Forming the centrepiece of a Floyd-themed night (there’s a doc on ‘Wish You Were Here’ at 9pm and a compilation of performances at 11.35pm) is this 1989 concert from New York’s Nassau Coliseum. Minus Waters, the other three may have been promoting iffy comeback album ‘A Momentary Lapse of Reason’, but still plunder the back catalogue: expect to hear ‘Shine On You Crazy Diamond’, ‘Comfortably Numb’, ‘Time’ et al, all against the backdrop of an elaborate light show. Dadrock in excelsis.
Holborn Dining Room
Located on High Holborn, linked to the Rosewood Hotel, The Holborn Dining Room might lead you to believe you’d stepped into an exclusive gentlemen’s club. With plush red leather banquettes nestled in a retro style dining room, you can’t mistake the air of opulence about this venue. It’s not all about the good looking interior design though, there’s an extensive brasserie style menu, offering up breakfast, lunch and dinner. The wide-ranging breakfast menu delivers up eggs in a manner of ways, spelt pancakes and pastries and later in the day diners can choose from English classics such as Suffolk pork belly or pick something lighter from the seafood counter. There’s also an outdoor terrace for a more al-fresco experience and a deli on site if you’re after something on the go. Although the food may not be particularly exotic, there’s a further element that makes this place stand out from the crowd… it’s gin bar. Boasting a choice of over 400 gins and 30 tonics gin-lovers can experience 14,000 possible G&T combinations, probably not in one sitting…
Venue says: “Enjoy Sunday lunch, with a choice of roast chicken, lamb or beef served with roasted potatoes, seasonal greens, Yorkshire pudding and gravy.”