The sun’s out and the weekend is nigh. Here’s some ideas for things you might like to be doing come 6pm tomorrow. We don’t know about you, but it can’t come soon enough…
Love Sucks Brunch
Cupid rhymes with stupid and love sucks…is what you might say after Valentine’s Day (obviously some of you will be smitten this morning) and if it is, then put yesterday behind you and head to the Love Sucks brunch at STK London. There’ll be bottomless American style pancakes, steak, duck egg and chips and waffle and southern fried chicken with maple syrup and BBQ mayo, so you can eat your feelings. Drown your sorrows or raise a toast to the single life with cocktails and then dance the afternoon away as you watch performances from Miss Polly Rae. Hating love doesn’t seem too bad.
Sunday 18th February
Where: ME London, 336-337 The Strand, London WC2R 1HA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Temple (0.3 miles)
Darkest Hour Cocktail
If you haven’t been to see Darkest Hour yet, then you need to. It’s excellent. Then afterwards you need to head to The Churchill Bar at the Hyatt Regency London – The Churchill for drinks. In particular you need to try the Darkest Hour cocktail, it’s a twist on the Manhattan which rumour has it, was linked to Churchill’s family. The drink is finished off with two drops of the bar’s bespoke Churchill War Room bitters, for an extra touch.
Where: 30 Portman Square, London, W1H 7BH, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Marble Arch (0.2 miles)
Bruschetta and Cocktails
This month when you buy a Bird of Smithfield’s Tommy’s Margarita you’ll get a slice of margarita bruschetta to go with it. Ideal. Buy one this Friday and then head there next week to celebrate National Margarita Day on the 22nd February. Their drink of the month is the Sloe Gin Spritz which you can get all month for just £5.
Available Throughout February
Where: Bird of Smithfield, 26 Smithfield Street, London EC1A 9LB, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Farringdon (London) (0.2 miles)
Bottomless Red... What's Not To Like?
Two of the best words in the world, ‘bottomless red’, are marching toward Percy & Founders. The restaurant will be running a splendid Sunday roast menu and accompanying it with as much red as you can manage. Or white, if you’re not a red person.
Sunday 17th February
Where: Fitzroy Place, 1 Pearson Square, London, W1W 7EY
Nearest station: Goodge Street (0.2 miles)
Brunch On A Pizza
Brunch, that most wonderful of meals where all the unhealthy food groups are represented. Eggs, bacon, salmon, you name it. Then put it on a pizza. That’s exactly what’s going down at Radici this weekend.
Launches Saturday 17th February and available Saturdays and Sundays
Where: 30 Almeida Street, London, N1 1AD, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Essex Road (0.3 miles)
Beer Me: Bottomless Beer at Lanes of London
Bottomless beer comes to Lanes of London on Park Lane this weekend. And if that wasn’t enough, roast dinner to-boot. Available every Sunday starting this weekend Lanes of London will be serving a classic roast of sirloin of beef or baby poussin, with all the trimmings. The gravy comes in lashings, as does the beer or Cava.
Sunday 17th February and every Sunday
Where: 140 Park Lane, W1K 7AA
We Don't Just Live For The Weekend
One for after the weekend. Old Spitalfields Market has launches a new cultural initiative, The Silk Series. Curated by ethical fashion designer Mei-Hui the event will feature 28 stalls of fashion, art and lifestyle celebrating East London’s Ten Ten, a creative organisation founded by Nuno Mendes and Stephen Machintocsh.
Monday 19th February
Where: 16 Horner Square, Spitalfields, E1 6EW