5 Things You Need to Eat in London This WeekBy Alicia Grimshaw
There’s so many foodie treats on offer this time of year in London; new special dishes, afternoon tea and, of course, new openings. Here’s 5 things we think you simply cannot miss in the capital this week:
What: The Perception at W London has launched a new breakfast menu served in the W Lounge, complete with floor-to-ceiling views over Soho’s iconic Wardour Street. The menu features a mix of indulgent dishes as well as traditional and twisted breakfast staples.
Why: The newly launched à la carte menu features delicious twists on the almighty egg; prepared fried with mozzarella, basil and sourdough, or poached and served on a waffle with smoked ham and melting cheddar cheese. For the purists, the breakfast staple equally comes boiled, scrambled, as an omelette or a Benedict with lashings of freshly-made hollandaise sauce. A vibrant chia seed breakfast bowl with almond milk, banana, hemp seeds and dried fruit and a hot bowl of quinoa, tender broccoli and sweet potato with a ginger yoghurt dressing are on offer for the virtuous breakfast crowd.
Where: The Perception at W London, 10 Wardour St., W1D 6QF
What: Forget plastic chairs, greasy spoon caffs and dreary interiors, Feast Canteen has reinvented the ‘canteen’ concept and dialled it up a notch. Just opened, Feast Canteen has taken the unused, uninspiring food court in Hammersmith Kings Mall and transformed it into a slick canteen for the modern age.
Why: With no other food line-up like it in West London, Feast Canteen has Made of Dough dishing out the finest pizza, Sinchow serving healthy rice paper rolls, Patty & Bun knocking up their legendary burgers, Breddos Tacos offering their renowned tacos, and Salvation Noodles making authentic Vietnamese noodles with a modern twist. Each of the restaurants have taken the top dishes from their menus as well as adding some new additions. Deliveroo is also be providing a host of new home delivery options to Hammersmith and its surrounding areas in West London.
Where: Kings Mall, King Street, Hammersmith, W6 9HW
What: Executive Chef Russell Ford at 108 Pantry has created a new English Country Garden Afternoon Tea, designed to encapsulate an idyllic English country garden setting. Available from Thursday (1st March), the afternoon tea captures the essence of the new season with a menu which takes inspiration from authentic British cuisine and embraces the four British seasons, using ever changing seasonal ingredients.
Why: Highlights of the Spring English Country Garden afternoon tea include; coronation chicken tartlet, smoked salmon served on Guinness bread; poppy seed and orange blossom and plain homemade scones all served with Devonshire clotted cream, rhubarb jam and orange curd. Sweets include; lavender panna cotta served with sparkling wine jelly and chocolate and rose opera cake.
Where: 108 Marylebone Lane, London W1U 2QE
What: The Street Feast team are transforming an 86-year old former covered market into a twinkly feasting arena, complete with fantastic food, brilliant booze and South East London vibes. The epic indoor space – featuring an arched rainbow roof, two mezzanine levels and a massive ground floor area – is opening on Friday (2nd March).
Why: Woolwich Market will house an eight-strong line-up of some of London’s best street food traders serving grub from all over the globe. Say hello to Street Feast favourites Yum Bun, Yumplings, Burger & Beyond and INK alongside four big new names: Salt Shed, HENhaus, Lava Bar (from the team behind You Doughnut) and local Woolwich hero, Rust Bucket Pizza Co. Great food needs great booze, and Woolwich Market has plenty of options; start downstairs at Market Bar for killer cocktails and craft beers, find a candlelit corner at Street Vin for all our favourite wines, choose from a menu of boozy botanicals at Gin Kitchen then sink a Frozen Pina Colada at Rumhole.
Where: Plumstead Road, London SE18 7BZ
What: Jason Atherton’s Japanese izakaya-style restaurant, Sosharu has introduced a new menu. Executive Chef Alex Craciun’s menu has been designed to make dining at Sosharu a more accessible experience, while still showcasing top quality produce and innovative cooking techniques.
Why: The all-day offering is divided into seven different sections; Raw, Chilled, Warm, Tempura, with highlights including; Scottish salmon with burnt lemon and sesame; Devon crab, bitter leaves, blood orange, pickled wakame, kombu and a shiro miso dressing; soft shell crab tempura temaki, with sushi rice, spice tomato, avocado and wasabi and ramen of Chashu pork belly with mushrooms and cabbage. For £65 per person, experience the ‘Taste of Sosharu’ menu, a nine-course feast designed for sharing, which includes dishes from the menu and special plates prepared exclusively.
Where: 64 Turnmill Street, London, EC1M 5RR