Gymkhana is back. The Albermarle Street favourite was closed due to a massive fire last year, but now it’s better than ever. Guests toasted the reopening with dinner on Wednesday night, with soon-to-be food presenter and Oscar nominee Stanley Tucci and model Lara Stone among the guests. Game Of Thrones and Love, Actually actor Thomas Brodie-Sangster, singer Vanessa White, and Love Island’s Francesca Allen showed up alongside pop star and restaurateur Ed Sheeran and former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, for a menu including Bengali mustard salmon tikka and Mangalorean prawn gassi.
Quit a big job because unelected normcore hypeman Dominic Cummings kind of says it’s obligatory? Order a burger. Apparently Sajid Javid ordered a takeaway from Five Guys after stepping down as Chancellor of the Exchequer on Thursday, according to Daily Telegraph deputy political editor Anna Mikhailova.
NEW: Sajid Javid orders Five Guys to his home after resigning as Chancellor— Anna Mikhailova (@AVMikhailova) February 13, 2020
Another political spot courtesy of EyeSpyMP, who found Jeremy Corbyn’s strategy and communications director Seamus Milne in Westbourne Grove on Sunday. The “posh and very expensive Italian deli” in question is Prezzemolo & Vitale, a Sicilian-owned franchise. Was he there for the penne, not the few?
Spotted @SeumasMilne just now in the posh and very expensive Italian deli on Westbourne Grove pic.twitter.com/RKaqL8MRp0— Eye Spy MP (@eyespymp) February 9, 2020
As many British stars descended on Hollywood for the Oscars, some stayed behind to support actor Gala Gordon’s annual fundraiser, Poetry Presents. After an event at The Savoy Theatre, talent including Gemma Arterton, Denise Gough, Alice Eve and Rhys Ifans headed for an after party at Isabel on Mayfair’s Albemarle Street.
Justin Timberlake flew into London this week, and dined at Tamarind. The iconic Indian restaurant, in Mayfair, was one of the first in the world to earn a Michelin star. Now, it has an N Sync star too.
Dover Street restaurant It London celebrated Valentine’s Day two nights early on Wednesday night. The restaurant hosted a dinner in celebration of romance, co-hosted by Perrier-Jouet and Atelier Romy. Betty Bachz and model Paul Sculfor celebrated.
Also on Wednesday, The Only Way Is Essex original Lauren Goodger headed into town for dinner at Bagatelle, the French and Mediterranean restaurant on .... Dover Street.
The St Martins Lane Kitchen has transformed into The Nitery, a new pop-up restaurant from Gizzi Erskine. The cook celebrated its opening on Wednesday night with an on-site party. Daisy Lowe, Myleene Klass and rapper Professor Green all showed up to support.