New weekend brunch club launched for help with a hangover

The wonderfully creative team behindThe Cocktail Trading Company are exciting to announce that they have recently launch a brand new weekend brunch club, ‘Come Down With Me’, where sore-headed, dry-mouthed party animals can retreat and rejuvenate over a tasty menu of food, fizz and fun.

A far cry from the standard poached egg and avocado breakfast offering, this monthly brunch club invites cocktail lovers and foodie fanatics to indulge in everything from CTC breakfast MacMuffins (£8-8.50) and mouth-watering hash browns, to delicious fresh pastries, all washed down with bubbles and a menu of ‘Morning Glories’ cocktails (£9). Guests can line their stomachs and whet their palettes for just £14 with the special brunch deal, which offers a hearty MacMuffin all washed down with one of the new cocktails.

The next brunch club will take place on Sunday 16th April, offering the perfect alternative Easter activity for friends and family. Alongside the lip-smacking food and drink offering, CTC’s very own Olly Brading will be setting up a flower stall, taking inspiration from the nearby Columbia Road Flower Market, selling beautiful Spring Easter flowers for guests to purchase and take home.

Notorious for their originality and imagination, CTC’s weekend brunch club promises to inject an element of fun into a craze that shows no signs of slowing down, offering flavoursome food and creative cocktails in this Brick Lane gem. Whether it’s to nurse a hangover, or to pave the way for a weekend of partying, CTC Brick Lane offers the perfect spot for brunching with friends, all to the backdrop of a soul-soothing live swing music trio.

Featuring a 400 strong back bar, CTC Brick Lane focuses on globally sourced unusual and rare spirits, many of which are incorporated into the cocktails. An in-house distillery is also in place, allowing the talented bar team to produce their own spirits and continuously come up with new innovative ideas for the drinks.

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A real diamond for theatregoers: The Phoenix Artist Club 

A secret little haven for the stagey glitterati, The Phoenix Artist club is a fabulous spot to while away the hours, with good food and a fabulous atmosphere.

Nestled below the Phoenix Theatre on Charing Cross Road, the private members club is open to anyone during the daytime and offers free wifi, as well as complimentary tea and coffee within its plush lounge bar area, adorned with theatrical memorabilia. 

Once the evening draws in, you can also indulge in an excellent pre-show meal and choose from the extensive and reasonably priced menu. 

The snazzy little enclave also boasts a vast range of entertainment, ranging from well known London cabaret performers to the Stars of the future. 

A real diamond of a place for theatre goers, or for those after a relaxing evening away from the hustle and bustle of central London. 

For more details you can visit the website http://phoenixartistclub.com/

A great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle at any time of the day: McGettigan’s, Fulham

The acclaimed Irish restaurant and pub chain, McGettigan’s opened its first establishment in the UK earlier this year on the bustling thoroughfare of Fulham Broadway.

After undergoing a major refurbishment, the contemporary, yet comfortable saloon has all of the charm of your local public house, but with a plush interior design and excellent menu on offer to accompany your visit.
Whether you are after a night out to watch the football on one of the big screens, or an intimate dining experience within the opulent surroundings, you will find cuisine to suit all occasions.

I popped in on a surprisingly busy Wednesday night to sample the fulsome menu for myself. I allowed the staff to choose my supper and after a lot of contemplation, they decided I should try two of the smaller dishes.

First I munched on the McGettigan’s signature chicken wings, which are wonderfully aromatic, spicy and mouth watering, served with a cooling and creamy blue cheese sauce (£7). They come with carrots and celery sticks and with over ten wings in a single portion, is a substantial dish for the price.

I was then served another meaty delicacy in the shape of some pork belly popcorn (£6.50); bite sized pieces of pork beautifully cooked to provide a sweet treat. After devouring the chicken wings, the full serving of pork proved too much for me, but it would be wonderful to share both dishes as a social nibble with a couple of pints.
I washed them down with a couple of glasses of crisp and refreshing South African Sauvignon Blanc and had a taster of the Sticky Toffee pudding (warming and satisfying), just so I could make sure I had filled my ever expanding stomach.

The lively venue has really become part of the local community and sponsors the Hammersmith & Fulham rugby team. It also offers live music three nights a week and has just introduced a brand new and very affordable lunch time menu, so it’s a great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle at any time of the day.

If you would like any further details, you can visit the website mcgettigans.com