The City Magazine February 2016

Page 19

| news |

West End Waiters

Struggling to think of an original angle for your next corporate bash? Incognito Artists might be your answer. The company provides tailor-made entertainment from the latest West End and Broadway stars, who go undercover as waiters, traffic wardens and even feuding lovers, only to burst into song when the guests least expect it. Founder Geoff Sewell says its purpose is “to touch, move and inspire people; to make them present to the magic of being alive”. The City Magazine was recently witness to one of the company’s undercover performances and move us it certainly did. No wonder Incognito Artists counts among its clients the Beckhams, Nelson Mandela, Sir Elton John and HM The Queen.

g n i n r o M y a d n u

s– lunche y a d n u nest S on’s fi d n o L y with Sunda y z la t rfec um’s the pe your m s a Enjoy d o t as go almos

S e k i l y Eas

oxbo bankside Hilton London Bankside is now serving traditional Sunday lunch at its OXBO Bankside restaurant. The menu, devised by executive chef Paul Bates, boasts a luxurious roast sirloin of Gloucestershire beef with Yorkshire pudding, duck fat-roasted potatoes with seasonal vegetables, and almond Bakewell tart. If you go with a guest who, heaven forbid, doesn’t like their roast dinners, there are plenty of options, including smoked duck breast with lychee salsa, or smoked salmon with capers and lemon. The restaurant uses supplies from specialist producers and local traders from Borough Market. Lunches run 12-5 every Sunday, with live music each week. Hilton London Bankside, Great Suffolk Street,

BEST OF THE REST BLACKLOCK Lauded by restaurant critics, Blacklock became the wildcard hit restaurant of last year. Now, this superb Soho chop house, based in a former basement brothel, is open for Sunday roasts. Affordable, generous, and hugely welcoming, plates are piled high and cocktails cost a fiver. Blacklock, Soho

s luxurylo nd o n.c s

TOM’S KITCHEN As close a restaurant will get to feeling like your family’s dinner table, Tom’s Kitchen is the place for British favourites and high-end comfort. If roast dinners aren’t for you, other weekend highlights include Tom’s full English, seasonal berry pancake, and smoked haddock kedgeree. Tom’s Kitchen, St Katharine Docks,

THE FLORENCE An ideal place for a weekend escape, The Florence’s roast menu is substantial, and the pub champions British beer, even brewing its own in the microbrewery on show inside. This little slice of the countryside in the city also boasts a children’s play area. It’s dog-friendly too. The Florence, Herne Hill,

PLUM + SPILT MILK Even with no train to catch, a trip to the Great Northern Hotel at St Pancras is well worth a visit. Plum + Spilt Milk serves a choice of three roasts in a dining room resplendent with threemetre-high sash windows and 120 glass pendant lights. Great Northern Hotel, King’s Cross St Pancras,

THE CITY MAGAZINE | February 2016