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It was a bumper week for Annabel’s — just like always

Love Island 2018 contestants Charlie Brake and Ellie Brown at dinner at London restaurant Hawksmoor Charlie Brake/Instagram

Tom Holland, the British actor who plays Spiderman in the most recent Marvel adaptation, toasted his co-star Zendaya’s 22nd birthday on Sunday evening. The pair, who also competed against each other in a viral dance battle last year, dined at Annabel’s on Berkeley Square with friends and family.

Also at Annabel’s this week was Samantha Cameron, fashion designer and wife of former Prime Minister David Cameron. She had lunch in the club’s colourful Flower Room, with a group including cookbook writer Jasmine Hemsley.

David Walliams, actor, author and Britain’s Got Talent judge, treated his mum to a day out on Monday. He took her for afternoon tea at Claridge’s before a trip to the theatre. Later in the week he grabbed a more private bite with actress Kate Beckinsale, seemingly at his west London home.

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The Love Island crew are still getting about in London.

Charlie Brake and Ellie Brown, who featured in the latest series, kept the romance alive on Monday with a date night. The pair fancied some Lebanese: they were spotted at seen on a night out at Abd el Wahab on Belgravia’s Pont Street. They were also seen at acclaimed steakhouse Hawksmoor.

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The next night Kady McDermott, who appeared in the second series of the ITV2 hit, was at Sexy Fish on Tuesday night. She posted images of the occasion, which marked her 23rd birthday, on her Instagram stories, which included a photograph of her meal of black cod, one of the restaurants most popular dishes. “Black cod: if you know, you know”, she wrote. Whatever that means.

Ashley Roberts, the former Pussycat Doll who will be limbering up once again as a contestant for the new series of Strictly Come Dancing, took a break from training on Tuesday evening. Roberts, who some feel has an unfair advantage in the competition due to her dance background, was seen with Made In Chelsea veteran Millie Mackintosh at Sushi Samba, found on the 38th floor of Heron Tower.

Steve Baker, the Conservative MP for Wycombe, had lunch with BBC Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg on Wednesday afternoon. They ate at Ma La Sichuan, the Westminster Chinese restaurant beloved by politicians and media types.

The elusive Girl With The Dragon Tattoo emerged in Bloomsbury this week. Noomi Rapace, who played hacker Lisbeth Salander in the acclaimed trilogy, dined at Neptune, the restaurant in The Principal Hotel on Russell Square on Thursday night.

Madonna used to treat London as her stomping ground when she was married to director Guy Ritchie, but visits less frequently nowadays. But the singer, who recently turned 60, is in town this week and headed out to dinner in Notting Hill. On Thursday night, she was at Casa Cruz, the Argentina-influenced restaurant on Clarendon Street.


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

Abd el Wahab

2 Pont Street, Belgravia, London , SW1X 9EL


10 Basinghall Street, , England EC2V 5BQ 020 7397 8120 Visit Website

Ma La Sichuan

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

Sexy Fish

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