What’s On London This Week

 


Forget the dreary weather and fill your boots instead with The Wordrobe’s guide to what’s on London.

From seasonal pop-ups and delectable cocktails to the most delicious new openings, discover the top 26 ways to dine in London right now.


  1 Whet your whisky appetite at Selfridges rooftop

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Premium whisky brand, Johnnie Walker has launched its Johnnie Walker Blue Label Rare Side of Scotland – a limited edition bottle designed by Timorous Beasties, the award-winning Glasgow-based textile design studio.

To celebrate this collaboration, Johnnie Walker and Timorous Beasties have launched the ‘Rare Side of Scotland Bothy Experience’ on the Selfridges rooftop, open from now until the end of the year.

Showcasing four luxurious bothies and set high about the hustle and bustle of the city, pay a visit for the perfect warming tipple.

Sip through your way through four different serves in the foliage-filled surroundings:

  • The 1962 Fizzwith Johnnie Walker Black Label, Belsazar rosé and Champagne
  • Maid of the Seawith Johnnie Walker Black Label, Tio Pepe and Soda
  • Barbershop Quartetearl grey infused Johnnie Walker Black Label, peach liqueur, Belsazar and cherry and green chartreuse
  • Old Fashioned Date Nightwith date infused Johnnie Walker, Mr. Black coffee liqueur, Campari and chocolate bitters

Adding to the fun, Johnnie Walker will also be hosting two whisky masterclasses inside the heated bothies of the Alto rooftop restaurant. Running for an  hour, each session will include a delicious selection of canapés, created by the Alto team.

During the masterclass guests will enjoy a welcome winter cocktail created with Johnnie Walker Black Label, before experiencing a tutored tasting of Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the ultimate luxury whisky.

When: The rooftop experience is open now. Johnnie Walker Blue Label Rare Side of Scotland – A Limited Edition Design by the Timorous Beasties Studio is available exclusively from Selfridges until 30th November.
Where: 400 Oxford St, Marylebone, London W1A 1AB
How: Please click here to book the masterclasses. 


2 Take a tastebud trip to TOKii


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Sushi devotees, get ready for your next favourite find. Opening early November, TOKii is an exciting new dining destination in Marylebone, centrally located on Great Cumberland Place.

Housed within the newly opened The Prince Akatoki London hotel, TOKii will serve a vibrant main menu focused on sushi, sashimi, seafood and dishes from the Robata grill.

TOKii’s colourful menu using fresh and international ingredients is designed to bring the best of Eastern and Western flavours, with Japan at the forefront.  Dishes will be small and designed to be shared at the centre of the table, beautifully presented to elevate every guest’s experience.

Highlights will include Scallop ceviche with orange, spring onions, chilli and sesame and Kinoko, mushrooms and crispy yuba from the Cold Dishes section and Hot Dishes of Black cod with miso glaze and Ox cheek croquettes, panko and wasabi mayo.

The Robata will serve grills including Japanese grade A5 wagyu beef with spicy ponzu and Lobster with shichimi and yuzu butter.  There will be a full menu of Nigiri, Sashimi and Sushi Roll options, mixed Skewers (meat, fish and vegetable), and fried Tempura.

Foodies can also stop by for breakfast, where a nutritious Akatoki Breakfast comprised of traditional Japanese serves awaits.

When: Open officially from 6 November 2019
Where: TOKii, The Prince Akatoki London, 50 Great Cumberland Place, London W1H 7FDW
Website: theprinceakatokilondon.com


3 Run for the (14) Hills, D&D London’s latest opening in City  

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D&D London has announced that 14 Hills, a new restaurant, bar and deli situated in the City’s square mile will open to foodies on Monday 11th November.

The restaurant interior contains a variety of trees and shrubs spread throughout, creating a scenic indoor garden high above the bustling crowds of Fenchurch Street.

The food’s set to be delicious, but the views are equally impressive with eyefuls across London.

Perched on the 14th floor, on the right will be a grab-and-go Deli, open weekdays from 9-5pm, which will serve sandwiches, artisan salads and freshly baked cakes, cookies and tarts.

In the main restaurant, Executive Chef Thomas Piat’s menu will focus on modern British cooking with a touch of French flair with dishes influenced by his life and cooking experience in France.

