Mac & Wild Festive Feast
This December Mac & Wild will be celebrating Christmas with a whole month of yuletide treats. Mac & Wild will be offering guests an array of delicious Scottish delicacies including venison, a tasty alternative to turkey that is packed with protein and low in cholesterol, the Mac & Wild Trifle containing their very own pre-bottled Mac & Wild whisky cocktail within it and also a wee dram on the side and a very special Christmas burger featuring delicious buttermilk fried turkey with creamy brie, homemade cranberry sauce, bacon and Scottish venison sausages. Move over turkey sandwiches the Mac & Wild Turkey deluxe has arrived.
Mac & Wild | 65 Great Titchfield Street | London | W1W 7PS
www.macandwild.co.uk | [email protected]
Mr Fogg’s Residence Presents The Hendrick’s Winter Botanical Garden
This holiday season, Victorian-inspired Mayfair bar, Mr Fogg’s Residence, will unveil an enchanting Winter Botanical Garden complete with Christmas cocktails and festive cheer. Decorated with pine cones, cosy blankets and fir trees, the Hendrick’s Winter Botanical Garden will be the perfect place for guests to while away frosty evenings and keep warm beneath the stars. The Hendrick’s Winter Botanical Garden will be the ultimate hidden wintery spot, tucked away down a secluded side street in Mayfair, where guests can escape the hustle and bustle of Central London. A bijou space, the newly transformed winter garden will feature lush evergreens, mistletoe, holly and trees bedecked with candles, transporting guests back in time to a traditional Victorian-era Christmas. Dainty rattan-aged and marble topped furniture, twinkling fairy lights and warm blankets will create a cosy, light-filled winter sanctuary.
Mr Fogg’s Residence | 15 Bruton Lane | London | W1J 6JD
www.mr-foggs.com | [email protected]
Mac & Wild’s Winter Pop Up & Whiskey Bar in the City
Celebrate Christmas in the City at Mac & Wild’s latest pop-up, Mac & Wild City on Devonshire Square a stones throw away from London’s Liverpool Street. Following the success of their first permanent site in Great Titchfield Street, Mac & Wild City which has opened just in time for Christmas, is set to be this winter’s destination hotspot. The pop-up features a large heated winter terrace, 110 cover restaurant and a dedicated late night whisky bar open until 2am. Mac & Wild’s late night whisky bar is the perfect way to celebrate the festive season. The dedicated whisky bar features Mac & Wild’s ready to drink innovative cocktail range of Scottish cocktails, including the Ginger Laddie and the Auld Pal. Mac & Wild Scottish Cocktails are hand crafted small batch cocktails using Scotland’s finest whiskies and spirits married together with complimentary flavours from the depths of the Highlands. Under the watchful eye of mixologist Luke Leiper, the cocktail recipes are carefully curated and inspired by Scotland’s wild but beautiful landscape. The spirits and vermouths are macerated (or infused) with locally sourced Scottish herbs and botanicals until the right flavour balance is achieved.
Mac & Wild City | 9A Devonshire Square | London | EC2M 4YN
www.macandwild.com| [email protected]
Festive Feasting at Hippo Inns
This December Hippo Inns will be celebrating the festive season with a feasting menu fit for all. Hippo Inns take pub food to a new level and will be offering an array of traditional yuletide dishes with a creative twist. The canape menu will feature a board of delectable canapes that will include pigs in blankets; stilton rarebit and lemon curd shortbread. There will also be a Christmas dinner fit for even Santa Claus, including starters of: wild game terrine, a traditional turkey ballotin; pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, cranberry sauce, stuffing, sprouts and red cabbage, or try something different with: spinach and wild mushroom strudel or monkfish in prosciutto. Guests can treat themselves to an early Christmas pressie by rounding-off their meal with something sweet including steamed Christmas pudding with brandy cream or chestnut mousse, brown sugar meringues and truffled honey.
For those looking to have a feast-tastic festive season head to one of the Hippo Inn ventures for a Christmas banquet to remember.
The Islington Townhouse, The Lillie Langtree, The Black Horse and The Signal are all open from midday on Christmas day to welcome guests with a special feasting menu and help them celebrate with Christmas cheer.
Enjoy A Very Merry Vegan Christmas At The Shed & Rabbit
This Christmas, acclaimed Chelsea restaurant, Rabbit and sister Notting Hill restaurant, The Shed will be offering the perfect alternative to Christmas lunch, a vegan only menu alongside their traditional meaty menu. The vegan menu is both delicious and healthy for those not wishing to tuck into turkey but crave some yuletide treats. The vegan festive feast will include mouthfuls such as endive with artichoke mud and thyme, beetroot crisp with pear and sorrel and an oak smoked potato with quince. The menu goes on to include sharing plates of wild mushroom ragu, tempura cabbage and salt baked turnips. Brussel sprouts also of course make an appearance on the menu, in the form of a delicious seasonal salad with apple and walnut. For those looking for an exclusive treat this December, for the first time The Shed will be also available to hire every Sunday throughout the month for a private Sunday lunch, the perfect funday Sunday.
