Best things to do in London: From theatre shows to restaurant openings, romantic date nights and city pop-ups, discover HELLO!'s pick of things to do in February.
February has arrived faster than you can say 'Happy New Year', and though there's still a wintery chill in London, the January sunshine has got us excited for all the bottomless brunches, restaurant openings, theatre deals and fun events the city has to offer.
Whether you're thinking of the ultimate Valentine's Day date night for the most romantic month of the year, or you're looking to fill your February half-term with family fun, there's something for everyone to enjoy in London this month. While we wait for spring to roll around, you might want to discover something new to do in the capital.
Scroll on to discover the HELLO! writers' favourite things to do in London in February 2023.
Best things to do in London in February
Beat the winter blues
Why not transport yourself to the island of Skopelos to dance, dine and have the time of your life! As the sun sets, you'll take your seats at Nikos' family-run taverna where you'll enjoy a delicious four-course Greek meal before dancing the night away at a glittering ABBA disco. Plan your getaway with family and friends to Mamma Mia! The Party for the ultimate Greek holiday experience to remember.
To book, visit mammamiatheparty.co.uk
Treat your Valentine to a date in the West End
Jenna Coleman and Aidan Turner star in Sam Steiner's Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Directed by Josie Rourke, Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons is a tender and funny romantic comedy about what we say, how we say it, and what happens when we can't say anything anymore.
To book, visit lemonstheplay.co.uk
Discover the works of British artist Lynette Yiadom-Boakye at Tate Britain
Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is a British artist and writer acclaimed for her enigmatic portraits of fictitious people. This exhibition brings together around 70 works from 2003 to the present day in the most extensive survey of the artist’s career to date.
Catch it before it goes, book tickets at tate.org.uk
Avoiding the rain? Catch a movie
Cosy up and watch a movie at one of London's most unique cinemas. From classic musical sing-alongs at The Prince Charles Cinema to an immersive viewing of the latest blockbusters at the BFI Imax, you won't be short of places to go. The Every Man Cinema is also popular with Londoners.
Find your local cinema at londonnet.co.uk/cinemas
Celebrate Gloria's fourth birthday at their ITALODISCO
London's hippest Italian trattoria is celebrating four years in the Big Smoke and what better way than with an ITALODISCO night out at funky late-night Shoreditch townhouse, 25 Paul Street on Friday 3rd March.
For one night only, two big Shoreditch personalities are coming together to host the party of your White Lotus dreams. Think trattoria meets Studio 54, a crazy all-night dancing paradisco filled with disco balls, Gloria throwbacks, Fiorucci prints, classic Big Mamma cocktails, Italo squadra, and of course… a Lemon Meringue Pie or two.
DJ's Daisybelle, Tasty Lopez and Frederika will be spinning retro Italian house music until the early hours, set across two floors and a backdrop of glittering lights. So get fabulous, throw back those limencellos and let's boogie - this will be a night to remember.
Don't miss the chance to get tickets! Book here.
Take a trip through the Thames
Fancy a romantic boat trip but no time to book? Uber has got you covered! The Uber Love Boat by Thames Clippers is an exclusive service running on Tuesday 14th February, offering people the chance to experience a live Opera performance on a romantic boat tour cruising past the most iconic sights in London. Guests on board will be serenaded by a set list of romantic arias selected to complement the timings of travel between the Uber Boat by Thames Clippers piers, providing some with their first ever operatic experience.
The romantic evening will provide stunning views of the Capital’s famous landmarks for guests to enjoy alongside a range of operatic classics. Onboard champagne and special Valentine’s nibbles will be available to order as part of the Uber Love Boat menu - including rhubarb danishes, chocolate and raspberry cookies, and a selection of prosecco and wine. What's more, those who purchase any large bottle of prosecco from the onboard café between 11-14th February will receive two free heart-shaped cookies.
Uber Love Boat cruises will depart at 19:10 and 19:40 from North Greenwich Pier. You can either start your journey at North Greenwich, or hop on at a later point in the boat’s two hour round-trip.
