20 Haunting Halloween Treats, From BOO-zy Cocktails To Deadly Desserts

Food & Drink
By Erica O'Hara | 19th October 2023
halloween food and drink

Halloween is coming around scarily soon, and with it brings a host of freaky festivities across London to spook ourselves silly. When we’re not busy watching our favourite Halloween films or attending an epic Halloween bash, we’ll be popping into the London bars brewing up haunting food, from Halloween cocktails to devilish desserts, to stick our fangs into.

From creepy concoctions to spooky sweet treats, this is the Halloween food you need on your radar.

Halloween In London: 20 Spooky Treats To Try

tattu halloween in london

Tattu

Tattu is making way for spooktacular new additions to its menu this Halloween. From Friday 27th to Tuesday 31st October, inspired by the Tibetan belief that human and ghost worlds overlap, they’ll be honouring the spirits with culinary and cocktail treats, while their trademark blossom trees are recast in ghoulish greens.

The almost-too-good-to-eat Pumpkin Dumplings combine shredded duck, hoisin and chilli; and the Deadly Dismay cocktail mixes Crystal Head, Merlot, Hibiscus and Orange in the form of a blood red candle, complete with a flame.

Looking for something sweet? Try the mouth watering Wilting Blossom Dessert, where white chocolate meets cherry, or the wickedly styled Toxic Koi Fish Bowl of Prosecco, cherry and coconut.

Where: The Now Building Rooftop, Outernet, Denmark St, London WC2H 0LA

Website: www.tattu.co.uk

SHIOK!

SHIOK! at Pan Pacific London has lunched two spine-tingling treats to sink your teeth into this Halloween. 

Choose from ‘The Mummy Returns’, a spiced carrot cake with pumpkin crémeux, encased in coconut mousse; or the ‘Bat Lord’, a delicate dessert with Pistachio mousseline, raspberry confit and whipped raspberry ganache. These carefully crafted desserts are available from the 25th-31st October.

Where: Ground Floor, Devonshire House, 3 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4JX

Website: www.panpacific.com

Donutelier

Spooky season has officially begun over at Donutelier, with the launch of their newest collection, including the Frighty di Bosco, delicious Pumpkin Cackle Crumble, and Vanilla Cookie Scream with black cookie crumble, fluffy marshmallows and Chantilly cream,  topped with an Oreo cookie tombstone. A must-try at this boutique bakery.

Black cookie crumble, fluffy marshmallows, and Chantilly cream.

Where: 48-50, Charing Cross Rd, London WC2H 0BB

Website: www.donutelier.co.uk

100 wardour street, halloween in london

100 Wardour Street

100 Wardour Street is hosting two immersive Los Muertos Halloween parties during spooky season, with a menu of potions mixed by tequila and mezcal brand Casamigos. 

Kick things off with a frozen margarita included with your ticket, before trying other wow-worthy drinks like The Afterlife, using Casamigos Reposada, grapefruit, rosemary and soda water; and the Kiss of Catrina, a concoction of Casamigos Blanco, Koko kanu, bergamot, dragon fruit, raspberry and egg white.

Where: 100 Wardour St, London W1F 0TL

Website: www.100wardourst.com

The Ivy

The Ivy will be celebrating Halloween with a hauntingly delicious addition to its dessert menu, the wickedly tempting Poisoned Apple Dessert.

On the cocktail menu, there’ll also be an enchanting Black Magic Gimlet and mysterious Witches Brew, available from 28th-31st October.

A wickedly tempting Poisoned Apple Dessert.

Where: Multiple Locations

Website: www.ivycollection.com

Palm Court

Enjoy the most dramatic of cocktail experiences at Sheraton Grand London Park Lane this spooky season with their aptly named Roots of Darkness cocktail, specially crafted to send shivers down your spine and add a dash of excitement to your evening.

It’s made with Dandelion and Burdock Gin, cola syrup, Campari and black charcoal. Devilishly delicious. Available 27th-31st October.

Specially crafted to send shivers down your spine.

