Ella Canta x Mazi Mas 'Power of She' menu
8-31 March; Ella Canta, One Hamilton Place, Park Lane, W1J 7QY
From 8 March until Mother's Day on 31 March, Martha Ortiz's much lauded Mexican restaurant Ella Canta will play host to a special menu titled the 'Power of She'. The aim? To help raise money for Mazí Mas, a social enterprise that employs and trains refugee women, acting as an incubator programme for those wanting to open their own food businesses. The seven-course menu celebrates the work of famous Mexican women, including the likes of Frida Kahlo, founding member of the Women's Liberation Movement in Mexico Leonora Carrington, and Mexico's first female photographer Lola Alvarez Bravo. And £5 from each meal will go on to support Mazí Mas' efforts in London. The 'Power of She' menu is available at Ella Canta until 31 March and is priced at £70pp.
St Patrick's Day at Borough Market
13-23 March; 8 Southwark Street, SE1 1TL
Borough Market is hosting a nine day pop-up to showcase the best food and drink
Northern Ireland has to offer. A roster of guest traders will be present at the historic market offering everything from Shortcross Gin (Northern Ireland's first premium craft gin) to fresh-baked soda farls, Irish beef biltong, Irish Black Butter and Millbay Oysters. Wash that excellent fodder down with a range of craft beers from Hillstown Brewery for a ruddy good day of it. The celebration will be kicked off with a special opening of the market on St Patrick's Day with all kinds of free family friendly fun – including cookery demos from celebrity chef, Paula McIntyre – from 12 - 4pm. Bring your kids, bring your mates, bring an appetite.
Sipsmith & Handmade in Ealing chocolate pairing workshop
Friday 22 March, 19:30-21:30; Walpole Park Ealing Green, Mattock Lane, W5 5BE
In the latest of its series of events celebrating artisan food and drink, Soane's Kitchen have invited local chocolatier Lucy Savage (of Handmade in Ealing Chocolate & Confectionery) to help present an evening of exploring the flavour combinations of chocolate and gin. Savage's single origin chocolate and ganache bon bons will be paired with Sipsmith gin to reveal how the two seemingly opposites can attract your taste buds. Guests will start with a Sipsmith G&T and a range of canapés from the Soane's Kitchen team before then getting to grips with the world of artisan chocolate to understand why chocolate goes so well with gin. You'll also get to roll your own gin truffles. Need we say more?
Scandinavian Spring Market
Saturday 23 March, 11:00-19:00; Albion Street, SE16 7HZ
Fancy an absolutely hygge weekend? Get yourself down to Albion Street between the area's Norweigan and Finnish churches for a market encompasses all-things Scandinavia. Expect a wide variety of Scandi-related goods, arts and crafts as well as a host of Nordic food and drink. Treat yourself to a well-earned Fika coffee break and a range of traditional grub from the likes of Alma's pies and the CaribSwede vegan bakery.
Gospel Brunch at Red Rooster with Marcus Samuelsson
Sunday 24 March, 11:30am; 45 Curtain Road, EC2A 3PT
As if fried chicken for breakfast wasn't enough of a draw, acclaimed New York chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson, the man who first brought renowned Harlem restaurant Red Rooster to Shoreditch, is going to be returning to the premises for a short time later this month. While he's in town, Samuelsson will be attending Red Rooster's popular Gospel Brunch on Sunday 24 March. Which means you should be attending it, too. Performances from the soulful and uplifting East London's House Gospel Choir will take place at 12:15 and 2:00pm. Yes lawd!
Sunday lunch launch at EartH Kitchen
Sunday 24 March, 12:00-16:00; 11-17 Stoke Newington Road, N16 8BH
Starting this Sunday, EartH Kitchen are going all-in with a roast chicken family-style sharing lunch from 12-4pm. Guests can enjoy Cotswold Gold roast chicken, roast potatoes, harissa-glazed carrots, hispi cabbage and kale with preserved lemon and aioli. A veritable feast. Priced at £58 for four, it's highly advised that you book your table in advance. That being said, the Stokey restaurant can also accommodate walk-ins according to availability.
Come From Away musical brunch at Joe Allen
Sunday 24 March; 2 Burleigh Street, WC2E 7PX
Provide yourself with gustatory and auditory delights this weekend at Joe Allen restaurant in Covent Garden. Three stars from new West End musical Come From Away will be entertaining breakfast and brunch guests with songs from the hit show in this week's series of Joe Allen's musical brunch. The musical tells the true story of the 7,000 air passengers who were grounded in Newfoundland, Canada during 9/11. So, expect there to be an emotional and thought-provoking soundtrack to your eggs benny. Performances take place at 12 and 2pm.
Breddos Tacos Bottomless Brunch
12-5pm every Sunday; 82 Goswell Road, EC1V 7DB
What's the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon? Why, eating as many tacos as humanly possible, of course. For £20 you can get access to all-you-can-eat tacos at either of Breddos Tacos' tantalising taco joints for an hour and a half of Mexican food-based gluttony. With the option to choose between masa fried chicken, baja fish, sweet potato, and black bean tacos – you're not going to struggle for variety, either. For an extra £15 on top you can also join your tacos with a bottomless selection of frozen margaritas and michelada beers. Go loco.
Unlimited pasta at Palatino
Every Saturday; 71 Central St, London EC1V 8AB
Head to Palatino on Saturday's between 12pm-5pm where, for £25, you can get your fill of unlimited plates of pasta. Yes, you read that right. Unlimited. Pasta. There's not really much else that needs to be said, really. Though the dreamy carb deal also includes a free Palatino Spritz. Book ahead now to ensure you don't get left out on the linguine feast.
Rum Punch Brunch at Rudie's
Every Saturday and Sunday; 50 Stoke Newington Road, N16 7XB
If you fancy sipping on some rum-infused cocktails with some real spicy food, then get on down to Rudie's in Dalston this weekend. Running from 12-4pm every Saturday and Sunday, the rum punch brunch offer allows you to get one of Rudie's delicious main dishes (including a hearty 'Full Jamaican' of ackee & saltfish, lamb sausages, baked butter beans, sautéed spinach, boiled green banana and bakes) as well as access to bottomless rum punch for an hour and a half. All of which will only set you back a mere £18. Jerk and rum is a hard combo to top at that price, so make the most of it this weekend.
Pie and a Pint at Rochelle ICA
Every Sunday; The Mall, SW1Y 5AH
Never will you ever feel forlorn on Sunday afternoons again, because, starting from 17 February, Margot Henderson and Melanie Arnold will be on hand with pints and pastry to save the day. All you have to do is get on down to the Rochelle Canteen ICA where the two chefs will be running a series of Sunday evening 'Pie and a Pint' dining menus. An excellent pie and a pint (or a glass of house wine) for £10? Monday morning doesn't seem too bad after all.