New Restaurant Openings #4

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goodeggThe Good Egg, Hackney

What.../ The Good Egg has opened it's doors to a permanent all-day neighbourhood restaurant in Hackney, with culinary roots from Tel Aviv, California and Montreal. Passionate about sustainability, Joel and his team have a schools breakfast community programme, cooking breakfasts and doing demonstrations and workshops in east London with charity Magic Breakfast. Who.../ After starting with food start-up incubator Kitchenette and two years trading in street food markets all over London, a successful crowdfunding campaign has seen founder Joel Braham, alongside baker Oded Mizrachi and chefs Alex Coppard and Myles Broscoe, open the Grade II listed restaurant site on Stoke Newington Church Street. Menu.../ The team is serving up a menu inspired by their childhoods and travels - from the distinctive bagels and cured meats of Myles' home town in Mile End district of Montreal; the stuffed pitas and bright, fresh flavours Oded remembers from Tel Aviv; and the street-side crispy fried chicken and chilaquiles Joel ate in California. The dish Joel is most excited about is the juicy short-rib pastrami, smoked and cured, and - with a bit of theatre - sliced by hand at the table, served with thick cut rye, mustard, homemade pickles and light, fresh sharing plates like tiger aubergine and labneh. Where.../ The Good Egg 93 Stoke Newington Church Street London N16 0AS Find more information at / @TheGoodEgg Beef-Brew  

Beef and Brew, Kentish Town

What.../ Let them eat steak! Beef & Brew, provides a modern interpretation of traditional steak houses, offering unusual cuts of steak and plentiful beer in Kentish Town. Menu.../ The menu shies away from loins, ribs & fillets, instead embracing rumps, flat irons & onglets. The drinks list is beer focussed, showcasing the best of the British brewing scene, whilst Head Chef Jessica Simmons also uses beer in a number of her recipes, inspired by her time setting up the kitchen at London Fields Brewery. Alongside their steaks, the menu offers a range of beef dishes. Rare roasted rump caps are used in a salad with roasted and pickled carrots; salt brisket is served in a classic dish with leeks & mustard cream, whilst also forming the base of brisket jam nuggets; short-rib is the filling in a gravy soaked and cheese covered classic “French Dip” bun. For those not in the mood for beef there is Crispy Fried Chicken and some vegetarian fare from the healthy to the indulgent. Who.../ Beef & Brew is the brainchild of Jessica Simmons and Daniel Nathan. Jess has a huge amount of experience in the restaurant business, having worked as a chef for Angela Hartnett at both Murano and the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room. Where.../ 323 Kentish Town Rd, London NW5 2TJ

Dirty Bones, Carnaby Street

What.../ The team behind Dirty Bones in Kensington has come to Soho for the second of its American comfort food restaurants. Menu.../ Dirty Bones Carnaby serves up a menu of American comfort food classics including the Mac Daddy Burger (6oz house burger topped with pulled beef short rib, mac ‘n' cheese, Dirty Bones barbecue sauce and Dirty Bones pickles); BBQ Fried Chicken (free range crispy fried chicken thighs and drumsticks in Dirty Bones bourbon and marshmallow barbecue sauce); and the Dirty Dog (Dirty Bones barbecue pulled pork, crispy bacon, jalapeno cheese sauce, crispy shallots). Where.../ Top Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, London W1B 5PW @DirtyBonesLDN

68 and Boston, Soho.

What.../ 68 and Boston is the adventurous new destination created by three leading names in nightlife, wines and cocktails. Expect a radical take on the concept of a traditional wine bar: wines will be modestly priced at £20 a bottle, and all will be available by the glass. For those at the cocktail bar expect a suave and buzzy mood with a new generation of bartenders in white tuxedos.  Be surprised by vermouths, sherry, riesling, white port or malbec harmonizing with premium spirits and fresh housemade infusions. Who.../ Created by Eric Yu of The Breakfast Group, whose other successful West End outlets include Opium and The Social; Martin Malley, co-owner of Planet of the Grapes; and Luca Cordiglieri, formerly bar manager at China Tang at The Dorchester. Menu.../ The all-day-to-night wine bar features a list of quality wines, all priced at £20 per bottle, whilst the late night cocktail bar offers classics and some innovative concoctions based on wine . Bar food will also be available to soak up many many cocktails! Where.../ 68 and Boston, 5 Greek Street, Soho, London W1D 4DD @68andBoston  
London Cocktail Week 2015, 5-11 October
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