10 Things You Need to Eat in London This WeekBy Angelica Malin
In need of some dining inspiration? About Time to the rescue. Discover 10 of the best things to eat in the capital this week, from fresh menus and collaborations to delicious new restaurants. Don’t say we don’t treat you:
What: In the heart of Fitzrovia comes Crudo, a new casual dining and grab-and-go concept bringing the vibrant flavours of Latin American ceviche to London.
The Lowdown: At Crudo, you can design your own ceviche bowls as well as choosing from a menu of tantalising options. Crudo will be offering a fast and healthy option with a flavoursome and affordable menu. The menu includes 3 signature ceviche bowls – the ‘Clasico’ bowl is a base of quinoa, topped with seabass marinated in a classic leche de tigre sauce and topped with sweet potato, Andean chilli, Peruvian toasted corn and plantain chips. They also have a Nikkei signature ceviche bowl as well as a vegan bowl featuring chickpeas. Alongside their signature bowls, the menu will allow you to build your own ceviche bowl allowing you to choose your base, protein, leche de tigre sauce and toppings. Delicious.
Where: 35 Riding House Street, London, W1W 7EA
What: Discover Ella Canta’s Flavours of Freedom menu, with delicious dishes such as spicy shrimp broth, coriander, lime, Guacamole tostada and lime granite, pomegranate and basil.
The Lowdown: Curated by esteemed Chef Martha Ortiz, the menu comes as an ode to Mexico’s Independence Day in 1810 – bringing creations that represent the fearless colours of liberty. The menu also marks the celebration of Ella Canta’s second anniversary. Available until 21st September, the Flavours of Freedom menu takes guests on a culinary journey, with unique dishes such as La joya del chile en nogada con su tatuaje barroco, which is the jewel of traditional Mexican cooking.
Price: The menu can be requested à la carte, with the three individual main dishes priced separately: or as a set menu with the extra elements included for £46
Where: One Hamilton Place, Park Ln, Mayfair, London W1J 7QY
What: Adam Handling Chelsea, the most recent opening from the renowned restaurateur, is launching a luxury, all-you-can-eat Sunday Lunch experience this September.
The Lowdown: Located inside the iconic Belmond Cadogan Hotel, the restaurant’s new lunch offering has been designed by Adam to draw on the building’s illustrious heritage. Adam has taken its history and used it to inspire a quintessentially British, luxurious feast that will transform your family Sundays. The menu focuses on the very best of British produce, complete with free-flowing drinks packages – the feast includes a smoked salmon counter, a cold counter with British charcuterie and salads and a delicious a la carte menu featuring Beef Wellington, haddock and roast pork belly.
Price: £75 per person, free-flowing drinks from £25 per person additional
When: 12-5pm on Sundays
Where: 75 Sloane St, Chelsea, London SW1X 9SG
What: Join the ultimate interactive brunch at The Little Yellow Door, who have just introduced French Toast Jenga to their Bottomless Brunch menu.
The Lowdown: This playful twist comes complete with giant Jenga shaped pieces of French toast, covered in tiers of toppings including seasonal berries, sour cream, a drizzle of fruit coulis and all topped off with a piping hot chocolate and salted caramel sauce for a serious Saturday treat. Other delights on the Saturday brunch menu include; beetroot cured salmon bagel, pancakes with fried chicken and bacon, truffle cheeseburger and eggs galore.
Price: Brunch dishes from £6.50. Add bottomless Prosecco or House Special punch for only 18.50 extra per person. Add bottomless Pale Fox Prosecco for £40 extra per person.
Where: 6-8 All Saints Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 1HH
What: YAAR, the award-winning British brand behind the UK’s first range of delicious, chilled quark bars, has partnered with popular gluten-free bakery, Beyond Bread to launch The YAAR Bar.
The Lowdown: Based in Fitzrovia, the new pop-up will allow visitors to decorate and personalise their own YAAR bar with a range of tasty toppings including organic toffee, fudge, dark chocolate and much more! Each day, the first 100 customers will receive a free YAAR bar from the range to customise with toppings that complement the core flavours. The YAAR bars will also be topped with Beyond Bread’s signature buttercream and the delectable creations include Cloudberry YAAR bar – a creamy vanilla quark core infused with cloudberries, which are a Nordic floral superfruit, coated in caramel glaze – and Toffee YAAR bar with ilky vanilla quark centre with a heavenly toffee glaze.
