Top 5: Delicious Things You Need to Eat This WeekBy Angelica Malin
Time is precious, London, don’t waste it. Here’s 5 things you need to eat this week in the capital:
What: Bourne & Hollingsworth Buildings, Clerkenwell’s relaxed all-day hang-out, is launching a brand new weekend brunch party on Saturday 21st February. Available from 10am- 4pm Saturday and Sunday, the B & H Brunch combines fresh English dishes with delicious bottomless cocktails, creating a relaxed party atmosphere with a faded stately grandeur backdrop of open fires, trailing plants and light filled spaces.
Where: 42 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HU
Eat: Eggs Benedict and Eggs Royale alongside Drop Scones, Bubble & Squeak, crumpets and preserves. B & H Buildings will be offering a selection of fresh, replenishing brunch cocktails and free refills on classics such as the Bellini and the Bloody Mary.
What: Bulleit and the team behind London Craft Beer Festival have teamed up to launch The Stevedores, a six-week beer and whiskey pop-up in East London. The bar will host a roster of the UK’s finest craft breweries each week, with Bulleit serving up bourbon and rye cocktails inspired by and made for the beers on offer.
Drink: The ‘Boulevardier’, a combination of Bulleit Rye, Sweet Vermouth and Campari, and the twist on a classic ‘The Stout Old Fashioned’ that mixes Bulleit Bourbon with Stout Sugar Reduction, Angostura Bitters & Orange. There’s also live music, showcasing the best of London’s blues, country and folk, with DJ led sets on Friday and Saturday nights.
Where: The Stevedores Beer & Whiskey Bar, The Pickle Factory, The Oval, E2 9DT
What: If you like Caribbean food, you’ll love Flamingos that has just opened in the Yaa Centre in Maida Hill, bringing a taste of authentic New Caribbean Cuisine to West London. Chef Richard Anthony, previously at Mortons and the Rum Kitchen, has created dishes that showcase the best of Caribbean cuisine – rich in spice and flavour, and presenting a modern face whilst respecting tradition.
Where: The Yaa Centre, 1 Chippenham Mews, Maida Vale, London, W9 2AN
Eat: Try the jerk chicken wings and curried mutton served with rice (£7.90). There are also salads – a chicken Caesar salad served with jerk chicken, and a superfood salad made with avocado and sweet potato – and sweet potato fries, plantain, mac & cheese and dumplings.
What: To celebrate Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, Pho has russled up something extra special. This Thursday, 19th February is the first day of Tet, the Vietnamese New Year, and while our British New Year is a time to cut back on food and booze after Christmas, Tet is the opposite: a time to celebrate with delicious food.
Eat: To honour the New Year, Pho is launching a limited-edition Tet pho, an indulgent noodle soup made with pulled brisket beef; enoki, shiitake & button mushrooms; and a creamy egg yolk in homemade bone beef stock.
Where: It will be available from the 19th to the 23rd of February at all Pho branches.
What: Bó Drake offers East Asian BBQ dishes beside New Mexican options inspired by the US Korean and Mexican BBQ street food revolution, all using Great British produce where possible with an emphasis on smoking and pickling cooking methods. It’s set to be really, really big.
Eat: Think Brisket Bao with mustard barbecue sauce and pickled cucumber (£9), Bo Ssam with smoked pulled pork, kimchi and lettuce (£12) and Korean lamb cutlets with nashi pear (£13). Alongside a drinks list of innovative cocktails, wine and a selection of craft beers.
Where: 6 Greek Street, London W1D