The Wordrobe

25 Delicious Things To Try In London This Week


Looking for the best things to try in London this week? Whet your appetite with The Wordrobe’s gourmet guide to the city’s coolest new happenings.

From new openings and stylish cocktails to the best of the brunches, fill your diary (and stomach) with our top 25.


  1 Place your fate in the hands of the The Bloomsbury Club Bar


Embrace all things mystical with this exciting new launch. The Bloomsbury Club Bar is inviting guests to place their fate in the hands of the Cocktail Diviner this September with the launch of a unique and completely immersive new concept.

With an air of divination, telepathy and all things mystical, the bar will offer drinkers an insight into the hedonistic and debaucherous lives of The Bloomsbury Set. Exploring decades past, The Bloomsbury Club Bar’s innovative new cocktails have been specifically designed to expose and remedy your deepest desires.

The infamous Bloomsbury Set rejected Victorian ideas of religion and explored new sources of spiritual meaning – through their art and writing, their kinships, and belief in an inter-connected universe.

In the aftermath of the First World War, audiences gasped in packed-out theatres at the extraordinary illusions of magicians and mind-readers, while drawing rooms across London hosted intimate gatherings to communicate with the dead, and those desperate for answers darted down back streets to have their fates spelt out on upturned cards.

The Bloomsbury Club Bar’s new Cocktail Diviner manifests this era of prophecy and premonition; it knows how you are feeling. Inspired by a special deck of Tarot cards, designed in 1910 by the bohemian occultist Pamela ‘Pixie’ Colman Smith, the bar’s new set of 14 cocktails correspond to 14 states of mind or being.

From a cure to Melancholy to a tipple for a night of Seduction, the range of sips come with an edge of mystical enchantment.

Where: 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN
How: Please phone +44 20 7347 1222 or visit www.thebloomsburyclub.com
Cost: From £14 per cocktail.


 2 Indulge with a 7-course pop-up dessert menu at St Ermin’s Hotel


There’s always room for dessert… especially seven of them. For one evening only, on Thursday 19th September, the St Ermin’s Hotel by St James’s Park will be offering a 7-course pop-up dessert menu with matched cocktails or wines.

Forget the standard sorbet or bland brownie. Head Pastry Chef, 26-year-old Jamie Warley, will surprise with imaginative pairings such as celeriac, bacon, truffle and banana or tomato, basil and strawberry as well as with presentation.

His truffle, parsnip and honey arrives to be dug, truffle like from the bowl and is eaten straight from the hand – and the honey comes from the hotel’s own bees.

Cost: from £40 per person.
Where: 2 Caxton St, Westminster, London SW1H 0QW, UK
How: book via the hotel’s website via this link.


3 Get a taste of Sicily at Norma with Ben Tish


You don’t need to pack a suitcase to savour flavours of Italy this autumn. Offering succulent tastes of Sicily, Norma has now opened its doors in Fitzrovia, under the leadership of Culinary Director Ben Tish.

The restaurant is the first independent restaurant project from the team behind The Stafford London and is inspired by the food and culture of Sicily, with particular emphasis on the Moorish influences of the island’s cuisine.

Housed in a converted characterful townhouse on Charlotte Street, Norma is split across three floors containing spacious dining areas, a cocktail bar and a private dining room.

The main menu focusses on modern Sicilian-inspired dishes, ranging from anti-pasti and pastas, to larger plates of grilled fish and meat.

Feast upon homemade pastas such as a signature alla NormaTaglioni with sardines, fennel, raisins and pine nuts and Strozzapreti with pork, anchovy and orange ragu.

There’s also larger plates, which include Rose veal chop, black cabbage and marsala sauceWhole spiced and roasted mackerel, kale and almond dressing and Grilled salt marsh lambsalt-baked carrots, beets, olives and mint. 

When: Open now.
How: Phone 0203 995 6224 or visit  www.normalondon.com to make a booking.
Where: 8 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 2LS


4 Spend weekends at Nobu Shoreditch


Spend summer in style at Nobu Shoreditch. Offering eveything from cocktails to a weekly gin-spired Hendrick’s BBQ, there’s plenty to indulge with at this trendy hotel.

