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Canalside Venetian Restaurant Announces Latest Guest Series

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Cannoli with ricotta cream and pistachio at Ombra, one of the best places for pastry in London Ombra

Westminster’s dining habits are up for debate

Deliveroo has released data on what those in corridors of power enjoy before, during, and after work. Top line: Thai, ramen, burgers.

Canalside favourite announces latest guest series

Ombra, the Hackney Venetian restaurant at the heart of ‘Grate-gate,’ ft. Jay Rayner, launches the latest edition of its When in Ombra guest series with Andrew Lowkes, of lauded Orford chocolatiers (and bakers) Pump Street Bakery. Lowkes will bring Alpine food — long on cheeses, cured meats, grains, nuts, and berries — to Mitshel Ibrahim’s restaurant 29 October, as part of a series focussed on openness: “collectively our most powerful tool to open up the industry, break down barriers and hierarchies and give emerging chefs a chance to express their identities.” Bookings via Ombra’s website.

Another London hotel seeks to entice clients through food

The Stratford is the latest London hotel to announce a chef lineup. The new east London block — part of the Manhattan Loft Gardens development in Stratford — has signed ex-Chiltern Firehouse head chef Patrick Powell and ex-Soho House Group chef Ben Harrington to restaurants called Allegra and The Stratford Brasserie, respectively. Allegra will be the more formal, with the brasserie focussing on all-day dining, according to Big Hospitality. The Standard London and Corinthia London have also recently announced and opened bold moves on the hotel restaurant front. Powell’s arrival was reported by Hot Dinners in March.

Seafood in a shipping container arrives in Brixton

Roe will open at Pop Brixton, with Cairene and Simon Whiteside of Hook in Camden behind the pass. Appropriately, it’s a seafood restaurant, with the eponymous (smoked, whipped, cod’s) roe available as an accompaniment to Guinness and fish ink soda bread and seaweed butter. Further dishes promise confit sea trout accompanied with sea greens and an oyster and sorrel emulsion, and spiced ling with fermented lentils, roast onion squash and chard. Open 7 November.


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Chiltern Firehouse

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Soho House

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