Your Weekend Agenda | 28th-30th July
Eighty Six List x Borough Market Supperclubs
Remember how great Borough Plates was? Ever wish someone would step up again and gather a heap of talented rising chefs to make the most of Borough Market’s produce in that scenic, airy dining room overlooking the cathedral? Well thankfully Eighty Six List have done just that, curating a series of supperclubs from up and coming chefs that are yet (or about) to open their own permanent spots. This final weekend showcases the fare from moveable modern British restaurant, Xiringuito.
Details: 27th-29th July | 1 Cathedral Street SE1 9DE | From £35
The Grand Cork Experiment
Behold the latest Bompas & Parr pop up, where they’re hoping to conduct a neuroenological tasting, which essentially involves you drinking wine, while they attach high-end brain activity monitors to your head. It’s all designed to see how your neural impulses respond to sensory ‘wine-drinking rituals’, like popping a cork…
Sounds like a brainwave.
Details: 28th & 29th July | 15 Bateman Street, London, W1D 3AQ | Free
French houses are always pretty great.
In fact, they’re a maison.
And this one doesn’t disappoint, as it’s a pop up, flower-laden bar devoted to the French elderflower liqueur, St-Germain. You’ll be able to sip on their signature serve as jazz bands play under cascading suspended bouquets, before making your way upstairs to the hidden speakeasy to learn how to mix up your own.
Details: 27th-29th July | 2 Soho Square, W1D 3PX | Free Entry, one cocktail included
Garden Variety Bar
Despite the name, this isn’t your common or garden bar. Because it’s set in the unbelievably picturesque and secluded surroundings of the 18th century gardens at Hoxton’s Geffrye Museum, which they’ve souped up with retro deckchairs, an accomplished team of barkeeps from Background Bars and food from neighbouring restaurant Beagle, who’ll be sizzling up some grub on the barbecue.
Details: 27th & 28th July | Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland Road, E2 8EA | £3 entry
Jamaican food tonight?
Well don’t, because they’re making it all for you at this culmination of a month-long rum festival at The Jam Tree. Expect a menu of Caribbean-inspired dishes like ackee and salt cod cakes, and Jamaican 24-hour braised beef pepper pot with candied yams, alongside bottomless bowls of rum punch.
Details: 26th & 28th July | The Jam Tree, 13-19 Old Town, SW4 0JT | £35
Ceviche’s Peruvian Independence Day Party
They’re kind of an oxymoron.
But that doesn’t make them any less fun, as Ceviche Old Street are out to prove. In honour of Peruvian independence day, they’re serving up classic dishes and twists on the pisco sour (including one with a peanut-infused pisco and cacao liqueur), alongside live Afro-Peruvian and Andean music and a DJ set from none other than founder and chef, Martin Morales.
Details: 28th July, 5pm-late | 2 Baldwin Street, EC1V 9NU | Free entry but book ahead
Pop Up Hitchcock
Without a Shadow of a Doubt, this is going to be an excellent pop up.
Based in Hitchcock’s former home of Leyton, there’ll be Hitchcock-themed talks and galleries, street food, craft beers and Hitchcock-tails to peruse, before sitting down to watch Vertigo in a cemetery, soundtracked by the bell tower of St. John’s Church.
Details: 26th – 28th July | St. John’s Church, E11 1HH | £16
Tony Conigliaro and Willy Wonka have a lot in common.
They’re both recipe-crafting geniuses, they both have mysterious production facilities, and they both make something you do not want your dog getting into.
And the coincidences don’t stop there. Because just as Willy opened the gates to his monumental fictional chocolate factory, so is Tony offering the chance for a few lucky souls to glimpse what goes on in his (very real) Drink Factory, where he researched the concoctions for his bars, 69 Colebrooke Row, Bar Termini and Untitled… READ MORE
Details: 29th July | 26 Regents Studios, 8 Andrews Road, E8 4QN | £50
Cocktails in the City
The perfect cocktail.
It’s a long shot.
However if you head along to the scenic Georgian gardens in Bedford Square, you’ll very likely find it… because Cocktails in the City is back for the fifth year in a row, once more bringing with it the most concentrated collection of London’s preeminent cocktail-making talent, alongside street food stalls, mezcal tasting tables and live music…READ MORE
Details: 28th & 29th July | Bedford Square, WC1B 3ES | £15
Cook for Syria’s Charity Bake Off
Eating a heap of cakes isn’t usually known for doing people good.
But it will do this weekend, when a star-studded list of bakeries and restaurants come together on Columbia Road for a bake-off in aid of Syrian charity, NextGEN London. Each trader (set to include Bread Ahead, Dominique Ansel, Smokestak and Pizza Pilgrims) will be showcasing a signature dish with a Syrian twist, plus there’ll be Bailey’s milkshakes to wash it all down.
Details: 29th July, 10-5pm | Columbia Road, E2 7RG | Free entry, cash only stalls
Corona SunSets Festival
400 tonnes of sand are being drafted in for this beach festival on Greenwich Peninsula with beach games, a street food market, silk screen workshops, a lot of Coronas, and two huge stages featuring live music from the Mambo Brothers and Felix Jaehn. According to the website, fanny packs are allowed, but totem poles are strictly prohibited, so pack wisely.
Details: 29th July, 2pm-late | Greenwich Peninsula, SE10 | £35
The only downside to the Lawndaze festival – taking place in a hidden 18th century manor house with a heated pool, wood-fired hot tub, and ‘Enchanted Forest’ nightclub with funk and house DJs, all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support – is that it only happens once a year.
The upside, however, is that that time is Saturday.
Details: 29th July, 1pm-3am | Secret Location | From £69
The Inside Scoop
If you don’t like scoops of ice cream…
…then the only thing you have to fear, is sphere itself.
That and the massive DOUBLE-DECKER ICE CREAM BUS that’s going to be touring London this weekend handing out totally free portions of the cold stuff.
It comes to us from Fuller’s Kitchen, and it’s called The Inside Scoop. And for the inside scoop on The Inside Scoop, READ MORE…
Details: 28th-30th July | Various Locations | Free
Eat Grub | NUDGE MEMBER EXPERIENCE AVAILABLE
You know what you generally hear when you suggest going to an insect-themed supper club?
But then, when you mention that these insects are cooked up by Seb Holmes, the chef/prodigy behind the critically worshipped Farang (and alum of other Thai dazzlers Smoking Goat & The Begging Bowl), you might begin to pique people’s interest…READ MORE
Details: 30th July and throughout summer | Farang, San Daniele, 72 Highbury Park, N5 2XE | From £33
While the choice of activities here might seem overwhelming at first, rest assured you’re going to have a good time.
It’s all swings and roundabouts.
See, there’s an adults-only playground popping up in London Fields this weekend, packed with scaled-up slides, see-saws and swings to help unleash your inner toddler. Just remember that pushing people ahead of you in the queue for the slides is still somewhat frowned upon.
Details: 29th-30th July | London Fields, E8 3EU | Free entry, donations to local play initiatives encouraged
Main image: Maison St-Germain (NYC edition)
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