What To Do This Weekend 01.12.21

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Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From the latest chef residencies to the cool jazz bar you need to know about, here’s what to get stuck into…

GET THE DRINKS IN: Bloomsbury Club Bar

The Bloomsbury Club has reopened its doors with a slick new look. On the ground floor of The Bloomsbury hotel, guests can relax on plush leather armchairs and order drinks from the dimly-lit bar – some classic cocktails have been given a twist by the resident mixologist. Drinks can be accompanied by bar snacks like fries with truffle aioli, crab and avocado brioche rolls, and seared tuna with pickled ginger. Outside, there’s a winter terrace decorated with garlands and Christmas lights.

6-22 Great Russell Street, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3NN

Visit TheBloomsburyClub.com

SETTLE IN WITH A FILM: The Power Of Dog

The Power Of The Dog has arrived on Netflix. This spaghetti western with an all-star cast has already been tipped to win big at awards season. Set in 1920s rural Montana, charismatic rancher Phil Burbank (Benedict Cumberbatch) inspires fear and awe in those around him, not least his sensible younger brother George (Jesse Plemons). When George brings home his new wife Rose (Kirsten Dunst) and her teenage son, Phil torments them until he finds himself exposed to the possibility of love.

Available to watch now

Visit Netflix.com

GET DATE NIGHT RIGHT: The Green Room

The Green Room is a new jazz bar and speakeasy in Covent Garden to have on your radar. In the basement of Middle Eight hotel, it puts on two shows every Thursday to Saturday. This week, great saxophonist Leo Green will perform twice each night (8pm and 10pm), followed by a DJ until 2am. Get comfortable on the leather sofas for a cool date night.

Middle Eight, 66 Great Queen Street, Covent Garden, WC2B 5BX

Visit MiddleEight.com

SUPPORT A GOOD CAUSE: Key4life Emergency Appeal

More than two-thirds of UK prisoners reoffend within a year of being released, but UK charity Key4Life is working to reduce that number with its unique rehabilitation programme. Here at SLMan, it’s a charity we really believe in, but one which needs continuous support through mentorships, donations, work experience or even job opportunities for the young men on their programmes. Like most charities, the pandemic has put the charity under strain, which is why Key4Life has created an emergency appeal. To get involved, join the sponsored mile walk on Sunday 5th December at 9.30am from HMP Wormwood Scrubs to HMP Brixton, or set up your own fundraising activity. You can also make a donation at the below link.

Visit Key4Life.com

MEET YOUR MATES: Fondue Thursdays At The Cheese Bar

Tomorrow night, The Cheese Bar in Camden launches Fondue Thursdays. The restaurant has teamed up with some of our favourite brands for a series of month-long collaborations – Bone Daddies is first up. During December, diners can get stuck into ‘Cornish Gouda & Yuzu Fondue’ (from £23pp) served alongside Bone Daddies’ signature fried chicken, ‘Kimchi Tare’ (a punchy dipping sauce), sourdough bread, fried potatoes, and Japanese pickles. Burritos Machete will take over in January, followed by From The Ashes in February.

Unit 93-94, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, NW1 8AH

Visit ExploreTock.com

TUNE INTO SOMETHING NEW: Hooked

Apple TV’s new podcast explores the true story of Tony Hathaway, whose addiction to legally prescribed opioids led him to spiral from a top job to becoming one of the most prolific bank robbers in American history. He robbed 30 banks in a single year, all within a 30-mile radius of his suburban home. But before he was a masterful bank robber, fooling police departments and the FBI, he was a design engineer at Boeing. Based on three years of conversations between Hathaway and journalist Josh Dean, Hooked is a fascinating true-crime story.

Episodes are released every Wednesday

Visit Podcasts.apple.com

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FEAST ON THIS: Patty & Bun Christmas Special

Patty & Bun launches its Christmas burger today. The ‘Cheesus Was Born’ burger (£12) contains an aged HG Walter beef patty, a generous helping of beef brisket, bone marrow butter, pickles and aioli, topped with topped with Ogleshield and edam cheese. Available at all Patty & Bun sites until Christmas, diners can order the burger with chips and a Patty Pils for £20.

Available until Friday 24th December; various sites

Visit PattyAndBun.co.uk

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