September: Things to get up to this month

Summer- the season so many of us look forward to all year long, but between the vacations, weekends spent basking in the sun (although uncomfortable at times), the BBQ’s and music festivals, the days almost seem to slip right through your fingers! Before you know it, the warm weather is replaced with cooler temperatures; you are waking up to darker mornings, rushing out the door to take the kids to school and whipping out your favourite jumper.

However, the fun of summer doesn’t have to end just yet, and this September there are so many things for you, friends and family to get up to!

Here is our run-down of things to keep you busy this September.

The Boat Inn Sunday Homework Sessions

Liam Dillon- The Boat Inn Crab

Liam Dillon- The Boat Inn Crab

When: 1st September

Where: The Boat Inn, Walsall Rd, Muckley Corner, Lichfield WS14 0BU

Starting from the first of September, Liam Dillon and The Boat Inn will be launching ‘The Sunday Homework Sessions’, allowing in-house chefs to put their culinary skills to the test by creating dishes from the restaurant’s menu.

What’s even better is that they are giving you the chance to dine at the restaurant and try these dishes, as well as giving them your feedback. 

To be a part of this, you can purchase your tickets through the website:


Photo: @Meatopia

Photo: @Meatopia

When: 20th August- 1st September

Where: Tobacco Dock, Tobacco Quay, Wapping Lane, London, E1W 2SF

Calling all meat lovers- this event is definitely for you! The Meatopia festival will be running again for a sixth time. Be prepared to savour a variety of tasty meat-based dishes cooked over wood or charcoal by some of London’s best chefs.

The weekend promises to be a good vibe with unlimited meat, drinks and music.

Get your tickets here:

Las Iguanas, Watford

Las Iguanas

Las Iguanas

When: 2nd September

Where: 61-63 High Street, Watford , WD17 2DJ

There’s a new resturant in town! Las Iguanas is set to open the doors of its latest venture on 2nd September, with its trademark carnival of Latin American food and culture arriving in Watford just in time for Autumn.

Even though we’ll soon be saying goodbye to Summer, Las Iguanas will be bringing the tropical style and sun-kissed colours of Latin America to the heart of Watford to see us through. Already known for its culinary adventure, this is a welcome addition to the town’s foodie scene and its ideal location at intu Watford is perfect for lunches and brunches, after work drinks, weekend shopping and every kind of celebration.

London Wing Fest

Photo @fitwaffle

Photo @fitwaffle

When: 7th-8th September

Where: The London Stadium   

Have you ever wandered where you can get the best chicken wings in the UK? Well, you’re in luck because the London Wing Fest is tasked with doing just that.

The festival is a celebration of all things chicken wings, with 120,000 flavoursome and succulent wings from 35 street vendors, restaurants and BBQ teams waiting to be devoured. You alongside a judging panel, get to decide who really does the best wings.

So, why not put your skills and taste buds to good use and buy your ticket today!

Manchester Wing Fest

Photo: @WingFestUk

Photo: @WingFestUk

When: 14th-15th September

Where: First Street, Manchester, M15 4GU

Not to worry Northerners- Wing Fest is looking to follow in the footsepts of its popular London counterpart, and is comng to Manchester for the frst time ever!

Throughout the day, guests will be able to put their eating skills to the test by entering the Wing eating competition, as well as their taste buds, in the legendary Dr Sweetsmoke’s Lava Wing challenge - which is not for the faint hearted.

Aside from enjoying the tastiest wings that Manchester has to offer, you can soak up the love music from local bands and dj’s, or take part in the axe throwing and BBQ cooking demonstrations being held across the weekend.

A plerethora of wings, live music and cooking demonstrations? Sounds like a win win if you ask me!

L’ortolan’s Greatest Hits



When: 11th-12th September

Where: L’ortolan, Church Ln, Shinfield, Reading RG2 9BY

Reading’s only Michelin starred restaurant is gearing up to celebrate their 18th birthday this September. 

To commemorate this milestone, for two days only, they are taking diners on a trip down memory lane, by recreating their most popular dishes from over the years- including their ‘sandwich’- goose liver parfait, pain d’epice  and ‘chocolate mushroom’- salted chocolate, coffee and blueberries.

This is an event you’ll not want to miss, so make sure to make your booking!

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

London Fashion Week

When: 13th- 17th September

Where: British Fashion Council, London

It’s that time of the year again- London Fashion Week is returning back to the capital this September.

The bi-annual event is the ultimate showcase for British Fashion, with designers, editors, influencers and bloggers all flocking to view the latest collections.  And for the first time ever, LFW will open its doors to the public, giving you your very own front row access to all the upcoming trends. 

If you want to get the hottest items straight off the runway, make sure to buy your tickets.

Brown’s Hotel

When: 9th September

Where: Brown’s Hotel, Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4BP

Mayfair’s Brown’s Hotel, part of Rocco Forte Hotels, revealed its new restaurant, Charlie’s, on 9th September. Named after Lord Charles Forte, the restaurant is supervised by Michelin-starred Chef Adam Byatt, who joined Brown’s as Chef Director. Count on Adam and Head Chef Matt Starling, to serve dishes with ingredients of the highest quality sourced from suppliers across the globe, while embracing a bygone era of service with a sense of theatre. Diners can expect daily specials such as whole poached salmon and glazed Essex gammon will be served on a traditional Silver Trolley. Alongside this, the à la carte menu features fresh, seasonal options such as fried courgette flowers with truffle honey, whole 12oz Dover sole simply grilled or pan fried with caper butter, and roasted Yorkshire grouse, blackberries and bread sauce.

Strawberry Tartlet at Charlie’s

Strawberry Tartlet at Charlie’s

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