London’s Indian cafe queue magnet launches first cookbook
Dishoom has announced its first cookbook, From Bombay with Love. Published by Bloomsbury Publishing, the chain’s dedication to the history, culture and food of Bombay will be written by Shamil and Kavi Thakrar, alongside executive chef Naved Nasir.
Richard Caring swerves his casual dining adventure
Following a series of casual openings and announcements, Richard Caring is back on his signature luxury, in collaboration with Selfridges. Full details here.
Casual Vietnamese chain secures cheesegrater location
Hop Vietnamese, which currently has three sites in the City, has plans for a fourth. It has secured a new flagship location on the site of the former Bel Air California-smoothie-bowl restaurant at the Cheesegrater building, according to MCA.
Gunpowder lights touch-paper on breakfast
Gunpowder’s new opening in Tower Bridge is already on the breakfast bandwagon. Jeera garlic roosti with fried eggs and hollandaise sauce, Kolkata potato and pea gujiya with fresh chutney, and cardamom pancakes with caramelised banana and honey yoghurt will be available Thursday through Sunday, with a sharing brunch — of course — available at the weekends.