Every car park, rooftop and towpath at the more trendy end of London is filling up fast with food trucks, fancy cocktails and, if you're lucky, the odd art installation. Red Market, one of London's first pop-up street food markets (est. 2011) has now reopened for another season of alfresco revelry. Food this year includes tandoor-cooked rotis from the head chef of Whitechapel Punjabi restaurant Tayyabs and pizzas from Voodoo Ray's in Dalston. There will also be cocktails, DJ sets and a fake beach. What more could you wish for in the capital? Good weather, perhaps?
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288-299 Old St, EC1V 9DP. Open Wed-Sat, 5pm-midnight.
A grand all-day dining room with what looks like a very high-spec finish, Mirror Room is located inside the Rosewood London – a five-star hotel on High Holborn. The kitchen is overseen by Amandine Chaignot, who has worked with the likes of Alain Ducasse and Jean-Francois Piège. Dishes on the all-day dining menu include steak-frites, smoked duck tagliatelle and pan-seared Cornish cod with baby vegetables, coriander, ginger and lemongrass alongside seared tuna salads, club sandwiches, smoked salmon tartine and a green risotto with watercress coulis, broccolini, peas, asparagus, fresh herbs and parmesan. The drinks list includes a wide range of white, green and black teas, as well as Champagne cocktails and wines by the glass – including prestige bottles served from the Coravin.
Venue says: “Art-inspired afternoon tea, created by executive pastry chef, Mark Perkins, is available from £50 per person.”