Weekend Guide
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Eating, drinking and partying is the plan this weekend. From boozy brunches, a stint at Fabric and a party in Islington, we’ll have you going until Monday. For sustenance in between, we have pumpkin waffles in Clerkenwell, a South East Asian diner on the King’s Road and a slew of new openings in Soho. Enjoy!
This Weekend’s Picks
• FRI The Fourteenth Colonie • SAT Joe’s Oriental Diner • SUN Bourne & Hollingsworth
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1. Check out Bone Daddies’ new pop up, Shackfuyu, on Old Compton Street

2. Big hit Bo Drake is smoking things up on Greek Street

3. Whisky haven Milroy’s of Soho opens next week on Greek Street

4. Get stuck into juicy chops and £5 cocktails at Blacklock on Great Windmill Street

5. The scaffolding has finally come down at Duck & Rice on Berwick Street
Fourteenth Colonie
The Dolls House Islington
And it goes on. Another ‘Brooklyn’ eatery has hit London. Expect an indulgent brunch offering, which includes pumpkin waffles and Nutella French toast, hearty NYC-style sandwiches and, of course, a selection of Brooklyn craft beers on tap. Dinner-wise: think grills and fresh fish. Oh, and lest we forget the all-day cocktail menu.   Fans of The Dead Dolls Club will probably know this, but if you don’t, their Islington branch has opened. The new flagship will be as the Hoxton venue was: a monochrome three-storey ‘house’ of dining rooms, bars and live music. It goes a little something like this: pre-drink in the parlour, head upstairs to a dining room for food, move on to the cocktail bars – and don’t leave before 4am.
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Prices vary
5 Clerkenwell Road,
  12 pm – 4 am
Free before 10pm and £5 thereafter.
181 Upper Street,
N1 1RQ
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Eton Messy Warehouse Party
Final release tickets are still available for the next Eton Messy Presents. Held in a secret location in a warehouse in Hackney Wick, expect the usual solid line up (TBC) of live DJs blasting out the best of electro garage till the early morn’. Be quick. Tickets are selling FAST.
Eton Messy Warehouse Party, March 7, 10pm-6am, £25 final release tickets. Click here to book.
Joe’s Oriental Diner
First with the izakayas and now a South East Asian diner: Scott Hallsworth is on a roll. Joe’s Oriental Diner will feature a menu of casual but interesting dishes such as sour Thai sausages, slow cooked duck red curry with lychees, yellow curry of mussels. Drinks come in the form of frosted beer tankards, boozy cocktails and teapots to share.   If an all-night, sweat-infused club session is your tonic, head to Fabric for exactly that. One of the best line ups in London this weekend, Maya Jane Coles heads up the bill with Kim Ann Fox in Room One – expect their brand of house, techno and dub influenced sounds – while DC10’s mainstay Clive Henry and New York’s Bill Patrick will be on decks in Room Three for some guaranteed quality underground electro.
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All day
Prices vary
251 King’s Road,
£21 advance tickets, £22 on the door
77A Charterhouse Street,
Bottomless brunch at Bourne & Hollingsworth
Oscar Week at the Barbican
Finish up your weekend at Bourne & Hollingsworth in Clerkenwell where bottomless brunch is served until a relaxed 4pm. Order a Bellini, drink, refill and repeat before tucking into some quintessentially English fare such as eggs benedict, bubble & squeak, drop scones and crumpets. Oh, and a heads up – brunch is 50% off until today.   Marathon your way through your Oscar hit list at the Barbican this weekend. The cinema will be screening all eight of the best picture nominees, starting with Birdman on Friday and finishing with Whiplash on Wednesday. Our pick for today: The Theory Of Everything with homegrown Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne. Go Eddie!
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10am- 4pm
50% off brunch
42 Northampton Road,
  Times vary
Silk Street London,
24 Great Windmill Street, W1D 7LG
In A Sentence
Chops and cocktails in a Soho basement.

Vibe and Decor
It's loud, it's bustling and it's dark. This is not a restaurant for fine dining; it's all about juicy chops and fun times. 80s pop ballads blast out, high volume chatter is constant and there’s a roaming cocktail trolley.

Brought to you by Gordan Ker (previously at Hawksmoor ), forget what you think you know about the ‘simple chop’– this place takes them to the next level. The simple menu of beef, lamb, veal and pork chops are as they should be: hot, meaty and juicy. We say, go ‘All In’ for a stack, which comes piled high on charcoal-grilled flat bread – and yes, the bread is worth the mention. Although the meat is the main star, don’t skimp on the sides. Standouts include the 10-hour roasted sweet potato and barbequed baby gems, both deliciously smoky and moreish. Now for the drinks – cheap and strong! £5 cocktails, wine on tap and, if the mood strikes, large bottled cocktails for the table.

Top Tip
It’s no-bookings so get there before the 7pm dinner rush or head in for a late-ish dinner.

The new go-to place for casual, fun dining in Soho.

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