Weekend Guide March 4 - 6
Food is firmly on the mind this weekend. Pitt Cue Co. has moved to Spitalfields, there’s a couple of new restaurants in Covent Garden and yet another pop up restaurant has hit London. Party wise, we’re drinking cups of sake before throwing an all-nighter with Gorgon City. Want more? We’ve rounded up our top things to do this March.
This Weekend’s Picks
• FRI Gorgon City X Crosstown Rebels| • SAT The Hox Cup Sake Bar • SUN Gyoza bar
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Top 5:
things to do this march
1. Jump to ‘Bouncingham Castle’. The seven-metre-tall, jelly-themed adult only bouncy castle popping up on the South Bank today

2. Make the most of Eggbreak’s 50% off food offer, until March 7

3. Fill up on the lesser-known dishes of regional Thailand when Som Saa opens at the end of the month

4. Brush up on the last 60 years of photography at Fashion Show: Sixty years of Fashion Photography

5. Don the floral on floral thanks to the Uniqlo X Liberty collab. Out March 18.
Sunfall, July 9, Celebration of the Underground
Oh Brixton, it seems that nothing can stand in your way! Sunfall, the new festival by the team behind XOYO and Phonox, will see Jamie xx and Benji B, Ryan Elliot and Goldie (to name a few) take to the stage at Brockwell Park during the day. By night, there will also be fiestas – Jamie & friends at The Coronet, Dimensions at the Bussey, Deviation at Corsica Studios, Outlook at Fire and many more. This sounds like our kind of festival.
Sunfall Festival, July 9, Brockwell Park,
11- 10PM by day, 10PM- late at night, Tickets from £55
Pitt Cue CoGorgon City X Crosstown Rebels
And so it goes on. Yet another opening in Spitalfields, this time it’s by the original purveyors of the barbeque-done-cool trend, Pitt Cue Co. However, swapping their Soho spot for a bigger city space (80-100 covers) isn’t the only change. We hear they’re ridding the menu of pickle backs and pulling back on the barbecue, focusing instead on curing, roasting, smoking – think grilled pork chops, whole roast turbot, and smoked pork jowls, washed down with a solid wine list and beer brewed on site. But the biggest change? They’re taking reservations. Surprisingly, tickets are still available for the Gorgon City takeover at Hackney Wick warehouse, Shapes. Celebrating the release of their ‘Money EP’ on Crosstown Rebels, the English electro/garage duo will be playing a special extended set. Joining them will be Alex Arnout from Hot Creations and Walker & Royce, another Crosstown alum.
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All day,
Prices vary
1 The Avenue, Devonshire Square,
117 Wallis Road,
E9 5LN

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DuendeThe Hox Cup Sake Bar
The co-founder of the popular Bravas Tapas in St Katherine’s Docks is going it alone in Covent Garden with his first solo restaurant, Duende. With only 26 seats, expect queues to form for the modern tapas menu, which will include things like pepper glazed Iberico pork belly and foie gras crema Catalana. An all-Spanish wine list will be available by the glass and bottle. Salud! Then, take a trip to Japan circa 1964 at The Hoxton Hotel’s pop up cup sake bar. Cup sake – for those not up to speed – are single portion glasses and cans of sake with peel off metal lids, invented for thirsty spectators during the Tokyo 1964 Olympics, and The Hox has gathered 20 different varieties from across Japan for you try, with sake sommeliers on hand to help. Plus, original Tokyo ‘64 Olympic footage will be screened around the concertina paper bar. Forget Rio.
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Prices vary,
16 Maiden Lane,
Feb 29-March 6
Prices vary
The Hoxton Shoreditch
81 Great Eastern Street,
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Calendar pick:
The Potlach
There are only a handful of tickets left for London’s latest pop up, The Potlatch, set to launch its first of a monthly series of takeovers on March 8 with an all-inclusive best of British set menu devised by former Clove Club chef, Jonathan Williams.
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Restaurant Disco:
It’s not secret, we’re big fans of Blacklock and their juicy chops, £5 cocktails and, of course, killer soundtrack. So good news, we’ve got our hands on their latest dinner playlist, featuring a mash up of our all time 80s/90s tunes: Madonna, Michael Jackson, David Bowie…Gloria Estefan. DIY your own subterranean chop house and tune in here.
Blacklock, The Basement, 24 Great Windmill Street, W1D 7LG
Gyoza barHouse of Cards Season 4
Another option for a bite in Covent Garden, Gyoza bar offers a take on Japanese classics. It’s an easy spot for a meal – think a no frills restaurant with wooden floors, brick walls and sparse furnishings. Choose from three types of gyoza (deep fried, pan fried or steamed), seven ramen options and three types of bao buns (char siu, chicken katsu and katsu pork), and share some small plates – we like the sound of the salmon katsu on skewers. Move over Trump and Clinton, Frank Underwood is back in season 4 of political drama House of Cards. Just in time for the Primaries, it’s available to watch on Netflix from March 4. Expect heated political machinations, power plays, and Kevin Spacey at his twisted best. For those that haven’t seen the previous seasons, a marathon catch up session is a must.
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All day
Prices vary
63-66 St Martins Lane,
Available on Netflix from £5.99.
Out March 4
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