Recommended Foodie Events and Experiences

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After the success of last year’s series of destination pop-ups, Mile High returns (July 30 to August 9) to bring you its most exciting foodie adventure yet – Destination: Andalucía, the birthplace of tapas and sherry. Inspired by the golden age of air travel, you can expect themed ‘check-in’ cocktails (in the departure lounge bar) before proceeding to a dinner prepared by ex-Moro chef Oliver Templeton. The menu promises to showcase ‘the brashest, liveliest and most delicious elements of Spain’s most iconic province into a monotony-crushing elixir of sabor, pasión y espíritu’. Tickets cost £65 per person, includes: 2 cocktails, bar snacks, the 4-course meal and all the immersive entertainment. Held in a secret London location. Tickets.

The acclaimed chef Valentine Warner will be hosting an unmissable one-off dining event (on July 23) at the new Notting Hill pop-up from Tom Conran, New Tom’s. Valentine and Head Chef Tom Straker (previously of The Dorchester and The Ledbury) will be combining their talents to produce a seasonal four-course menu featuring dishes such as chilled pea and loveage soup, braised lamb neck and lemon and elderflower tart. Tickets cost £60 and include a complimentary cocktail. For tickets, please contact sian@tomconran.com t: +44 (0)207 221 7717, please mention Urbanologie.

This summer (from July 21) will see the opening of the Bombay Sapphire Ultimate Gin & Tonic Terrace (pictured) at the Rosewood London. Inspired by Bombay Sapphire’s 10 exotic botanical ingredients, the six week long pop-up experience (the terrace has been re-designed in the style of bespoke yacht) will allow drinkers to celebrate the destinations from which the botanicals come from, with a varied menu of cocktail twists based on ‘The Ultimate Gin & Tonic’. Open daily from 12pm until late. The pop-up will also host a series of master-classes.

Searcys Club (at The Gerkin)– the private members’ club atop the iconic City skyscraper, will be opening the doors of its restaurant to the public (for the very first time) in celebration of their ten year anniversary. Located in the top three levels of the 180m building, Searcys Restaurant and Bar is London’s highest private members club, offering unparalleled panoramic views across the city. Traditionally restricted solely to occupiers of 30 St Mary Axe and private members of Searcys Club, this summer Searcys will open its restaurant on the 39th floor of The Gherkin to the public for 6 weeks only (July 21 to September 4) where you can enjoy the 360° views whilst sampling its world class dining with a special 10 course tasting menu. Also available is a 3 course lunch and dinner option as well as Sunday brunch. For reservations please contact: +44 (0)20 7071 5025

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