Signature dishes will include a sharing dish of venison: Roast saddle, venison pie, venison bone marrow, long pepper & whisky sauce (£42); and a seafood starter of White crab, cauliflower, and oscietra caviar (£14.50) – with many more to devour.

When: Open 11 November 2019.
How: To book please contact hello@14hills.co.uk or phone 020 3981 5222.
Where: 120 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 5BA


4 Enjoy complimentary hair styling at Remington’s first pop-up salon


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Just in time for a festive treat for your tresses, global hair care expert Remington is hosting its first ever pop up salon in Soho, London, this December.

Whether you’re looking for a lunchbreak lift that’ll really make an entrance at the office party or just some ‘you time’ amidst the festive shopping frenzy, you can book in online for a 20-minute complimentary style from one of Remington’s professional stylists.

Named The Remington Salon, the pop-up will be showcasing the beautiful PROluxe range and offering visitors to the salon a choice of complimentary styles such as a bouncy blow-dry, beautiful curls or sleek and straight. What’s more, an exclusive discount will also be available in-store for anyone looking to purchase gifts for themselves or a loved one.

The PROluxe range, which promises salon professional results from home, features a straightener, hairdryer, curling wand, curling tong plus heated rollers, and with a beautiful rose gold exterior they also make the most stylish of dressing table accessories.

Can’t commit to an appointment? The talented Remington stylists will also be taking walk-in appointments, so be sure to swing by the Insta-worthy salon and lock in your style this December!

What’s more, if you’re struggling to make it out of the office or are stuck at home, one of the talented stylists will be offering a 1-hour ‘Deliver-do’ service each day, direct to your door! All you need to do is put a call out on social media during the week of the salon, using the #DeliverDo hashtag and tagging @RemingtonUK – first come, first served!

When: Tuesday 3rd December until Saturday 7th December, with bookings available on a first come, first served basis.
How: Click here to make a booking.
Where: 13, Soho Square, London, W1D 3QF


5 Pay a visit to Richard Corrigan’s Daffodil Mulligan


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Chef Richard Corrigan has opened his third London restaurant, Daffodil Mulligan in Old Street, alongside John Nugent (Green & Fortune) and Tony Gibney (Gibney’s of Malahide). The Irish trio, who have over a century of hospitality experience combined, acquired the site previously known as Nuala in July 2019.

The 50-cover restaurant features an oyster bar seating eight guests and a basement saloon bar which will play host to a series of live music nights. The frequently changing menu, designed by Corrigan and Head Chef, Simon Merrick, features produce from Corrigan’s estate in Ireland, Virginia Park Lodge, and is split into 4 sections; Small, Wood Oven & Grill, Sides and Sweet.

Dishes include; Crubeens with turnip, apple and English mustard (£6.50); Braised kale with ham knuckle on toast (£7); Tipperary Hereford Prime sirloin with a parsley, anchovy and caper dressing (£22); Grilled lamb ‘Raan’ chops with pickled cucumber (£6 per chop); Baked back of sole, Jerusalem artichoke, ceps and hazelnuts (£24) as well as pork belly from award-winning butcher, Peter Hannan, served with roasted pineapple, lychee and mint (£14).

Where: 70-74 City Road, London, EC1Y 2BJ
How: Email booking@daffodilmulligan.com or phone 0207-404-3000


6 Go bottomless for W London’s new bottomless candy brunch


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One for the hedonists – forget low sugar fads and unleash your inner child at The Perception at W London.

They’ve just launched an all new insatiable Candy Brunch menu, featuring resident DJs and delicious sugar-laden food – setting the mood for an unforgettable electric Saturday afternoon.

Guests can kick-start their weekend with a lip-smacking savoury brunch course with bottomless choice of prosecco or vegan Cookie Cream cocktails – followed by  unlimited visits to the over-indulgent candy station for flame-torched gooey marshmallow and chocolate s’mores.

On the menu, six bold savoury dishes await: W Huevos Rancheros, freshly prepared Scottish crab benedict topped with zesty hollandaise, indulgent Sticky beef short rib with Nim Jim and Asian slaw, melt-in-your-mouth slow-cooked BBQ pulled pork burgers served with apple slaw and crisp fries and vegan options Pea and spring onion falafel, pickled cucumber, sprouted buckwheat and soy cumin yoghurt and Spiced chickpea and butternut squash topped with coconut honey yoghurt and pumpkin seed dressing.

