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Celebrity Sightings in London Restaurants This Week

Included Bridesmaids star Kristen Wiig at Brawn on Columbia Road

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Kristen Wiig was seen at Brawn on Columbia Road last weekend
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Georgia “Toff” Toffolo must be really into pizza. The I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here champion was at Battersea pizzeria Bunga Bunga on Friday night, days after enjoying the same Italian favourite at Harry’s in Knightsbridge.

Another day, another sighting at Gymkhana. The Mayfair Indian on Albermarle Street has hosted Ed Sheeran, David Beckham and Oprah Winfrey in recent months and on Saturday night rolled out the red carpet for… historian and TV presenter Simon Schama. You can’t have the A list in every night, after all.

Kristen Wiig, or at the very least her doppelganger, dined at Brawn on Saturday. The writer and star of Bridesmaids was at the Columbia Road restaurant which serves a thoughtful selection of Mediterranean small plates. Pan-southern European tapas, perhaps.

Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy was at Sumosan on Sunday evening. He and his wife Rebekah left the kids at home for the night to enjoy a dinner date at the Belgravia Japanese.

Make a booking at Westminster restaurant Shepherds on any given day and it’s spot an MP on their lunch break. On Monday, you would have spotted Wiltshire MP James Gray, of the Tory party, doing his best Russian accent while telling an anecdote to parliamentary colleagues.

The Labour party evidently has slightly better taste in restaurants. Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott was spotted on Tuesday at Ma La Sichuan, the Chinese restaurant down the street from the House of Commons.

Dele Alli, the Tottenham midfielder, was at Gotto with former Liverpool star Steven Gerrard at Tuesday lunchtime. The Italian restaurant found along the canal in Hackney Wick, the pair were there to film a TV segment so may not have sampled the wares. But they would surely have been offered a glass of the speciality: the homemade vermouth.

A crowd of British classics turned up to help launch the new Covent Garden outpost of the Petersham Nurseries, the original of which is in Richmond. The restaurant, shop and deli opened on King Street on Wednesday night, with iconic model Twiggy and Love Actually actor Bill Nighy among the well-wishing diners.

Fashion veterans the Missoni family launched a new cookbook on Wednesday night at South Kensington Italian Daphne’s. And who better to have on the guest list when launching a cookbook than model-turned-TV chef Lorraine Pascale and cook sisters Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley?

That new restaurant in Covent Garden is rubbish. Literally. The Rubbish Cafe opened on Long Acre on Wednesday evening, offering punters the chance to pay for their food and coffees with plastic waste. Lucy Watson, the Made in Chelsea star, was among the first to try the process.

Petersham Nurseries

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Ma La Sichuan

37 Monck Street, , England SW1P 2BL 020 7222 2218 Visit Website


49 Columbia Road, , England E2 7RG 020 7729 5692 Visit Website


42 Albemarle Street, , England W1S 4JH 020 3011 5900 Visit Website