Asma Khan's restaurant finally gets to open the doors of its much larger new space - we went along to try one of their tasting menus.
If there's one thing we know makes 2020 better, it's baked goods. So news of a three-month cookie popup in Covent Garden is already making up happy.
Floozie Cookie is a passion project by pastry chef Kimberly Lin who's worked everywhere from Claridge’s and The Savoy to Dominique Ansel Bakery. "The way you hold a cookie before that first bite, the variety of texture, the temperature, it can bring such joy,” explains
26/11/20 - updated with new soft launch details
As it reaches its 10th anniversary, Dishoom is going back to the beginning, with a big change to its original Covent Garden restaurant. The smallest of the group, it's about to get a lot bigger as they've taken over the space left behind by the
After huge success with the original restaurant in Carnaby, Asma Khan is relocating Darjeeling Express to Covent Garden. As well as a bigger space, there will also be a deli and a new incubator programme.
Fans of patisserie Arôme, which popped up for a while in Soho, will be pleased to hear that the artisan bakery is about to get its first permanent spot.
They'll be opening next month in The Yards development in Covent Garden. The huge new 2,000 sq ft store on Mercer street will have a glass wall into its open kitchen, showing you the patisserie chefs at work.
On the menu you'll find their signature cakes and pastries,
This new Covent Garden Italian sees top chef Paul Robinson inspired by Northern Italy from the nduja pizzas for breakfast through to hand-rolled pasta for dinner.
It's all change for the restaurant at The Henrietta in Covent Garden, We've already talked about the return of the very Christmassy Miracle pop-up, but there's also a change to their restaurant, which is relaunching as Da Henrietta.
That will now be headed up by Italian Supper
5/10/20 - Updated with menu details
Some London restaurants took lockdown as an opportunity to refine or rework their offering and that's exactly what's happened with the Barrafina on Drury Lane. They have revealed that the restaurant is reopening as Barrafina Mariscos. As the name suggests, it'll now serve up an almost exclusively seafood menu - with a focus on fish from British and Spanish waters.
We've been wondering
You know things are getting back to a kind of normal when special collaborations appear in restaurants again - and this one should make a trip to Soho or Covent Garden well worth it.
This new creation is from grime artist Big Zuu, who is also a self-taught chef and made his culinary name with a show on Dave, Big Zuu’s Big Eats, where he heads all over the country cooking for comedians. He filmed one of the
New Orleans chef Slade Rushing has moved to London to open Louie in the old L'atelier de Joel Robuchon site in Covent Garden, joining forces with Parisian powerhouse restaurant group Paris Society.
Instagram fave Bubblewrap are unveiling a new store, this time in the heart of Covent Garden. Expect all the popular flavours and some special exclusives for the new store too.
Next up on the home delivery front is popular Covent Garden restaurant Frenchie - who are kicking off delivery this weekend.
Most importantly, this means that you can order chef Greg Marchand's amazing bacon scones and have them delivered right to your door (three for £12) or the alternative goat's cheese scone, if you fancy.
Otherwise, it's a set menu affair with three courses -
While there aren't that many people working in central London during the lockdown, other than key workers, some great restaurants are still delivering to those living in the centre of town. We round up the best.
Adam Handling's Hame delivery service includes some of his much-loved signature dishes (yes, there is chicken butter). We give it a try.
We are seeing rather a lot of restaurants making their return to London right now. And next up are the hugely popular Din Tai Fung in Covent Garden.
It's delivery only, of course, so you won't be able to see the artists at work creating the xiao long bao dumplings (it's so soothing - we could watch that for ages) and indeed, it doesn't seem that the soup dumplings available at
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