Order fresh and original Asian-inspired cocktails from the exciting new cocktail menu, such as Ki No Bi G&T Martini and Oni Negroni.

Foodies can also make the most of the daily Kampai happy hour, that runs from 4pm until 6pm. Enjoy of the team’s favourite Japanese tipples and Nobu-style bites included the beloved Lychee and Elderflower Martini (£8) and Baby Scallops New Style (£5)

Following the huge success of 2018’s Wagyu Whisky Wednesdays, Nobu Shoreditch will this year partner with the quintessential Hendrick’s Gin on their weekly Jin Wednesdays, bringing the unique magic of Nobu outdoors.

Think live DJs, an exclusive cocktail menu and of course, plenty of gourmet BBQ dishes.

Back again for a second year, the hotel has also launched their renowned Pink Free-flowing Brunch available every weekend throughout August.

For £75, guests can revel in two hours of unlimited pink Prosecco and specially curated ‘Japanese Palomisha’cocktail, a fruitful blend of Sake, Tequila reposado, Fresh Grapefruit Juice, Yuzu, Pomegranate syrup and Club Soda.

You’ll also enjoy unlimited access to the restaurant’s famed Bruch and Dessert Bars, complete with freshly-made sushi and cold dishes and a selection of Nobu-style deserts.

Where: 10-50 Willow St, Hackney, London EC2A 4BH
How: For more information and to book, please click here.


5 Feel like a star with Sexy Fish’s exclusive drinks pop-up


Tempting tipples await. On Sunday 6th and Monday 7th October, the team from Tokyo’s legendary Star Bar will be running their first ever pop-up in Sexy Fish’s Coral Reef Room! Falling during the 10th anniversary of London Cocktail Week, this is a must-sip for any luxe foodie.

Star Bar is an award-winning bar in Tokyo’s Ginza district, which Sexy Fish Bar team first visited in 2018 for a guest shift. It has been the training ground for many of Japan’s best bartenders and is one of the pioneers of Ginza-style bartending, where detail is everything.

The Star Bar team are even creating a brand new list of drinks for the occasion in the incredible surrounds of the downstairs Coral Reef Room. Guests can also try a selection of Suntory flights alongside some great bar snacks.

When: 6th & 7th October 2019
Where: Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London W1J 6BR, UK
How: Reservations can be made exclusively by calling the team on 020 3764 2000. Bookings are available from 5pm on both days, for groups of four guests or fewer.

6 Help shatter mental health stigma with 100 Wardour Street 


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 Sip on Mayan-inspired cocktails at Zuma 


Get your Zuma fix with this exciting cocktail partnership. Luxury Guatemalan rum, Ron Zacapa, has launched the Zacapa-Zuma Ritual Serves – a selection of two theatrical cocktails available exclusively at Zuma, the internationally renowned, Japanese restaurant and bar in Knightsbridge.

Inspired by Mayan heritage, these bespoke tipples, pyramid shaped glass box, with a cloud of volcanic like smoke enveloping the drinks, are perfect for a mysticalsip.

To pay homage to Mayan culture, they also feature traditional Mayan ingredients including cacao nib and black corn.

Get ready to sip on:
1 The Imox Negroni – a twist on the classic negroni, featuring Zacapa 23 rum, Campari infused with cocoa nibs, and Vermouth infused with roasted black corn
2 The Cib Colada – a take on the Pina Colada, will feature Zacapa 23 rum, coconut, vanilla, dried yuzu, pineapple, chili, star anise and charcoal, topped with bubbly sake and gold glitter

When: Available now.
Where: 5 Raphael St, Knightsbridge, London SW7 1DL
How: Visit here to make a booking. 

8 Book a table at Tom Cenci &Adam White’s new neighbourhood restaurant, Loyal Tavern


Appetites at the ready. Tom Cenci (former executive chef at Duck & Waffle) and Adam White (Riding House Café) have opened Loyal Tavern in Bermondsey.

Loyal Tavern will add to Bermondsey’s exciting food scene the best of seasonal British produce in the relaxed neighbourhood environment that was previously Bermondsey institution, Village East.

