SUMMER OFFER ON FRENCH CITY DINING
Le Café Du Marché, the atmospheric French restaurant in Smithfield and firm favourite among City folk, is offering three courses for the price of two for lunch until the end of the summer. Hidden up an ancient cobbled lane off Charterhouse Square, there’s nothing ersatz about the place’s romantic Gallic charm, where you can get stuck into a constantly changing menu of French classics. The fillet steak, by the way, is spectacular. Le Café Du Marché 22 Charterhouse Square, Charterhouse Mews, EC1M 6DX, www.cafedumarche.co.uk.
BOBOTIE COMES TO MOOLI’S
Soho’s Indian takeaway-with-a-difference, Mooli’s, has quickly won foodies round to its scrumptious roti wraps. Coinciding with the World Cup, it’s launching the Bobotie mooli, based on the South African dish of the same name. Think slow cooked lamb, some serious spices and a bit of mango chutney all wrapped up together. Yum. 50 Frith Street, Soho, W1D 4SQ, www.moolis.com.
FOOD AND MUSIC AT JIMMY’S FARM
Chipper TV pig farming geezer Jimmy Doherty is hosting his second festival of food and music this September, and tickets are on sale now. The Zutons and The Futureheads are among bands appearing, and there’ll be foodie masterclasses by the likes of Angela Hartnett, Thomasina Miers, Mark Hix and Atul Kochhar, and (one assumes) rather better nosh than the usual soggy festival burger. Harvest at Jimmy’s, 11-12 September, Jimmy’s Farm, Suffolk. Tickets from £32.50 at www.harvestatjimmyscom.