If you’re anything like us, you live like a Queen (or King) once you’ve just been paid and then the next few weeks of the month you have to find your inner Martin Lewis and be more frugal. Sometimes though, you just need something to get you through Monday or something to celebrate the start of the weekend – so here are some of our favourite deals which will make you happy and your bank balance happy. Win/win.
Percy & Founders
Goodge Street (0.2 miles)
What: Monday Burger Club
Why: You’re still in weekend mode, but it’s Monday – your body is crying out for another lie in, but your alarm clock is ringing harshly in your ear like the cruel mistress that it is. Some say you shouldn’t eat your feelings and whilst we tend to agree, we also think that you should bring a little happiness to the Monday blues with Percy & Founder’s Burger Club. Head over to Fitzrovia after work or treat yourself to a proper lunch which isn’t al desko and order a burger and pint or glass of wine for just £15.
Where: Fitzroy Place, 1 Pearson Square, London, W1T 3BF
What: Monday Wine Club
Why: Dining out is great but a couple of bottles of wine later and your bill can easily double. Hawksmoor’s Monday Wine Club leaves a much better taste in your mouth with the option to bring your own bottle of wine for just a £5 corkage fee – one of the best deals in London and the price of the cheapest single glass on the menu. The best bit? You can bring as many bottles as you (reasonably) like and the corkage is the same whatever the bottle, so choose wisely. How about a nice Pinot Noir with your fillet steak or Shiraz with your rib-eye. Available all day Monday at all four restaurants.
What: Unlimited Prosecco and Pizza on Tuesdays
Why: Forget Wednesday, if there was a middle child of the week it would be Tuesday. Think about it, Monday = start of the week, Wednesday = hump day, Thursday = unofficial start of the weekend, Friday = official start of the weekend and then Saturday and Sunday of course = the weekend. So what about poor old Tuesday? Well Tuesday is unlimited pizza and Prosecco day. A beautiful combination at an equally beautiful price £22 – yep that’s right, for £22 on Tuesday evenings you can drink and eat as much Prosecco and pizza as you can at Sway Bar in Holborn. Bound to cheer any Tuesday up.
Where: 61-65 Great Queen Street, Holborn, WC2B 5BZ
What: No-Corkage Tuesdays
Why: What’s better than BYOB? Answer: no corkage fee. That’s exactly what you get at Foxlow on Tuesdays, across all four sites (Balham, Chiswick, Clerkenwell and Stoke Newington). With their carefully sourced ingredients proudly declared – Ginger Pig steaks, Kupros Dairy sheep’s milk and sourdough from Bermondsey’s Little Bread Peddler – you can say you know exactly where your bottle of red is from too. The offie on the corner.
Sloane Square (0.8 miles)
What: Wednesdays at Rabbit
Why: If you work near the Kings Road then listen up: wild and foraged restaurant, Rabbit, have a set lunch menu that is an absolute steal. Head there any day between Tuesday and Friday for a three course lunch for just £13.50. The menu changes daily depending on what is in season and what the team think people you would fancy eating. And with the price that good, you can definitely justify it regularly. So long Pret, hello Rabbit.
Where: 172 Kings Road, Chelsea, SW3 4UP
Villandry Great Portland Street
Great Portland Street (0.3 miles)
What: Lobster Thursdays
Why: It’s Thursday which means that you just have one more day to get through and that is definitely worth celebrating. How better to celebrate than with lobster and Prosecco? It has Thursday written all over it. Good thing then that over at Villandry you can get a lobster dish and a glass of Prosecco for £22.50! Choose between whole lobster, green salad and French fries, whole lobster linguine or whole lobster warm salad. And it’s available at both Villandry, St James and Great Portland Street – hurrah!
Where: Villandry, Great Portland Street, London
Dirty Martini Clapham
Clapham High Street (0.2 miles)
What: Thursday Happy Hour
Why: Thursdays always feel like Fridays anyway so embrace the early start to the weekend with half price martinis and bottles of wine, £6 summer cocktails, £10 off bottles of Prosecco and Champagne and £2.95 Corona and Asahi at Dirty Martini. A DJ will be providing the soundtrack so they have your Thursday night covered. The Happy Hour drinks deals go on till 10pm (we’re not complaining about the maths) and goes on in every Dirty Martini venue.
Where: 67 Clapham High Street, London SW4 7TG
Rotunda Bar and Restaurant
London St Pancras (0.3 miles)
What: 2 hours of bottomless brunching
Why: We all love a bottomless brunch, even more so when it is two whole hours of free-flowing Prosecco. Rotunda’s generous offering is available on Saturday and Sunday from 11am right through till 4pm and for just £20 you can enjoy brunch-time classics including eggs benedict, Rotunda’s ‘kick-starter’ full English or buttermilk pancakes with summer berries and Greek yoghurt.
Where: Kings Place, 90 York Way, Kings Cross, London N1 9AG