If you’ve had enough of Dry January or you’ve recovered enough from Christmas to get back to partying, then we’ve found five ways for you to retox this month, from bottomless brunches to cocktails hidden in teapots.
The Perception at W London
What: The Retox/Detox Brunch
Why: If you’re ready to retox, but your friends are still on the detox then head to The Perception at W London, where you can indulge in two hours of unlimited bubbles and food. If you’re ready to retox then choose mini pancakes with caramelized banana and maple syrup; get involved with the cheese station and definitely spend time at the dessert bar with chocolate ganache tarts, Oreo cheesecakes and tiramisu. You’re detoxing pals meanwhile can fuel up with pumpkin and barley salads, roasted vegetables and red quinoa and a salad of spinach, strawberry and poppy seeds.
Where: 10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, London, W1D 6QF
The Thomas Cubitt
What: Saint or Sinner?
Why: If you’re still feeling a little blue in January then here is some news to cheer you up. If you want to indulge then you can with a burger, chips and draft beer or if you want to nourish your body with a duck salad and fresh juice, then you can also do that, both for just £15 each. Now you have to choose whether to be a saint or sinner and whether you’re actually sinning by having a burger (clue: you’re not).
Available throughout January at The Alfred Tennyson, The Coach Makers Arms, The Orange, The Grazing Goat and The Thomas Cubitt
Where: 44 Elizabeth Street, Belgravia, London, SW1W 9PA
What: Say Goodbye to January
Why: To say goodbye to January, STK London, will be hosting a wild retox brunch. We’re talking DJs, plenty of Prosecco and performances from burlesque queen Miss Polly Rae. To eat you’ll find American style pancakes, steak duck egg and chips and if you’re into eggs then there the is the eggy platter: duck scotch egg, truffled scrambled egg, eggs Benedict and baguette soldiers. And for the first time, STK London will be offering bottomless Prosecco, because that’s the sort of farewell they want to give to January.
Sunday 28th January
Where: ME London, 336-337 The Strand, London WC2R 1HA
Heliot Steak House
What: Covert Cocktails
Why: Just as the speakeasies went against the rules in during the prohibition, Heliot Steak House is going against the Dry January rules, with their new covert cocktail menu. Served in vintage tea pots the warming cocktails include hot buttered rum and a Riesling hot toddy, pair them with a chocolate and orange ganache, a baked Alaska or a gin tarte.
Where: Heliot Steak House, Cranbourn Street, London
The London Edition
What: Not So Dry January
Why: For those in the not so dry January, then head to the Punch Room at The London EDITION where they have just launched The Perfect Mix Series. They’ve teamed up with some of their favourite drinkers whose drink of choice and accompanying playlist will be highlighted on the menu. At the moment you’ll find the choice of Dylan Jones’ Editor-in-chief of GQ, a Negroni, to sip whilst listening to the likes of Spanish virtuoso Vicente Amigo.
Where: 10 Berners Street, London W1T 3NP