how to celebrate day of the dead

If you can’t make it to Mexico for Day of the Dead, don’t worry because it’s coming to you. A whole load of fiestas are being thrown across town so all you have to worry about is looking the part.

Day of the Dead at Leicester Square Kitchen

Leicester Square Kitchen is celebrating Day of the Dead with a special Mexican feasting menu, including dishes like sea bass ceviche with avocado and white corn, dry-rubbed short rib with smoked chilli mayo and mezcal-glazed paprika ribs. The Patron will be flowing and the space will be decked out with sugar skulls and Aztec marigolds.

Sat 2nd November 2019
31-36 Leicester Square, London WC2H 7LH

Scary Fish

Sexy Fish is teaming up with The House of Suntory for its Day of the Dead party Scary Fish. You’ll be eating and drinking surrounded by dancers, acrobats and performers decked out like mermaids and bone dancers as they put on a bespoke show for the evening.

Fri 1st November 2019
Berkeley Square, London W1J 6BR

Day of the Dead at Brixton Village

Party on down in the Brixton Village courtyard as mariachi band Las Guadalupes perform and host a talk on the origins and folklore behind Day of the Dead. Jalisco will be running taco and margarita bars with Casa Mortia serving up some of their signature dishes and chilli rum hot chocolate.

Sat 2nd November 2019
Coldharbour Lane, London, SW9 8PS

Painted Black at Ella Canta

Martha Ortiz is painting it black at Ella Canta with a Day of the Dead menu featuring a continuous line of black through the dishes. Feast on black quesadillas with courgette flowers, octopus with black sesame sauce, seabass with onion ash powder and more.

Thurs 31st October – Sat 16th November 2019
One Hamilton Place, Park Ln, London W1J 7QY

Dia de los Muertos at Chotto Matte

Chotto Matte is turning Day of the Dead into a week long celebration, with spesh Patron tequila cocktails and new dishes like the Dia De Los Muertos Ceviche with sea bass, sweet potato and black oil and the Sugar Skull Sundae, a raspberry vanilla freakshake with chocolate ice cream and meringue.

Mon 28th October – Sun 3rd November 2019
11-13 Frith Street, London, W1D 4RB