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Global Food Charity Initiatives Return to London Restaurants

Plus more London restaurant news today

Hummus for the Cook for Syria charity campaign with Unicef Cook for Syria [Official Photo]

Cook for Syria initiative returns to London’s restaurants

The charity initiative established by Suitcase Magazine founder Serena Guen and Instagrammer Clerkenwell Boy will reprise its connection with London’s restaurants for November and December. With many adding a £1 donation to bills — including Sabor, Hoppers, and Lahpet — the stand-outs are the special dishes. Thus far, udon specialists Koya and Marylebone scenesters Chiltern Firehouse have confirmed: lamb, cumin and miso udon at the former; barbecue venison chop with pomegranate and walnut relish and herb yoghurt at the latter. Find out more here.

Rice is nice for Action Against Hunger

Dum Biryani House will host Monika Linton of Brindisa, Zoe Adjonyoh of Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen, and Judy Joo of Jinjuu on 21 November. Each chef will cook a rice dish from their food culture — baked bomba rice from Linton, a dawadawa jollof from Adjonyoh, and a pork belly and kimchi ‘biryani’ from Joo. The dinner in support of Action Against Hunger will come in at £50.

Restaurant which gives employment to homeless relaunches

Brigade Bar & Kitchen on Tooley Street in London Bridge relaunches today (8 November,) continuing its partnership with the Beyond Food Foundation to train and employ Londoners affected by homelessness. The restaurant will launch a new six month front of house apprenticeship, ‘Out Front,’ to go with an existing two year kitchen apprenticeship and shorter workshops.

Gap year carbs will land in Covent Garden

Buns and Buns (Buns&Buns) will open in Covent Garden. Restaurateur Alex Zibi debuted the ‘gastro-fast’ restaurant in Miami, serving up a roster of doughs to make a round-the-world traveller blush. Come 15 November, Londoners can sample naan, bao, pão de queijo, and palaromana all at once, rather than venturing to a restaurant that does one bread’s nuances well. [Hot Dinners]


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77 Wigmore Street, London, W1U 1QE Visit Website


83 Rue De La Gauchetière Ouest, Ville-Marie, QC H2Z 1C2 (514) 875-1388

DUM Biryani House

187B Wardour Street, , England W1F 8ZB 020 3638 0974 Visit Website

Chiltern Firehouse

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Brigade Bar & Kitchen

139 Tooley Street, London, Greater London SE1 2HZ