As well as unlimited trips to candy, cookie and live s’more station, brunch-goers will be treated to 1.5 hours of bottomless Cookie Cream Cocktails and Prosecco. Two words – yes please.

When: Every Saturday, 1pm – 4pm.
How: Click here or phone +44 (0)207 758 1060 to make a booking.
Wallet: £45 per person.


7 Lap up flavours at Locket’s

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New opening alert! Locket’s, a new all-day café and wine bar has opened its doors in the Smithson Plaza, St James’s.

A new project for Locket Hambro, the light and open space is a chic 60-cover café and wine bar, inspired by those found in European cities such as Paris, Amsterdam and Bordeaux.

Locket is the great-granddaughter of Olaf Hambro who, over 275 years ago, took on the running of one of St James’s most iconic restaurants, Wiltons, and whose family still run to this day.

By day, Locket’s will serve a menu of breakfast pastries, teas, coffees, smoothies and juices, followed by light salads and lunches such as Broccoli with beluga lentils and smoked anchovies.

By night the vibrant cafe will transform into a candle-lit wine bar, the perfect evening drink spot with light, simple small plates, focusing on European flavours.

Devour Burrata with butternut squash and pumpkin seeds, as well as Creamy polenta, mushrooms and parmesan. A diverse wine list will celebrate both old and new world, with over 40 wines available by the glass, as well as regular hosted wine events throughout the year.

When: open weekdays from 7.30am through to 10.30pm. No reservations required.
Website: Visit www.locketslondon.com for more.
Where: Smithson Plaza, 25 St James’s Street, SW1A 1HA

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


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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 Enjoy alpine cocktails at the LAAX baby! pop-up


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If you can’t make it to the slopes, bring the slopes to you. Swiss ski resort of LAAX has unveiled their LAAX baby! bar at Mews of Mayfair, transporting drinkers to the snowy slopes of LAAX.

Located on one of London’s most historic mews, LAAX baby! will open daily, serving a wide range of alpine cocktails, in collaboration with One Gin and the UK’s most celebrated sparkling wine, Ridgeview.

From Galaaxy Shots made with Frozen Apple & Sage Gin to a White Haze concocted with One Sage Gin, Kirsch, Moscato and Rosemary Tincture, the new pop-up is perfect for a fun and laidback experience.

To accompany this, a specially curated food menu will offer hungry après skiers a choice of traditional delicacies, including a Bündner Teller, a charcuterie board of air dried meats, wagyu bresaola, fennel & garlic salami, coppa and Swiss Comte cheese – as well as ALL the fondue, of course.

Where: 10-11 Lancashire Ct, Mayfair, London W1S 1EY
How: Visit mewsofmayfair.com for direct bookings.

 


10 Go gourmet at newly relaunched The Grill at The Dorchester

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Dining news at its most delicious. Tom Booton has unveiled his own interpretation of a modern-day British grill at The Grill at The Dorchester, following his recent appointment.

Marking a significant move for the landmark luxury hotel, Tom, aged 26, will be The Grill at The Dorchester’s youngest ever head chef.

He’ll be heading up an elite team of youthful and talented kitchen and front of house staff, with Adam Nevin joining Tom as sous chef and Kieran McLoughlin as general manager, making this under 30 brigade one to watch.

The Grill at The Dorchester has relaunched with a host of incredible new additions including an entirely fresh menu – set to hero British produce and showcase Tom’s unique creativity, alongside a statement ‘Pudding Bar’, home to six front row seats to the chef’s at play.

When: Open now.
Where: 53 Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1K 1QA
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking.

11 Discover Grosvenor Square’s Ever After Garden


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Pay a visit to an enchanted garden in the heart of London’s bustling heart. This festive season, Londoners and visitors alike are invited to dedicate an illuminated rose in Grosvenor Square’s Ever After Garden, to remember absent friends and family, and help raise funds to support The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.


