Another celeb-filled Saturday at The Ivy. The West Street landmark hosted singer Rita Ora over the weekend as she took a break from a seemingly unceasing promo trail to enjoy a well-earned dinner with friends.
Things appear to be heating up for Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson and her boyfriend Harry James: the pair went out for a bite at the Mayfair branch of Benihana on Monday. The US chain, best known for its teppanyaki and at-table cooking, has three London sites.
A virtuous lunch for radio DJ and TV presenter Sarah Jane Crawford on Tuesday. She was in Kensal Rise’s Paradise Unbakery, the all-vegan café on Chamberlayne Road. “In Kensal Rise sitting about 50 yards away from Chicken Cottage, but really I’m a million miles away,” she wrote on Instagram as she tucked into sweet potato and avocados.
Last week model Lottie Moss celebrated her birthday, but it seems it was just a warm up for the big night: her older sister, supermodel Kate Moss, toasted her 44th birthday with lunch at Mark’s Club on Charles Street. Liv Tyler was among well-wishers at the party that extended into the evening. Kate showed off her flowers the following day.
Singer Camilla Kerslake and former England rugby captain Chris Robshaw had a romantic dinner date on Tuesday night: They chose the famously romantic Clos Maggiore, the Covent Garden French hotspot, the perfect place to celebrate their seven-year anniversary.
A curious duo spotted having lunch at Inn the Park, the St James’s Café, on Wednesday afternoon. Former LibDem leader Nick Clegg was seen having a quick bite with Conservative politician Nicky Morgan, the former Secretary of State for Education. Who knows what they were cooking?
Plotting to stop Brexit? @NickyMorgan01 and @nick_clegg lunching at St James Park cafe pic.twitter.com/KYmT5WZwR7— Eye Spy MP (@eyespymp) January 17, 2018
A word to the wise: if you have told the press that you have broken up with a controversial figure, best not dine out with them in the same week. And yet that’s exactly what Ukip “leader” Henry Bolton did with Jo Marney, the model who caused a scandal with a series of racist text messages over the weekend. They had drinks in a cosy nook of Gordon’s Wine Bar before retiring for a bite at the National Liberal Club on Wednesday.
Ex-footballer Jamie Redknapp and occasionally funny comedian Jack Whitehall were also out on Wednesday night. Both have recently announced splits from long-term partners and evidently fancied a lads’ night: they had dinner at high-end Japanese restaurant Zuma in Knightsbridge.
Soho House has returned home to its Greek Street base after a huge refurb, and opened its doors on Thursday night. Guests included 50 Shades of Grey actor Jamie Dornan, presenter Fearne Cotton and singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor.
Mint Leaf, the Indian restaurant off Haymarket, has become something of a thespian favourite. Doctor Who actress Pearl Mackie and My Family’s Zoe Wanamaker headed there on Thursday for a congratulatory drink after the press night of their new play The Birthday Party. No cake to be seen, though.