Where: Piccadilly, London W1J 7BX

Website: www.palmcourtlondon.co.uk

Big Mamma

For those wanting something a little less boozy but still devilishly delicious, head to Big Mamma Group’s Gloria, Circolo Popolare or Ave Mario to try the Three Cheeses of Eastwick, a pillowy-soft Neapolitan pizza topped with a smooth pumpkin cream, three types of cheese, and a crafty web of black garlic aioli. 

To ensure you eat your crusts (only the worst witches don’t), they’re drizzled with a sweet Datterini tomato reduction. Ghoulishly decadent. Available from Friday 27th to Tuesday 31st October.

Ghoulishly decadent.

Where: Multiple Locations

Website: www.bigmammagroup.com

chai wu, halloween cocktails

Chai Wu

Harrods restaurant Chai Wu has conjured up a haunting cocktail to see you through spooky season. 

The eerie-sistible Shock-Tail is a mix of vodka, Chambord, grenadine, lime and cranberry juice served on crushed ice, and is wickedly delicious. Available from 27th October – 5th November.

Where: Fifth Floor, Harrods, 87-135 Brompton Rd, London SW1X 7XL

Website: www.chaiwu.co.uk

bill's pancakes, halloween treats

Bill’s

Halloween is creeping around the corner and it’s all treats, no tricks, at Bill’s this spooky season. In celebration of the most terrifying time of the year, their buttermilk pancakes are receiving a spooky makeover. 

From Monday 23rd October to Friday November 3rd, feast on the devilishly delicious three stack of fluffy buttermilk pancakes with monstrous marshmallows, bewitching brownie chunks, wicked whipped cream and pancake syrup. A spooky sensation.

Where: Multiple Locations

Website: www.bills-website.co.uk

Swan London

For those wanting a Shakespearian kind of spook, head down to Swan London this Halloween to try their theatrical Macbeth cocktails and deadly afternoon tea inspired by the timeless tragedy.

Order the Lady Macbeth with Sipsmith sloe gin, martini rubino, campari and lemon; or the Double Bubble, with vodka, dubonnet, raspberry puree, egg white and lemon juice which bubbles up like a cauldron. And if you want something terrifyingly terrfic, the Fire Burn is served by setting fire to the cinnamon powder on top of a mix of black rum, apple juice, lemon juice, cinnamon syrup and bitters.

Where: 21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, London SE1 9DT

Website: www.swanlondon.co.uk

The Lane

The Theatre Royal Drury Lane is one of the world’s most haunted theatres, and their Halloween Tour is the ultimate spooky experience. 

You’ll start with their delicious pumpkin Halloween cocktail served in the Cecil Beaton Bar, before unearthing hidden tales, scandal, conspiracy and ghost stories in the heart of London’s Covent Garden.

Where: Catherine St, London WC2B 5JF

Website: www.thelane.co.uk

creams cafe halloween bakes

Creams Café

Trick or treat yourself to The Ghoulish Graveyard Waffle at Creams Café, available until 31st October. 

Dare to indulge in the haunting waffle, slathered with drizzles of blood-red strawberry and milk chocolate sauce, topped with dark chocolate ‘dirt’ and jelly worms. It’s finished off with a meringue and vanilla soft serve ‘ghost’ rising from the grave, and you’ll love it to death.

Where: Mulitple Locations

Website: www.creamscafe.com

Peggy Porschen

The cutest Halloween treats out there, Peggy Porschen is the pinkest haunted house in town this Halloween. 

Serving up frightfully delicious treats from their ‘Too Cute to Spook’ collection, including cupcakes, cookies and seasonal drinks, stop by the parlours in Belgravia and Chelsea for a perfectly pink start to your Halloween.

The pinkest haunted house in town.

Where: Multiple Locations

Website: www.peggyporschen.com

The SOAK

Spook yourself silly with Halloween cocktails at The SOAK, available from Friday 20th October to Wednesday 1st November. Mysterious cocktails include the Bloody Zombie, a hauntingly delicious mix of Havana 7-year-old and Goslings Black Seal Rum, crimson grenadine, zesty lemon juice, and refreshing apple; and Brain Hemorrhage, made up of Archers Peach Schnapps, Baileys, grenadine, and blue curacao.