After the loss of their friend, the late, great Production Designer Michael Howells, fashion creatives writer Camilla Morton and designer Anya Hindmarch, wanted to find an elegant and inspiring way to commemorate those we have lost.

The garden has become a reality with the generous support and management of Grosvenor Britain & Ireland, and with special thanks to Korean Creative Group PANCOMMUNICATION and their ‘Light Rose Garden’.

Launching on 29 November, Grosvenor Square will light up with a stunning garden installation of symbolic, illuminated flowers, creating a reflective haven in the heart of Mayfair in the lead up to Christmas.

Entrance is free for visitors to come and enjoy the Ever After Garden. You can also be part of the installation, with the option to donate and ‘dedicate’ a white silk, illuminated rose in honour of your loved ones.

Roses will be available to purchase on site for a suggested donation of £10 each. Visitors are then invited to plant their rose within the installation to build upon the impactful design as the garden continues to grow and glow with over 27,000 white roses.

All funds raised will be donated to The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, which supports pioneering cancer research and state-of-the-art technology at The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

Where: Grosvenor Square, Mayfair, London
When: 30 November – 22 December 2019
Time: 12pm – 8 pm (daily). Find out more here.


12 Discover a gourmet Gstaad wonderland at Dalloway Terrace


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Hold on to your earmuffs! Dalloway Terrace has been transformed for winter, offering guests a taste of Switzerland in the heart of London.

Visitors will be transported to the affluent alpine town of Gstaad – a snow covered, picturesque winter playground for A-listers and global icons.

Decked out with snow-drenched pine garlands and traditional Swiss cow bells nestled amongst the frosty foliage,The Bloomsbury hotspot brings its Swiss transformation full circle, complete with alpine classics on the menu such as a Swiss Cheese Board, Cheese Rosti, Cheese Fondue and a Swiss inspired Afternoon Tea. 

On the menu, embrace your inner glutton with the likes of Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto, gorgonzola and pine nuts (£18), Game Rigatoni, game ragu, walnut pesto and parmesan (£18) and Sprout Salad, combining brussel sprouts, fennel, broccoli, pecans, clementines and dressed with maple vinaigrette (£12). 

Also available will be a new warming cocktail menu (each cocktail priced at £13) which will be served with a Retro Viewer, allowing guests to gaze upon the picturesque mountains of Gstaad and immerse themselves amongst the snowy slopes. Yes please. 

Where: 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN
How: Please visit dallowayterrace.com to find out more and make a booking.


13 Sample The Ivy City Garden’s five new cocktails


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Seasonal sips, anyone?  The Ivy City Garden has added five new autumn cocktails to its delicious drinks menu.

Maybe we can’t tan our weeks away at the beach, but the new colourful creations are perfect for a tastebud trip to the tropics.

Eye-catching, expert serves include the exotic ‘Far East’, where smooth coconut meets kaffir lime leaf-infused Absolut Elyx vodka, whilst mandarin liquer and jalapeño add a lively touch.

If you harbour a sweet tooth, go for indulgence and try the  ‘Candy Floss Fizz’ – a sugar blend of candy floss and prosecco, complemented by rosé, lychee, ginger and Havana three-year-old rum.

Where: Dashwood House, 69 Old Broad Street, London, EC2M 1NA
How: Please visit theivycitygarden.com or call 0203 146 7744 to find out more and make a booking.


14 Devour Wonderful Things at The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo


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The Franklin Restaurant by Alfredo Russo at The Franklin London – Starhotels Collezione has launched a deliciously whimsical afternoon tea, celebrating the V&A’s latest exhibition, ’Wonderful Things’, the fantastical works of British fashion photographer Tim Walker.

Designed in partnership with luxury event planners, La Fête, the afternoon tea takes its guests through The Franklin London’s very own looking glass in a kaleidoscopic gourmet treat for all the senses.

Paying homage to the V&A’s curation of Walker’s visionary world of fashion, portraiture and food, guests will experience an edible work of art.

Presented in delicately tiered bird cages, the spread takes inspiration from fairy tale themes and notions of wonder. On the menu, devour lobster-filled black buns, twisted trees adorned with chocolate and yuzu macaroons, and other-wordly nests of kataifi pasta with micro salad, ricotta cheese and ‘honeygrette’.

