Fangtastic Feasts

We’ve dropped the tricks and put together a list of treats this Halloween…

It’s the one time of the year when fancy dress is acceptable and restaurants offer a spooktacular range of food and cocktails, or if you’re feeling brave you can dare to try something new!

If you’re anything like me then Halloween has definitely snuck up on you! With that in mind, my Halloween ‘treat’ to you is the ultimate guide to help you plan the perfect Halloween evening in London. All that’s left for you to do is sort out your Halloween outfit… vampire or ghost? Werewolf or zombie?

No tricks, just treats

Bringing Halloween to Peckham, for one night only, Mr Bao restaurant will be serving Halloween special orange pumpkin bao. These miniature sweet treats bao balls are packed with raisins and the roasted pumpkin, shaped as orange pumpkins and finished with green stalks. These sweet treats will only be available on 31st October, so make sure you don’t miss out!

Mr Bao, 293 Rye Lane, London, SE15 4UA

Thriller night at the The Ivy, Soho

This Halloween, The Ivy Soho will be transferred into a spooky thriller night complete with zombies, bloodcurdling cocktails, guest performers, skeleton contortionists and live DJ’s. If you’re looking for an excuse go all out with your costume this year then look no further, there is a competition and the best-dressed guest will win a meal for four worth up to £400! On the night you can pick from the a la carte menu that features a variety of dishes including grilled lobsters, fillet steak and The Ivy’s trademark shepherd’s pie and hamburger. Not forgetting the main star of the night, a pumpkin-inspired Halloween twist on the group’s signature melting chocolate bombe.

The Ivy Soho Brasserie, 26-28 Broadwick Street, London

Day of the Dead at The Folly

On Friday 2nd November, from 5.30pm until late, The Folly will be bringing (the Day of the Dead festival) to Gracechurch Street, London. The Folly, by Drake and Morgan, is celebrating the annual Día de Muertos festival with tequila, Day of the Dead inspired cocktails, spooky Halloween treats and live music.  Don’t forget to dress up in your Day of your Dead costumes think Mexico, skeletons, glitter and flowery headdresses.

The Folly, 41 Gracechurch Street, London, EC3V 0BT

Double, bubble, toil and trouble. Fire Burn and caldron bubble – it’s time for cocktails!

Head to The Alchemist this Halloween in your best Halloween fancy dress, to try the molecular mixology and alchemy of cocktails that the Alchemist has to offer. From the 28th to 31st October The Alchemist is serving a special poison apple cocktail.

The Alchemist London – St.Martin’s Lane or Bevis Marks  

Cauldron-style Cocktails

What better way to celebrate Halloween than with a spooky spellbinding cocktail. If you’re looking for haunting cocktails then head over to The Old Bengal Bar in London’s Liverpool Street. From 22nd October to 31st October from 4pm – 7pm ‘horror hour’ will be in full swing with cocktails costing just £7 each. What will you pick? The Bloody Scary made with Aperol, sweet vermouth, Campari, strawberry puree and soda or the Poison Berry made of dark rum, vermouth, red berries or will you be extra daring and try Last Breath containing Jack Daniels, pumpkin puree, lapsang tea syrup and black foam.

The Old Bengal Bar, 16 New Street, London EC2M 4TR