Check out the timetable here
Visit the World of Wellness pop-up retreat
It Cosmetics is launching its first ever World of Wellness pop-up reatreat and it's in the heart of London. With a series of curated experiences, all designed to help fans and opinion-leaders glow inside and out, the event will take people away from the hustle and bustle of daily life to a haven of interactive, joyful experiences in which novices and mavens can discover the brand's skin-loving, confidence-boosting skincare and makeup. We're hoping we might get a cameo from the newest brand ambassador Giovanna Fletcher (photographed above).
The event kicks off on Saturday 11 February and takes place at The Townhouse in Piccadilly.
Have a monstrously good time with the kids
Shrek's Adventure is a brilliantly bonkers, interactive and immersive walkthrough experience in London's Southbank where the whole family can journey through Far Far Away as stars of the show.
See, hear, touch and smell the adventure by exploring 10 fairytale themed live shows, including a magical 4D flying bus experience. Along the way you will meet various famous characters including Princess Fiona, Puss in Boots and Donkey - all while searching for the special ingredients you will need in order to find Shrek and make it home safely.
You can book tickets to this 'Shrektacular' adventure here
Finally see Harry's bedroom at the Warner Bros Studio Tour
Returning for a second year, filmmaking trickery, magical pranks and wizarding mishaps will be revealed as part of the Studio Tour’s Magical Mischief feature. Plus, brand new for 2023, visitors will be able to take a look inside Harry’s bedroom at number 4 Privet Drive, as the fan- favourite scene in which Harry meets the mischievous house elf, Dobby, is on display. Fans will recall Harry and Dobby’s first introduction at the Dursley home during Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, as Dobby attempts every trick to stop Harry from returning to Hogwarts. A variety of filmmaking techniques were used to bring beloved Dobby to life on-screen including the creation of models, used to give actors a reference point on-set, lovingly created by the Creature Effects Team, which visitors will be able to see during their visit.
Demonstrations will take place throughout the Studio Tour uncovering secrets behind the disappearing effect of the invisibility cloak and Harry’s flying acceptance letters. Visitors will even be able to get hands on to make their own origami howler, just like the one Mrs Weasley delivered to her son in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
Tickets must be pre-booked at wbstudiotour.co.uk
Check out the fashion photography at The Mandrake
This London Fashion Week, The Mandrake continues its Artist In Residence series introducing exclusive works from cult fashion photographer, Joseph Clarkson. Exhibiting from 14th – 21st February 2023, and paired with a delicious new curated lunch menu at YOPO, the standout photography will be showcased in the hotel and open to the public. The exhibition is a fashion-led interpretation of the life journey of a worm, coming up from the soil and experiencing its senses, the world and its surroundings for the first time. Taking an idea that seems quite mundane and simple, and flipping it on its head, Clarkson worked alongside an impressive team of creatives on the project. The standalone images will be displayed in frame and enhanced by Botanist, Hamish Powell, who will transform the pieces from 2D to 3D with carefully placed foliage and natural greenery. A short film will complement the exhibition and will be projected in Studio 5 at the hotel, marking Clarkson’s directional debut.
For more information on The Mandrake Hotel’s Artist in Residence Series, visit themandrake.com/joseph-clarkson
Take in the sights of London from above
Home to over 5,000 proposals, London's most romantic attraction - the lastminute.com London Eye - is offering loved-up couples the perfect way to celebrate Valentine's Day soaring over the London skyline sipping bubbles with their loved one. The Valentine's Champagne Experience is a shared experience, perfect for celebrating with that special person while taking in views of London's skyline. Couples will enjoy a chilled glass of Pommery Brut Rosé Champagne served by a host along with Hot Chocolat pink champagne chocolate truffles. Guests receive fast track entry.
The Valentine's Champagne Experience is available from the 10th-14th of February. Priced at £58 per person.
Sample Italy’s finest wines at Eataly's Wine Festival
Want to try a variety of high-quality Italian wines all under one roof? Look no further than Eataly’s Wine Festival, which returns for 2023. Discover 12 different wine stations where guests can sip on a host of red, white and sparkling wines while chatting with their expert producers.
