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Weekend Guide February 17 - 19
We’re halfway through the most depressing month of the year, and it’s safe to say we need a bit of cheering up. So we’ve got a weekend of sheer indulgence planned for you. Treat yourself to Friday sipping at the Savoy, a gin-filled Saturday, a Sunday roast from our top 5 and a cheeky Sunday night party at Phonox.
This Weekend’s Picks
• FRI L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele • SAT The Vices of Botany at Dandelyan • SUN Gilles Peterson at Phonox
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Top 5
Sunday Roasts
1. Blacklock, for an alternative to their famous chops

2. Smokehouse Islington, for a roast with a BBQ twist

3. Highgate’s Bull & Last for a post-Hampstead Heath refuel

4. The Marksman in Hackney for roast chicken and local ale

5. The Jugged Hare in Clerkenwell for moreish rotisserie gravy
Cocktails at the Beaufort BarL’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele
Kick off your Friday at the Savoy Hotel’s Beaufort Bar – one of UJ’s faves. Their new cocktail menu, launching from today, explores the hotel’s history through a range of 20 inventive drinks. From the 1920s through to the present day, drink your way through the hotel’s stories with essences of leather, spices, paper, walnut and chocolate. It’s finally here. Napoli’s famous L’Antica Pizzeria Da Michele – actually dubbed by some as the best pizzeria in the world (yes, the whole world) – has arrived in Stoke Newington. Be prepared to spend your Friday night queueing, as it’s understandably busy, or skip the lines by ordering a takeaway for a Napoli night in.
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Pizzas from £6.90-9
125 Stoke Newington Church St,
N16 0UH
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STK's New Lunch Menu
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Carnivores rejoice – STK London is officially open for lunch! From 6th February diners can treat themselves to a new and decadent daytime menu that will be sure to get Londoners speeding out of the office when hunger strikes. Give your co-workers the ultimate food envy with standout contenders including the STK Burger, STK steak sandwich and the whole baby chicken with roasted rosemary potatoes- it’s the news your lunch break has been waiting for. Plus, get a free bottle of house wine on UJ when you give the code STKDRINK.*
*T&Cs Apply. Available Monday-Friday between 12-3.30pm. Two courses for £25 / three courses for £28.
London Gin FestivalThe Dandelyan’s ‘Vices of Botany’
It might be Pisco Sour Week, but this weekend is all about GIN! Fans of the juniper-based spirit rejoice, because the Gin Festival arrives at the Tobacco Dock this weekend. With a selection of gins from around the world, each distiller is on hand to bombard you with all the ginformation you could want. We love any excuse for drinks at the Mondrian’s Dandelyan bar, and Ryan Chetiyawardana launches the fourth chapter of his botanical narrative this weekend, entitled ‘Vices of Botany’. The menu explores the darker side of the plant world, with cocktails divided into four sections: faith, lust, currency and rock n roll. The Arsenic Waltz sounds like a nightcap we’d like to try.
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Fri 17th-Sun 19th
Tobacco Dock
The Mondrian Hotel,
20 Upper Ground,
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Tree of Codes
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Company Wayne McGregor and Paris Opera Ballet have collaborated with Jamie xx and Olafur Eliasson to create Tree of Codes, the show that wowed the Manchester International Festival in 2015. Taking inspiration from Jonathan Safran Foer’s book of the same name, which is physically carved out of the pages of another novel, 15 dancers explore the set which mirrors the sculptural aspects of the book. It makes a much anticipated visit to London’s Sadler’s Wells for the first time this March.
The Tree of Codes runs from 4-11th March at Sadler’s Wells, with tickets available here.
Calçot Lunches at Ember YardGilles Peterson at Phonox
If you don’t know your calçot, get to know: it’s a bit like a spring onion, but better. Soho’s Ember Yard is celebrating the Catalonian delicacy throughout February with a special weekend lunch menu, including chargrilled calçots with smoked romesco and duck egg, roasted chicken leg with piquillo, and blood orange cake with fennel ice cream. All washed down with a glass of cava, naturally. We love a good Sunday night party. We also love Phonox. This Sunday, the British DJ and label boss comes to the Brixton venue to play all night long, spinning his eclectic selection of worldwide beats, jazz, funk and soul. You never know quite what to expect from a Gilles Peterson set, but it’s always good.
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Saturday and Sunday lunch
60 Berwick St,
418 Brixton Rd, Brixton,
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