Monday, 7 May 2018

The 3 Day Feria de Londres 2018 Spanish Festival near to the Oxo Tower

Feria De Londres, the Spanish Festival on the South Bank, is returning to London for 2018, running from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May, at the new site of Bernie Spain Gardens, behind the Oxo Tower.  It's free to attend, and will be full of food stalls, produce, bars - with sponsor Tio Pepe - workshops, live music, and even Flamenco dancing.  Sounds like a great day out!

"This Spring Bank Holiday, Feria De Londres, is bringing its famous Andalusian carnival spirit back to London’s Southbank. Taking place this year in the beautiful and aptly named Bernie Spain Gardens, Feria de Londres will once again line the banks of the Thames with colourful stalls serving up delicious Spanish tapas, cocktails and tastings from official sponsors Tio Pepe, vibrant Flamenco dancing shows, interactive workshops and live Spanish music.
Inspired by Southern Spain’s traditional Spring fairs, Feria de Londres is a resplendent celebration of Spanish cuisine and entertainment. Such fairs date back to the Middle Ages and over time have evolved into huge regional events. Spanish cities, towns and villages come alive as hundreds of locals take to the beautifully decorated streets, brimming with food and drinks stalls, in celebration of Andalusian culture.
Feria de Londres will recreate the scenesseen at many of Spain’s local Ferias. Throughoutthe weekend entertainers will be dressed in their finest traditional costumes and festival goers will be encouraged to immerse themselves in the fair as though they were in Andalucia rather than Southwark. Throughout the weekend, there will be chances for everyone to get involved with celebrations. From Sevillana dance lessons to flamenco rhythm workshops, Feria de Londres will also offer family-friendly activities, with activities for children in the form of face painting, hair styling, arts and crafts.
To celebrate the richness of Spanish cuisine, guests will be able to tuck into tasty tapas and enjoy some flavourful seafood paellawhile enjoying the livespectacles on offer. Bright ‘casetas’ will line the bank of the Thames and will be hosting some fine Spanish delicacies. Guests can choose between dishes such as Croquetas, Iberico Ham, Filled Tortillas and Pimientos de Padron or treat their sweet tooth with some delicious sugar coated churros. Also on hand will be Spanish food experts and producers offering special tastings. Across the Feria, there will be bars serving some of Spain’s most refreshing drinks – from ice cold Iberian beers tothe finest regional wines. The famous Tio Pepe, Spain’s favourite fino, will be hosting a series of sherry tasting masterclasses where guests will be able to explorethe different styles of Spain’s most iconic wine. On offer will be the traditional Andalusian cocktail, a refreshing Tio Pepe Rebujito, consisting of Fino sherry, lemonade, fresh mint on the rocks – the perfect summer drink.
At the heart of every Spanish festival and celebration lies song and dance. Flamboyant Flamenco dancers will be giving passionate dance performances while creating the authentic Feria party atmosphere. While relaxing in the gardens, guests can immerse themselves in live performances. Live bands will take to the stage, capturing the essence of Spain through songful guitar, percussive cajon and rhythmic hand claps, while the party will be finished off by a rousing DJ set, designed to get everyone dancing. 
This May bank holiday Feria de Londres will transformBernie Spain Gardens to give Londoners an exuberant taste of Spain. This free festival is a celebration of all things Andalusian and is the perfect place for families and groups of all ages."

Friday 25th May – 4pm to 9pm
Saturday 26th May – 12 Noon to 9pm
Sunday 27th May – 12 Noon to 8pm

Where - Bernie Spain Gardens, London SE1 9PH
(On the south side of the Thames, behind he Oxo Tower)


Link - Feria De Londres

Moonshine Saloon - the Immersive Pop-up Wild West Bar on the King's Road

Moonshine Saloon is an immersive Wild West bar on the King's Road, where visitors get measured up for a stetson and cowboy gear (perfect for photo opportunities), and then head down to the saloon to drink moonshine cocktails.  It's open Thursday to Saturdays from 24th May - 25th August, and £33.99 gets you a 1 hour 45 minute slot, with 4 cocktails (you can pay extra once you're there, and stay longer.)  Looking forward to trying this! 

