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OCTOBER 2019: WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN LONDON THIS MONTH

OCTOBER 2019: WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN LONDON THIS MONTH

October has crept up out of nowhere and the weather’s on the turn. It’s all autumn leaves and pumpkin spice across the city, although still not quite chilly enough for jumpers. The Halloween collection has appeared on shelves at Fortnum’s and fashion boutiques have removed all traces of summer. But where to eat and drink?


1.) Miller Harris Collaboration at The Ivy Market Grill, Covent Garden

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The Ivy Market Grill is has collaborated with Miller Harris in honour of Covent Garden’s annual London Beauty Week. Until Tuesday 1st October, the collaboration will offer two bespoke cocktails, a limited-edition dessert (cover photo) and magnificent flower installation inspired by Miller Harris! Hurry before it’s gone.

To book, please click here or call +44 (0) 20 3301 0200


2.) ‘Time Stops Here @ 146 Afternoon Tea’ at Hilton London Paddington

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The Hilton London Paddington has launched a delightful new afternoon tea in collaboration with British artisanal tea Hope & Glory® and Maison Pierre Marcolini, served at 146 Paddington. The delicious menu includes premium teas and tisanes from Hope & Glory®, sweet treats by Pierre Marcolini and Hilton London Paddington's scones and savouries. Melissa Musings reports that it is ‘truly wonderful’.

The bespoke 'Time Stops Here @146' afternoon tea is available seven days a week from 12pm to 6pm for £36 per person. Guests can add a glass of Pommery Royal Blue Champagne or a tea-inspired cocktail for £46 per person.

To book, please click here or call +44 (0) 20 7850 0585


3.) Brand New Modern British Restaurant: Church Road, Barnes

Church Road's Salad of Roasted Squash, Red Onions, Rocket and Seeds by Andrew Hayes-Watkins

Church Road's Salad of Roasted Squash, Red Onions, Rocket and Seeds by Andrew Hayes-Watkins

Church Road is a brand new Modern British restaurant in Barnes, boasting substance over style with simple, seasonal and flavoursome dishes created by Head Chef Sam Astley-Dean, formerly the Sous Chef at Elystan Street. As well as the À La Carte menu, The Little Sprouts menu is available at lunch times (Monday to Saturday) and in the evening from 6pm to 7pm. This special vegetarian menu includes a selection of dishes made that are made with produce that would otherwise have gone to waste. It’s £22 for 3 courses, with £2 donated to a Barnes community food project, so it’s good for you, the animals, the local community and the planet!

To book, please click here or call +44 (0) 20 8748 0393


4.) The Koyo Terrace at The Hari London, Belgravia

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The Hari, has partnered with The House of Suntory to create the first ever Koyo terrace. From Thursday 19th September until Monday 4th November, guests are invited to experience three exclusive House of Suntory spirits paired with a savoury canapé, each priced at £18.

Cocktails: Netsui Fizz, a citrus cocktail combines Haku vodka with orange liquor, rice milk, lemongrass syrup, citrus blend, egg white and soda; Ginza Gimlet, celebrates simplicity with Roku gin and a yuzu cordial; Toki-yo Haibōru, a smoky cocktail blends Toki whisky, tobacco liqueur and soda.

For more details about The Hari, please click here or call +44 (0) 2078580100


5.) Contemporary British Cuisine at Charlie’s, Mayfair

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Charlie’s opened in Brown’s Hotel this month: a brand new restaurant named after Lord Charles Forte. Adam Byatt, acclaimed Michelin-starred Chef, is Chef Director, joined by Matt Starling, formerly at Fera at Claridge's, as Head Chef. Owain Atkinson, previously at Kitchin, La Petite Maison and Chez Bruce, is Executive Chef. From succulent Sunday roasts and traditional British classics served on a traditional silver trolley, to spectacular sharing plates and delicious desserts, Charlie’s is the new place to go for quintessential contemporary British cuisine in Mayfair.

To book, please click here or call +44 (0) 20 7518 4004


6.) St James’s and Piccadilly for London Cocktail Week’s 10th Anniversary

Maison Assouline’s Swans Bar

Maison Assouline’s Swans Bar

London residents and visitors are invited to celebrate the 10th anniversary of London Cocktail Week (3rd– 14th October) at selected bars in St James’s and Piccadilly. Cigar lovers should step into the Maison Assouline flagship store to enjoy four cigar-themed cocktails at The Swans Bar. Talented Mixologist and F&B Director Stefano Fogu leads the way with this limited-edition, bespoke cocktail collection, inspired by the novel ‘The Impossible Collection of Cigars’. The cocktails are presented in original cigar boxes, with smoke, surrounded by an outstanding, eclectic mix of art and culture.


7.) Feasting Menu at The Palomar, Soho

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The Palomar, the modern Jerusalem restaurant in London’s West End, has partnered with Ruinart to create a special feasting menu in honour of Frieze Art Fair, available 3rd-6th October. Artwork by Brazilian artist Vik Muniz will be on show along the £55 feasting menu, featuring the usual Palomar starters of kubaneh, but with dips inspired by vegetables such as ‘Beetlabneh’, a labneh served with beetroot. Sharing main courses include Wild Seabass Tartare, Pickled CarrotHarissa Chicken, Jerusalem Artichoke, Cauliflower Salad, Fennel, plus the classic Palomar josperised octopus which will be served with kohlrabi. A glass of Ruinart N.V. Brut Champagne is included in the menu price.

To book, please click here or call +44 (0) 20 7439 8777


8.) New French and Mediterranean Menu at Bagatelle, Mayfair

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Bagatelle have just launched a brand new French and Mediterranean menu, perfect for an express lunch. New dishes include The Salmon Poke Bowl, Burrata and Aubergine Parmesan to start, followed by mouth-watering Moules Mariniéres, Tartare de Boeuf and a delicious Paccheri all’ Arrabbiata. Finally to top it all off for dessert there is Coconut Mousse, Seasonal Berry Pavlova or a selection of cheeses. 

To book, please click here or call +44 (0) 20 3972 7000


If you are a bar or restaurant and you would like to feature your October 2019 updates here, please email victoria@thelondonmusings.com.

OCTOBER 2019: GREAT THINGS TO SEE & DO IN LONDON THIS AUTUMN

OCTOBER 2019: GREAT THINGS TO SEE & DO IN LONDON THIS AUTUMN