It’s time to get your spook on!
Sink your teeth into this……
BIRD – Bat Wings at Shoreditch & Islington
BIRD, the free-range and fried chicken specialists, is offering limited edition treats on its menu this Halloween including the addition of ‘bat wings’ – a ghoulish alternative to BIRD’s trademark glazed chicken wings. Available from Saturday 24th October to 4th November, each ‘bat wing’ is coated in a thick black, devilishly hot-yet-sweet, Sriracha and black bean sauce glaze. And for dessert? BIRD’s famous doughnut hatch will be serving up fresh Pumpkin Spiced glazed doughnuts, made daily in-house.
Pumpkin Ice Cream dessert at Mango Tree Belgravia
To celebrate 31st October with a Thai twist, Mango Tree Belgravia will be offering customers a special Halloween dessert to mark the occasion. Combining refreshing pumpkin ice cream served in a hollowed pumpkin with sweet and sticky coconut rice.
Trick or Treat at Avenue
Things are about to get pretty creepy over at modern American restaurant, Avenue. Proving that Halloween is not just for the kids, the restaurant will be shaking up the ‘Trick or Treat’ cocktail duo served up with a ghoulish mist, whilst grown-ups with a sweet tooth and a love of all things terrifying can also enjoy the ‘Vanilla Brain’, a chilling panna cotta with a liquid raspberry centre.
Pumpkin-inspired dishes at Angler in South Place Hotel
Michelin-starred seafood restaurant, Angler, will be marking this year’s Halloween celebrations with dishes inspired by the festival’s most famous ingredient. Head Chef Tony Fleming has created plates such Roast fillet of John Dory with poached langoustines, mushrooms, truffle and pumpkin as well as Salad of roast pumpkin, bitter leaves, Pink Lady and confit egg yolk in a sophisticated nod to the occasion and in celebration of the rich Autumnal ingredients available at this time of year.
Visit any Chipotle this Saturday (5pm – close) in fancy dress and grab a burrito, burrito bowl, salad, or order of tacos for only £2. A portion of the proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation.
Urban Food Fest “Halloween Ghosts and Ghouls”
Street food delights will include: triple stacked ‘cheeky vampire’ cheese & bacon burgers, ‘witches fingers’ Spanish salted caramel churros, ‘zombie brain’ salmon bruschetta drizzled with extra virgin olive oil, ‘fried skull’ buttermilk deep fried chicken, ‘cockroach’ rare-meat patty buns topped with gorgonzola, ‘cauldron’ French crepes with white chocolate & maple syrup, ‘earthworm’ crispy beef brisket in a brioche bun and ‘bloody Venezuelan’ grilled chicken and black bean arepas.
The cocktail bar will be serving the ‘Blood Red’ watermelon, orange & bourbon and the ‘Fiery Ginger’ white rum, blackberry & ginger beer.
Everyone in Halloween fancy dress will win a free spine-chilling shot from the Urban Food Fest bar and the best costume will win a bottle of the most sinful champagne.
Halloween haunts Ice & Slice
Ice & Slice by Shot will launch two new flavours of gelato that will delight all the trick or treaters out there. Pumpkin and Amaretto gelato will feature on the menu throughout October as well as a pumpkin pizza, the prefect way to indulge both you sweet and savoury tooth. The devilishly good dishes will be available to eat in or for those too scared to venture our on Halloween, you can even have them delivered direct to your door.
Pumpkin Waffles Dirty Bones
This October, American comfort food restaurant, Dirty Bones is serving up two ghoulish specials to celebrate Halloween. First up is the Dirty Bones dusted southern fried chicken on a spiced pumpkin waffle, served with smoked chilli infused maple syrup (£12). And to follow, the White Chocolate Gelato with salted fudge bottom, served with shattered sugar glass and dripping in strawberry blood (£7.50). The dishes will be available at Dirty Bones Kensington and the new Dirty Bones restaurant in Carnaby on Friday 30th & Saturday 31st October. On the Saturday there will also be a Halloween party at Kensington, with live music, specials, and more spooky surprises, including free cocktail!
Shack or Treat with Shake Shack
Shake Shack will serve up ‘Smoke Dog’ (topped with cheese sauce, chopped cherry pepper and Wiltshire cured smoked bacon; £6) and ‘Pumpkin Pie Oh My’ Concrete (rich and creamy vanilla frozen custard blended with a slice of pumpkin pie; single £5 / double £8).
Toffee Apples at Tom’s Kitchen Deli
Toffee apples, everyone’s favourite Autumn treat, will be on sale at Tom’s Kitchen Deli from 26th October to 6th November to celebrate Halloween and Bonfire Night. They will be priced at £3.50 each and will be available from the delis located adjacent to the restaurants in Canary Wharf and St Katharine Docks.
The highly lauded artisan gelateria and delicatessen in Soho, will sate our autumn appetites with melt-in-the-mouth seasonal flavours available for this Halloween and Bonfire Night.
The exclusive flavours handmade in Soho – Pumpkin & Cinnamon – will be available to sink your spoon into throughout Halloween.
Celebrate American style at Melt Room
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.
Giveaway La Patisserie des Reves
The boutique Parisian patisserie will be giving away delicious sweets on 31st October to any customer in fancy dress, from werewolves and witches, to demons, devils.
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
Unlimited Boozy Brunch Crab Tavern
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.
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.
You’ll even be able to Instagram themselves with a variety of haunting props, while bone-chilling movie tracks will be playing throughout.
