What To Do This Weekend

With ideas to take you from dawn to dusk let SheerLuxe be your guide with our What To Do This Weekend round-up.


Carte Blanche is the newest project from Andy Taylor, the man behind popular street-food truck Le Bun. Located on Mare Street, his 50-cover restaurant serves ‘gluttony-emboldening dishes’. This weekend, that description applies to brunch. With a menu designed with last night’s partiers in mind, new dishes include truffle mac ‘n’ cheese, fish tacos, Nashville-style fried oysters, plus fried chicken and caviar benedict (Andy’s signature fried chicken, served on a buttery English muffin, topped with a caviar hollandaise). For drinks, guests can enjoy a French Spritz, a classic Mimosa, fizz, and – intriguingly – a cheeseburger-topped Bloody Mary. Hangovers, be gone.

175 Mare Street, Hackney, E8 3RG

Visit CarteBlancheLDN.com


After months of speculation, Ivo van Hove’s stage version of Joseph L Mankiewicz’s seminal 50s film All About Eve finally has a run date – next spring. Tickets go on sale this Friday: we seriously recommend you get ‘em while you can. A-listers Gillian Anderson and Lily James will play the famous feuding actresses (made famous by Bette Davis and Anne Baxter), while Monica Dolan (W1A, A Very English Scandal), Sheila Reid (Doctor Who, Benidorm) and Rhashan Stone (Black Mirror, Episodes) co-star. The play also features an original score from PJ Harvey. We can’t wait.

Noel Coward Theatre, Covent Garden, WC2N 4AU; tickets go on sale 28th September, for 2nd February-11th May

Visit DelfontMacintosh.co.uk 

PRACTICE SELF-CARE HERE: The London Wellness Studio

This beautiful new wellness space in east London has some seriously Pinterest-worthy décor – think an abundance of foliage, touches of copper, crystal lamps and plush green velvet sofas – that will have you strolling straight over to Columbia Road Flower Market afterwards to stock up on plants (trust us). But it's their unique offering of classes and workshops that impressed us even more: expect sound baths, yoga, meditation and chakra balancing, alongside private sessions including hypnotherapy and energy healing. We also advise booking in for the Paradise evening ASAP – a five-hour mini retreat with yoga nidra, a three-course meal by local vegan favourite Lele's, a meditation and sound bath experience, followed by a traditional tea ceremony and journaling to finish.

10 Palmers Road, Bethnal Green, E2 0SY; daily classes, including weekends; from £10

Visit TheLondonWellnessStudio.com


Winner of the US’s Best Restaurant Bar and ranking 16th in the World’s 50 Best Bars, famous NYC aperitivo bar Dante is popping up at Quaglino’s for an exclusive week-long residency. To celebrate, the original bar team will be serving up a special ten-drink menu. The dedicated serves will consist of a potent mixture of Dante’s ‘The Negroni Sessions’ and ‘The Martini Hour’ menus. From bitter to briny, tangy to tart, the beautiful serves are perfectly balanced and reflect the intrinsically easy-going nature of aperitivo. Much cheaper than a flight to New York.

16 Bury Street, St James's, SW1Y 6AJ; 28th September-2nd October

Visit Quaglinos-Restaurant.co.uk

EAT HERE: Jolene

The team behind Westerns Laundry and Primeur has opened a slick new spot in Newington Green. A bakery by day, on Thursdays to Sundays Jolene will transform into a restaurant, serving up simple plates for dinner, using vegetables from Flourish farm in Cambridge, ethically-sourced fish from the day boats in Cornwall and Devon, and meat from a farming collective in North Yorkshire. On the menu, expect a changing line-up of smaller dishes and a daily stuffed pasta, including sharing dishes such as grilled cod on the bone, olives and artichokes; and a 1kg T-bone steak, served with parmesan and rocket.

21 Newington Green, N16 9PU

Visit JoleneN16.com


Skylight London, the pop-up at Tobacco Dock, has switched things up to focus on the next season: autumn. A celebration of the russet tones and mellow fruitfulness of autumn, HarvestFest promises to help Londoners transition into the colder months with a whole host of seasonal events and offerings, from apple ciders, world beers and warming spiced cocktails to pumpkins, bratwurst and hay bale skittles. Keep an eye out for November, when its huge ice rink will return.

