5 Things You Need to Eat in London This WeekBy Alicia Grimshaw
There’s so many new foodie treats on offer in London this July; burgers (and vegan burgers), new fancy eateries, the rise of ‘frango’ in London, and if that’s no enough, German sausages. Here’s 5 things you need to eat in the capital this week and why…
What: ICHIBUNS has launched a new menu consisting of hot dishes from Brendan Fong, formerly Head Chef at Sydney’s acclaimed Mr Wong, and a cold ICHI-style sushi selection from third generation sushi master Endo Kazutoshi.
Why: Joining the famous cheeseburger harumaki on the bites menu is the new dynamite shrimp coated in spicy sauce and lime, served with wasabi mayo. The signature ICHIBUN Burger – made with 100% British 30 day aged Wagyu beef – is served with caramelised onion, American cheese and ICHI-burger sauce, served on a unique house-made sake yeast bun and heads up the new, streamlined burger selection, beside Grandma’s matzo-meal crusted fish fillet burger and the veggie burger; Brendan’s homage to the vegetarian ‘Dude Food’ movement made with a tempura vegetable patty, miso braised mushroom, lettuce and yuzu kosho aioli.
Where: ICHIBUNS, 22 Wardour Street, London W1D 6QH
What: Stokey Bears has opened its second site in Haggerston! Following on from the Stoke Newington original, the new site features the classic Stokey Bears line up of burgers, beats, and booze, including a new vegan menu, exclusive to the new site.
Why: The menu features all the signature items that have made the Stoke Newington original one of the neighbourhood’s favourite burger hang outs, including the show-stopping Grizzly Bear topped with double oak-smoked bacon and bacon jam; the classic Burger Bear cheese burger; the Angry Bear, doused in the Rib Man’s Holy F**K hot sauce and helluvapino relish; and, finally – not for the faint hearted – the Triple Threat, which combines all three into one epic stacked burger. All Stokey Bears’ beef burgers are made fresh from 100% grass-fed Sussex beef courtesy of Flock and Herd butchers in Peckham.
Where: 480 Kingsland Road, London, E8 4AE
What: The team behind Kitty Fisher’s in Mayfair are opening their second restaurant, Cora Pearl, at 30 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden on Tuesday (10th July).
Why: Snacks such as shrimp Newburg and a pig jowl and Montgomery cheese toastie sit alongside starters including leek heart with smoked eel and quail with baby gem and coolea. Main courses – a comforting fish stew, or confit pork belly with smoked quince and brill and devilled crab – complement daily specials. The menu also features desserts such as wild strawberry, earl grey ice cream and frozen sablé, and coffee, cardamom cake and milk sorbet.
Where: 30 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, WC2E 8NA
What: Bringing a type of Portuguese cooking yet to be authentically explored in London, Casa do Frango specialises in regional Algarvian-style piri piri chicken ‘frango’ cooked over wood charcoal using traditional techniques. And to celebrate the new opening, the restaurant are offering 50% off the food bill from 11th July until 18th July.
Why: Alongside frango, the menu showcases regional charcuterie, cheeses, seafood, salads and desserts. Starters to share include dishes such as grilled chorizo, and simple flavoursome salads such as Salada Montanheira of tomatoes, onions, cucumbers and peppers, and sides like Arroz Africano, a rice dish that highlights Portugal’s close ties to Africa. A signature portion ‘dose de Frango’ of chicken from the grill, an octopus rice, and grilled vegetables in piri piri option make up the mains, and for dessert, Portugal’s most famous sweet Pasteis de Nata are available.
Where: 32 Southwark Street, London SE1 1TU
What: A decade on since London embraced the first ever Herman ze German, the sausage shop is heading West to open its fourth location in White City on July 12th. And a new opening, means a soft launch offer: Herman Ze German will be dishing up 50% off food for seven days only.
Why: Herman ze German White City will serve its famous and authentic German wurst, carefully sourced from the Black Forest. A full menu including Bockwurst, Bratwurst, Chilli Wurst, Vegan Wurst and, of course, Herman’s signature Currywrust are all up for grabs. Made by their trusty family butcher, using only the finest ingredients, all wursts are gluten and lactose-free, grilled to perfection and served with toppings of choice including sauerkraut, gherkins, and crispy onions.
Where: Unit 6, Westworks, White City Place, 195 Wood Lane London, W12 7FQ