There’s too much going on this month! With new openings like Mayfair’s 20 Berkeley, The Freak Scene in Parsons Green and Cavo Restaurant on Tottenham Court Road, it’s also the boat race, Mothering Sunday and British Pie Week! Here’s the Luxe List March including where to spend Mother’s Day.
International Whisky Day at Silverleaf, Pan Pacific London
What better way to toast International Whisky Day on 29th March than at Silverleaf – Pan Pacific London’s fabulous bar who will be hosting an intimate tasting experience in the hidden tasting room – Alba. Guests will get to enjoy serves from premium whisky brand Lochley which is a single malt Scotch whisky which uses barley grown directly from the Lochley Land. Tickets are priced at £50pp and include five different whiskies (25ml measures). Book here.
Heliot Steak House New Monthly Steak and Wine Club
Premium restaurant destination and late night bar Heliot Steak House at the Hippodrome Casino has just announced a rather delicious ‘steak and wine club’ which will run monthly. Featuring globally sourced cuts of meat and expertly paired wines from around the world, dynamic duo Head of Wine, Salvatore Russo and Executive Chef and Meatologist, Ioannis Grammenos will host the four weekly events with the first taking place on Tuesday 14th March priced at £120pp. Focusing on Argentina on the 25th April and paying homage to Heliot’s London location on 16th May, check out more details on the website.
British, produce-led Mayfair restaurant 20 Berkeley opens this Spring with meticulously sourced ingredients and an a la carte menu which changes with the seasons. Expect an abundance of quirk and personality at this gorgeous country style manor house, while remaining sympathetic to the history of its prestigious location. With Drawing Room, Pantry and Orangery, there’s also a dedicated cocktail bar – The Nipperkin Bar along with a private dining room on the ground floor. Exec Chef Ben Orpwood has said about the menu “Here in the UK, we have the best asparagus, the best lobster and the best scallops in the world. 20 Berkeley will be an ode to the farmers and suppliers who have made this project possible”.
The Freak Scene
Ex Nobu chef Scott Hallsworth will open new Parsons Green restaurant The Freak Scene on 22nd March. Teaming up with Australian comedian, author, radio and television presenter Adam Hills, The Freak Scene will offer up 15 dishes including Singapore Chili Crab Wonton Bombs, Magical Cabbage with dried miso truffle and ponzu (Adam’s favourite – he named it), Chicken Fried Chicken with peanut soy, Salmon Sashimi Pizza with truffle ponzu, Black Cod Tacos with scorched red chilli salsa, and Nasu Dengaku (miso-grilled aubergine). There’ll also be sushi, sashimi and a catch of the day. While the website is currently under refurb, you can get booked in here.
New Opening – Cavo Restaurant
Mediterranean living and cuisine is the name of the game at new opening Cavo on the 4th floor of The Outernet Building on Tottenham Court Road. The open plan restaurant and outside seafood terrace with incredible views is a new destination dining concept from Ivo Dimitrov following his success in Greece and Spain. Inspirational food includes oyster platters and caviar to start along with sharing plates and tapas such as slow roasted aubergine, wild forest mushroom and spinach lasagne, seafood stew and black cod.
Where to watch the Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race
It’s come around quick! On Sunday 26ht March, the legendary Oxford v Cambridge Boat Race will take place on the Thames. Nab your spot at any one of these awesome venues! Rick Stein Barnes will have a special menu running priced at £95pp available between 3pm – 6pm. Meanwhile there’s a four course banquet priced at £90pp at the White Hart Barnes. The Bull’s Head in Barnes has unrivalled views of the racing from their private Melrose Room with unlimited canapes and a glass of Nyetimber between 2pm – 4pm priced at £50 a ticket. Other great places to watch include The Duke’s Head Putney, The Boathouse Putney and The Old Ship Hammersmith.
British Pie Week at Wiltons and The Pie Room at Holborn Dining Room
It’s British Pie Week from the 6th – 12th March and Wiltons are celebrating for the 17th year running with a special sweet and savoury offering on their lunchtime menu from 6th – 10th. Steak and oysters pays homage to its historic origins as an oyster barrow business near Haymarket, while those looking for something sweeter will love the English apple pie with scrummy double cream. Available 12-2.30pm, check out the website for more details.
