So maybe Fay, Grace and Marina didn’t love the adulterated name, but with all the bastardry aside Flavour Bastard’s bottomless brunch takes boozy weekends to a whole new level.
You will all know B.Y.O.C by now, it’s the BYO Cocktail Bar that’s hit Covent Garden, Camden, Brighton and now Soho. For those of you who don’t know it, or can’t fathom the idea; you rock up with a group of pals, £25 and a spirit of choice and talented bar men will plaster you with delicious, innovative and utterly potent cocktails for the next few hours.
In the basement space of a Grade II listed Soho townhouse an exciting revolution is brewing. Zima, or “Winter” in Russian, combines Russian cuisine with small plates and drink in a kitsch speakeasy atmosphere.
It was Jamie Oliver who gave Head Chef Gregory Marchand this nickname in the kitchen of his Fifteen restaurant, and the moniker has stuck ever since. So it was a natural thing for him to lend that name to the restaurant he opened in April 2009 in Paris’ second arrondissement. Frenchie has now made its way to London, taking up home in Covent Garden.
You may not know this about us, but at B&B we are BIG fans of Mongolian Hot Pot – it’s something about the DIY attitude and the variety of flavours you can conjure in one sitting that gets us excited, so we are stoked to hear a new Hot Pot concept restaurant, Shuang Shuang, has hit China Town.
Here at B&B we love a name that says what it does on the tin, so of course we love Pho & Bun.
Pho & Bun is the brainchild of Holborn restaurant Viet Eat's owner Andy Le. In the beating heart of China Town, this Vietnamese spot offers hearty Pho and a selection of steamed milky bun burgers giving this traditional menu a western, and very on trend twist.
From the peeps behind Trishna & Gymkhana, Hoppers is inspired by family home cooking and roadside boutiques of Tamil Nadu & Sri Lanka, with a range of dishes based on fermented batter crepes, otherwise known as hopper and dosa, at the heart of the menu.
The fellas behind Soho’s famous Bocca di Lupo have opened a brand new restaurant, Vico. Nestled in the heart of Seven Dials on Cambridge Circus, Vico is all about accessible and affordable Italian street food, alongside award-winning Gelupo gelato.
There have been Duck and Rice whispers on the grapevine for months, and by months we really mean yonks! We first heard rumours of Allan Yau’s new opening in March 2014, so it’s pretty fair to say that Duck and Rice is 2015’s hottest opening! Why? Well, the high-end ‘gastro pub’ comes from the spearhead behind Hakkasan, Yauatcha and Wagamama.
Ever dreamed of opening a cosy little restaurant on Drury Lane? Well for Lucy Brown and Jenny Quintero - two friends who left their successful careers as a Model Agent and a Publishing Manager to pursue their love of food – Jar Kitchen has made this dream a reality. It’s the pair’s first venture and they were at the helm right from the conception, even carrying out the majority of building work themselves. Every last little detail and personal touch was of the upmost importance to the pair.
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