There couldn't be a better weekend for another rooftop bar to open up out East. And flinging its staircase open to sun worshippers this weekend is the brand new Playground & Proof venue. Essentially, it's a food, drink, crafts and culture market in London Fields and will boast purveyors of the newest London street cuisine including The Cheese Truck (with fondue fries - oh, hello), Hector and Milo's Ice Cream Sandwiches and to whet your whistle will be pop-up Mescal enthusiasts Quiquiriqui, The Cider Box and Five Points Brewery. The Playground bit (the main market) will run downstairs on Saturday and Sundays from 10am-6pm and the Proof bit (the booze bit) will be open Thursday and Fridays from 6pm-11pm and on Saturday and Sundays from midday until 11. It takes place at FieldWorks on Martello Street, get more deets here.
If all this heat has got you feeling holiday vibes, then drop by the Sardinian Summer supperclub by the Your House At Mine girls. On the menu is a three-course Italian supper with ice-cold Prosecco and some DJs spinning some Italo-disco (of course). It takes place at The Wash on Well Street (have you visited this cute little cafe yet? You really should), starts at 7.30pm and £20 tickets are available from here.
It's the 4th of July, which means it's American Independence day, and Gumbo Galley are celebrating it Southern style. They're hosting a three-course feast at Proper and Sons in Haggerston and on the menu is a BLT salad with Louisiana remoulade dressing, jambalaya and cornbread and red velvet cake for dessert. There's also a traditional NOLA French 75 cocktail included as part of the £35 deal. Tickets from here and it starts at 7pm.
One of our favourite ever restaurants, Rochelle Canteen, is finally opening its doors at the weekend. Hurrah! In the first of a series of the Rochelle School's summer pop-ups, the little kitchen will be serving from 12-3pm and then 6-9pm on Saturday and from 12-4pm on Sunday. Expect their usual range of excellent seasonal British cooking, along with tunes from Honest Jon's and a range of other stalls in the garden. Booking is recommended and more details from here.
Cider! Cider! Cider! There's more cider that you can shake a West Country farmer's walking stick at this weekend as the Ciderdog festival comes to the Sebright Arms. There's more than 100 types of the boozy apple juice at the event and it's just £3 a pint too. Running from midday until midnight, knock yourself out on real ciders and real ales, plus the excellent Bunsmiths are on hand with probably the best burger you'll have outside of America on Independence Day. More details here.
Forget plain old brunch, it's all about Brexercising at the moment. Not familiar with the word we've just made up? Well, it's a new trend for kicking up a storm in an exercise class, then feasting on a delicious brunch afterwards. Leading the way this weekend is Shoreditch's Ace Hotel and their in-house restaurant Hoi Polloi, who in conjunction with Riposte magazine are hosting an 'Action Heroine Boxfit and Brunch' session on Sunday. The deal is for £39, you can let off some steam at a Boxfit class, then have a rooftop brunch at the Ace, with the menu including stone fruits, elderflower and goats curd, crispy duck egg and girolles or hot smoked salmon hash with spiced creme fraiche. If you're a leeetle hungover and fancy skipping the sweating bit, brunch-only tickets are also available at £29 from here. Choose from two sittings and find out more details here.