Chef Rick Stein has opened a new riverside restaurant in Barnes
Love seafood? You’re in luck. Chef Rick Stein has opened a new riverside restaurant in Barnes. It’s his first-ever eatery in London and a family concern, with his son Jack as executive chef, design by his son Ed and ex-wife Jill, and fine wines chosen by his youngest son Charlie.
Dig in to Rick’s famous langoustines in the spruced-up former stables or try a meat or vegetarian surprise inspired by his travels. The alfresco terrace is a popular spot on sunny days or you can head inside for a fresh oyster at the seafood bar. Call 020 8878 9462 or see rickstein.com.
Remember the Moomins? You can see the Swedish characters at Kew Gardens this week for some Easter-themed fun, and bring the kids along, too. There’s an interactive Moomins trail, a Moomin Festival Camp and a workshop. On Easter Sunday you will be handed a chocolate treat at the gates.
The Moomin Adventures ends on April 17. Family entry costs from £32. See kew.org for details.
If you watched ITV’s Victoria, you’ll recognise Harewood House in Leeds. A new exhibition called Victorian Harewood lets you see costumes, sets and objects used in the period drama. Take a look at the iconic coronation dress, explore the grand rooms and learn about the powerful women who passed through the doors.
It’s free for members or £16.50. For details, visit harewood.org.
Take your little princess to see the English National Ballet’s Cinderella. The performance is ideal for little ones and tells the story of a young girl transformed into a glittering princess who shall go to the Prince’s ball. It’s on UK tour from Tuesday, visiting Manchester’s Opera House, Liverpool Empire, Bristol Hippodrome and more. Visit ballet.org.uk/myfirstballet.