.

The drinks offering is just as inviting in the chic and informal space as diners can enjoy a range of cold pressed healthy juices, Kombuchas and immunity shots as well as ethically sourced, artisanal coffee from Monmouth. The company prides itself on sourcing and roasting coffee from single farms, states and cooperatives, resulting in tasty varietals which are also sustainable, fair and equal trade.

Where: 3 Ludgate Hill, London EC4M 7AA
How: Find out more via lostpropertyhotel.com

62 Sink your teeth into SHIOK! at Pan Pacific London

If you harbour a sweet tooth, we’ve got it covered. Pan Pacific London has just launched SHIOK! (pronounced – shook), an innovative, Singapore influenced pâtisserie from the hotel’s acclaimed pastry chef Cherish Finden. Located in Devonshire House, the 146-year-old building adjacent to the hotel and in the heart of Pan Pacific London’s estate, and designed by world renowned Tom Dixon Design Studios, SHIOK! blends the traditional flavours of Finden’s childhood with her signature flare, bringing a taste of Singapore to London with her first standalone retail space.

Famed for re-defining the art of pâtisserie, Cherish is recognised as one of the world’s top pastry chefs, having worked in some of the most prestigious hotel kitchens in the world as well as becoming a household name as a TV Chef and international consultant. In 1991, Cherish discovered her passion for pâtisserie with her first role at the iconic Pan Pacific Hotel in Singapore, and has returned to the group almost 30 years later to take on the role of Executive Pastry Chef at Pan Pacific London, the first European outpost for the collection.

Open for foodies from 7am to 6pm Mon-Fri and 10am to 6pm Sat-Sun, the 25 cover patisserie serves up breakfast as well as sweet treats throughout the day which guests can either enjoy in situ or to grab and go. Marvel at the decadent cake and chocolate counters and wave calories goodbye as you sample the selection.

Key menu highlights will include a selection of Petit Gateaux which will feature Handbag – inspired by Finden’s mother always buying her mini handbags with classic flavours of lemon and raspberry compote; Chocolate TeaPot – influenced by the Chinese tradition of drinking from the smallest teapot which her grandfather always adhered to; Kopi Tarik – which will feature all the flavours of coffee complete with edible spoon and cup.  SHIOK! will also serve a sensational signature pastry, to change seasonally.

Where: 80 Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AB
How: Find out more via panpacific.com

63 Dive into Desseralité with Jessica Préalpato’s inaugural afternoon tea experience

Dessert is always a good idea – especially when world-class chefs are involved. The wildly-talented Pastry Chef Jessica Préalpato is collaborating with The Carlton Tower Jumeirah in Knightsbridge to create a unique Afternoon Tea experience, rooted in the concept of Desseralité – a style created exclusively by Jessica.

Inspired by the botanics and flora of the iconic Kew Gardens in West London, the new afternoon tea has been redesigned with both flair and creativity. Jessica is most noted for being awarded the title of World’s Best Pastry Chef in 2019 and Pastry Chef of the Year by Gault et Millau in 2020 and this is her debut project in London. 

Devour a non-traditional menu with unexpected pairings, beginning with savouries, a selection of 5 unique scones (ever tried a Dried nettle scone with strawberry marmalade before?) paired with matching preserves and concluding with a beautiful array of patisseries and cakes. 

True to her signature style Desseralité, a mixture of the words dessert and naturalité, Jessica will preserve and enhance the entirety of the whole fruits by adding a carefully selected layer of flavours, without compromising the key ingredient and its natural taste. On the savoury side, sandwiches include; Savoury truffle croissant filled with duck egg and black truffle, Forman smoked salmon with pickled shallots and wild garlic creme fraiche and more. 

For those with a sweet tooth, indulge with Peanut Breton shortbread with fresh peanut butter, fermented milk mousse, salted butter caramel and peanut dust, a Rhubarb shortbread pastry with fennel and ginger marmalade, poached rhubarb with fennel seeds, ginger beer reduction and caramelised fennel seeds and various other sweet treats. 

PLUS: Everyone that experiences this Afternoon Tea this summer will also receive two tickets to the Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew for the ultimate floral finish.

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