Effortlessly Drawn Together

Covent Garden

A fun and easygoing evening in central London, by Ed Smith

This shows that you can find real pockets of excellence in and amongst the most touristy and busiest spots in London.

Ed is an award winning restaurant and recipe writer.


The Plan, at a glance

Laid-back drawing class in an extensive art gallery

Laid-back drawing class in an extensive art gallery

Naturally we’ve worked out timings, how to avoid queuing for materials and how to ensure you’re able to sit while you draw together.

Unpretentious pasta at a humble dining bar

Unpretentious pasta at a humble dining bar

Learn their process from flour to plate while sat up close & personal with the team in full flow.

A relaxed carafe of wine in an organic wine room

A relaxed carafe of wine in an organic wine room

There’s something truly special about the bottles at this wine bar – we’ll bring you up to speed on their story and what stands them apart.


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The Details

🕕 Arrive 5:30-7pm

Laid-back drawing class in an extensive art gallery

Sketching classes don’t have to be drawn out; this venue offers the perfect environment to feel encouraged.

Ed SmithOn a Friday night there’s a really convivial atmosphere and that’s what this whole date is kind of all about – it’s not forced fun.

Naturally we’ve worked out timings, how to avoid queuing for materials and how to ensure you’re able to sit while you draw together.

🚶‍♂️1m walk away

Unpretentious pasta at a humble dining bar

Get a taste of Italy in the middle of London and share some quality time with some quality pasta in this laid-back environment where the food is the entertainment.

Ed SmithThey have decadent fresh pasta dishes – super yolky pasta, lots of buttery sauces.. It’s casual, but with a touch of class. Slick enough without being overly showy.

Learn their process from flour to plate while sat up close & personal with the team in full flow.

🚶‍♂️3m walk away

A relaxed carafe of wine in an organic wine room

This wine bar prides itself on keeping things simplistic. It shows in both their organic labels and easygoing lounge. Don’t worry, their staff are experts and very happy to get you up to speed on why these wines are so unique.

Ed SmithThese wines have real character; they have real expression of the people and the places that they’re made from.

There’s something truly special about the bottles at this wine bar – we’ll bring you up to speed on their story and what stands them apart.

It’s at the sweet spot between a well-planned yet informal evening. The art provides a talking point, yet relaxed and never forced. Followed by casual but great food; smart enough surrounds but still convivial.

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Ed Smith

A date night plan by

Ed Smith

An award winning restaurant and recipe writer

An ex-City lawyer, Ed has spent the last seven years at the heart of London’s food scene, and is now the author of two cookery books — On the Side; a sourcebook of inspiring side dishes, and The Borough Market Cookbook — the highly regarded blog www.rocketandsquash.com, and the lead contributor to Bloomsbury’s Eat Like a Local London guide. He’s ideally placed to recommend considered, invigorating and always great tasting experiences.

An ex-City lawyer, Ed has spent the last seven years at the heart of London’s food scene, and is now the author of two cookery books — On the Side; a sourcebook of inspiring side dishes, and The Borough Market Cookbook — the highly regarded blog www.rocketandsquash.com, and the lead contributor to Bloomsbury’s Eat Like a Local London guide. He’s ideally placed to recommend considered, invigorating and always great tasting experiences.

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