27 Of The Best Foodie Things To Try In London This Summer


Super yacht supper clubs, the coolest summer terraces, stylish new restaurants and the best of the brunches – whet your appetite with The Wordrobe’s pick of what’s on London this summer


  1 Join Gregg Wallace for dinner onboard London’s only super yacht hotel


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There’s no need to head to the Med for a taste of the yacht life. Sunborn London is hosting an exclusive supper club with Gregg Wallace on Sunday 28 July 2019 – and you’re invited.

Upon arrival, guests will be greeted with a glass of Pimm’s before retreating to the long sharing table, which Gregg will host for the evening.

Gregg Wallace, head chef Paul Hegley and the team at Sunborn London will treat foodies to a wholesome meal, in a good old fashioned tech-free manner, sharing a table and making conversation with your neighbours, rather than being distracted by texts, calls and social media.

From 6.30pm, writer, media personality and most famously known for co-presenting MasterChef, Gregg will be delighting his guests with a tasting menu.

Commencing with the ‘Land’s End Sharer’, a delicious platter including truffle honey, Salcombe gin cured Chalk Stream trout, Cornish mackerel and more.

Followed by a Surrey Farm Rib of Beef and then ending with something sweet, a delightful whipped panacotta and fresh strawberries.

London’s only super yacht hotel, the breath-taking Sunborn makes the perfect setting for this rare night of edible enchantment.

When: Saturday 28 July 2019
Where: Royal Victoria Dock, Western Gateway, Royal Docks, London E16 1AA
How: To book, email reservations@sunbornlondon.com.
Wallet: Special Package rate which includes nightly rate and a supper club ticket for two is £300 (£150 for room + £75 for each ticket).


2 Fall in love with live music at Quaglino’s 

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Love live music? Quaglino’s is launching Icons; offering guests the chance to experience an exciting lineup of live performances, exclusive brunches, supper clubs and exclusive cocktails. 

The summer series takes place from Wednesday 3rd July to Thursday 29th August and aims to celebrate iconic musicians, chefs, mixologists and artists within their industry. 

Launching the series in true iconic fashion on Wednesday 3rd July, Glennis Grace pays homage to one of music’s biggest icons Whitney Houston.

The Dutch singer is best known for her appearance on America’s Got Talent 2018, making it through to the semifinals with her stand-out performances of classic hits. This performance will be Glennis’ only London date on her tour, making the evening even more unmissable. 

The series will also feature a range of tributes to some of the greatest iconic musicians of all-time including Frank Sinatra, Soul Men (Marvin Gaye, Luther Vandross & Stevie Wonder), Ella Fiztgerald, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, Michael Jackson, The Beatles – just to name a few. 

The entertainment continues with themed brunches throughout the Summer including a Gatsby Brunch in July and a Disco Brunch to celebrate the ‘groovy’ 70s.

Wallet: Ticket prices start at £40 per person.
When: Wednesday 3rd July to Thursday 29th August
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking.
Where:
16 Bury St, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6AJ.


3 Try designer drinks at Ralph’s Coffee 


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Coffee lovers, head to Ralph’s Coffee pop-up on New Bond Street for a sip of the good life. Located on the ground floor of the Ralph Lauren boutique,the shop will serve Ralph’s Coffee along with a selection of teas, lemonade and cold-pressed juices.

Some of Ralph Lauren’s favorite sweet treats will also on offer, including Ralph’s brownies, homemade muffins and cookies.

Refreshments will be predominantly takeaway, but seating will be available for those wishing to luxuriate over their morning coffee or catch up over afternoon tea.

Customers will also be able to purchase Ralph’s Coffee merchandise from canvas totes and baseball caps, to coffee mugs and cereal bowls, and of course a bag of Ralph’s Signature Roast.

Ralph’s Coffee special blends include—Ralph’s Roast, Decaf, and Espresso—are made from USDA organic coffees and feature organically grown beans from Central and South America and Africa. The beans are roasted and packaged in the US by La Colombe, and the all-natural Swiss Water Process is used to decaffeinate.

