An upcoming restaurant combining – quite oddly, some might say – Japanese and Italian cuisine in Dalston will enforce a ‘no-phone’ rule at the bar. Angelina is set to open in February 2019 and will aim to celebrate the best of Italian regional cookery and seasonality, and Japanese flavours and techniques. (We’re only aware of […]

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Carl Clarke has secured a second site for his “fun and buzzy” little fried chicken specialist Chick ‘n’ Sours, which opened on Dalston’s main drag last year. The new Seven Dials venue will open in mid-September and have a short, punchy menu of free-range herb-fed fried chicken alongside the restaurant’s trademark sour cocktails – an “excellent […]

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Following in the footsteps of pop-up maestro Carl Clarke (who opened oriental-influenced chicken spot Chick’n’Sours earlier this year) chef Brett Redman has launched a new yakitori restaurant on Dalston’s Kingsland Road. Jidori – a 40-cover venture named after premium-grade Japanese poultry ‒ opened on Friday 4 December with a 50% off food soft launch (dinner only). Specialising in […]

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Eggs have always been an integral part of cooking, and later of fine dining – just look at the restaurants that adopt it as their signature dish: Eggs in a water bath at Fraîche; eggs cooked sous vide at 64º at (where else?) 64 Degrees, Brighton, even Jason Atherton’s Pollen Street Social was at one […]

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Pop-up maestro Carl Clarke has found a permanent home at Chick ‘n’ Sours, a new fried chicken restaurant opening in Dalston in April. Serving a short menu of ‘reimagined fried chicken’ this achingly hip operation uses only free-range, herb-fed fried chicken (natch) from Pilmoore Grange Farm in Yorkshire and dishes up ‘whimsical sides’, alongside sour […]

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A new Hawaiian restaurant in Dalston has seemingly done the impossible. It has managed to open its doors without a single pineapple burger or pizza on the menu. The Pond, brought to us by the chaps behind Beavertown Brewery and Duke’s Brew & Que, is housed within an old warehouse. The menu, which – attention […]

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Hackney was once the domain of artists, students and Londoners looking for cheap digs. All of which seems like a distant memory now that it has become not only Hipster Central, but also a booming borough with new businesses, restaurants and bars opening at a furious pace. It used to be Broadway Market, London Fields […]

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America may not be a country exactly known for its subtlety, but even by their standards the 4th of July is a major occasion. It’s big, loud and brash, and so is the food that goes with it – food London seems to have fallen head-over-heels in love with. Our passion for cheeseburgers, BBQ ribs […]

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We’re seeing something… it’s a vision of bearded and bespectacled hipsters flocking in their droves in search of foodie nirvana. It can only mean one thing – Psychic Burger has opened a second London location. The founders are bringing their “down and dirty, ‘Rock an’ Drool’ approach” to cooking to the Old Queen’s Head in […]

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