What To Do This Weekend 19.05.21

What To Do This Weekend 19.05.21


Wondering what to do this weekend? SLMan has you covered. From a Hollywood autobiography to a Hackney street party, here’s what to get stuck into…

BOOK A TABLE: Blue Boar Pub

Just in time for indoor dining, the Blue Boar in Westminster village has been spruced. Alongside an extensive craft beer list, chef Sally Abé has created a menu that celebrates the best of British produce, starting with snacks like coronation chicken scotch eggs, devilled whitebait, and pork scratchings with Bramley apple sauce. Diners can also count on Cornish crab on sourdough, fallow deer burgers, beer-battered cod with thick-cut chips, and ribeye steak with grilled mushrooms.

45 Tothill Street, Westminster, SW1H 9LQ
Visit BlueBoarLondon.com


Top chef Phil Howard (Elystan Street) has launched a collection of at-home pasta kits. OTTO has a seasonal menu with eight rotating dishes to choose from: options currently include rigatoni with slow cooked oxtail, mushrooms, olive oil and red wine; pansotti with asparagus, nettles, ricotta and herbs; bucatini with a spring vegetable and almond bolognese; plus a range of snacks and store cupboard essentials like olives, pesto, burrata, focaccia and antipasti. Dishes start from just £8 and delivery is free to selected west and south-west London postcodes.

Visit OttoPasta.com

Otto Pasta
Otto Pasta


Blue Boar Pub
Blue Boar Pub


Ferry dropped on Netflix last week. The story starts in Amsterdam in 2006. Ferry Bouman works for drug lord Ralph Brink. When Ralph's son is injured in a brutal mugging, all leads point to a mobile camping community in Brabant and Ferry is sent out to find the perpetrators. Going back to Brabant after years away, Ferry faces a difficult reunion with his estranged family, a return to the camper life he had forsaken and a meeting with charming neighbour Danielle. It’s a trip that leads to unexpected outcomes and puts Ferry's loyalty to the test.
Visit Netflix.com

SEE SOME ‘LIVE’ MUSIC: Ronnie Scott’s

Ronnie Scott’s is back from Thursday. And in addition to its legendary Soho venue, the jazz club has launched a livestream platform. Building on the success of its streamed ‘Lockdown Sessions’, Ronnie Scott’s will now bring its performances to audiences across the globe via a pay-per-view service. The first event takes place this Saturday at 9:15pm and features a performance by Vanessa Haynes. The following week is Osibisa, formed by the ‘Godfather of Ghanaian Afrobeat’, Teddy Osei, who will celebrate 50 years of African fusion, followed by Ian Shaw’s ‘When Bowie Met Joni’ – a parallel of songs from two powerhouse Rock & Roll Hall of Fame artists – on 5th June.
Visit Dice.fm

The Street At Night Tales
The Street At Night Tales

ENJOY A JAZZ WEEKENDER: The Tramshed Project

Launching this Saturday, people can enjoy the sounds of smooth jazz at The Tramshed Project’s free ‘Black Flamingo’ night. From 7-10pm every Saturday throughout the summer, live jazz performances from local artists will take to the stage, such as The Dave Lewis Quartet, Bruce Mississippi Johnson and Louise Clare Marshall. Also new this month, guests can choose from a selection of new dishes devised by head chef Andrew Clarke, formerly of St Leonards and Brunswick House. Later this month, the team will also be launching a huge jerk Sunday roast for £60pp.
32 Rivington Street, Shoreditch, EC2A 3LX
Visit TramshedProject.com

BOOK IN AN EVENING OUT: The Street At Night Tales

Night Tales in Hackney launches The Street on Friday. Taking over Hackney Central’s Bohemia Place every weekend until the end of August, it promises street party vibes, feel good tunes and top-notch street food. Patty & Bun and Only Jerkin’ will be on hand to serve guests loaded burgers and barbecued jerk food, while the outdoor tropical bar will serve refreshing drinks like frozen margaritas, pina coladas and ice-cold craft beers. On the last Friday and Saturday of every month, DJs and musicians will take to the stage for live performances – the full line-up will be announced shortly. Tickets are free to reserve.
Visit DesignMyNight.com

Tramshed Project
Tramshed Project
Jackson Mathod At Ronnie Scott's
Jackson Mathod At Ronnie Scott's



If you’re in the market for a celeb autobiography, Seth Rogen’s memoir came out last week. Packed full of his wisecracking humour, Yearbook tells the story of the Hollywood actor’s life to date – from bar mitzvahs to Hollywood, through tales, anecdotes and nuggets of celebrity gossip. Light-hearted and entertaining, it makes for some easy weekend reading.
Visit Waterstones.com

GO TO THE CINEMA: Those Who Wish Me Dead

Those Who Wish Me Dead is the newest film from the team behind Sicario. Still reeling from the loss of three lives, Hannah is a smoke jumper who's perched in a watchtower high above the Montana wilderness. She soon encounters Connor, a skittish boy who's bloodied, traumatised and on the run in the remote forest. As Hannah tries to bring him to safety, she's unaware of the real dangers to follow: two relentless killers hunting Connor, and a fiery blaze consuming everything in its path. Oscar winner Angelina Jolie (Girl, Interrupted, Maleficent) stars as Hannah, and the film also features Nicholas Hoult (Skins, About a Boy), Aiden Gillen (Game of Thrones, Peaky Blinders) and Tyler Perry (Gone Girl).

Visit Picturehouses.com


Flat Iron has launched a limited-edition steak sandwich. The restaurant group’s head of beef, Fred Smith, has spent months developing and testing his recipe, sandwiching a West Scottish marbled bavette steak and slow-cooked sweet peppers between a soft glazed brioche bun. The tender steak is balanced with béarnaise sauce, lamb's lettuce, freshly grated horseradish and finished with crispy fried batter – all for £10. The sandwich is available at all of Flat Iron sites in Marylebone, Covent Garden, Soho, Tottenham Court Road, Kings Cross, Shoreditch, London Bridge and Spitalfields.
Various locations
Visit FlatIronSteak.co.uk

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