"From the team behind the sell-out BYOB bar concept, Alcotraz, comes Moonshine Saloon, a one-of-a-kind immersive cocktail bar experience which is set to transport guests from the streets of West London to the streets of the Wild West.
Located on the King’s Road, Moonshine Saloon is the centre of an undercover moonshine empire, a mysterious underworld where everyone looks out for themselves and nothing is quite as it seems.
Inspired by the captivating tales of the Wild West and its covert operations, Moonshine Saloon invites guests to bring their own liquor to be granted entry to the undercover saloon and into the dark world of moonshining.
Upon entering, apprentice moonshiners encounter a street that looks like it’s been plucked straight from the dusty towns of the Wild West. First stop is the local tailor, who will measure guests up for Stetson Hats and Cowboy gear, ensuring they don’t attract attention in the West for the wrong reasons.
Once they look the part, The King of The Moonshiners will grant guests exclusive access into the shadiest spirit making business in town. Upon being taken downstairs to the Saloon, they can try their luck at card and dice games, exchange tales of life in the West and enjoy personalised moonshine cocktails, all while evading the beady eye of the local Sheriff. Those who manage to escape the Law as a Moonshiner in the Saloon are invited to stop for a refreshment in the General Store before leaving the Wild West!
The unique concept, created by Inventive Productions, aims to build on the successful path that Alcotraz paved by offering drinks crafted by highly experimental mixologists, all without rules and menus to follow."

When - Thursday 24th May- 25th August
Thursdays - Saturdays
Thursday from 6:15pm-10:15pm
Friday from 6:15pm-10:15pm
Saturday from 12:15pm-11:00pm

Where - 535 Kings Road, Chelsea, London, SW10 0SZ

Tickets - £33.99 from Moonshine Saloon here
Bookings are for 1 hour 45 minutes inside the Saloon including 4 x cocktails using visitor's moonshine! If you wish to stay longer in the Wild West you may visit the town's General Store after your booking.


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Link - Moonshine Saloon

The 'Feasty Blinders' Immersive Supper Club Nights at a Secret Location

This May and June 'Feasty Blinders' an immersive supper club based on the look and spirit of the TV series Peaky Blinders is opening at a secret location.  Tickets are £59 for dnner, and you can book for Tuesday and Wednesday nights from 15th May to 20th June.  The evening is based around the opening night of the 'Eden Club', with guests invited by strict invitation only and the location kept secret from guests until the week leading up to the event; in an attempt to avoid trouble from enemies across London.  Love these things - make sure you dress the part!

"An immersive dining experience inspired by the hit TV-series Peaky Blinders is coming to a secret Central London venue for six-weeks from Tuesday 15th May.
The event, hosted by the playfully named Feasty Blinders, will transport guests into a post-series world where The Shelby Family from Birmingham have teamed up with the notorious Camden- hardman Alfie Solomon’s to finally takeover the famous Eden Club in London.
The evening is based around the opening night of the club, with guests invited by strict invitation only and the location kept secret from guests until the week leading up to the event; in an attempt to avoid trouble from enemies across London.
Prospective guests have to sign up at to receive a ticket invitation and those lucky enough to get in will be treated to a complimentary cocktail reception, three-course dinner, immersive theatre and live music and entertainment.
Tickets are priced at £59 and the series will be running every Tuesday and Wednesday from 15th May to 20th June."

