New Restaurant and Bar Openings Nov 2015 #2

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Gunpowder, Spitalfields

Gunpowder is a home-style Indian kitchen, open at White's Row, Spitalfields. What.../ Taking residence in an old curry house, the restaurant is named after the spice mix ‘gunpowder', a heady mix of pulses and spices, including chilli, curry leaves and ‘hing'.  Gunpowder also carries a historical significance; situated at 11 White's Row, the restaurant is a neighbour to Gun Street and Artillery Lane, recalling the areas former use as the Old Artillery Ground. Who.../ The short menu is influenced from family recipes collected by Founder Harneet Baweja and Head Chef, Nirmal Save (formally of Zaika and Tamarind Collection). Menu.../ The menu is designed to share and includes; Chettinad Pulled Duck with homemade oothappam; Spicy Venison and Vermicelli Doughnut  and Maa's Kashmiri Lamb Chops. Followed by larger dishes of Whole Baby Chicken, chargrilled in tandoori spices and Kolapuri Lamb Shanks. Where.../ 11 White's Row, Spitalfields E1 7NF. For info and bookings please visit

The Ninth, Charlotte Street

Long-established and celebrated chef Jun Tanaka opens his first solo venture! Menu.../ The menu provides simple yet refined French-Mediterranean sharing plates, combining fine-dining techniques with exceptional ingredients.  Jun's dishes are layered but distinctly light, with highlights including salted beef cheeks with oxtail consommé; lamb en croute with truffles; and whole seabream with anchovy dressing. Where.../ Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday, 12-2.30pm and 5.30-10.30pm. The Ninth, 22 Charlotte Street, London W1T 2NB For more information and reservations please visit


German Gymnasium, Kings Cross

German Gymnasium has opened within the newly renovated Grade II listed former gymnasium between King's Cross station and St Pancras International. What.../ The historic establishment has reopened with a brand new complex, comprising one of King's Cross' largest al fresco terraces, a patisserie counter, an all-day Grand Café serving breakfast through to dinner, a restaurant and the Meister Bar. European cuisine is available for lunch and dinner in the first floor restaurant, where guests can experience impressive views of all dining areas and admire the breathtaking roof structure. Who.../ German-born Executive Chef, Bjoern Wassmuth has created menus featuring some classic Mittel-European dishes as a nod to the site's German heritage. Menu.../ Starters include lamb‘s lettuce with crisp bacon, pumpkin seeds and potato dressing and truffled beef broth with liver dumplings and shaved black truffle. Main courses range from seared scallops and mettwurst with Granny Smith, pistachio, butternut squash and saffron potato and schupfnudeln and wild mushrooms with celeriac, butter sauce and fresh winter truffle, to heartier meals such as veal schnitzel with warm potato salad and lingonberry compote. Where.../ German Gymnasium, 1 Kings Boulevard, Kings Cross, London N1C 4BU For more information please visit @TheGermanGym  

Jaz & Jul's Chocolate House, Islington

The new cafe and shop showcases the popular streetfood duo's impressive collection of indulgent proper hot chocolates. What.../ Served to drink in or take away along with tempting cocoa-themed savoury bites and sweet treats, the drinking chocolates are also be stocked as retail packs for visitors to share as gifts and enjoy again in their own home. Menu.../ A menu of cocoa-themed light bites is available at the cafe to accompany the drinks - such as sweet chewy Rocky Road slices, gooey brownies, chunky cookies, and even a savoury Mexican-inspired chocolate black bean chilli. Where.../
Jaz & Jul's Chocolate House, 1 Chapel Market, London, N1 9EZ
For more info please visit


Darbaar, Shoreditch

Darbaar combines traditional royal Indian spices and recipes with the best of local seasonal produce whilst adapting western cooking techniques. What.../ Abdul Yaseen brings inspired modern Indian cuisine to the City with his first solo project and features a shared dining experience inspired by the banquets of the Indian Royal Court. Darbaar's cuisine takes its inspiration from the many diverse regions of India. Cooking with traditional clay ovens and large charcoal Robata grills all on display lends a sense of theatre to the restaurant. Menu.../ Signature sharing dishes include: Nawabi Slow Roasted Leg of Lamb, Keralan Shrimp Cocktail and Kid Goat Biryani. ‘The Royal Pot' popularly known as Shahi Degh will be served in an earthenware pot. Inspired by feasting dishes served at the courts of the Maharajas the menu will change on a seasonal basis with everything from spiced guinea fowl in the winter to lamb in the spring. Where.../ Darbaar, 1 Snowden Street, Broadgate West, London, EC2A 2DQ. For more info please visit Fold

Fold, Brick Lane

Fold, a new contemporary Vietnamese restaurant and bar and the first to specialise in foldable food and rice paper dishes is open in Brick Lane What.../ Fold introduces a very traditional style of Vietnamese eating that hasn't yet been represented in London. It brings to the fore the ‘rice paper fold'. Menu.../ DIY Folding sets feature Cha ca (Chunks of Asian Basa fish marinated with fresh turmeric, galangal, dill and finely sliced spring onion) and Slow cooked caramelised ginger poussin. The Fold menu also includes small plates such as Grilled squid lollipops and Nuoc mam chicken wings with accompanying dipping sauces. Where.../ For more information please visit FOLD, 204 Brick Lane, E1 6SA @FOLDfood  
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