Where: 2 Charlotte Place, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 1SB
What: Looking for a new local restaurant? Try modern Italian food with classic regional small plates, freshly made pasta and the original tiramisu at Calici in Belsize Park.
The Lowdown: A new Italian restaurant, bringing the best of traditional, regional Italian food into the 21st century, will be opening its doors in North London’s Belsize Park this Friday. Tapping into the casual dining scene, Calici will offer diners a laid-back dinner location coupled with a sleek and sophisticated wine bar for those who just want to enjoy an evening ‘bicchiere di vino’. Calici will boast a 200-strong wine list brimming with well-known Italian tipples, established varieties and lesser known vinos, including 70 by the glass. The dishes will be inspired by recipes handed down from generation to generation, using a simple number of ingredients – including Tiramisu which will be made according the original creators recipe. Our pick? Try their Mediterranean Charcoal Octopus, Filled fried Gnocchi or Linguine all’Arragosta with Lobster.
Where: Calici, 29 Belsize Lane, Belsize Village, London NW3 5AS
What: Eggslut’s sought after egg sandwiches made with Clarence Court Burford Brown eggs and buns from Bread Ahead Bakery.
The Lowdown: The eggslut concept was born out of fine dining; the practices, techniques and values of the brand come from an understanding that food quality and service are of the utmost importance. Eggslut’s classic menu champions fresh made-to-order eggs on the regs throughout the day, using the highest quality locally sourced ingredients from Clarence Court and Bread Ahead. Nestled in the heart of Notting Hill, it’s the first UK location for the US brand – try the Bacon & Eggs sandwich, it’s out of this world.
Price: Main dishes range from £9-£15
Where: 185 Portobello Rd, Notting Hill, London W11 2ED
What: Mr Lyan and Doug McMaster’s Hoxton restaurant Cub, known widely for its work in sustainability, has announced a collaboration with chef Matthew Scott, previously of Hill & Szrok, 11th – 21st September.
The Lowdown: Matthew Scott, who has 15 years experience in the kitchen, will be creating the menu using ingredients from some of Cub’s classic suppliers, as well as his own, and including several items developed in the Cub Cave, Cub’s newly launched fermentation lab with internationally renowned fermentation expert Dr Johnny Drain. Whilst the menu will be mainly vegetarian he will also be creating one dish using meat sourced from ethically farmed, free range and grass fed animals and using products often seen as waste.
Where: 153 Hoxton Street, N1 6BJ
What: Carluccio’s will be celebrating mushroom season
The Lowdown: There will be mushroom market pop-ups at select sites, with a wide selection of fresh, dried, wild and cultivated mushrooms, stop by to taste street style versions of Antonio’s favourites, and learn about a variety of fresh mushrooms with the guidance of in-house experts. From September through to November, there will be a seasonal mushroom menu, with an array of Antonio’s mushroom dishes at your local Carluccio’s, including Truffle Lasagne and Mushroom Fonduta – mixed mushrooms in a rich taleggio sauce with white truffle oil and garlic. Not to mention the funghi inspired dessert, Bosco Incantato.
Where: Throughout London
What: In celebration of Dominique Ansel Bakery London’s third birthday, three limited edition items from his bakeries in New York and LA will be available for the weekend of the 28th to the 30th of September for the very first time, as well as free “Sweet Surprises” from the bakery team on the day itself: 30th September.
The Lowdown: Three limited edition items from Chef Dominique’s global locations will be available for the first time ever in Europe exclusively at the Belgravia bakery. The three items include Black Truffle Honey Cheesecake, light and silky crème fraîche cheesecake served in its own mini wooden cheese crate, topped with a drizzle of black truffle honey. For something divine, try the Haute Dog – raspberry crème dipped with Valrhona strawberry chocolate, set on soft biscuit à la cuillère “buns” soaked in coconut syrup, topped with passion fruit and crunchy coconut rocher. We also love the Ice-Cream Sundae Religieuse – a double-decker cream puff with two “scoops” filled with Valrhona Caramel caramelised milk chocolate whipped ganache, pistachio ganache and homemade strawberry jam, finished with vanilla ganache and a chocolate “cherry” on top.
Price: All items are priced from £6.50
Where: 17-21 Elizabeth St, Belgravia, London SW1W 9RP