This weekend it’s all about the bottomless brunches, booze, beers and burgers – love a bit of alliteration. It’s time to check out of the office and check into the weekend..
Oxford Circus (0.4 miles)
What: Sorrento Terrace
Why: Sartoria are bringing the Italian seaside to Mayfair this summer in the form of five bespoke Martini cocktails – how else? Their Sorrento terrace, in collaboration with Martini, will be decked out so you can forget you’re actually in London (some imagination required) and the menu will include the likes of Mayfair Gelato made from Drapo Rosso, Martini Ambrato, Tuve Bitter and orange sorbet and the Sartoria Sour made with Barcardi Rum, Tuve Bitter, Martini Rubino, lime and sugar syrup.
Friday 4th August – 30th Saturday September
Where: 20 Saville Row, London, W1S 3PR
What: Bottomless rosé brunch
Why: As part of D&D London’s 60 Days of Summer Campaign and Think Pink, Fish Market, will be hosting a bottomless rosé brunch – because is a weekend, even a weekend without a bottomless brunch? You know the answer to that one. They’ve teamed up with Vins de Provence to host a brunch with live acoustic music and plenty of wine. Dishes include smoked haddock kedgeree with a poached egg; Brioche Devon crab roll with gem lettuce, gherkins, lime aioli and spiced sweet potato fries and waffles with strawberries and Chantilly cream.
Saturday 12th and Saturday 26th August
Where: 16B New Street, Spitalfields, EC2M 4TR
London Craft Beer Festival
What: Beer, Food and DJs
Why: This weekend it’ the 5th London Craft Beer Festival and the main thing you need to know is that there is a lot of beer and we mean a lot. As well as breweries from around the world, the festival will of course, be championing London’s breweries including Hackney Brewery in Haggerston, CRATE in Hackney Wick and the youngest brewery at the festival, Affinity Brew Co. from Tottenham. Food will come from Gunpowder; Berber & Q and Radio Alice, whilst Hot Chips, Foals, Norman Jay MBE and Metronomy’s Olugbenga will all be taking to the decks.
Friday 4th – Sunday 6th August
Where: Shoreditch Electric Light Station, Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, N1 6HD
What: Making the World a Burger Place
Why: With residencies now at The O Bar, Freedom, Archer Street, Bite Me Burger Co is also hosting a pop-up of mini burgers at Cha Chaan Teng. Hosted by Chef, Adam Rawson, he’ll be serving up mini sliders including the Duck Me, with duck, truffle mayo, smoked hoisin and Swiss cheese, the Pluck Me with buttermilk fried chicken, yuzu mayo and pickles as well as hot dogs, fries and peanut butter and Oreo milkshakes.
Where: Cha Chaan Teng, 38 Kingsway, Holborn WC2B 6EY
What: Bottomless Brunch at the Beach
Why: Neverland, London’s Thameside beach, hosts a bottomless brunch every Sunday – it’s a good cure for your Sunday blues. As well as bottomless Prosecco, cider and Neverland cocktails, tickets include food from the likes of Le Bao, Slice and Le Rac Shack and to keep you entertained there are DJs, performances, photo booths and party props; we can guarantee you’ll have fun, we can’t guarantee the sun will shine – but what can you do?
Sunday 6th August and every Sunday throughout August
Where: Neverland London, Wandsworth Bridge Road, SW6 2TY
Lucky & Joy
What: Chinese Pop-Up
Why: Want to branch out from your usual Chinese order? Then head to Lucky & Joy, where Ellen Parr (co-founder of The Art of Dining) and Pete Kelly will be serving up a menu that maps the breath of regional Chinese cooking. Following successful stints in Tottenham and Hackney’s Institute of Light, the duo will now be on Cambridge Heath Road until the end of September. Dishes will include Xinjiang cumin lamb ribs hailing from the provence North- West Muslim China, as well as the numbing heat of Sichaun cooking with a Bang Bang chicken salad. In the adjoining arch, you’ll find The New Leaf, a bar from the team at The Art of Drinking and inspired by the drinking dens that line Beijing’s hutong alleyways.
Friday 4th August onwards
Where: 298-299 Railway Arches, Cambridge Heath Road, E2 9HA
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