When: Until July 21, 2019.
Where: 1 New Bond St, Mayfair, London W1S 3LU, UK
Opening hours: 8:00am – 6:00pm


4 Get to ready to listen up for ‘The Label Lodge’s’ musical summer pop-ups


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‘The Label Lodge’ is back for a third summer of independent music label pop-ups set to run from 3 June through to the end of August.

Jägermeister and Soho Radio, in collaboration with AIM (Association of Independent Music) promise a summer of live performances cut straight to vinyl, radio show takeovers, album signings, industry workshops, exclusive mini-gigs and much more musical madness.

Featuring daily and weekly residencies celebrating diverse musical styles from some of the UKs hottest and upcoming independent labels, each takeover will invite the public to enjoy the best of independent music.

Alongside the live performances, Jägermeister will host a fully stocked bar featuring creative cocktails to really get the party started this summer.

Expect music from the likes of Matador, Fire Records, Tiergarten Records, Fuzz Club, Mayfield Records, Independent Label Market, DeepMatter, Marathon Artists, Distiller and Anjuna among others.

When: 3rd June – 25th August 2019
Where: Jäger Soho, Soho Radio, 22c Great Windmill St, London, W1D 7LD
How: Visit the Soho Radio website for scheduled performances.


5 Go green with chlorophyll cocktails at Little Yellow Door

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Looking for unusual cocktails in London? Teaming up with The Botanist Gin, The Little Yellow Door have introduced something a little different with a breakfast cocktail set to wake up and re-energise guests with their aptly named The Hangover tipple every Saturday morning.

Packing a punch with more health benefits than most drinks can conjure up, thiss fresh and nutritional cocktail is created with a concoction of Botanist Gin, elderflower, egg white, chlorophyll, and served in a coupette with mint and chlorophyll perfume.

Guests also have the option to take it one step further and try the Activated Charcoal Shot for an additional detoxifying kick to warn of those Friday night drinks.

Chlorophyll has long been a favourite among health fanatics and is now cropping up in drinks spanning across the pond.

The latest superfood has a plethora of powerful benefits including anti-ageing, toxin-busting, cleansing and anti-inflammatory properties. Alongside this it can also be used as a natural mouthwash substitute – Fresh-faced alongside fresh breath? Sign us up!

When: Available now and will stay on the Saturday brunch menu indefinitely.
Where: The Little Yellow Door, 6-8 All Saints Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 1HH
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking. 

6 Help shatter mental health stigma with 100 Wardour Street 


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Break the mould – 100 Wardour St is taking strides to shatter the silence surrounding mental health and bring together the creative community with a season-long campaign called “Wardourfest”, in partnership with the charity Mental Health Mates, founded by journalist Bryony Gordon and actress Mika Simmons. 

As part of this summer campaign, launching on 2nd July, 100 Wardour St is uniting the local worlds of food, floristry, cocktails and music to open up the conversation about mental health and create an inclusive and relaxing atmosphere within the venue.

As part of this, 100 Wardour St will be inviting a host of artists and curators to celebrate individuality. 

Wardourfest will see 100 Wardour St’s Atrium transformed into a “feel good garden” designed in conjunction with Bryony Gordon.

The Soho oasis will be adorned with natural décor and bright colours specially selected to inspire a balance of calm and creativity; with a percentage of proceeds generated from the garden going direct to Mental Health Mates.

The garden will feature a range of activations from a botanical-inspired aperitivo menu featuring Ketel One Botanicals, to flower arranging classes and cocktail supper clubs where Executive Head Chef Kim Woodward will turn her talents to cocktail pairings. 

On Wednesdays, 100 Wardour is endeavouring to support and nurture young, fresh talent with their latest weekly live music showcase, ’Wardourfest Presents’ – a night which will welcome upcoming artists to the stage to showcase their creative talent. Finally on Thursday evenings, 

When: Launching 2 July 2019
Where: 100 Wardour St, Soho, London W1F 0TN
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking. 


