Tag: halloween

On the evening of Tuesday 31st OctoberAlcotraz, London's First Prison Cocktail Bar is unlocking the shutters this Halloween of a one- off special event promising for an evening of delicious cocktails on an epic yet intimate level. Taking place behind the unassuming shutters of 212 Brick Lane, Alcotraz is inspired by America’s most infamous prison which housed some of the world’s most difficult and dangerous felons during its operation.

This new three month pop-up concept replicates the eerie atmosphere and mystery associated with prison life, offering a world of unique escapism, whilst serving delicious, experimental cocktails using liquor that visiting convicts will have smuggled in past the guards.
Booking fee is £35 includes your prison pack for the duration of the sentence, minimum 4 cocktails from your smuggled liquor of choice +2 Hours inside the prison
Visiting hours 6:30pm & 9pm. Ticket link: https://www.alcotraz.co.uk/halloween-special

Yes indeedy there is - London eateries never dissapoint ladies and gentlemen!

We present to you the gruesome and indulgent Ben's Canteen, Off With Their Head burger special - an aged beef patty served with cider braised pig cheeks, smoked habanero barbecue sauce, apple & fennel slaw, pickles and smoked Gouda, all for £12. And if that wasn’t enough, chill your bones with Ben’s newest slush – Dark & Stormy (£8). If you’d like to visit Ben’s and check out the combo for yourself please let me know and I can arrange this for you, the burger is available throughout October.


This Autum you can also expect Grapes By Girls to return to Ben's Canteen. After the roaring success of the debut event that took place this summer. This autumn’s event will take place on Thursday 2nd November and will feature seven wines, all produced by women to celebrate female winemakers across the globe, hosted by wine expert Christina Rasmussen.

Ben's Canteen, Clapham

Immerse yourself in a night of dark magic at 'Night of a Thousand Spirits' at the Courtesan, Brixton's newest destination venue. Indulge in seasonal cocktails and dim sum specials by candle light, accompanied by a haunted cabaret hosted by West End theatre emcee and vocalist Tim Rogers. The evening will feature performances from burlesque superstars Demi Noir & Eliza DeLite. Join in the fun with party games and a prizes for best costume. 
Seasonal Cocktails & Dim Sum specials:
Taste love's poisons with the Belladonna's bittersweet kiss £9.90
Strega, Wyborowa Almond, Orgeat & Wormwood.
Wake the dead with the Corpse Reviver No.2 £8.80
Greenal's London Dry Gin, Lillet Blanc, Dry Curaco, Lemon & Absinthe. 
Curious Pumpkin Buns £4.90
Gujurati spiced pumpkin filling in a turmeric-flavoured fluffy bun.
Black Hart Dumplings £6.90
Fresh salmon and prawn in a back squid-ink open envelope.
Thursday October 26th 8pm-1am
Tickets £6.66 via Design My Night: http://bit.ly/2ydBeVJ

The nights are drawing in.. maybe someday soon we'll see some pumpkins in the supermarkets (seriously.. where are they??) and it's that time of year again to decide how you'll celebrate All Hallows' Eve!

We are advocating getting involved at home - get the decor out - decide what spooky form you'll take and get your little proverbial bottoms over to Rentuu.com to find a whole lot of stuff to make your Halloween party go with a scary bang.

From Halloween costumes through to lights and speakers that can be hired for just a couple of pounds a day you can put on a great party at home with minimal effort (it all gets delivered and collected) and minimal moolah.

Rentuu.com are pretty cool in general really - hiring all sorts of stuff from juicers and coffee machines to garden heatersprojectors and Xboxes.

So imagine this - you have rented your Halloween costumes - tick. You have lights and speakers for dancing later into the evening - tick. You have the Xbox set up with a projector to play large as life scary games all night. A Chocolate fountain (make that a spooky white Chocolate fountain with some green food colouring thrown in!) and a popcorn maker for hungry ghouls and ghosts.....seriously now - what more could you want?

So enjoy the indoors this year and put on a spook spectacular - besides, it's far too scary to be outdoors at night...

Happy Halloween!

Many feel they are too old to get all dressed up and go trick-or-treating in the Capital.. If that's you then please do us a little favour and at least celebrate the spooky month with some Insta worthy restaurant visits!

From 27 – 31st October, guests visiting Bread Street Kitchen and Heddon Street Kitchen will be immersed in a unique and theatrical setting and a host of dark dishes with innovative, show stopping Bacardi cocktails.

A spooky five-course banquet at Heddon Street Kitchen includes dishes such as whole roasted suckling pig served with apple compote and rum glazed pineapple and beef tartare with Bloody Mary rose sauce. The banquet also includes a bubbling Witches Pipe cocktail, featuring kiwi fruit, Bacardi Carta Blanca Rum, activated charcoal and pineapple.

At Bread Street Kitchen Head Chef Paul Shearing has created a darkly delicious menu of braised veal shin with smashed pumpkin and black garlic sauce, beautifully paired with the Twilight Tea cocktail, a goblet of Grey Goose, pumpkin purée, lapsang tea and orange bitters.

The macabre, fantastical décor will fully immerse guests and intriguing dishes will be available alongside with mystical cocktails, to offer the ultimate culinary Halloween experience.