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.
If you've been looking for a new place to get some decent barbecue (not quite as prevalent as it was a few years back), then this pop-up at London Fields Brewery could be just the thing. It sees Prairie Fire BBQ serving up food for their taproom in a six-month residency with their Kansas-City-style barbecue. They've popped up all over town before now - and you may also have caught them at Mercato
Neil Rankin turns his barbecue expertise to his second temper restaurant. But while the first was about meat and tacos, this is all about curries cooked on open flames using creative ingredients, and there’ll be 20 different types of gin for you to sample too…
Jamie Oliver now has two Barbecoa restaurants in London - we went to check them out.
24/10/16 - updated with opening date
If you've been to Street Feast and tried SMOKESTAK's amazing food - you'll know just how big a deal it is that they've announced their first restaurant opening in Shoreditch.
The whole thing is the brainchild of David Carter, who used to run front of house at Gordon Ramsay at Claridges and Roka. In fact Hot Dinners can lay claim to being pretty much the
There's no arguing that the move to the City has brought with it a very big change for Pitt Cue - and one that's very much for the better. However, the original Pitt Cue in Soho had A LOT of fans, many who were more than a little sad when the source of some of the best pulled pork in London disappeared.
But mourn no longer - for Little
They're known pretty well for their jerky (which you can buy online) and also a pop-up shop in Islington, but now Texas Joes have found a permanent home in Bermondsey.
You can expect Texan-style BBQ, all smoked over oak supplied by the venerable London Log Company in their huge rotisserie. As for that BBQ? They'll have USDA beef brisket, beef prime rib and pork shoulder, as well as mutton shoulder and ribs.They're on a mission to make mutton - a traditional
Pitt Cue Co. moves to the City and changes significantly
Pitt Cue has grown up and landed in MUCH bigger digs in the City. We head along to see what else has changed.
Updated 4/10 with details of the menu.
We loved the Lockhart (particularly that cornbread) so it's very good news today as we hear that the people behind The Lockhart are expanding things - bringing Brad Mc Donald into Soho. They're setting up Shotgun in Kingly Street - an area which has a lot of interesting foodie developments (
While it's fair to say that we're pretty pumped up about the upcoming new opening by Lockhart's Brad McDonald, Shotgun, the downstairs bar at the original restaurant in Marylebone being created by Matt Whiley (Peg + Patriot) also sounds the business.
Showdown takes Brad's approach to the food at The Lockhart, giving American classics a similar
There's no slowing down the barbecue trend in London as another restaurant will soon be smoking all sorts of meat in Shoreditch. This time it's Red's True Barbecue, which has a number of restaurants in the north (Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham, Headingly), and this is their first in London.
The menu will be the same as in their other restaurants with some fairly outlandish dishes on the menu. Like the "Ox Cheek Bone Luge" - 8 hour smoked
For folks in E17, there's a new local BBQ opportunity as Bristol fave Grillstock warms up for their upcoming festival with a brand new smokehouse. It's the first time they've come to London and they've already opened the doors in Walthamstow.
At the new venue, you can expect a soundtrack and design inspired by their festivals (more of that below) and a mix of booths and communal tables. As
Only a few steps from this writer's flat, the original Smokehouse has been a huge hit and part of a group of restaurants that has been bringing quality back to the Islington food scene. Now, after launching Bad Egg in the City, Neil Rankin and Noble Inns have set sights on Chiswick as the first place