7 Munch with mindfulness at Aqua Kyoto


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Forget the ordinary yoga session and 5-minute meditation sessions. Set to slow you down and embrace nature’s beauty, Aqua Kyoto are celebrating the Japanese concept of Wabi Sabi this summer.

Roughly translating to mean ‘beauty that comes with age’, guests will be guided to appreciate the imperfect and take a break from the fast paced hustle and bustle of City life.

The first London restaurant to introduce this Wabi Sabi concept to the world of food, head chef Paul Greening has crafted a new and exciting menu utilising unusual ingredients and ‘ugly’ vegetables that may otherwise have been discarded due to their imperfections.

Taking inspiration from Wasabi’s seven core principles, which includes Kanso (simplicity), Fukinsei (irregularity) and Shibumi (beauty in the understated), the menu includes locally and sustainable sourced dishes and incorporates herbs and vegetables grown in the restaurants own kitchen using revolutionary EvoGro systems.

When: Wabi Sabi menu available now.
Where: 240 Regent Street, London, W1F 7EB
How: Visit here or email reservations@aqua-london.com.

8 Spice up your life with Cinnamon Kitchen’s new menu and tropical terrace


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Transporting diners to a tropical oasis, Cinnamon Kitchen’s all weather terrace has been transformed this summer. Whether you fancy a quick snack or a full on feast, their new all-day dining experience will deliver on flavour fusions in a casual and relaxed summer setting.

Complete with giant palm trees, colourful daybeds and festival-style festoon lighting, Cinnamon Kitchen’s terrace is perfect to cool off with a creative cocktail and some of the best Indian food in London.

When it comes to the cocktails, make sure you don’t miss The Wordrobe’s tipple of choice: the zero-proof Peach and Chilli Iced Tea to the City Lights – a heady mix of Bacardi Carta Blanca, Amaretto, guava juice and vanilla sugar.

The extensive menu serves up some salivating dishes with the likes of tandoori Barnsley lamb chops, banana leaf-wrapped seabass, wild prawns and broccoli with almonds and rose petals. Or if you’re in need of a hearty dish, the Kitchen’s classic and flavour inducing curries or biryanis will not disappoint.

A new tasting menu is also an option here, taking diners on a journey of discovery and showcasing the very best dishes from the last 10 years at just £70 for a six course feast.

When: Available Monday – Saturday, open from noon – 11pm
Where: 9 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YL
How: Click here to make a booking. 

9 Taste the world at the National Geo Trav Food Festival 


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Hungry explorers, don’t miss out on National Geographic Traveller’s inaugural Food Festival on 20th – 21st July at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London.
The event offers visitors a chance to take their taste buds on an expansive world tour, with the main hall featuring stalls packed with delicious cuisines from destinations as far-flung as Dominica, Israel and Thailand.
Join a number of top chefs for two jam-packed days of culinary treats. Learn how some of the world’s most exciting dishes are created – whether it’s a Montenegrin corn crepe, a modern twist on tortellini or a fashionable black vegan burger with seaweed and tofu.

When:  20 – 21 July 2019.
Where: Business Design Centre, Islington, London.
How: Please click here to book.  


10 Celebrate Bastille Day with cider-fused cocktails at 108 Marylebone


 

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Ooh la la. If you love cocktails and all things French, pay a visit to 108 Bar at 108 Marylebone Lane for drinks with a seriously ‘sassy’ edge.

The venue is paying homage to Bastille Day, France’s most iconic celebration, with a menu of cocktails expertly blended with Normandy’s very own Sassy Cidre.

Available throughout July and August, enjoy the fragrances of France with a range of five refreshing tipples.

When: Available until the end of August 2019.
Where: 108 Marylebone Ln, Marylebone, London W1U 2QE, UK
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking. 

