The Wordrobe

What’s On London This Weekend

Brand new brunches, Aussie-inspired menus, the chicest new restaurants and exciting masterclasses – whet your appetite with The Wordrobe’s pick of what’s on London this weekend

  1 Celebrate the solstice with Nine Lives

Ready to sip the night away? Nine Lives is celebrating with a street party in conjunction with Hendrick’s Midsummer Solstice Gin.

Taking place on Saturday 22nd June, the neighbourhood bar will celebrate Hendrick’s new playfully light yet wickedly crisp libation, as partygoers bask in the midsummer sun.

Set on the beautiful cobbled outdoor space during the day, guests will then head into the Victorian bar as the sun sets and will include immersive actors, delectable DJs, glorious cocktails and an award-winning makeup artist.

Sip on summertime concoctions from the open-air bar such as: The Wickerman, a sweet-and-sour combination of Hendrick’s floral Midsummer Solstice Gin, cold-brew jasmine tea, tropical pineapple syrup and lemon; and Vivid Blooms, which comprises the celebrated gin, rhubarb and ginger cordial, aromatic lavender bitters and pomegranate & hibiscus soda.

As night falls, Hendrick’s actors will perform an immersive ritual and the party will slip from ground level down to the basement bar, where a parallel universe awaits, full to the brim with Hendrick’s oddly exquisite Orbium Gin.

Kicking off at 2pm, expect sublime cocktails to flow and good vibes to continue into the wee hours.

Where: Nine Lives | 8 Holyrood Street | London SE1 2EL
How: to find out more.

2 Dine down under with Daisy Green’s new dinner menu

In true Aussie style, Daisy Green Collection are launching a new dinner menu ahead of summer BBQ season in the City.

Based at their Soho Scarlett Green venue, the new menu celebrates the best of Australian BBQ culture – bringing together the finest ingredients and bold flavours with creative and fun dishes alongside live acoustic music from 4pm daily and DJ sets to get the party started into the night.

Guests can expect to gorge on speciality boards such as the ‘Aussie BBQ meat board’ which includes locally sourced free-range lamb tomahawk, the famous 28-day dry-aged grass-fed onglet steak chargrilled at over 500 degrees, herb and fennel sausages, smoky BBQ back ribs and chimichurri – a meat lovers heaven.

For those who favour being powered by plants, don’t miss the ‘Bondi Vegan Sharing Board’ which showcases the Collection’s innovative plant-based offerings including a vibrant selection of a vegan Bolognese stuffed pepper, shaved courgette, citrus and almond salad, fire-roasted aubergine, smoky BBQ tofu steak and wild rice salad – the only question to ask yourself is which delicious dish to tackle first.

When: Available every evening from 6pm
Where: 4 Noel Street, Soho, London, W1F 8GB
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking.

3 Catch the cricket at Brigadiers

Indian drinks tavern, Brigadiers have teamed up with the beer master Kingfisher this summer to offer cricket fanatics live screenings of the Cricket World Cup and The Ashes matches. Signature sips alongside unparalleled all day menus make for the ultimate spot to eat, drink and soak up all the sport in the sun.

Expect a new Cricket Wold Cup inspired breakfast menu from 10:30am to satisfy your stomach whilst watching all England and India matches.

Creative infusions include Masala Scrambled Hens Egg Dosa with Coconut Chutney and the Breakfast Kati Roll – think Black Pepper Bacon, Masala Sausages and Omelette. Kingfishers Breakfast Shandy combines Kingfisher, mango and grapefruit soda to quench your thirst and settle those pre-match nerves.

Make the weekend one to remember with Brigadiers’ Weekend BBQ menu with dishes including mixed seafood sizzlers, BBQ masala rack of pork ribs, Lasooni Tiger Prawns and many more barbecue Indian staples.

Best enjoyed alongside unlimited refills of Kingfisher, sparkling wine or Palomas (£20pp for 2 hours) to ensure your weekend is a winner (even if the match isn’t!).

Cricket fanatics will also be able to listen in on Wisden Cricket’s live podcast session on Wednesday 17th July. Hosted by guest speaker and retired English Cricketer, Mark Butcher, guests can expect a live Q&A discussion on the Ashes play and predictions – Brigadier’s have definitely hit the ball out of the park with this one.

When: Available now
Where: 1 – 5 Bloomberg Arcade, London EC4N 8AR
How: Click here or phone phone 44 (0)203 319 8140 to make a booking. 

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

‘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


In need of a little hare of the dog? 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 Neck a Negroni with Mele e Pere

Situated in the heart of Soho, Mele e Pere boasts London’s largest selection of Vermouths, including homemade varieties made with 20 botanicals and are all set to be an essential ingredient of Negroni Week 2019 this June.

The restaurant and bar are launching a dedicated Negroni menu alongside a special programme of masterclasses from 24th-28th June.

If that wasn’t reason enough to crave a cocktail, they are also giving away 100 free Negronis in collaboration with event sponsors Campari to mark the celebration – 50 Negronis each evening of the 24th and 25th June, so make sure you mark the dates in your diary!

