From rooftops to hot-tubs, quirky cinema settings are in abundance (if you can get your hands on some tickets). If you don’t rock the all over ‘prune look’ (especially after Apocalypse Now Redux) or you simply yearn for something a little more swanky, the upmarket Bulgari Hotel & Residences has an celluloid twist on their extravagant Italian Sunday brunch, where a complimentary screening is thrown in afterwards, for free, in their ultra-modern private screening room. Which is considerably better than a crumbly mint. Or a fortune cookie. Especially the ones that lie.
The line up includes an array of classics, new releases and major sporting events:
- 5 May The Great Gatsby
- 12 May Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- 19 May Lawrence of Arabia
- 26 May Back to The Future
- 02 June Annie Hall
- 09 June The Goonies
- 16 June A Hard Day's Night
- 23 June Man of Steel
- 30 June Formula 1 British Grand Prix & Senna
The brunch itself is buffet and a la carte, Italian style, offering delights such as fresh fruit, hams and cheeses from the homeland and larger dishes such as sea bass carpaccio and aubergine caviar. And of course there’s Limoncello and tiramisu to follow.
It’s a family-friendly and very high-end affair, at £58 (£39 for kiddies) per head, which also includes a cocktail on arrival, and for a supplement of £25 you can help yourself to some free-flowing Moet. Which is definitely a good deal to us. Just be classy about it and don’t bring a funnel. That kind of thing is frowned upon. Apparently.
Bulgari Hotel and Residences, 171 Knightsbridge, City of Westminster, SW7 1DW. For more information see the hotel website.