With no afternoon tea being complete without scones and jam, diners can sink their teeth into gravity-defying meringue, chocolate and pistachio upside-down cones with faux ice cream and plenty more temptations.

Wash it down with a signature cocktail from The Franklin Bar, crafted by its new mixology duo – Filippo Tacchi and Luca Milesi – for a tantalising sloe gin based, lavender-infused libation.

When: Available now until 29th February 2020.
Where: 24 Egerton Gardens, Chelsea, London SW3 2DB
Wallet: From £65 per person. Click here to book.


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.


Get your annual gin fix at Tanqueray No. TEN

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Calling all gin gluggers! From 6th December, stop by Tanqueray No. TEN for an unmissable ten-day residency that will be a must-visit for fan of the tipple during the holiday period.

Through a series of immersive experiences that will heighten the senses the Tanqueray Townhouse will also offer guests a range of delicious cocktails from this small batch distilled gin, all within the opulent setting of Bloomsbury – the original home of Tanqueray gin.

Running for ten days from 6th – 14th December, guests will enter through the doors of The Tanqueray Townhouse, where they will be greeted with a Tanqueray No. TEN & Tonic and commence their sensorial journey.

Adding a touch of festive enchantment, world-renowned Magic Circle artists will travel around the Townhouse each evening, performing illusions to surprise and excite guests at this most magical time of the year. Look out for playing cards magically appearing in gin bottles and cocktail shakers disappearing in front of your eyes!

When: The Tanqueray Townhouse will be open between the 6th-14th December 2019. Cost: Tickets cost £12 and are available to purchase from tanqueraytownhouse.com
Where: Bloomsbury House, 2-3 Bloomsbury Way, Holborn, London WC1A 2RL


16 Enjoy panoramic city views and communal feasting at Mthr

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City slickers should make a mecca to ‘Mthr’, the brand-new restaurant and lounge concept at the world’s largest co-living space, The Collective Canary Wharf.

Offering bold lavours and diverse ingredients with a strong focus on sharing dishes, Mthr will offer panoramic views of London thanks to its 20th floor perch.

A new community-focused place to live, socialise, eat and work, The Collective Canary Wharf aims to bring people together. 

It is this communal spirit that is woven throughout the food and beverage offerings of Mthr’s Executive Head Chef Arnaud Delannay, who brings with him over a decade of experience in the hospitality industry,

Expect innovative sharing dishes and welcoming and convivial environment – with dishes featuring ever-changing seasonal salads, meats, and fish.

 

Start with snacks and then move onto larger plates- everything from NY Steak; Shorthorn 8oz Ribeye with Caramelised Onion, Grape Mustard Aioli and Fries and Coq au Vin with Bourguignonne Garnish and Pommery Glazed New Potatoes awaits.

When: Opening early November.
Where: 20th floor, The Collective, 20 Crossharbour Plaza, Crossharbour, E14 9YF
How: Visit mthrlondon.com for further details. 


17 Lap up Peruvian flavours at The Lost Alpaca


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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 Sample seasonal flavours at brand-new Cowcross Yards

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This November will mark the official launch of Cowcross Yards, London’s newest hotspot for feasting.

Nestled between Cowcross Street, Britton Street and St John Street, and a stone’s throw from Farringdon Station, the new destination dining spot will combine history with food and culture.

To mark the launch, Cowcross Yards is hosting a series of seasonal foodie pop-ups. YUM @ Cowcross Yards will offer guests a sensory exploration of British favourites and will take them on an engaging journey inspired by the area’s culinary history.

The first pop-up, ‘The Feast of Fall’, a celebration of seasonality – will take place on Thursday 7 November. Tantalising the senses, the fully edible garden will be set up as a mini harvest allotment, a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.

Guests to the free event will be served chocolate soil and other sweet treats disguised as seasonal produce, served in a terracotta pot by a gardener. Open from 12pm until 4pm, don’t miss out on this edible autumnal adventure.

Where: Denmark House, 9-13 Cowcross St, London EC1M 6DR
Website: Click here for further details.

19 Enjoy afternoon tea with added sparkle at Plateau


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Enjoy your next afternoon tea with a dose of bubbles thanks to this exciting new partnership.