Wapping Lane, Wapping, E1W 2SF; from 27th September

Visit TobaccoDockLondon.com


British brand Beulah London is throwing a three-day sample sale, starting this Thursday. Held at Eccleston Yards, the event will offer buyers a plethora of discounts – and the team will be accepting cash and card payments (phew). A £2 admission fee applies, all of which will be donated to The Beulah Trust, a project that helps to combat human trafficking.

18-19 Eccleston Yards, Belgravia, SW17 9AZ; 27th-29th September

Visit BeulahLondon.com


This Sunday, Fitzrovia gourmet hot dog and champagne bar Bubbledogs is teaming up with Mexican taco bar Santo Remedio to throw a party for its sixth birthday. Kicking off with tequila shots for every guest, the evening will see Bubbledogs co-founder Sandia Chang serving signature hotdogs with her own twist on a spicy taco, and Edson Diaz-Fuentes of Santo Remedio cooking up his own tacos, plus a Mexican spin on a hotdog. A live mariachi band will provide a suitably brass-heavy Mexican soundtrack throughout the evening.

70 Charlotte Street, Bloomsbury, W1T 4QG; 30th September

Visit Bubbledogs.co.uk


On Sunday, Islington pub Plaquemine Lock will play host to a one-off screening of the heart-warming 90s film Forrest Gump. To accompany the Tom Hank classic, the kitchen will be serving a US-inspired menu that will transport guests to the heart of the Deep South. Dishes will include fried green tomatoes; chicken wings with Southern Comfort glaze; fried okra with blue cheese ranch dip and – of course – shrimp gumbo. Mint juleps will be on hand to see the weekend off in style.

139 Graham Street, Islington, N1 8LB; 30th September

Visit PlaqLock.com


This Saturday, playful 70s-inspired bar Bobby Fitzpatrick will host its first ever pyjama party. Dressed in their favourite PJs, partygoers are encouraged to dance the night away in the 70's-style pad, whether that's having a boogie in the living room, sipping cocktails in the kitchen or having a chinwag in the retro lounge. Anyone that comes dressed in their nightwear will receive a free slushie on arrival, and a £50 bar tab prize is up for grabs for the best pyjamas of the night. Sleep tight.

273 West End Lane, West Hampstead, NW6 1QS; 29th September

Visit BobbyF.co.uk

BE A VIP HERE: Hoppers

SL fave Hoppers takes its inspiration from the ‘Tropical Modernist’ design movement associated with the late Sri Lankan architect Geoffrey Bawa. Its fiery menu features a selection of signature dishes (make sure to order the shrimp chips) and a cocktail menu crafted with ingredients from the spice gardens of Sri Lanka. Until the end of the month, its St Christopher’s Place site is offering SL VIPs a bespoke three-course menu, plus a complimentary punch, for just £30pp. Sign up to be a VIP using the link below to take advantage of the offer.

St Christopher’s Place, 77 Wigmore Street, Marylebone, W1U 1QE; until 31st September

Visit SheerLuxeVIP.com


Drawn from a cache of personal video recordings from the past 22 years, director Steve Loveridge’s Sundance award-winning MATANGI / MAYA / M.I.A. is a startlingly personal profile of the critically acclaimed artist, chronicling her remarkable journey from refugee immigrant to pop star. Providing unparalleled, intimate access to the artist, we see her battle with the music industry and mainstream media as her success and fame explodes and watch as she becomes one of the most recognisable and provocative voices in music today.

In cinemas now


This weekend, period poverty organisation Project Period has opened a pop-up shop at Boxpark Shoreditch. The one-off event sees female artists, creatives, musicians, women's health specialists, sustainable period organisations and those leading the fight on period poverty in the UK join forces to raise funds to support a sanitary pad production hub in rural Kenya. Those exhibiting at the shop will donate 100% of their sales to support the cause. Visitors can also contribute directly to supply sanitary pads for women and girls in Kenya by cutting the shields of reusable pads from cotton in the shop, which will later make their way to Kenya to be stitched by the local community, creating jobs in the process.

2-10 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch, E1 6GY; 27th-30th September

Visit ThisIsOurPeriod.org

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