OK so it may not be a 3-day weekend (sigh) but that doesn’t stop a number of new brunches, a cheese festival, rum celebration and Cinco De Mayo festivities. Let’s just say this weekend you won’t be going hungry…

Discount Suit Company

Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

This Friday is Cinco de Mayo and to celebrate, Discount Suit Company are hosting a little Mexican Fiesta. There’ll be plenty of mezcal shots, fiery Mexican bites and their cocktail of the month the Luchador. Spanish for wrestler, it’s made from Quiquirirqui mezcal, Cocchi Rosa, Amaro Montenegro and grapefruit and lemon. On the decks you’ll find Latin Boogaloo specialist, Eli Silverman. Certainly one way to the start the weekend!
Friday 5th May

Where: 29A Wentworth Street, Spitalfields, E1 7TB
Website: www.discountsuitcompany.co.uk

Taste of Barbados

Three Days of Cooking and Rum

So, the forecast said that it was going to be sunny this weekend but right now we think they might have got that one wrong…but that’s OK because we can pretend we are in warmer climates at the Taste of Barbados. Taking place on South Molton Street, it’s three days of celebrating Bajan culture, cuisine, music, art and of course rum. There’ll be cookery demonstrations from top Barbadian chefs such as Michelin trained Jason Howard and Anthony Cumberbatch. There’ll be a rum masterclass with Mount Gay Rum ambassador, Miguel Smith, and mixology classes hosted by Global Rum ambassador, Ian Burrell. There’ll also be live music from the likes of Arturo Tappin & Band. Nikkita and Jazz and Calypsonians Red Plastic Bag.
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th May

Where: South Molton Street, W1K 5QE
Website: Get Tickets Here

South Place Hotel

South Place Hotel

Kickstart Your Weekend

Torn between a weekend workout and a long brunch? Combine the two at South Place Hotel as they are launching a new series of boutique HIIT workouts in the hotel’s Secret Garden, starting this Saturday. Lululemon fitness ambassadors will host the class, after which you can replenish with a cold pressed juice from PRESS London and spruce yourself up in the hotel’s luxury changing rooms before heading on to one of the restaurants for brunch. Guests also receive a goody bag, and all proceeds from tickets go to the Lady Garden charity.
Launches Saturday 6th May, every Saturday until 24th June thereafter

Where: 3 South Place, London, EC2M 2AF, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Moorgate (Great Northern) (0.2 miles)
Website: www.southplacehotel.com


No 32 The Old Town

New Spring Menus

If you were in South London last weekend chances are you headed to No 32 The Old Town for a bank holiday drink or two… This weekend things are going to be a little calmer and, to give you even more of a reason to visit, they’ve just launched brand new menus for Spring. Think coconut pancakes with caramelised banana, slow cooked short rib of beef and white chocolate creme brûlée. Oh, and it’s not completely dry – opt for the Rhubarb Julep or Smoked Charcoal Margarita and relive your carefree 3-day weekend.
Available now at No 32 The Old Town, No 1 Duke StreetNo 11 Pimlico Road and No 197 Chiswick Fire Station

Where: No 32 The Old Town, The Pavement, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Clapham Common (0.2 miles)
Website: www.no32theoldtown.co.uk

Bala Baya

Bottomless Israeli Brunch

The newest bottomless brunch on the block this weekend is courtesy of Southwark’s Bala Baya. Feasting is the order of the day here so prepare to share an unlimited selection of small plates, dips and grilled pitta followed by the likes of their trademark Yemeni pancake with slow cooked egg – it’s the fluffiest, crispiest pancake you’ll ever have. Save space for pud and you’ll get to enjoy the signature babka filled with sesame and pistachio cream. Add bottomless prosecco Gazozini cocktails and you’re good to go.
All weekend

Where: Arch 25, Old Union Yard Arches, 229 Union Street, Southwark, SE1 0LR
Website: www.balabaya.co.uk

Cheese Project

The London Cheese Project

Two-Day Cheese Festival

The London Cheese Project is a free 2-day festival at Camden Market, home to The Cheese Bar, aka London’s most popular cheese toastie destination. Guests can buy cheese directly from producers and taste various cheesy dishes for themselves – you’ll find everything from cheese toasties to fried Swiss cheese balls and we. can’t. wait.
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th May

Where: Camden Market, North Yard, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AH
Website: www.londoncheeseproject.com

Sexy Fish

Sexy Fish Launches Sexy Brunch

Sexy Fish are joining the brunch crew in the only way you’d expect – with the launch of Sexy Brunch. Throughout May and June, they are going to be hosting Sunday brunch parties, where they serve an Asian-focused brunch menu, pour Champagne and VIP DJs including Nick Grimshaw take to the decks. On the menu, you’ll find the likes of the Sexy Fish Benedict, served on a black charcoal muffin with tuna and avocado or lobster and truffle; tofu hash browns with smoked salmon and crème fraiche plus an imaginative Sexy tofu ‘BLT’. For pudding, there’ll be green tea waffles with Japanese black sugar syrup, blueberry and bacon. Wash it down with a Sexy Fish Bloody Mary.
Sunday 7th May and then Sundays throughout May and June

Where: Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, W1J 6BR
Website: www.sexyfish.com

The Perception at W London

Retox Brunch

Brunch, it can either be a healthy affair or it can be the most indulgent meal of the week, but what do you do if you can’t choose between the two? Then you go to the new brunch at W London. There’ll be serving unlimited food which you can both retox and detox on. There’ll be a smoothie bar, fresh fruits and brunch staples like smashed avocado and eggs benedict but then there’ll also be cocktails, bottomless Champagne if you fancy it and Oreo cheesecakes, matcha and toffee panna cottas and desert rose gateau. Add into that DJs and live music and you’ve got yourself a great Sunday brunch.
Sunday 7th May and then every Sunday 

Where: 10 Wardour Street, Leicester Square, London, W1D 6QF, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Piccadilly Circus (0.2 miles)
Website: www.theperceptionbar.com

stk london

STK London

Ibiza-Style Brunch Party

STK London know how to host a party. This Sunday they are teaming up with sister restaurant, STK Ibiza, to help celebrate the start of the summer season in the best way possible: Veuve Clicquot, a decadent brunch and Ibiza-standard DJ’s. VIP tables are available too, if you want to really get in the spirit of the white isle.
Sunday 7th May

Where: ME London, 336-337 The Strand, London WC2R 1HA, United Kingdom
Nearest station: Temple (0.3 miles)
Website: Get Tickets Here

The Hyde Bar

Book Ahead: Whisky Tasting

Being a connoisseur of any spirit is fairly high up on our bucket list, and while we like to think we know a fair bit about gin, the world of Scotch is a whole ‘nother ball game. The Hyde Bar are unlocking the secrets of Scotch by teaming up with Speyside distillery, Macallan, for a Scotch whiskey tasting masterclass that we hope will turn us all into pros. Learn about the history of the drink’s production after cocktails and canapés and, of course, get to try the stuff – Macallan Rare Cask, The Macallan Reflexion, Macallan M Decanter and Macallan Oscuro will all be on offer. Guests will also receive a very special personalised bottle of Macallan Rare Cask signed by Master Blender at the Macallan Distillery.
Friday 19th May – book tickets now

Where: The Hyde Bar, Westbourne Terrace, London, United Kingdom
Nearest station: London Paddington (0.1 miles)
Website: www.roseatehouselondon.com

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