This weekend it's all about indulging your senses – and our tasty picks of entertainment and food festivals will enable you to do exactly that in style. For an active start to your Saturday, White City's Bluebird Café is hosting a bouncing brunch in partnership with city gym F45, meanwhile Oblix East is taking us to the depths of the ocean with a special seafood brunch. For food inspiration of the artisan variety, The Great British Food Festival at Chiswick House is showcasing a myriad of organic delights as well as gin and cooking masterclasses. Read on to get your luxury foodie fix. >>
Bluebird Café White City has teamed up with London’s hugely popular fitness class F45 next door to bring energetic Londoners an exclusive brunch on Saturday 11 August. Starting off with F45’s signature 60-minute ‘Hollywood’, a HIIT class featuring a live DJ & nightclub grade sound system to get you pumped, guests head to Bluebird Café for an irresistible and very well-deserved brunch. Now if that isn’t motivation to get moving, we don’t know what is.
As Ian Mckellen continues his acclaimed run as King Lear in at the Duke of York's Theatre, elsewhere at The Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, another of the Bard’s famous tales is causing a stir. Detailing the life of poet, mother and feminist Emilia Bassano for the first time, Emilia focuses on the achievements of this little-known inspiration female figure – previously viewed as Shakespeare’s ‘Dark Lady of the Sonnets.’
Immerse yourself in an eclectic mix of organic produce and condiments curated by artisan producers, live music, fabulous hot food and delicious cocktails at The Great British Food Festival, to the backdrop of the beautifully intimate walled garden at Chiswick House.If you fancy taking away some culinary secrets of your own, culinary demos, gin workshops are also on the bill. With a core focus on delicious, fresh produce it’s the tastiest way to spend your weekend.
10 – 12 August
With views over the iconic Tower Bridge to Canary Wharf and beyond, Oblix East – residing at Level 32 of The Shard – is a vibrant dining destination that’s not to be missed. This August, it's launching a spectacular seafood brunch, which showcases a delectable display of fishy delights – from porthilly oysters and lobster cocktail to marinated queen scallops and razor clams – alongside a signature deli brunch selection. For dessert, both indulgent and lighter options such as the grapefruit and yuzu passet or crunchy meringue with fruit compote are also on the bill.
Available on Saturday and Sunday in August, 12pm-3:30pm
This summer marks rooftop haunt Coq d’Argent’s notable 20th anniversary and to mark the occasion, the restaurant is taking a trip down memory lane by bringing back some of its very first dishes for one week only. Head chef Damien Rigollet has dusted off its 1998 menu and handpicked some French favourites including Escargots with garlic and parsley, salmon and codterrine, Coq au vin and Caramelised apple tarte tatin. The perfect accompanimentto the panoramic views of the city.
Available from 6 – 10 August