All you need to do in order to get a free negroni on 24th and 25th guests is to say the magic phrase: ‘La Vita Campari.

Hosting five masterclasses each day throughout Negroni week, the vermouth restaurant and bar will showcase a different craft gin or vermouth on each day with a masterclass that will appeal to just about anyone.

The masterclass starts with Discarded Vermouth on Monday 24th; Campari on Tuesday 25th; Cocchi Vermouth on Wednesday 26th; Sacred Distillery on Thursday 27th and finishes with East London Liquor Company on Friday 28th.

As if that wasn’t tempting enough, the bar and restaurant have also introduced and one-off Negroni menu which will be available throughout the month of June. Five unique and quirky Negroni cocktails will be on offer, each one celebrating the distinctive character of the brands used.

When: Negroni Week Masterclasses 24th-28th June. Negroni bespoke cocktail menu – all throughout June
Where: 46 Brewer Street, Soho, W1F 9TF
How: Click here or email or phone: 020 7096 2096.

7 Munch with mindfulness at Aqua Kyoto

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.

Highlights include Spring vegetable yakitori, teriyaki, sesame – this dish will utilise ‘imperfect’ vegetables that may otherwise have been discarded for their unusual appearance and Tori Kara age, purple sweet potato mayonnaise, wasabi furikake – fried chicken, with mayonnaise from the more uncommonly used purple sweet potato, topped with a seaweed seasoning grown in the restaurant’s own kitchen.

All served with generations old recipe of the perfect Japanese egg rice and alongside a refreshing cocktail which combines Italicus, Ginger syrup, lime, Angostura bitters and ginger beer, guests will be able to devour the fragrant flavours whilst the ginger works to cleanse the palate in between courses.

When: Wabi Sabi menu available now.
Where: 240 Regent Street, London, W1F 7EB
How: Visit here or email

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

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 Journey to the jungle with Dalloway Terrace

Get ready to salivate at the thought of this scrumptious Sri Lankan spread. The beautiful Bloomsbury Dalloway Terrace has transformed into a Sri Lankan Jungle paradise with a new ‘Jungle Lunch’ menu this summer.

Featuring a luscious overgrown jungle canopy, complete with bursts of fuchsia provided by orchids and passionflower, the idyllic space has taken inspiration from The Bloomsbury Set’s Leonard Woolf’s novel ‘The Village in the Jungle’.

The perfect place to escape the hustle of London life, the restaurant’s new healthy ‘Jungle Lunch’ menu is reason enough to sneak out of the office early this summer and treat yourself.

Boasting a variety of vegan options, guests can enjoy plant-based choices such as Sri Lankan-inspired Smoked Jackfruit Salad with lime and chilli dressing to start, whilst those more carnivorous visitors can opt for the delicious Tiger prawns with harissa aioli and lemon.

No meal is complete without a sweet treat and Dalloway Terrace have ensured their menu offerings end on an indulgent sweet note. Carrot cake with cream cheese mousse, crystallised walnuts and carrot sorbet offer a refreshing twist on a much loved classic. Vegan friendly offerings include the likes of creamy coconut yoghurt pannacotta with spiced mango and tropical truffle.

When: Available now, daily from 12pm – 3pm
Where: 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN
How: Please click here or email 

10 Join the quest for the world’s best gelato

Returning for its 10th year, the mouth-watering Gelato Festival will take hold of the Capital from the 29th-30th June at Canopy Market, Kings Cross.

The perfect way for every gelato lover to indulge and sample new creative flavours from all around the world, the chilled event brings together 16 of the most elite gelato makers under one roof.

Guests can sample a plethora of flavour on offer, before voting for your favourite. After filling up on all the soft-serve on offer, guests can watch the masters at work on the world’s largest mobile gelato production laboratory, the “Buontalenti” as well as having access to creamy masterclasses and themed activities throughout the day.

Keen to learn how to create your own gelato? There’s even a gelato school for you to learn the skill and secrets behind the summertime treat.

Don’t miss out on the unique creations and special editions available throughout the festival, including the traditional Cassata Siciliana, Siciliano – the almond, pistachio and mandarin, Modicano– the Modica chocolate. At just £15 a ticket, this is a refreshing day out perfect as the heat rises over the Capital.

When: 29-30th June 2019
Where: Canopy Market, King’s Cross
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking. 

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

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 or email to make a booking.

12 Refresh with a Frosé brunch at W London

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 Mere for a special Chefs Reunited dinner

Gourmet girl power awaits – Mere is hosting a very special Chefs Reunited dinner, taking place on 17 June with a delectable 5-course menu.

Mere’s chef patron, Monica Galetti, will be joined in the kitchen by Rachel Humphrey, Executive Chef at Michel Roux Jr’s  Le Gavroche where Monica also cut her teeth as a young chef.

Start with a glass of the restaurant’s signature Champagne, Sur Mesure and a selection of canapes before settling in for a Salad of crispy soft shell crab with heritage tomatoes and white balsamic, followed by Mere’s famous ‘Mushroom and Marmite’ –  a dish of Anglotti, confit chicken, mushrooms and parsley puree.

