Weekend Guide March 18 - 20
So many restaurants, so little time. From Mexican in Shoreditch and an amber-tinted boozy brunch at The Typing Room to an epic roast chicken feast at the Connaught, you won’t be left hungry this weekend. Plus, we’ve rounded up all the latest restaurants with limited 50% off offers. On the party side of things, Number 90 in Hackney is having a four-day bender and the Berlin brigade Yo! Sissy is set to takeover The Glory.
This Weekend’s Picks
• FRI Number 90 Birthday Weekender • SAT Yo! Sissy • SUN DSM Haymarket
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Top 5 Restaurant Soft Launches
1. For a slice of ‘real’ Mexican via Shoreditch, Santo Remedio is offering 50% off food this Friday and Saturday

2. The latest big opening for King’s X, The Lighterman, will be offering 50% off food between March 22-March 27. Go!

3. For an izakaya with a high-rise twist, book into newly opened Kojawan. 50% off food between March 28 to April 1

4. Inspired by India under the British Raj, Raj of Kensington is opening with 50% off between March 15 and March 24.

5. Traditional Japanese restaurant Murakami has relaunched with a three-day soft launch, but be quick, today is the last day.
Santo RemedioNumber 90 Birthday Weekender
Forget your run-of-the-mill tacos and burritos and instead dine on pig’s ears and cactus tacos, hibiscus flower quesadillas and cactus slaw at Shoreditch’s latest Mexican opening. The colourful restaurant aims to showcase ‘real’ Mexican cooking, “food from the home, food of the people, food of celebrations and regional Mexican street food”, they say. Taco Bell this is not. Don the party hats for Number 90’s birthday bender. Marking its 2nd year, the canal-side bar in Hackney Wick will be ripe with DJs (such as Groove Armada’s Tim Findlay), bands, performers, live art installations, food stalls … and a ‘dry’ ice cream van. As for us, we’ll be tackling the giant birthday piñata.
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Prices vary
22 Rivington Street,
Thurs:12pm-11.45pm,Fri & Sat:12pm-4am, Sun:12pm—11pm
Free entry
90 Main Yard, Wallis Road,
E9 5LN
Orange wine at Typing RoomYo! Sissy
Like we said, the natural wine movement is in full swing. So for those looking to swap your spring/summer rosé for a low-intervention amber vino instead, do so over a boozy lunch at the Typing Room. Sommelier Fred Marti has his finger on the pulse, with one of the best orange lists in the capital. Otherwise, The Remedy in Fitzrovia comes up trumps, too. Berlin brigade Yo! Sissy has made its way to London. The music festival, which transforms clubs all over Berlin in July into LGBT wonderlands, will be glitter bombing The Glory for a one-night only special edition with world-class drag performances, cabaret, DJs and live music.
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Prices vary
Town Hall Hotel, Patriot Square,
E2 9NF
From 6pm
£7 advanced
281 Kingsland Road,
E2 8AS
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DSM HaymarketRoast chicken at the Connaught
Elbows at the ready: DSM Haymarket has officially opened its doors. The new, huge store on Piccadilly will still stock the usual suspects, such as Azzedine Alaïa, Raf Simons and, of course, Comme des Garçons, while new, big brand additions include Gucci and Saint Laurent — to name a couple. Plus, we hear there’ll be a special project by Vêtements. Fingers crossed this means a chance to nab a pair of those sold-out cult jeans. Do your Sunday roast the Hélène Darroze way. The Michelin-starred chef has just launched her new roast chicken menu ‘Le Poulet du Dimanche’. It starts with a confit egg yolk emulsion served in a golden egg, followed by a chicken consommé and chicken liver royale. Then, it’s time for the ultimate roast chicken, stuffed with herbs and wild garlic served with black truffle gravy. For dessert, choose from three egg dishes – crème caramel, a floating island perfumed with passion fruit and lemongrass or olive oil madeleines. Decisions, decisions.
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Prices vary
18-22 Haymarket,
£95 per couple
Carlos Place,
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Auction Against Hunger
For a fill of London’s best dishes, all in one sitting, book a ticket to Auction Against Hunger. Teaming up with Street Feast once again, tickets go on sale today for the 16 dish- strong menu, which includes Barrafina’s cuttlefish croquetas, lamb heart kebabs from Lyle’s and barbecued Denver steak with confit potato, fennel kimchi and burnt cream from The Quality Chop House and The Dairy. There’ll also be a silent auction throughout the evening for exclusive experiences. We’ll be bidding on the private dinner cooked at ours by The River Café.
Auction Against Hunger, May 26. Tickets go on sale today, March 17 from 11am. Tickets cost £60 per person. To purchase tickets visit: auctionagainsthunger.eventbrite.co.uk. Hawker House, Canada Water, SE16
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