If you consider yourself a wine lover, then swanky Soho restaurant and members bar Bob Bob Ricard is the place for you right now, with a pricing policy on its reserve wine list that’s enabling people to get hold of exclusive bottles for a fraction of the normal dining cost. BBR has guaranteed a surcharge on fine wines on the Reserve list of no more than £50 per bottle. That means a 1985 Haut Brion – reaching £1,000 elsewhere – is just £318 at Bob Bob Ricard – bargain. Bob Bob Ricard, 1 Upper James Street, Soho, W1F 9DF. Visit www.bobbobricard.com to book.
WORLD SERIES OF POKER EUROPE
The WSOPE, sponsored by Betfair, is underway at the Casino at the Empire Leicester Square, where punters can watch the world’s best players in action up close and personal. And you can play a bit of heads up poker for charity. UK pro Paul Zimbler is going for a world record with an 80-hour heads-up marathon right now, taking on anyone prepared to make a £10 charity donation. For more details on his attempt and to support the charity, visit www.justgiving.com/Paul-Zimbler0 or for information on the WSOPE events visit www.wsope.com/betfair.
BERNARD HAITINK AT SOUTHBANK
One of the world’s most renowned orchestral conductors, Bernard Haitink, is taking to the Royal Festival Hall tonight and tomorrow night with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Tonight they play Mozart’s Symphony No.41 – the Jupiter Symphony – and Brahms’s Symphony No.1, while tomorrow it’s Haydn’s Symphony No.101 and Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No.7. A rare opportunity to see a modern legend. For tickets and information visit www.southbankcentre.co.uk