Things in life that you can never have too much of: 1) sushi 2) champagne 3) more sushi (see?). And with that firmly in mind, may we present The Devonshire Club's new weekly Saturday brunch, which aims to keep those three things firmly covered. The two-hour-long Japanese feast features an array of sushi and sashimi, plus seafood and vegetable tempura, roast pork belly, chilli and coriander ramen, crispy duck and pomegranate salad – AND free-flowing fizz. As a finale, you'll also get to try the miso-blackened cod… Another thing to add to that never-too-much-of list, then.
Saturdays except 23 Dec; £50, plus £15 for free-flowing prosecco, £30 champagne
Sushi in the City, The Devonshire Club, 5 Devonshire Square, EC2M 4YD
What's the difference between Christmas and Christmess? Absinthe, for one thing. As this raucous new supperclub-cum-immersive theatre pop-up proves. Because as well as a 12-dish banquet centring on Cajun-roasted turkey with candied yams, an anarchic Santa who dances on tables, a live jazz and blues parlour, mulled wine bar, and rebel elves roaming free, there is also a hidden absinthe den presided over by the Green Fairy herself. Probably best just to go in the once though. Otherwise Christmess will become plain old Mess-mess…
Until 22 Dec; £55
Christmess, 32 Southwark Street, London Bridge, SE1 1TU
Consider this your call to garms. Because this Sunday, for one day only, cool vintage pop-up The Garmhaus is landing in London for a festive special – sequins, DJs, live art, fabulous clothes and all. Taking over Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, shopping comes from independent brands including M21 Vintage, Ricks Retro, Sequin Queen's Couture Costumes and Secret Street Tailors; live music comes from Peggy's Big Sunday and QM Records; food comes from Orange Buffalo, serving up New York-style wings and chicken burgers. And festive merriment? That'll come from the Christmas cocktails, we'd say...
3 Dec; free
The Garmhaus, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, N1 6NU