Tea parties, sharing shindigs and new brunch menus; here’s what’s on this weekend in the city
Words Helen Brown
New Brunch Menu at Herman ze German
London’s most-loved sausage house are now serving up a breakfast and brunch menu fit for a king. Head over this weekend for a mouthwatering selection of German inspired breakfast dishes. They’ll be served alongside a brand new extra punchy Bloody Mary.
For more information head to herman-ze-german.co.uk
Bookatable’s Feast on London Festival
We’re undeniably a nation of historical foodies. Bookatable are celebrating Britain’s food heritage with some of London’s oldest restaurants. A number of new but historical menus are available to demonstrate how dining has evolved. From Victorian banquets to gourmet Gatsby dishes, Feast on London offers it all. For one month, head to The Waldorf for a 1920’s Flapper Feast. Alternatively, try the Savoy Grill’s historical trendsetters. On offer is Scallop & Shrimp Bouillabaisse, followed by a dessert of Bombe Nero. Gillray’s Steak House are also getting in on the action with a selection of dishes fit for a king. They’re menu includes boiled pork with pickled onions and a main of minced veal cutlets.
Host a Dinner Party with Diageo’s Sharing Series
With the popularity of sharing food changing the way we eat, a plain old bottle of wine no longer cuts the mustard. Instead, grab your mates and opt for these novel and delicious group serves this weekend. Diageo have teamed with Alex Head, Founder of Social Pantry, and Carl Brown, Head of Drinks at Dishoom. They’ve created a collection of shareable food and cocktail pairings perfect for a weekend party. Our favourite is Gordon’s Bloody Mary with a sharing board laden with spring brunch bites. Alternatively try Tanqueray’s green Martini, matched with a smorgasbord of vegan dishes.
Street Dance Showcase in a Gin Distillery
Celebrate the sixth installment of the London Tonic Series this weekend. Beefeater are again hosting, this time bringing urban dance in from the streets. Enjoy a free hip-hop dance showcase at its iconic gin distillery. Free gin cocktails will be served throughout, making this an event not to be missed.
Breddos X Som Saa
After the success with Guerrilla Tacos, Breddos are hosting another exciting TacOver. This weekend, Breddos and Som Saa will be fusing their famous flavours for a one off Mexi-Thai Sunday BBQ. A collaborative one-day-only menu will feature an array of creative dishes. Try red curry short rib tacos with blackened pineapple nam prik. Devine. Alternatively, whole salt-crusted sea bass with habanero jaew. As for drinks, there’ll be Singha slushies, Mezcal Margaritas and Som Tam Chillibacks. NewComer Wines will also be on hand to pour the finest plonk.
Sunday 23rd April; 12pm-late, breddostacos.com
Books and Beer at Dulwich Books
Head to Dulwich Books for an evening of books and beer with Lisa McInerney and David Keenan. Lisa’s hard-hitting debut novel The Glorious Heresies won the Bailey’s Prize for women’s fiction. She’ll be in conversation with David Keenan. David is a music critic and author of the extraordinary This Is Memorial Device.
eventbrite.co.uk | dulwichbooks.co.uk
The Blues Kitchen Burger of the Month
This April, feast your eyes on an anarchic seasonal treat from The Blue’s Kitchen. Head over this weekend for their burger of the month: The Fatal Attraction. It consists of a crisp buttermilk rabbit patty on a base of rocket and kewpie mayo. This is topped with mac ‘n’ cheese sauce, onion chutney and bacon. Hop to it.
Celebrate National Drink Tea Day
We Brits love a good cuppa so it should come as no surprise that tomorrow is National Drink Tea Day. Celebrate at one of London’s many charming tea rooms and drink as much of the stuff as you possibly can.