With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve picked out ten of the best ways to celebrate in style. From pumpkin carving to spooky speed dating, there’s something to suit even the most ghoulish of gourmets.
On the 31st, Hush in Mayfair are screening Ghostbusters and serving ghoulish green ‘Slimer’ cocktails made with vodka, Midori and crème de menthe. If you turn up in costume, your first Slimer cocktail is free and you could win a bottle of Crystal Head vodka.
In Spitalfields, there are no tricks, just treats at Galvin Café a Vin where diners can enjoy a three course meal and a Halloween cocktail for just £19.95.
Honky Tonk (Chelsea) is hosting a Halloween massacre on October 30th where guests can tuck into ghost dogs and sip cocktails made with jellybean-infused vodka. If you’re an Instagram addict, you could even win tickets to their cocktail masterclass for you and 8 friends.
At Bluebird in Chelsea, you can pick out a pumpkin from their pumpkin patch and learn how to carve it at their kid-friendly classes. Their food store will be selling spooky cakes and pies and the Bluebird bar is serving suitably scary ‘Serial Killer cocktails’. If you’re looking for love, don’t miss their Halloween speed dating event – the perfect place to share your bad date horror stories.
In Camden on November 1st, The Blues Kitchen is throwing a ’27 club’ bash in memory of gone-but-not-forgotten stars like Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse, and Jimi Hendrix. Expect live music, face painting, pumpkin carving, themed cocktails and DJs until 1am.
Cocktail fans will love Almeida’s fiery Halloween tipple, the Cosmo Diavolo – a devilish blend of Russian Standard vodka, triple sec, cucumber, lime, cranberry juice and chilli.
From October 31st to November 10th, Podium at the Hilton Park Lane will be serving a special Halloween afternoon tea for £29.50 per head. They’re planning ‘scary sandwiches, creepy cupcakes, chilling chocolate and supernatural scones’!
If you’ve got a show-stopping Halloween costume planned, head for one of Drake & Morgan’s City bars like The Anthologist, The Refinery or The Parlour. They’re serving a deliciously twisted 3-course menu and giving away £200 worth of vouchers to the best dressed guests.
All Star Lanes in Bayswater is throwing a November 1st Halloween party with a horror-inspired playlist, free Krispy Kreme doughnuts and specially crafted £5 Halloween cocktails. Go all out with a spooky costume and you could win free bowling for life!
The team from Paradise by Way of Kensal Green are hosting a ghoulish tour of Kensal Green cemetery. After a cocktail in the chapel and a tour of the tombs and catacombs, guests can head back to the gastropub for dinner. (Treat yourself to 50% off your food bill if you book through toptable).