Rabbit | 172 Kings Road | London | SW3 4UP | www.rabbit-restaurant.com | [email protected]
The Shed | 112 Palace Gardens Terrace | London | W84RT | www.theshed-restaurant.com | [email protected]
Tavern Christmas Knees-Up
Head to St Martins Lane for an evening of sparkle as Fanny is getting in the festive spirit and is throwing a Christmas Knees-Up on the 1st December to celebrate turning on the lights at Mr Fogg’s Tavern.The talented, dapper-chapper, Tom Carradine will be leading the crowd with cheery cockney singalongs as they sip on Christmas cocktails and mulled wine. Hear songs of holly and ivy chime through the air as Carol singers spread peace and good tidings. Throughout the night hot mince pies will be served to guests whilst they watch the Tavern become lit in the spirit of Christmas.
Mr Fogg’s Tavern | 58 St. Martin’s Lane | Covent Garden | London | WC2N 4EA
www.mr-foggs.com/tavern | [email protected]
Get Piste This Christmas at Archer Street
Strap on your skis and get ready to hit the slopes of Soho. This winter, due to popular demand Piste at Archer Street will be returning to Soho, bringing back London’s original après-ski bar. Hidden below the sophisticated Archer Street Cocktail Bar, Piste will be a warm and snug space inspired by traditional Scandinavian mountain cabins and beautiful Swiss chalets, allowing guests to escape the hustle and bustle of London life, without setting foot outside Soho. The pop-up bar will have a chic ski inspired décor, fronting reindeer fur, vintage skis, and even Piste’s very own warm and toasty fireplace, where guests can sit back and relax in one of the comfy lounges, enjoying breath-taking panoramic views of the Alps while listening to classic Christmas hits from Archer Street’s all singing and dancing talented staff.
Archer Street Bar | 3-4 Archer Street | London | W1D 7AP
www.archerstreet.co.uk | [email protected]
Cahoots Presents the Christmas Squiffy Picnic
This winter, Soho’s underground sensation Cahoots will launch a splendid Winter Squiffy Picnic. Every Saturday and Sunday in December, guests will be whisked away to a festive Christmas party, complete with wicker picnic hampers filled to the brim a special Christmas cocktail made with Christmas spiced Bombay Sapphire, signature almond mince pie sweet mix, sultana grapes infused with Martini Rosso, pink grapefruit and topped with bulmers pressed red grapes cider. The station will be festooned with vintage Christmas baubles, holly, mistletoe, Christmas trees and twinkling fairy lights. Guests can look forward to bottomless Christmas cocktails and a rationed Christmas feast, complete with mince pies, turkey, homemade pork pies, and a selection of British cheese with quince jelly. For dessert, the hamper will be filled with an indulgent homemade tiffin, sweet lavender shortbread and Victoria sponge cakes. Picnickers can look forward to a jolly knees up with live performances by Mary Christmas. There may even be a cheeky sing-a-long around the piano later in the evening.
Cahoots | 13 Kingly Court | London | W1B 5PW
www.cahoots-london.com | [email protected]
Christmas with Uncle Barts
This winter Uncle Bart has opened the doors of his speakeasy bar to London’s cocktail lovers serving his new Christmas Cocktail Menu, which will make you as giddy as one of Santa’s Elves at Christmas time. When surrounded by Christmas spirit, who needs a reason, when tis’ the festive season. The menu will feature cocktails such as Bart’s, Ginger Bread Red Martini a festive concoction of Belvedere vodka, ginger muddle, red wine, lemon juice, vanilla and gingerbread syrup; Sweet Gift, a rich mix of dark rum Bacardi Oak, peach liqueur, apple juice, lemon juice and ginger bread syrup, and egg white; Dating You, made with date syrup, dark Fair rum, lemon juice and Angostura bitters. For those who love to share all things other than a kiss under the mistletoe try, Uncle Barts met Santa Claus, a blend of Hennessy VS, Christmas syrup, lemon and apple juice, Abbotts bitters topped with ginger ale. Uncle Bart will deck the halls with boughs of holly and glittering Christmas ornaments.
Barts | Chelsea Cloisters | 87 Sloane Ave | London | SW3 3DW
www.barts-london.com | [email protected]
Christmas Comes to Beaver Lodge
This Christmas everyone’s favourite mountain lodge and dance saloon Beaver Lodge will be transformed into a winter wonderland cabin. Buddy and the gang will deck the halls with giant candy canes, pine trees and dazzling Christmas lights this yuletide featuring seasonal cocktails to make sure everyone is a merry as possible. From 1st December, Buddy invites you down to Beaver Lodge this Christmas to jingle on the dance floor with buddy’s bad Santa’s who will be putting on a special ho-ho-ho down Christmas performance. Ya’ll know there’s only one place to celebrate the festive season.
Beaver Lodge | 266 Fulham Road | Kensington | London |S W10 9EL
www.beaverlodge-london.com | [email protected]