Running from Thursday 2 March to Saturday 4 March, Eataly London will be hosting a three-day-long celebration of Italian wines, offering wine lovers the chance to discover 56 different types. Plus you’ll get a chance to meet 27 of the finest Italian producers from vineyards located across Italy including Sicily, Puglia, Trentino, Veneto as well as Piemonte. Tickets cost £30 for 5 wine tastings of 75ml and you’ll also be able to take home your own wine glass and a limited-edition pouch.
Get your tickets via Eventbrite
Most luxurious things to do in London in February
Connect under the stars at AIRE Ancient Baths London
AIRE Ancient Baths is a little slice of underground heaven in central London. Submerged in a restored 18th century townhouse, the luxury thermal spa is iconic worldwide for a reason. Descend into a candlelit cavern and journey through a maze of interconnected pools, ranging from balmy body temperature to blissfully hot to ice cold Frigidariums, as well as a salt-infused pool that allows you to float weightlessly.
Don't forget to visit the dimly-lit breakout room where you can enjoy a cold glass of fizz after an aromatherapy infused massage and a trip to the steam room. A special shout out goes to the staff, who go above and beyond to make sure your experience is perfection from start to finish.
The spa has been transformed into a celestial wonderland for a special Valentine's event from 11 to 14 February, taking inspiration from the stars. More specifically, Venus and Mars' position between Gemini and Pisces – a moment of balance and connection for romantic couples. The luxury pampering experience allows you to rebalance and reconnect with a couples' massage featuring aromatherapeutic oils (choose between relaxing and soothing Venus or energising and invigorating Mars) and hot stones. There is also a self-love experience for one – and expect plenty of additional surprises. Trust us... it is pure bliss.
Grab one of the last tickets now to treat yourself or your partner this Valentine’s Day.
Level up your nail game at Paint Nails London
You'll be in good hands (pun intended) at Paint Nails London, located in The Beauty Club just off Oxford Street. Not only are we obsessed with their ultra-cool, kitsch interiors (think hot pink neon lights and tropical boho décor), but their nail art skills are unmatched, perfect for levelling up your manicure game. Whether you're after gel, acrylics, BIAB gel, or even just to show your cuticles some TLC, the nail techs seriously know how to finesse a perfect set. This vibey salon is the perfect lunchtime tonic, post-work treat or space to relax with your besties - they even offer a classic cocktail menu to get you prepped to hit the town. Martini and a manicure? Sign us up.
Here, you can trust you'll be well looked after by whoever your nail tech is, but for a particularly fresh set of immaculate gels, ask for Gabi - her Valentine's Day nail art is stunning!
To book, visit paintnailslondon.co.uk
Treat your loved one to a stay for two at the Courthouse Hotel
Situated in London's hippest district, The Courthouse Hotel sits in the heart of bustling Shoreditch. Boasting a wealth of facilities, including a private cinema, cocktail bar, roof terrace, award-winning restaurants and Sanook Spa, this luxurious hotel stay is sure to be a delight for any city dweller. New to Red Letter Days, this February you can spend the night in the plush Dalston King Room and after a hard day hitting the shops, pop open a bottle of bubbly to inject some luxury into an already special break. To add to the indulgence a full English breakfast is also included in the morning - all for £285.99.
To book, visit Red Letter Days
Enjoy fizz-tastic Champagne masterclasses
Pop the corks and learn the art of champagne with a guided tasting and paired dinner at Searcys' landmark locations, the Gherkin and St Pancras by Searcys. Led by one of Searcys fizz experts, become a bubble connoisseur with an interactive masterclass, tutored taste-testing of three vintages, all perfectly matched with the best of British seasonal dishes. With classes throughout the year, no bottle will be the same with new theme for every session, from fizz seen on the big screen to champagnes fit for a king. Price from £95pp.
Dates include: St Pancras by Searcys - 15 February, 8 March, 19 April, 17 May, 28 September, 26 October, 9 November and for Searcys at the Gherkin: 12 April, 10 May, 1 June, 27 July, 3 August, 28 October, 19 December.
