The River Café swam downstream this week, opening a pop-up in Regents Park for the Frieze Art Fair. Labour MP and shadow home secretary Diane Abbott was seen there on Saturday, where she enjoyed a lunch, and a martini with a lemon twist.
Now that she’s no longer a judge on the X Factor, Cheryl (currently without surname) is free to enjoy weekend nights out again.
The singer was in Fitzrovia on Sunday night with Nicola Roberts and Kimberly Walsh — her former Girls Aloud bandmates — for dinner at Serge et le Phoque, the French restaurant at The Mandrake Hotel.
Gwyneth Paltrow was in town this week to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Goop, her lifestyle brand best known for selling sex dust, vaginal eggs and scented water that prevents self-doubt. She toasted the landmark with a feast at Chucs, the restaurant in the Serpentine Sackler Gallery, with a special menu that included tartar of roast Kentish beetroot with grapefruit, toasted hazelnut and black tea dressing, followed by salt-roasted Cornish sea bass with lemon and zucchini flower risotto and sauce vierge.
Other guests included actresses Demi Moore and Liv Tyler. No eggs on the menu.
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Former home secretary Amber Rudd, whose position as a senior minister partly inspired BBC hit Bodyguard, was out on the town this week: she dined at Colbert on Sloane Square on Tuesday. Hopefully the food was up to scratch: Rudd was once married to the late, sharp-tongued AA Gill.
Vogue editor Edward Enninful got out of the office for lunch on Wednesday, venturing down to Mayfair for a meal at Cecconi’s in Burlington Gardens. He was joined by Emma, the Viscountess of Weymouth.
Another fashionable pair fancied a spot of Italian on Wednesday: model Amber Le Bon and chef Tess Ward were at Daphne’s in South Kensington for lunch.
Sometimes you can’t beat a bite at Brasserie Zédel, the subterranean French restaurant off Piccadilly Circus. It was particularly popular on Wednesday night, with several actors heading there after attending a Harold Pinter party nearby.
Night Manager star Tom Hiddleston, Fresh Meat’s Zawe Ashton and Oscar nominee Kristin Scott Thomas were all there.