On the menu, Cenci’s love for sustainable produce has led to simple dishes such as Cornish mackerel with apple, pine nut and truffle or venison tartar with beef dripping. Daily specials will also feature dishes such as rib of retired dairy cow or gurnard with crab bisque, carrot and seaweed.

Seasonality continues in the drinks with Bar Manager, Antonio Del Monte (previously The Ned and Soho House Group), with seasonal botanicals in punch bowls alongside a wine program which sees natural, new world, British and international wines carefully paired to match the dishes.

When: Open now.
Where: Loyal Tavern, 71-173 Bermondsey St, Bermondse, London SE1 3UW
How: Visit www.loyaltavern.co.uk or phone 0207 260 2560 to make a reservation.

9 Open the door to Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square’s new terrace 


Ready for a rooftop rendezvous? Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square has opened its doors to an exclusive rooftop bar, The Residence.

Situated on the terrace of one of its luxury private residences with seriously impressive views, it’s perfect for a sip of luxury.

The bar offers lounge seating, intimate tables and an exclusive VIP area for guests to enjoy the view over a menu of imaginative summer-inspired cocktails created by Harry Nikolaou, Head Bartender of Rotunda.

Drinks include The Mexican, a twist on the classic Margarita with flavours of mango and agave; The Colada, a minimalistic Pina Colada combining rum, coconut water, pineapple, lime and spices; and Harry’s signature Trinity Negroni from Rotunda.

The wine list will include a selection from Cloudy Bay. Alongside the drinks, Asian-inspired dishes and light bites will be available including a selection of sushi rolls and colourful summer salads.

When: Thursday-Friday 5pm -10pm. Saturday, 12pm – 10pm
Where: Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
How: Please contact +44(0)203 297 3799 or diningreservations.tri@fourseasons.com to book. 


10 Sip cocktails inspired by Downton Abbey at aqua shard


Talk about dramatic drinks. aqua shard has launched a new cocktail menu inspired by the characters and events of popular historical drama, Downton Abbey.

Guests will be transported to the Crawleys’ famous abode by a series of playful cocktail creations while enjoying panoramic views of London from level 31 of The Shard. 

Aqua shard’s new Bar Manager, Sophie Bratt, has added unique twists to popular cocktails throughout this menu, in order to pay homage to events from the Edwardian Era through to the Roaring Twenties.

Available until 31st December 2019, guests can drink like the Earl and Countess of Grantham and embark on a journey into the lives of the Crawley family. Fitting cocktail names include The Lady, the Head Housekeeper and The Butler. 

Cost: Prices start from £16.
How: To book, please visit www.aquashard.co.uk or call 020 3011 1256.
Where: aqua shard Level 31 The Shard 31 St. Thomas Street London SE1 9RY

11 All hail the Bloody Mary at 34 Mayfair

34 Mayfair, the sleek modern grill restaurant central London has recently launched a decadent new brunch, available every weekend from 11am until 5pm.
Featuring the likes of chocolate and hazelnut milkshakes, hot & sour Iberico ribs, buttermilk fried chicken waffles and more, this is no brunch for the faint hearted (or small appetite’d).
What’s more, they’ve recently added to the offering with arrival of a Bloody Mary Menu like no other. Think unique and never-before seen twists including mezcal and clamato, sake and beef consume, port and champagne foam. See the full tipsy lineup here. 
When: Saturday and Sunday, 11am – 5pm.

Where: 34 Grosvenor Square, S Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 2HD

How: Please click here to find out more and make a booking. 

12 Celebrate the the 50th anniversary of ‘Abbey Road’ with The Ivy St John’s Wood

This year will see the world celebrate the 50th anniversary of ‘Abbey Road’, one of The Beatles’ greatest most popular albums.

In celebration of the golden anniversary and the restaurant’s proximity to the iconic recording  studio, The Ivy St John’s Wood has launched an exclusive new cocktail menu, dessert and installation inspired by the Fab Four themselves.

Available from Monday 19th August until Sunday 29th September, the additions to the cocktail menu, named after iconic songs from the Abbey Road album will include ‘Here Comes The Sun’ and a tempting‘Golden Slumbers’.

In further celebration, the restaurant will offer a decadent chocolate treat inspired by the classic image of The Beatles  crossing Abbey Road.

