Made in Chelsea favourite Ollie Proudlock had a date night — or, rather “D8 Night” — in Victoria on Friday evening, taking his girlfriend for a romantic dinner for two at the new Danish import Sticks’n’Sushi.
Ed Sheeran may have a Gymkhana problem. The singer was spotted at the Mayfair Indian restaurant with ex-footballer Frank Lampard on Friday night for his birthday. But he was also there again after the BRIT Awards on Wednesday. Sheeran is said to really like the butter chicken dish. Perhaps someone could share the recipe and let him have a night in.
Mick Jagger still can’t get no satisfaction: the Rolling Stone frontman didn’t feel like heading home after Sunday’s BAFTAs, so made his way to Marylebone afterwards for dinner at André Balaz’s star-filled restaurant Chiltern Firehouse.
The Firehouse has some local competition, though, now that upscale Indian Trishna on Blandford Street has had a revamp. Actress Jennifer Lawrence was there for dinner on Monday night, along with her Red Sparrow co-star Jeremy Irons. Lawrence was one of the first A-List guests to dine at Chiltern Firehouse when it opened back in 2013. Maybe it didn’t make much of an impression.
You can’t have your cake and eat it. But you can emerge from it. Kate Moss crawled out of a giant birthday cake on Monday evening, toasting her friend Mert Alas’s birthday at MNKY HSE, the Latin American restaurant on Dover Street. Actress Lupita Nyong’o and model Naomi Campbell were also among the well-wishers.
Shepherd’s, the Wesminster restaurant sandwiched between Vincent Square and Smith Square, is beloved by parliamentarians due to its proximity to the House of Commons. Time-warped MP and apparent Tory leader hopeful Jacob Rees-Mogg was the latest to make a reservation this week, having lunch there on Tuesday. He was joined by Sam Coates, deputy political editor at The Times.
On Wednesdays, we wear pink. On Tuesdays, we eat Greek. Mean Girls actress Lindsay Lohan dined at Meraki, the Greek place in Fitzrovia, on Tuesday evening. Lohan has been party-hopping across London this week, having also been spotted at MNKY HSE and club, The Box.
There have been warm reviews for Frozen, the new play with no affiliation to the Disney blockbuster that debuted this week. Its star Suranne Jones, of Doctor Foster and Coronation Street, unwound after the press night with drinks and a bite at Mint Leaf, the modern Indian restaurant on Haymarket.
Guests at the BRITs enjoyed a three-course meal at the ceremony but appetites had firmly returned in time for Soho House and Universal’s after party at The Ned. The venue — the hotel, club and selection of restaurants in the City — was working overtime to keep guests, including Cheryl Cole and model Sophie Dahl, fed and watered, with singer Sam Smith particularly hungry: he seemed pleased to find the spread of of cheese boards, roast porchetta baps, sirloin beef and lasagna.