For mains, devour Lamb rack, saffron grelot onions, potato terrine and broad beans comes next, then savoury Truffle and comte doughnuts.

Ending on a sweet note will be a Coconut dacquoise, passionfruit mousse, coconut ice-cream and a lime meringue gel.

When: 17 June 2019, 7pm.
Where: 74 Charlotte St, Bloomsbury, London W1T 4QH, UK
Wallet: £175 per person.
How: Click here to 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

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 Celebrate El Pirata’s 25th birthday with a Spanish feast

Tempted by tapas? El Pirata, the Mayfair restaurant institution, is  celebrating its 25th birthday in June with a special Back to ’94 Menu – making it perfect for a bargain bite. 
The third oldest Spanish restaurant in London will be dropping the price of the dishes on the special menu to their original price from when El Pirata first opened in June 1994.

For a quarter of a century, El Pirata has provided guests with a buzzing Spanish tapas bar experience in the heart of Mayfair, but not at typical Mayfair sky high prices.

The ever-smiling Patron, Jose Rodrigues, ensures that every guest who walks through the doors is made to feel at home. Thanks to the warm hospitality of Jose and his team, El Pirata has survived for 25 years despite the fact that many restaurants sadly close during their first year of operation.

The Back to ’94 Menu will feature 12 tapas dishes and two wines at their original 1994 prices and each dish on the menu leaves change from a £10 note.

Highlights from the menu include: calamares con arroz negro – black rice and squid £5.95; gambas pil pil – prawns in olive oil, garlic & dried hot chilli peppers £4.75; and montaditos de jamon serrano – toasted bread with olive oil and fresh tomatoes topped with cured ham £3.95.

Cost: Starting £3.95.
When: Friday 14th June until Saturday 29th June.
Where: 5-6 Down Street, Mayfair London, W1J 7AQ
How: Click here to make a booking. 

17 Indulge in an artistic feast at aqua nueva

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:

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 Hone your butchery skills with temper

Sharpen up your butchery skills with an exciting butchery class at temper. Taking place at Neil Rankin’s award-winning restaurant each month, join the venue for a special class featuring bottomless drinks, expert butchery demonstrations and a delectable 3-course feast.

When: 1st Wednesday of each month.
Cost: £75 per person.
Bookings: Visit to find out more and book your space.

19 Enjoy pimped up pastries with Caravan Fitzrovia


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.

Foodies can sample the creations of blogger and cookbook author Ed Smith, aka Rocket & Squash; Middle-Eastern food specialist and presenter John Gregory Smith; and Great British Bake Off finalist Kim-Joy who will each be raising funds for a charity of their choice.

Each creation will be on sale for one month only, priced at £3.80, alongside Caravan-to-Go’s range of popular in-house baked goods, including its creative cruffins, breads and brownies.

Each collaborator has been hand-picked for his or her unique and creative culinary identity and prestige as part of the UK food scene. Individually the cooks have been working closely with Caravan’s Chef Director Miles Kirby to bring their pastry vision to life. For every croissant sold, £1 will go towards the influencers chosen cause.

AprilEd Smith @rocketandsquash, creator of Rocket & Squash blog and author of The Borough Market Cookbook has created a Pain au ‘Nduja, a playful take on the pain au chocolat made from ‘Nduja salami, honey, walnuts and sage.

May: John Gregory Smith, @johngs the middle-eastern cookery connoisseur, writer and presenter has created a pastry which encapsulates the evocative and delicate flavours of the middle-east and will combine pistachio frangipane, pomegranate seeds and a rose pomegranate glaze.

June: Kim-Joy @kimjoyskitchen, the Great British Bake Off finalist famed for her kooky and rustic bakery creations which reflect her Malaysian-Chinese heritage, has conceptualised a vibrant cherry and almond croissant, complete with rainbow layering and decorative happy-face.

Where: Yalding House, 152 Great Portland St, Fitzrovia, London W1W 6AJ
When: Each collaboration will run for one month only. 

20 Enjoy enchanting entertainment at The London Cabaret Club.


Enjoy some captivating cabaret on Thursday 9th May with The London Cabaret Club. They will be returning 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: Launching 9th May 2019
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

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

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

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 Sample smooth jazz at Bibendum Oyster Bar

Spend your Sunday evenings in style at Bibendum Oyster Bar. Michelin two-starred chef Claude Bosi has recently launched his Sunday Jazz Sessions, providing the perfect way to unwind before the start of a new week.

Taking place at Bibendum every Sunday evening from 5pm-8pm, guests will now be able to experience the smooth sounds of jazz from a variety of musicians.  What’s more, attendees can also enjoy their first Rémy Martin Winter 1738 cocktail with the compliments of the restaurant.

Seafood-oriented dishes, fillet steaks and the supple sounds of smooth jazz – what more could a bon vivant wish for?

When: Every Sunday, 5pm – 8pm.
Where: Michelin House, 81 Fulham Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 6RD
Bookings: To find out more, please phone 020 7589 1480 or click here.

26 Get your floral fix at The Ivy Market Grill

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 or call 0203 301 0200.

27 Mingle art with your appetite thanks to 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 to make a booking.