Ready to get festive this week with some fireworks? Check out these Bonfire night options.
Toffee Apples at Tom’s Kitchen Deli
Toffee apples, everyone’s favourite Autumn treat, will be on sale at Tom’s Kitchen Deli from 26th October to 6th November to celebrate Halloween and Bonfire Night 2015. They will be priced at £3.50 each and will be available from the delis located adjacent to the restaurants in Canary Wharf and St Katharine Docks. Tom’s Kitchen Deli offers an array of homemade seasonal sandwiches, soups, hotpots, salads and sweet treats, perfect for food lovers on the go. http://www.tomskitchen.co.uk/
Celebrate Bonfire Night at Dehesa - Thursday 5th November (large image)
In celebration of this year's Bonfire Night, Salt Yard Group restaurant Dehesa will be adding special seasonal dishes to their menu cooked on the restaurant's outside charcoal grill, including Roasted chestnuts with Manteca; Baby Pumpkins stuffed with lamb and chilli ragout and BBQ apples stuffed with raisins, nuts and Pedro Ximenez Cream, alongside glasses of hot mulled spiced cider. With its cosy outside terrace, Dehesa is the perfect place to soak up some autumnal atmosphere in the heart of Soho. Dehesa opened in 2008, and is a charcuterie and tapas bar inspired by the cuisine of Spain and Italy, offering sharing dishes served in a relaxed environment. To make a reservation call 020 7494 4170 or email email@example.com
Explode with a Firecracker Cocktail at Royal China
Royal China has launched an explosive new cocktail for Bonfire Night which is guaranteed to send temperatures rising on 5 November 2015. East meets West with the Firecracker cocktail, a spicy infusion of rum, coriander, fresh red chillies and mango juice, topped with ice-cold Champagne. You can try this delicious sparkling and spicy concoction for £14.50 at Royal China restaurants Baker Street and Canary Wharf.
Where to dine out after the fireworks?
Southwark Park, 5th November: Butler’s Wharf, with spectacular views of Tower Bridge, try the newly refurbished Le Pont de la Tour or perennial favourite Blueprint Café, which has a brand new chef.
Battersea Park: family-run bistro, Augustine Kitchen ,or hop to King’s Road for BBQ at Big Easy, or glamour and fun at Bluebird Chelsea
See Fireworks in West London
More than 6,000 families from the Hillingdon community are expected to attend Brunel’s big bonfire and fireworks event on Thursday 5 November.
Now in its seventh year, the event has become one of the most hotly-anticipated in the university’s calendar, attracting young and old from across the region to join in the festival spirit.
As well as lighting up the sky with a spectacular fireworks display, the university will fill the event with a wide range of food and drink stalls, bouncy castle, gladiator joust and bungee run. For the less active, face painting, balloon modelling and the unique talents of the university’s circus skills society will be on hand to entertain.
And this year’s celebrations will be bigger than ever, with a unique 50th Anniversary twist giving the community the chance to find out about all the events the university will be putting on over the next 15 months to mark its milestone year.
Tickets are £4.50 for adults and £3.50 for children, with the under-3s given free entrance, and limited free parking will be available on campus. Tickets can be bought on campus or online here.
Have a gunpowder pudding at The Savoy
Gunpowder is visually represented in the Dynamite Belle-Helene the pyrotechnic pudding from The Savoy’s new Temptation Wheel cocktail and dessert menu. This dessert is exquisitely designed to resemble a comic book explosion on the plate; a sleek poached pear 'bomb' is perched on wafer-encased ice cream sticks of dynamite trailing a chocolate and gold leaf fuse.
The smoky aroma of Guy Fawkes night is encapsulated in the Smoked Heather Dram from Bourne and Hollingsworth Buildings. A pyromaniacs delight, the cocktail features warming Laphroaig Quarter Cask, Pierre Ferrand Dry Curacao, Sweet Vermouth, apple juice, orange zest and is flambéed. A smoking hot toddy for a cold November night.
Bonfire night is an excuse to wrap up and get cosy but when the fireworks fade The Cocktail Trading Company’s new venue in Smithfield is a snug spot for a post bonfire tipple. The Hop Buttered Bun cocktail features wheat beer, Bols Genever infused with raisin and nutmeg and spiced butter syrup and is as comforting as a spot by the fireside.
And the cocktail to make at home? (or to try at the London Cocktail Club Goodge Street, Oxford Street, Shaftesbury Ave, Covent Garden and Shoreditch, where both will be available until the end of December 2014. )
Blazing Monkey recipe:
40ml Monkey Shoulder whisky
12.5ml Motzart black
10ml banana liqueur
10ml boiling water
5ml Demerara sugar syrup
Dash Angostura bitters
Sprinkle of nutmeg spice
Warm ingredients in bain marie, blaze and serve in a handled glass, orange twist to garnish. The Blazing Monkey can be made at home, exercising caution.