They kicked off as a delivery-only kitchen near the beginning of Lockdown 1.0 and just as we emerge from Lockdown 2.0, Hot 4 U are getting their own place. They're starting a long-term residency at The Plough in Homerton, so if you're yet to try them, now's your chance.
If you need catching up, Hot 4 U are Eddy Tejada (ex-St John and Silo) and Matthew Scott (ex-Head
With restaurants reopening on 2 December (we hope), there's news of a brand new residency from Rogues London to look forward to. The team, Freddie Sheen and Zac Whittle who originally met at Galvin La Chapelle, have recently popped up in Parlour at Kensal Rise (including a lockdown delivery service) and now they'll be taking over Hackney Coffee Company in the evenings and brunch at
You may have seen them before at Flat Iron Square. Now Spanish burger merchants Edu are about to kick off a new nearby residency, settling in Bermondsey pub The Spit and Sawdust.
They call their offering "Mixto" being a mix of Spanish and international cooking. Burgers coming to the pub will be:
A promising new residency has launched at The Gun in Homerton (sister pub to The Compton Arms) and yes, you can still visit even though Tier 2 status is imminent.
Called Satsu (that means ‘murder’ or ‘kill’ in Japanese - a play on The Gun's name), it's from Reece Moore (Four Legs, Dabbous, Texture and Bao), Jenny Phung (pop up Ling Ling’s) and James Shepherd (ran Haggerston cocktail bar, Shep’s).
The menu is pitched as "Western dishes are subtly
Honestly, we were pretty gutted when we heard that chef Tom Cenci's Loyal Tavern was to become another restaurant victim of Covid. So it was cheering news to learn this week that Cenci is back behind the stoves again.
This time he's running a three-month residency at Stoney Street in Borough Market. The restaurant had
After shutting down back in March, rolling residency restaurant Carousel is back in action in Marylebone. They've just launched a new series of residencies throughout October. You'll have a chance to see what some chefs have been working on, preview an upcoming restaurant and there's even a chef from overseas.
Here's who's on duty:
Thomas Straker - now until 3 October:
You may know Jack Whitehall more from his standup or Netflix shows with his dad, but he also has a blog called Foodslut. That site specialises in "Read more
27/8/20 - updated with details of an extended residency
After being without Tomos Parry's excellent Brat restaurant for a few months - it returned in two different incarnations.
Over the past month, one of the huge successes of post-lockdown pivoting has been the Brat x Climpson’s Arch residency. It saw Parry going back to his roots as he had previously been in the kitchen there
His 'plant-forward' food was enough to win him a £500,000 stake on TV's Million Pound Menu. Now chef Jay Morjaria, is going to be showcasing that winning talent at his new Dalston residency, JAE.
Having popped up with JAE at various spots across London over the past year or so, this new weekend slot at Untitled will be a semi-permanent base for Morjaria running every Thursday to Saturday night.
The menu focuses on
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
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.
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