11 Dig into Duddell’s new dim sum afternoons and cocktail list


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Cantonese cocktails and delectable dim sum awaits. Duddell’s, the celebrated Cantonese restaurant in the heart of London Bridge, has launched an all-new cocktail list and series of dim sum afternoons.

Alongside the first the Duddell’s Defining Cocktails, a selection of some of the most notable drinks to appear on Duddell’s Hong Kong’s menu since opening six years ago, there’s also completely new Feng Shui creations to try.

An understated range of drinks embodying one of the six principles of Feng Shui, the must-sips feature unique cocktails such as Frogs Start Singing (Absolut Elyx vodka, Ancho Reyes Verde, green pepper, pineapple and lime) and  Pearl River Cobbler (Olorosso sherry, lychee, passion fruit, orange, Lillet Rouge).

There’s also a new afternoon menu showcasing a set selection of their most popular dim sum dishes with cocktails, available every day from 3pm-6pm.

Diners can expect favourites such as the Pork siu mai (£7), Har gau (£7), Black pepper duck pumpkin dumpling (£7) Wild mushroom dumpling (£7) and famed Cantonese dim sum symphony (£19) – perfect for lining your stomach before sampling the new exotic tipples.

When: Available now.
Where: Duddell’s, St Thomas Street, Southwark, London, SE1 9RY.
How: Visit www.duddells.co or email reservations.london@duddells.co to make a booking.


12 Refresh with a Frosé brunch at W London

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Brunch worshippers, get ready to feast with a Frosé  twist this summer. The Perception at W London, one of London’s chicest restaurants with trail-blazing interiors has launched an exciting new  bottomless Frosé brunch.

Available every Saturday, the menu includes six indulgent main dishes with the likes of Salmon Tartare Burger and Poached eggs with Cornish crab.

There’s also two delicious vegan dishes; a crisp Mushroom & Leek Quiche with vitamin-packed Kale and Quinoa or wholesome Roasted Butternut, Smashed Avocado, Red Cabbage and seasoned Scrambled Tofu served on thickly-cut Sourdough toast.

Don’t forget the sips ether – guests can enjoy an unlimited choice of prosecco or house-made frozen rosé.

Post-brunch, guests are welcome to stay at The Perception and enjoy London’s hottest DJs as they set the beat for an unforgettable electric Saturday afternoon. Getting tipsy has never been so tasty!

When: Available every Saturday.
Where: W London – Leicester Square, 10 Wardour St, London W1D 6QF.
How: Visit here to make a reservation.

13 Join grilling expert Genevieve Taylor for Mediterranean summer barbecue at The Stafford London 


On Saturday 13 July, from 12-6pm, barbecue and live fire cooking expert Genevieve Taylor will be visiting the newly refurbished outdoor Courtyard of The Stafford London.

Alongside the hotel’s Culinary Director, Ben Tish, the pair will be grilling up a Mediterranean menu showcasing summery dishes from their latest book releases.

Charred from Genevieve steps away from the classic British barbecue of burgers and sausages by offering veg-centric alternatives, whilst Moorish by Ben is a celebration of the vibrant flavours from the Mediterranean and North Africa.

The afternoon’s grilling starts with a trio of snacks including Mini jerk-spiced plantain, shallot and halloumi kebabs and Baba ganoush with flatbread chips from Genevievealongside Ben’s Chorizo and piquillo pepper skewers. 

Main courses feature Ben’s Slow cooked lamb shoulder served alongside Genevieve’s Cauliflower with lemon, oregano and feta and Aubergine rolls with walnuts, herbs and pomegranate seeds. 

Seafood lovers are in for a real treat with Ben’s Charcoal grilled fennel seed sardines with plates of Genevieve’s Peppers with olives, chickpeas and harissa and Grilled courgettes, lemon and Aleppo pepper. 

For veggies there will also be a fresh and vibrant Butternut squash and feta with smoked beetroot cubes and fennel chilli croutons. 

All dishes will be cooked over open fire, including a sweet dish of Grilled white peaches with thyme and mascarpone ice cream to round-off the afternoon.

