Soho’s artisan gelateria and delicatessen will sate our autumn appetites with melt-in-the-mouth seasonal flavours available for this Halloween and Bonfire Night. Created by critically acclaimed chef Jacob Kenedy, co-proprietor of Bocca di Lupo, Gelupo and Vico alongside Victor Hugo, the exclusive flavours handmade in Soho- Pumpkin & Cinnamon – will be available to sink your spoon into throughout Halloween.
7 Archer Street, London, W1D 7AU / www.gelupo.com / 0207 287 5555 The flavours are also availalbe at Vico, 1 Cambridge Circus, London, WC2H 8PA
Melt Room, the New York style grilled cheese sandwich shop in Soho, will be giving their classic hot sandwiches a seasonal twist this year, and are offering a delicious roast pumpkin melt, made with wookey hole cheese, pine nuts and sage. So in homage to Melt Room’s motherland and the home of Halloween, make sure you don’t miss a trick, and treat yourself this year to this frightfully indulgent all- American delight.
26 Noel Street, London, W1F 8GY / www.meltroom.com / 0207 096 2002
La Patisserie des Reves
Trick or treat! Celebrate Halloween with La Pâtisserie des Rêves… the boutique Parisian patisserie will be giving away delicious sweets on 31 October to any customer in fancy dress, from werewolves and witches, to demons, devils and more. For those not bold enough to brave the streets of London in ghoulish garb, they have created the smiling pumpkin to enjoy in-store or take to your Halloween Party – a sweet surprise of orange tart decorated with chocolate. Available at La Pâtisserie des Rêves’ Marylebone & South Kensington boutiques
43 Marylebone High Street, London, W1U 5HE / www.lapatisseriedesreves.com/en / 0203 603 8233
13 Exhibition Road, London, SW7 2HE / www.lapatisseriedesreves.com/en / 0203 603 7333
This Halloween, Crab Tavern, the all-day dining seafood restaurant and bar in Broadgate Circle, will be offering their unlimited boozy brunch, with a slightly spookier twist. Not up for trick or treating this year? Spend Halloween at Crab Tavern’s ‘re-vamped’ brunch where guests will be able to try three new Halloween cocktails including the Crackling Cauldron: chocolate liqueur, rose liqueur, vodka, sugar syrup and cream, served in a raspberry puree rimmed martini glass resembling gory blood drops; Glass Eyeball: gin, limoncello, grenadine and crushed ice, garnished with lychee and blueberry to create an eerie eyeball effect; and the Vampire’s Kiss: Triple Sec, pineapple juice, sugar syrup, Eristoff black garnished with a popping candy rim. Guests will be able to Instagram themselves with a variety of haunting props, while bone-chilling movie tracks will be playing throughout.The Halloween unlimited boozy brunch will be available one day only on the 31st of October from 1-3pm, for £45 per person.
Unit 7, Broadgate Circle, London, EC2M 2QS / www.crabtavern.co.uk / 0207 0962 044
In honour of the Mexican tradition, Peyote will hold their ‘week of the dead’ celebrations starting on Monday 26th October. The fiesta will end with a late night party on Saturday 31st October, into the early hours of Sunday 1st November. The Day of the Dead honors friends and family members who have passed away with private, festive altars, the use of sugar sculls, and the deceased’s favourite foods and drinks.
Peyote will be transformed for the week, with a modern take on the Mexican Day of the Dead celebrations, and will have some seriously spooky menu additions and cocktails. This week long celebration is not one to be missed!
13 Cork Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 3NS / www. peyoterestaurant.com / 0207 409 1300
This Halloween, the National Theatre’s relaxed riverside pub The Understudy will be celebrating the spookiest time of the year with nightmarish festivities inspired by ‘The Scottish Play’, Macbeth. Over the Halloween weekend, the bar will be adorned with ‘medieval Scottish props’ from the National Theatre’s own prop hire store, setting the scene for a weekend of eerie celebration. Visitors can expect a haunted experience, from the harrowing playlist echoing around the bar to service by mad Scotsmen and Wyrd Sisters. Exclusively on All Hallow’s Eve itself, beer lovers can get into the spirit of things with the star of the show, ‘The Scottish Play’, a heather honey Scottish ale created especially for the occasion. Brewed by local Bermondsey-based Anspach & Hobday and made with honey from the beehives on the NT’s roof, the special brew will offer an authentic taste of the South Bank at Halloween. True to tradition, guests are encouraged to showcase their finest Halloween attire. Liquid prizes will be on offer on Saturday for the freakiest male and female costumes. Those looking to nurse their Halloween hangovers in surreal style can soak up the ghoulish atmosphere on Sunday 1 November, with spooktacular board games, Lady Macbeth’s Bloody Marys, and bedraggled witches.
Upper Ground, South Bank, London, SE1 9PX