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Shikumen Open Fourth Location — and More News

Seven things to know from the world of food and restaurants in London today

Dim sum at Shikumen Aldgate
  • Dim sum specialists Shikumen have opened their fourth location on the first floor of Dorsett City Hotel in Aldgate with 50% off food for an extended soft launch period. This offer is available until the end of September. 1st Floor, Dorsett City Hotel, 9-13 Aldgate High Street, London EC3N 1AH.
Artwork for Spilt Milk
  • The Cereal Killer Cafe in Shoreditch is the subject of a new theatre production developed by Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Other Palace theatre, The Stage report. Spilt Milk, inspired by the Cereal Killer Cafe in east London that was attacked during anti-gentrification riots in 2015, will have a public sharing at the London theatre on Friday 11 August. Cereal Killer — a cafe devoted to cereal — was launched in Shoreditch in 2014 by Belfast-born twins Gary and Alan Keery. The brothers now have a second and third site in Camden and Birmingham, respectively. Late last year, the brand made its international debut, expanding to Dubai in the UAE and Kuwait. The original Cereal Killer is at 139 Brick Lane, London E1 6SB.
  • Farokh Talati — St John Bread and Wine’s head chef — has announced details his latest supperclub, in the basement of Masion Bertaux in Soho. To celebrate Parsi New Year he will be “cooking up some top notch Parsi dishes” on Wednesday 16 August. The full menu — “a feast of fish” — will be announced on his Instagram page. Only 16 places — £28 per head, BYO, from 7pm. 28 Greek St, London W1D 5DQ.
  • Francesco Mazzei — head chef at Sartoria and Radici — is launching a lunch menu at Whole Foods Kensington to support the Felix Project this week. A range of dishes will be available in the store’s prepared food section, with 10% of proceeds going to the Felix Project, the Evening Standard report. The collaboration is the first in a series and will showcase Mazzei’s Calabrian cuisine, including baked tuna and fennel, and a salad of sausage, peas and beans. The Barkers Building, 63-97 Kensington High St, London W8 5SE.
  • PF Chang’s Asian Table has opened — the first UK restaurant for the group. Former Nobu chef, Deepak Kotian, is in charge. The 138-seat all day restaurant offers pan-Asian cuisine and cocktails. It adds to to the group’s 280 restaurants across the US, South America, Central America, the Middle East, and Asia. 10 Great Newport St, London WC2H.
  • Honest Burgers are putting a new burger — The Chilli Burger on their menu, the first time they’ve done so in three years. It will be available in all of their restaurants from 11.30am on Tuesday 8 August. As well as a beef patty, it will include: chilli cheese, smoked bacon, jalapeño relish, red onion, lettuce and plenty of Honest hot sauce. It costs £10.95. honestburgers.co.uk
  • The Square, in Mayfair will close for a refurbishment after the dinner service this Thursday (10 August), Richard Vines has tweeted. No date has been set for the re-opening.

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