Knives and forks at the ready because there’s a veritable feast of foodie happenings in the city at the moment. We’ve rounded up a few of the best; hope you’re hungry…
Words Helen Brown
BUBBLEDOGS AFTERNOON TEA
Fans of all things furry and four-legged will want to head over to Bubbledogs this month for their new doggy-themed menu. Modelled on their canine namesakes, the hound-themed hotdogs will include The German Shepard, The Mutt and more, with £1 from each going to Battersea Dogs & Cats Home.
BOTTOMLESS BEACH BRUNCH
London’s only Thameside beach venue has jumped on one of the city’s favourite weekend past-times, the bottomless brunch. Unlimited Prosecco, cider or Neverland Cocktails flow alongside food, photo booths, entertainment and DJs. Nestled in the heart of Fulham, Neverland London are hosting two sittings every Sunday at 12-2pm or 3-5pm where drinks will flow throughout.
Booking is essential as tickets are limited. Tickets cost £30 available here.
SUSHISAMBA INTO THE AMAZON
There’s exciting news for fans of Sushisamba as the iconic London eatery launches a new menu this summer. The menu uses ingredients sourced from the Peruvian Amazon and supports the restaurant’s partnership with Cool Earth. This UK-based charity is committed to halting the destruction of the rainforest, a cause close to the heart of Executive Chef Cláudio Cardoso. For a limited time guests can try Asháninka-influenced dishes from the Into The Amazon section on the menu. Tuck into Yuka with sesame, sweet potato and smoke emulsion or Corn Seviche made with white cusco corn, lime and red onion.
SKYLON’S NEW MENU
Head along to Skylon this weekend to try the new menu by recently appointed Executive Chef Kim Woodward. Kim is the first female Head Chef in the restaurant’s 126-year history and her food focuses on seasonal British produce. In addition to the new hands in the kitchen, the Skylon interiors have been refreshed to mark a new era for the iconic riverside restaurant.
THE ELEPHANT AT JOHN LEWIS
The John Lewis Gardening Society are bringing the fresh flavours of Devon to London as Michelin-starred The Elephant, launches on the roof of John Lewis Oxford Street. Running until the end of September, the residency offers casual fine dining and the exquisite flavours of the English coast.
MR BLACK ESPRESSO MARTINI FESTIVAL
First there was the gin festival; it went down a storm. Then rosé lovers had cause to celebrate. Now London’s best-loved cocktail is throwing a party. This weekend, courtesy of Mr Black, the capital is hosting the first festival expressly dedicated to the Espresso Martini. Grab a £10 festival pass and make your way around the city’s prestigious cocktail bars. On offer are endless Espresso Martinis and other Mr Black’s-based cocktails for a purse-friendly fiver.
THE ROOF GARDENS AFTERNOON TEA
Following a series of sell-out dates, The Roof Gardens is hosting one further Afternoon Tea this summer. This Saturday, enjoy one of Britain’s finer traditions whilst relaxing in the stunning garden setting. Indulge in an assortment of sandwiches, warm scones and delicious cakes accompanied by tea, coffee and bubbles.
£38 per person, including a welcome glass of fizz. Tickets can be purchased here.
GARDEN TO GLASS AT THE HAM YARD HOTEL
This summer, Ham Yard Hotel’s exclusive pop-up bar returns with Summer Sessions. The Garden to Glass concept by Mixologist Eoin Kenny kicks things off on the rooftop terrace this weekend with Ketel One Vodka and Tanqueray No. TEN. On offer is a brand new selection of innovative cocktails inspired by botanicals grown in the roof-top garden.
From 12-18 August, tickets are £15 and include a welcome drink and entry to Ham Yard’s Roof Terrace, firmdalehotels.com