Enjoy a monthly tasting menu at Theo Randall's restaurant at The InterContinental
Every month Theo Randall will create a bespoke tasting menu at his restaurant in The InterContinental. The limited-edition menu will utilise the best seasonal produce whilst showcasing traditional Italian cooking in hearty and beautifully presented dishes, inspired by Theo’s travels throughout Italy over the last 20 years. The menu changes monthly, drawing inspiration from different regions each time.
To find out more visit here
Align your wellness habit with Sarah Jane Watson
Sarah Jane Watson, award-winning Massage Therapist, is the founder of the bespoke wellness treatment The SJW Signature Treatment. This consists of a full-body powerful treatment which helps re-establish wellbeing to both the mind and body.A firm believer in the restorative power of massage, Sarah's approach of tailoring her techniques to benefit the individual needs of each of her clients, has been formed from over three decades of experience. By lulling you into a deep state of rest, her treatment enables your mind and body to regain its equilibrium, resulting in the most luxurious and highest quality massage experience.
Pamper fix over drinks
Away from the hustle and bustle, head to Iris Avenue in Tottenham Court Road for the perfect set of new nails over some cocktails. The stunning beauty destination boasts a relaxing feel, filled with luxurious treatments and state-of-the-art technology for a modern pamper experience like none other. The salon offers bespoke treatments for you to choose from, from gel manicures to glowing facials, spray tans and massages.
Enjoy an afternoon tea fit for the King!
The Crown Jewels Afternoon tea has just launched at Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square and it’s certainly one not to miss. With the world’s finest teas on offer, this takes afternoon tea to the next level. As hoped for, the traditional finger sandwiches were slight twists on British classics, with the freshly baked homemade scones simply sensational. But the star of the show? The pastries inspired by the world-famous Crown Jewels that melted in your mouth. With a pianist playing in the centre of the lounge, providing the perfect atmosphere. This is the ideal luxurious day out!
To book, visit fourseasons.com
London restaurants and bars to add to your bucket list in February
Experience delicious Latin-American food at Zuaya
Step into Zuaya restaurant and bar just off Kensington High Street and you feel as if you've been transported to a glamorous Amazonian world. The exotic Latin American opened in July 2018 and we quickly realised why it's so popular – creative cocktails, delicious tapas dishes and cool Latino music playing while you eat makes for a wonderful evening.
The cocktails at Zuaya are sublime, presented in chic glasses in keeping with the venue's 'jungle chic' vibe. The London to Lima is Zuaya's signature cocktail, featuring Pisco, Falernum, Lime, Agave syrup and egg white. Their classic cocktails Kir Royal and Bellini were stunning, as was their mocktail 'Before the Sunrise'.
We started our meal with some Salted Padron Peppers to share along with Guacamole and Sweet Potato Crisps – seriously moreish. For our main tapas dishes we chose a selection of plates, including Spinach & Ricotta Empanada, Seabass Cevice with Wild Berries, Slow Roasted Duck Salad and Grilled Octopus. Each dish was as fabulous as the next.
Service at Zuaya was excellent – we couldn't fault it – and we'd thoroughly recommend the restaurant for a fun, relaxed evening with unique, tasty dishes and exquisite cocktails.
To book visit zuaya.co.uk
Go for dinner at Heliot Steak House
Looking for a date night spot? Located in the established Hippodrome Casino in the heart of Leicester Square, Heliot Steak House is a premium destination restaurant and late-night bar offering a menu of incredible steaks, and an extensive wine list with over 120 options. The restaurant’s lavish and opulent interiors combine the bright lights of a luxury Vegas casino with the glam of the 1930s, creating the perfect setting for guests to enjoy a first-class meal whilst overlooking the spectacular Grand Casino and the glitzy stage in a buzzing atmosphere.
We took the waiter's recommendation and tried both the octopus and ceviche starters, then tucked into succulent steak with fries and leek gratin, and it was so delicious we still had space for desserts! With the staff's extensive knowledge on how to pair wines, and dishes served on dry ice - you'll really wow whichever guest you take.
