From more bleeding burgers to the return of Rita's, we bring you all the news that was fit to print (but we just didn't get around to covering elsewhere this week)...
Changes are afoot at Counter Culture, the counter-and-stools restaurant from the people behind The Dairy (and right next-door to it). They're kicking off a new menu that will change every two months, circling the globe to concentrate on new cuisines each time, and giving them the Counter Culture twist, adding housemade pickles, ferments and cures.
First up, they're looking at Mexican food. That menu
Big news from the Hart Bros this morning (the family behind Barrafina, Quo Vadis and El Pastor) - seems they're planning on expanding their empire to King's Cross.
In a release this morning, they reveal they're going to be bringing a huge new Barrafina to the next big section of the King's Cross development to open - Coal Drops Yard. There's already a load of big fashion and design names involved including
The team behind Borough's El Pastor are opening their own tortilla factor and taco bar down the road beside Maltby Street Market
As our readers will know, we've done a few cruises in our time and - chosen carefully - they can be a really easy way to tour loads of interesting places, in comfort, with very little effort on your part. You just turn up, unpack, and for the next week wake up somewhere new each morning.
For cruise companies, finding something that distinguishes them from their competitors, often travelling similar routes, is key. The quality of the food they offer has
One of London's best Mexican restaurants has been revived at a new Bermondsey location. We head down to see what's new at Santo Remedio.
If you know the Wahaca menu like the back of your hand, then get down to Shoreditch where you can be the first to try, and rate brand new concoctions from the Mexican chain, before they get rolled out nationwide, or send back to the drawing room.
London's Mexican food boom continues with the arrival of celebrity chef Martha Ortiz bringing some zing to Park Lane
A new six-month pop-up has just landed in London Fields as Tacu Tacu are back with their Latin American fare. You may know them from selling Mexican fish burgers on Brick Lane but now they've headed inside for the winter, taking over the spot that used to hold Rita's. There, they've tarted up the place to give it a summer feeling all winter long.
For the first week, it's been all about tacos along
After a successful Kickstarter, the much-loved Santo Remedio has returned with their new Cantina & Comedor, a two-storey bar and restaurant on Tooley Street, with a charcoal grill, a bigger kitchen and reservations available for lunch and dinner.
Updated with opening date
Mexican food in London really seems to be going to the next level at the moment. With El Pastor, Breddos, Corazon and hopefully the return of Santo Remedio in 2017, it really is the next big thing. And now another top Mexican chef is coming to town...
Martha Ortiz has won plaudits for Mexico City's Dulce Patria and now
Update 7/6/17 - they're currently at £44k, well overtarget with hours to go.
There was much rejoicing in 2016 when a genuine Mexican eatery opened in East London by the name of Santo Remedio, making it one of the capital’s first permanent spots for authentic Mexican food (and one of our favourites). However, it
Tiger prawn tacos, Mayan-spiced chicken ensalada and Robata-grilled Pisco-glazed smoked paprika ribs with lime are some of the sharing plates up for grabs at the new Leicester Square Kitchen, a new restaurant in a Leicester Square hotel.
Two of London's best are getting together for this mighty burger - on sale for March only.
An American/Mexican hybrid called The Wall (you can guess what that's based on), it's an aged beef patty, brisket birria, American cheese, burnt morita chile, sesame seed salsa, jalapeño, lemon, onion. All that plus for each burger sold they'll be donating £1 to Save the Children charity for their U.S border
The next residency at Dalston's Pamela is about to kick off as Club Mexicana takes over. They are, as the name suggests, all about Mexican food - but it's all vegan too. They're on a mission to show that vegan food can be way more than what people expect.
They've been popping up at street food markets all over town and their menu recreates classic Mexican dishes including:
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