New Restaurant Openings #3

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DF Mexico

DF Mexico, Tottenham Court Road

The modern Mexican diner from the team behind Wahaca, brings its fast, feel-good tacos and frozen margaritas to Tottenham Court Road. What.../ The 130-cover restaurant launches almost one year after the original DF Mexico began as an experiment at The Old Truman Brewery, inspired by a road trip the Wahaca founders took to Mexico City (Distrito Federal) and the United States. Habitual travellers Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby discovered a cosmopolitan diner scene both sides of the border with Mexican chefs taking inspiration from bold, beefy Americana, and US gourmets spicing things up with Mexican flavours, the experience sparked the idea for a modern Mexican diner. Menu.../ The diner offers dishes such as the ‘NYC Torta,' a Mexican sandwich served New York style in a toasted brioche bun with smashed avocado, and the ultimate Mexican-American steak tacos, made with grilled steak, crispy cheese, chipotle salsa and tomatillo guacamole; served diner-fast in soft corn tortillas. Also new dishes such as Carne con chile crinkle cut fries, referred to by the DF team as ‘next level nachos'. Alongside a Lupulo Pale Ale (Brewed for DF Mexico by Brixton Brewery) or a Bottomless agua fresca, make for a strong pre-film fix before a trip to one of the area's many cinemas. Where.../ DF Mexico: 28-29 Tottenham Court Road W1T 1BU More information at @DFMexicoDiner  Squid Kitchen

Squid Kitchen at The King & Co, September

Streetfood sensations, Squid Kitchen, bring its squid specialities and a host of new dishes inspired by Madrid market eating to Clapham. What.../ Running throughout September, this popup gives visitors an exclusive chance to taste traditional snacks and produce from the Spanish capital without leaving South London. Who.../ Squid Kitchen has become an established member of the London streetfood scene with regular spots at Partridges Market in Chelsea and Chestnuts Market in Harringey, as well as popups in Tottenham and Peckham. Founder Sarah Rippon is committed to sourcing top quality produce, to ensure customers experience the finest of Madrid's flavours. Menu.../ Squid Kitchen's residential menu includes the likes of Fiery Chorizo Stew, Godfather Peppers and Patatas Bravas topped with spicy tomato and paprika “Squid Vicious” sauce. The perfect pairing for the independent freehouse's refreshing craft beers, Squid Kitchen's daily sharing dishes are complemented by special #FishFryDay offers on Friday nights, and Spanish-style all-day breakfast dishes on Saturdays and Sundays to enjoy with “Bottomless Brunch” Bloody Marys. Where.../ The King & Co 100 Clapham Park Road London SW4 7BZ Squid Kitchen will be open Monday to Sunday More information here   Vietfood

Vietfood, Soho

What.../ Vietfood celebrates Vietnam's vibrant streetfood culture with great quality and reasonably priced food in Soho. Who.../

Head Chef/Owner Jeff Tan has an impressive track record including senior positions with Hakkasan. 

Menu.../ Think large steaming bowls of Pho or Bun, made from twelve hour simmered bone marrow stock or delicately flavoured chicken broth, varieties include Flash fried fillet steak with garlic Hainan style, King prawn, Spicy brisket and Mushroom to name a few. Small, street corner eats will feature the likes of Steamed rice pastry with pork and chicken, Crispy seafood ball with parmesan mint cheese and Crispy coconut calamari with sweet chilli herb sauce. Chefs signature dishes include Special Vietnam homemade spring rolls, the “shaking” beef, Saigon stir fried duck breast with green papaya, Lamb chop Hanoi style and Slow cooked haddock with chef's sauce. Where.../ 34 – 36 Wardour Street London W1D 6QT Boneyard

Boneyard, Shoreditch

What.../ Boneyard has transformed on old petrol station into a rustic diner inspired by American roadtrips and Route 66. Menu.../ Guests can be found feasting on buttermilk fried chicken, American smoked ribs, tater tots and burgers. The menu also features a bone marrow burger, with sides of golden crinkle-cut fries, crispy onion ring and chilli con carne crisps. Where.../ Boneyard, 168 Shoreditch High Street, London, E1 6HU 11:00am – late Monday to Sunday @Boneyard_LDN
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