November Guide: 5 Things You Need to Eat in London This WeekBy Adam Hassanali
Looking for foodie inspiration in London? There’s so much deliciousness going down in the capital right now – from new openings to unmissable brunches. Here’s 5 things you need to eat in London this week:
The Lowdown: KOYN has recently opened its doors in London, and we’re already a fan. KOYN is designed in two distinct ways; the lower-ground floor is called “Magma”, designed to represent a volcano with a black ceiling, burnt orange stools and the robata grill taking pride of place. The ground-floor room is called “Midori” – designed like an alpine scene where the sushi takes centre stage.
Eat: With a split between the sushi menu and robata grill, the sushi menu highlights include the lobster tempura sushi roll and the steamed clams “nabe”. From the robata grill, freshly grilled dishes include hojicha-smoked lamb, and wagu ishiyaki on a sizzling hot stone.
Where: 38 Grosvenor St, London W1K 4QA
The Lowdown: Chourangi is a leading Indian restaurant that takes you on a culinary journey into India’s unexplored cuisines.
Eat: Chourangi menu significantly caters to all requirements – whether you’re vegan, veggie or gluten-free. We’re talking about saffron-infused Biryanis partnered with any of the curries dependent on your choice (go for the Chicken Chaap with cashew nuts in a yoghurt sauce). Aside from the food, don’t miss the deliciously different Indian-inspired cocktails.
Where: Chourangi, 3 Old Quebec St, London W1H 7AF;
The Lowdown: In the heart of the iconic Battersea Power Station, Where The Pancakes Are has opened bringing a whole variety of pancakes to SW11.
Eat: If you’re a fan of this breakfast great, you’re in for a good time. For a sweet treat, order the recovery pancakes served with banana, almond butter, granola and maple syrup. The menu also features plenty of savoury options featuring pancakes topped with pulled beef or pastrami drizzled with Korean miso. Best of all, there are also gluten-free options for those with dietary requirements.
Where: Ground Floor, Battersea Power Station, UG-018 Unit 227, Upper, London SW11 8BZ
The Lowdown: The extravagant brunch at STK Strand now has a live saxophone player! STK, already famed for its vibey brunch, now has its very own live saxophone player alongside their in-house resident DJ to complete the late-morning experience.
Food: Menu highlights include the always popular cinnamon French toast for those with a sweet tooth, lobster and eggs Benedict and for the fried chicken connoisseurs, hot chicken and waffles. For a boozy experience, all dishes come paired with either a Mimosa or Bloody Mary.
Where: 336-337 Strand, London WC2R 1HA
The Lowdown: Cottons – London’s longest-running Caribbean restaurant group –have opened a new Shoreditch site on Hoxton square. Cottons have been a mainstay in London for the last 37 years thanks to its fragrant marinades, spice rubs and pure fusion of flavours.
Food: The selection of small plates includes salt fish fitters, sweet potato patties and jerk hot wings with chilli pineapple salsa. Meanwhile, larger plates include grilled Mahi Mahi, Cottons famous curry mutton, and also the vegan-friendly chana daal platter.
Where: 45-47 Hoxton Square, London N1 6PD