While there aren't that many people working in central London during the lockdown, other than key workers, some great restaurants are still delivering to those living in the centre of town. We round up the best.
We've already heard about how Soho is hoping to pedestrianise over the summer to give it a post-lockdown boost and now there's news of the return of a Soho staple - Golden Union. The much-loved fish and chip shop has been in Soho for 12 years and it's returning with something new - a buttie
Top Soho pasta restaurant Bancone is back and, like other pasta bars, has realised that the best way to deliver is through a set of pasta kits, alongside some antipasti. Alas, there's no sign of their famous "silk handkerchiefs" but we're going to imagine that was a little hard to transport.
Here's what's on the menu:
How will London's restaurant scene survive Covid? Actually, will it survive Covid? That's the question being asked by more and more restaurant, bar and pub operators, as the prospect of opening with a potential 2m social distancing rule looms.
But rather than buckle under the weight of such restrictions, one London area has decided to fight for its future. The Soho Summer Street Festival campaign aims to pedestrianise Soho for the summer, allowing
Updated 12/5/20 with new location opening dates
If there's one new delivery venture in London that everyone has their eye on, it's Rice Error from the people behind Bao. First off, here's what they say about the overall service:
A delivery service brought to you by BAO. Specialising in rice boxes using award-winning Chi Shang rice from Taiwan. The design of the boxes are
Here's a story to go in the 'things we're looking forward to when the lockdown is lifted' pile. Over on the edges of Chinatown, Evelyn's Table is gearing up for a changeover of chefs that sounds very promising indeed.
The diminutive restaurant, tucked away in the basement of The Blue Posts won a slew of awards when it first opened two years ago (and we were ...
They closed after a fire last year, but Red Dog Soho is making a return - and they've had something of a change in their absence. Upon their return, they'll be all about Austin Barbeque, American craft beers and whiskey.
Eight years after opening their massive Brasserie Zedel, restaurateurs Corbin & King are launching another affordable restaurant. Manzi's in Soho will be a homage to the much-loved Manzi's fish restaurant and will be a seafood restaurant that's both fun and affordable.
Soho's Sun and 13 Cantons continues its series of very interesting pop-ups (they hosted Darjeeling Express before Asma Khan opened their first restaurant) with its latest announcement - Tendril. It comes from Rishim Sachdeva, previously at Chiltern Firehouse, Almeida and The Dairy and who is now going it alone with Tendril, serving up a plant-based menu, based on British cuisine with a vegetarian/vegan twist.
The Tendril team have
Leandro Carreira is back with a new restaurant, once again teaming up Bonnie Gull co-founder Alex Hunt. Claro in Soho is inspired by Portuguese tabernas.
Taking over the space where Mash restaurant was, this is a huge DC Comics experience - with a big lean towards Batman in particular. Expect a multi-room experience that's inspired by Gotham City.
Taking over the old Spuntino site, this new Sri Lankan spot feels like instant hit material with everything from the decor and snacks to drinks channelling Columbo via East London.
If you're a big BAO fan, then January is about to get very exciting. They're about to unleash fifteen brand new baos throughout the month of January. Yes - fifteen.
Soho is where you'll probably find the most concentrated area of restaurants and bars in London. We've picked some of the choice spots in the area...
The Gladwin Brothers have already had hits with The Shed, Nutbourne and others - this sees them opening their latest restaurant in Soho. We head down for a look.
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