Heliot Steak House is also soon launching its new monthly ‘Steak and Wine Club’ featuring a bespoke menu of globally sourced cuts of meat, expertly paired with wine from around the world.
Info and booking: hippodromecasino.com/restaurant-bars-lounges/
Discover London's newest Italian restaurant everyone's talking about
Big Mamma (the much-adored restaurant group behind those towering slices of lemon meringue pie), has a new kid on the block. Enter Jacuzzi, the glorious new trattoria lighting up High Street Kensington. If you haven't yet had the chance to delight in Jacuzzi's eclectic menu, you'll want to make it a priority to do so. We dined out on pillowy focaccia, melt-in-the-mouth burrata and the restaurant's famous truffle pasta served in a giant wheel of cheese. If you have room for dessert, chocoholics needn't fret about portion sizes. The larger-than-life profiterole doused in rich chocolate ganache will have you grinning after every bite.
Jacuzzi describes itself as a 'pleasure palace', a worthy title to describe their hearty plates of Italian classics and ornate flourish. From the stunning art-deco-inspired décor to the zany disco toilets and outlandish menu, Circolo Popolare's luxurious sister just gave West London a serious glow up.
To book visit bigmammagroup.com/en/trattorias/jacuzzi
Visit the friendliest restaurant - where kids eat free!
Feed the family for less this half-term at Bill's, with up to two children eating free ALL DAY Monday – Friday if one adult orders any main dish (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). The children’s menu features family faves including their famous buttermilk pancakes, mac & cheese, and fish fingers & chips.
We love Bill's food allergy awareness, and their website and friendly staff will be able to guide you through the array of dishes that are on offer and free from the 14 legally recognised food allergens.
Offer valid Monday – Friday only, from 13th – 24th…. hurry don’t miss out!
To book visit bills-website.co.uk/events/kidseatfree
Hit up London's vibiest steak restaurant
Londoners can't get enough of STK, and it's easy to see why. Not your average steak restaurant, STK has perfected the low-lit seductiveness that lures in a taste of luxury, and with resident DJs on hand to serve up dance-party tunes throughout the evening, it's the perfect destination to level up your date night. Sink your teeth into their indulgent menu, which includes a versatile selection of steaks and sumptuous sides, as well as tempting crispy Calamari, Lobster Ravioli, Truffle & Parmesan French Fries and an unforgettable Cookie Dough dessert. Pair your choices with expertly mixed cocktails, draught and bottled beers and an impressive and award-winning wine list.
STK has venues on The Strand, in Westminster and Stratford. To book, visit stksteakhouse.com
Impress your date at The Garden at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
Theatre Royal Drury Lane is one of London's most impressive and most iconic theatres, and nestled right next to it is one of the capital's best-hidden treasures, sure to impress anyone you take there.
Tucked down the side of the theatre and adorned in trailing foliage and twinkling fairy lights, The Garden is the perfect pre-theatre date, or post-show nightcap, offering delicious cocktails, tasty food and a charming atmosphere.
While it appears to be outside, the space is actually undercover and was cosy and warm when we called in on a chilly February night. Sit down and soak up the atmosphere in this hidden gem, we have a feeling it won't be a secret for much longer.
Find out more at thelane.co.uk
Tuck into a Sunday feast at Smith's Bar and Grill
With the days starting to get longer again, Smith's Bar and Grill is easing the post-January blues with a hearty sharing roast and bottomless red wine perfect for a Sunday afternoon by the waterside.Placed conveniently next to Paddington Station, this quintessential British eatery provides a relaxing and warming setting to hunker down around the table and enjoy precious time with family and friends. With quality at the core of the restaurant, the expertly-prepared sharing roast, available from £34 offers a selection of premium cooked meats and poultry accompanied by crispy roast potatoes cooked in duck fat, fluffy homemade Yorkshire puddings, and tender and flavoursome vegetables.
