There’s a new French crêpe and galette restaurant in town which can only be described as the furthest thing from a local crêperie. L’Ami Malo on a small cobbled lane in Shoreditch is chic and designed with slick copper and wood furnishings, an array of indoor plants and a sexy cocktail bar boasting a potent menu to boot.
Take the chef behind Chick n’ Sours and Bleecker Burger, pair him with the business brain behind Patty & Bun, Nopi and Tom Kerridge’s Hand and Flowers, and you’ve got a dream team in a hole-in-the-wall drinking den on Brick Lane. Hopscotch, far more stylish and sophisticated than the fast food delights of Chick n’ Sours or Bleeker Burger, is the epitome of hipster style with subtle nods to almost every interiors Pintrest board going.
Smokestack, one of our favourite BBQ street food stars is opening its first permanent site and we couldn’t be more excited!
David Carter launched SMOKESTAK onto the London street food scene in 2013 and has since carved his way through the UK festival circuit, as well as becoming a mainstay at many of the Street Feast sites.
Influenced by her Cypriot family upbringing and her mums traditional Turkish cooking, Oklava, meaning rolling pin in Turkish, is the first solo restaurant from Selin Kiazim (Kopapa).
Nordic neighbours to the likes of Fika in Shoreditch, Rök is a Swedish smokehouse restaurant and bar influenced by the drinking and dining cultures of Northern Europe.
True to its name, the food at Rök, which means ‘smoke' in Swedish, draws upon techniques such as brining, pickling and smoking, applying them to top quality British ingredients.
After smoking their way around the capital with residencies at Street Feast’s Dalston Yard, Hawker House and Battersea Power Station, as well as pop-ups at Wireless and Field Day festivals, Barbecue street food smokers HotBox have nested in their permanent home in Spitafields.
Blixen is housed in a gorgeous old bank; a grand room with high ceilings flooded with light, modern brass finishing, vibrant blue-leather booths with wicker detailing under a plant-covered pergola. You'll also find bar seats along a steel-clad counter with stellar views into the open kitchen. Très chic.
One of our favourite Supper-Clubbers-cum-restaurateur-extraordinaire, James Lowe of Young Turks (Upstairs at the Ten Bells and Clove Club) brings with him a stellar group of friends; John Ogier (St John), Jyo Karam and Sunaina Sethi (Gymkhana, Bubbledogs, Trishna) to open a new restaurant in a former gallery space in Shoreditch, Lyle's.
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