• St John brings back its bacon sandwich

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    It was a casualty of the various lockdowns but the good news is that, from today, the St John bacon sandwich is back. One of London's top ways to start the day has returned to the menu at St John Bread and Wine in Spitalfields and will be available for takeaway there every day of the week

    But that's not all the good news we have from Fergus Henderson because they've also reverted the bar area at St John Smithfield back to

  • New Spitalfields matcha bar Jenki will serve Flat Greens by day and cocktails by night

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    If your personal path to foodie enlightenment comes from embracing everything green, then the arrival of JENKI in Spitafields this week is for you. This new matcha bar is aiming to convert London's coffee lovers to the health (and taste) benefits of all things matcha.

    Certainly it looks like they're going to switch things up on the beverages front with everything from Rose and Collagen Latte, Black Tahini and

  • Delicious Pho comes to Spitalfields via Canada

    Delicious Pho comes to Spitalfields via Canada 

    We've seen a lot of US restaurant imports over the past few years (like Eggslut) but not many (if any) from their northern neighbour Canada (at least until they decide to open a Tim Hortons over here). But that's changing with the launch of Delicious Pho. They're opening in Spitalfields, taking over an old Byron site. 

    The pho restaurant comes from Chau Tran, who first opened in

  • Andina returns - the Peruvian restaurant finds a new home in Spitalfields

    Andina returns - the Peruvian restaurant finds a new home in Spitalfields 

    10/5/21 - updated with opening details. 

    Last year, Peruvian restaurant Andina (from the same people behind Ceviche) ended up in the position of having to find a new location. In a passionate Facebook post they announced the news: "We

  • Marugame Udon picks Spitalfields for its London noodle expansion

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    Updated 24/3/21 with opening date and more info

    It seems the pandemic isn't stopping plans for big new openings in London. Among them will be the huge Japanese udon noodle chain Marugame Udon which has taken a site just opposite Liverpool Street. 

    The restaurant is all about Sanuki Udon, popular in the Kagawa Prefecture of Japan (and the name Sanaki was what Kagawa was called in the

  • The best food delivery & takeaway restaurants in Shoreditch, Spitalfields and The City


    Trying to work out what you fancy when it comes to food delivery in Shoreditch? We're here to help you choose some of the best.  

  • St John are offering a new pie service during lockdown

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    Updated 12/2/21 with more menu details

    If you're looking for silver linings in these incredibly uncertain times we're in, then we think we can provide you with some of that. St John may, like every other London restaurant, have shut up shop but they've got something rather special up their sleeve.

    They're now offering an at-home pie service during Lockdown. As they say "In these extraordinary times, we too are embarking on something a

  • Hoshi street food finds a permanent home in Spitalfields

    Hoshi street food finds a permanent home in Spitalfields 

    You may have come across Hoshi before. They've been popping up at Kerb and a number of markets across town, serving up what they dub 'Asian-inspired' street food. Now, as lockdown restrictions are slowly lifted, they're getting ready to open a permanent place in Spitalfields.

    The permanent restaurant is billed as fresh fast food and is primarily a takeaway spot. The menu is mainly a create-your-own affair.

  • Poppies Spitalfields is back doing chip butties and battered sausages

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    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

  • Gunpowder Spitalfields are starting a delivery service with some of their greatest hits

    Gunpowder Spitalfields are starting a delivery service with some of their greatest hits

    They've been closed since Lockdown but the much-loved Gunpowder is making a return to Spitalfields for a new delivery and collection service. They've reformatted some of their best dishes for delivery, including the Karawari soft shell crab and their lamb chops are being repurposed into a curry. Alongside these will be some weekly specials and drinks will also be available for

  • Mambow is a new "Mama's Kitchen" in Spitalfields - serving bowl food by day and becoming a supperclub by night

    Mambow is a new "Mama's Kitchen" in Spitalfields - serving bowl food by day and becoming a supperclub by nightThis Spitalfields restaurant is primarily an all-day affair inspired by the owner's upbringing in Singapore and Malaysia. There will be bowl food during the day and supperclubs themed around global cuisine in the evening. 

  • Test Driving Bubala - a Hot Dinners readers' favourite in Spitalfields

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    This plant-based restaurant in Spitalfields is a big hit with Hot Dinners readers - we went to find out why.

  • Hawksmoor bring in a new cocktail list and Spitalfields gets new bar snacks too

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    One easy recommendation for a great bar in London has always been the downstairs bar at Hawksmoor Spitalfields. Now, for the first time in nearly a decade, they've brought in a completely new cocktail list.

    The 26 new drinks, many of which we tried on a preview the other week, capitalise on Hawksmoor’s second win for Best International Restaurant Bar at the prestigious Tales of the Cocktail awards in New Orleans earlier this year.

    Behind the

  • Earthling Ed's Unity Diner moves to a bigger Spitalfields site

    Unity diner opens in Wentworth Street in SpitalfieldsVegan activist Earthling Ed's Unity Diner is moving on to bigger things - leaving the original Hoxton Market premises for a larger site in Spitlafields. But the full plant-based menu is the same. 

  • Dumpling Shack are opening Fen Noodles hand-pulled noodle bar in Spitalfields

    Dumpling Shack are opening Fen Noodles hand-pulled noodle bar in Spitalfields

    In Spitalfields Market, Dumpling Shack are already doing very nicely in The Kitchens - the mini food hall there in the middle of the market. They've got a reputation as producing some of the best dumplings in London, after all. Now they're about to grow, taking over the space next door to launch Fen


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