Save the date for the hottest openings in London this June. Here we pick our favourites, and throw in a few exclusive interviews and discounts to keep an eye out for…
Ramen and Kushikatsu… Bone Daddies
Ross Shonhan, of Bone Daddies, Shackfuyu and Flesh & Buns, opens his sixth Japanese restaurant in London (phew). This will be the fourth Bone Daddies, bringing hot favourite ramen dishes to the menu. Love their 20-hour pork bone broth Tonkotsu? Keep an eye out for that, as well as new dishes including Kushikatsu – a hybrid of skewered, breaded and fried meats and fish.
What to Drink: Try the signature Yuzu Margarita for a Japanese citrus twist on a classic. Don’t miss beers, sake, cider and wine.
Burger-Lovers… Chuck Burger
If you know your BBQ, then you’ll know the team behind HotBox have been doing great burgers too from their converted Chevy Step Van at Street Feast’s Hawker House. And now Chuck Burger is at long last settling into a new home with a menu inspired by founder Basit Nasim‘s travels across America. Expect classic cheese burgers alongside their signature spicy Devil Burger with charred jalapenos, American cheese, grilled red onions, sriracha mayo, and topped with a green jalapeno sauce. Hot!
What to Try: The new Hot-Ox – aged chuck beef patty topped with slow cooked spicy oxtail chilli, American cheese, onions, pickles and chipotle mayo – and the Seoul Burger, crispy buttermilk fried chicken with Korean hot sauce and kimchi slaw.
Don’t Miss: Buffalo Wings; Mac ‘n’ Cheese Balls; Loaded Fries with homemade nacho sauce and pancetta bacon bits; and American-style desserts such as Key Lime Pie and the signature Lazy Sundae.
Chuck Burger | 4 Commercial Street, London, E1 7PT
For Beer-Lovers… Mason & Company
Craft beer meets Italian-American in this new opening at Canalside, part of the Here East Olympic Park new site. Behind the team are Ed Mason, founder of Hackney’s Five Points Brewing Company, and Rachel Jones, founder of street food stall, Capish?, serving signature dishes Meatball Hero – pork and beef balls, marinara, rocket, provolone cheese on a polenta-crusted sub; and Steak Braciole, in a buttermilk roll.
Expect a rotating selection of over 20 beers on draught, as well as bottles and cans. And did we mention the Tiramisu Doughnuts?
What to Try: Keep an eye out for new bar snacks including Buffalo Cheese Sticks, Sicilian chickpea fritters and an Italian version of Poutine – Italo fries topped with six-hour short rib ragu and cheese curds.
Stay tuned for: Food and beer pairings, new beer launches and Meet the Brewer events.
Mason & Company | 7 Canalside, Here East, Hackney Wick, E20 3BS | Opens 17 June 2016
Raw trends… Rawligion
Get inspired by raw food trends of America’s East Coast at Rawligion. Using raw ingredients where possible, including local and seasonal vegetables, fruits, herbs and spices, Rawligion gets back to basics. From smoothies to juices; salads to pizzas; the menu is suitable for vegetarians and those on a gluten-free or Paleo diet.
Don’t Miss: Keep an eye out for London’s first Oji cold drip coffee tower serving coffee two ways – warm and cold for a refreshing wake up.
Must-Try: Raw chocolates in the Chocolate Room; gRAWnola snacks; or the raw cauliflower sushi.
Find them: Rawligion | 3 Tottenham Street, W1T 2AF