New Restaurant and Bar Openings Nov 2015 #1

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We Brought Beer, Clapham.

Beer expert James Hickson brings proper beer to Clapham with the launch of his second We Brought Beer shop. What.../ We Brought Beer is where taste meets expertise.  James and his team offer a wealth of information to appeal to beer novices and experts alike – whether you want to just drink it or perhaps even get into making it! Visitors can expect 400 craft beers from the UK and around the world, as well as a ‘beer garden', growlers, home-brew kits and ingredients, bottles, and a private tasting room. Also look out for regular tastings and special events. Where.../ For more info visit 78 St John's Hill, Clapham Junction, London SW11 1SF @webroughtbeer

 Il Cudego

Il Cudega, London Fields.

Italian goes regional in London Fields with the opening of Il Cudega and its Lombardy cuisine. What.../ An Italian restaurant dedicated entirely to the dishes and produce of the country's northern most region, Lombardy. Located in one of three newly developed railway arches just off Westgate Street, the new opening serves as both a café for sit down meals and as a deli for take away produce and freshly-prepared meals to enjoy at home. Who.../ Run by Italian born Giovanni Brighi, a local Hackney resident of 20 years, and his Milanese business partner and childhood friend, Luca Gaggioli.  Il Cudega's head chef Paolo Eleseani joins the team from Brescia in Lombardy. Menu.../ Il Cudega offers a selection of charcuterie, cheeses and wines imported directly from handpicked ‘slow food' producers in Lombardy, such as charcuterie from Marco D'Oggiono Prosciutti including Pancetta Cotta, Salame Carbonella, Carpaccio celtico and Mortadella al Tartufo. Visitors can also expect olive oil and antipasti from Frantoio Ulivi di Liguria, and bio-organic cheeses like Robiola from Paolo's hometown,. Where.../ Il Cudega, 358 Westgate Street, E8 Monday – Friday: 8.30am to 6pm, Saturday – Sunday: 9am to 6pm For more information please visit @il_cudega

Cocktail Trading Company, Smithfield.

Following the huge success of the original Cocktail Trading Company in Oxford Circus, Andy Mil, Olly Brading and Elliot Ball brought their innovative brand of mixology to Smithfield. What.../ Situated below Ask For Janice restaurant and bar, CTC Smithfield brings in the hustle and bustle of much loved Smithfield Market. The interior is also inspired by Smithfield, with an eclectic mix of beautiful fine fabrics with old rustic features. Menu.../ As with its sister venue, the menu serves up an array of imaginative, and expertly mixed cocktails, combining edible garnishes with quirky drinking vessels to create cocktail masterpieces. Guests are even invited to bring in their own valuables and knickknacks, which if deemed worthy enough by the bartenders, can be traded for a beverage or two. Where.../ Inside Ask For Janice, 50-­52 Long Acre Lane, EC1A 9EJ For more information please visit

Hoppers, Soho.

What.../ Hoppers is inspired by the family home cooking and roadside boutiques of Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka, with the hopper and dosa at the heart of the menu. Who.../

Only Karam, Jyotin and Sunaina Sethi, the family behind two of London's most incredible Indian restaurants,  Gymkhana and Trishna! 

Menu.../ Hoppers' namesake dish is made in the traditional way with a batter of ground white rice and coconut milk. Cooked in a special wok-type vessel known as an ‘appachatti,' the batter forms a bowl shape pancake with a spongy centre and crisp edges. It can be filled with a black pepper podi.  Each hopper is served with a choice of meat, seafood or vegetable kari (from £3) and accompanied by three sambols: Pol – made with freshly scraped coconut flesh; Seeni – with a caramelised onion base; Katta – made with red chilli, onion and Maldive fish. Also on the menu are a range of Dosas and a number of other Tamil inspired street food snacks. Drinks are pretty interesting too, with a cocktail list specialising in Genever and Arack, as well as Sri Lankan Lion Beer. Where.../ 49 Frith Street, London, W1D4SG For more information visit


Wunderlust, Deptford

Partially set within a a traditional double decker red bus, Wünderlust is a fittingly exciting new project from street food trailblazers, Fleisch Mob.  What.../ Visitors can expect the complete night out, with delicious food, live music, DJ sets and a party atmosphere until the early hours! Menu.../ The regularly changing menu specialises in rare breed meat, fresh fish and sustainable seafood cooked over wood.  There's a huge local element to ingredients too, including English cheeses, Kent Charcuterie, beers made from within 4 miles of the bar, natural & unfiltered wines and artisan cocktails. Where.../ Wünderlust at The Big Red 30 Deptford Church Street, London, SE8 4RZ
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