Residency

  • Coqbull Irish chicken and burger restaurant kicks off a residency in Camden

    Coqbull Irish chicken and burger restaurant kicks off a residency in Camden

    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

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  • Chef Michael Thompson takes on a residency at Crispin restaurant, promising "sustainable luxury"

    Chef Michael Thompson takes on a residency at Crispin restaurant, promising "sustainable luxury"

    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

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  • Fallow will be the next 10 Heddon Street residency

    Fallow is next up with a 10 Heddon Street residencyFallow 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. 

  • Gizzi Erskine is launching a three month residency The Nitery at the St Martins Lane London hotel

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    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

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  • Luciana Berry takes over Mortimer House for a Brazilian feast

    Luciana Berry takes over Mortimer House for a Brazilian feast

    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

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  • Palm Greens plant-based residency pops up in King's Cross Square

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    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

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  • Clapham's Counter culture gets a new vegan residency with Alter

    Clapham's Counter culture gets a new vegan residency with Alter

    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

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  • Million Pound Menu's Jay Morjaria is previewing dishes from JAE at Hovarda

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    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 take charge of P Franco's induction hobs

    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 are back - taking over New Street Grill and Old Bengal Bar with their truffle burgers

    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

    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.

    In an Instagram

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

    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 will serve up Asian tapas at Nightjar

    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

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

    Dalston has 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.  

    Here's what's on offer:

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

    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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