Damien Hirst, the artist whose work can be found in Mark Hix’s restaurant Tramshed and the newly announced Brasserie of Light in Selfridges, evidently doesn’t eat where he works. He was at The Wolseley for lunch on Wednesday. “Had Holstein with new potatoes today,” he shared on Instagram. “And for some reason I ate it all but couldn’t eat this little bastard!”
Later that day, Soho restaurant and bar 100 Wardour Street threw a little party for Amazon Prime. Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne, who star in the streaming service’s forthcoming programme Carnival Row, popped in, as did former Mad Men star Jon Hamm and singer Lily Allen.
Nick Grimshaw must be thrilled to have his breakfasts back. The DJ recently vacated the early morning slot on Radio 1 so has said goodbye to his crack-of-dawn wake up calls. He celebrated this week with a plate of eggs at Jolene, the bakery and restaurant on Newington Green. It only opened recently but has already secured Keira Knightley as a fan. Knightley returned for another visit this week, too.
Wonder Woman needs to keep her strength up. So Gal Gadot, who plays the superhero also known as Diana princess of the Amazons, headed to Laurent on Saturday evening. The restaurant, found at Piccadilly’s Café Royal, is the grill and sushi bar from chef Laurent Tourondel.
Last week world champion Anthony Joshua was keeping a low profile after another historic boxing victory. He was spotted at a London Nando’s picking up a takeaway. He was back out and about this week, though, and was seen having lunch at Smith & Wollensky, the Covent Garden steakhouse.
Where else would the daughter of Beatle Paul McCartney and his late wife, vegetarian icon Linda, choose for a fancy dinner? Farmacy, naturally, which specialises in plant-based dishes and once prompted food critic Grace Dent to write “I pray I never eat here again.” Mary McCartney, however, had a lovely time there on Monday as the special guest at a dinner thrown by National Geographic. Mung bean dahl and broccoli nuggets were on the menu.
Diane Abbott proved popular at the Tory Party Conference even though she wasn’t actually there. The day after Theresa May criticised those who attack Abbott online, leading to energetic applause, Abbott was seen in London’s Moorgate, picking up a quick lunch at Pret A Manger.
Russian tennis ace Maria Sharapova is in town, taking in the best of Frieze Art Fair in Regents Park. But she followed her visit with a big lunch, making up a table of twelve in the private dining room at Trishna. The Marylebone restaurant is a favourite for elegant Indian cuisine.