What To Do This Weekend 28.11.20

What To Do This Weekend 28.11.20

Wondering how to spend this Saturday and Sunday during lockdown? Here’s our What To Do This Weekend roundup…


London’s iconic Berkeley hotel is taking to the streets to deliver breakfast by bike. Two different breakfast sets are available during this period and beyond, with pastries fresh from the Berkeley’s bakery, juice, fruit salads, granola and smoked salmon bagels all on the menu, complete with a daily newspaper and complimentary delivery. For those keen to squeeze in an early morning walk, the breakfasts are also available for collection from the hotel. For a fully celebratory start to the morning, half or full bottles of champagne are also available, accompanied by orange juice for a classic breakfast mimosa. Should you wish to order for a friend as a surprise, the Berkeley team will also take to their bikes with balloons and handwritten cards. Menus cost £15 or £24 per person and will be available for delivery in SW1X and for collection from the hotel seven days a week, from 8-11am. The service will run until January 2021.  

Visit The-Berkeley.co.uk  

SUPPORT A WORTHY CAUSE HERE: Future Dream Charity Exhibition

Leading breast cancer charity Future Dreams is hosting an online art auction to raise vital funds to support those touched by breast cancer during the pandemic. Ahead of the auction, Future Dreams will present the work as part of a virtual exhibition, curated by Pernilla Holmes and Amelie Von Wedel of The Arts Club Mayfair. Working in collaboration with Moyosa – the creators of The Kremer Collection (a virtual museum displaying Old Master paintings) and the leading experts in building state-of-the-art virtual gallery spaces – the exhibition is an opportunity for audiences around the world to immerse themselves in a beautifully designed contemporary gallery space, enjoying works of art (on a computer, tablet or smartphone) before they are auctioned off to the highest bidder. Be quick – the virtual gallery will close at 7pm on 30th November.

Visit TheAuctionCollective.com

ORDER IN SOME FINE DINING HERE: Novikov Luxury Lockdown Kits

Mayfair restaurant Novikov has launched a trio of ‘Lockdown Survival Kits’ featuring a range of luxurious ingredients. Take your pick from the ‘Caviar Box’ (50g of Novikov’s finest caviar accompanied by quail eggs, blinis and sour cream); ‘Black Truffle & Duck Box’ (pPeking duck, black truffle, pancakes and condiments) and the ‘White Truffle Taster Box’ (a chef’s selection of premium Italian charcuterie, cheese and white truffle), all of which are priced at £100 each. For those looking for something a little more casual, Novikov’s seven pasta-making kits certainly fit the bill. At just £20 per box, they comprise freshly made pasta and sauces for two – including favourites such as tagliatelle wagyu bolognese; tonnarelli with pesto and burrata; and rigatoni with purple aubergines, tomato sauce and pecorino. A well-chosen list of champagne, prosecco, red, white, rosé wine and sake is also available. Deliveries can be placed via Deliveroo and will continue to be available until further notice. 

Visit NovikovRestaurant.co.uk

The Berkeley
The Berkeley
Future Dream Charity Exhibition
Future Dream Charity Exhibition
Lavender Green Flowers Wreath Masterclass
Lavender Green Flowers Wreath Masterclass

GET INTO THE FESTIVE MOOD HERE: Lavender Green Flowers Wreath Masterclass

Booking is now open for Lavender Green’s virtual Christmas wreath masterclasses, which promise to be fun, yet informative. Run over Zoom by its talented store manager and leading florist, India Burrill, students will learn how to create a show-stopping door wreath. Prior to the class, customers will be sent a beautifully presented kit, with nothing else needed apart from a wi-fi connection and strong scissors. Based in Chelsea and Windsor, and famous for doing Pippa Middleton and Sophie Wessex’s wedding flowers, customers can choose to create one of three styles of Lavender Green wreaths: ‘Traditional’, ‘Winter Wonderland’ and ‘Botanical’. 

Visit LavenderGreen.co.uk 


A month after reopening following expansive renovations, Australian restaurant Milk Beach has launched a new burger and pie delivery service designed by head chef Darren Leadbeater (Frenchie, Wild Honey) available Wednesday- Sunday, to order on via Slerp. Highlights include the ‘Schnitty on the Beach’ – crumbed koji-marinated chicken breast with Korean coleslaw, bread and butter pickles and fermented chilli hot sauce; the ‘Larrikin Leadbeater’– an Aussie-inspired burger made with grass-fed British beef, emmental, streaky bacon, caramelised onions, Clarence Court eggs, beetroot, lettuce and tomato; and the ‘I’m Baked Burger’ – salt-baked celeriac glazed in Korean barbecue sauce, coleslaw, lettuce and tomato. Milk Beach is also teaming up with St John Bakery to bring its legendary doughnuts from Bermondsey to west London throughout lockdown and beyond. These will be added to Milk Beach’s takeaway offering at the restaurant, with an outdoor shop set up under its large heated parasols on Lonsdale Road mews. The takeaway shop is also open Wednesday through Sunday.

