From a new champagne bar in Primrose Hill to an all veggie menu in Islington, we bring you all the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering elsewhere this week)...
Later this month, Soho hotspot Kiln is going to become the centre of London's food universe with a collaboration that's bound to have folk queueing round the block. They're teaming up with Clapton bar P.Franco and Shoreditch's som saa to become a standing-room-only Larb Bar for one night only.
Of course you can't do anything easy like buy tickets for this ahead of time. Nope, they're selling tickets on the door for £45 on the night itself.
And although it
More good news for vegetarians as Rosa’s Thai Cafe Soho becomes the latest restaurant to swing to more plant-focused dining, temporarily moves to an all veggie menu until April.
The three-month pop-up, called Rosa's Thai Veggie, will feature a couple of brand new dishes that we're loving the sound of, like tofu satay, panang tofu, tom kha mushroom soup and laab mushrooms, a veggie riff on a traditional minced meat salad
Ever since it opened early last year, the praise has flooded in for Seb Holmes's Farang in Highbury. With a background of Smoking Goat and The Begging Bowl, as well as a lot of street food under his belt Holmes brought some properly authentic Thai food to the area.
However - there was always the worry that it wouldn't be a permanent venture. Farang was set up on the
Tragic news for fans of the much-loved Smoking Goat. After three and a half years of churning out top Thai barbecue in Soho, the immensely popular restaurant will close on 14 January, bowing out to allow for Denmark Street's redevelopment.
The restaurant, which has been called by critics "
Smoking Goat has branched out with a second - much bigger - location in Shoreditch. We pop down to get our fill of smoked Thai food and those chicken wings...
South East Asia's beloved The Greyhound Cafe springs up in London with a menu packed with modern Thai-style cooking imported all the way from Bangkok.
Traditionally, deep fried carbs are the mainstay of Irish pub grub. Not so at Mc & Sons, who's Chiang Mai head chef will be cooking up heavily spiced traditional Thai food - perfect to accompany your Guinness.
After a more-than-successful run opening new restaurants up and down the country, Giggling Squid have finally taken the plunge in the capital by deciding to open a branch in South West London.
One of Soho's most popular and successful restaurants, The Smoking Goat, is coming to Shoreditch. They're taking over a big place that - ahem - used to be a "strip-pub" (yes exactly what it sounds like) so expect
There's no doubt that Som Saa's restaurant has been a huge success, but if you've been missing the original residency at Climpson's Arch, then you'll want to keep next weekend free.
They're heading back to the Arch for one weekend only - and on the Sunday they're joined by Smoking Goat for a double-header. On their unashamedly nostalgic menu, they'll have dishes from the original
Seb Holmes is packing them in with his authentic Thai restaurant Farang. We head down to Highbury to take a look.
If you were lucky enough, as we were, to get a seat at the last Breddos TacOver with LA's Guerrilla Tacos, you'll know that these mash-ups are hot tickets.
So when we tell you that for their next mashup Breddos are teaming up with Som Saa and Anglo-Thai's John Chantarasak for a Mexi-Thai Sunday BBQ you
What: Saiphin’s Thai Kitchen
In a nutshell: More Thai treats from the duo behind Rosa’s, with takeaway and delivery.
Summing it all up: The unstoppable force that seem to be the Saiphin and Alex Moore are at it again, this time launching a new brand offshoot they’ve dubbed Saiphin’s Thai Kitchen, which will be dishing out lots of the Rosa’s classics from a new base in London Fields.
It’s no secret that we’re fans of Som Saa, London’s much-loved Thai spot. So it’s welcome news that they’ll soon be staying open even later these coming weeks as they begin a series of Late Night Sessions.
The nights will see Som Saa putting their international partying know-how to good use as they stay open until 1.30am, keeping the grills going to
Page 2 of 3