Plus, we talk to the star of ‘Tenet’ and Village Underground is transforming into a socially distanced DJ bar... thing |
Time Out No. #4 | Thu 20 August 2020 | Issue No. #2594
Keep eating, keep helping
You know the drill by now, folks. You eat out, you help out. Simple as that. Lucky for you we’ve rounded up some of the best restaurants offering the mouth-watering Eat Out to Help Out discount that are – crucially – still taking bookings for August. We’re talking Smoking Goat, we’re talking Gymkhana, we’re talking the Dean Street gosh-darned Townhouse. A lot of these places hold tables for walk-ins, so don’t be discouraged if online bookings appear full. And don’t forget lunchtime! Your boss will be fine with you taking a three-hour break so you can drop into the Tandoor Chop House next week. Totally fine.
Fingers on buzzers
Which enormous and historic house in Chelsea originally stood in Bishopsgate?
Stuff for you to do this week
Ah, man! ‘Masculinities: Liberation Through Photography’
This weekend is absolutely your last chance to see the Barbican’s exceptional show that examines ideas of masculinity, men, manliness, maleness, manning up, being a mensch, making like a man, taking it like a man and other Y-chromosome things (not to exclude people who identify as men, obvs). There are cowboy hats, Taliban guyliner and subversion aplenty.
The best of the rest:
The high laugh Peckham’s Bussey Rooftop Bar is back in business with live comedy. This Sunday it’s ‘Taskmaster’ and ‘Mock the Week’ fave Ed Gamble. Let’s see if he has committed to writing a whole new set of Covid-related material, or if he’s just going to ignore it.

Go micro! Pull up a tiny stool (not really, they’re normal-sized) at the Time Out-endorsed BAPS micropub on Saturday night. It promises ‘beer and phenomenal sandwiches’ – phenomenal, mind you – so you can hardly go wrong. Book a slot and make tracks to N17.

Heady stuff Based on Oscar Wilde’s play, which in turn is based on the, er, Bible, ‘Salomé’ from The Cockpit is a ‘dark story of rejection, religion, lust and death’, so don’t say we didn’t warn you. Performances are streaming from tonight.

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Tête-à-tête with the star of ‘Tenet’
You remember ‘Tenet’? The highly anticipated Christopher Nolan blockbuster that got delayed, and then un-delayed, and then delayed again, and then double-delayed, and then, finally, scheduled for release on August 26? We caught up with its star, John David ‘son of Denzel’ Washington, and discussed Nando’s, cosplaying as his father and whether he actually understands the film he’s starring in.
Friday’s looking sweet
This Friday at 6pm on our Facebook page, we’re inviting Mexican restaurant Mestizo to show you how to make banana chimichangas – simple yet super-tasty desserts. It’s part of our Fajita Friday Fiesta series: five weeks of workshops and cook-alongs designed to transport you to sunny Mexico, brought to you by Time Out and Old El Paso. Click below for more cooking, craft and cocktail workshops.
More from our delightful website
Dip for days
The Hot 4 U boys share their scintillating three-ingredient tapenade recipe
Canal action
A new, uh, float-in cinema-type thing is being set up on the Regent’s Canal
More canal action
Outdoor ballet is being performed along, you guessed it, the Regent’s Canal!
Let’s dance
Village Underground is pivoting for the post-lockdown era
Time Out asks
What’s the best thing you’ve eaten since
restaurants reopened?
‘This (and other stuff) at Paesan in Crouch End.’
‘Dinner at @hide_restaurant

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Need some new wheels?
Cannondale has decided to give one of our readers a top-of-the-range urban e-bike, just enter our comp for the chance to win.
Feelgood links to ease the pain
An interesting guide to neighbourhood Pimlico

Very relaxing footage of someone brewing coffee surrounded by natural beauty

Street-surfing in the city of Munich

No fewer than 40 Hamlets, ranked
And no fewer than 50 portraits of cats with pancakes on their heads