18th September, 2017

What an amazing night!  Ace Hotel Shoreditch generously opened the 7th floor and Rooftop to guests of Magic Dinner 2017, providing a stunning venue with fabulous views of the City of London, plus drink and food for the After Party.  

Cocktails and delicious snacks got the evening off to a fine start, followed by an absolutely superb four course, sit-down dinner cooked by top London chefs who had come together, from their different restaurants, for the night. The evening was co-hosted by Grace Dent and Jonny Woo. 

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Snacks by Freddie Janssen & Sebastian Myers


Crab Parker House Roll & Lovage Crisps


Raw Dexter, Clam Mayo & Preserved Lemon Tostada


First Course by Jeremy Lee

(Quo Vadis)

Three Smoked Fishes

Arbroath smokie with green bean and potato salad

Miniature smoked eel sandwich

Bloater paste crostini


Second Course by Nuno Mendes

(Chiltern Firehouse)

Slow Baked Sea Trout, barley, miso, fennel

(served family style)


Third Course by Andrew Clarke

(Brunswick House)

Vitello Tonnato

Aged Veal, anchovy-bonito emulsion,

Vietnamese mustard pickle, caper salt, katsuobushi.

(served family style)


Pudding by Anna Higham


Plum Kernel Cream, Plums & Cobnuts


Our sincere thanks go to Ace Hotel; Fields, Morris & Verdin; Our/London; 40FT Brewery; Karma Cola; Adornment Archive; Grace Dent; Jonny Woo; Clive Watson; Daniel Willis; Augustus Bloom; Steve Ryan, everyone who bought a ticket and came along to support Magic Breakfast... and, of course, Jeremy Lee; Nuno Mendes; Andrew Clarke; Freddie Janssen; Sebastian Myers and Anna Higham. 

Photographs by Steve Ryan