When - 15th May - 20th June 2018
Tuesday and Wednesday nights

Where - It's a secret! (But it's near to the river)

Tickets - £59 for dinner - guests need to register here, then wait for more instructions
OR - buy them from Time Out / Yplan here

Link - Feasty Blinders

The Boy Who Bakes' Sunday Brunch at Good & Proper Tea in Clerkenwell

Edd Kimber, aka The Boy Who Bakes, won the first ever series of Great British Bake Off back in 2010.  On Sunday 13th May he will be cooking and hosting a brunch at the lovely Good & Proper Tea cafe in Leather Lane, EC1, with a menu that includes chocolate babka, bakes eggs, and even a delicious treat to take home.  Tickets are just £37 from Tast Tripper, and any profits from the event will go to the Hackney community charity Centre for Better Health supporting people who suffer with mental ill-health.

"As part of our aim to connect people with great food and the people who make them we've asked some of our favourite cook book authors and friends to cook for you. All of the profits go to charity.
Tickets include a feast of delicious sweet and savoury bakes, an Our/London cocktail and a treat to take away. 
On the Menu for Sunday 13th May
* Our/London cocktail on arrival
* Pecan sticky buns
* Chocolate babka
* Sourdough with spreads, plus jam fromNewton & Pott
* Baked Eggs
* Seasonal Fruit Crumble
* A delicious treat to take home.
Any profit from our first event with Edd Kimber (@theboywhobakes) will go to Hackney community charity Centre for Better Health supporting people who suffer with mental ill-health."

When - Sunday 13th May 2018, 12.45pm

Where - Good & Proper Tea, 96 Leather Ln, London EC1N 7TX

Tickets - £37 from Taste Tripper here


Link - Tickets page

Malay Plate's Residency at Two Spoons in Honor Oak Park

Malay Plate are now serving their Malaysian dishes at Two Spoons, the cafe and cocktail bar in Honor Oak Park, SE23, every Friday and Saturday night.  Go for a mix of small plates, big plates, and sweet things, too. 

"We are very happy to announce that we will be serving at Two Spoon Cafe & Bar, Honor Oak starting 5th of May 2018 (6pm till end)
Enjoy Malaysian Delicacies at its best!"

When - Friday & Saturday nights until end of June 2018
Fridays & Saturdays - 6pm - 10pm

Where - Two Spoons, 72 Honor Oak Park, Greater London SE23 1DY

Booking - To book call 0208699 8998 or email


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Link 1 - Malay Plate on Instagram
Link 2 - Two Spoons on Twitter

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Sunday, 29 April 2018

The Grand Trunk Road South Asian Supper Club in Brixton

The Grand Trunk Road supper club is the first in a series from Empress Market, a Pakistani company that also does street food.  The six course menu traverses the ancient trade route from Kabul to Kolkata showcasing how the merchant travellers have shaped the food and culture along the way.  Tickets are just £36, with BYOB, and it is held at the Brixton Pound Cafe in Atlantic Road.  Tickets are already selling fast - don't miss out!

"The Grand Trunk Road supper club, a culinary journey from Kabul to Kolkata.
A six course menu traversing the ancient trade route of the Asian sub-continent. The menu traces the steps of merchant caravans journeying from Kabul, Afghanistan, through northern Pakistan, across India to the heart of West Bengal. 
The GT Road supper club is a celebration of the Asian sub-continent’s vibrant culture. Heritage extends beyond a fixed place here, as customs intermingle through the exchange of food by diverse communities that live along the GT Road.
The menu features the culinary specialities along the route that have evolved through the migration of people and their food, shaping the dinner tables across the larger Asian sub-continent. Each dish recounts tales of the subain (regions) along the way, capturing their sense of place and history. 
Held in Brixton, the heart of multicultural South London, the GT road supper club epitomises the very diversity of our modern lives. It comes to symbolise the thread that holds us together, our shared cultured found in our very differences.
Communal eating from sharing platters is what brings people together here where strangers from diverse communities congregate for their dinner."

When - Saturday 12th May 2018

Where - Brixton Pound Cafe, 77 Atlantic Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8PU

Tickets - £36 from Glub Club here - plus it's BYOB


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Link - Tickets page