What would you expect from a post-gig party hosted by rock legends Metallica? TVs out of hotel room windows? Police shutdowns? It was quite civilised, actually. Last week the band headed new Gezelling, a new restaurant in Holborn, for an after-show dinner. They ate an entire suckling pig, as you do.
Andrew Scott, who single-handedly made priests sexy in the last series of Fleabag, is earning rave reviews in his latest play, Present Laughter. On Tuesday, he left The Old Vic and walked up to the Southbank, joining cast members Sophie Thompson and Indira Varma at the Skylon restaurant.
Happy 19th wedding anniversary to Jamie and Jools Oliver. The couple marked the occasion at beloved Hammersmith restaurant The River Café. He posted a thank you to the restaurant and its staff for an ‘extraordinary lunch’… ‘nice to feel at home where it all began.’
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Happy 19th wedding anniversary @joolsoliver !!! I can’t believe it’s 19 years already ?! time has just flown by. My wedding day was one of the best days of my life, we kept it private and surrounded ourselves by loving friends and family and what a joy it was ..... jools thanks for being the best friend a wonderful wife and truly amazing mother to our Oliver clan. Without question you’ve been the back bone behind anything good I’ve ever done, what a journey we’ve had. Big love jamie xxxx p.s a massive gigantic thank you to Charles, Vashti, Ruthie and all the amazing team at the @therivercafelondon for an extraordinary lunch and nice to feel at home were it all began
Jake Gyllenhaal has particular taste in restaurants. A known fan of Shoreditch’s Lyle’s, the actor was seen at another east London institution, Rochelle Canteen, last weekend.
Off Love Island, and straight onto the London social circuit. Elma Pazar, recently evicted from the hit ITV series, was spotted at the El&n café in Knightsbridge on Tuesday, at the launch of a Skin Republic Prime + Refine range. She was joined by Olivia Buckland, who came second on the show in 2016.
The next night, 2017 contestant Eyal Booker was at the Chiltern Firehouse for dinner with his girlfriend, bumping into model Lottie Moss on the way out.
Soon, all London diners will be Love Island alumni.
Circolo Popolare, the sister restaurant to Shoreditch favourite Gloria, opened its doors on Wednesday evening. Found on Fitrovia’s Rathbone Place, influencer Betty Bachz was among the revellers.
Sarah, Duchess of York was spotted at The Ivy (the original) on Wednesday evening. She was among guests — including Loose Women’s Andrea McLean and former EastEnder Michelle Collins — at the launch of the Female Social Network UK.