When: Saturday 13 July 2019
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking.
Where: The Stafford London, 16-18 St James’s Place, London SW1A 1NJ


14 Devour St Leonards’ New Saturday Brunch


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Jackson Boxer and Andrew Clarke are introducing a brand new Saturday brunch service to their acclaimed Shoreditch restaurant, St Leonards.

An extension of St Leonards menu of honest, simple fare made with unimpeachable produce and classic flavours, Jackson and Andrew have devised dishes to tee off weekends, accompanied by brunch cocktails from their Hair of the Dog drinks list.

Served each Saturday from 12 until 4pm, temptations include Smoked pork cheek hash with poached egg & hollandaise, Bavette steak & eggs with corno peppers & salsa macha,  Grilled mushroom tartine with herbed labneh & poached eggs and Brioche ricotta with rhubarb & pistachio.

The specially created Hair of the Dog cocktail selection will be perfectly placed to accompany generous brunch dishes. Sip on Beef stock bloody marys made with beef or vegetable stock and forest salt, Walnut Margaritas with olmeca altos blanco, walnut & pale ale syrup or the N.70 10 made with mezcal, lemon juice, hogweed & cherry vinegar syrup.

When: Available at St Leonards every Saturday from 12-4pm, with brunch dishes starting from £10.
Where: 70 Leonard St, Hackney, London EC2A 4QX
How: To find out more and make a booking, please visit stleonards.london


15 Eat well at by CHLOE.


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Guac save the queen! New York’s hippest casual vegan restaurant has finally arrived in Covent Garden, serving delicious and hearty vegan dishes, by CHLOE. aims to redefine what it means to eat well. Even better, they’ll do so in style.

Referred to as ‘the best vegan restaurant in town, maybe the world’ by Infatuation and awarded ‘best veggie burgers in NYC’ by Time Out New York, by CHLOE. doesn’t compromise on flavour, taste or satisfaction.

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On the menu, you’ll find locally-sourced ingredients and fresh dishes, including the Guac Burger, Quinoa Taco Salad, and Avocado Pesto Pasta, which are all free of animal products and contain no preservatives or artificial flavours.

Pop by at the weekend for brunch to enjoy a spread of morning oats, smoothie bowls, and pancakes, along with cold-pressed vegetable and fruit juices – perfect for a lazy weekend.

Where: Drury House, 34 – 43 Russell Street, WC28 5HA
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking.


16 Refresh with Blakes’ new Monkey 47 Lavender Terrace


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Calling all botanical fans! Blakes, the world’s original boutique hotel in South Kensington, has installed a blooming lavender field across the whole of the iconic black facade of the hotel – known to be the favourite flower of the hotel’s latest guests: the Blakes bees, which reside in beehives atop the property.
As well as the installation, the hotel has launched the Monkey 47 Lavender Terrace – and it’s a summery must-visit.
The gin, boasting 47 hand-picked herbal ingredients includes fresh floral notes and a flowery lavender aroma, together with lavender, are the key ingredient of Blakes’ Bar Manager Chris Cwiek, Summer cocktail creations.
Try a trio of signature cocktails: Fields at Provence, Lavendula and Monty Mash. We especially recommend the Lavendula, made with a homemade infusion of St Germain and Monkey 47 Gin, as well as homemade lavender syrup, St Germain, Cream the Violette and lemon juice.
For the foodies, Blakes’ Head Chef Peter Del Campo has created a seasonal menu of dishes inspired by the herb including Duck Honey glazed; Beetroot cured salmon, Lavender & dill; Lavender panna cotta, Blueberry & Monkey 47 and Lavender & Monkey 47 macaroons, available rain or shine this summer.
Where: 33 Roland Gardens, Kensington, London SW7 3PF
When: Available now. 
How: Click here to find out more or make a booking.

