GET YOUR GROOVE ON HERE: Brixton Disco Festival
Following the inaugural sold-out Brixton Disco Festival back in April, the dance extravaganza is back for a one-off special event this Saturday. Taking place at Electric Brixton, revellers can expect high levels of production and stage spectacles to compliment an unmissable night of disco classics. DJs Dimitri From Paris and Late Nite Tuff Guy will be headlining the event, supported by Pablo Contraband and London disco collective Stevie Wonderland. Now, where are our flares?
Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, SW2 1RJ; 13th October
CHECK OUT THIS WINTER WONDERLAND: The Prince
The latest launch from the team behind Pergola Paddington, The Prince in West Brompton has been drawing locals and young Londoners alike since it opened in late 2017. This weekend, it opens for its second winter season. Transformed with winter greenery and foliage, the whole garden lies beneath a clear roof and is fully heated – phew. Expect seasonal drinks such as ‘Sloe Gin Fizz’, 'Rhubarb Bellini’ and mulled wine, plus food from the likes of Patty & Bun, Coqfighter, Foley’s and newcomer Edu. Keep an eye out for The Tudor Room, a new snug spot that’s available to hire for parties.
14 Lillie Road, West Brompton, SW6 1TT
HAVE A BOOZY BRUNCH HERE: Bottles
Cosy Italian wine bar Bottles, located just a stone’s throw from Spitalfields Market, has launched its first weekend brunch menu. Created by their in-house pop-up restaurant concept Sood Family – the talented culinary team of Michele Pompili (Chiltern Firehouse), Carlo Dehò and Portuguese native Nadine Martins Verissimo (Taberna do Mercado) – the menu features progressive Italian twists on classic brunch dishes. Expect the likes of fried egg sandwiches with guanciale, mozzarella, roasted garlic and chilli mayo; potato frittata, pepper fennel and dill salad; and oak-smoked salmon and avocado on toast with seaweed and orange hollandaise.
67 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields Market, London E1 6AA
WATCH THIS: Company
This Broadway smash has made its way over to the West End, as Marianne Elliott directs Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's legendary musical comedy about life, love and marriage. At Bobbie's (Rosalie Craig) 35th birthday party all her friends are wondering why isn't she married? Why can't she find the right man and why can't she settle down and have a family? We’ll find out… Also stars Mel Giedroyc and Patti LuPone.
Gielgud Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, Soho, W1D 6AR
TRY A NEW ROAST HERE: 1251
A familiar face in this year’s Great British Menu (so far, 1251 owner James Cochran has made it into the finals, having won the London and South East heats), Cochran is having an eventful 2018. Away from his TV appearances, the Kent-born chef opened a beautifully-designed joint in Islington in August. Now the chef has launched two roasts alongside the usual Sunday a la carte menu. Expect either Ayrshire 50-day aged cote de boeuf along with slow braised beef short rib and sides such as truffle cauliflower cheese, honey-glazed parsnips, beef dripping roast potatoes, coal-roasted cabbage, Yorkshire puddings and smoked bone marrow gravy; or 55-day aged middle white pork served with crackling, truffle cauliflower cheese, honey-glazed parsnips, pork dripping roast potatoes, buttered kale, Yorkshire puddings and fresh gravy.
107 Upper Street, Islington, N1 1QN
CHECK OUT THE FINAL WEEKEND OF THIS TOP EXHIBITION HERE: Tate Modern
This is your last chance to see Shape of Light at Tate Modern. Telling the intertwined stories of photography and abstract art, it’s the first major exhibition to explore the relationship between the two, spanning the century from the 1910s to the present day. It brings to life the innovation and originality of photographers over this period, showing how they responded and contributed to the development of abstraction. Key photographs are brought together from pioneers including Man Ray and Alfred Stieglitz, major contemporary artists such as Barbara Kasten and Thomas Ruff, right up to exciting new work by Antony Cairns, Maya Rochat and Daisuke Yokota, made especially for the exhibition. Catch it while you can.
Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG; until 14th October
CELEBRATE ALL THINGS TRUFFLE HERE: Orrery
This Marylebone hotspot combines high-end classic French cookery with a relaxed neighbourhood vibe. This month, the restaurant is celebrating all things truffle with a menu dedicated to the prized delicacy. Chef-patron Igor Tymchyshyn has created a bespoke five-course menu using both classic French cooking and well-sourced British produce, with each savoury dish incorporating fragrant fresh truffle: think roasted cauliflower floret, celeriac, and shavings of northern Italian white truffle; followed by potato ravioli with white truffle and a butter emulsion. We’re feeling all autumnal.
55 Marylebone High Street, Marylebone, W1U 5RB
GRAB A DESIGNER DEAL HERE: Temperley London sample sale
SL favourite Temperley London is throwing a sample sale on Friday and Saturday. Prices will start at just £60 during the two-day sale at the design house’s London showroom. Expect to find current season samples along with A/W17 and Temperley Bridal Edit pieces. A £2 donation on the door will go to Women For Women International.
Temperley, 27 Bruton Street, Soho, W1J 6QN; 12th-13th October
FEEL ALL AUTUMNAL HERE: Rex Whistler
The Tate Britain is throwing a one-off game dinner inspired by the wild meat in the restaurant’s mural The Expedition in Pursuit of Rare Meats, in collaboration with award-winning butchers Farmison’s & Co. Head Chef and game-enthusiast Alfio Laudani will cook a four-course menu, featuring the very best of British game. Dishes will feature ingredients such as hare and venison, and make use of the finest seasonal produce from across the UK: expect Laudani’s Italian take on the classic ‘jugged hare’ using home-made ravioli, as well a signature venison dish. Each course will be matched with a wine, chosen from Rex Whistler’s multi-award-winning wine cellar.
Milbank, Pimlico, SW1P 4JU; 12th October
RELIVE YOUR SUMMER HERE: Love International
Love International is throwing a one-off autumn show with two of the stars from this summer’s festival in Croatia. Taking place in one of the capital’s most revered new club spots, Five Miles, Love International aims to continue the party through a series of events across clubs in Europe. Expect sets from Powder and Tom of England, with support from the festival’s co-founder Dave Harvey.
39B Markfield Road, Seven Sisters, N15 4QA; 13th October
TEST-DRIVE VEGAN BRUNCH HERE: The Spread Eagle
This Homerton pub was the very first in London to be 100% vegan. Its mouthwatering menu boasts some of the best flavours in London, courtesy of street-food favourite Club Mexicana. Now the team has launched a Mexican-Californian brunch. Inspired by founder Meriel’s travels through Mexico City, LA, San Francisco New York, the menu includes dishes packed with flavours from the sunshine cities. Mains include Huevos Rancheros with scrambled ‘eggs’; Mexican ‘chorizo’, black beans, avocado and salsa verde on a grilled paprika tortilla; and Mexico City favourite chilaquiles – fried corn tortillas drenched in salsa roja, roasted pepper queso and sour cream, topped with pickled jalapenos. Breakfast cocktails will include the likes of ‘Avocado Colada’, made with pineapple, avocado, white rum, coconut milk and lime.
224 Homerton High Street, Homerton, E9 6AS
WATCH THIS: First Man
On the heels of their six-time Academy Award-winning smash La La Land, Oscar-winning director Damien Chazelle and Ryan Gosling reunite for First Man, the tale of NASA’s mission to land a man on the moon. Focusing on Neil Armstrong, this is a visceral first-person account (based on the book by James R Hansen) exploring the sacrifices and the cost – on Armstrong and on the nation – of one of the most dangerous missions in history.
In cinemas now
BE A VIP HERE: Daylesford Organic
This week, Daylesford opened its newest organic farm shop and café in Chelsea. Set over three floors, this new space celebrates the freshest ingredients from Daylesford’s organic farm in the Cotswolds, selling freshly baked bread and cakes; organic fruit, vegetables and salads; award-winning cheeses, organic dairy produce and food to go. There’ll also be an organic butchery and fresh fish counter, a new juice bar and nourishing all-day dining in the café where the team will serve its signature salads, wood-fired sourdough pizzas, succulent cuts from the rotisserie and a range of botanical cocktails. To celebrate, the restaurant is offering SL readers 50% off food from 23rd October-3rd November – just sign up as a SheerLuxe VIP below to redeem.
76-82 Sloane Avenue, Chelsea, SW3 3DZ; offer runs from 23rd October to 3rd November; SL VIPs can quote the code ‘Supper Discount’ when booking
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