Save Your Sparkles: London’s Best Black Friday DealsBy Alicia Grimshaw
This post is from 2016, for this year’s guide to Black Friday – click here.
We’re not sure quite sure what this whole ‘Black Friday’ thing is, but hey, people are giving away cheap burgers, and we can’t complain about that. Here’s where to find London’s best Black Friday deals – get them while they’re hot:
The Deal: The Diner have gotten into the Black Friday spirit by treating everyone that orders a beef burger to a double patty – your burger just got super sized. Not only that, but you’ll also be able to pick up one of their fresh T-shirts for half price. Win, win. Black Friday deals don’t come much better than this.
Why Visit: Dig in to The Diner’s wide range of beef burgers, which include The Diablo, a jam-packed taste sensation comprising of an 8oz. burger, streaky bacon, US cheese and The Diner’s legendary burger sauce. Also on the menu is the Red Hot, a 6oz patty with tomatillo salsa, Monterey Jack cheese and jalapeños on a Rinkoff’s sesame bun. And let’s not forget the good old classic cheese burger; a 6oz. hamburger with tomato, dill pickle, red onion and The Diner’s burger sauce – you can take your pick from a selection of glorious cheeses.
Where: Locations here
Photo Credit: Paul Winch-Furness
The Deal: For the very best, quintessentially Italian Christmas gifts, visit Carluccios.com on Black Friday where you can receive £10 off an order over £60 and £20 off an order over £100.
Why Visit: Pick from a huge range of authentically Italian treats and gifts including Paste e Sughi, pasta and sauce gift set, delicious Gianduja Bars, milk and hazelnut chocolate, award-winning Panettone Tradizionale, ever-popular Amaretti and every cook’s favourite – Lui e Lei – balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil.
Where: Visit here
The Deal: Escape the West End crowds and head to Hush Mayfair to relax and refuel this Black Friday. Hush are offering complimentary Espresso Martinis to all dedicated shoppers, simply present your same day receipt(s) totalling £50 or more and receive one Espresso Martini on the house. If Black Friday deals mean free cocktails, we’re happy.
Why Visit: Free expresso martinis, we’ll take that. Tucked away in a hidden courtyard in the historic heart of Mayfair, Hush remains one of London’s favourite dining destinations, encompassing two dining spaces, the perennially popular cocktail bar, extensive private dining options and one of the best outdoor dining spaces in London.
Where: Lancashire Court, 8 Brook St, London W1S 1EY
The Deal: Dirty Bones Restaurants will be showing some love to all the exhausted and thirsty Carnaby, Oxford Street and Kensington High Street shoppers with a special flash ‘1p COCKTAIL!’ offer. This is not a drill, people.
Why Visit: Limited to 100 drinks per restaurant site, the Mutt’s Nuts with Woodford Reserve Bourbon, cinnamon and vanilla infused maple syrup, Angostura Bitters, lemon and apple juice will be available between 4-5pm only on a first come first served basis.
Where: Locations here
The Deal: The new Big Easy Canary Wharf’s happy hour happens not once, but twice daily. From 7am-10am and from 5pm-7pm, save the pennies with £3 tap beers, £4 wake up cocktails, and £5 classic cocktails and glasses of wine.
Why Visit: Their classic cocktails are the absolute dream. If like us, you have a sweet tooth order the Bees Knees cocktail made with The Botanist Islay Gin, honey and lemon. The Mint Julep is also worthy of an order too – Four Roses Small Batch whiskey and sweet mint.
Where: Park Level, Crossrail Place, Canary Wharf, London E14
The Deal: From 12-5pm this Friday, Strada are serving their handpicked menu of Italian classics. Fancy the hand stretched, stone baked Fiorentina pizza with a bianca base, buffalo mozzarella, roast courgettes, baby spinach and a free range egg? Yours for £1.
Why Visit: If pizza isn’t your bag and you’re in the mood for Rigatoni Pomodoro with tomato sauce, basil, garlic, cherry tomatoes, mascarpone, torn mozzarella and pangrattato. It can be yours for a quid. Strada won’t have you queuing to claim this Black Friday offer. In order to redeem the £1 menu, you’ll need to pre-book your seat via the Strada website.
Where: Locations here
The Deal: Piquet are getting into the Black Friday spirit by offering 50% off food ordered in the Fir Room. We can confirm that the food here is sublime.
Why Visit: The Fir room is a casual all day dinning venue, serving tasting plates to share in a cosy, intimate environment. Along side the food offering, they have a selection of house creation cocktails, craft beers and quirky wines. If there’s one thing to order, go for the Le Piggy burger – a smoked patty with pulled pork, streaky bacon and chips.
Where: 92 Newman St, London W1T3EZ
The Deal: Get your hands on a 25% off Black Friday discount on all gift experiences available all day on Friday 27th.
Why Visit: Choose from an endless number of experiences, such as the Kitchen Table Experience at The Savoy Grill, where you can take a ringside seat whilst watching the chefs create a special menu for you and your guests, or choose an immaculately presented three-course meal for two at Michelin-Star Petrus or perhaps a Sunday roast is more your thing, select a roast for four at neighbourhood hot spot, maze Grill Royal Hospital Road.
Where: All Gordon Ramsay Gifts and Experiences can be viewed here
The Deal: The online wine importer and retailer is offering 25% a selection of Champagne, with the use of the code CHAMPAGNE25. Bubbles always taste better when they’re discounted.
Why Visit: Perfect Cellar are discounting some delicious champers including, Laurent-Perrier Brut, Laurent-Perrier Cuvèe Rose Champagne and Verve Clicquot Champagne NV.
Where: Buy here
The Deal: For those of you looking to bag a bargain on Black Friday, you will be able to book ‘tax free’ tables at The Sun Tavern and sister cocktail bar Discount Suit Company.
Why Visit: Get 20% off the total bill for tables booked online in advance of Friday by quoting the Black Friday offer (subject to availability, no minimum spend). A great opportunity to try out Discount Suit Company’s new cocktail list inspired by the revival of classic, sea style drinks such as The Kneecapper, made with Bán Poitín, lemon, honey water and Absinthe or the Tailor Two Cities with Old Tom Gin, Chamberyzette and cranberry shrub.
Where: The Sun Tavern – 441 Bethnal Green Rd and Discount Suit Company – 29A Wentworth St, London E1 7TB