Dining outdoors in a frescoed courtyard while being entertained with soaring opera is pretty much a win-win plan for an evening, right? If you agree, then nab the chance to experience a night of opera and dinner under the stars at 51 Buckingham Gate, the private Taj residences in St James’s. A three course dinner (we had a sensational lamb) is interspersed with songs and entertainment from the excellent Covent Garden Strings Company. 20 and 21 Aug.?From £60 at 51 Buckingham Gate, SW1E 6AF,
tel: 020 7769 7766.