We've been without Tomos Parry's excellent Brat restaurant for a few months - but now it's returning in not one but three different incarnations.
First up is the Brat x Climpson’s Arch residency which sees Parry going back to his roots as he had previously been in the kitchen there from 2013-2015. Brat will be there all summer
Before lockdown, the Pembury Tavern in Hackney had built up quite the reputation for its pizzas. Now, they're back and post-lockdown are launching as their own delivery pizza brand, Ace Pizza. It'll still be based in the pub, but the menu has been given something of an overhaul while the team have been away.
All the pizzas will be from 48hr cold-fermented dough and the menu includes:
Challenging though the lockdown has been, every now and again it delivers a ray of sunshine and this new opening in Hackney Wick is certainly it.
From The Ashes BBQ comes from three chefs - Frank Fellows, Martin Anderson and Curtis Bell who had been left unemployed due to the lockdown and decided to started their own business, having all met previously when they worked at Temper.
The good news is that Padella is going to be doing pasta deliveries from this weekend. The bad news is that, to begin with, you have to be in either Hackney or Islington to avail yourself of the service.
If you do happen to be in either of those boroughs then you can order up one of two pasta kits to cook up at home in less than five minutes. The options are their famous pappardelle beef shin ragu, which Grace
The mighty BAO has entered the food delivery game, with a twist. We take the brand new Rice Error for a Test Drive.
BAO have been very busy of late. They've recently launched their new home-delivery service Rice Error in Borough and Fitzrovia (you can read more about that here - and look out for a Test Drive next week). Now they're getting ready to bring Rice Error to Hackney - but that's not
Updated 12/5/20 with new location opening dates
If there's one new delivery venture in London that everyone has their eye on, it's Rice Error from the people behind Bao. First off, here's what they say about the overall service:
A delivery service brought to you by BAO. Specialising in rice boxes using award-winning Chi Shang rice from Taiwan. The design of the boxes are
Despite the Prime Minister talking about a potential July opening for some hospitality businesses, most people suspect that pubs - particularly those without big beer gardens - will be among the last places to emerge from lockdown. That's a long time to wait for a pint. Which is why East London's Forest Road Brewing Company has come up with an idea.
Their mobile pub will bring you a freshly poured pint direct to your door. Pint
Stuck in the house in Hackney, but desperate for something different to home cooking? We're here to help you choose some of the best.
Tonkotsu is coming back! Yes, that's right, if you've missed their excellent ramen, chicken kara-age, gyoza and so much more, then you'll soon be able to order it for delivery. They're starting with the Haggerston branch for now (which will be staffed by people who live close by), and will review how that goes before launching more branches.
This weekend, Hackney restaurant Cornerstone had its second birthday. But as they're currently closed for business, it was a bit of a quiet affair, marked only with a post on Instagram by chef and owner Tom Brown.
While the restaurant itself is closed, clearly Tom wants to keep busy so he's been making his 'sea-cuturie' cured salmon and trout available for pick up from his restaurant. The salmon pastrami and chalk stream farm
Funicular Productions, the creative force behind some of London’s more immersive food-and-drink experiences, are opening a new time-travel-focused cocktail bar in Hackney called Timeless.
Once they were BBQ Dreamz and now they're focused on their Filipino cuisine. We head up to Hackney Road to try Bong Bong's Manila Kanteen.
Chef Luke Findlay's ramen supperclub puts down permanent roots in Hackney.
After running as a supperclub for a few years, The Water House Project is becoming a new restaurant in Hackney. They'll be serving up tasting menus from an ex Galvin La Chapelle chef.
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