5 Things You Need to Eat in London This WeekBy Claudine Levy
Looking for delicious things to eat and drink in London this week? From a new opening to a limited-edition dish, here’s 5 ideas for places to indulge in the capital:
The Lowdown: A fresh take on healthy lunches has arrived in Spitalfields. The Salad Project centres customer experience and enjoyment above all else, ensuring that each guest can fully customise their salads from start to finish.
Eat and Drink: Guests are invited to build their bowl as they move along the central salad bar, selecting The Base; that includes quinoa, rice, kale, rocket and more, customers then move over to select The Toppings from the extensive menu which includes parsley, apples, chargrilled broccoli caramelised red onions, sweet potatoes and others. The Headliners, of which 90% are warm for a more enjoyable salad, create the focus of the meal and here customers can add burrata, salmon, and other delicious morsels.
Where: The Fruit and Wool Exchange, 66 Brushfield Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6AG
The Lowdown: To celebrate their re-opening and welcome back guests, each week from Monday to Wednesday, Heddon Yokocho will offer a special Ramen of the Week for just £8.
Eat and Drink: Throughout the summer Heddon Yokocho will work through its vibrant and flavour filled menu that explores the delicious differences in regional Japanese ramen, one bowl at a time.To name just a few coming up over the next couple of weeks. The Yokocho: a soy-based chicken and pork broth ramen with slices of BBQ pork and topped with menma bamboo shoots, naruto fish cake, whole nitamago egg &andnori seaweed; and Sapporo Miso: a deep and flavourful miso-based chicken and pork broth ramen, with BBQ pork belly, minced pork, pak choi, nitamago egg, & nori seaweed. Finally, Vegan Napoli:a tomato-based ramen with grilled tomato & mushroom topped with basil and vegan cheese.
Where: 8 Heddon St, London W1B 4BU
The Lowdown: Soho’s inimitable dining destination La Bodega Negra has reopened with a new Head Chef Gustavo Giallonardo at the helm and a modernised Mexican menu. Gustavo as created a modern Mexican food offering, in keeping with La Bodega Negra’s ethos of using the freshest, in-season produce whilst reinventing Mexican cuisine for the contemporary palate.
Eat and Drink: Highlights include Scallop tiradito with serrano, aguachile and kolrhabi; Taco al pastor, pineapple pico de gallo and salsa verde; Pork chop with pasilla negra salsa and sweet potato; and a Black mole quesadilla with truffle, Monterey cheese and salsa verde’. Any Mexican cuisine gastronome will know the expertise and superior technique employed in to perfecting a mole, and Gustavo Giallonardo’s unique black truffle mole blends chilli, sesame, peanuts, chocolate, pumpkin seeds, dried grapes, and truffle, amongst other ingredients, to excite the taste buds. The full menu is available in the main restaurant whilst Upstairs at La Bodega offers a smaller selection of dishes.
Where: 16 Moor St, London W1D 5AP
The Lowdown: Tandoor Chop House has welcomed Tom Cenci,current resident chef at Stoney Street, to take to the tandoor alongside naan master Kundan Singh.
Eat and Drink: Landing on the menu Thursday 1st Julyfor just two months, Tom’s naan features: Confit duck leg, served with spring onion, chives and green chill, finished with peanut brittle, pink peppercorns and a miso caramel. Throughout the collaboration, £1 from every dish will be donated to Beder – a charity working to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention.
Where: 8 Adelaide Street, Covent Garden, WC2N 4HZ
The Lowdown: PAUL Bakery has launched its new Afternoon Tea Selection featuring both sweet and savoury creations, all lovingly handcrafted by the master bakers at PAUL.
Eat and Drink: Enjoy freshly prepared artisan brioche sandwiches including ham and cheese; tomato, mozzarella and pesto; and chicken salad; delicate pâtisserie
Where: Order online