17 Indulge in an artistic feast at aqua nueva


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Available until 7th July, Spanish restaurant aqua nueva is partnering with The National Gallery and its newest exhibition Sorolla: Spanish Master of Light, to bring the reverend painter’s vivid artworks to life in food form.

Pay a visit to the exclusive venue to try a specially designed artist’s ‘palette’ menu card – featuring a number of culinary ‘wow’ dishes:

  • Young Fisherman, Valencia, 1904: an edible net contains its ‘catch’ of grilled mackerel, anchovies and roasted peppers, transporting guests to the Valencian coast.

  • Sewing the Sail, 1896: this dessert has been designed to look like a summer garden, incorporating seasonal fruit sorbet, sweet jelly and fresh fruit, topped with a strawberry meringue.

  • Maria Painting at El Prado, 1907: for this sweet dish, the aqua nueva team has created a selection of bright edible ‘paint’ will be on the plate, evoking the same colours found in the painting, and guests will be able to paint their own designs to accompany the rest of the dessert, which consists of a white chocolate and passionfruit bavaroise.

Cost: £29 per person. Click here to make a booking.
Where: 5th Floor 240 Regent Street, (Entrance 30 Argyll St) W1F 7EB, London W1B 3BR
When: Now until 7th July 2019


18 Go bottomless at temper


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Nothing celebrates the start of a long-awaited summer like an afternoon filled with barbecued meats, chilled drinks and a cracking playlist. temper has launched a new Bottomless Barbecue Brunch launches at its Covent Garden location, complete with DJ and all.

Book your place to enjoy a brunch feast of adobo-marinated chicken, old spot Cumberland sausages with honey & chilli salt, temper cheeseburgers, kimchi slaw and bottomless Mojitos, Cosmos, Margs, Wine and Beer for a whole 90 minutes.

Plus, all pre-booked tables will enjoy a Pimms pitcher for the table.

When: Every Saturday, tables are available from 12 noon until 3:30pm.
Cost: £35 per person.
Bookings: Visit temperrestaurant.com to find out more and book your space.


19 Enjoy pimped up pastries with Caravan Fitzrovia

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Consider yourself a croissant connoisseur? As part of an exciting new series, Caravan Fitzrovia is pimping up its pastries by calling on a handful of top cookery writers and influencers to put their own spin on the humble croissant.

For July, Edd Kimber – the winner of the first ever Great British Bake Off – has designed an exciting new croissant – and it’s a zesty must-bite.

Available from Monday 1st July at Caravan-To-Go at Caravan Fitzrovia, Edd has worked with Caravan’s Group Head Pastry Chef, Joshua Meiseman, to create a lemon, blueberry and lemon verbena croissant.

This delicious pimped-up pastry will be filled with a creamy lemon curd and a fresh blueberry compote infused with lemon verbena.

To finish, it will be topped with a blueberry glaze and dusted with dried lemon verbena powder.

The new croissant will be part of Caravan Fitzrovia’s To-Go offering for all of July and is priced at £3.80, with £1 from each sale being donated to Switchboard, the LGBT+ helpline.

Where: Yalding House, 152 Great Portland St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6AJ
When: Throughout July.
Wallet: £3.80 per croissant. 


20 Enjoy enchanting entertainment at The London Cabaret Club.


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Enjoy some captivating cabaret with The London Cabaret Club. They’ll be taking to the stage to celebrate the start of the fabulous British summertime with its exclusive new Hats, Heels and Horses show, at the iconic Bloomsbury Ballroom.

Once the curtains roll up, discover a journey to a majestic and quintessentially British summer time, paying tribute to England’s rich cultural heritage with an all singing and all dancing extravaganza.

Think enchanting performances from dynamic dancer, impressive ballroom compositions and two exquisite menus to devour alongside.

The Diamond and Gold menu that have been carefully curated to tantalize taste buds with elegant canapes, show stopping main courses made with the best of British summer produce and decedent desserts.

