Sunday 26th March is the day all mothers deserve to be massively spoilt, and within London there are plenty of possibilities when it comes to sharing a tipple with your most loyal supporter. Cheers London outlines a few of the possibilities!
1. Lantana Boozie Brunch – Price: ££
Ok, for you it may be a case of hair of the dog, but why not disguise it with the excuse of treating your mum to some morning booze!? Lantana in Fitzrovia is one of the most popular places around when it comes to such an occasion, and with good reason! Hidden in Charlotte Place, this is the place where people who know there brunch from their lunch come. We recommend starting with a round of Bloody Mary’s, before moving on to their famous banana bread!
Address: 13 Charlotte Place, Fitsrovia
2. Cocktails at The Artesian – Price: £££
Ok, this may be a little more pricey than our normal choices – but it’s Mother’s Day right!? Located just off Portland Place, The Artesian is located within the Langham Hotel, and is recognised as one of the top cocktail bars in the world! Really want to impress your mum?? Give the Two Memories a try!
Address: The Langham London, Portland Place
3. Champagne in bed – Price: £
Ok, we’ve all done this before with bacon and eggs – why not try it with a bottle of champagne and wake your mum up to the best surprise ever! Head to your local supermarket and pick anything up (prosecco and sparkling wine will both do on this occasion), and give your mum the best Mother’s Day suprise ever!
Address: Wherever you may be!
Article written by John Kent
We can’t get enough of Emma Watson in the new Beauty and the Beast live action remake here at Cheers London.
Set in an enchanted French castle, the Emma Watson and the rest of the cast invites you to ‘be our guest’ and dive into the magic of disney for a couple of hours.
We particularly enjoyed watching this ‘tale as old as time’ with a glass of french red wine which you can get in any of the Picturehouse cinemas in London as well as a number of other independent theatres.
Or, if you’d prefer a night at home, why not watch the original film and treat yourself to a bottle of Chateauneuf de pape from Tesco for just £10!
Alicia Edwards for Cheers!
This morning, BBC Radio 1 announced that Katy Perry is going to be headlining their ‘Big Weekend’ which will be in Hull this year.
The announcement, along with the sun finally making in appearance in London, got us thinking about the looming Festival season this year.
If Radio 1’s Big Weekend is a bit too far for you Londoners to trek for a bit of festival fun, or perhaps if Reading or Glastonbury are more your bag, theres one thing think all festivals goers have in common, they like to have a drink.
When you think of most festivals you imagine the beer tents and cider bars, but why not give Gin a go as your festival tipple?
When the sun is shining theres nothing better than a cold Gin and Tonic, and most festivals are now serving chilled tins of G&T ready to go, or if you’re going to Glastonbury this year, keep your eyes peeled for Cocktail and Gin pop up bars around the site, for a freshly made G&T or cocktail.
So ditch that beer belly this summer and give the Gin ago this festival season, see you there… Cheers!
Alicia Edwards for Cheers!
Bottomless Prosecco at Bounce
What’s better than a bottle of prosecco? Bottomless prosecco! London offers many great events where you can fill your flute as much as you want with that bubbly feeling.
One place where you can chase away those Sunday blues is at Bounce in Old Street. You can eat as much pizza as you can manage, challenge your friend to a game of ping pong all whilst quaffing from a glass that never empties.
Sunday brunch has never been better!
1pm-3pm every Sunday is when their bottomless brunch happens. Guaranteed to leave you squiffy and maybe a tad confused after being in the UV lights having a club experience and then back to the streets of Shoreditch. But a great way to end/start your week! Grab your mates and raise your glass to the fizz!
To book your Bottomless Brunch visit: http://www.bouncepingpong.com/whats-on/bottomlessbrunch
By Elle Vickery
What: Gin Festival London 2017
When: Friday 17th-Sunday 19th February
Where: Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London E1W 2DA
Why: Magazine Time Out had endorsed it as one of the top 10 things to do in 2016, so expect more gin styled magic this time round
Gin is a staple of any millennial’s diet – two of the most ordered drinks in any part of the country are the Gin Martini and the Negroni, whilst a simple but effective G & T fuels many a good night out.
Fancy investigating the drink further though? Well make sure you get down to the Docklands on from the 17th-19th February, as anyone who knows anything about gin come together for one massive occasion.
Tickets are hard to come by, but check out the website to see if you can get your hands on passes to the in-demand event!
Next month, Whisky live is returning to London on Friday 31st March and Saturday 1st April. Described as the ‘world’s premier whisky tasting show’ it will take place at a historic 18th Century mansion, set in a six acre garden close to Moorgate and Liverpool Street stations.
Whisky Live boasts of having a ‘brand new whisky themed menu for 2017, Masterclasses, food pairings, the VIP Lounge and exclusive private VIP pouring’s’.
Ticket prices range from £45 to £99 and masterclasses are available to purchase separately.
Tickets are still on sale and are available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whisky-live-london-2017-tickets-27749045141
A festival of beer, cider, music and street food is taking place in Shoreditch from 23-25 February.
Craft Beer Rising Festival returns for a fifth year to the Old Truman Brewery on Brick Lane.
There’ll be over 700 beers and ciders to try and a selection of London’s best street food vendors to keep you going through the night.
The event also boasts of world renowned dj’s and other live music.
With around 6000 people expected to attend you won’t want to miss this brewery extravaganza – grab your tickets here!
Only true scrumpy fans apply.
Now in no way are we condoning irresponsible drinking, but your status as a true cider fan would never be complete without at least an attempt at the infamous Cori Tap Challenge.
The Cori Tap you ask? Centuries old and one of Britain’s most esteemed cider houses, The Coronation Tap is just a short walk from Brunel’s Suspension Bridge in Bristol. With such a plethora of ciders on tap, available nowhere else in the world, this little inn, is undoubtedly a rose amongst the thorns of modern day chains, who all serve nothing but mass produced plonk.
Home brewed, and at 8.5% the ciders here are the real deal. Of course the West Country folk would make them no other way, and boy, do people go crazy for them…so here’s the challenge.
Ten delicate half pints consumed within one evening of pure merriment. What do you win? The respect of The Cori’s forefathers who serve you at the bar. It’s that simple, but few manage it.
If one evening of debauchery down The Cori isn’t enough for you, then be sure not to miss the inn’s very own cider festival this summer, ‘The Corifest’. The second weekend of August will see a weekend filled with hog roasts, live folk music and of course Bristol’s home brewed cider.