Residency

  • jay morjaria at hovarda soho

    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:

    • Chicory, kohlrabi and carrot salad with
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  • Seb Myers is the latest chef to takes charge of P Franco's induction hobs

    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

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  • Le Bun is back - taking over New Street Grill and Old Bengal Bar with their truffle burgers

    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

    • Double Double burger - double aged patty, double American cheese, truffle veal jam, truflle
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  • Emile on Curtain Road is a residency by the Drapers Arms' Nick Gibson and chef Damian Clisby

    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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  • Fodder is in residency at Brixton's Shrub and Shutter for a six-month stint

    9/10/19, updated with the opening menu

    The Brixton-based Shrub & Shutter have announced their next kitchen residency. After Secret Samosa Club winds up, chef Michael Thompson (formerly of Grosvenor House, Pollen Street Social, Claridge’s Fera and Lyan Cub) is bringing in sustainability-focused Fodder for a six-month pop-up from October. Thompson, who until recently was head chef at

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  • Chunky Buddha brings Asian tapas to Nightjar 

    After 10 years running one of the capital's very best bars, Nightjar is bringing in someone new to look after its food. Lee Chau Le is taking Chunky Buddha to the bar for an ongoing residency. 

    Also at Truman Brewery’s JuJu’s Bar (and he appeared on Jason Atherton's Chef's Brigade), Lee will be combining his roots in New York and Bethnal Green with the background of his Chinese and Vietnamese parents. That'll

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  • Filthy Buns are bringing their burgers to Dalston's Three Compasses 

    Dalston is about to get a new burger bar, setting up shop in The Three Compasses. Filthy Buns, led by exec chef John Gladwell, will be settling down for a residency in the pub following their start on the street food scene this summer.  

    Here's what's on offer:

    • Cheesy House (£8) - The ‘house’ cheeseburger. 45-day, dry-aged beef patty, double
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  • Croquetas and cocktails from The Jellied Eel are back for good in Manzes, Walthamstow 

    They first took over Walthamstow's Manze's pie shop (in the evenings only) for a pop-up last year and returned a few times since. Now The Jellied Eel are back in the same location for a permanent residency featuring their combination of cocktails and croquetas.

    Those croquetas will be back on the menu (including Jamon Iberico, leek, chorizo, blue cheese, spinach and chicken

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  • luke selby mortimer house

    Mortimer House, a member’s club and workspace in Fitzrovia, has already hosted guest chef residencies from Elizabeth Haig and Oli Brown of duck duck goose, and next up is Luke Selby, who you may recognise from Great British Menu. As well as starring on the BBC series, Luke was previously head chef at Ollie Dabbous’ Hide, which he left earlier this year to pursue his own projects.

    Luke will be joined by his two brothers Nathaniel and Theo

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  • veal

    The first residency to take over the old Magpie space at 10 Heddon Street is by the former head chef of Kitty Fisher's and the owner of Smokestak. A match made in heaven? We went to find out.

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