31 October, 6-10 pm
£20 for two
Emma Thomas (AKA Miss Cakehead) and chef Jim Thomlinson, owner of London Mess and Prawnography have teamed up to create a fearsome feast which includes blood-soaked bandages, sauces served in syringes and chocolate severed human fingers. The 4-course meal for two is available for delivery in partnership with UberEATS. You can order via the UberEATS app or from the restaurant inside Shoreditch’s street food hot spot, Dinerama.
On the menu: ‘Abscess of Prawn’, consisting of prawn carpaccio served over an infected puss of silken tofu, pickled radish and seaweed splattered with smoked red pepper coulis blood; one metre of rare breed pork sausage and creamy parmesan polenta coupled with a side of Israeli couscous, bone marrow bark and edible grubs and mealworms; and vanilla sponge drizzled with edible blood and topped with a severed human chocolate finger.
£2,000 for 14
Mark the ghoulish season with a private murder mystery dinner party at Berners Tavern. From the 28-3 October, guests can host their own murder mystery dinner party for up to 14 people in the restaurant’s private dining room.
The Final Curtain murder mystery is set in the roaring ’20s and centres on the sudden on-stage death of the lead actor in a theatre production. Guests will be briefed on their characters in advance and on the night by a master of ceremonies who will guide the investigation.
Berners Tavern’s 3-course feasting menu includes: Buccleuch Estate beef Wellington which is carved table side or the Flaming Alaska dessert set alight in front of the diners add spectacular flair to the dining experience. Berners Tavern’s head sommelier Matteo Montone will be on hand to offer guidance for the finest wines to compliment the menu.
The Final Curtain murder mystery dinner party experience costs £2,000, for up to 14 guests. The price includes a three-course meal from one of two available feasting menus. Excludes service and drinks. To book call 020 7908 7979 or emaill: email@example.com
This Halloween Pop Brixton are taking things to a whole new level of haunted with their Crazy Circus Party on Saturday 28 October. For one night only, the venue will be transformed into a spooky circus arena of fun, where guests will be able to party the night away with added Halloween-style extras.
DJs will add to the spooky vibes with line up of gypsy and electro swing stars on the line up, including Voodoo Love Orchestra, Opsa Balkan Band, Rum Buffalo, Rumpsteppers and Sasha Dieu. Performing next to them on the stage will be immersive circus performers, aerial acrobats, roaming beasts and mythical monsters.
Early bird tickets are currently on sale and cost £5, tickets will also be available on the door for £10. To book visit: https://www.popbrixton.org/events/the-crazy- circus-party.
28 October, 9 pm-3 am
The Curtain hotel in Shoreditch – from American hotelier Michael Achenbaum – will throw an all-encompassing members club bash set across their bar, lounge and live music space, including non-members for one night only.
La Danse Macabre will see The Curtain transformed into a late-night den adorned with cobwebs, candles, tarot readers and cocktails a-plenty. Bacardi and Grey Goose will be serving Pumpkin-Spiced Espresso Martinis and an Oscuro Daiquiri, a black Bacardi Daiquiri.
In LP, the club’s live performance space, guests will be treated to a special Halloween edition of the Curtain Cabaret from GerschRox Presents. DJs Ari Houmous and Storm Mollison will be playing in LP, Billy’s Bar and the club’s lounge, Imperial, throughout the night. A very limited number of tickets for the La Danse Macabre are available to non-members priced at £30, to include a welcome cocktail and canapes. Fancy dress is encouraged.
Tickets are available here: https://billetto.co.uk/e/la-danse-macabre-tickets-223990
Dinner tickets: £165
Bar tickets: £45
Leave familiar Mayfair behind and enter the aquatic underworld of Scary Fish. You will be treated to a tantalising menu featuring over 10 dishes including Wagyu fat “paranormal popcorn” and a Deluxe Sushi platter. Mystical creatures will perform and guest DJs will keep the party pumping long past the witching hour.
The Halloween tasting menu includes a Stolichnaya Elit cocktail on arrival, live performance acts, Scary Fish canapés and your table guaranteed all evening from 7.30 pm-1 am. Bar tickets include a Stolichnaya Elit cocktail on arrival, live performance acts and Scary Fish canapés.
Booking is essential and via phone only. Call 020 3764 2000 to reserve your table. Numbers limited.
Recently named the World’s Best Cocktail Bar, Dandelyan has announced a Halloween collaboration with Mexico’s Licoreria Limantour (ranked 13 in the World’s Best Bars 2017) which will see two of the bar’s top bartenders travelling to London for the occasion.
Dandelyan’s multi-sensory menu will comprise five cocktails designed collaboratively with the Limantour team. Sponsored by Pernod Ricard and utilising Beefeater Garden Gin, the new Halloween menu will play with the ideas of preservation, zombification, and cheating death, whilst celebrating the flavours of Mexico with ingredients such as dried herbs, chilli and wood.
The menu can be sampled via a 30-minute tasting experience and will include a personally guided tour through the cocktails by both teams before being gifted a specially created Halloween treat. Bookings can be made for up to six guests, but walk-ins are also permitted (however they will not include the guided tasting and gift). For bookings please call Dandelyan on 020 3747 1063.
27 October, 6 pm-2 am
This year, Sky Garden’s annual Halloween party will be bigger and better than ever before. Hell-raising tricks and treats will play out 35 floors above London, as the venue is transformed into a suitably spooky space filled with live music, freakishly fabulous cocktails and late-night dancing.
Tickets are priced from £25 per person, and include a deadly delicious drink to get the party started in suitably spooktacular style. Bed in for a fright night to remember with table tickets available for £30. Tickets and table bookings are available now via Design My Night: https://www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/vip-party/halloween-in-the-sky.
Table bookings for groups of five or more can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
17-31 October, 2-5.30 pm
Frights, Camera, Action! This Halloween, Royal Lancaster London (relaunching after a massive £80 million revamp) is offering a black and white afternoon tea, inspired by 1960s classic horror movies. A very cold welcome awaits you, with Alfred Hitchcock classics flickering from a projector and The Little Shop of Horrors’ Audrey sitting on your table.
On the menu: Axe-Carved Beef with Horseradish; the Ominous Crab Sushi and the Pitch Black Pudding Scotch Egg; Cursed Blackbird Macaroon; Psycho Marbled Lollipops; Black Sunday Battenberg; Night of the Living Tart; a Haunted Panna Cotta; and Chocolate and Coconut Scones, served fresh from the oven with Homemade Blackberry Jam and Clotted-Blood Cream.
Post a black and white photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #WeAlwaysScare to win a complimentary Christmas Afternoon Tea.
28 October, noon-6 pm
Madison Rooftop launches its new series of brunches MADbrunch – kicking off with the ultimate Halloween party. Special guest DJ Maya Jama will spin the decks with spooky themed cocktails and creepy canapés served on the rooftop terrace. Guests will be invited to dress to kill for Madison’s all-day brunch party where things get a little weird and the insane come out to play.