Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Tom Cenci's Summer Residency at Stoney Street by 26 Grains in Borough Market

Tom Cenci, formerly Duck & Waffle Executive Chef, is resuming his residency at Stoney Street by 26 Grains, in Stoney Street, Borough Market, SE1, on Monday 12th April, serving daily in their outside space.  I haven't had the pleasure of eating here yet, but check out Tom's Instagram for all the reasons you need to pay him a visit!

"WE ARE BACK! Cenci Summer at Stoney Street

Open-air dining from the 12th of April with hibiscus margaritas, bar snacks and a dinner menu featuring some of the favourites from before and lots of new seasonal dishes."

When - From 12th April 2021 - Daily

Where - Stoney Street by 26 Grains, 2-3 Stoney St, London SE1 9AA


Book a space here

Tom Cenci on Instagram

Stoney Street on Instagram

Rack City Ribs' 2021 Residency at The Gipsy Queen in NW5

Rack City Ribs - London's finest slow cooked ribs and soul food - will be in the kitchen at The Gipsy Queen in Malden Road, NW5, daily after they re-open on Monday 12th April 2021.  Go for their amazing ribs and sides, cooked fresh on the open air BBQ.

When - Daily from 12th April 2021

Where - The Gipsy Queen, 166 Malden Rd, London NW5 4BS


Book a space on their site here

Rack City Ribs on Instagram

Oishi Don's Japanese Comfort Food at The Tavern on The Hill in E17

Oishi Don, who serve Japanese comfort food, like their Donburi rice bowl (see pic) are taking over the kitchen at the *new pub* The Tavern on The Hill at 318 Higham Hill Rd, Walthamstow, E17 5RG (nearest tube - Blackhorse Road).  The pub is being run by the Wild Card Brewery team, so expect lots of great beers to go with your food.  They will be open every day from 12th April - and they are doing Sunday roasts too!

"We’re super excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with local legends @wildcardbrewery and Oishī Don will be taking over the pub kitchen at @tavernonhille17 in Walthamstow! 💥💥💥

Serving our signature donburi alongside an extended Japanese bar menu. Weekends will bring an eclectic Saturday brunch and a cracking Sunday Roast! 🍻

Opening 12th April for outdoor only. Bookings are live!"

When - Daily from 12th April 2021

Where - The Tavern on The Hill, 318 Higham Hill Rd, Walthamstow, E17 5RG


Book a Space - via their website here

The Tavern on The Hill

Oishi Don on Instagram

The Tavern on The Hill on Instagram

Hot 4U's 2021 Residency at The Prince Arthur in Dalston

Hot 4U - the partnership of chefs Matthew Scott, head chef of Cub, and Eddy Tejada, previously at St John and Silo, is moving from The Plough in Homerton to another pub from the same stable, the Prince Arthur in Forest Road, Dalston, from Monday 12th April, where they will be serving food in the terrace at the front of the pub.  (They will also be staying at The Plough, currently offering takeaways, but opening for diners from 17th May onwards).

I was lucky to have Matthew and Eddy's roast in November, and I'm really looking forward to having more of their excellent food.  Book now!

"Eddy Tejada (ex-St John and Silo) and Matthew Scott (ex-Head Chef of Cub) are Hot 4 U, one of the breakout success stories of last year. Having burst onto London’s rapidly evolving delivery scene in the throes of the first lockdown, with a weekly-changing menu of inspired originals, the duo is now excited to announce the launch of a new permanent residency, at The Prince Arthur in Hackney. This residency will be in addition to The Plough in Homerton, which they launched just before Christmas.

Taking over The Prince Arthur’s kitchen initially for outdoor dining only from Monday 12th April, Hot 4 U will be cooking an ever-changing menu seven days a week. Located on Forest Road, close to London Fields, The Prince Arthur has 24 covers on outdoor benches that wrap around the grand old corner pub.

