BOOK A TABLE: Rick Stein Pop-Up At The Goring
Rick Stein returns to The Goring hotel this week – this time with his sons Jack and Charlie – for a pop-up celebrating Cornish produce. Rick and his team will serve his signature seafood which can be enjoyed in the hotel’s garden. Diners can tuck into a three-course lunch or dinner featuring dishes like whole dover sole with noisette butter; turbot with hollandaise sauce; seabass ceviche with red chilli, tomatoes, and avocado; and crispy smoked mackerel with green mango salad. Guests can also watch Jack and Charlie in a cooking demo, and attend a book signing with Rick. The pop-up will run until Sunday 20th June.
15 Beeston Place, Belgravia, SW1W 0JW
GET YOUR CULTURE FIX: Sneakers Unboxed
Think you know your Air Jordans from your Air Force 1s? Put your knowledge to the test at this new sneaker exhibition at the Design Museum. Featuring trainers originally designed for specific athletic activities like the Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars and the Puma Discs, it tells the story of how sneakers have become cultural symbols of our time. You can also learn about the design process behind some of the most technically inventive shoes, discover the lucrative resale market, and see iconic collaborations involving everyone from Run-DMC to Kanye West. Tickets cost £14.
224-238 Kensington High Street, Kensington, W8 6AG
PLAN A WEEKEND AWAY: Holmes Mill Beercation Package
Holmes Mill in the Lancashire market town of Clitheroe has launched a ‘Beercation’ package. Guests can spend a night at the Spinning Block hotel, which happens to also house the award-winning Bowland brewery. You’ll receive beer tokens to spend at the on-site Bowland Beer Hall, a selection of beer-based treats in your room, and access to the ‘ale trail’ – a guided walk which passes the best ale houses in the area. Whether you’re after a Father’s Day gift or looking to get away with the boys this summer, it all sounds like a great way to spend a weekend.
Greenacre Street, Clitheroe, BB7 1EB
TUNE INTO THIS NEW PODCAST: Who Killed The Prince Of Soho?
Presented by journalist Mark Edmonds, this three-part podcast is a thrilling true crime series. Bernie Katz was an institution in Soho’s club scene for over 30 years. Friends with the rich and famous, he was the manager of the exclusive Groucho club and a guy who could get anything done. In August 2017, Bernie was found dead in his north London flat under mysterious circumstances. Amid the thousands of tributes that were paid, it wasn’t clear that in his final months Bernie’s life had unravelled. All the money from his private art collection was gone and he was being pursued by Albanian gangsters. Who was the real Bernie Katz? And what led to his untimely death? Find out here.
TRY NEW FLAVOURS: HUŎ
The team behind Uli in Notting Hill has just opened Huŏ in Chelsea. Championing fresh and healthy Asian food, the menu features Chinese and south-east Asian dishes made with traditional techniques, like triple-cooked dover sole, stir-fried beef fillet with spicy black pepper sauce, wok-fried kam heong prawns, and spicy soft-shell crab salad. There’s also an extensive drinks menu that includes Japanese whiskies, vodkas and craft beer. Just be sure to order the peppercorn salted prawns and spicy pork dumplings.
9 Park Walk, Chelsea, SW10 0AJ
ADD THIS TO YOUR WATCH LIST: The Me You Can’t See
This documentary series on mental health transcends culture, age, gender and socioeconomic status to destigmatise a highly misunderstood subject. Its producers partnered with 14 experts and celebrities – including Prince Harry, Oprah and Glenn Close – and organisations from around the world to help shed light on different pathways to treatment.
GET YOUR SWEAT ON: Rowbots
The brainchild of Wales footballer Gareth Bale and powerlifting champion Hendrick Famutimi, Rowbots has just opened in Broadgate Quarter. The first studio of its kind, its classes consist of bootcamp training on rowing machines and intervals on the floor, designed to strengthen and challenge your mindset and body. For a killer workout, book a Reset class: with a cardio-focus, expect 50-minutes of rowing sprints alongside HIIT and strength work to build endurance and torch calories.
Quarter 9, Appold Street, City, EC2A 2AP
STOCK UP ON THE GOOD STUFF: Signature Brew Pub In A Box
Signature Brew has created a Pub In A Box kit so you can enjoy its craft beers at home. Each £30 box features six beers (including the essential Roadie All-Night IPA and Backstage IPA), a selection of crisps and nuts, a mini pint glass, and a beer mat. You’ll also receive a music quiz and access to a Spotify playlist, tailored to accompany each beer. Available for nationwide delivery.
DITCH THE WEEKEND PAPERS FOR THIS: Rebel by Faith Morgan
Faith Morgan’s explosive memoir comes out tomorrow. Born into the infamous Children of God cult – otherwise known as 'The Family' – he escaped at 19, entering a world where he had to learn how to live again. Rebel is the extraordinary story of Morgan’s experience, told through the teenage diaries he wrote in Costa Rica, India, Greece, Mexico and London. Morgan details his dealings with the Prophet (cult leader David Berg) and the seeming inevitability of ‘the end’, which he fully believed would arrive. A chilling but fascinating read.
BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS: Ben Turnbull: American History RemiX
Pop artist Ben Turnbull is taking on America in this new exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery. Using the iconography of comics, action figures and other childhood paraphernalia, he tells the alternative history of the nation. Defining moments from the birth of the ‘American frontier’ to the assassination of Kennedy and the inauguration of Trump are all examined with a sceptical eye and raised eyebrow. The show spans 15 years’ worth of Turnbull’s work – look out for 2008’s Bring Me The Head of Saddam Hussein.
Duke of York’s HQ, King’s Road, Chelsea, SW3 4RY
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FEAST ON THIS: Bone Daddies x Black Bear Burger
Tomorrow night, Black Bear Burger in Brixton Village will host Bone Daddies for a one-night restaurant takeover. Diners can choose from an exclusive mash-up menu featuring a dry-aged beef burger with American cheese, garlic miso mayo and pickled onions; Cock ’N’ Roll fried chicken wonton spring rolls with American cheese, Bone Daddies cock scratchings, red onion and Korean wing sauce; and skin-on Korean fries with Bone Daddies spiced cheese sauce. To celebrate the collab, the two brands have also created a limited-edition ramen which will be available to try at all Bone Daddies sites from tomorrow until Wednesday 30th June.
11-13A Market Row, Brixton Village, SW9 8LB
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