8 Things You Need To Eat In London This WeekBy Mayola Fernandes
Looking for the best food to eat in London this week? As usual, we’ve got you covered with our round-up of best places to visit, from fine dining to delicious treats. Here’s all the latest London food news, you can thank us later:
The Lowdown: World renowned Chef Nobu Matsuhisa is back in London, this time to host two very special dinners at Nobu London and Nobu Shoreditch, bringing together talented Nobu chefs from London, Monte Carlo and Milan. Head chefs from the three cities will present a bespoke dinner menu with paired drinks, showcasing their creativity with a focus on fresh, seasonal produce, and celebrating the essence of the Japanese Omakase. The series will continue with consecutive events at Nobu Monte Carlo and Milan.
Where: Nobu London, Metropolitan by COMO, 19 Old Park Lane, London W1K 1LB; Nobu Shoreditch, 10-50 Willow St, London EC2A 4BH
What: Vegan Love soft-serve dessert with delicious churros!
The Lowdown: Love Churros at Market Hall Fulham have put vegans first this summer, offering a light, crisp churros atop coconut soft serve, drizzled with dairy-free Belgian chocolate and toppings of your choice. The soft and fluffy texture inside of the churro combines with a crispy outside texture. Teaming up with Co-Fro, the entirely coconut based soft serve is free from dairy, refined sugar, soy and gluten. This sweet treat is out of this world.
Where: Market Hall, Fulham, 472 Fulham Road, SW6 1BY
What: Akira’s manga menu inspired by This is MANGA – the Art of URASAWA NAOKI at Japan House London. In honour of the new exhibition at Japan House London, This is MANGA – the Art of URASAWA NAOKI, innovative Japanese restaurant Akira has designed an exclusive dish and cocktail to run alongside the show and it is available until 28th July.
The Lowdown: To celebrate the addition to the menu, Urasawa has created a very special illustration of the dish with one of his iconic characters, judo master Jigorō – a unique endeavour from the artist. Executive Chef, Akira Shimizu, has taken inspiration from Urasawa Naoki’s ‘YAWARA!’ series to create a novel twist on the British classic fish and chips, with deep fried eel, topped with lime and egg yolk shavings, umeboshi (pickled plum) tartare sauce, served with okra chips.
When: From now until 28th July
Where: Akira, 110-111 Kensington High Street, London, W8 5SA
What: It’s the ultimate food hybrid – a cross between a buttery croissant pressed in a hot waffle iron with a sweet or savoury filling.
The Lowdown: The GODIVA Croiffle has finally come to the UK after being released in the US earlier this year. The new menu item is available in five flavours including Three Cheese filled; Smoked Chicken; Tuna Melt; and the ultimate chocolatey treat, with GODIVA dark or milk chocolate – ranging in price from £3.95 to £5.95.
Where: 37b, St Pancras International Station, Euston Rd, Kings Cross, London N1C 4QP
What: Wednesday Steak night at Tappit Hen!
The Lowdown: The Tappit Hen in the City has launched a new weekly Steak Night. Every Wednesday evening, meat lovers can choose from a selection of fresh cuts provided by the celebrated butcher and royal warrant holder, Donald Russell.
Where: The Tappit Hen, 21-23 St Swithins Lane, London, EC4N 8AD
What: The Thunderbun – a mix of Fried Chicken, Awesome Sauce, Iceberg and Pickles.
The Lowdown: Having gained a cult following at street food classics London’s Dinerama and Giant Robot with its ‘Wings’, ‘Buns’ and ‘Pieces’, Thunderbird Fried Chicken has recently opened a new site on Villiers Street – serving up its legendary ‘fried gold’ chicken. The Thunderbun is Thunderbird’s cult classic favourite, featuring Fried Chicken, Awesome Sauce, Iceberg and Pickles.
Where: Thunderbird Fried Chicken, 29 Villiers St, Charing Cross, London WC2N 6ND
What: New natural bowl food from SOW. SOW has planted itself on Soho’s Great Marlborough Street this June, providing time-poor workers and busy shoppers with delicious bowl food on-the-go.
The Lowdown: Each bowl is prepared fresh and fast, layered with natural ingredients and complimenting textures to create a satisfying one-dish meal, from warming breakfasts like coconut milk pancakes or bean stew with avocado and eggs, and uplifting bowls all day such as fresh chargrilled tuna salad, Thai green curry; and lamb meatballs with couscous, tomatoes and Greek yoghurt. Vibrant vegan and vegetarian dishes include a quinoa salad with chargrilled broccoli; and butternut squash, aubergine and chickpea curry, whilst tasty sweet treats include chia pudding with dates and roasted cashews.
Where: 39 Great Marlborough Street, W1F 7JG
What: Santa Nata has just launched its second site on New Row Covent Garden, serving fresh handmade pastel de nata every day.
The Lowdown: Santa Nata is dedicated to serving the best Pastel de Nata in London. The bakers have perfected the closely guarded recipe to ensure the perfectly sweet creamy egg custard is nestled in crisp layers of the flakiest, buttery pastry. With beautiful interiors of exposed brick and wooden floors, the new pastelaria also features the distinguishing glass façade where guests can watch the master pastry chefs making and baking the tarts fresh throughout the day. Stand at the counter and eat warm Pastéis de Nata, dusted with a little ground cinnamon or icing sugar whilst master pastry chefs work their magic; delicately rolling, shaping and filling.
Where: 7 New Row, Covent Garden, WC2N 4CH