Winter has come to John Lewis' rooftop in the form of the perfect festive hideaway - The Ethicurean. The Bristol-based restaurant, known for its delectable British dishes, is popping up on the store's rooftop. Dishes on the menu include their Christmas pie, Welsh rabbit, Tandoor-spiced cauliflower and truffle and mushroom pork sausages.
Save space for pudding; almond milk sorbet and sticky toffee apple cake are among the winners. And make sure you keep warm with the tipples; we've got our eye on the traditional Hot Toddy and 8 Spices Mulled Negroni. For a more cosy affair, guests can also book the lodges - perfect for small groups and couples.
November is here and you know what that means? Festive winter pop-ups are finally back in business. Cue Fulham's Winterland; a cutesy wonderland packed with cosy winter lodges, igloos, and fur-lined sofas perched underneath a heated pergola. Food-wise, it's an alpine-themed affair with dribble-worthy fondues, raclette burgers and steak frites from Jimmy's Lodge. There'll be delectable hot cocktails to warm your bones too, and besides Saturdays, Winterland is BYOB.
Not only is this a seriously Instagrammable setting, the entertainment line-up will feature neon-lit curling lanes, mini golf and prosecco pong. Tickets start at a pocket-friendly £5.
If you want to catch a movie in style this week, there's no better place to do so than at One Aldwych Hotel's private cinema. They've teamed up with Curzon to bring guests a series of weekend screenings, and this week they're kicking things off with Goodbye Christopher Robin. You'll be able to enjoy your movie with a chilled glass of Lallier Grande Réserve Champagne in hand, before heading to the exclusive Indigo restaurant for a three course meal courtesy of executive chef Dominic Teague. The menu happens to be entirely gluten and dairy-free, so you can count on plenty of healthy and delicious food. Tickets are £55.
PAUL Bakery Masterclasses
Those looking to do their Christmas shopping early need look no further. PAUL Bakery have just launched their new pâtisserie masterclasses and bread making courses - a perfect gift for the foodie in your life, or those inspired by Bake Off! The evening baking classes, which take place at PAUL's store in Covent Garden, are perfect for avid bakers who want to learn the art of making stunning éclairs, fruit tarts and bread from the experts.
PAUL's pastry chefs lead the different classes, guiding you in how to make the perfect pastries which you can take home. You'll also receive a signed certificate, PAUL apron and luxury baker's kit. Parfait!
In the lead-up to Christmas, PAUL has also added three new Christmas gourmet baguettes to their menu. Turkey, pork or veggie - decisions, decisions!
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The Sipping Room
Want something that's fun for all the family? Look no further as The Sipping Room is a fabulous choice! Miss Balloonivese is on hand to keep the kids entertained with balloon art, games and activities, leaving you to enjoy Drake & Morgan's signature Sunday roast. You can pick from either rib of beef or free-range half chicken served with all the trimmings including crispy roasties, Yorkshire puddings and lashings of gravy.
And with the winter season now in full swing, the restaurant has it all covered with six giant pop-up igloos, all offering the perfect party hotspot. For the ultimate VIP experience book one of the two Copper Dog whisky igloos, complete with a bespoke cocktail and party bite menu.
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Japanese cafe and matcha bar Tombo, in Soho, Fitzrovia and South Kensington, is getting ready for winter with some delicious, heartwarming food. Hot new additions include a new range of donburi bowls including Teriyaki Chicken, Mapo Tofu Aubergine, Salmon Avocado and Gyu Don, all served with a range of extra toppings. The classic fresh poke bowls and matcha teas and lattes, which the restaurant is famed for, all remain on the menu.
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Looking for a new winter rooftop? Ideally located on Oxford Street, a minute's walk from Marble Arch, Woody Bear has popped up to replace formerly summer hits Notch and Sisu. Inspired by an abandoned urban fairground, the rooftop has repurposed tea-cup fairground ride booths and clown decor galore. Warm up with cocktails including egg nog and hot gin punch, and indulge at the Cheese Melt-Shack, which serves raclette and mouthwatering cheese toasties. What's not to love?