OUR LONDON SPY REPORT: OCTOBER 2016

Restaurant

A fabulous new addition to Covent Garden’ s restaurant scene, Margot is Italian food at its best. Co-founded by Paulo de Tarso, former maitre d’ of Mandarin Oriental’s Bar Boulud and Nicholas Jaouën, former GM of Mayfair’s La PetiteMaison, tuck into scallop carpaccio with lime, fresh broad beans and red chili sauce, tagliolini with Sicilian red prawns and Modica chocolate crumble. 45 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AA; 020 3409 4777; www.margotrestaurant.com. Opens 10th October.

Exhibition

American modernist artist, Georgia O’ Keeffe is the subject of the Tate Modern’ s major blockbuster this autumn. Best known for her paintings of magnified flowers, animal skulls and New Mexico desert landscapes, the exhibition brings together some of her most important works from her 70-year-long career including Jimson Weed/White Flower No. 1 (1932), the most expensive painting by a female artist ever sold at auction. For a further art fix, Frieze Art Fair comes to town this month with 160 galleries exhibiting in Regent’ s Park – don’ t miss the “Optic Cloak” by Conrad Shawcross in the Frieze Sculpture Park.

Theatre

The Donmar Warehouse is spreading its wings and staging its Shakespeare trilogy at King’ s Cross Theatre. Having wowed with Phyllida Lloyd’ s all- female production of Julius Caesar in 2012, Lloyd has returned to tackle The Tempest with an all-female cast including Dame Harriet Walter.The Tempest runs until 17th December at King’s Cross Theatre, King’s Boulevard, King’s Cross, London N1C 4BU. 0844 815 7151; www.donmarwarehouse.com