6 Things You Need to Eat in London This WeekBy Angelica Malin
What: Fancy a unique dinner combining the flavours of Middle Eastern and Israeli cookery? Then you need to try Oded Oren’s eponymous new restaurant Oded. Following his acclaimed 2018 residency at Borough Wines in Kensal Rise, Oded is launching his debut restaurant in Dalston next week.
The Lowdown: The menu includes his special ox cheek and hummus made with tahini from Mount Gerizim, his Jerusalem mixed grill flavoured with tahini and turmeric pickled mango, and his special cardamom pannacotta. Alongside a thoughtful wine list, the restaurant also features a delicious weekend brunch menu. Feast upon dishes such as chopped liver with crisp onions, and challah French toast with seasonal compote. Now, that’s how to brunch.
When: Opening on Thursday 31st October
Where: 89 Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, London E8 2EB
What: Known for its American comfort food classics with an edgy modern twist, Red Rooster has recently launched a brand new menu for Autumn.
The Lowdown: Get stuck into Red Rooster’s menu featuring traditional dishes with a seasonal twist such as Helga’s Meatballs with apple and cauliflower puree and pickled vegetables. Also up for grabs are the Chef’s specials – brussel sprouts salad with truffle dressing, pear baked ricotta and pecan, and mains including poached god, grilled octopus and rotisserie chicken with Autumn root vegetables.
Where: 45 Curtain Rd, Hackney, London EC2A 3PT
What: Fancy a guilt-free menu? With carefully calculated low carbon emissions, SOE Kitchen and Tate Eats have collaborated to offer a sustainable and delicious food menu. Devised by the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson (best known for the Weather Project in 2003 at the Turbine Hall), it’s both sustainable and delicious.
The Lowdown: Scattered with installations by the artist himself, the dining space will offer dishes including smoked leek and potato soup, kohlrabi carpaccio salad, Cornish leaf salad and pumpkin carrot cake.
Where: Bankside, London SE1 9TG
What: London’s glamorous and stylish rooftop bar is offering uniquely crafted cocktails from Grey Goose for Halloween. We say: sample them for an evening of magic.
The Lowdown: They’ve got a stellar cocktail menu here, specially curated for Halloween 2019. Delights include the Black Spell with Grey Goose L’Original, Martini Ambrato, lemon, raspberry syrup and egg white, to Bloody Waters with Grey Goose L’Original, Grey Goose La Vanille, Noilly Prat and lemon.
Where: 12th Knot, 20 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 9PD
What: Love Indian dishes but not a fan of meat? Try these traditional numbers with a plant-based twist. Sink your teeth into the new Mock Meat Menu at award-winning Curry House City Spice – it’s also the first Indian restaurant in the UK to launch a flesh-free menu powered by plants.
The Lowdown: With the texture, aroma and flavour of meat, sample delights including City Spice’s flag-ship starter vegan Tikka, the Chickpea Saag and the Mix Vegetable Jalfrezi.
Where: City Spice, 138 Brick Ln, Spitalfields, London E1 6RU
What: To celebrate the Hindu festival of light, Kutir is serving a five-course sharing menu for families – enjoy the Indulgent Diwali feast for lunch or dinner on Sunday 27th October.
The Lowdown: Celebrate the festivities with delights including chef Rohit’s signature quail naan dish with truffle, masala scrambled eggs. Alternatively, sample the pan-seared sea bass with curry leaves and coconut. There’s also the opportunity to feast on vegetable dishes such as wild mushroom naan, jackfruit kofta with sautéed spinach and vine tomatoes, and peanut baingan (made using baby eggplant).
Where: 10 Lincoln St, Chelsea, London SW3 2TS