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Chefs at home - what London's chefs are cooking for themselves during lockdown (5 June)

Over the many long weeks we've been in lockdown (wait - is that still actually on?) we've really enjoyed bringing you our weekly roundup of what London's chefs have been making for themselves at home.

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The Ledbury unveils an impressive provisions box

There are a few meat and provisions boxes doing the rounds at the moment, not least The Blacklock box or the impending one from Pitt Cue. But now the same people behind those, Warren's Butchers, has teamed up with The Ledbury for one that sounds pretty special.

It's a combination of supplies made for the restaurant and some elements prepared by The Ledbury's Brett Graham himself:

Here's what's in…

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Andi Oliver brings Andi's Wadadli Kitchen and Caribbean food to Clapton

Great British Menu's Andi Oliver is getting ready to deliver. This time she's teaming up with The Crooked Billet in Clapton to launch Wadadli Kitchen and it's all about Caribbean food. Here's how they describe it:

Andi's Wadadli Kitchen is real Caribbean home cooking. Food from the heart of all the islands, from Antigua to St Lucia, Cuba to Jamaica, Martinique to Guyana. The influences are broad…

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Patrick Powell's Allegra teams up with The Stratford for takeaways

Patrick Powell's Allegra is back in Stratford - with a difference. Obviously you can't head up to their restaurant on the 7th floor just yet, so they've come back down to the ground to team up with The Stratford restaurant that's in the same building

Powell himself will be in charge of the pizza oven on the terrace where they'll be serving up Roman-style pizzas, including a margherita, chori…

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Jikoni's Ravinder Bhogal is launching Comfort & Joy vegetarian home delivery

During the lockdown, author and restaurateur Ravinder Bhogal has been very busy. Not only has she, her partner (in life as well as business) Nadeem Lalani and the team behind Jikoni been cooking for the homeless but they've also found time to come up with a brand new concept.

Comfort & Joy will be a sister brand to the existing Marylebone restaurant - delivering vegetarian meals across London…

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Eggslut's second eggy restaurant will be in Fitzrovia

Originally hailing from LA. Eggslut opened their first London restaurant in Notting Hill and it was a huge hit. This sees them expanding to Fitzrovia where they'll be serving up more of their eggy buns to Londoners. …

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Bancone is launching pasta-at-home kits and a new delivery service

Top Soho pasta restaurant Bancone is back and, like other pasta bars, has realised that the best way to deliver is through a set of pasta kits, alongside some antipasti. Alas, there's no sign of their famous "silk handkerchiefs" but we're going to imagine that was a little hard to transport. 

Here's what's on the menu: 

  • Burrata with kale, marinated beetroot & chive oil
  • Broccolini w…

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Poppies Spitalfields is back doing chip butties and battered sausages

Is today a bit of a fish & chips revival day? Not only has Toff's just started back up in Muswell Hill, but in Spitalfields Poppies reopens for business today, doing takeaway, click and collect, and delivery.

All the old favourites will be back on the menu - so if you're planning a park snack, pick up a portion of battered haddock or sausage or - our choice - a fat chip butty.

 

Mor…

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Dishoom is back delivering keema pau and black daal to Londoners

We can guess that there are plenty of Londoners out there who've been viewing the news about restaurants reopening thinking impatiently, 'Yes, yes - but what about Dishoom?" Well, the wait is over.

From today the restaurants at King’s Cross, Shoreditch and Kensington will be back on Deliveroo with a menu of everyone's favourite Dishoom dishes.

Fans of the Vada Pau, Keema Pau, Chicken Ruby and - c…

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Lima starts delivering and adds the new, more casual, Barranco by Lima

Lima, the Peruvian restaurant in Fitzrovia, is the latest restaurant in town to kick off a delivery service - but not just one. They're launching two different offerings at the same time. 

First up is Lima at Home. As you can imagine, that's offering up signature Lima dishes to eat... at home. So the menu will feature sea bream or scallop ceviche or slow-braised suckling pig with parsnip &am…

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Gary Usher launches Elite Bistro At Home - Londoners can now order his food

Here in London, foodies have been worrying about whether they'll be within the right delivery zone for their favourite restaurants. But we hadn't even considered that the rise in delivery might mean we can try food from restaurants outside the City.

For a while now, top chef Gary Usher has been talking about opening a bistro in London. But while that is still to materialise it looks like we'll be…

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BAO are delivering bao kits all over London (and soon, nationwide)

If you've been longing for a hit of Bao, but live outside the Rice Error delivery range - this is the story for you. BAO are introducing a series of kits - and they're delivering to anyone within the M25 (with nationwide delivery to follow),

There will be two options. First up is the classic bao - 12-hour braised pork, fermented greens and peanut dust. Then there's the vegetarian option - wi…

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Nori To Go sees Alex Craciun popping up with amazing looking temaki in Shoreditch

News of Alex Craciun's new pop-up managed to escape us last week, but his Nori to Go pop-up continues into next weekend, serving out very impressive temaki from Smokestak in Shoreditch. 

Cracuin was executive chef at Jason Atherton's Sosharu and has been developing his Nori to Go takeout boxes over the past few weeks and they all look quite amazing. You'll get a set of five for £20 and they…

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Soho street festival campaign wants to pedestrianise Soho for the summer

How will London's restaurant scene survive Covid? Actually, will it survive Covid? That's the question being asked by more and more restaurant, bar and pub operators, as the prospect of opening with a potential 2m social distancing rule looms.

But rather than buckle under the weight of such restrictions, one London area has decided to fight for its future. The Soho Summer Street Festival campaign…

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The St John Bakery, and their amazing doughnuts, is back

Have you been missing St John's amazing custard doughnuts? Or maybe there aren't enough Eccles cakes in your life right now? Well, the wait is nearly over as this week sees the return of the St John Bakery.

They're starting things off with the main bakery on Druid Street in Bermondsey and we're promised the return of fresh doughnuts, pastries, sourdoughs, raisin loaves, wine and more. Quotin…

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