The long weekend is in sight. Looking for inspiration? Look no further!
We’ve compiled a dreamy line up of hotel and destinations, chilled brunch venues, dishes, pop ups and events for your perusal….
10% off your bank holiday weekend stay at the Great Northern Hotel!
This bank holiday weekend, you can enjoy 10% off your weekend stay at the Great Northern Hotel, a 5-star luxury boutique hotel at the heart of London’s King’s Cross. The Great Northern Hotel is situated a stone’s throw from King’s Cross Station, home of the famous Platform 9¾ and a thriving surrounding cultural scene. A major arts destination, nearby King’s Place hosts numerous art, music, cultural and live comedy events throughout the year, perfect for an enriching bank holiday weekend. The hotel boasts a range of food and drink options, from the Plum + Split Milk restaurant to the GNH bar and Kiosk coffee stop. The package includes WiFi, 3PM late checkout, and a complimentary Pantry on each floor stocked with home-made cakes, candies, Nespresso machines and newspapers.
Take advantage of the bank holiday with a last-minute discounted Mexico trip with the Private Travel Company!
From now until September 21st, the Private Travel Company is offering a discount on seven-night trips to Viceroy Riviera Maya, an eco-conscious hotel just outside Playa del Carmen. It’s a stunning, luxurious hideaway, with plenty of activities such as yoga classes, spa treatments, private pools and outdoor dining so that you don’t have to say goodbye to summer in the sun just yet! Rates for a 7-night stay at Viceroy Riviera Maya with the Private Travel Company (www.theprivatetravelcompany.co.uk / 020 3411 9854) start at a 10% discount of £2975 per person.
Explore the luxurious countryside of Jersey with Longueville Manor
Take advantage of the last of the summer with Longueville Manor by taking a three-night holiday to Jersey to really relax, rejuvenate and enjoy all that bank holiday weekends were made for for. With incredible features such as nearby luscious woodland trails, the Cottage Garden spa featuring de Mamiel and Manomara treatments, a luxury yacht, tennis courts and a heated outdoor pool, Longueville Manor is our top pick for a calm, fun-filled weekend close to home. Treat yourself and spend quality time with family and friends exploring the beautiful coasts and sights of Jersey from £245 per person.
A short but sweet trip to Wales with Palé Hall
Taking a quick, three-day break to Wales is one of the best ways to truly appreciate nature and all that Palé Hall offers in terms of fine dining and luxurious accommodation. The destination country house hotel was created in association with Michelin-starred chef Michael Caines, so you can be sure that all dining experiences are treated with expert detail and attention. With multiple breath-taking country walks and woodland trails at your doorstep, Palé Hall is great fun for all to enjoy the incredible sights and delights of North Wales.
Feast on Italian delights at Franceschetta58 in Modena
With the bank holiday fast approaching and summer in the UK quickly coming to an end, now is your final chance to soak up those lovely summer rays and stroll around the wonderful cobbled streets of European towns. Where better to do this then in the beautiful, historic town of Modena in Northern Italy, home to world-famous Chef Massimo Bottura and his restaurant Franceschetta58. Bottura’s Franceschetta58 is the ‘little cousin’ of his Michelin starred Osteria Francescana, inspired by the contemporary Italian pantry. Featuring an à la carte menu, a tasting menu and a smart lunch option, this modern restaurant, located within walking distance of the town centre, is the perfect spot whether you are looking for a long leisurely lunch or a quick stop off between exploring the Ducal Palace and the Ghirlandina Tower.
…And if you are staying in London our clients have plenty going on to keep you entertained.
Bottomless rosé brunch at Fish Market
To kick start your Bank Holiday, on Saturday 26th August Fish Market have joined forces with Vins de Provence to create a bottomless rosé brunch with live acoustic music. Enjoy two courses in the restaurant or outside on the terrace for £16.50 or three courses for £19.50, and a £15 extra for bottomless rosé or bubbles. Match any rosé on the Think Pink wine list with offerings from the brunch menu such as Smoked haddock kedgeree with a poached egg followed by Buttermilk pancakes, crispy bacon and maple syrup.
16B New Street, London, EC2M 4TR
Brunch and bubbles at New Street Grill
All weekend from Saturday 26th – Monday 28th August you can head to New Street Grill for brunch and bubbles. Enjoy 2 courses for £20 or 3 for £25, with the option of bottomless bubbles for an extra £15 per person. You can kick things off with a Scotch egg with black pudding and tomato relish, followed by a delicious Salt cod fishcake with gem heart salad and tzatzki and finish with Pancakes, maple syrup, blueberry compote and vanilla cream. The full steak selection will also be available, grilled on the Josper and served with fried eggs, as well as the a la carte section and a roast option with all the trimmings.