Spider Cupcakes at Hotel Café Royal
The Green Bar will have a selection of spooky cocktails, including the Zombie Smoothie (Koko Kanu Rum, pumpkin syrup, fresh lime juice, apple juice, strawberry purée, topped up with ginger ale); and the Alien Blood Martini (Ketel One vodka, apple juice, Midori liqueur, fresh lemon juice, Agave syrup and fresh kiwi). In The Café, Andy Blas and Armand Sablon have created a dedicated menu of Halloween treats including Casper and spider themed cupcakes priced at £5 each, and a classic pumpkin and chestnut soup priced at £8. All of these ghoulish goodies will be available from 26th October– 1st November.
Week of the Dead at Peyote
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. The Day of the Dead honours 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.
Wash it all down with these….
Sup from a human skull with Bompas & Parr
Drinkers will be able to partake in a millennia-old custom of drinking from a REAL human skull at Bompas & Parrs bar Alcoholic Architecture, as part of a specially created Halloween drinking ritual. The Skull Punch, is drunk from a real human skull (obtained through a reputable antiques dealer) and will see drinkers remove the top of the crown to get at the liquid within. Inside, they’ll find a haunting concoction of Trappist ale, rare monastic gentian liqueur and Buckfast combined with skull lychen historically moss that grew on skulls was powdered and snorted to treat ailments such as nosebleeds.
The Wañuska Punch cocktail at LIMA Floral
This Halloween LIMA Floral will be mixing up the Wañuska Punch available in the restaurant’s pisco bar for £9.50. Deriving its name from the word for ‘dead’ in Quechua, the Wañuska Punch combines Peruvian ingredients of Aji infused Pisco, lemon juice, lychee, mango infused pisco foam and blue curacao to create a spine-tingling tipple.
The Witches Brew at Old Bengal Bar
Old Bengal Bar will be serving up ‘Witches Brew’. Served in a spooky skull glass, the drink is a heady mix of rum, Dom Benedictine, Mezcal shaken with angostura, lime, hazelnut syrup and pumpkin puree for an extra Halloween twist. Available from 30th October to the 2nd November, ‘Witches Brew’ will be priced at £12.50 and can be enjoyed in the surroundings of the historic 18th century Old Bengal Warehouse near Liverpool Street.
When ordering one of Opium’s Tarot Card special cocktails you will be given a tarot card. Your server will also draw a tarot card. If you match the suit or the value of the card then your drink is on the house! Choose from Page of Coins (Wild Turkey Bourbon, pandan syrup, lemon, egg white, Angostura), Nine of Staves (Appeton V/X Rum, spiced pumpkin puree, pressed apple juice, ginger beer) or Ace of Swords (Beefeater Gin, Campari, Averna, lemon, bergamot, soda, squid ink)
Old Spirited Hen – Limited Edition
A delicious and bold toffee apple beer which blends rich toffee flavour with crisp fruit from the addition of apple liquor, a refreshingly spooky new twist – something a little different for Halloween!
South London gets seriously spooky this autumn as The Exhibit in Balham serves a spiked concoction called Poisoned Apple especially for Halloween. Available for one night only on Saturday, 31st October, the devilish drink is being launched in the hope that Snow White will step inside on the dark and stormy night and finally meet her fate by ordering one. If not, then the creepy cocktail will surely poison others who get in the way, meaning everyone is a target for this twisted tipple. Made from Jägermeister, Chambord, lime, apple, juice and fresh mint, the laced liquid is topped with absinthe foam and accompanied by a half-bitten apple. Served deadly cold, just one is all that’s needed to send drinkers into an eternal sleep – otherwise known as a hangover – that can only be cured by true love’s kiss (paracetamol in the morning). You’ve been warned, Balham. And Snow White – you’d better watch your back, princess.
Celebrate Halloween at Bluebird, Chelsea
To celebrate the flavours and colours of Autumn, Chelsea’s favourite spot Bluebird will bring back its well-known Pumpkin Patch to the Courtyard from Monday 26th October until Sunday 1st November. In the first floor restaurant, special Halloween cocktails will be on offer for the adults including the spook-tacular Jekyll and Hyde, served in a real pumpkin. And for the kids, the Food Store will be hosting a pumpkin carving event on Wednesday 28th October from 4pm. Tickets cost £20 per child and include a pumpkin, hot chocolate and cookies.
For one day only on 31st October, city restaurant Paternoster Chop House will be serving a special Halloween cocktail, the Paternoster Zombie. Priced at £8.50, the Paternoster Zombie includes Bacardi Golden Rum, Pamper Blanco, Havana 7, Apricot Brandy, pineapple juice and lime.
Spice up your Halloween with CRU Kafe’s Pumpkin Latte
There’s nothing like pumpkin to add some colour to the grey autumnal weather. This time of year brings us this versatile savoury sweet vegetable in abundance, and one perfect way to make the most of it is by preparing syrup from the flesh and combining it with warming spices to create CRU Kafe’s delicious seasonal latte. Download the full recipe here: http://we.tl/j8Nc8hqtR6
Hallow-Easy Weekender at the Big Easy Covent Garden
Big Easy celebrates with an eerie Jack O’Lantern walkway into the restaurant, bubbling cauldrons, friendly witches and dry ice. They are offering half priced Nelson’s Blood cocktails, made with rum aka Nelson’s Blood – since it was used to preserve the fallen admiral back on his final voyage and subsequently drunk dry by the crew. To receive a cocktail, diners should head to Covent Garden Big Easy on October 31st, and post a photo of themselves by the witch on Instagram or twitter using #Halloweasy and @BigEasyLondon, show this to the bartender. Competitors will also entered into a larger prize draw to win a meal for 2 – winner announced on November 3rd.