2017's trending food + new offers, residency report + more...
2017's trending food + new offers, residency report + more... | Hot Dinners
We're only going on our own experience, but judging by the pubs, bars and restaurants we've passed by or been in over the first nine days of 2017, Londoners seem to be going against the usual trend of staying home in January. Good thing too - as if this month wasn't gloomy enough.
As for ourselves, we're kicking off 2017 with a new feature we hope you'll like - an occasional look at some of the inventive pop-ups and residencies around town.
Spicy turmeric, watermelon water and simply loads of veg - we’ve read every expert opinion to come up with the definitive list of key food trends to watch out for in 2017. Expect health-focused dishes, farm-to-fork and just a touch of tacos too.
Until 21 January - dine at Helene Darroze and get a slice of her galette des rois for free. Every day one diner will win a whole cake and a half bottle of champagne to take home.
15 Jan - as part of My Hungry Valentine's Open Kitchen series at Carousel, pickle pioneer, taco queen and author Freddie Janssen is putting on a Mexican sharing feast, featuring freshly made tortillas, world-class game, salsas and plenty of pickled things. Tickets are £45 including drinks.
17 Jan - fans of the gin martini should head to Three Six Six in Battersea which is hosting the World's Best Martini Challenge featuring bartenders from Duke's Bar, The Connaught, Gordon Ramsay's Planefood and Dry Martini by Javier de las Muelas. Tickets are £10 which gets you tasters of the five martinis and canapés.
18 January - Author & presenter Allegra McEvedy joins the Dock Kitchen's Stevie Parle cooking recipes from her latest book "Quick Quick Slow" for their latest Cookbook Club. The four course menu will be £40 per person.
20 January - 14 February - Ham Yard Hotel's rooftop Hot Gin Roof returns with Sipsmith Master Distiller, Jared Brown and the hotel's Bar Manager, Eoin Kenny re-imagining classic gin cocktails from the 1920s. Tickets are £18 for a welcome Hot G&T, followed by a cocktail of your choice.
28 January - TATA Eatery are teaming up with Edgar Wallace of Koya Bar, and Anonio Galapito of Taberna do Mercado for a Chinese New Year nine-course collaborative feast in Haggerston with dishes like Iberico Pork and king prawn dumplings, and “Ma Po” suckling pig brain and Sticky rice cake ‘ragu’. £48 per person with a glass of Prosecco on arrival.
Bala Baya - Southwark Ths Israeli restaurant has its own in-house Gazoz bar. It’s the first solo venture from Eran Tibi, who cut his teeth working with Israeli food legend Yotam Ottolenghi. 50% off soft launch until Jan 15.
Miusan - Clapham This Pan-Asian restaurant in Camden mixes club, cocktails and restaurant and is being based on the 1940s opium dens of New York and Paris. Try our 50% off offer.
Kricket - Soho Already a big hit in Brixton, this is the second Kricket - expect a bigger space with the same great Indian small plates.
Plot - Tooting This Tooting restaurant is promising to serve up the best of local British grub, with Michelin kitchen experienced chefs on hand. Expect locally-sourced small plates. Opens January 11
Maison Kayser - Marylebone This is the first Maison Kayser to hit the UK, a very popular baker in Europe. There'll be lots of bread as well as an all-day cafe. Opens January 12
The Whitechapel Refectory - Whitechapel Gallery The people behind 10 Greek Street and 8 Hoxton Square take over the food at the Whitechapel Gallery. They'll be serving up food in the day and then becoming the After Hours wine bar in the evening. Opens January 17