What To Do This Weekend 10.05.23
ENJOY A TASTE OF CORNWALL
Rick Stein Tasting Experience at Kitchen Table
Kitchen Table is the one-table restaurant where ex-Bubbledogs kingpin James Knappett and his team have won two Michelin stars for their intimate 12-course dinners. From today until Saturday 13th May, Knappett is hosting four nights dedicated to Rick Stein and his classic recipes from The Seafood Restaurant. Knappett trained under Stein in Padstow and he’s paying homage with a 16-course tasting menu (£300pp) showcasing the season’s best British fish and shellfish – details are under wraps until diners take their seats. You can also add on paired wines, champagnes or soft drinks.
70 Charlotte Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 4QQ
UPDATE YOUR WALLS
Affordable Art Fair
Affordable Art Fair is taking over Hampstead until Sunday 14th May. At a host of galleries, visitors can browse thousands of contemporary artworks by renowned and emerging artists from leading UK and international galleries, all of which cost between £50 and £7,500. Big-name artists on display include Damien Hirst, Quentin Blake and Felicity Gill, while prison-reform charity Koestler Arts will showcase works from artists in the criminal justice system. There’s also a coronation-themed exhibition inspired by King Charles III and, for the first time, an art consultancy service to guide collectors and investors. Visitors can enjoy art after dark with music and drinks at the Thursday or Friday late view. Tickets start from £11pp.
TRY A COOL BRUNCH
Sunny Side Café By Veuve Clicquot
Veuve Clicquot’s Sunny Side Café returns to London this weekend. Until Tuesday 6th June, diners can choose from classic breakfast and brunch options inspired by an East End greasy spoon – with a champagne twist, of course. This year’s menu includes eggs and Marmite soldiers; green shakshuka with callaloo, saltfish, chilli and toasted coco bread; plantain waffles with mango and chilli; and braised short rib burgers with turmeric mayo, all created by celebrity chef Andi Oliver. There’s a Veuve Clicquot exhibition in the same space, documenting the brand’s 250-year history.
Solaire Culture, 55 Regent Street, West End, W1B 4EE
MEET THE BOYS
San Miguel Bar at Somerset House
Somerset House has reopened its outdoor terrace in collaboration with San Miguel. All day until late, visitors can enjoy beers, sundowner spritz cocktails and tapas plates – look out for sharing boards with iberico chorizo, cecina smoked beef, manchego cheese, pan con tomate and stone-baked flatbreads. On the last Friday of each month, there are sundowner sets from ‘The Sax Man’ Ben Barnett. If you’re feeling adventurous, the San Miguel Sundown Spritz is a refreshing mix of tequila, pomegranate juice, lime, grenadine, agave syrup and San Miguel Especial.
Strand, West End, WC2R 1LA
FOR A CULTURE FIX
Photo London at Somerset House
International art fair Photo London kicks off at Somerset House tomorrow, running until Sunday 14th May. Visitors can see a mix of vintage and modern photography from over 100 artists from around the world. This year’s theme is ‘internationalism’, with works loaned from galleries in China, Japan, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, Norway, Finland and beyond There’s also a display on British photography, and ‘Voices from Iran’ which includes photos of the 1979 revolution and the current protests. Tickets start from £22.
Strand, West End, WC2R 1LA
GET DATE NIGHT RIGHT
Septime x Frenchie
Michelin-starred Paris restaurant Septime is taking over the kitchen at Covent Garden’s Frenchie on Thursday 11th May. Guests can tuck into a surprise five-course menu prepared by Septime’s founders Bertrand Grébaut and Théophile Pourriat, and Frenchie owner Greg Marchand. Tickets cost £125pp and include a welcome vermouth cocktail. Comprising favourites from both restaurants’ wine lists, wine pairings can be added on for £95. Bookings can be made for 6.30pm, 7.30pm or 8.30pm.
16 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8QH
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