Weekend Tips: Light It Up at the Magical Lantern Festival!

We put an end to the Chinese New Year with the Magical Lantern Festival in Chiswick! Last year the beautiful light constructions stole our heart, and the theme this year, the Silk Road, promises a weekend filled with awe! 

But before and after you follow the Silk Road (which will have more than 50 illuminations), you better make sure you get not only food for the soul, but for the stomach as well! The ENTERTAINER to the rescue, see what weekend tips we have for you, so you can keep it lit throughout: 

Hands In Pasta

This traditional italian ristorante will make you lick your plate clean (maybe not lick it, but you will do your best at the ancient art of scarpetta, AKA, wiping the last bit of delicious sauce with a chunk of bread ). Their menu includes wholemeal and gluten free pasta options, fresh fish and excellent meat. On top of everything, they host a Little Chefs Masterclass for kids. Now, that’s an excellent way to turn your kids into the cooking minions you always needed! 

Extra points for having a newly refurbished terrace, and since temperatures in London are going to be hot hot hot this week, the possibilities of an Aperol in the sun turn this lovely Hammersmith venue into everything we want. 

The Gate

Call to all vegetarians, or simply people that enjoy their veggies, the Gate is your must-go place this weekend! In London since 1989, their menu is a mix of international influences, always chasing the best flavours around the world. We honestly think that even meat lovers will find every bite and morsel delicious, and specially recommend the aubergine Schnitzel. Layered with smoked cheddar, pesto, roast peppers, all encased in a crunchy breading. The perfect marriage between moussaka, pisto and the original Schnitzel!

The Draft House

The lights might be off by now, but that’s no reason to not have your own festival going on! Get a tipple at the Draft House, and maybe add some wings in case you got peckish, as a celebration of the year of the Rooster (make sure you order before 9:00pm). Great ambiance, a massive selection of brews, what else do you need to declare this fabulous weekend a victory? 

All  our recs are, of course, included in the ENTERTAINER London app, so not only you get great fun, you get twice as much for half the money! Make sure you download your #ENTERTAINER2017 app, and we wish you a good weekend! 


Amanda Rosowski

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