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Pharrell Williams Had Tea at Xu in Chinatown

Plus more celebrity sightings in London restaurants this week

Pharrell Williams in Xu on Rupert Street in Chinatown on Tuesday
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Spencer Matthews, the Made in Chelsea founding cast member and brother-in-law to Pippa Middleton, took his wife Vogue Williams out for a romantic dinner date on Friday evening. The pair were spotted at StreetXO, Dabiz Muñoz’s experimental Spanish restaurant in Mayfair.


How does a superhero let their hair down? With dinner on Berkeley Square. Chris Hemsworth, the Australian soap star turned hammer-wielding thunder god Thor in the Marvel films, grabbed a bite at Annabel’s on Saturday night. He was out with his wife, actress Elsa Pataky.


If you were wondering if iconic artists Gilbert & George were still eating at Dalston’s beloved Turkish restaurant Mangal 2 most nights of the week, it appears they do. The regulars were seen there yet again on Saturday night. Sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name…


Speaking of regulars, Charles Saatchi was back at Scott’s in Mayfair on Tuesday night. He used to eat at the Mount Street favourite with his ex-wife Nigella Lawson, but now takes his girlfriend Trinny Woodall of What Not To Wear fame. One day they’ll just settle for a takeaway.


The pair weren’t the only famous faces at Scott’s on Tuesday evening. American actress Chloe Moretz was there too, making it the latest London restaurant on her list. She has already eaten at Gymkhana, Sexy Fish, and Chiltern Firehouse while in town on a promotional tour.


Who doesn’t need a good cuppa once in a while? Pharrell Williams — singer, talent show host and peerless wearer of hats — was at Xu on Rupert Street on Tuesday. The Taiwanese teahouse and restaurant (by the same team as BAO) opened last year to warm reviews.


Saturdays singer and I’m A Celebrity! Get Me Out of Here contestant Vanessa White was in the mood for French food on Wednesday night. She headed to Dover Street for dinner at Bagatelle, the new outpost of the international chain, which recently hosted Stormzy and Maya Jama.


Olivia Attwood needed some comfort food on Wednesday evening. She competed in the third series of Love Island and snapped up a lucrative fashion deal when fame came calling. But now Dani Dyer of the most recent series has nabbed the contract. Attwood chose Nobu Shoreditch, taking her The Only Way Is Essex pal Chloe Sims.


Michelle Visage, judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race and gay icon, was surrounded by admirers on Wednesday night. She was seen having dinner at Balans, the 24-hour restaurant on Soho’s Old Compton Street.

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