Featuring a delicious combination of gluten-free chocolate brownies with cherries and popping  candy, the ‘Abbey Road Brownie’ (£7.95) is an explosion of flavour and the perfect delicious tribute.

Where: 120 St John’s Wood High St, St John’s Wood, London NW8 7SG
When: Available from Monday 19th August until Sunday 29th September.
How: Find out more and make a booking here.


13 Try Nightjar’s new Arts & Crafts cocktail menu


Experience a sip of the exquisite this summer. Award-winning bar Nightjar has launched the second iteration its of Arts & Crafts cocktail menu with a focus on fascinating new distillates, liqueurs and bitters from independent distilleries.

While the Nightjar menu remains divided into the bar’s traditional four sections, spanning the history of the cocktail (Pre-Prohibition, Prohibition, Post-War and Nightjar Signatures), it embraces a diverse new range of non-alcoholic products available, such as Everleaf, Seedlip and Three Spirit.

Supporting small, niche producers who experiment with unique methods of distillation, guests can taste the likes Empirical Spirits, H.Theoria, Electric Bitters and Liqueurs, Rebel Rabbet and Kew Orangerie Triple Sec

One of the world’s best watering holes, Nightjar is frequently featured in the World’s 50 Best Bar Awards list.

On a breathe new life into forgotten cocktails and bring fresh perspective to classic recipes remains unerring, the new menu is a must-try for any drink connoisseur in the city.

Where: Nightjar, 129 City Road, London, EC1V 1JB Telephone: 0207 253 4101
How: Visit barnightjar.com or phone 0207 253 4101 to find out more and make a booking.


14 Devour St Leonards’ New Saturday Brunch


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.


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.

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 Get your oyster fix with Darby’s Black, Bubbles & Rock ’N’ Roll sessions

Calling all oyster aficionados! Especially for Native Oyster season, Darby’s, the oyster bar, bakery and grill in Embassy Gardens, will be bringing Black, Bubbles & Rock ’N’ Roll.

Sourced from the Cornish coast, guests can unwind after the day and begin their evening, perched at the central bar with half a dozen oysters and a ‘pint of Black’ for the mere price of £10.

For those feeling more indulgent, foodies can order half a dozen oysters and two glasses of Moët Champagne for £30 between 5pm and 7pm. Now that’s our kind of happy hour.
Where: 3 Viaduct Gardens, London SW11
How: Visit darbys-london.com for more.

17 Lap up Peruvian flavours at The Lost Alpaca


Head to Peru, no passport (or gap year) required. The Lost Alpaca, Floral by LIMA’s basement pisco & cocktail bar has launched an exciting new cocktail menu.

The menu has been created to celebrate the vibrant flavours of Peru and Latin America, using authentic ingredients with creative flair.

A fun, lively destination for a well-crafted cocktail, The Lost Alpac has become a much-loved bar in the midst of Covent Garden, known for serving a range of delicious drinks that showcase the most exciting Peruvian flavours and ingredients.

The new menu includes drinks such as the Floral Kamikaze (£10.50) made with pisco, lychee juice, lime and tongue tingling buzz-button infused vodka while the Blooming Floral (£10.50) made with Bacardi Black, pineapple jam, pisco, topped with prosecco is finished with dry ice for a dramatic serve.

When: Available now.
Where: 14 Garrick St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9BJ


18 Go bottomless at temper


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 Munch mushrooms with Carluccios

Carluccio’s will be celebrating the mushroom season with a special array of pop-up markets this autumn – and they’re perfect for a feast-filled day out.

A veritable treasure trove of funghi delights, Carluccio’s authentic mushroom markets will offer visitors the chance to graze upon a delectable selection of fresh, dried, wild and cultivated mushrooms alongside street-food style dishes.

Mushroom arancini will be served alongside freshly baked topped focaccia, Antonio’s mushroom strudel and home-made truffle butter and wild mushroom risotto with an option to garnish with freshly grated truffle. (The dishes on sale may vary between locations.)

For those wanting to learn a bit more, Carluccio’s experts will also be on hand to teach visitors how to experiment with different varieties of mushroom and how to introduce new products to the kitchen store cupboard.