16 New St, London EC2M 4TR
Bottomless rosé brunch at Avenue
In celebration of D&D THINK PINK! rosé wines campaign, Avenue are giving you the option to add on bottomless rosé to your weekend brunch. Featuring Eggs royale, Lobster mac & cheese, Strawberry sundae and buttermilk waffles, you can also indulge on unlimited rosé wine Roubertas, Les Maitres Vignerons de Vidauban, Côtes de Provence for an extra £15 per person when you brunch at Avenue this Bank Holiday Weekend.
7-9 St James’s Street, London SW1A 1EE
Dirty Bones Brunch
Dirty Bones are extending their weekend brunch to Bank Holiday Monday too so the Sunday night hangovers do not go untended to. Indulge in the likes of Chicken and Waffles, Short Rib Crumpets and Breakfast Fries topped with two fried-eggs and smoked tomato ketchup. There is also the option of a Boozy Brunch Flight. For £19 per person you can booze while you brunch with up to four of the Dirty Cocktails. Bank Holiday Brunch is available at Carnaby, Shoreditch and Soho branches from 11am – 4pm.
Jude’s Black Coconut Ice Cream Burger
To celebrate National Burger Day (Thursday 24th August) and the August summer bank holiday, Hampshire based ice cream makers, Jude’s ice cream has created ‘The Black Coconut Ice Cream Burger’. The latest flavour to join the Jude’s family, Instagram sensation Black Coconut, is sandwiched between a toasted, black brioche bun and finished with freshly sliced mango, a lime juice glaze and coconut curls. The Jude’s Black Coconut Burger is available at The Jude’s Ice Cream Parlour at the Pear Tree Café in Battersea Park from Thursday 24th August until Monday 29th August, priced at £6.
Lakeside Café, Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ
Experience Sunset on the Seine at Le Pont De La Tour
D&D London’s revered riverside restaurant is soaking up the last days of summer with ‘Sunset on the Seine’, an indulgent slice of France in the summertime which combines a sharing menu, Provençal rosé wine pairings, live music and a front-row seat to the sunset over Tower Bridge. The exclusive menu is priced at £110 for two, and has been available on Saturdays and Sundays from the Bar & Grill throughout August – which means that this bank holiday weekend is the last chance to try out a great option for a stay-out-late Sunday.
36D Shad Thames, London SE1 2YE
Visit The Beach Hut at Kensington Place
Modern British brasserie Kensington Place has brought the seaside to Notting Hill with its Beach Hut, a set of special fish and seafood menus which includes weekend brunch (two courses for £19 or three courses for £22), and a bottomless Prosecco upgrade for an extra £15 per person. The restaurant has been given a summery, beach-themed makeover to complement this slice of seasonal fun, all overseen by the brand-new Head Chef, Arnold Ivey. Open until September, The Beach Hut is a fun place to enjoy the last days of summer.
201 Kensington Church St, London W8 7LX
Free-flowing Sunday Feasts at Veneta
Veneta in St James’s Market is inviting guests to enjoy the recently launched Sunday Feasts menu including free-flowing drinks. Sunday lunches in Italy are a long, leisurely affair that are embraced by both families and friends, and Veneta’s Head Chef, Jamie Thickett, has reflected this in the new Sunday feasting menu that, for just £35pp, includes four decadent courses as well as unlimited Prosecco or Venetian red or white wine. Charcuterie; Olives; Homemade focaccia; and Sardines in saor will be followed by Primi including Kid goat ragu with fresh pappardelle, Secondi such as Whole grilled bream with fennel, blood orange and agretti, and for dessert, Saffron ice cream with rhubarb and blood orange.
For further details and to book, visit: www.saltyardgroup.co.uk/veneta
3 Norris St, St. James’s Market, London SW1Y 4RJ
Add Modernist Bread to your reading list
The last of the summer bank holidays is upon us and what better time to start creating our winter reading list and Christmas wish list? Technology mastermind, chef, photographer and author Nathan Myhrvold and award-winning chef and author Francisco Migoya have collaborated to create the multi-volume book focusing on the history, art and science of bread. With five volumes and 2,600 pages about how bread has evolved over the years, the link between bread and health and recipes for how to make pretty much every type of bread, Myhrvold and Migoya have you covered.
To find out more and pre-order your own copy, visit:
Brunch at Plum and Spilt Milk
Plum and Spilt Milk have extended their Weekend Brunch to take place on Monday 28th August too, giving you even more chance to try their hearty seasonal British dishes by Chef Director, Mark Sargeant. Book and tuck into their bountiful offering including Dorset Lobster Benedict, Smoked Haddock Kedgeree and Brioche Eggy Bread with bananas, pecan and salted caramel. Nestled in the Great Northern Hotel in King’s Cross station this is the perfect stop-off if you’re traveling on bank holiday Monday or if you just want to marvel at their spectacular dining room.
Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross St Pancras Station, Pancras Road London, Greater London, N1C 4TB