December is here! With just 4 Fridays until the big day, one of our daily highlights away from the stress of bulging bags for life and trying to decide an appropriate Secret Santa present for Dodgy Dave in accounts is punching open a little cardboard door each morning to find a mouthful of chocolate waiting for us. Even though, more often than not, the shape can’t be identified (is it a penguin? Is it a present?) and unless you can justify spending a tenner on an advent calendar then the chances are high that the chocolate leaves a powdery aftertaste in your mouth. If this all rings too close to home then say hello to a new advent calendar.
Bermondsey restaurant and bar Village East are launching London’s first in-restaurant advent calendar with daily prizes and not a 10p sized bit of chocolate in sight. Prizes include a £60 bar tab at Village East itself, champagne, tickets to the Design Museum and a three course meal for two at Blueprint Cafe (read our review), and many more. All you have to do to be in a chance of winning is dine at Village East, fill out a form and wait until 9pm each day to hear if you’ve been successful.
Daily until 23rd December at Village East, 171-173 Bermondsey Street, Bermondsey, SE1 3UW