The weekend is almost upon us and whilst the weather might be more autumn than summer right now we aren’t going to let that deter us from heading out to brunch, going to day time G & T parties and watching ballet. So now you just have to decide what you’re going to do…
What: Celebrating Eid Milan
Why: Whilst Ramadan might have finished, Dishoom are celebrating Eid Milan a week later with another legendary outdoor party. Bringing Londoner’s together through food, Dishoom will be cooking up a giant biryani and serving up popular drinks including Limca and Chai. There’ll also be live music, henna, calligraphy, face painting and food from other traders.
Saturday 1st July 12pm – 3pm
Where: Lewis Cubitt Square, King’s Cross
Irish Gin & Tonic Fest
What: Irish & T fuelled All Day Party
Why: Think gin and you probably think of England, think Ireland and you’d probably think of Guinness or whiskey, but did you know drink fans that Ireland is making some of the best craft gin around at the moment and to let us all try it the Irish Gin and Tonic Festival are hosting its closing party in London. The gins you’ll be able to try are Boatyard Gin from Ulster; Bonac 24 from Leinster; Drumshanbo Gunpowder Gin from Connaught and Dingle Gin from Munster. Food comes from Irish TV chef Simon Lamont and Hackney based Irish DJ Chewy will be on the decks. Good food, good gin and music, what more could you want from your Saturday?
Saturday 1st July
Where: The 40 Foot Brewery, Bootyard Street, Dalston
Website: Get Tickets Here
The London Cabaret Club
Holborn (0.2 miles)
What: London Cabaret Club x Central School of Ballet
Why: This Sunday, The London Cabaret Club is collaborating with Central School of Ballet’s ‘Ballet Central’, for an exclusive matinee performance. Taking place in the opulent 1920s Art-Deco club, it’ll be a chance to see young ballet stars perform a new version of the ballroom scene from Romeo & Juliet. Not just a performance, you’ll also be eating afternoon tea and drinking Champagne throughout. It’s has quintessential Sunday written all over it.
Sunday 2nd July
Where: The London Cabaret Club The Bloomsbury Ballroom, Victoria House, Bloomsbury Square WC1B 4DA
What: Saturday Bottomless Brunch
Why: We may be three stories in but don’t you fret, the sweet, sweet sound of the brunch alarm has just gone off and this week it’s all about Martello Hall who have just launched their Saturday bottomless brunch. Dishes include meatballs with nduja tomato sauce, parmesan and rocket pesto pizza bread and toast with avocado, feta, chilli, roast tomatoes, lemon and nut dukkah. ‘What about bottomless drinks?’ you ask, well there’s the classic Mimosa, a fresh Martello Rum Punch and the infamous Italian Frizzante, which should get your Saturday off to a nice start.
Where: 137 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3RH
What: Tequila Brunch Party
Why: Don’t make any plans to do anything serious after one of Cartel’s brunch parties, you’ll either be sleeping it off or carrying on the party. The tequila and taco joint in Battersea are celebrating the weekend with two hours of frozen margaritas and Prosecco, lots of food and live music. You’re going to need to book ahead, to join in the party but it’ll be worth it. Thank goodness it’s on Saturday and not Sunday – no one wants to start the week feeling hungover.
Saturday 1st July and then 15th and 29th July and various dates in August and September.
Where: 517-519 Battersea Park Road, SW11 3BN
What: Canada Day
Why: This Saturday is Canada Day which is the perfect reason to spend the afternoon stuffing yourself silly with pizza and beer at West Coast pizza specialists Wedge Issue. You’ll need to book but then you’ll have three hours to do as much damage as you can, all whilst listening to the sounds of Canada’s favourite singers – we’re hoping for Bieber and Carly Rae Jepson…
Where: 91-95 Clerkenwell Road, EC1R 5BX
Website: Get Tickets Here
What: Monthly Tasting Menu
Why: Sometimes Sundays are sad, you realise the weekend is coming to an end… maybe you still haven’t done your chores and you’ll now have another week of unvacuumed carpets or maybe it’s been so brilliant you don’t want it to end. Cheer yourself up by heading to Tony Conigliaro’s new bar, Untitled, because the first Sunday of every month, which this Sunday just so happens to be, Head Chef Rob Roy cooks up a surprise tasting menu with each course being paired with a cocktail. Nice one.
Sunday 2nd July and then the first Sunday of each month. Booking advised.
Where: 538 Kingsland Road, Dalston, E8 4AH
Green Park (0.2 miles)
What: HIX Art Pop-up
Why: To celebrate Mayfair Art Weekend, Brown’s Hotel will be hosting an exclusive HIX Art pop-up and showing that food can be art too. HIX Art will feature a menu with dishes from the renowned Pharmacy 2 such as Morning market noodles; crispy-fried goose egg with black beans and scallions; Vietnamese prawn salad with cashew nuts and pomelo and Willies Peruvian gold chocolate mousse with honeycomb. Over at The Donovan bar they’ll be serving an exciting colour-changing cocktail – the Less is MAW!
Where: Albemarle Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 4BP