The Diamond menu boats delicious dishes such as a Smoked Duck with a Crispy Noodle Salad and Pan-Fried Sea Bass with Grilled Asparagus, while the Gold menu features Beetroot marinated Salmon with spicy Horseradish Cream and Pan-Fried Rump of Lamb with Garlic Mash and tender Spring Vegetables.

For those with a sweet tooth, both menus feature devilishly delicious desserts of gooey Chocolate Fondant Tart with Raspberry Sorbet and Cream Strawberry Semi-Freddo.

When: Available now.
Where: Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square, Holborn, London WC1B 4DA
Wallet: Tickets from £65 per person.
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking.


21 Master cocktail making at K West Hotel

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Take your party hosting skills to the next level with K West Hotel’s Cocktail Masterclass.

Led by the expertise of the mixologists at Studio Bar, the 1.5 hour masterclass includes a guide on how to perfect the art of the Strawberry Daiquiri or Lavender Lychee Martini and become an expert mixologist overnight.

By the end of the session you will have learned how to mix; shake and serve like a professional – perfect for impressing at your next dinner party.

When: The Cocktail Masterclass can be booked between 4pm and 7pm from Monday to Sunday.
Cost: £30 per person, the masterclass is suitable for groups of between 4 and 8 people. The package includes the 1.5 hour session and appetizing bar nibbles.
How: Click here to make a booking.


22 Get your coffee fix at Grind’s newest city location


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Get your coffee fix at Grind’s newest location. Broadgate, London’s largest pedestrianised neighbourhood, is delighted to welcome coffee experts and all day dining concept, Grind to their foodie hub.

Open day and night, visit for coffee from the Grind roastery in Shoreditch, as well as a classic, seasonal cocktail list featuring the infamous Grind Espresso Martini.

Devour dishes such as smashed avocado on toast, and buttermilk pancakes with blueberries and cream, complemented with bottomless Prosecco on weekends.

For lunch or dinner, dishes will include buttermilk fried chicken sandwich, and flat iron steak with béarnaise sauce.

Small plates, ideal for sharing, include chicken chilli wings and salt and pepper squid with a jalapeño aioli. Those with a sweet tooth can also try as hot apple crumble sundae or set buttermilk with honeycomb and plum.

Where: 8 Broadgate Cir, London EC2M 1QS
How: To find out more please click here.


23 Make time for 12:51’s new five-course taster menu


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12:51 in Islington is kicking off each week with a five-course ‘taster’ menu served every Monday and Tuesday evening in the restaurant’s upstairs dining room.

Specially devised by Chef James Cochran, the menu will have the added bonus of being BYO so that guests can enjoy dinner out with a bottle of their favourite tipple, corkage-free.

The exciting new dishes showcase the best of James’ take on modern British cooking, uniquely defined by his Scottish-Caribbean roots and upbringing in Kent.

Sample the talented young chef’s signature creations from his time as ‘Champion of Champions’ on the 2018 series of BBC’s Great British Menu, as well as new dishes from 12:51’s ever-evolving offering.

The taster menu will change daily, but diners can expect plates such as ‘Scottish razor clam, rhubarb, hazelnut & buttermilk’, ‘Roast Cornish hake with wild garlic, cucumber, nduja sausage & pork crackling’ and ‘Slow-braised short rib of Dexter beef, wild garlic, miso, salsify, oyster leaf & bone marrow’. 

Dessert is essential, of course – bite into ‘Banana, yoghurt & peanut knickerbocker glory’ or the ‘Custard tart with honey & hibiscus ice cream’.

When: Served upstairs at 12:51 every Monday and Tuesday evening.
Where: 107 Upper Street, London, N1 1QN
Wallet: £35 per person. Click here to find out more and make a booking.


24 Sip Champagne at The Hari


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Pass the bubbles, darling. Nestled in stylish Belgravia, five-star boutique hotel The Hari, is delighted to announce details for a summer pop-up in collaboration with renowned champagne house, Moët & Chandon.

