The weekend is here! Before we go completely into Christmas mode there is still time for some other events beginning with c: Cuban cocktails, cheese and crab brunches. And it’s Thanksgiving today, so if you still haven’t made your plans then check out our ideas here:

Hanger & Cellar

The Ultimate Hanger-Over Cure

This could be the best hangover cure or hangover starter: bottomless brunch at  Fulham’s Hanger & Cellar. Served each Saturday, the brunch includes cured trout royale, rainbow chard Florentine and steak and eggs with potato rosti. You could go for coffee and juice, or you know you could go for belinis, mimosas or Bloody Marys all of which are free-flowing. Ideal.
Saturday 25th November and then every Saturday 

 

Where: 461 North End Road, Fulham, SW6 1NZ
Website: www.hangersteak.co.uk

Fish Market

Crabbieshack Brunch

Ready for something crabulous? Fish Market have collaborated with street food stall Crabbieshack to create a series of softshell crab inspired dishes which are being served as part of Saturday brunch. Dishes include a lobster grilled cheese toastie, the hero soft shell crab burger with old bay batter, pickled cucumbers and wasabi mayonnaise and the crab benedict. Sides are pretty impressive too: clam chowder with crispy bacon and crab fries topped with white crab meat, samphire and Crabbiesauce.
Saturday 23rd November and then every Saturday until 23rd December

Where: 16B New Street, Spitalfields, EC2M 4TR
Website: www.fishmarket-restaurant.co.uk

Christmas Shopping in Connaught Village

Christmas Shopping in Connaught Village

We all know Thursday is the new Friday – go out on a Thursday and you get paid to be hungover… Besides going out on a Thursday it’s also an excellent shopping day and today is the Christmas shopping evening in the Connaught Village. There’ll be in exclusive in-store discounts from the likes of Mud Australia and Viola, masterclasses at Abasto, cheese and wine pairings at Buchanans Cheesemonger, wine tastings at Connaught Cellars and carol singing.
Thursday 23rd November

Where: Connaught Village
Website: www.connaught-village.co.uk

Quaglino's

Q After Hours

Start the weekend with at Quaglino’s at their Q After Hours in association with Stoli voka with a mesmerising performance courtesy of The It Girls – a group of female performers, dancers, vocalists, DJs and musicians. At 1:30am DJ Scarlett Lapidus will take to the decks to keep the dancing going until 3am! Might as well make the most of your Friday night.
Friday 24th November 

Where: 16 Bury Street, London, SW1Y 6AJ, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Green Park (0.3 miles)
Website: www.quaglinos-restaurant.co.uk

Canopy Market

World Cheese Awards

PSA: The best cheeses ever are coming to Canopy Market for the World Cheese Awards. Cheeses include the award-winning Bath soft cheese, White Lake Cheese and Caws Cenarth and a host of melted cheese. If cheese isn’t your thing (you ok hun?) then the usual Canopy Market will also be running with suppliers including Eaten Alive (live vegetarian fermented food), Montadito (Spanish food) and the Indian Street Kitchen.
Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November

Where: West Handyside Canopy, Granary Square, King’s Cross, N1C 4BZ
Website: www.kingscross.co.uk

The Arch London

The real Winter Wonderland

Forget the nightmarish crowds and garish entertainment at Hyde Park’s Winter Wonderland, the REAL Winter Wonderland is at The Arch London. The five-star boutique hotel is offering packages over the festive period including staying in one of the stunning rooms and a festive afternoon tea. The tea includes savouries like smoked salmon, turkey and Cheddar finger sandwiches along with a selection of sweet treats including chocolate yule logs, Battenbergs and macaroons with eggnog cream.

While there, why not try out dinner at Hunter 486, the restaurant within The Arch London? A brilliant 3-course festive menu has been produced by Head Chef Gary Durrant, who will also be developing a special Christmas day lunch and dinner.
Available until 1st January

Where: 50 Great Cumberland Place, Marble Arch, London, W1H 7FD, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Marble Arch (0.3 miles)
Website: www.thearchlondon.com

Haché

Haché's Steak Flambé Burger

Down the Haché with this one; burger chain Haché have decided to celebrate Christmas the Flambé way, with a limited edition Christmas burger, the Steak Flambé. Including Hache’s signature steak patty, and served with smoky Morteau sausage, grape chutney and melted Camembert and all presented in a freshly-made brioche bun. To top it all off, the Flambé recreates the iconic British Christmas Pudding – it’s doused with Cognac and set alight at the table…
Available until January at all Haché restaurants

Where: 95-97 High Holborn, Midtown, WC1V 6LF
Website: www.hacheburgers.com

Wholefoods

Mochi Balls For Thanksgiving

To all our American readers, Happy Thanksgiving! Being this side of the ‘pond’ means that Thanksgiving is pretty much overlooked in the Christmas rush (depressingly we still have managed to import Black Friday…) but someone remembered at least, Little Moons have launched a limited edition pumpkin pie flavoured mochi balls. If you’ve not had mochi balls before it’s one of those rare occasions where you try something genuinely different, and the pumpkin pie balls are delicious and available in Whole Foods. Sorry to US expats that it’s not Turkey, but possibly second best?
Available today and throughout December

Where: The Barkers Building, 63-97 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 5SE
Website: www.wholefoodsmarket.com