Welcome back to the Slice, your weekly guide to what’s on in London.

It’s cold, dark and drizzly outside, and we need warming up. Let’s start with a steamy night in a South American-inspired cabaret restaurant, then tuck into a stack of hot, maple-drizzled pancakes for brunch, before rolling up for a gravy-soaked Sunday dinner. We’re feeling better just thinking about it…

The Slice’s Pick

WIN the ultimate family day out at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland with Crystal Ski Holidays

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland and Crystal Ski Holidays have partnered up with Metro to give you the chance to win the Ultimate Family Day Out at Hyde Park Winter Wonderland this festive period so you can get that feeling you can’t forget.

You could win entry for six people to Hyde Park Winter Wonderland including tickets for the Real Ice Slide in partnership with Crystal Ski Holidays and Magical Ice Kingdom. You’ll also receive three Ride Tokens per person so you can continue the fun, plus 1 x food voucher and 2 x drink vouchers per person so you can tuck into the delicious alpine snacks and beverages available in the park.

Click here and fill out the form to enter. Full T&Cs here

Food & Drink

WIN a year's supply of Flävar vodka schnapps or a Flävar mini gift set

Metro has teamed up with the vodka-schnapps brand FLÄVAR to give away a year’s supply of their best-selling schnapps flavours including blueberry and lemon, salted caramel and strawberry and lime! Three lucky runners-up will receive a Flävar Miniature Gift Box.

To enter, simply fill out your details using the form here before midnight, 29 November! 

Open to UK (excluding Northern Ireland and Scotland) residents aged 18 or over. For full details, terms and conditions, visit our terms and conditions page.


by Jeremy Ullmann

As dining experiences go, Inca stands out. Its darkly lit, majestic interior transports you to a luxe, seductive imagining of the Inca Empire, from the plush seating to the elegant dark wood design. The menu boasts an impressive mix of Latin-influenced and Japanese fusion dishes, with an equally exciting vegetarian offering (you will not believe the grilled shiitake mushroom isn’t meat). Dinner here is certainly not cheap, and with a minimum spend of £150pp don’t expect a casual night out (the £75 mezcal durango cocktail should make you double take). The justification, however, is the entire experience, enhanced by exceptional (and rather steamy) dance peformances. If you have the money, there are very few places like it.

Set menus from £100. 8-9 Argyll Street, Mayfair.


📚 La Bibliothèque, East London’s newest fine-dining experience, has a beautiful interior and an exquisitely tasty menu that, while short on options and with portions on the smaller side, includes some scene-stealers like the braised lamb shoulder. The cocktails are special and worth the visit alone. Set menu at £55pp. 325 Kingsland Road, Haggerston. 

🍸 Bar 45 at the swanky 45 Park Lane Hotel is a top-tier cocktail destination if you don’t mind the accompanying price tag. The bar has recently launched a new drinks menu that matches the vibe of its elegant yet buzzy surroundings, with deliciously rich and balanced cocktails (our favourites include Lover, the Pout and the chocolate Negroni). Cocktails from £23. 45 Park Lane, Mayfair. 

Wacky Wombat

by Rob Buckhaven

Wacky Wombat is a homage to Nico de Soto’s Australian travels where each cocktail represents a memory of his. Who needs a photo album when you can create the Overland Track with gin, fermented caju, pepperberry and whey to remind you of Tasmania, or the Melbourne bar-scene-inspired Der Raum with coconut oil, gin, amaro, sweet vermouth, jackfruit, koshihikari and lemon myrtle? Sidenote, fans of Stranger Things should check out the bathroom…

Cocktails from £13. Manette Street, Soho.  

The Table Cafe

Independently-owned and best known for its brunch menu, The Table prides itself on working with local suppliers and sustainability. It first opened its doors in 2005 in Southwark, but now it’s expanded to Battersea Rise. Highlights include the Long Weekender (smashed avocado, eggs and chives) with added bacon and halloumi – all smothered in maple syrup – and the refreshing mixed berry, mint and kale juice. Reasonably priced, lovely bustling atmosphere and hearty grub – what more could you ask for?

Brunch from £12.5, 35-37 Battersea Rise, Wandsworth. 

London's best... festive warmups

BEST PUB: The Culpeper.

The iconic Shoreditch pub knows how to do Sundays, with a menu including  Roasted Pork & Apple Sauce, Bavette, Horseradish Cream & Pomme Anne. All roasts are served with Yorkshire pudding, roast potatoes, honey glazed carrot, roasted parsnip, greens and gravy and made with herbs grown in the pub’s own roof garden. It doesn’t get more local than that!

Roasts from £22. 40 Commercial Street.


The City might be quiet on Sundays, but underneath the Royal Exchange lurks a Sunday feast that’s worth making a noise about. Their traditional ‘Sunday Roast Service’ is served with 90 minutes of free-flowing Pont Pietra Merlot red wine alongside complimentary Yorkshire puddings and gravy top-ups from the roast trolley.

Roasts from £23, bottomless red wine £25pp. 1 Royal Exchange, Bank.

BEST MEATY: Macellaio RC.

They might be run by Italians, but this chain of steakhouses have mastered the British roast. Book a table at their Battersea, Union Street or Fitzrovia sites for your towering platter of Yorkshire puds, crispy potatoes, quality beef cuts and gravy – with a true authentic Italian twist. This offer also includes 2 glasses of bubbles or red wine.

£28pp, various locations.

What’s on

Regeneration at Riverside – Six decades of Doctor Who

Step into the time vortex at Riverside Studios for “Regeneration at Riverside,” a free exhibition celebrating Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary. Immerse yourself in the world of the Doctor with this unique collection of photos and memorabilia from the BBC’s vast photographic archives, highlighting the iconic show’s production at Riverside studios which was the principal home of Seasons Two to Four. Don’t blink or you’ll miss it!

Free. 101 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith.


Black Friday Theatre Sale

It’s that time of year! Whether you’re tuning in for a pre-Christmas encore at the theater or orchestrating the perfect gift, London Theatre have slashed prices across multiple West End Productions until 27 November for Black Friday, with some shows up to 40% off! Tickets are priced as low as £15 with hits such as The Book of Moron, Frozen, Guys & Dolls and Back To The Future going for cheap. See the full lineup of Black Friday discounts here.

Tickets from £15. Until 27 November, various locations.


Xtreme Painting

Unleash your creativity in a perfectly named ‘paint rage room’, and make your own masterpiece using original, creative and extreme painting techniques such as splattering and graffiti (with a little guidance from real professionals). Paintbrush in hand, get ready to get messy as you channel your inner art attack and take out your rage on the page. You even get take your creation home with you. Cathartic and chaotic!

Tickets from £40. 15-17 January, 85 Old Brompton Road, Kensington.

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