New Bar and Restaurant Openings, October 2016

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Tootoomoo, Islington

What.../ Could there be a return for Pan-Asian cuisine in London?  If so, the team at Tootoomoo will be leading the way with a menu ranging from sushi to Thai curry. The name originates from an Indonesian folk tale of a girl called ‘Tootoomoo' and her friend The Giant, a friendship connected through sharing good food, which is a principle at the very heart of the restaurant. On the Menu.../ Combining Malaysian, Chinese, Japanese, Thai and Vietnamese influences , guests can tuck into a variety of Asian tapas.  Choose sharing dishes of Shichimi squid, Crispy smoked chicken and Vegetarian potstickers. Sushi is also available including Yuzu salmon maki, Soft shell crab maki and the essential California prawn roll. For drinks choose from the Tootoomojito with fresh lime, mint and lashings of rum; an Elderflower Tootoomoo with gin, sparkling elderflower and fresh mint; or an Asian-inspired Caipirinha with a choice of Lychee, Mango, Passion Fruit, Pineapple or Chilli. Where.../ Tootoomoo
, 278 St Paul's Road
, Islington For more information please visit


Little Smoke, City Point

What.../ The team behind successful Islington meat joint Smokehouse have opened they're new venture, Little Smoke at City Point. The new restaurant specialises with rare-breed and native animals as well as working and sourcing from local, independent farmers. On the Menu.../ Little Smoke offers a daily-changing menu of beef, lamb, and pork dishes dependent on what the team has butchered for that day.  This could include everything from a classic Bavette Steak, Pork Belly, or Lamb Chop to giant show-stopping sharing joints such as the Dino Rib, Whole Beef Shin, and the mighty Cowboy Steak. Where.../ City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, London, EC2Y 9AW Fore more info please visit

The Continental Pantry, Notting Hill

What.../ The Continental Pantry is a fine food store/local hang-out with an emphasis on Spanish, Italian and French produce. The shop provides an ideal space to enjoy a  glass of Chianti with a charcuterie board before going home with a bag full of delicious foodie treats. On the Menu.../ Hero products include the jamón ibérico cured for 42 months with grated tomato from £16; and the ventresca tuna served with piquillo peppers and rocket from £14 . With a focus on artisan produce, they are the only London retailer for some of the finest French, Italian and Spanish delicacies. Where.../ The Continental Pantry, 57 Ledbury Road, London, W11 2AA

Tabun Kitchen, Soho

What.../ Joining London's movement for Israeli cuisine comes Tabun Kitchen.  Open in Soho now to deliver all the cuisine of Jerusalem you can handle, recipes are from founder Hanan Kattan's own family archives, giving a truly authenticity experience. On the Menu.../ The menu at Tabun Kitchen leads with wraps with all manner of delicious fillings. If you want to leave out the bread, the lean chicken, falafel and lamb can be easily layered with freshly chopped salads, tabbouleh, pickles and dressing to create a satisfying box or bowl lunch. Another speciality is Mussakan, a traditional Palestinian filling for Tabun bread that uses marinated chicken, softened onions, roasted pine nuts and sumac. Mussakan will be a key filling for Tabun Kitchen and will give those who try it an authentic taste of Palestine. Where.../ 77 Berwick St Soho, London W1F 8TH


Arlo's, Balham

What.../ The first restaurant from former L'Atelier des Chefs managing director Tom McNeile, Arlo's has opened to provide Balham locals with friendly place to enjoy great British steak. On the Menu.../ Instead of starters, Arlo's offers a trio of snacks including Padrón peppers, chargrilled halloumi and smoked olives, and a British charcuterie board. The primary cuts served are bavette and picanha (also known as rump cap or tri-tip) with regular specials such as the 7-bone steak and deckle, a cut known to butchers as ‘Butcher's Butter' for its rich taste and tenderness. The steaks are priced between £12 and £16, which with side dishes ranging from £2.50 to £4 and a reasonably-priced wine list make Arlo's an affordable destination for any occasion. Where.../ Arlo's, 1 Ramsden Road, London SW12 8QX For info and bookings please visit

Crosstown Doughnut & Coffee Bar, Shoreditch

What.../ Crosstown have opened their second permanent site, this time in Shoreditch, bringing Londoner's all the coffee and doughnut's we so desperately require. On the Menu.../ With a myriad flavours and styles there's a doughnut for everyone featuring the likes of the Beetroot Lemon-Thyme, Watermelon and Lime, Peanut-Butter Berry and many more. Trust us, you haven't lived until you've had a double espresso accompanied by a Lamington (basically, a sponge cake with a layer of jam, with thin chocolate and coconut coating, formed into a doughnut)! Where.../ 157 Brick Lane, E1 6SB For more info please visit

The Beautiful Pizza Boy, Peckham

What.../ The new pizzeria and cocktail bar has opened up in Peckham, providing authentic pizza originating from Naples using wood-fired ovens for the most traditional of flavours. On the Menu.../ The cornerstone of the menu is delicious traditional food from Naples. Starters include the likes of Pancetta rolled pork, apricots and peaches; and Crayfish, zucchini, mint, cherry tomatoes and capers. For mains expect pizzas like the Porcini, ricotta, glove artichokes, rocket and basil; and Nduja, purple broccoli, fennel, tomato and spicy salami. The Beautiful Pizza Boy also has a range of delicious Italian inspired cocktails that are not to be missed. Where.../ 182 Bellenden Road, Peckham SE15 4BW For more info please visit

Butchies' Hatch, Camden

What.../ Chicken guru Butchies have opened their first permanent location in Camden this month, perfecting the art of crispy golden coated chicken. On the menu.../ Butchies supply a choice of the finest chicken sandwiches including The Dale - pickles, Butchies garlic & fresh herb aioli; The Clancy - smoked streaky bacon, guacamole, smoked chilli mayo; and The Margot: Butchies halloumi, guacamole, smoked chilli mayo. Where.../ Camden Hatch, 314 Camden Lock Place, NW1 8AH For more info please visit    
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