To book, visit smithsbarandgrill
Go for an extra special Valentine's Dinner at Seven Park Place
On February 14th, five-star hotel St James’s Hotel & Club will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a beautiful set menu served in the Michelin-starred Seven Park Place by William Drabble.
Illuminating the corner of Park Place, tucked away in the heart of St James’ guests are welcomed to enjoy an evening of fine dining and paired wines. Chef William’s menu has been carefully curated to showcase the finest ingredients. The Valentine’s Day dinner will kick off canapés selected by Chef William Drabble before moving on to langoustine consommé with black winter truffle, followed by Scottish scallop with celeriac, apple and vanilla. The main event will be a roasted breast of duck with honey and black pepper. For dessert, couples can enjoy a set cream with rose jelly and pistachio alongside an assiette of chocolate and petit fours.
Bookings are available at stjameshotelandclub.com
Go for Après Hour at Haugen
Missed ski season? Head to Haugen for a cosy alpine escape with Après Hour at Haugen. Diners can enjoy 2 for 1 cocktails every day (excluding stadium days) from 4-6pm in their elegant first floor lounge. Their lounge is an elegant and vibrant spot, where DJs play the biggest hits on Thursdays-Saturdays. Over in East London, Haugen is ideally located for those heading to the ABBA Voyage show for a pre-concert tipple. Housed in an impressive wooden chalet-style structure it's the perfect spot to escape London for the Alps!
Info and booking: haugen-restaurant.com
Enjoy pub classics with a modern twist at Great Central Pub at The Landmark London
Five-star Grande Dame hotel, The Landmark London in Marylebone, has launched a new gastropub within the hotel. The relaxed establishment offers modern twists on pub classics, from Scotch Eggs to Fish and Chips - this really is comfort food at its best. We’d recommend the Steak and Ale Pie and pan roasted chicken breast, complete with the most incredible sauce. Just be sure to save room for the Lemon Brûlée tart! With a calm and easy-going atmosphere, the Great Central Pub is the perfect place to unwind.
To find out more, visit landmarklondon.co.uk
Book luxury dining with incredible views of London at Bökan
On the 37th floor of Novotel London Canary Wharf, you will find Bōkan, known for their luxury menu and mouthwatering cocktails - this did not disappoint. With views of London’s most iconic landmarks, this is fine dining at its best. Set over three floors, the establishment has a restaurant, bar and rooftop terrace. If you’re looking for a lighter meal, the two or three course menus will suit perfectly, but for those wanting a real experience, we’d recommend the seven course tasting experience. All the dishes were sublime but the sweetheart cabbage, cod cheek and short ribs were the stars of the show. With a beautiful blood orange dessert and homemade sorbet that was simply divine - this meal will leave your taste buds delighted. We also have to comment on the friendly staff who made this meal so memorable - one to visit!
Exclusively for Valentine’s Day, you and your Valentine can indulge in a delicious seven-course tasting menu (£150pp) that puts the spotlight on impeccably soured British produce.
To find out more, visit bokanlondon.co.uk
Brunch in style with IT London
Mayfair’s most sophisticated Mediterranean restaurant and bar are launching brunch this February. Available every Saturday and Sunday from 12 pm – 5 pm, IT’s Brunch Selection Menu continues to spotlight the Italian soul and Ibizan spirit for which they’re known for. Dishes include IT’s Italian take on an eggs benedict, crepes filled with spinach and parmesan fondue or indulgent larger plates of their carbonara with scrambled eggs. IT will also play host to singers and DJ’s bringing brunch to life and allowing guests to while away the hours.
Bookings can be made via email@example.com
Get £1 Salad all week!
Build your own salad bar, Choppaluna, is offering Londoners lunch for just £1 for a whole week to celebrate its latest London opening and satisfy all healthy eating and money saving cravings alike. Between Monday 13th and Friday 17th February, the all-new salad bar will be offering a different delicious and guilt-free signature bowl each day for just £1. It doesn’t end there, one lucky customer each day will also win free lunch for the entire year.