Drawing on their huge experience working in London’s most sustainable restaurants, Hot 4 U is a reflection of Matthew and Eddy’s passion for zero waste and high-grade produce, combined with a casual, accessible and, above all, fun approach. From the get-go, Hot 4 U at The Prince Arthur will be a showcase for their distinctive, irreverent style that’s shot from the hip. Dishes on the menu for week one include:

Oysters with hot sauce and fermented potato

Psychedelic burrata with cedrat lemon

Fried prawn heads, yuzu, allium

Fried dough, smoked ricotta, gooseberry escabeche

Pig’s head, anchovy, dandelion

Over at The Plough, Hot 4 U will be serving buns and pints for takeaway only from April 12th. Both are important steps in the right direction towards May 17th when both venues will be fully open for the full Hot 4 U experience. Going forward, The Prince Arthur will be the place to find Hot 4 U’s more refined dishes, befitting of the quiet residential location near London Fields, whereas The Plough will remain the place to let loose – think the famous Hot 4 U bone marrow whisky luge, plus BBQs, basement karaoke parties and even more game-changing cooking."

When - From 12th April 2021 - Serving every day

Where - The Prince Arthur, 95 Forest Rd, Hackney, London E8 3BH


Book a space - Email or call 020 7249 1119

Hot 4U on Instagram 

The Prince Arthur on Instagram

Monday, 5 April 2021

Two Dogs Down's Corn Dogs at The Bread & Roses in Clapham


Two Dogs Down, including St. John, Jamie Oliver, Lockhart & Shotgun chefs,  are resuming their residency at The Bread & Roses in Clapham Manor Street, SW4, on April 12th 2021, serving their US comfort food in the outdoor spaces in front of and behind the pub.  

Expect their corn dogs - menu here - but also sides and sweets, including deep fried oreos.  Wear your stretchy trousers!

When - From 12th April 2021

Where - The Bread and Roses, 68 Clapham Manor St, SW4 6DZ


Book a space here

Two Dogs Down on Instagram

The Bread & Roses on Instagram 

Planet Patty's 2021 Residency at The Owl & Hitchhiker in Holloway Road

Planet Patty - The burgers inspired by the world's great cities - will be in the kitchen at The Owl and Hitchhiker in Holloway Road, N7, from Monday 12th April 2021, serving in their enormous, 100+ seater beer garden.  

Expect burgers - both meaty and vegan - plus a vegan smokehouse platter, nachos and more, all under the theme of 'Destination Texas'.  They will also be doing Sunday Roasts!  

Menu here 

When - From 12th April 2021

Where - The Owl & Hitchiker,  471 Holloway Rd, Archway, London N7 6LE


Planet Patty on Instagram

The Owl & Hitchhiker on Instagram

Epic Pies' Summer Pop-up Beer Garden in Wardrobe Place nr St Paul's


Epic Pies, the pie shop and restaurant in Carter Lane, near St Paul's is back this April as a pop-up beer garden in Wardrobe Place, directly behind their site.  It'll be open from 11am - 10pm from 13th April, and then every Tuesday to Thursday.  Expect pies, fish & chips and lots of beer, wine and cocktails! 

"Epic Pies in St Paul’s is launching its pop-up beer garden on Tuesday 13th April to bring the simple pleasure of an after-work pint back to reality. Book a table or dust off your drinking legs as there’s plenty of socially-distanced standing room in their charming open-air courtyard.

Beers, wines, spirits and a selection of cocktails alongside a trimmed down pie menu, fish & chips + classic pub snacks.

The cobbled Georgian courtyard was rebuilt on the site of the historic King’s Wardrobe after the great fire of London, and will soon be the City’s worst kept secret beer garden!"

When - From 13th April 2021 - Tues-Thurs 11am-10pm

Where - Wardrobe Place, next to Epic Pies, 53-55 Carter Ln, London EC4V 5AE


Book a space - via Epic Pies here

Epic Pies on Instagram