The Week Ahead by B.B,ESQ.
20–26 Oct
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Ladies and Gentlemen,

Welcome to our new-look The Week Ahead. It’s been a long time coming but we are now featuring a full seven days, with a few cultural curiosities thrown in too.

Bon Appétit!


Strong Start


TOAST and Lockhart join forces to present a history of Southern food. Grab some gumbo and sit yourself down.

The Lockhart
22-24 Seymour Place
London W1H 7NL

Fingers crossed for the summer strolling weather to continue. Finish up at Purl for a cocktail.

50/54 Blandford Street
London W1U 7HX



“Look, some guys are born and raised to be the captain of the football team and some guys are just gonna be James Dean in Rebel Without a Cause and that's the way it is. Not everybody is meant to be big. Not everybody big is any good.”

Iggy Pop


Hens & Hops

The Big P

We're checking out the new Portugese piri piri chicken restaurant down on Fulham Road, Fire and Feathers.

Fire and Feathers
343 Fulham Road
London SW10 9TW

Honky Tonk

Head over to the Honky Tonk Bar for an American beer or, if you can manage it, a rum & raisin milkshake with Oreos.

Honky Tonk
6 Hollywood Road
London SW10 9HY



The Build Film

Every once in a while there's enough momentum to capture a subject that's having a bit of a moment. Instrument's website/film fusion has had us captivated for weeks.


Soho Sweetheart

Start Here

A permanent favourite here at B.B, ESQ., Ducksoup's pared back dishes and natural wines are always a sure bet for culinary inspiration.

41 Dean Street
London W1D 4PY

Finish Here

Celebrate the dessert with Basement Sate. They do nothing but cocktails and desserts. What more could you want?

Basement Sate
8 Broadwick Street
London W1F 8HN




If you haven't been to Lyle's yet then now is the time. It's a seven course tasting menu for £39, no choices.

56 Shoreditch High Street
London E1 6JJ

Then This

There's nothing better than listening to an old favourite and discovering a hidden layer. Head down to Spiritland to hear their world-class hi-fi system.

Merchants Tavern
36 Charlotte Road
London EC2A 3PG


Early Start


The AOI's Illustration Awards are open at Somerset House. Get here early to make the most of it.

Somerset House
Lancaster Place
London WC2R 1LA


Skye Gyngell's Spring is London's most elegant restaurant to open for a season. Head here for lunch.

Somerset House
London WC2R 1LA

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