TĀTĀ Eatery will pop up in Kensal Rise
TĀTĀ Eatery, the Portuguese/Chinese inspired concept from duo Zijun Meng and Ana Goncalves, which rose to popularity over the course of a year-long residency in the Haggerston home of Curio Cabal, is set to be the first in a succession of three-month residencies at the Kensal Rise branch of Borough Wines. Beginning Thursday 10 May, TĀTĀ, with a menu that pairs “European ingredients and Asian attitude”, will be serving their lauded katsu sandwich and toasted rice ice cream Thursday-Saturday nights at the NW10 location, and will, for the first time, also be taking on the weekend brunch crowd, with service starting at 11am Saturday and Sunday.
London will have the alpine restaurant it never knew it needed
Raclette Brothers will open their first permanent site at Pop Brixton on 1 May, satisfying the capital’s insatiable craving for molten dairy ooze. There will be two raclettes on offer: the traditional Alpine raclette de savoie and the Bermondsey raclette from Kappacasein that has seduced Borough Market goers since time immemorial. Cannon & Cannon (cured meats), Neal’s Yard Dairy and Borough Cheese Company make up a formidable list of suppliers; those uninspired by raclette (!) will be able to sample fondue, sauerkraut rosti balls, beef bourguignon or broad bean hummus. Sides for fondue will be unlimited and a weekly “Waste Not, Want Not” dinner will take place every Tuesday, taking in the collective leftovers from fellow stalls at Pop Brixton.
Pleasant Lady Jianbing opens on Greek Street today
Alex Peffly and Z He, the co-founders of Greek Street’s Bun House and Tea Room, will today open Pleasant Lady Jian Bing Trading Stall, a self-described “hatch” dedicated to serving China’s “most loved street food”, jian bing. Made fresh to order, Pleasant Lady’s jian bing will combine the traditional crispy-skinned crepe with the flavours of He’s native Canton. Topped with a fried egg, fresh vegetables, and a “fiery tomato sauce”, jian bing (£6) will also be available with added Iberico char siu pork, cumin spiced lamb, or grilled miso chicken.
Patty & Bun open a new restaurant, again
As reported by Eater London in January 2018, burger independents / citywide chain Patty & Bun will open a thirteenth site (including collaborations) on Borough High Street in May. The space will be large (on two floors) and there will be a weekday breakfast menu, marking the restaurant out from its siblings — currently the only other breakfast offer can be found at Liverpool Street on Fridays. Details are scant, but with the eminent success of their usual offer, it’s probably safe to expect the expected.