Plateau in Canary Wharf has teamed up with luxury British jewellery brand Astley Clarke, to host a limited edition champagne afternoon tea. No ordinary spread, the entire experience has been inspired by astrology and the zodiac.

Running until February, guests will be treated to a selection of celestial-inspired delicacies and with the VIP package, a gold vermeil compass pendant necklace.

On the menu, devour classic cucumber sandwiches on white bread, smoked salmon, cucumber and dill cream cheese on granary bread and corn-fed chicken breast with tarragon emulsion.

For the sweets and scones, enjoy freshly baked raisin scones with Cornish clotted cream and strawberry preserve, lemon curd tart with Italian meringue, Opalys white chocolate and raspberry choux buns and a vanilla macaron.

Guests can book a VIP Celestial Afternoon Tea for two, where each guest will receive a Celestial Compass Pendant Necklace worth £85.  Showcasing a sapphire set at its centre with rays of 18 carat gold-plated sterling silver stretching outwards, this meaningful pendant is inspired by early voyages of discovery.

When: Available until February 2020

Cost: Prices start from £22 per person.
Where: 4th Floor, Canada Place, London E14 5ER
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking.

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 Explore Samsung KX at Coal Drop Yard


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If you’re tech-obsessed or just a fan of cool design, then you’ll love the Samsung KX experience space in King’s Cross.

Located in the trendy new Coal Drop Yard shopping district, the space features everything from the latest products to interactive experiences and plenty of inspiration for home interiors. There’s even a free co-working area for the visitors working on the go (plus a handy coffee bar to keep the productivity flowing).

Not only a place to explore, pay a visit to try a number of different workshops and events, with everything from Motion Fitness Boxing to Terrarium Workshops on offer.

November’s lineup is as follows:
4th November: Terrarium Workshop, a mindful workshop where guests build a self-sustaining living garden whilst sipping Prosecco
12th November: Sound, journey and meditation, with gong baths trending, you’ll be taken on a relaxing journey by your instructor, who will use Tibetan singing bowls, tuning forks, rain sticks and a variety of drums. You’ll practically float to work afterwards.
27th November: Motion Fitness Boxing, an intensive exercise class that mixes boxing technique with live music
23rd November: Coffee Brewing workshop to experience a hands on brewing workshop and learn the science behind extraction, sample different single Origin coffees and discover the journey from farm to cup.

Where: Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross, London N1C 4DQ
When: Open Monday – Saturday, 10am – 10pm. Sunday, 12pm – 6pm.

22 Elongate lunchtime at Bagatelle

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Whether you’re in the mood for a long lazy lunch or a speedy business bite, Bagatelle, the contemporary restaurant based in the heart of Mayfair, have just launched a brand new lunch menu combining French and Mediterranean cuisine.

Ideal for an autumnal bite, new dishes include; The Salmon Poke Bowl, Burrata and Aubergine Parmesan to start, followed by mouth-watering Moules Mariniéres, Tartare de Boeuf and a delicious Paccheri all’ Arrabbiata.

Finally to top it all off, save room for dessert and order the Coconut Mousse, Seasonal Berry Pavlova or a selection of cheeses

Where: 34 Dover Street, Mayfair W1S 4NG
How: Visit www.bagatellelondon.com or phone 020 3972 7000 to find out more.
Wallet: Two courses – £30, Three courses – £35


23 Keep it sweet at Sweet Chick

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Sweet Chick, the cult chicken and waffle restaurant hailing from New York City, has opened its very first London restaurant in Oxford Circus.

Founded in Brooklyn by restaurateur John Seymour in 2013, and backed by rapper Nas, Sweet Chick serves its take on modern American comfort food across five locations in New York and LA.

Pay a visit to sample all the fried chicken (brined overnight in a sweet tea-stained brine) and of course, staple waffles.

Opt for a classic version with your choice of waffles including spiced pecan or bacon and cheddar; or mix things up with a speciality Nashville hot sauce or states-style BBQ chicken.

Southern inspired classics such as ‘Shrimp & Grits’ and ‘Biscuits & Gravy’ sit alongside new specials influenced by Sweet Chick’s British home; and are accompanied by comforting sides such as Mac and Cheese, with not one, not two, but THREE types of cheese and a Ritz cracker crumble.

