Top 10: Things You Need To Eat In London This WeekBy Mayola Fernandes
From a new vegetarian and gluten-free menu to exclusive Father’s Day lunches. We’ve found 5 things you need to eat in London this week.
What: This Father’s Day, Babbo, will celebrating Father’s Day with true Italian flair by hosting a special ‘Festa Del Babbo’ Sunday Roast. The vibrant restaurant is located in the middle of Mayfair featuring contemporary renditions of classic Italian recipes alongside signature cocktails and an expansive 230-strong wine list. The ‘Festa Del Babbo’ menu begins with a selection of mouth-watering Italian canapés (including Gnocchi Fritti with Burrata & Ham and Foie Gras Macarons), followed by a homemade pasta dish, and then: either braised roast beef or baked pork belly with all the trimmings. All of this is topped off with a Selezione di Dolci (dessert platter) to be enjoyed by the whole table.
When: The roast will be available all day on Sunday June 16th
Where: 39 Albemarle St, Mayfair, London W1S 4JQ
Price: £45 per person
What: In the leafy suburbs, The Albion in Kingston have opened their brand new distillery for the summer and have launched some new additions to the menu. Joining the menu this week is their famous Oreo Donut dish – a seriously sweet and incredible dessert consisting of deep fried Oreo donuts with a salted caramel sauce.
Where: 45 Fairfield Rd, Kingston upon Thames KT1 2PY
What: Vietnamese Chicken Noodle Salad. Containing pulled poached chicken breast, sesame harusame noodles, red pepper, shredded carrot, mint & muki beans with a sesame dressing, this delicious salad comes in at only 123kcal, perfect for a light summer lunch! With 13.7g of protein, you’ll be refreshed and energised for the rest of your day.
What: Located within M Victoria, RAW restaurant has just launched a delicious and nutritious new menu – completely vegetarian and gluten-free. Highlights of the new menu include starters of Avocado escabeche, fennel, pink grapefruit and yuzu caviar, or a flavour packed Smoked aubergine with a miso glaze, sesame and dashi. Heartier main courses are predominantly vegan, taking their beginnings from wholegrains.
Where: Zig Zag Building, 74 Victoria St, London SW1E 6SQ
What: This restaurant is one of the Capital’s go-to for fine Filipino food, the eatery has successfully introduced traditional dishes such as kare-kare, sisig and chicken adobo, to a growing band of devotees. They’re also offering 6 course sharing plates for two for £35/person with a welcome drink and tea.
Price: Average price per head: £30 (individual dishes ranging from £6.00 to £18.75)
What: A must-visit is Orange Buffalo’s food trucks in Brick Lane and Hoxton for their award-winning renowned chicken wings. Made using authentic Orange Buffalo sauces, you can choose from the Original tangy sauce made with Dutch chillies, or Woof Woof made with Scotch Bonnets, Dutch Chillies and a hint of Naga.
Where: Bar and Kitchen, 2-4 Hoxton Square, Hackney, London N1 6NU / 6 Dray Walk, Spitalfields, London E1 6NJ
Price: Wings from £8
What: Set to open its doors on the Kings Road in Chelsea on Friday 14th June, e&o Chelsea is the new Pan-Asian restaurant in town that everybody is talking about. Alongside the Black Cod and Chilli Salt Squid, signature dishes will include Lobster Noodles, King Crab Dumplings and fiery King Prawn Jungle Curry. For those seeking a dish that celebrates only the finest of beef, the new Wagyu Fillet Truffle Teriyaki is a dish that will certainly place e&o Chelsea firmly on London’s culinary hot list. With cocktails the likes of the Chelsea Flower and the Rose Petal Mule on the menu too, e&o Chelsea is the go-to place to try this week.
Where: 392 King’s Rd, Chelsea, London SW3 5UZ
Price: Dishes start from £3.50
What: Le Bun is currently residing at Hackney’s Sebright Arms, bringing a host of new buns, hot wings and vegan-friendly dishes to Hackney, and bringing back their classics one at a time as weekly specials. This weeks Le Hot Chic Fillét is a combination of fried chicken, hot sauce, truffled roquefort mayo, pink onions and pickles in a potato brioche.
Where: Hackney’s Sebright Arms
What: Ours is a modern Mediterranean restaurant located in the heart of Knightsbridge. Their menu is designed to share and is inspired by Mediterranean cooking that focuses on seasonal ingredients and flavour. This week they have a Prime rib eye steak, Bearnaise peppercorn sauce and chips. There is also a Vegan option: Vegan Steak, vegan bearnaise sauce and macaroni.
Where: 264 Brompton Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW3 2AS
Price: Starting from £25
What: Glow Bar has launched a limited edition rainbow latte to celebrate pride month. The lattes contain a blend of oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, beetroot powder, turmeric, blue algae, water and green matcha. They are available to purchase for £5 at Glow Bar, 70 Mortimer Street London for the month of June.
Where: 70 Mortimer St, Marylebone, London W1W 7RY