Weekend Guide April 15 - 17
Forget fringing or flowers in your hair (Coachella offenders, we’re looking at you), this weekend, we’re choosing the inner city over the desert. From our favourite holes in the wall to Scandinavian cocktails, we’ve got your weekend sorted. Music wise, Record Store Day has our vinyl needs filled and Sunday has us swaying to melancholic house and techno tunes. For some sustenance in between, we’re doing a prix fixe lunch in east London, roast chicken in Notting Hill and trying out a new pizza spot, Chelsea-side. Happy weekend!
This Weekend’s Picks
• FRI Below the Smoke • SAT Record Store Day • SUN All Day I Dream
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Top 5 Holes In The Wall
1. Bar Tozino, a UJ fave thanks to hanging jamóns, cava-lined shelves and raucous clientele

2. For a pinxos-style bar, try new Counter Culture: think 15 seats, standing room à la San Sebastián style and a relaxed BYOB policy

3. For when just one tequila won’t do, head to Casita

4. Have a drink in a loo at the public toilet turned cocktail bar, Ladies & Gentlemen

5. For cocktails and tapas until 5am, it has to be La Cabina
CocotteBelow the Smoke
London may not need another chicken shop, but need is different from want. Welcome Cocotte, the new rotisserie chicken in Notting Hill serving up marinated roast chickens, sides (mash, truffle mac ‘n’ cheese and roasted baby potatoes) and a range of healthy, filling salads – from quinoa with millet, yellow pepper, cherry tomatoes, peas and black currant to barley mixed with pomegranate, feta cheese, baby salad and spring onions. We’ve done Scandi cooking all ways (smoking, curing and pickling…), and now, we’re drinking the trend. Descend from restaurant Rok Smokehouse into its newly opened bar, Below the Smoke, for cocktails such as the Earth and Trees (burnt beetroot distillate with birch sap shrub and dry vermouth), Orchard Monster (peated scotch with Poire William, dandelion honey and pickled chartreuse) and Seasonal Bones (duck bone distillate with whisky and plum vermouth).
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95 Westbourne Grove,
W2 4UW
From 6pm
Prices vary
26 Curtain Road,
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Singha Beer celebrates Thai New Year in London- April 14/15
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Looking for an excuse to party tonight or tomorrow? Happy Thai New Year! Book tickets for tonight’s immersive party by Singha Beer and Shuttlecock Inc. and celebrate the water festival of Songkran (Thai New Year). Carousel Spaces will be transformed into Thailand’s vibrant Chiang Mai streets with stalls and shops, bars and bites. Like we said, Happy New Year!!
April 14 & 15. Tickets are £35. However, Singha Beer is offering a 50% discount on tickets exclusively for Urban Junkies readers, which can be redeemed at www.shuttlecock-inc.com/singha_beer.html

Product pick:
Penny Board
This summer, we’ll be spinning about on a pastel Penny board. Catch us if you can.
Penny Boards available at Selfridges, from £99.99
One of our favourite east London dinner spots has started doing lunch – and it’s a bargain at two courses for £20 and three courses for £23. The simple and seasonal prix fixe menu includes starters such as raw mullet with tomato water and nasturtium; mains like mackerel with citrus butter and radish and rosemary ice cream to finish. A peruse through the wine list is a no brainer. Record Store Day is upon us. Celebrating the history of music in London, you can expect all the usual festive hoopla such as special events, gigs, DJ sets, pop-ups, exhibitions and workshops and lots of one-off vinyl and CD releases, in and around London. As for us, we’ll be doing the usual Berwick Street (Golden Mile of Vinyl) bop between Sister Ray, Reckless Records, Sounds of the Universe, Phonica and If Music.
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Lunch at Ellory
Fri-Sat: 12pm-2.30pm;
Sun: 12pm-5pm
Two courses for £20 and three courses for £23
1 Westgate Street, E8 3RL
All day
Free entry
Various locations
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Häagen-Dazs Floral Flavours
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If you’re bored of your usual chocolate and vanilla combos, nip into Liberty for a floral inspired scoop. Choose from either Häagen-Dazs Lychee Raspberry Rose or Apricot Lavender, both of which are only around for two weeks. Double scoops all round.
Häagen-Dazs Floral Flavours are available from Liberty London for two weeks from April 11
All Day I DreamSanta Maria
“All Day I Dream” has finally arrived in London for some (finger’s crossed) fun in the sun at Studio 338. Born to encourage the “dreamers of New York and Los Angeles to dance under blue skies”, Lee Burridge and Matthew Dekay, alongside Death On the Balcony and Powel, will be exploring the more melancholic side of house and techno on the outside terrace. Nice. If you’re partial to a slice of authentic thin crust pizza, make tracks to Santa Maria. The Neapolitan owners, Angelo and Pasquale, have opened their second site in Chelsea, and like their first site in Ealing, they’ve stayed true to traditional cooking methods and ingredients, right down to the oven, made with sand and dust from Mount Vesuvius, apparently.
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338 Boord Street, Greenwich,
SE10 0PF
Prices vary
92-94 Waterford Road,
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