A Brooklyn style bar – illuminated by a bright pink neon sign declaring ‘it was all a dream’ (an ode to the Notorious B.I.G.) – serves an extensive drinks list for a stateside sip alongside.

When: Open now.
Where: 8 Market Pl, Fitzrovia, London W1W 8AG
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking.


24 Neck a city-inspired Negroni at Henrietta Hotel

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Cocktails have never looked so creative. Experimental Group, the innovative hospitality entrepreneurs, have unveiled the Experimental Negroni Club pop-up in partnership with CAMPARI.

Launched to celebrate 100 years of the Negroni cocktail, the new pop-up is housed at Henrietta Hotel, in the heart of Covent Garden and features global-inspired sips.

CAMPARI and Henrietta Hotel have chosen eight of the most exciting and cosmopolitan cities in the world – including Mexico City, Paris, London, Tokyo and Milan – to serve as inspiration for eight unique variations of its most famous cocktail.

A range of vintage ingredients has been selected in partnership with the Old Spirit Company to recreate the enduring allure of cocktails served in the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s and mix the perfect vintage Negroni.

On the menu, enjoy an Italian bite with a  delicious cicchetti menu courtesy of the highly-acclaimed gastronomy collective Italian Supper Club.

The installation, conceived by Frankie Boyle – an artist who specialises in the medium of light – pulls guests into the world of famed cocktail the Negroni with a mesmerising multi-sensory light show experience.

Where: 14-15 Henrietta St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 8QG
How: Click here to find out more and make a booking. 


25 See Scarlett with Daisy Green Collection


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Rolling their famed bottomless brunches into the evening, the Daisy Green Collection are delighted to announce the launch of ‘Scarlett Nights’.

Available exclusively at Scarlett Green from Thursday 10th October, the new bottomless menu will feature live DJ’s, a show-stopping Pornstar Cocktail Fountain, brilliant Australian-inspired food and more.

The Scarlett Nights menu will centre on the group’s signature sharing boards that celebrate the best of Antipodean food culture.

Carnivores can tear their way through the ‘Aussie BBQ Meat Board’, overflowing with free-range lamb tomahawk sourced locally from HG Walter, the Collection’s famous 28 day dry-aged grass-fed onglet steak chargrilled at 500+ degrees, herb & fennel sausages, smoky BBQ back ribs and chimchurri.

For plant-based eaters, the equally impressive ‘Bondi Vegan Sharing Board’ will be another option, which showcases the Collection’s refined and innovative plant-based offering.

Throughout dinner, guests will be able to enjoy live DJ’s with 90 minutes of free-flowing selected wines from the capital’s largest Australian wine list, craft beers and prosecco, as well as two cocktails each from an Instagram-worthy sharing Pornstar Cocktail Fountain. Where do we sign?

When: Every Thursday- Saturday dinner from 10th October at £39.50 per person.
Where: 4 Noel Street, Soho, London, W1F 8GB
How: To find out more and make a booking, please click here.

 


26 Enjoy an enchanted visit to The Elyx Chalet at Rosewood London


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Rosewood London is soon set to unveil its anticipated winter terrace – this year named The Elyx Chalet at Rosewood London – in partnership with world-renowned luxury vodka brand, Absolut Elyx.

The hotel’s spectacular courtyard will be transformed into the snowy and enchanted winter wonderland of Southern Sweden, in the heart of central London.

Until February 29th, the charming surroundings of a Swedish inspired lodge will be transported to the capital, for guests to enjoy seasonal cooking and beautiful cocktails in a magical setting – with an authentic Sweden aesthetic meets Absolut Elyx’s signature chic style.

On the menu, try Swedish-inspired hot and cold drinks, featuring a creative twist on a mulled wine and a mythological Tomte’s Nectar.

Unique to the menu will also be a Taiga Old Fashioned with Porcini Mushroom infused whisky, Oak Smoke and Black Walnut Bitters, garnished with Douglas Fir to heighten the sense of being in a real winter forest.

Holborn Dining Room’s Executive Head Chef Calum Franklin will also serve a menu of winter dishes, some with a Swedish twist.

When: Open from November 7 2019 to February 29 2020.
Where: 252 High Holborn, Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

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