Taking advantage of the good weather (fingers crossed), we reckon the best way to start this bank holiday weekend is the launch of Pinchy's pop-up seafood BBQ and spritz bar in the pub courtyard of Hector & Noble, in Victoria Park village. There's whole and half lobsters (£17 and £10) served with lemon butter and homemade bread, or splash out on the whole Pinchy's Platter for £16, including scallops, lobster slaw, tiger prawns, homemade bread and salad. They'll be firing up the grill from 5pm every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until 10 September. More deets here.
We love a good collaboration and this weekend The Elmore Jam and Cordon Bleu-trained chef Alex Cooper from The Underground Dining Club are, well, jamming to create a seriously tasty meal that's a "hybrid of classic French brasserie and Scandinavian flavours". On the menu - alongside a hearty plate of live music - is pumpernickel melba with caramalised shallot and confit aubergine, followed by Sipsmiths gin-cured salmon with purple carrots and grapefruit syrup, then grilled lamb neck fillet and ending with a chocolate and raspberry delice with rhubarb sorbet. Tickets cost £44 from here, it takes place just off Kingsland Road and kicks off at 7.30pm.
Look, like it or not, we're all Generation Offset now. So alongside all the bank hol boozing and feasting, why not do your body a solid with a yoga and brunch class? The Secret Yoga Club are taking over Dalston Roof Park from 10am until 11.30am with an hour long class, followed by a breakfast picnic from 26 Grains, who manage the Herculean task of making healthy food taste bloody delicious. Tickets are £25 from here. *bows head* Namaste.
Well, we know where we're going for Sunday lunch. There's a Mexican takeover at The Richmond this Sunday from 1pm, with a £25 set menu that dreams are made of. Setting you up nicely for the summer, expect tequila and tomatillo oyster shooters, lobster aquachiles, suckling pig carnitas, agave and habanero pork ribs, plus tres leches cake for dessert. Throw in some £6 frozen margaritas, tunes by Naomi Shimada and Samantha Lim and, guys, we've got a proper fiesta on our hands. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 241 1638 to book.
The Bechdel Test Fest crew are holding an homage to Nora Ephron this weekend, so alongside enjoying two of her classic movies, Heartburn and Julia & Julia, at the Rio Cinema, they're also cooking up a four-course dinner inspired by Nora's writing. Between courses, there will be special guests to get the conversation flowing, plus the collective is also launching their new zine, Girls Gotta Eat! Tickets cost £20 from here, it's BYOB and takes place in Hackney, near to the cinema, at 6.30pm.