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Rihanna Followed Edward Enninful and Spike Lee to Notting Hill

Plus all the other celebrity sightings in London restaurants this week

Rihanna spent Halloween at Notting hill club and restaurant The Laylow Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Halloween was always going to be the busiest night of the week. Sexy Fish, the Japanese restaurant on Berkeley Square, attracted guests including Saturdays singer Vanessa White and model Munroe Bergdorf. Moma, the Moroccan restaurant on Heddon Street, attracted Brooklyn Beckham, Nick Grimshaw and Daisy Lowe.

But the place to be seen was evidently The Laylow, the restaurant and club north of Notting Hill that hosted Edward Enninful and Spike Lee last week. Rihanna made a surprise appearance, with Kate Moss and Rita Ora also among the trick or treaters.

Another night on the town this week for Matt Smith, the Doctor Who and The Crown actor. Smith and his girlfriend, actor Lily James, were out for dinner at 34 on Saturday night. It was the night before Smith turned 36.

Acrophobic sushi fans can celebrate: SushiSamba, the restaurant found on the 38th floor of Heron Tower, has come closer to earth by opening a new outpost in Covent Garden.

It held its first major event this week, hosting the 30th anniversary bash for GQ Magazine. Guests included singer Paloma Faith, model David Gandy and artist Tracey Emin, who designed the napkins especially for the party.

Guests ate yellowtail taquitos, black cod skewers and vegetable tempura.

Love is on the menu for Robert Pattinson. The Twilight actor was spotted at Chiltern Firehouse on Tuesday evening, on a dinner date with model and actor Suki Waterhouse. The pair have been sighted together earlier this year, at The Electric in Notting Hill.

Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden was feeling fishy this week. She was seen at J Sheekey on Tuesday evening, enjoying dinner served up by her friend Lisa Faulkner. The actor, and winner of Celebrity Master Chef, was guest chef for the night, helping to celebrate a decade of the beloved restaurant’s Atlantic Bar.

Over in Marylebone, there was a busy night at Trishna. The Indian restaurant, the first in the JKS empire, toasted the group’s tenth birthday by inviting actor Celia Imrie and Goodness Gracious Me couple Meera Syal and Sanjeev Bhaskar for a feast of Malwani fish curry, tandoori lamb chops and chocolate mousse chikki.

As some London favourites celebrated their first decade, another marked its first day. Wingstop, the U.S. chicken wing chain, launched its first London site on Tuesday. Megan Barton-Hanson, a Love Island favourite, popped in for a sample.

Nigella Lawson revisited a favourite on Wednesday. The cook, whose iconic book How To Eat turns twenty this year, ate at The River Café. She shared her order with her Instagram followers: pizzetta with potato and taleggio.


Heron Tower, 110 Bishopsgate, London , EC2N 4AY Visit Website

J Sheekey

28-32 Saint Martin's Court, , England WC2N 4AL 020 7240 2565 Visit Website

The River Café

Rainville Road, , England W6 9HA 020 7386 4200 Visit Website


15-17 Blandford Street, , England W1U 3DG 020 7935 5624 Visit Website

Sexy Fish

Berkeley Square House, Berkeley Square, London, W1J 6BR Visit Website

Chiltern Firehouse

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


94 Lamb's Conduit Street, , England WC1N 3LZ 020 7405 0713 Visit Website