What To Do This Weekend 19.07.19 | sheerluxe.com
Wondering how to spend your two days off? Let SheerLuxe be your guide with our What To Do This Weekend round-up…
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ROUND OFF THE WEEKEND HERE: Prawn On The Lawn

There’s nothing quite like ringing in a sunny Sunday morning with a bloody mary and a good helping of fresh smoked salmon. Thankfully, Islington’s Prawn on the Lawn has launched a seafood brunch every Sunday from 11am-4pm. The restaurant is renowned for serving some of the freshest seafood London has to offer, with fish delivered to the restaurant within 24 hours of being caught off day boats in Cornwall. Alongside classic, Thai and Japanese bloody marys, there’s a breakfast twist on a negroni, served with marmalade gin, vermouth, Campari and fresh orange juice. A succinct menu features three brunch plates: smoked salmon with caper berries, garlic crème fraiche and soda bread; crispy prawns with toasted ciabatta, dill yoghurt, poached egg and pickled beetroot; and smoked haddock hash with Thai salad, fried egg and sriracha yoghurt.

292-294 St Paul's Road, Islington, N1 2LH; 21st July

HAVE A DESIGNER DRINK HERE: Ralph’s Coffee

Ralph’s Coffee is now open on the ground floor of Mayfair’s Ralph Lauren boutique. The elegant coffee shop features leather green banquettes, marble-topped round tables, antique bistro-style chairs and a generously filled counter topped with brownies, muffins and cookies. The shop serves Ralph’s Coffee along with a selection of teas, lemonade and cold-pressed juices – all of which are available to take away in stylish vessels. Ralph’s Coffee special blends – including Ralph’s Roast, Decaf and Espresso – are made from USDA organic coffees and feature organically grown beans from Central and South America and Africa. The perfect pit stop.

1 New Bond Street, Mayfair, W1S 3LU; until 21st July

Visit RalphLauren.co.uk

CATCH SOME RAYS HERE: The Allbright Mayfair

West London members club The Allbright is an ideal spot to head to if you’re after a slice of sunshine this weekend. The all-female club has two roof terraces which provide all-day sunshine plus an elegant all-day, all-night bar and restaurant, with coffees and cocktails served around the clock. Throughout the summer, the loft-style bar and roof terrace hosts a varied events programme including film screenings, live music from female DJs and emerging artists, comedy from Hysterical Women, member Power Hour, live podcasts, talks and professional development workshops, debates and self-care seminars by leading industry experts. Family-friendly activities are also available during the weekends.

24-26 Maddox Street, Mayfair, W1S 1PP

Visit AllbrightCollective.com

TRY A NEW BRUNCH HERE: The Coal Shed

The Coal Shed’s new brunch revives the retro classic ‘surf ‘n’ turf’, bringing the restaurant’s seaside roots from the shores of Brighton to the bank of the Thames. Every Saturday, expect an absolute spread, which includes a 500g Himalayan salt-aged bone-in sirloin, maple-cured Tamworth bacon chop, smoked black pudding, scallop and pork skewers, tiger prawns and n’duja with mussels. Sides include grilled hispi cabbage, onion rings, beef dripping chips, mac and cheese or a classic fried egg and guests can choose from béarnaise, green peppercorn, salsa verde or Korean BBQ sauce. Bottomless cocktails include bloody marys with in-house smoked tomato juice, a breakfast martini or a botanical bellini with prosecco, horseradish, bay laurel and white peach.

Tower Bridge Road, London Bridge, SE1 2UP; 21st July

Visit CoalShed-RestaurantLondon.com

HAVE A DANCE HERE: Somerset House Summer Series

Across eleven nights of open-air gigs, each year Somerset House Summer Series brings a vibrant festival atmosphere to the very heart of London. With a programme of pioneering musicians across a range of genres, Summer Series gives music fans a live experience unlike any other, with the rare chance to see critically acclaimed artists (such as Doves, Nao and The Internet) plus some of the best up and coming performers in an intimate setting. Courtyard bars will offer a selection of drinks all evening, and this year there’s also a pop-up food stall in the Edmond J. Safra Fountain Court. Line-up highlights this weekend include Soulection, Big Joanie, Cut Copy and Gossip.