Visit MilkBeach.com


Tonight, for one night only, Joe Allen – the New York brasserie and West End restaurant – will host its third and final virtual cabaret evening. An array of musical performances will be streamed live into homes worldwide to raise money for those in crisis in London’s Theatreland. Having raised money from the first two acts to support Acting for Others, this one-off evening will feature appearances from Sir Ian McKellen, Jennifer Saunders and Christopher Biggins, to name a few. Bringing Broadway to bedrooms, Act Three will pay tribute to musicals such as 42nd Street, The Scottsboro Boys and Chicago, as actress Harriet Thorpe comperes the night. Everything will be introduced by Acting for Others president Dame Judi Dench, who will lift the proverbial curtain. An Evening at Joe’s will take place on from 8-9pm via YouTube, and will also be available to watch after transmission on the Joe Allen website.

Visit JoeAllen.co.uk


Folie has launched its new patisserie brand Petite Folie via premium delivery service Supper, as well as for collection and direct delivery from the restaurant itself. Folie’s head pastry chef Valérie Morton and executive head chef Christophe Marleix have designed a menu filled with French gourmet delights executed ‘à la minute’ for quality and freshness, from traditional classics such as a vanilla mille-feuille with salted caramel; an apple tarte tatin; and a hazelnut and almond Pparis-brest – alongside a selection of new weekly creations. As we approach the festive season, Petite Folie is also offering a collection of indulgent chocolate and lemon tarts for up to eight guests – the ideal gift for family gatherings, birthday celebrations and Christmas festivities. Available Tuesday-Saturday from 12pm-10pm, pre-ordering is advised. 

Visit Folie.London

Milk Beach Delivery Menu
Milk Beach Delivery Menu
My Life In Lyrics
My Life In Lyrics
Petite Folie
Petite Folie

LEARN MORE ABOUT GIN HERE: Secret Food Tours’ Virtual Gin Tour

With eating out and travel on pause for the moment, Secret Food Tours virtual gin tour might be just the thing to tide you over. For a limited time only, it’s made this experience free for all UK users (it usually costs £15 and takes place around the streets of London) to enjoy from the comfort and safety of their own home. The fun experience promises to take gin-lovers on a journey, including its fascinating history and how it’s made. Then, guests will be taught to make some exceptional cocktails. The one-hour experience will also see quizzes played and prizes won, while your expert guide will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Tours take place every Thursday at 7pm and 11pm, and Saturday at 9pm.  

Visit SecretTours.com

DELVE INTO THIS MUSIC LEGEND’S PRIVATE WORLD: Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life In Lyrics

A landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life In Lyrics is told in her own words, and explores the songs that have defined her journey in music. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from her own personal and business archives, she highlights 150 of her songs to bring readers behind the lyrics. Learn the history behind classic songs like ‘Jolene’, ‘9 to 5’, ‘I Will Always Love You’, and more. The perfect gift for Dolly fans this Christmas – as well as lovers of music history and country songs. 

Available here 


Taka Marylebone has launched ‘Taka-Way’ to bring its creative menu, where Japanese techniques meet local British produce, to homes across central London. The team will also be launching Taka Deli at its Marylebone site, in collaboration with the celebrated Japanese bakery Happy Sky. The inventive takeaway menu has been curated by executive chef Taiji Maruyama in collaboration with head chef Jonathan Dowling, and includes restaurant favourites like Scottish salmon tataki; wagyu dripping rice bowl with wagyu fat and sukiyaki sauce on sushi rice; nasu dengaku and taka fried chicken (TFC) nanban; as well as Kagoshima A5 wagyu sando on Happy Sky shokupan bread. Alongside these, classic sushi rolls, nigiri and sashimi and grill favourites are also available. Available to click and collect from the Marylebone High Street restaurant, Taka-Way is available Monday-Sunday, 12pm-3pm and 5pm-9pm and via Supper, Deliveroo and UberEats within a radius of 2.5 miles.

Visit TakaLondon.com

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