13 Oct 2021
Welcome to our round-up of the best things to eat, drink and do this Halloween, from boozy brunches to drag balls through to spook-tacular afternoon teas and sweet treats – no tricks here!
Where to go…
Halloween Drag Ball at NYX Hotel London Holborn
Celebrate the spookiest night of the year with a fabulously flamboyant drag ball at NYX Hotel, hosted by legendary drag superstar, Miss Demeanour. Starring some of the UK’s favourite drag talent, the night will be filled with lip sync smackdowns, a live DJ, games and fun as well as live vocals from Sejal Keshwala, star of the West End’s ‘Everybody’s Talking About Jamie’. Be sure to wear fangs, fishnets, and fabulous costumes, as there will be a prize for the best dressed darlings!
Tickets: Start from £20 for a standing ticket and includes one welcome drink.
Fat Tony’s ‘Full Fat Halloween Brunch’ at The Anthologist
Add a dash of glitz and glamour to your Halloween celebrations and head to The Anthologist cocktail bar in the city for a ‘Full Fat Brunch’ party, hosted by music icon and legendary DJ Fat Tony on Sunday, 31st October. Don your freakiest garms for a sinful day of dancing whilst Fat Tony spins his staple disco sounds, accompanied by some of his favourite artists and an entourage of dancers.
Tickets: £41pp (12pm – 5pm) and include a two-course brunch. Fancy dress positively encouraged.
To book, visit www.drakeandmorgan.co.uk
What to eat…
Spooky Halloween Chuffles from Pleesecakes
It’s no tricks, only treats this year from the cheesecake wizards at Pleesecakes with the limited-edition, Halloween Chuffles (cheesecake truffles), available for nationwide delivery. Available in four funky flavours, sink your teeth into a wicked dessert hybrid, featuring a thick chocolate shell filled with soft cheesecake mix for deliciously gooey surprise. Flavours include; Sour Lime; Black Forest; Raspberry Caramel; and Vanilla White Chocolate splattered with gory dashes of red.
Price: £24 (excluding delivery) for 24 Chuffles per box, six of each flavour. Nationwide delivery from the 18th – 28th October.
To pre-order, visit www.pleesecakes.com
Devilishly Decadent Treats at Creams Cafe
Famed for its fabulously flamboyant desserts and shakes, head to Creams Cafe and sink your fangs into two terrifyingly tasty treats. The Crushed Bone and Blood Orange Sundae (from £6.50) is a bewitching combination of blood orange sorbet topped with soft serve ice cream, crushed meringue, and a drizzle of blood-red strawberry sauce. The super indulgent, fully loaded Trick or Treat Waffle (from £7.95) comes with a spookily good scoop of Ferrero gelato, chocolate sauce, white chocolate shavings and delicious fresh strawberries.
Available in-store nationwide and for delivery via Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat (18th Oct – 4th Nov).
For more information, visit www.creamscafe.com
Haunted Halloween Afternoon Tea at Mariage Frères
From 25th-31st October, guests can enjoy a limited-edition Halloween Afternoon Tea (£35pp) in the flagship store’s stunning Salon de Thé, in the heart of Covent Garden. Each item has been delicately infused with tea from Mariage Frères’ exquisite Halloween tea collection so expect a frightfully-good selection of sweet and savoury treats including Black Bao Burgers filled with beef tataki and coleslaw infused with Chaï Parisen® tea, Chicken Ballotine with pumpkin, ginger and polenta infused with Full Moon Party® green tea , a Fantome de L’Opera yuzu sponge cake coated in Italian meringue; alongside a pumpkin and orange cheesecake, and black macarons filled with tea-infused ganache and a gianduja gooey centre.
To book, visit www.opentable.co.uk