It's time for another change at P Franco, the tiny Clapton wine bar that manages to keep well ahead of London trends with only a few induction hobs to its name. If you're not familiar with them, they switch over chefs every six month or so - each chef completely changing the style of food and really stamping their name on the place. Most recently was Tubo Legier - and all eyes are on him to see what he does
The former Head Chef of Pidgin has moved about half a mile north in Hackney to open this neighbourhood spot with tasting menus, natural wine list and snacks.
Yard Sale Pizza do have a great line in guest pizzas - and the next one they have lined up is definitely worth taking note of. They're teaming up with Matty Matheson - he's the founder of renowned Toronto restaurant Parts & Labour and also the host of host of Vice’s "It’s
If you're not familiar with P Franco, let us enlighten you. Put simply, it's a wine shop and bar in Clapton. But it's one which manages to get some of the brightest up and coming stars in London to be in charge of the food.
Note that we don't say who's "in the kitchen" because P Franco doesn't have one. Instead, there are induction hobs at the end of the large sharing table that dominates the centre of the room.
Like a bit of culture with your chowing down? Well an irregular popup called CurAte (see what they did there?) hits Clapton next week and it sounds worth a punt.
The pair behind it Jenny Barcelos and Anna Beketov describe it as "new initiative that seeks to save souls through a combination of therapeutic visuals, nourishing cuisine and the art of conversation." So the space will showcase emerging artists alongside food by a chef who has been inspired by the
Del 74 is a taqueria in Clapton that seems to be doing everything just right. When various folk on the London restaurant scene recommended it to us, we popped down for a Test Drive.
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Earlier this year, we popped along to check out chef William Gleave's cooking at P Franco, having heard some seriously great buzz about him on the London food grapevine. Now Gleave has moved on and the teeny kitchen he occupied at the back of this Clapton wine bar has a similarly illustrious chef on
When the much-vaunted Tasmanian restaurant Garagistes announced it was closing in Spring this year, folk down under wondered where the respective members of the talented crew would end up. Co owner Katrina Birchmeier moved to NYC to open The Four Horsemen in Brookyn and now Head Chef William Gleave has tipped up in London.
Gleave (pictured above right) has just been announced as the new head chef at P Franco in Clapton. A quick look at a draf menu includes dishes like