5 Things You Need to Eat in London This WeekBy Mayola Fernandes
Need some dining inspiration this week? We got it covered with our weekly guide featuring the best new food in London (you can read last week’s guide here). From hand-crafted ravioli to a new bottomless brunch, we’ve found 5 delicious things you need to eat in London this week:
What: The award-winning bar and Fulham’s very own pride & joy, The Courtyard, has been decked out to the ten with all thing Aperol! Haven for weekend warriors and lovers of the great outdoors, this time around it becomes the summer terrace of the century – complete with fairy lights, comfy seating and a dance floor, transporting you to the coast of Italy.
The Lowdown: To complete the vibrant experience, indulge yourself with their bottomless brunch (£35) available Saturday to Sunday – spoiling you with 2 hours of free flowing summer classics (choose from Aperol Spritz, Wine, Beer, Bloody Marry and non-alcohol option). Start it off with shared platter of Nachos Supreme follow with 1 taco option to choose from while 3 options of small plates will make sure you won’t be left hungry. Complete it with the signature churros or Arroz Con Leche and you get yourself one heck of a weekend!
Price: £35 per person
Where: 4 Fulham High St, Fulham, London SW6 3LQ
What: Bone Marrow Fried Rice ay numnum
The Lowdown: Fried rice is a beautiful thing. Contemporary Chinese restaurant numnum, which recently opened in Southwark, takes this staple dish to the next level with their signature Roasted Bone Marrow Fried Rice. Seasoned with garlic and chilli oil the marrow is oven-roasted, resulting in a silky texture and rich flavour, which is cut-through with tangy pickled mustard greens. This dish is an absolute “must-order” for customers at numnum, who offer a variety of Chinese dishes all created with top quality and seasonal ingredients. You’ll find some of the best new food in London right here.
Where: 81 Scoresby St, London SE1 0Xn
What: BBQ, Bluegrass & Bourbon at Strongroom with Ambler Smooth
The Lowdown: For one day only a slice of West Virginian hospitality to is coming to East London, courtesy of American whiskey pioneers Smooth Ambler. The Smooth Ambler team will be your hosts for a traditional American Cookout – also known as ‘a social gathering where food is cooked and eaten outdoors’. There’ll be live Bluegrass music, great BBQ food and plenty of excellent whiskey to enjoy – what better way to spend a Sunday afternoon?! Every guest will receive 1 free Smooth Ambler cocktail plus unlimited access to the BBQ from 3-5pm.
Price: Tickets are £10 and the event runs from 2-8pm in the outdoor courtyard at Strongroom Bar, Shoreditch. Tickets can be purchased here.
Where: Strongroom Bar, 120-124 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3SQ
What: Perfect Picnics at Carluccio’s
The Lowdown: From freshly-baked focaccia and antipasto to seasonal salads and Polpette di Fagioli (vegan bean balls with chickpea and aubergine purée), this picnic for two will delight you. Pick-up your ready-made Italian feast in its chic, reusable Carluccio’s cool bag from your local restaurant and, to avoid disappointment on those super sunny days, order in advance. The Kid’s Picnic comes with grissini bread sticks, carrot, cucumber and celery sticks with tomato and basil dip, and meatballs in tomato sauce. Other treats include a chocolate chip cookie and apple juice to finish.
Price: The Classic & Plant Power picnics are £45 and the kids picnic is £10
Where: Available at Carluccio’s across the UK
What: Al Dente’s handcrafted Ravioli Zucca e Pecorino
The Lowdown: Come down and try Al Dente’s freshly handcrafted pasta filled with pumpkin, pecorino cheese and ricotta cheese finished with a butter sage sauce. Al Dente offer traditional Italian recipes with the freshest ingredients and their pasta is freshly handmade each morning. Why not pair their ravioli with a Negroni or Apertol Spritz from their new Aperitivo Hour menu for the ultimate Italian indulgence?
Price: Ravioli Zucca e Pecorino, £7.95 / Aperitivo Hour, 2 Negronis and cicchetti for £10
Where: Al Dente, 51 Goodge St, Fitzrovia, London W1T 1TG