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.
Some London restaurants have taken lockdown as an opportunity to refine or rework their offering. And that's exactly what's happened with the Barrafina on Drury Lane. In an announcement made yesterday, they revealed that the restaurant will reopen next month 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 just
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.
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.
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
The Adam Handling restaurants may be closed, but the chef has just launched his new "at home" service called "Hame" in case you're suffering from chicken butter withdrawal symptoms (we love his chicken butter - you can see it above).
it won't be served hot - but everything will be fully prepared and ready to cook, with full instructions (including videos) on how to finish
We've already seen that many restaurants are becoming shops during the current lockdown, and the latest to join them is The Oystermen. They may be based right in the heart of London in Covent Garden - but they're delivering across the capital too.
And it's quite the offering. There's a large range of fish, meat veg and quite the impressive deli and grocery range which includes everything from a harissa nut mix to their
Gizzi Erskine's latest fun project is a three-month popup taking over the old Asia de Cuba site at the St Martin's Lane hotel. Here's what she's serving up.
The famed pastry chef goes cronut-free in Covent Garden, with pies, pithiviers and puddings on the menu. We take a look.
The next opening from Dominique Ansel won't be all about the Cronut - but there will be a lot of pastry involved (and a more traditional bakery downstairs).
This new all-day cafe in Seven Dials aims to be an "east meets west fusion café".
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