5 Things You Need to Eat in London This WeekBy Angelica Malin
Another week, another chance to enjoy the best the capital has to offer. Here’s 5 things you need to eat in London this week:
What: Time flies when you’re banging out the best steak in the business. 10 years ago this month, the grilling experts at The Coal Shed opened their very first restaurant. To celebrate cooking over coal together for a decade, they’re running a generous, limited-time £10 Ribeye steak offer if you book via a special birthday link.
Eat and Drink: For 2 weeks only, The Coal Shed invites its Brighton and London-based pals to enjoy a 300g Lake District 35-day dry-aged Ribeye with a choice of sauce (all of which would usually cost just under £30) for just a tenner a pop. Available every Monday-Thursday from 20th September until 4th October at both restaurants (Brighton and Tower Bridge), the offer can only be claimed through the following birthday booking links here: London and Brighton.
Where: One Tower Bridge, London SE1 2SE and 8 Boyce’s St, Brighton BN1 1AN
What: The internationally renowned Poke House chain, which has amassed fans across Europe including Italy, France, Spain and Portugal, has finally landed in London’s Notting Hill. Visit to experience its notorious Californian soul and Hawaiian taste.
Eat and Drink: The ever-evolving menu includes a core range of house specials selected by public demand. These feature the likes of Sunny Salmon and Spicy Tuna, and not to mention a boatload of specials. Poke House offers an all-day menu for the early risers wanting to kick start the day with good vibes. Dressings are created in-house from a closely guarded secret recipe and every bowl is made with the freshest ingredients, sourcing all fruit and veg from local suppliers.
Where: 214 Portobello Rd, London W11 1LA
What: We may be heading into autumn soon, but there’s still time to get your grill on before summer is officially over. BACARDÍ Rum has teamed up with award-winning food shop, kitchen, and delivery service Juici Jerk to give the iconic British BBQ a Latin-Caribbean twist and transport your tastebuds to the tropics. Featuring bold and smooth BACARDÍ Spiced, the kits are on hand to help you see out the summer in BBQ style.
Eat and Drink: The BBQ kit menu features a selection of Latin-Caribbean themed barbecue food including jerk chicken tacos and sweet pepper chimichurri, and a bottle of limited edition BACARDÍ Spiced & Honey Sauce to really spice up the flavours of your get-together.
Where: Buy online
What: With exciting new dishes, playful presentation and a modern take on recipes grounded in tradition, Benares’ Executive Chef Sameer has developed his tasting menus, creating a sensational dining experience reflective of his own food journey.
Eat and Drink: To start, street snacks of spiced corn beautifully presented under a bonsai tree as a salute to all the hardworking roadside vendors in India who seek shade beneath trees. Next up – a flavoursome soup-based Australian Winter Truffle Shorba – followed by a refreshing Porlock Bay Oyster and Cured Sea Bream Chaat. Other highlights include: Baked Malabar “Hand Dived” Scottish Scallop with Crispy Bread Podi; Tawa Masala Wild Halibut with Portsmouth Clam Moilee; and Tandoori Muntjac – venison cooked in a spicy marinade served alongside a garlic yoghurt and chilli chutney.
Where: 12a Berkeley Square, Mayfair, London, W1J 6BS
Photo credit: Lateef Photography
What: El Pirata has launched a month-long Gin Festival showcasing the very best of Spanish gin with a variety of new cocktails. Partnering with Puerto de Indias, cocktails include the fruity Strawberry Gin Indias; the Puerto Pink Pepper, served with peppercorns and a twist of lemon. Alternatively, opt for a glass of the Puerto French, a mix of gin and classic Spanish cava.
Eat and Drink: Available from 3pm to 6pm, Tuesdays to Fridays, knock back 2-4-1 Spanish gin cocktails along with a diverse selection of tapas with plenty of favourites like Croquetas de jamón Ibérico; Gambas al pil-pil; Jamón Ibérico and Chorizo al vino.
Where: 5 – 6 Down St, London W1J 7AQ