This is a list of what’s hot right now in London. It’s a fluid list, we update it monthly.
WHAT’S HOT IN LONDON – AUGUST 2015
Paradise Garage, 254 Paradise Row, London, E29LE.
The team behind The Dairy and The Manor moves east for their first East London outpost. Expect an affordable £45 tasting menu, creative veggie heavy new British cuisine and inventive desserts by pastry chef Kira Ghidoni.
Rök, 26 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NY
The first Nordic smokehouse in London, combining the best of British ingredients with Nordic techniques. Highlights include cauliflower cheese with beef dust, and ‘nduja scallops.
Launched on 4th July, curated by Miranda York, the mind behind Toast Magazine. Stalls include Fat by Freddie, pickles and hot sauces; Decatur London, NOLA style food; & Cultured, cultured butter and buttermilk cheese. Open every Saturday from 9Am to 4PM.
Barrafina Drury Lane, 43 Drury Lane, London Wc2B 5RT
Third outpost of Michelin starred tapas Barrafina, with brand new menu by Executive Chef Nieves Barragan Mohacho, including rich crab buns, juicy Carabinero prawns and Pork Belly with Mojo Verde, a coriander salsa from the Canary Islands.
Salvation in Noodles Finsbury Park, 2 Blackstock Road, London N4 2DL
Second site of the Vietnamese noodle bar by Colin Tu (ex Big Dirty Burger) with a brand new menu introducing Vietnam’s lesser known dishes such as Mi Quang, turmeric rice noodles in chicken broth.
Pidgin, 52 Wilton Way, London E81BG
The Secret Larder supper club finds a permanent home, keeping the £35 tasting menu. Highlight dishes include Pork fat and peas; Octopus and Apple and Strawberry panzanella.
Oldroyd, 344 Upper Street, London N1 0PD
Ex Polpo Executive Chef Tom Oldroyd first solo venture in Islington, menu highlights include smoked pork belly and pea croquettes, lamb and almond meatballs with pickled garlic, addictive zucchini fries and crab on toast.
Streetfood stall Yolkin macaron ice creams made with organic eggs. Flavours change weekly, highlights include Eton mess, Banoffee pie, Chai tea and sesame and corn flakes. They trade in Rupert street on Thursday and Friday 11.30AM to 3Pm and Saturday 11.30AM to 4.30PM, and on Sunday at Ely’s Yard, Truman Brewery 11AM to 5PM.
Newman Arms, 23 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NG
Another affiliation venture of the Cornwall Project, expect fresh Cornish produce including mackerel and fermented gherkins, beef short ribs with heritage carrots, bone marrow and creamed millet, and roasted lamb rump.
Kricket, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, London Sw9 8PQ
Ex Cinnamom Kitchen chef Will Bowly brings a corner of Mumbai to Brixton with a selection of Indian tapas, including Bhel Puri with mango and tamarind, Kadai spiced Padron peppers, Keralan fried chicken with curry leaf mayonnaise.