Re-opening its Pie Hole on the 6th March, The Pie Room at Holborn Dining Room will offer those short of time with the perfect solution – a handy hatch for pie collections which can be ordered and collected. Guests favourites will be on the menu including uests’ favourites: Chicken Pie, Pork Pie, Dauphinoise Potato Pie as well as Sausage Rolls. (open 11am – 3pm Tuesday – Thursday)
Saltie Girl’s New Brunch Menu
Available every Sunday now at Saltie Girl is their new egg focused brunch menu from 11am to 4pm. Along with favourites like New England lobster roll; Gnocchi with caviar and Warm spicy crab roll, new brunch additions include Mermaid’s Nest with quail eggs, crab, caviar and potato chips; Eggs on Eggs with scrambled eggs, toast points and caviar; Breakfast Carbonara with guanciale and poached egg as well as Saltie Girl Eggs Bennie topped with smoked salmon, lobster, spinach or ham. There’s some delicious drinks choices too including Saltie Mary – an elevated twist on a punchy brunch classic or the Passionfruit with vodka, passionfruit and grapefruit bitters. Book here.
FREE St Paddy’s Day Party at Refuge Manchester
Celebrate St Paddy’s Day with a proper knees up at the newly refurbished The Vault at Refuge on Oxford Street, Manchester. There’ll be a live band, Irish dancers and a DJ plus the first 50 to sign up will receive a free Jameson’s cocktail. There’ll be food stalls serving Irish stew along with pies from Great North Pie Co and the drinks will of course be flowing, from Jameson and Guiness! Grab your free tickets here.
Celebrate at Rosewood London’s Glenfiddich Time:Capsule
From Wednesday 15th – Saturday 18th March, a gorgeous Glenfiddich cocktail The Queen’s Fizz will be available at the Time:Capsule – Rosewood London’s immersive terrace experience. The tasty combo of Glenfiddich 15 Year Old, flavours of Mandarin & Lavender, and topped with Champagne is the perfect drink to toast with mum. There’ll also be a specially curated selection of small plates and cocktails. Grab your tickets for just £20.
Mum will be over the moon with a booking at luxurious Tattu London this Mothering Sunday! Opulent surroundings and a gorgeous menu are all part and parcel of the Tattu experience with limited edition dishes including the Xiao Long Rosebud Dim Sum, and the artfully created cocktail the Ruby Rose Fizz cocktail. Available from Friday 17th March to Sunday 19th March, the special menu priced at £68.50pp includes highlights like Tuna Sashimi, served with nori, sesame and wasabi mayo. Red Snapper Tom Yum, plated with lemongrass, kaffir lime and choy sum and Red Pork Belly which includes baby leeks and mouth-watering smoked crackling. Dessert meanwhile, offers up a gorgeous white chocolate, maraschino cherries and candyfloss combo called Garden of Life. Book your table here.
Laurel’s on the Roof at Mondrian Shoreditch
Mum eats for free this Mother’s Day when 4 book in for a Sunday roast priced at £35pp for two courses or £43 for three. All the usual signature dishes will be on offer including Cumberland Sausage Scotch Egg and Malibu Shrimp Cocktail for starter along with joints of meat courtesy of the Ethical Butcher, including Roast Loin of Beef, Roast Chicken Supreme, and Oven Seared Lamb Rack with Herb Crust, all with the traditional trimmings. While Laurels on the Roof is a stunning location in which to soak up the rooftop vibes, there’ll also be a special screening of Mamma Mia at 3.30pm and 5.45pm with post dining refreshments available from the private bar. Book via the link here.
Mother’s Day at Aqua Shard
Aqua Shard have partnered up with Flowerbx for a fabulous Mothering Sunday experience this Sunday 19th March. Not only will you be on the receiving end of those amazing views which mum is sure to thank you for, but Aqua Shard’s beautiful British dishes have been paired with a stunning bouquet of 25 yellow tulips which will be presented at the table (available to pre-order priced at £45), when booking brunch or dinner.
Buy Mum a Belmond British Pullman Day Trip with Joanna Lumley
Tripsmiths have come up with the ideal gift for mum this Mothering Sunday. For wine connoisseurs and those who love train travel, there couldn’t be a more perfect present than this one day luxury round trip with Dame Joanna Lumley. Taking place in June 2023, the idyllic journey starts at London Victoria with welcome bellinis on the route to Kent along with an indulgent three course brunch. Other stop offs include the Hush Heath Estate, a Q&A with Lumley herself and a four course dinner on the return journey. One day costs from £649 for this once in a lifetime experience. Check out all the details here.