Visit London Blog » gilgamesh http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.3 Top 10 Valentine’s Day Restaurants in London http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/02/top-10-valentines-day-restaurants-in-london/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2012/02/top-10-valentines-day-restaurants-in-london/#comments Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:38:56 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=25428 Looking for somewhere to romance a food-lover this Valentine’s Day? Here are our Top 10 Valentine’s Day restaurants…

1. OXO Brasserie

OXO Brasserie’s Vegas Valentine’s evening comes complete with Vegas wedding chapel and a performance from a Chinese Elvis. The beautiful views and aphrodisiac menu are sure to get you in the mood for love.

2. Petersham Nurseries

Enjoy a walk along the river Thames, followed by lunch at the idyllic Petersham Nurseries Café with a glass of Petersham Rose Prosecco. True romantics can pre-order a bouquet of flowers to be delivered to the table.

3. Kerbisher & Malt

Does your Valentine love fish and chips? Take them to trendy chippy Kerbisher & Malt for a Valentine’s dinner including two heart-shaped fishcakes, a portion of chips to share and a bottle of fizz.

4. Clos Maggiore

Clos Maggiore was named Most Romantic Restaurant by Hardens 2012 Restaurant Guide, so it’s the ultimate place to woo your loved one. The conservatory with views of the stars obviously does the trick – the restaurant sees at least one proposal a week.

5. Gilgamesh

One lucky diner at Gilgamesh will win a diamond worth more than £1,000 this Valentine’s Day. The rock will be hidden at the bottom of a pink martini named Diamonds are Forever. So it might be worth splashing out on the £50 pan-Asian Valentine’s menu!

6. Carom

Love will be in the air at Carom, as diners are serenaded by Anglo-Indian love songs. You’ll be welcomed with a cocktail, before enjoying a three-course meal followed by singers and DJs playing into the night.

7. Dinner on the Orient Express

Luxurious Valentine’s lunch and dinner trips on the Orient Express include a five-course meal, champagne and wine. Departing from Victoria station, the cosy British Pullman steam train will take you on a romantic trip through the countryside.

8. The Gun

Push the boat out with The Gun’s extravagant Valentine’s package. You’ll arrive by boat, toast your lover in front of stunning river views, have a five-course meal and cocktails delivered by your own personal waiter, and watch your choice of “rom com” on a 42in screen.

9. Barry White Lurve Night at Meatballs

It may not have the most romantic name, but Meatballs is the place to be for lovers this Valentine’s Day. The evening is dedicated to Barry White, the Walrus of Love, and includes a Kiss Me Quick cocktail followed by dinner, accompanied by a Barry White soundtrack.

10. River Thames Dinner Cruise

City Cruises will be creating ripples of romance with a Valentine’s night cruise along the river Thames. Starting at Westminster Pier, the evening includes a glass of fizz and a three-course meal followed by live music and dancing.

More Valentine’s Day ideas

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Halloween Food and Drink in London http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/10/halloween-food-and-drink-in-london/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/10/halloween-food-and-drink-in-london/#comments Thu, 28 Oct 2010 09:59:56 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=16324

Dressing up is the best thing about Halloween but the food and drink comes a close second. Halloween-themed cupcakes are springing up all over the place and I can’t pass the Krispy Kreme stand on my way to the office without taking a look at the Halloween doughnuts.

Eat your way through the spooky season with these ghoulish treats:

  • Day of the Dead De-Light at the Met Bar: Taking inspiration from Mexico’s colourful Day of the Dead festival, the Met Bar is presenting chocolate cupcakes with sugar skulls, coffin-shaped mud pies and savoury snacks. All waist-friendly of course! 25 Oct-2 Nov
  • Halloween at Planet Hollywood: Staff in fancy dress will serve you from a special Halloween menu. There’ll be games and face painters for the kids from 3-8pm and dressing up is encouraged. 31 Oct
  • Gilgamesh Halloween Party: Music, visual displays and spine tingling Halloween cocktails will keep you entertained all night. 30 Oct
  • Gourmet Burger Kitchen: Keep vampires at bay with a Garlic Mayo Burger at GBK. Available until 31 Oct
  • Evil Cupcakes: Thought cupcakes were cute? Think again, as this over-18s pop-up shop brings the most gruesome of cupcakes to London. Oozing eyeballs, skulls and even squeezable zit cupcakes are all on the less-than-appetising menu. 29-31 Oct, Maiden, 188 Shoreditch High Street.

Where are you eating and drinking this Halloween? Tell us in the comments below.

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Wimbledon Players’ Lounge at Gilgamesh http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/06/wimbledon-players-lounge-at-gilgamesh/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2009/06/wimbledon-players-lounge-at-gilgamesh/#comments Wed, 24 Jun 2009 16:06:03 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=377 Murray Martini at GilgameshWant to watch this year’s Wimbledon in luxurious surroundings with a cocktail close at hand?

If you didn’t get tickets for the real thing, head over to pan-Asian restaurant Gilgamesh in Camden, where they’ve created a Wimbledon-themed Players’ Lounge.

There’s Astroturf on the floor, waitresses dressed in tennis outfits, tennis ball decor, and screens showing all the Wimbledon action.

On the menu, you’ll find creamy Murray Martinis and strawberry and cream wantons.

Gilgamesh isn’t the only venue getting into tennis this year. Check out Bluebird’s courtyard, decorated with Astroturf and giant tennis balls, or enjoy a Royal Wimbledon cocktail at The Crescent Champagne Bar.

Where will you be watching Wimbledon? Send us your suggestions…

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