During the lockdown, Shoreditch's Michelin-starred restaurant Leroy pivoted to create a chicken delivery service in the shape of Royale. But now the restaurant is back up and running, the questions was - what will happen to Royale? Now we know, as they're carrying on serving up chicken, this time in a Hackney residency at the East London Liquor Co.
The menu remains the same - rotisserie
We've been without Tomos Parry's excellent Brat restaurant for a few months - but now it's returning in not one but three different incarnations.
First up is the Brat x Climpson’s Arch residency which sees Parry going back to his roots as he had previously been in the kitchen there from 2013-2015. Brat will be there all summer
AngloThai, John and Desiree Chantarasak, have been pretty busy during the lockdown, with an excellent hot-dog kit and a recent collaboration with Cornerstone in Hackney. Now they're
In these times of restricted flight policies, know that you can taste the food of Cambodia much closer to home: specifically, at the recently resurrected The Prince Arthur pub in London Fields. During the pub’s year of closure, it consulted with its neighbours as to what exactly residents wanted and has relaunched with the desired focus on community gatherings and independent, yet traditional pub spirit. Fitting
New to Camden is a residency from Coqbull, who have already been doing rather well in Ireland. They've opened over there in both Cork and Limerick and have become pretty popular, winning awards along the way. Now they've got their sights set on London, starting with a residency at the Lock Tavern.
On the menu will be their "Chicken wings in buffalo or teriyaki sauce" as well as an "all-day
Spitalfields restaurant, café, and natural wine bar Crispin has announced the latest in its run of guest chef residencies. It’s the sustainability-focused Michael Thompson, formerly head chef of Cub in Hoxton and also known for his Fodder pop-up, which focuses on foraged ingredients.
For six weeks, Michael will present a menu focused on what Crispin is calling ‘sustainable
Fallow are Jack Croft and Will Murray, who met while they were both working at Dinner by Heston Blumenthal and they're very much followers of a "nose to tail" and "root to stem" cooking approach with a big focus on no/low waste.
If you've been wondering what Gizzi Erskine was up to next, well she's just about to open a three-month residency at the St Martins Lane London hotel.
And we rather like the sound of The Nitery by Gizzi Erskine. It's inspired by early 20th-century Parisian niteries (which sound like they were the first restaurant pop-ups) and the more louche spots of the same name that were seen later across the pond in Atlantic City. It's going to be a mix
Mortimer House has been getting some interesting chefs in for residencies and that looks set to continue as ex-Masterchef Professional Luciana Berry (she reached the semi-final in 2014) takes over in February.
Berry was brought up in Salvador before moving to London to set up a catering business that specialised in Brazilian food. Taking over the fifth floor for a month, she'll be serving a
If you're full of good intentions over the food you're going to put in your body in 2020, then new King's Cross residency Palm Greens is looking for your business. Having roamed around the markets of East London since summer and with a residency at Netil House, this plant-based breakfast and lunch spot is now landing in King's Cross.
They'll be taking over a space on King's Cross Square for three months, making them a super handy spot for
It's time for a change at Counter Culture, the small restaurant next to The Dairy (and by the same people) which runs regularly changing residencies. This time it's the turn of Alter, for an all-vegan takeover. Alter is founded by Andy Hogben, who has previously worked at Dabbous, Som Saa and Kym’s and offers vegan food with street-food influences.
The menu will change over the period, but here's
Ever since featuring on My Million Pound Menu, chef Jay Morjaria's plant-based food has been in demand. Now the chef, who is currently working on plans to open his own standalone restaurant JAE, will be previewing dishes from that restaurant in Soho.
For January Jay will be taking over the kitchens at Hovarda every lunchtime. His completely vegan, East Asian menu will include dishes like:
It's time for another change at P Franco, the tiny Clapton wine bar that manages to keep well ahead of London trends with only a few induction hobs to its name. If you're not familiar with them, they switch over chefs every six month or so - each chef completely changing the style of food and really stamping their name on the place. Most recently was Tubo Legier - and all eyes are on him to see what he does
If you've been missing Le Bun's French-inspired burgers, then this is the news for you. They're kicking off a residency in The City at New Street Grill and Old Bengal Bar, taking over the food for four weekends.
The burgers on the menu include
10/10/19 - updated with soft launch details
Well, this is exciting. If you've been wondering who's taking over the site vacated by Rok on Curtain Road, then we have the answer. It's going to be a long term, six-month residency Emile - run by Damian Clisby ex Restaurant Director of Petersham Nurseries, and Nick Gibson, landlord of the Drapers Arms.
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