ferragosto feast

The Night of the Shooting Stars

Thursday 15th August 2019

An Italian Feast at rooftop restaurant and bar B&H Garden Room. 

Join us in the lush surroundings of B&H Garden Room on Thursday 15th August for a magnificent Roman feast and escape to Italy as we embrace and celebrate Ferragosto, a traditional Italian festivity. Our rooftop restaurant and bar in the heart of the west end will play host to an epic Italian banquet, with decadent dishes, all washed down with Aperol Spritzes and copious amounts of wine. 

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Italian summers, rather unlike our British ones, often feel sublimely endless. In tiny toy towns nestled into craggy cliffsides, prettily crayoned dwellings in pastel colours, peach-orange and sherbert lemon, rise block on block above sparkling turquoise seas. The heat is hazy, the mood is languid, lemons bake, wrinkle and drop from the trees. Decadent feasts are a given; plum tomatoes drenched in olive oil and mozzarella and garnished with the freshest basil, followed by big bowlfuls of tricolore pasta and freshly baked bread, all washed down with red wine and homemade limoncello. Delizioso!

In the midst of these lazy summer months falls Ferragosto, an international holiday celebrated throughout Italy on August 15th. Shop fronts and businesses shut their doors for the day and people throughout the country take the day off to parade gleefully through the streets in mark of this ancient holiday. The day marks the start of the Italian vacation season, with many choosing to escape the stifling heat of the city and flock to the countryside, lakes or coast. 

Here at Bourne & Hollingsworth, we have decided to welcome a bit of the Italian Dolce Vita to our rooftop restaurant & bar, B&H Garden Room on Thursday 15th August. Join us for a magnificent Roman meets Meditterean feast, with freshly grilled meats and vegetables, sumptuous stuffed zucchini flowers, baked pasta, indulgent sweets and luscious fruits, all washed down with bold Italian wines, Campari cocktails and many many Aperol Spritzes. 

We feel like there’s still a lot to learn from the Italian way of doing things, so if you’ve got no plans for a Venetian mini-break or a lazy Tuscan retreat, join us for Ferragosto and summer like an Italian, without having to leave London at all. 

Thursday 15th August 2019

Arrival from 6.30pm  - Sit for supper: 7.30pm

Tickets are priced at £45 and include a three course sharing supper. Vegan and vegetarian options available. 

There will be a special drinks menu on offer throughout the evening.


Tomato, basil mozzarella salad
Selection of Italian charcuterie
Prawns with lemon & parsley
Stuffed courgette flowers

Pasta with pesto & pinenuts
Grilled chicken
Grilled pork
Octopus with fennel & tomato

Ele’s traditional Italian biscuits