Somerset House, Strand, Covent Garden, WC2R 1LA; until 21st July

Visit SomersetHouse.org.uk

BE A VIP HERE: Kindred

Luxury members’ space Kindred is one of Hammersmith’s best-kept secrets. Created to create conversation, connection and community, Kindred’s on-site restaurant The Cellar is an ideal spot for weekend brunches, lazy lunches, intimate suppers and everything in between. Set in a beautiful Grade II-listed building, the restaurant offers a mix of fresh pastries, coffee, sharing plates and stonebaked sourdough pizzas. This month, the venue is offering SL VIPs 30% off food. Not a member? Sign up using the link below.

Bradmore House, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9BW; until 30th July

Visit SheerLuxeVIP.com

BOOK THIS: Sweat

Following a sold-out run at the Donmar Warehouse, Lynn Nottage’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Sweat transferred to the West End’s for just 50 performances. This breathtaking play delivers as it delves deep into the forgotten heart of middle America. Centred around the friendships of factory workers and set in an all-American bar, the play explores the relationships, resentments and fears of a community left divided by de-industrialisation, as simmering racial tensions and mounting anger lead to a devastating outcome for the residents of Reading, Pennsylvania. The final performance is this Saturday – and tickets are still available.

Gielgud Theatre, Shaftsbury Avenue, W1D 6AR; until 20th July

Visit GielgudTheatre.co.uk

BE A VIP HERE: Nutbourne
Brought to London by brothers Richard, Oliver and Gregory Gladwin, Nutbourne gives Londoners the chance to enjoy all the spoils of the English countryside without setting a foot outside the city. Nutbourne offers a true taste of rural life with a line-up of all-British ingredients. The restaurant is located by the water with seating looking out over the neighbouring dock. This 40-cover outside space, complete with palm trees, festoon lighting, water troughs, foliage and lily pads, is the place to head for a stylish supper. Until the end of August, the restaurant is offering all SheerLuxe VIPs 25% off, plus a free signature ‘Daily Loosener’ cocktail. Sign up to the membership scheme using the link below.

29 Ransomes Dock, 35-37 Parkgate Road, Battersea, SW11 4NP; until 31st August

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TRY COCKTAILS HERE: Caravan Fitzrovia

With summer officially in full swing, there’s no better time to go and try Caravan’s summer cocktail selection. The menu includes a punchy ‘Secret Cocktail’, comprised of Aperol, mandarin, calvados, vanilla, lemon and aqua faba, or if you fancy something a little more familiar, they have a great twist on a negroni, featuring gin, Campari, rosé vermouth and a hit of plum. For those feeling adventurous, you can leave it up to the bartender to make you something that could be new and original to you – your very own cocktail. Don’t let the booze go to your head – team your drinks with the kitchen’s array of bar snacks, which include cod dumplings with sambal, soy, crispy shallot and coriander cress, and burrata served with pickled nectarine, sorrel-sunflower seed pesto and sherry vinegar.

152 Great Portland Street, Fitzrovia, W1W 6AJ

Visit CaravanRestaurants.co.uk

WATCH THIS: The Dead Don’t Die

Starring Bill Murray, Adam Driver, Chloe Sevingy, Tilda Swinton and Iggy Pop, this isn’t your average zombie movie. In the sleepy small town of Centerville, something is not quite right. The moon hangs large and low in the sky, the hours of daylight are becoming unpredictable, and animals are beginning to exhibit unusual behaviours. News reports are scary, and scientists are concerned, but no one foresees the strangest and most dangerous repercussion that will soon start plaguing Centerville: the dead rise from their graves and feast on the living, and the citizens must battle to survive.

In cinemas now

EAT LOBSTER NOODLES HERE: E&O Chelsea

E&O in Chelsea has just undergone a contemporary refurbishment, refreshing its dining room in the process. The pan-Asian restaurant offers inventive dishes cooked over a robata grill, served in stylish but relaxed surroundings. The menu blends the flavours of China, Japan, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Thailand, which are highlighted by local, market-fresh produce. Current highlights include Korean lamb chops with kimchee; blackened salmon; and Cantonese-style flamed king prawns which are offered alongside old favourites lobster noodles; duck, watermelon and cashew salad; and a selection of dim sum, tempura, sushi, salads and Thai and Sri Lankan-style curries.

392 King's Road, Chelsea, SW3 5UZ

Visit EAndOChelsea.com

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