10 Things You Need to Eat in London This WeekBy Mayola Fernandes
Another week, another chance to fill your boots at some of London’s best restaurants. From new menus to special offers, here’s the best bites you need to try in the capital this week. Happy feasting:
What: Bespoke Ice Cream Sundaes
The Lowdown: With the weather warming up for summer, it’s the perfect time for ice cream! Relax in London’s oasis of luxury, The Garden Terrace at The Landmark London, while indulging in a delicious variety of ice cream sundaes. The bespoke ice cream bike has an ice cream expert at hand, who will be delighted to help you choose from five delicious flavours, from classic Peach Melba to Banana Split. What are you waiting for?
Where: 222 Marylebone Rd, Marylebone, London NW1 6JQ
What: Sushi-Making Masterclasses at Andaz London
The Lowdown: Authentic Japanese restaurant Miyako, located at the 5* Andaz London Liverpool Street, has launched a series of monthly sushi and sake experience masterclasses. Designed to take guests on an authentic culinary journey into the art of sushi making, the classes are led by Japanese-born Head Chef Kosei Sakamoto. If you want to get involved their next masterclass is on Saturday 20th July.
Where: Andaz London, 40 Liverpool St, London EC2M 7QN
What: Delicious Italian small plates, such as grilled radicchio with cote hill blue cheese, lemon, olive oil.
The Lowdown: A day-to-night drinking and dining space has just launched in the heart of Shoreditch. Celebrating the best of British produce and the culinary traditions of London’s Mediterranean community, Spelzini is inspired by the culture of social eating and drinking. Expect simple, quick and affordable dishes all day: from gastronomic sandwiches to gluten-free chickpea flour pizzas, pastas and salads, they’ve got something for everyone.
Where: 154-158 Shoreditch High St, Hackney, London E1 6HU
What: Green Tortelli with spinach, mushrooms, ricotta cheese and truffle.
The Lowdown: Al Dente, located at the heart of Fitzrovia, are offering freshly hand-crafted Green Tortelli filled with ricotta cheese and truffle. This Thursday, order your plate of pasta and get a free Spritz to celebrate Al Dente’s 1st birthday.
Where: Al Dente, 51 Goodge Street, Fitzrovia, W1T 1TG
What: Mediterranean Chicago-style deep dish pizza at Japes
The Lowdown: Fancy a pizza? Try Japes, who serve up delicious deep, golden crunchy crust topped with the finest Italian mozzarella, then halloumi, feta & goats cheese, mozzarella, peppers, cherry tomato, red onions, as well as their homemade tomato sauce. Their method protects the ingredients from direct heat, helping them cook slowly and retain their best texture and flavour.
Where: 22-25 Dean Street, Soho, London, W1D 3RY
What: Korean BBQ at Yanji BBQ
The Lowdown: Yanji BBQ offers great tasting authentic Korean barbecue located on Bethnal Green Road, in the heart of Shoreditch. They serve an authentic yet varied selection of starters, skewers, BBQ plates and main dishes. Alongside the BBQ skewers, dishes include king prawn skewers, Kimchi pancake, homemade dumplings, spicy stir-fried pork belly with kimchi, spare beef ribs in clear broth, hot pot sausage with tofu and Korean style cold noodle soup.
Where: 153 Bethnal Green Road, E2 7DG, London
Price: Skewers of 2 from £1.50
What: Homemade tagliolini with Girolle mushrooms and stracciatella cheese and pizza with Girolle mushrooms, mozzarella and tomato sauce.
Where: 19 Berkeley Street, Mayfair, W1J 8ED
What: Linda McCartney’s x Big Easy Texan Vegan Corn ‘Not Dog’
The Lowdown: Introducing Linda McCartney’s X Big Easy Texan Vegan ‘Not Dog’. This tasty treat is a reimagining of the classic Corn Dog and sees seriously succulent Linda McCartney’s vegetarian sausages dipped in corn batter and deep fried to a golden brown, fully loaded with smoky BBQ sauce, tangy chilli jam and topped with crispy onions in a soft bun. Lip-smacking taste, that’s 100% vegan and also Big Easy’s first EVER vegan dish. Only available until 21st July!
Price: £8, with £1 from every sale donated to The Trussell Trust. On National Hot Dog Day (17th July), the first 50 ordered at each venue will be free!
Where: Big Easy restaurants in Chelsea, Covent Garden and Canary Wharf.
What: Nicoise salad with organic soft boiled egg butterhead lettuce, tuna and olive oil
The Lowdown: Executive Chef Guillaume Gillan, protégé of the late Joël Robuchon, brings exceptionally executed European dishes with a distinctly British slant to the renowned restaurant on the 37th floor. What’s more, cocktail connoisseurs and evening pleasure seekers can flock to the 38th floor bar and 39th floor rooftop terrace for an escape from the buzz of city life.
Where: 40 Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, London E14 9TP
What: Kricket’s very first kids menu
The Lowdown: To mark the arrival of the school summer holidays, Kricket has just launched its first children’s menu at its Television Centre restaurant. Famed for creating Indian-inspired dishes using the best of seasonal British ingredients, Kricket’s children’s menu will offer a selection of toned-down dishes, still Indian in essence but more accessible for younger taste buds. The menu will feature adaptations on Kricket’s classic snacks such as the Keralan Fried Chicken, served with fresh ketchup and curry leaf mayonnaise and a mild, fragrant Chicken Butter Masala.
When: The children’s menu is now available 7 days a week at all times.
Where: Kricket, Television Centre, 101 Wood Ln, White City, London W12 7FR