Posts Tagged ‘events’

Colour World 2016

Remember that Colour World event we hosted back in May? Well we’ve got some footage we think you’ll really enjoy. Maybe even help you get inspired again for a new style or hair colour before the holiday season! Click on the link and check it out down below!

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Tradicional presents The After Supper Club at MC Motors

Tequila brand Tradicional are taking over MC Motors in conjunction with The Art of Dining and Background Bars to host The After Supper Club, treatment featuring an adventurous 5 course Mexican inspired menu and of course plenty of tequila!

The After Supper Club is not about food as art, but food and drink as the route to great times with friends. The menu promises to tantalise and intrigue with 5 courses of unusual and adventurous Mexican inspired fare. Guests should expect share and tear Yucatan grilled fish tacos, be surprised when a chili is not all it seems, and see the classic Mexican drink Horchata turned on its head to make an unusual dessert. As with all the Art of Dining past experiences, the full menu is a closely guarded secret and will not be disclosed until the event itself, keeping guests guessing.

They have also partnered with Background Bars to bring you an exciting Tradicional Tasting Flight consisting of 4 different Tradicional serves and a sample of the After Supper Club menu all in the same beautiful surroundings of MC Motors.

The Art of Dining comprises of a chef (Ellen Parr) and an artist & set designer (Alice Hodge). Parr spent her formative years working at Moro and Rochelle’s Canteen before traveling around South East Asia researching cooking methods, techniques and flavors. Hodge who trained as an artist and teacher currently works with theatre companies designing sets and making props, and creating distinctive room and table designs for weddings and parties.

The restaurant is spread over 7 dates 4th, 5th 6th and 10th 11th 12th 13th of October and tickets are priced at £45 for the Supper Club and £15 for the tasting flight menu. To purchase and more info head over to the Tradicional website.

Mothers Day Afternoon Tea at Ruby’s

Join us for an afternoon filled with delcious cakes, scones, sandwiches and bubbly to celebrate all that mums do!

Nothing says Happy Mothers Day more than treating your mum to an indulgent afternoon tea with a twist, set in the decadent surroundings of Ruby’s in Dalston.

Mother’s Day Afternoon tea:

A selection of classic sandwiches, Savoury tarlets, Scones with clotted cream and homemade jam, mini cupcakes, lemon drizzle cake, dark chocolate brownies, iced and spiced biscuits, a glass of Prosecco and of course a pot of tea all for £24.50 per person.

During the afternoon Ruby’s bar will also be offering a full list of delectable cocktails and the finest wines and spirits.

Please email us at rubys@castlegibson.com to reserve your table now as spaces are limited.

Tables available at 2.30pm.

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Introducing…. Ruby’s our new Dalston Basement Bar!

Set underneath the cinema sign at 76 Stoke Newington Road Ruby’s is an intimate subterranean drinking den serving expertly mixed cocktails and quality alternatives in a unique and atmospheric setting. Set up by Tom Gibson in the former kitchen of Ruby House 3, a Chinese takeaway, the room was stripped back and adorned with a Mayfair bar and some delicate interior alterations.

Drinks are made using top quality ingredients with all alcohol being premium and all juices and syrups freshly made on site. We place great emphasis on the small touches that make a difference so all our Blackberry Mojito’s are served in 1940’s milk bottles, all our beer mats are vintage and unique and service will always be performed with a smile. Ruby’s aims to fuse the atmosphere of an old fashioned bar with modern day standards of quality and service.

We have a small carefully crafted cocktail menu which include 7 Ruby’s classics and 7 seasonal ones plus a selection of alternatives including Redchurch Ale, Brooklyn lager, Breton cider, fine wines plus a whole array of others.

For any more info check out the website rubysdalston.com or email hello@rubysdalston.com or follow @rubysdalston on twitter or “like’ us on Facebook.

In regards to bookings please note that we can only take bookings up until 8pm and (on a Friday/Saturday night) for a maximum of 8 people.

Opening Times
Tues-Thurs 6.30pm – 11.00pm
Fri-Sat 6.30pm – Midnight

Address
76 Stoke Newington Road
Hackney
London
N16 7XB

Vogue UK “Our fave east London hideaway.”

Grazia “Best London Cocktail Bar Winner 2013”

Design My Night “Best New Bar 2012”

Metro “The Savoy or The Ritz it’s certainly not but Ruby’s is a class act in it’s own lovely lo-fi way.”

Evening Standard/Barchick “The sign says ‘Nothing to See Here”. Not true, there is plenty.”

