The Observer’s Jay Rayner doesn’t so much review Plaquemine Lock in Islington as write it a love letter. The Cajun-Creole-influenced pub comes to us courtesy of Jacob Kenedy (of Bocca di Lupo fame)… “A celebration of the food of the Louisiana basin… The walls are painted a hot, sultry yellow overlaid by naive murals of life on the […]

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A collaboration between ex-Mayfields chef Matthew Young and sommelier Jack Lewens, formerly of Spring and River Café – due to open on 20 November in Hackney’s Netil House – is sure to have east London foodsters (foodie-hipsters) excited. And foodies in general if we’re honest. Young’s food has been praised by everyone from the broadsheet big guns […]

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Hackney’s railway arches, already home to the lauded Thai residency Som Saa, is about to get another tenant that’s sure to have further foodies flocking to London Fields. Il Cudega, an Italian deli and wine bar showcasing the flavours of the Lombardy region, will open in September, just a stone’s throw from the burgeoning restaurant scene […]

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