London's food and drink delivery scene has never been more innovative or interesting. We pick out some of the city's new delivery-only businesses you should know about.
Like many Londoners we've been bereft since one of our favourite restaurants, Black Axe Mangal, closed its doors back at the start of Lockdown 1.0 and hasn't yet reopened. But, offering light at the end of a long tunnel, BAM's chef Lee Tiernan has joined forces with chef Will Lewis from Willy’s Pies and Tabasco for a one-off special pie kit.
The Match Day Special
It's cold outside and we're stuck indoors. Yes, it's definitely pie weather. Here's how to get some pastry masterpieces sent to you (or where you can go in London to pick one up).
8/11/20 - updated with pie no 2
If you're looking for silver linings in these incredibly uncertain times we're in, then we think we can provide you with some of that. St John may, like every other London restaurant, have shut up shop but they've got something rather special up their sleeve.
They're now offering an at-home pie service during Lockdown. As they say "In these extraordinary times, we too are embarking on something a little
This Mayfair pub, best known for its pies, has been taken over by the team behind the Guinea Grill. We went down to see what changes they'd made.
Over the past few months we've reported on a lot of restaurant closures. But we're personally gutted to have heard the news last night that Piebury Corner will not be reopening either of its restaurants.
We've been following Paul and Nicky Campbell's story ever since they first set up a pie stall around the corner from where we lived, back in
Over the past few weeks, we've been blown away by the many, many efforts from those in the hard hit restaurant community to help others. There have been folk from Michelin-starred restaurants and neighbourhood bistros making food for key workers and the isolated, raising money for the homeless and for those in their own industry and generally more than doing their bit.
So we're not remotely surprised to hear that
File this under "now that's something good to look forward to".
We (and many, many others) have often waxed lyrical about Calum Franklin and his preternaturally gifted skills at pie-making. But how - how? - could we ever hope to get to that level of pie crafting? It looks like the answer is on the way because he's about to release a book that's all about pie craft.
Called The Pie Room (after the Holborn Dining Room's own
We tell you where to go to eat great pies in London...
What to do if you're a pie restaurant and want to start serving breakfast? Well, you put the whole thing in pastry, of course.
Epic Pies in St Paul's have just unleashed this epic tart as part of their new breakfast menu. Yes, that's bacon, eggs, baked beans (no longer in danger of spilling off the plate), tomato, sausage and mushrooms (with optional hash browns and black pudding) all served up in a huge puff pastry
The famed pastry chef goes cronut-free in Covent Garden, with pies, pithiviers and puddings on the menu. We take a look.
At this stage, we all know that Calum Franklin at the Holborn Dining Room produces the best pies in London. But sometimes he has to let other people have a go - and that's where his upcoming guest series kicks off. This sees him joining up with a top chef for a new pie collaboration every month - and first in the queue is Tom Kerridge.
Kerridge will be creating the Steak and Blue Cheese Pie
If you manage to secure tickets to this year's Pie Night at Dominique Ansel Bakery, then you'll feel pretty damned smug. This year, Ansel is changing things up for his all-you-can-eat pie fest, bringing in some of London's top chefs to help out.
In the mix are The Ledbury's Brett Graham, Sabor's Nieves Barragán, Ottolenghi's Helen Goh, The Greenhouse's Alex Dilling, and royal wedding baker Violet Cakes's Claire Ptak. In
We learn how to make a pork pie from the king of pies himself, Calum Franklin. Find out how we got on...
It's always a worry when any central London pub closes its doors, ostensibly to be renovated. So when The Newman Arms shut a year or so ago to have the upstairs section turned into flats, the chances that this historic pub, which had been a popular spot for foodie pop-ups more recently, would ever reopen seemed pretty bleak.
So we're particularly pleased to see that not only is it remaining a pub, but the 18th century boozer has also had a bit of a
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