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Historically Glamorous Mayfair Restaurant Was Just Right for the ‘Downton Abbey’ Cast

Quaglino’s’s history, glamour, and iconic bathrooms fit the period drama to a tee

Downton Abbey film cast, including Hugh Bonneville, Dame Maggie Smith and Laura Carmichael Downton Abbey/Carnival Films

Are we about to get a new, big girl band? Friday night saw former Pussycat Doll Ashley Roberts dine out with ex-Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts and former Saturdays singer Vanessa White.They were spotted at Black Roe, the Mayfair restaurant.

Turns out, though, they weren’t plotting to unite to take on the charts. They were merely celebrating the birthday of their publicist, Mikey Abegunde.

We’ve been expecting you! The Downton Abbey film, rebooting the ITV period drama after a few years off, hosted its premiere at Leicester Square this week. But once the stars were done with their red carpet duties they were able to make a break for Quaglino’s, the St. James restaurant.

Actors Michelle Dockery, Laura Carmichael, Tuppence Middleton, and Hugh Bonneville were among the guests on Monday evening.

Meeting on a programme that demanded you eat kangaroo anuses and cockroaches luckily doesn’t dull the appetite. Boisdale of Belgravia, on Eccleston Street, was the site of a reunion lunch for four I’m A Celebrity… veterans on Wednesday. Hosted by champion Georgia “Toff” Toffolo, actor Jamie Lomas, ex-footballer Dennis Wise, and YouTuber Jack Maynard came along for the good times.

It was a busy Wednesday for celebrity sightings. First, Sam Faiers of The Only Way Is Essex fame was spotted by a Mayfair local, dining at Park Chinois.

Later, a Rolling Stone rolled all the way to Golborne Road. Sir Mick Jagger, septuagenarian rock royalty, was spotted dining at Laylow, the members’ club and restaurant north of Notting Hill.

Further west, the Pritchard brothers had a lads’ night. AJ Pritchard, best known as a professional on Strictly Come Dancing, and Curtis Pritchard, best known for romancing Amy Hart, dumping her, then romancing Maura Higgins on this year’s Love Island, had dinner at the Ivy Café Richmond.

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Happy birthday Munroe Bergdorf! The model and activist celebrated the occasion with a bash at Berners Tavern, the restaurant at the London Edition hotel, on Wednesday evening.

Park Chinois

17 Berkeley Street, , England W1J 8EA 020 3327 8888 Visit Website


16 Bury Street, , England SW1Y 6AJ 020 7930 6767 Visit Website

The Ivy

1-5 West Street, , England WC2H 9NQ 020 7836 4751 Visit Website

The London EDITION

10 Berners Street, , England W1T 3NP 020 7781 0000 Visit Website

Berners Tavern

10 Berners Street, , England W1T 3NP 020 7908 7979 Visit Website