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A Pick ‘n Mix of Cuisine: Isla Ray to Open in Deptford

If you’re an advocate for food-well-travelled, or if you find choosing whether to have an Indian or Chinese takeaway more challenging than rocket science, then new Deptford restaurant Isla Ray is the nomad-enticing, food conglomeration you need to try. Owner Rachael Dalton-Loveland has taken inspo from a range of places she’s visited across the globe, including Melbourne, to create a diverse menu created, as she describes, “through inspiration of places I have visited around the world and this is a medley of all my favourite.” Rachael’s menu of choice consists of salad bowls, meze plates filled with falafel, hummus, feta, […]


Waka up and smell the Nikkei

Waka’s going to be a cracker when it opens on Eastcheap this week. The new grab-and-go brand will bring Nikkei, a fusion of Peruvian and Japanese cuisine, to The City. While the food may have started it’s evolution in Peru in the 1800s as Japanese migrants combined home cooking with local ingredients, the took and feel of Waka is entirely twenty-first century. The menu, prepared daily, will include sea bass ceviche with wasabi leche de tigre, hot chicken teriyaki rice bowls with Peruvian purple potato or try the salmon tiradito with apple and passionfruit sauce. All items are presented in […]


Neil Rankin Opens temper City

Last November London was introduced to temper Soho and it’s safe to say, we welcomed it with opened arms – it’s been hugely successful, so now Neil Rankin is back with temper City and we’re predicting equally big things. Fire and wine will still be at the core, with meat (which is butchered on site) being cooked low and slow over oak and charcoal, but this time the menu will be all about curries from different countries. There’ll be mutton rolls and laksa lamb belly stovies to start; lamb scotch bonnet vindaloo; dry goat; meatball marrow masala; Dashi chip shop […]

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Gabeto Comes to Camden

When it comes to food, Camden Market is not short of places to eat, but the team behind its latest restaurant are hoping that they will be able to rival the best that Shoreditch and Fitzrovia has to offer. Opening on the 6th July in one of the Victorian stable blocks, Gabeto (which is means ‘our house’ in Spanish) will see, former Chiltern Firehouse chef, Lee Andrews heading up the kitchen to create a menu that brings together British ingredients with Latin flavours. Tacos, rare-breed steaks and small plates including the likes of beetroot-cured salmon and chorizo Scotch eggs will make […]

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