What To Do This Weekend 06.04.22

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Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From new openings and supper clubs to a Goodwood racing festival, here’s what to get stuck into…
Photography DREW GIBSON

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WATCH AN EPIC RACE

Goodwood Members’ Meeting Festival

Goodwood Members’ Meeting takes place this weekend in West Sussex. This year’s event features F1 cars from the V10 era plus a collection of iconic Porsche 956s and 962s which will take to the track on Saturday evening. Guests can watch amateur and competitive races, and take part in family activities throughout the day like duck herding, axe throwing and tug of war. For casual dining, find burgers and pub classic at The Goodwood Bar & Grill, or enjoy fine dining at Farmer, Butcher, Chef. On Saturday evening there will also be a firework display, and if you can’t make it to the track, you can watch the action on ITV1 and ITV4 this weekend.

Kennel Hill, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0PX

Visit Goodwood.com

GET THE DRINKS IN

Swift Shoreditch Disco Drinks

On Friday 8th April, Swift Shoreditch is launching Disco Drinks – a new night featuring exclusive cocktails and performances by DJ Vivien Solak every Thursday and Friday night from 8pm to midnight. Cocktails cost just £9 each or three for £20. To celebrate the Easter Weekend, guests can also tuck into a brunch-inspired menu paired with Swift's cocktail selection. Dishes include hot mustard macarons with black pudding and egg yolk, and tomato and rhubarb tartare with St Germain sabayon. 

91-93 Great Eastern Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3HZ

Visit BarSwift.com

TAKE TO THE RIVER

GoBoat

GoBoat is opening early this year. This weekend, groups of up to eight can sail along the river on eco-friendly boats launching from three London sites: Paddington, Kingston and Canary Wharf. Groups can choose from one, two or three-hour cruises. The experience is both dog and child friendly, with life jackets and buoyancy aids, and no prior boating knowledge is necessary as staff will give you a full tutorial before you set sail. For a boozy cruise, head to Canary Wharf or Kingston with a picnic and a couple of bottles of rosé. Tickets cost £95 for one hour, £135 for two hours, and £175 for three hours. 

Various sites

Visit GoBoat.co.uk

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TRY SOMETHING NEW

Searcy’s x Honest Grapes Wine Tasting Evening At IOD

On Thursday 7th April at 6.30pm Honest Grapes and Searcy’s is hosting a wine tasting night at the Wellington Room in IoD. The night will celebrate wines from the Rhône valley, including the world-famous reds of Châteauneuf-du-Pape and white Viognier. Guests will taste around 30 bottles – from the likes of Vincent Paris, Roger Sabon, Bosquet de Papes, Lionel Faury and Vieux Telegraph – plus a selection of French cheese. Tickets cost £40pp.

IoD, 116 Pall Mall, St James’s, SW1Y 5ED

Visit HonestGrapes.co.uk

BOOK AHEAD

Rooftop Film Club

Tickets have just gone of sale for Rooftop Film Club’s spring/summer screenings. At Bussey Building in Peckham and Roof East in Stratford, the films begin on Friday 29th April. Alongside a roster of fresh-from-the-cinema releases such as Licorice Pizza, Belfast, The Batman and Death on the Nile, the club will also show classics like Jurassic Park, Forrest Gump and Amelie. Before the film, buy craft beers, snacks and food from Share A Slice Pizza, Naughty Burger or Turkish street food masters Piddaji. Tickets start from £16.95.

Bussey Building, 133 Copeland Road, Peckham, SE15 3SN; Roof East, 7 & 8 Stratford Multi Storey Car Park, Great Eastern Road, Stratford, E15 1BB

Visit RooftopFilmClub.com

TAKE YOUR MATES

Acme Fire Cult At 40FT Brewery, Dalston

Chefs Andrew Clarke (of Brunswick House fame) and Daniel Watkins have opened a restaurant at 40FT Brewery in Dalston. Acme Fire Cult serves a seasonal rotating menu of veggie BBQ dishes made with beer by-products – think marmite made from leftover beer yeast, hot sauce made with beer-soaked chillies and beer molasses to drizzle on desserts. The current menu includes grilled leeks with pistachio romesco; beetroot with a sweet and sour dill dressing, beetroot purée and pickled blueberries; and coal roasted celeriac with mushroom kelp. You can also choose from meat and fish flat breads topped with Dorset crab, bone marrow, smoked short ribs or beef fat crema. Choose from ten beers brewed on site (including monthly special editions to go with the menu) as well as classic cocktails and wine from an extensive list. 

Abbot Street Car Park, Dalston, E8 3DP

Visit AcmeFireCult.com

ENJOY A FEAST

The Ethical Butcher x The Duke of Cambridge

On Thursday 7th April at 7pm, The Ethical Butcher is taking over the kitchen at Islington pub The Duke of Cambridge for a one-off dinner. On the night, guests will hear how The Ethical Butcher chooses its sustainable produce from three farmers across the UK. Diners will tuck into a trio of beef tartare with sourdough toast; pot au feu (a French stew made with beef back ribs) served with wild garlic pesto, Alexander heart and scrumpets; and oven-baked madeleines with coffee and crème fraiche for dessert. Tickets cost £50pp.

30 St Peter's Street, Islington, N1 8JT 

Visit Billetto.co.uk

GO OUT OUT

Records Bars Jazz Series

Records Bars has launched a spring jazz series at its venues in Clapham, Battersea, Shoreditch and Monument. The series will take places on various days of the week over the next few months when guests can listen to some of London’s hottest jazz musicians – on Sundays, head to Northcote Records in Clapham for late-night jams. Order pizza and burgers from the bars and get a round of classic cocktails or craft beers for your mates.

Various sites

Visit RecordsBars.com

GET YOUR SWEAT ON

Circuit Society

KOBOX founder Shane Collins has opened a new gym in Camden. Circuit Society is based around the simple premise of splitting your workout 50-50 between cardio and strength training. There are six training stations which focus on a different part of the body, including arms, legs, core – think jogging, sprinting, kettlebell swinging and shoulder presses. Classes are led by industry experts and you can choose each one depending on your fitness level or music taste – we like the sound of the hip hop and R&B session. Membership starts from £20pcm.

86-88 Delancey Street, Camden, NW1 7SA

Visit CircuitSociety.Fit

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