Wednesday January 17
The Brumus Bar at Haymarket Hotel have teamed up with the ‘Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas’ show, which is showing at the Theatre Royal next door. They’ll be laying on the kind of cocktails the actual Rat Pack would have drunk – plenty of Martinis and Manhattans – while the The Leon Garner Trio swing through jazz standards.
Until Feb 3, 1 Suffolk Pl, SW1Y 4HX, firmdalehotels.com
Hurrah for Gerald Mirey and Ko Ito. Their Bistro Mirey pop-up has now gone permanent on Lillie Road in Fulham. There might be ‘bistro’ in the name, but it’s actually a mash-up of classic French cooking with super-modern Japanese techniques. It’s soft launch has been a success and now it’s up and running for real: my tip is to try the Hokkaido-style pheasant with blueberry sauce.
Open now, 98 Lillie Rd, SW6 7SR, bistromirey.com
It’s half way through the month, you’re probably still broke, the weather is rubbish. Why would you still be committed to Dry January? The K West Hotel & Spa in Shepherd’s Bush is running 90 minute minute cocktailmaster classes every day, Monday to Sunday, 4 till 7, to teach Londoners how to mix up Cosmopolitans and Mojitos. There is, of course, plenty of tasting required throughout the sessions.
Throughout January, K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way, W14 0AX, k-west.co.uk
Grumpy interviewee and James Bond villain Steven Berkoff is, of course, also a master playwright. The award-winning East, a sort-of coming of age tale about growing up in the rough East End, has been revived at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington, where it’s on until February 3. Expect a night of dark laughs and brutal charm.
Until February 3, King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper St, N1 1QN, kingsheadtheatre.com
Up in Dalston, Tony Conigliaro’s excellent Untitled Bar has gone all arty. They’re hosting Pretty In Punk, a gallery of photographer Julia Gorton’s work, including snap shots of punk icons Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Richard Hell. Go, enjoy, then drink, drink, drink.
Until February, Untitled Bar, 538 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AH, untitled-bar.com