After such a wonderful hot summer here in London this year, there is now a distinct autumnal feel to the mornings and its now depressingly dark by 8:00pm for those of you, who like me, love those long summer days and light evenings.
Whilst summer is by far my favourite season, autumn also has a rather special feel to it as you know those cosy winter evenings are just around the corner when you can curl up in front of the television in the evening and watch a film and not feel guilty.
With this in mind, One Aldwych have released their new season of Film and Fizz in partnership with Curzon Cinemas to get us ready for those short winter days.
So, if you are looking to treat your other half to an evening out that is a little bit different and original, then I can thoroughly recommend a film, dinner and some fizz at One Aldwych. For a very reasonable £55.00 per person, you can enjoy a glass of Lallier Grand Réserve, a superb three-course dinner at the hotel’s fabulous Indigo restaurant and then take in a great blockbuster movie in the hotel’s very comfortable 30-seat private screening room.
The whole system was upgraded fairly recently, so you can enjoy your movie in glorious digital HD paired with a 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound System. I have to say the last film I watched after the revamp had a very realistic effect in vibrant colours and combined with the crystal-clear sound made you feel you were almost right there with the characters in the movie!
The specially prepared Film and Fizz menu in Indigo, overlooking the hotel’s Lobby Bar and headed up by Executive Chef Dominic Teague, celebrates the best of British, with the emphasis on simple and seasonal dishes, which are incidentally, all dairy and gluten-free. Highlights from the menu include hand-rolled tagliatelle, braised rabbit leg in red wine and port with wild mushrooms. The menu also features a Breast of Yorkshire pheasant, butternut squash, crispy potato and poached blackberries as a main course and delicious roasted black figs, pistachio cake and vanilla ice cream to round off your meal.
The evening starts at 6:30pm in the Screening Room but please check One Aldwych’s website below for full details and the film listings. Here is a list of what’s being screened when over the next four months, starting this Friday.
Friday 14th, Monday 17th and Thursday 20th September – Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
Friday 21st and Monday 24th September – BlacKkKlansman
Friday 5th and Thursday 11th October – The Children Act
Friday 12th and Thursday 18th October – The Happytime Murders
Friday 19th and Thursday 25th October – King of Thieves
Wednesday 31st October – Halloween Screening – The Shining
Friday 2nd and Thursday 8th November – Johnny English Strikes Again
Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Thursday 15th November – A Star is Born
Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Monday 19th November – First Man
Friday 23rd and Sunday 25th November – Love Actually
Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th November – Home Alone
Wednesday 28th, Thursday 29th and 30th November – The Holiday
Thursday 6th, Friday 7th and Sunday 9th December – Miracle on 34th Street
Thursday 13th, Sunday 16th and Monday 17th December – White Christmas
Tuesday 18th to Sunday 23rd December – It’s a Wonderful Life
Film and Fizz at One Aldwych, One Aldwych, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 4BZ, England.
Tel: +44(0)20 7300 0400
The closest Underground Station is Covent Garden on the Piccadilly Line.
Simon Burrell is Editor-in-Chief of Our Man On The Ground Travel and Lifestyle Magazine, a member of The British Guild of Travel Writers and professional photographer.
Photographs courtesy of One Aldwych