1 Stratford Town Centre Food Festival (Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September) – Stratford-upon-avon, Warwickshire,CV37 6EF
From 10am to 6pm. (5pm Sunday). Wild mushrooms & street food.

2 Carluccio’s Windsor (Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th September) – 28 Windsor Royal Station, Windsor SL4 1PJ.
From 9am until 6pm (5pm Sunday). 
Wild mushrooms & street food

3 Carluccio’s Hampstead (Saturday 12th October) – 32-34 Rosslyn Hill, Hampstead, London NW3 1NH.
From 9am to 6pm. 
Wild mushrooms only

How: Find out more via www.carluccios.com


20 Enjoy enchanting entertainment at The London Cabaret Club.


 

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 Bite into burger & beer pairings at K West Hotel & Spa

National Burger Day (Thursday 22 August 2019) is fast approaching and to celebrate the juicy occasion, Studio Kitchen at K West Hotel & Spa has a selection of patty pairings too good to miss. 

Starting from £11, Studio Kitchen will be serving up some juicy sliders with matching beers – with a varied range to choose from. 

Options include:
1 Meantime on the Seaside: Tuck into three prawn and avocado sea-sliders and a Meantime London Pale Ale.
2 Portobello Lentils: Veggies can opt for the BBQ lentil burger paired with a bottle of locally-brewed Portobello Pilsner.
3 Curious Pulled Pork: Succulent BBQ pulled pork and smoked cheese sliders including a refreshing Curious IPA. 

When: Available from Monday 19 August till Sunday 25 August 2019
Where: K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way, London W14 0AX
How: For reservations, please call 020 8008 6600 or click here.


22 Fight food poverty with free cocktails thanks to The Alchemist


 

Fight food poverty with this exciting initiative. Taking place on Thursday 29th August only, The Alchemist has teamed up with local charities to gift customers with a cocktail in exchange for one non-perishable food item.

Taking place to raise awareness for rising food poverty and increasing food bank usage statistics, The Alchemist has put a charitable spin on the idea of a mutually beneficial exchange.

Teaming up with local charities The Alchemist is encouraging donations to local food banks by offering customers a cocktail in exchange for one non-perishable food item.

One cocktail, The Colour Changing One, (Grey Goose vodka, Briottet apple, soda, citrus and magic), will be given for every customer that donates a food item to The Alchemist, but larger donations will be accepted and encouraged.

Once donated, the food items will then be taken to the local charity and made available to those in need. Please note, The Alchemist will accept any tinned, dried and packaged foods throughout the day, as long as they are in date, and unopened.

When:  Thursday 29th August only.  Only one cocktail exchange per person – The Colour Changing One.
Donations: The Alchemist will only accept unopened and in date; tinned, dried and packaged foods.
Website: Find out more here.


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


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


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 Dig into Daisy Green Collection’s new plant-based menu


The Daisy Green Collection has launched an exciting limited-time collaboration with plant-based chef Kirk Haworth of Plates, adding five beautiful plant-based dishes to its already hugely popular flexible eating menu, available exclusively at their Scarlett Green site in Soho.

The new dishes continue to push the boundaries of plant-based cuisine, bringing Michelin-star quality and flavour to the buzzing Soho neighbourhood.

A special collaboration between Plates’ Kirk Haworth (formerly of The French Laundry, Restaurant Sat Bains and Quay in Sydney) the new menu pays homage to Kirk’s culinary travels.

Inspired by Kirk’s time spent living, working and travelling around the country, the new additions are born from a personal love of Australian culture – from its renowned high standards of excellent value quality food to friendly service and bright, bold, colourful flavours.

Dishes include:  
• Tomato and strawberry tartare, chilled elderflower, mint & basil
• BBQ vegetable and kimchi taco with whipped avocado, aubergine, slow baked carrot & house pickles
• Beetroot and cumin falafel with rare grains, avocado, pomegranate & toasted seeds
• Herbaceous pancake, pickled beetroot, wild rocket & chick pea aioli
• Fragrant butternut and carrot curry, black rice, toasted broccolini & kaffir lime

When: Available now.
Where: 4 Noel Street, Soho, London, W1F 8GB
How: To find out more and make a booking, please click here.