Time Out “Our new fave hidden Dalston spot, just don’t tell everyone about it!”

Vogue Espana “Few things are closer to the definition of cool.”

View London “Ruby’s is definitely a venue to prove the cynics wrong, possessing the genuine feel of a hidden gem, rather than a try-hard hipster concept bar.”

Superette + Castle Gibson presents “The Roast Dinner”

We’re teaming up with Superette to host a secret pop-up Sunday lunch on 19th February. Mixing their dining expertise (they certainly know their roasts!) with our interiors “The Roast Dinner” will attempt to redefine the concept of the traditional “pop-up restaurant”.

With an appetising menu featuring pigs head terrine or gin cured salmon to start, “Essex Bird” or a shoulder of lamb to share plus the traditional offerings of pork belly, rib of beef and nut roast you get the feeling that those attending won’t be going home hungry! We’ll also be setting up a licensed bar to help wash it all down and creating a lounge area in our signature style to create what we hope will be the perfect Sunday lunch.

For more info and to apply visit the Superette website.

St. Valentines Cocktails

DIESEL PRESENTS ‘BRAVE NATIVES DIESEL ISLAND’ LAUNCH @ MC MOTORS

Earlier on in the year we hosted a product launch for denim giants Diesel at MC Motors. The event featured a live catwalk show with models sporting the brand’s autumn/winter collections. The event was a huge success and with the day’s proceedings drawing to a close guests then headed through into the basement of Ruby House to cap off the day’s event. Check out these great images of the set up designed and produced by the team at Spice Lumb.

Luv Luv Luv Records Launch Party @ MC Motors

We recently played host to the official launch party of recently established independant label Luv Luv Luv Records at our MC Motors location featuring the live return of multi-platinum selling artist Florence & The Machine.

Set on an unusually sweltering September evening, the event featured perforances from a selection of the label’s newest signees including, the blues-tinged Jamie N Commons, London based art-rockers Theme Park, the boldly named Spector, and of course what was to be the main attraction of the evening, appearing in front of packed house, a fantastic full-band performance from Florence Welch and her well-oiled musical machine. Sporting a new hair-do, the South-London songstress showcased material from her up and coming album ‘Ceremonials’ along with belting out soon-to-be classics from her back catalogue, closing the event in spectacular fashion.

Barbara and Mark’s MC Motors Wedding

Here’s some fantastic images of the recent wedding of Barbara and Mark at MC Motors. After getting married at St. Mary Moorfields Church in Bishopsgate the happy couple arrived down our alleyway via pink taxi. There was a vintage 1950s feel to proceedings with Barbara in her beautiful Candy Anthony prom style dress and the bridesmaids standing out from the crowd in sassy yellow polka dotted numbers.

With the chemistry of the Irish-Aussie crowd bubbling nicely the scene was set for a good ol’ knees up with music provided courtesy of rockabilly outfit The Hightown Crows and MC Motors regulars The Wedding Smashers. The newly-weds then had their profile shots taken next door in Ruby House while the underground bar played host to those late night owls still standing at the end.

We’d like to thank both Barbara and Mark for allowing us to use their fantastic images and we’re delighted to have met you both and that the day went so well. Also many thanks to Nick Tucker, the photographer, for producing such images and again for allowing us to share them. Check out his site for more pictures and if anyone’s looking for a wedding photographer he definitely gets our recommendation!

The wedding (and a very complimentary feature – thanks!) was also featured on cult wedding blog Rock n Roll Bride which also provides plenty more images to delve through!

Land of Kings

This year MC Motors will be one of the venues hosting Dalston arts and entertainment festival Land Of Kings (play on Kingsland Road, illness geddit?).

Havana Club have taken over the warehouse giving it a Cuban style makeover with Giles and the guys at Soulshakers setting up a Havana themed bar. Rare films, drugs secret story telling and domino boards are also strategically placed throughout the venue which has been curated by Vince Vella.

Festival goers will all have to travel through at some point to collect their wristbands and a stage has been set up to host Brass Roots and the Havana Club Collective amongst others. The #MEATEASY has left its temporary home in New Cross and is going back to its roots setting up its refurbished meatwagon in our car park. Our neighbours at Print Club are also getting involved bringing their screen printing expertise to the event.

Wristbands can be bought on the door and allow entry into a number of local institutions such as The Nest, The Alibi, The Arcola Theatre and Rio Cinema. The programme also incorporates The East End Film Festival and 2ManyDJs headline the extensive music programme which you can see in full here.

For full festival itinerary ticket info check out the Land of Kings website and get yourself in gear for a right royal knees up!