314 High Holborn, for more details visit here
Take your bottomless brunch to new heights at Wagtail
Have we just found London's most luxurious bottomless brunch? Wagtail has just launched its ultra-indulgent offering for weekend brunchers, which features a simple but sumptuous menu including elegant and light breakfast favourites and flavoursome sides.
Their latest menu focuses on classic dishes with a modern twist, profiling the best of British produce, provenance, and seasonality. Diners can now pick from a grill menu which showcases Britain's most prestigious cuts including rare ancient beef breed White Park Chateaubriand, as well as Pan-seared Veal Chop, Olive-Fed English Wagyu Rib-eye, Grass-Fed Sirloin, or the Wagtail’s Butcher Burger. Guests can also choose from a number of main courses including the Whole Brill Meunière with Lemon and Caper Butter and Roast Guinea Fowl Breast with Green Lentils and Red Wine Jus.
If you're a fellow skyline seeker, you'll love this upscale rooftop restaurant offering breathtaking panoramic views across the city. Even the bottomless offering is elevated, with everything from vodka to gin, house wines and Prosecco on offer.
To book, visit wagtaillondon.com
Join the Rio de Janeiro Carnival with Amazónico
This February, Amazónico will transport guests to the heart of Brazil. Set to bring Rio de Janeiro’s iconic Carnival to Mayfair for the first time from the 17th – 25th February, featuring live Brazilian drummers, dancers and DJs and six special, limited-edition dishes. And even seven colourful Rio-style cocktails specifically created for the occasion will also be available throughout the week. The week-long celebration will culminate on Friday 24th February with an all-night party from 9pm until 3am. The restaurant will come alive with Brazilian décor, carnival dancers, samba drums and live bands.
To book, visit amazonicorestaurant.com
Continue with Veganuary at Seven Dials Market
Whether you are going vegan to do your bit for the environment, or fancy exploring new food alternatives, Seven Dials' array of restaurants and cafes will make Veganuary (and beyond!) a breeze this year. For inspiration on where to go look no further – as you can find delicious plant-based treats, breakfasts, lunch and dinners all within the seven streets of the Dial.
There's plenty to chose from but we loved Club Mexicana that served cheezeburger tacos and 'short rib' burritos. If going vegan isn't your thing, there are other food choices such as Oshpaz Dumplings, El Pollote, Curry on Naanstop and Yum Bun. For a tipple head over to Bar Nana and Warehouse Bar.
Celebrate London Fashion Week with a Poke Bowl
To celebrate London Fashion week, Europe’s largest poke chain, Poke House, has launched its limited-edition “Fashion Bowl”. Designed to give you the energy and nutrition you need on-the-go, this bowl is packed with super ingredients like quinoa, kale, avocado, teriyaki & ginger chicken, and more. From 17th to 28th February, the Fashion Bowl will be available across all Poke House London locations and on delivery apps for £10.45. With super fresh ingredients and quirky interiors - Poke House is one to check out!
To find out more, visit here
Taste of Mexico at One Hundred Shoreditch
This February to celebrate Margarita Month, One Hundred Shoreditch’s Rooftop will be partnering with PATRÓN Tequila to create one of London’s largest margarita menus. Bringing the authentic taste of Mexico’s famous ‘Cantina’ culture to London’s Shoreditch, the Rooftop will host ‘La Cantina De Margarita’, where visitors can raise a glass with the PATRÓN familia across two exclusive preview nights in collaboration with two Michelin starred chef Tom Sellers. Kicking off on National Margarita Day on 22 February, One Hundred Shoreditch’s Rooftop, with its pink décor, sleek marble and terrazzo, lush succulents and cacti, will dedicate an entire month to one of the most popular cocktails in the world - the margarita.
To book visit here
Visit new dining hotspot Gura Gura
New Covent Garden restaurant Gura Gura is set to become a West End favourite. The restaurant delivers a delicious melting pot of flavours from Asia incorporating Japanese, Thai and Chinese elements. The menu, spearheaded by Gobind Chona, has something for everyone, from hand-made sushi options to juicy dumplings, and favourites like crispy spring rolls and chicken satay skewers. The large-plate plate menu steals the show, with hero dishes including the grilled lamb rack marinated in soy served with nori gratin dauphinoise.
