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Fame Hungry: Celebrity Sightings in London Restaurants This Week

Singer Rita Ora steps out of The Ivy, while politicians Nick Clegg and Nicky Morgan are spotted at Inn the Park

London Celebrity Sightings -  January 13, 2018
Rita Ora leaving The Ivy last weekend
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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?

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.

The Ivy

1-5 West Street, , England WC2H 9NQ 020 7836 4751 Visit Website


5 Raphael Street, , England SW7 1DL 020 7584 1010 Visit Website

Soho House

76 Dean Street, London , W1D 3SQ Visit Website