Pay a visit to admire (and Instagram) the stunning space. Surrounded by delicate touches of seasonal flowers and crawling ivy at the alfresco Garden Terrace, guests will enjoy a choice of sweet or savoury tapas-style dishes alongside a glass of Moët Rosé Imperial Champagne.

Treats include crab salad sliders and orange blossom doughnut balls- plus plenty more.

When: Until Sunday 30 June at The Garden Terrace.
Wallet: £25 per glass including sweet or savoury option.
Where: The Hari, 20 Chesham Place, London, UK SW1X 8HQ
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking.


25 Sip Liquid Gold with Mr Fogg’s Residence x Penhaligon’s


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In the mood for some Liquid Gold? Mr Fogg’s Residence has partnered with neighbouring British fragrance house, Penhaligon’s, to create the limited edition, Liquid Gold cocktail inspired by the historic brand’s newest fragrance, Cairo.

The cocktail Liquid Gold, available on the menu from 26th June for one month only, is inspired by Cairo – part of Penhaligon’s new Trade Routes collection – and is a vibrant perfume centred on the richness and sensuality of the fabled Egyptian city.

Using iconic ingredients from the ancient spice trade route – saffron and woods – the scent takes inspiration from perfumer Christophe Raynaud’s recent travels to Egypt.

In homage to the mystical and majestic Cairo fragrance, the mixologists at Mr Fogg’s Residence have created a new, innovative serve to coincide with the launch. Presented in a goblet glass, Liquid Gold features a muddle of Henricks Gin, Fernet Branca, lemon juice, vanilla syrup and egg white.

A light, super smooth cocktail, the concoction is garnished with edible gold vanilla spray, patchouli incense which is set alight before being served, and hibiscus powder, mirroring the floral and earthy notes found in the fragrance.

Each customer who orders the cocktail will be given their own scented handkerchief to take away; providing enjoyment for the senses long after guests have finished their drinks.

Where: Mr Foggs Residence, 15 Bruton Lane, London, W1J 6JD
When: Available from 26th June 2019


26 Get your floral fix at The Ivy Market Grill

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The Ivy Market Grill has collaborated with neighbouring Jo Malone London in celebration of this year’s Covent Garden in Bloom.

Taking inspiration from Jo Malone London’s new Blossoms Collection, guests of the restaurant will be able to enjoy a beautiful external installation and duo of floral inspired cocktails from Wednesday, 15 May to Wednesday, 5 June.

Alongside a stunning floral display, pay a visit to enjoy a series of new, bespoke cocktails, including the ‘Silk Blossom Cosmo,’ priced at £10.50 and featuring Marylebone Orange & Geranium Gin, Cointreau Blood Orange, lime and cranberry juice.

For those seeking a teetotal tipple, the Orange Blossom Bloom will incorporate Seedlip grove 42 and orange juice, topped with Fever-Tree ginger ale, priced at £6.50.

Where: 1a Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8PS
How: For further information or to book, please visit theivymarketgrill.com or call 0203 301 0200.


27 Mingle art with your appetite thanks to The National Café’s new brunch


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Finally, for the best things to try in London this summer, try The National Café’s new brunch.

Ever since Picasso and Miro painted for their suppers at La Colombe d’Or, in the hills of Provence, the close connection between art and food has flourished. Nowhere is this more evident than at Oliver Peyton’s gallery restaurant, The National Café – especially when it comes to its new picture perfect brunch.

Offering a modern, healthy take on all the brunch classics, the new menu features the likes of shakshouka – baked eggs in tomato sauce with chorizo; avocado on sourdough toast with organic feta, chilli and tomato; duck hash with Clarence Court duck eggs and chilli and acai bowl with bananas, peanut butter, homemade granola, fresh fruit.

It’s vibrant and light – perfect for a foodie pitstop before exploring the fascinating offerings of the National Gallery or simply a gallivant in the city.

Where: The National Café, East Wing, The National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DN
How: Phone 0207 747 2525 or visit www.peytonandbyrne.co.uk to make a booking.

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