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What to do This Weekend: 11th – 13th August

Thursday 10th August 2017

Whilst the summer might be over, the weekend is just about to begin. Escape the rain with Champagne pairing, vodka brunches, parties on a Sunday and live music – just because it’s grey doesn’t mean we have to start hibernating yet.


What: Bottomless Dinners

Why: Missed out on bottomless brunch? Not to worry, Bloomsbury’s Parisian restaurant, Bon Vivant, is hosting bottomless dinners. Order the likes of bavette steak with truffle creamed spinach, confit garlic shallots and red wine jus and Earl Grey crème brûlée and then make the most of your weekend and brave a potential Monday hangover, with 90 minutes of bottomless wine.
Sunday 13th August and then every Sunday -Tuesday throughout August

Where: 75-77 Marchmont Street, Bloomsbury, WC1N 1AP

Website: bonvivantrestaurant.co.uk


What: GREY GOOSE Brunch

Why: Saturday sees the launch of GREY GOOSE’s Le Grand Fizz Brunch Club – a unique dining and cocktail experience (not just any ordinary brunch) that is completely personalised to your own taste profile. Taking place at Carousel in Marylebone, foodie Anna Barnett will be joined by Head of Bars at The Ned, Dan Berger, to take guests on a journey of exploration inspired by the five key taste profiles: sweet, sour, salty, umami and bitter. As well as brunch canapes, you can personalise your own dish with the ingredients behind each dish carefully crafted to be paired with GREY GOOSE’S, summer serve, Le Grand Fizz.
Saturday 12th August 

Where: Carousel, 71 Blandford Street, Marylebone, W1U 8AB

Website: Get Tickets Here


What: Champagne and Scent Pairing Experience

Why: London’s favourite terrace, Dalloway Terrace, has recently launched a Champagne and scent pairing experience with Perrier-Jouët and fragrance specialist, Nourish London. Each flute of Champagne is adorned with a bespoke scented ribbon that compliments the unique flavour profiles found within each cuvée. Bringing together our sense of taste and smell, the experience makes for a very decadent Saturday afternoon.
Available until 20th August 

Where: 16-22 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3NN

Website: dallowayterrace.com


What: Celebrating All Things French

Why: This is the last weekend to make the most of Covent Jardin – a celebration of all things French at Covent Garden. You can get the Parisian look at Bobbi Brown with their new Paris palette, brush up on your French with complimentary one to one conversational French lessons at Aubaine, drink cocktails at Frenchies and explore Atelier Cologne’s first perfume collection, Joie De Vivre.
Until Sunday 13th August 

Where: Various, Covent Garden

Website: www.coventgarden.london


What: Live Music

Why: Every Friday night, Aster get the weekend going with live music and this week it’s the turn of Tony Perry to take to the decks. Head there after work, order in the cocktails and forget about work for the next 48 hours.
Friday 11th August 

Where: 150 Victoria Street, London SW1E 5LB

Website: www.aster-restaurant.com


What: Basement Bar

Why: Looking for somewhere for cocktails? Let us introduce you to Downstairs at Machiya the basement bar at Machiya (it’s in the name). Specialising in quirky, fun cocktails you’ll find the likes of the Jigglypuff made from Portobello Gin, Campari, lemon and vermouth foam and the Smokey Negroni, a mix of Lagavulin 16, Johnnie Walker Black, Umeshu, Antica Formula and Campari. Add in Japanese whiskies and sake, pop-katsu skewers and wagyu sliders and you’ve got your Friday night sorted.

Where: 5 Panton Street, Piccadilly, SW1Y 4DL

Website: www.machi-ya.co.uk


What: Rosé and Oyster Party

Why: This weekend, 8 Hoxton Square, is hosting their second annual rosé and oyster party. Prise yourself away from the sofa or out of the pub and head over there on Sunday afternoon for the finest rosés, plates of Flying Fish oysters, grilled prawns and salads.
Sunday 13th August 

Where: 8 Hoxton Square, Hoxton, N1 6NU

Website: Get Tickets Here


What: Global Music

Why: This weekend The River Stage Festival is welcoming WOMAD (World of Music, Arts and Dance) Festival to the stage for a weekend of global music.  Starting on Friday night, Cardiff based band, Afro Cluster will be taking to the stage ahead of a weekend of beatboxing and dance workshops, performances from the likes of Gypsy Hill and AKA George, pizzas and cocktails from the Apothecary bar.
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th August and then each weekend until 28th August

Where: River Stage Festival, Upper Ground, South Bank, SE1 9PX

Website: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk

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