From brunch in the sun to fun on the farm, here are all the most delicious things to do in London (plus one in Edinburgh) from Friday 14 August
A farm, a flower-strewn sweet shop, a stranger's wedding reception and the London Riviera are just some of the places you could be getting your foodie fill this week. Tuck in.
Welcome back, Dinerama
After a fire destroyed 70% of its site last month, the future looked bleak for Shoreditch's al fresco grub-lovers. But now Dinerama is back! The multi-level yard on Great Eastern Street is open for business again until 4 October, with vendors serving up London's finest meaty, drippy, smoky, sticky and deep-fried street food to a 1,000-strong crowd, four days a week. Head down this weekend to welcome them back with open mouths.
Thurs-Sun every week until 4 October. Entry free before 7pm, £3 after.
Have a blooming lovely coffee break
Probably the most Instagram-worthy event you're likely to find this weekend, Kensington patisserie Anges de Sucre is hosting a pop-up with floral accessory designers Crown & Glory. Pick out your faux-blooms and tuck into beautiful sweets, cakes and macarons while watching the gang craft a bespoke flower crown, fascinator or corsage just for you. Blokes won't miss out, either – they can get a bouquet in their beard. Of course.
Friday 14 to Sunday 16 August. Free entry, floral accessories from £10.
Pace yourself at London Craft Beer Festival
Another week, another opportunity to quaff artisan ales, eat from gourmet food vans and take home a new glass for your collection. The all-you-can-drink London Craft Beer Festival sets up camp in Bethnal Green's Oval Space for the third year in a row this weekend, with 26 craft breweries to sample from and a host of hearty food options to keep you good and thirsty.
Thursday 13 to Sunday 16 August. Tickets £38.50, including unlimited 90ml 'small pours' and a free branded beer glass. Over-18s only. Book here.
Discover your inner Willy Wonka
Never panic over a last-minute birthday present again by learning how to craft your own perfectly professional chocolate truffles. London chocolatiers Melange are hosting a truffle-making workshop at Brixton's Chocolate Museum this Saturday (what, you didn't know Brixton had a chocolate museum?). You can learn how to temper chocolate, prepare and shape different fillings and, if you manage not to scoff them all, wrap the results beautifully to take home.
Kids can stave off summer-holiday boredom too, with their own hour-long chocolate-making workshop on Friday. Sweet.
Friday 14 August (kids) and Saturday 15 August (adults), The Chocolate Museum. Tickets £9 for kids, £40 for adults. Book here.
Pig out at Spitalfields City Farm
It don't get much more rustic within the M25. One of the city's loveliest supper clubs, Funthyme @ The Farm rounds off its summer of excellent eating with a final hoorah tonight at Spitalfields City Farm. Settle in among the animals and feast on three courses of beautiful seasonal food – lots of which will have been sourced from the farm itself. It's BYOB, too, so you can wash down dishes such as harissa lamb chops and twice-cooked pork belly with as much scrumpy as you can hoof across London.
Friday 14 August, 7pm. Tickets £35. Book here.
Have a bottomless brunch at the London Riveria
Word on the weather apps is: the sun might make an appearance this weekend. We know, it's hard to believe. But if August decides to get back on form, it deserves a celebration in the shape of a decadent brunch. Try the two-course Levantine feast with unlimited sangria, Bloody Marys and Bellinis at London Riviera, and take in the riverside views and live entertainment from the comfort of a sun lounger. But maybe pop a brolly in your bag, just in case.
£40 each, every Saturday and Sunday from noon until 31 October. Book here.
Raise a toast at the world's most awkward wedding
A veritable feast for the imagination and the belly: you're all cordially invited to hilarious immersive theatre and dining experience The Wedding Reception, currently at the Edinburgh Fringe until 23 August before returning for a residency in London. Eat your way through three real courses and cringe as the post-nuptial action unfolds around you. No need to buy the happy couple a toaster, either.
B'est Restaurant, Edinburgh until 23 August. Tickets £39. Book here.