Just before Christmas we popped along to the new Jackson & Rye restaurant in the City. An American food joint certainly makes a change from the plethora of steak houses and gastro pubs in the area, and being only a few streets away from the office we were keen to check out this new addition to the local food scene.
Cheers! We are welcoming a new All Bar One location to London’s Leicester Square. This month All Bar One launched a rather large new bar on the South West corner of Leicester Square itself, super close to Piccadilly Circus tube, and naturally Leicester Square station. And what does it have to offer us?
Woohoo! A new Patty and Bun opening! Everyone rejoiced!
I had tried Patty and Bun a couple of years back (by Liverpool Street) so took this opportunity to give it another taste and report back to y’all. I know, the things I do for you hey!
I can’t tell you much about the history of Patty & Bun apart from they started as a pop up but, as Goodge St is their 6th location, P&B are clearly doing something The People like.
Dirty Bones. You have been on my radar for a while but always seem to have wait lists or are booked up when I try and step through your door. I guess this is the price I pay when I try to pop in to popular places! I saw your Shoreditch opening and jumped at the chance to go!
I tried to book the first week of their soft opening just after it was announced (I needed to get there, STAT) but it was already jammed! So I settled for the second week and I was really not disappointed.
We went to the soft opening of Boondocks, Old Street to sample what was what in this American Deep South diner. I’d heard rumours of crawfish and have read impressive things about head chef Bea Vo’s Kingly Court (near Carnaby St) place, Stax. Now opening a second restaurant in Old Street, they have more space and more potential for a larger menu and more varied dishes. So I thought I would pop down and see what was what!
Basque Food – Eneko at One Aldwych – £65 a head for 3 courses 1 drink & service
Basque food seems to be the flavour of the month as this was the first of three new Basque places we tried this August! Eneko at One Aldwych is the new offering from three Michelin starred chef Eneko Axta. Eneko officially opens Today, but we went along to the soft opening a couple of weeks ago to check the place out. Continue reading
Flat Iron Shoreditch – Flat Iron Burger – £10
Last week I went to Flat Iron as a surprise. Now when I say surprise, I don’t mean 20 people got me there in a blindfold to literally shout “SURPRISE!”, but more some original plans didn’t work out and Flat Iron (as a reliable and delicious friend) was there to comfort us in our time of need.
Usually when I go to Flat Iron I have purpose. And that purpose is steak. Delicious delicious steak. We haven’t done a Flat Iron post since one of our first – CLICK HERE TO READ IT– and need to do another as that was from the first visit EVER, so I took the tasty opportunity to try something new. Something I had heard about from friends and recently gained some knowledge about thanks to Jordan, the Flat Iron butcher based at the Covent Garden branch (Insta/twitter @butcherling). The new half secret information passed on to me was that this burger contains brisket meat. Which is special and I don’t think many burgers would contain this sort of beef. It lit a burger fuelled flame inside of me. Mm…brisket.
Smokestak – Usda Brisket Bun – 8 Quid
This lunchtime I mosey-ed on down to Dinerama in Shoreditch and one of my chosen dishes was a USDA Brisket Bun from Smokestak.
This is a looovely juicy soft bit o’brisket served in a mystery bun – what is it, Smokestak? Brioche?! Anyway it’s a very light bun and sweet, toasted and all clammy. Clammy doesnt sound like it should be a good thing, but in this case it is – meat clamminess. No seeds. Thumbs up.