You’ve probably heard about BAO, made famous by their regular Hackney post at Netil Market serving deliciously light, hand-made Taiwanese steamed-milk buns with flavour-packed fillings.
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.
Australian chef/owner Bonny Porter and her team have brought something completely new to the London casual dining scene. Balls & Company are the pomp out of your pompom, taking the humble meat ball to culinary excellence with a commitment to freshness, provenance and a touch of class.
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.
Mac & Wild takes you on a journey to the Scottish highlands with the finest wild venison, game and seafood at the first permanent home of street food sensations The Wild Game Co.
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.
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).
Raymond Blanc’s diffusion line Brasserie Blanc is all about comfort, informality, warmth and great, simple food. The cosy family of restaurants serve fabulous French fare with a heavy nod to game throughout the seasons.
Run by two passionate, food and wine loving Italians Giovani and Luca, Il Cudega offers a superb selection of charcuterie, cheeses and wines imported directly from ‘slow food’ producers in Lombardy.
One of those things that comes with being a Londoner is the constant search for a new local. A place that offers the perfect balance of trendy, lively, quiet, cosy, good food and better drink. For residents of NW6, The Gallery ticks all the boxes.
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