There are more toxic tonics to tickle your fancy too, including the Death’s Door Martini, the Concrete Doll, and the Frankensour.

Where: Terminus Pl, London SW1W 0RP

Website: www.thesoak.co.uk

W London

Leicester Square hotel W London is throwing an Alice in Wonderland themed Halloween party on the 28th October, and following in its footsteps, they’re celebrating with an aptly named Creativitea cocktail made with tequila, lime juice, agave and a red wine float, served in a cup and saucer.

An Alice in Wonderland themed cocktail, served in a cup and saucer.

Where: 10 Wardour St, London W1D 6QF

Website: www.marriott.com

hummingbird bakery, halloween treats

The Hummingbird Bakery

This October, indulge in The Hummingbird Bakery’s sinister Halloween sweets and fantastically spooky designs.

From Frankenstein Chocolate Whoopie Pies and red velvet Gory Candle cake, to the Monster Eyes cake with mint cream buttercream, covered in peering eyes, they’re perfect for a Halloween celebration.

Where: Multiple Locations

Website: www.hummingbirdbakery.com

Sixes Cricket Club

From 16th October – 5th November, head down to Sixes Cricket Club where their Halloween bowler, Paxton, will be causing venue-wide mischief with some tricky bowling to test everyone in the nets.

Keep an eye out for some trick or treat themed food and drink specials too, with their “Trick or Treat Shotbat” and extra hot trick or treat chicken wings, where one wing will be covered in their secret extra hot sauce.

One wing will be covered in their secret extra-hot sauce.

WHERE: MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

WEBSITE: WWW.SIXESCRICKET.COM

Rake’s Café Bar

On Saturday 28th October, Rake’s Café Bar will be getting a thrilling makeover, celebrating Halloween in style with a Thriller-themed brunch.

To add to the fun, they’ll also be offering a special tequila-based Halloween cocktail, El Diablo, available from the 25th – 31st of October.

WHERE: 40 LIVERPOOL ST, LONDON EC2M 7QN

WEBSITE: WWW.HYATTRESTAURANTS.COM

Doughnut Time

London’s most indulgent doughnut shop will be seeing in the spooky season with a delish Halloween collection. 

From Ghost Malone, loaded with cherry pie filling, dipped in vanilla glaze and topped with sugar eyes; to Count Batula, dipped in blood-red vanilla glaze, drizzled with black glaze and topped with dark chocolate bats, you’re in for a fang-tastic time tasting them all.

Where: Multiple Locations

Website: www.doughnuttime.co.uk

Eataly

Located on the ground floor of Eataly, Gran Caffè is serving up desserts to die for this Halloween, like a grey and orange spooky macaron with yoghurt cream and fresh raspberry. 

They’ll also be serving a spooky twist on their popular tiramisu, with extra chocolate cookie crumbs and an RIP macaron on top.

Where: 135 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3YD

Website: www.eataly.co.uk

great fosters halloween cocktails

Great Fosters

Great Fosters has launched four new creepy cocktails in time for Halloween, and they’re just a quick train ride away to escape the city this All Hallow’s Eve.

Choose from the Purple Rain, made with vodka, lime, pomegranate and Blue Curacao; The Green Eye with orange and pineapple; the Lychee Blossom with lychee, lemon and apple; and the Melon Margarita.

Where: Stroude Rd, Egham TW20 9UR

Website: www.alexanderhotels.co.uk

Home House

To celebrate 25 years of revelry and debauchery, Home House will be kicking off its anniversary festivities with a highly anticipated annual Halloween extravaganza on Friday 27th October 2023.

As part of the celebrations, they’ll be serving up special Halloween cocktails and menus at the iconic bash.

WHERE: 20 PORTMAN SQUARE, LONDON W1H 6LW

WEBSITE: WWW.HOMEHOUSE.CO.UK


Want to receive more great articles like this every day? Join our daily email now