Free Margaritas 

They say every cloud has a silver lining, and this week BBQ and crabshack joint Big Easy on King’s Road is looking to sew a little sterling into the gloom hanging over anyone who received an HMV gift voucher for Christmas.

Take your worthless currency from the now defunct record shop, which went into adminstration last week, to the eatery and you’ll get a complimentary frozen margarita.

Go turn that frown upside down! One drink per person only.


Not so blue Monday

And the freebies just keep on coming to cheer you up in the winter chill this week.

You’ll have to be quick to catch this one, though – the most depressing day of the year, known as ‘Blue Monday’, is January 21, and Yo! Sushi is giving away food for this day only to bring a smile to your glum little chops.

To claim a free blue plate at any Yo! Sushi restaurant, just say “cheery nigiri” to your server and you’ll receive the tucker totally free. One free plate is allowed per customer.

Beer cocktails class

If you fancy a boozy but educational afternoon before an evening of Australia Day revelry, check out the beer cocktails masterclass at 69 Colebrooke Row in Islington on January 26.

The £40 fee includes tastings of tipples blended with beers and stouts, including Guinness, weiss beers from Germany, pale ales from around the UK and brews from London’s Meantime.

From 2pm-4pm; email


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