Quinoa, sprouted buckwheat, spirulina and hemp seeds used to be mainly confined to the shelves of health food shops. But nowadays with a bit of effort, you can find them all over London - even in its chocolate bars. Now Doisy & Dam, purveyors of sweet superfood snacks, will be placing the spotlight on their healthy, organic chocolate bars from Monday when they launch their three-week
Hot on the heels of the spate of 'all-under-one-roof' openings comes the freshly re-opened Magic Roundabout, a dine, drink and dance destination with a winter theme in Old Street.
If you're after some festive revelry, but you're a bit too old for Winter Wonderland then get merry in the middle of one of London's biggest roundabouts. Hot Dinners ventured in to investigate.
While it's definitely strange to realise you're
Possibly the most perfect winter pop-up is heading to Old Street station from October. Blondies Kitchen Milk and Cookie Pop-Up Bar will combine the gooiest cookies with a range of special milk for the ultimate comfort food. Cookies on offer are:
It's already been lavished with glowing reviews - now there's even more reason to visit Alex Jackson's lovely Hoxton restaurant Sardine: on the last Monday of every month they'll be laying on a proper Gallic feast.
Each event will feature a particular French recipe or special occasion, starting on Monday 26th September with a classic Bouillabaisse night. Alex and team have adapted a recipe from the doyenne of
Backed by Stevie Parle this new neighbourhood spot mixes Med charm with smoke and fire
The daddies of hipster ramen have a new gaff - we went to check it out.
If you're a sushi fan you may be interested to learn that a new company is setting itself up to challenge the likes of Itsu and Wasabi. Maki started out as a streetfood stall before launching with a store near Spitalfields and they've just opened up their second store in Shoreditch.
The company was founded by two Scottish brothers Antony and Daniel Woodcock and say they're the only sushi chain to have trained sushi chefs in every store hand-rolling all sushi. And their
We take a visit to Santo Remedio, a new Mexican restaurant in Shoreditch finally bringing some authentic Mexican cuisine to London.
Old Street continues to attract new and interesting restaurants this year. Following on from Hill & Szrok and news of Sardine opening in May, comes Enoteca Da Luca. This is the latest launch from the Enoteca restaurant group which
A protégé of Stevie Parle is promising to bring a taste of the Mediterranean to Old Street this summer. Sardine - a name which had originally been linked to Parle's last restaurant - is opening in an annexe next to the Parasol art gallery.
Here's what we know about it:
It'll be open all day - from breakfast through to supper
The meat and fish will be from the
Now soft launched in the City, Urban Coterie is the latest offering from Anthony Demetre, previously best known for Arbutus in Soho. He's joined up with Head Chef Martin Zahumensky for a seasonal British menu at the top of the M by Montcalm at Old Street (the building with the perspective that makes you feel you've gone slightly mad - you'll know if you've seen it).
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