Nigella Lawson grabbed a bite at Delamina in Marylebone last Thursday. The restaurant offers Middle Eastern cuisine, and the celebrated author and TV chef raved about the beef and venison kofta with hummus, grilled onions, harissa oil and pomegranate seeds.
Smile! Singer Lily Allen turned 33 last week, tweeting that her young daughter had accidentally let slip about her surprise birthday party. But the celebrations were more intimate on Friday night, when Lily had dinner at Scott’s complete with birthday cake. Later in the week, broadcaster John Simpson was at the same restaurant for lunch on Tuesday afternoon.
Wallasey MP Angela Eagle went out for lunch in Soho on Saturday. The Labour favourite — whose twin sister Maria is also an MP — chose brunch favourite Balans on Old Compton Street.
Model Lottie Moss, the younger sister of supermodel Kate, has been spotted a lot lately at Chelsea restaurants The Ivy Chelsea Garden — the restaurant recently accused of a racism by the signer-songwriter Raye — and Bluebird Chelsea. But she ventured more central this week, when she went for a bite at Bunga Bunga on Wednesday evening. The Covent Garden Italian, the outpost of the Battersea original, is loved for its cocktails, its pizza and its karaoke.
Actor Josh Brolin may be one of the hated men in film at the moment after his character, Thanos, committed a pretty insane level of murder in The Avengers: Infinity War. But he received a warm welcome at the recently opened new Annabel’s in Mayfair on Tuesday evening, where he popped in for dinner on a break from publicity duties for new film Deadpool 2.
On Wednesday night, across town, Brolin’s Deadpool co-star Ryan Reynolds had drinks at Ollie Dabbous’ new Hide Below bar in Mayfair. The actor is the owner and face of gin brand Aviation, so dutifully sampled a couple of glasses of his own booze.
Model and social media star Demi Rose dined with friends in Mayfair on Wednesday night. The group chose Isabel, on Albermarle Street, billed as the “feminine” to its sister restaurant, the “masculine” Casa Cruz in Notting Hill.
X Factor winner Alexandra Burke and old school thespian Michael Ball, who are currently starring in the ENO’s production of musical Chess, were spotted together at J Sheekey on Thursday night. The West End restaurant is launching a dining collaboration with the new musical while it plays down the street at The Coliseum.