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Magic Dinner Charity Event Line-Up Announced

Plus five things to know from the London restaurant scene this week

Courtesy of Magic Dinner
  • The third annual Magic Dinner, which supports the charity Magic Breakfast, will take place on Monday 18 September. The event will be hosted by Grace Dent and Jonny Woo and will take place on The Rooftop at Ace Hotel. The event is designed to raise funds “to provide healthy breakfasts to children in deprived areas who arrive at school too hungry or malnourished to learn.” The five-course dinner in aid of the charity will be prepared by Jeremy Lee (Quo Vadis), Nuno Mendes (Chiltern Firehouse), Andrew Clarke (Brunswick House), Anna Higham (Lyle’s) and Sebastian Myers and Freddie Janssen (Snackbar) — all will prepare one dish on the night. 100 tickets are available for £120 — and they’re available to buy here. The event starts at 6.30pm.
  • Gilly’s Fry Bar — a British chippie and Japanese fusion restaurant — will open in Finsbury Park this month. Neil Gill, the owner, is from Sunderland and the restaurant is inspired by the chip shops he grew up around, as well as Japanese izakayas, which he became familiar with when working as a chef with Alan Yau (at Busaba Eathai), the Evening Standard report. It will open at 4A Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP on 19 September.
  • Wringer & Mangle will open a second location in Spitalfields on 11 of September. The original site is in London Fields. The restaurant and bar will serve “hearty seasonal dishes” from newly appointed head chef Peter Tomkinson and a “bottomless weekend brunch.” The two floor site will be an all day dining restaurant and bar.
Wringer & Mangle’s interior
  • Chef and restaurateur Roaya Saleh is bringing Bahraini restaurant Villa Mamas from Bahrain to Chelsea this month. An all-day menu will include breakfast flatbreads with homemade yoghurt; Mezzeh sharing plates menu will be available for lunch and dinner. The restaurant will open on 25 September at 25-27 Elystan Street, London SW3 3NT.

Brunswick House

30 Wandsworth Road, , England SW8 2LG 020 7720 2926 Visit Website

Ace Hotel

100 Shoreditch High Street, , England E1 6JQ 020 7613 9800 Visit Website

Wringer & Mangle Spitalfields

13-18 Sidworth Street, London, E8 3SD Visit Website


1731 New Hampshire Avenue Northwest, , DC 20009 (202) 964-6790 Visit Website

Villa Mama

25-27 Elystan Street, London, SW3 3NT Visit Website

Quo Vadis

26-29 Dean Street, , England W1D 3LL 020 7437 9585 Visit Website

Chiltern Firehouse

1 Chiltern Street, , England W1U 7PA 020 7073 7676 Visit Website

Gilly's Fry Bar

4A Clifton Terrace, , England N4 3JP 07909 977200 Visit Website


1050 Howell Mill Road, , GA 30318 (404) 446-3344 Visit Website