Less Ordinary Spots to Hit During the London Film Festival
140 metres from Picturehouse Central
From the minds of Chris Corbin and Jeremy King, Brasserie Zédel is an opulent French bistro find, and is the perfect romantic pre-cinema spot in Piccadilly Circus. An ode to the gastro-palaces of Paris, its lavish menu reflects its lavish art deco interiors and almost feels like stepping into the old world glamour of 1920s Paris.
150 metres from Curzon Cinema Mayfair
Located in Mayfair’s Shepherd Market, this little gem serves up some delectable handmade gyoza and is literally just around the corner from Curzon cinema in Mayfair. This intimate 16 seater spot is spruced up by charming turquoise and gold toned interiors, created by Athens-based DZA Architects. Titu is a charming Mayfair pre-screening spot to get your dim sum fix without breaking the bank.
150 metres away from Prince Charles Cinema
Located in Gerrard Street, and hidden right in the heart of Chinatown, Opium is one of Soho's original buzzy cocktail bars. Serving fantastic dim sum and exotic cocktails throughout its alluring maze-like space — it is the best spot for a night cap after a film screening at the Prince Charles Cinema.
600 metres away from BFI Southbank
Across the bridge from the brutalist architecture of BFI Southbank, Spring is a light-filled restaurant that is a feast for both the eyes and the palette. Helmed by Skye Gynell, Spring offers up seasonal fare with organic produce sourced from biodynamic farms. Located in Somerset House, Spring is a minimalist’s dream and also a beautiful date night spot post-gala at the London Film Festival.
600 metres away from Ciné Lumière