Our favourite thing about the new space? The beautiful dining areas including a sushi counter upstairs and dimly-lit downstairs bar designed by Orphic Design Studios, which boasts playful tree designs and lounge style chairs. Press your table lamp for speedy service. The cosy vibe is perfect for date nights and pre-theatre cocktails – plus the seasonal cocktail menu is pretty special too.
Book your table at guragura.co.uk
Check out the brand new Five Guys at Queensway
American burger brand Five Guys, known for its delicious made-to-order burgers and hot dogs have officially opened their new restaurant in Queensway! The brand has a seriously loyal fanbase, with Ed Sheeran and Maya Jama amongst the fans! The new store is located at 59/63 Queensway, London, W2 4QH.
For more information, visit here
Enjoy a romantic night out at Tattu
Tattu London is serving up some serious romance this Valentine’s Day. The ultra chic Chinese restaurant in London’s West End will be projecting love messages across its beautiful interiors and indoor blooms from 10-19 February. Book yourself in for a date in one of the upmarket venue's intimate booths with panoramic views.
This Valentine's Day, Tattu is offering a selection of sharing menus to choose from. Enjoy the Taste of Tattu Modern Chinese or the Emperor’s Choice sharing menus. Menu highlights include Yellowtail Sashimi served with lotus root, kiwi and chilli salsa and Sesame Roasted Scallops served with Chinese sausage, crushed edamame and mint. Make sure you try the limited edition new Valentine's sharing cocktail Shanghai Rose, which comes in a giant rose-shaped glass, before rounding off your meal with the indulgent Shen Garden dessert - a heart-shaped chocolate bomb served with hot miso caramel poured over meringue.
Why not snap up one of Tattu's gift vouchers as a treat for Valentine's Day?
Mark Lunar New Year at The Ivy Asia
The Ivy Asia, Mayfair, is making it impossible not to visit over the next few weeks, as they celebrate Lunar New Year. To mark the Year of the Rabbit, the restaurant has partnered up with Ki No Bi Gin to create a range of limited edition cocktails and sweet treats, with names such as The Good Fortune - a blend of Ki No Bi Gin with liliet rose, cointreau citrus, raspberry and absinthe, and the Lunar Martini - featuring Ki-No-Bi Gin and Dry Vermouth and a carrot - in tribute of the rabbit's favourite snack. On the expansive menu, must-have dishes include hot and sour plum chicken, cashew, chili and spring onion, a wide variety of sushi and sashimi, and for vegetarians, choices include the chilli noodles and glazed Japanese mushrooms with asparagus, cashew and lime. Desserts are like artwork and include the creative Samurai - a chocolate-based pudding with brownies and chocolate pearls hidden among it, and The Golden Rabbit - complete with chocolate brownie, soft serve ice cream and honeycomb and raspberry pearls. What's more, a beautiful golden rabbit installation is currently sitting outside the entrance of the venue - helping to bring good luck, peace, and prosperity to all.
To book, visit theivyasiamayfair.com
Indulge in all the cheese at Raymond Blanc's Alpine Ski Nights
Renowned chef, Raymond Blanc's White Brasserie pubs are at the forefront of an exciting new ski-themed dining experience across South West London and Surrey. At pubs including The King's Head in Teddington, guests on selected days of the week until 23 March can enjoy ski season a little closer to home and attend a Ski Night. Each pub has a beautiful ski lodge, complete with twinking lights and faux fur rugs, where diners can indulge in cheese fondue or raclette, together with charcaterie, accompaniments and a bespoke ski shot. What's more, French wines are also on the menu, while dressing up is highly encouraged for extra fun! Other participating pubs include The Black Horse, Reigate, The Barley Mow, Englefield Green, and The Queen's Head, Weybridge. Price including a drink is £25 per person, and £20 per person without.
For more information, visit whitebrasserie.com
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