Spend your weekend doing this

It’s getting chilly outside, so you have even more excuse to sack off your weekend hike and cosy up in a London restaurant instead. Plan your weekend diary with our pick of places to eat and drink around the capital. Check out our picks below and book a table with SquareMeal today.

Words: Eamonn Crowe

Where to dine

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Veneta, St James’s

What: If you’re looking to have a squad catch up this weekend, why not try out Saturday Feasts at Veneta? The set menu includes four courses alongside free-flowing Prosecco and wine. The menu changes fortnightly, but this weekend you can expect the likes of freshly baked focaccia, samples from the Raw Bar, and house-made gelato – book Veneta now

When: Bookings available between 12pm and 10pm, for two and a half hour slots
3 Norris Street, SW1Y 4SB
How much:
£35 per person

Where to drink

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Heist Bank Beer Festival, Paddington

What: The inaugural edition of this beer festival will see over 30 breweries take part and over 100 beers available to try. Fourpure, Wild Beer Co and Beavertown will all be running free tasting workshops, while there are pizzas and beer-infused puddings to enjoy too.

When: Saturday and Sunday
Where: 5 North Wharf Road, W2 1LA
How much: Tickets £15

Where to celebrate Diwali

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Talli Joe, Covent Garden

What: Talli Joe is going all out with its Diwali celebrations, hosting a celebratory feast featuring traditional dress, card games and a thali menu. The whole family is invited to choose from dishes such as butter chicken kachori and goat’s paneer kulcha – book Talli Joe now

When: Sunday, sittings at 12.30pm and 6.30pm
Where: 152-156 Shaftesbury Avenue, WC2H 8HL
How much: Adults £35, children £6.50

Where to eat pudding

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Galvin at The Athenaeum, Mayfair

What: This Galvin brothers outpost sees your bottomless brunch, and raises you unlimited puddings. Alongside bottomless Prosecco, guests can choose from eight unlimited dessert options, such as Valrhona chocolate mousse topped with crunchy pistachio and a plum Bakewell tart – book Galvin at The Athenaeum now

When: Saturday lunch
Where: 116 Piccadilly, W1J 7BJ
How much: £45

Prefer planning ahead? Browse our What’s On page, which is dedicated to upcoming food-focused events in the capital.

This article was published 13 October 2017

Spend your weekend doing this
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