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Queen’s Park Restaurant Joins London’s Natural Wine and Small Plate Brigade

Plus, St. John launches a charitable support scheme, and more food news

Avocado toast, poke bowls and granola with yoghurt at all-day dining restaurant Milk Beach in Queen’s Park, north west London Milk Beach [Official Photo]

Natural wine goes north west

CODE reports that a new all-day dining/natural wine project has opened in Queen’s Park, north west London. Milk Beach — owned by two-time U.K. coffee roasting champion Matthew Robley-Siemonsma and Elliot Milne — is serving speciality coffee and all-day brunch; it will launch a natural wine and evening menu in the coming weeks, with dishes including beef cheek pappardelle, shaoxing-poached sea bass, and taramasalata on toast, obviously. P. Franco chef George Tomlin consulted on the menu; his residency at the celebrated Lower Clapton wine bar ends 23 September, with a move to Zurich to open a restaurant following. P. Franco announces his successor today, 10 September.

Vegans and vegetarians want more burgers

There’s even more “plant-based” dining coming to (east) London. Following Genesis’ gap year vibes, By Chloe’s American-leaning fast food, and the promise of two east Anglian arrivals, Hot Dinners reports that Flipside will open in Farringdon. Expect the ‘beyond burger’, ‘who ya callin’ chicken’, and ‘the flipside quarter pounder’, all air-fried, all-day, with chicken salt fries without chicken on the side.

New Camberwell restaurant looks a mixed bag

Fat Phil’s will open on the former Mike and Ollie site on Camberwell’s Church Street. Eater London contributor Helen Graves spotted the opening, which is led by Phil Cooper (ex-Riverside Inn, Claridge’s.) The ‘about’ section of the website is currently taken up by lorem ipsum, while the menu proffers “basturd hot sauce” alongside a confusion of radishes and cod’s roe; lamb kofta; steak tartar with rye whiskey, and ‘terrine of chocolate ganache and digestive’: fridge cake, isn’t it.

Fish and chips for Soho

As Eater reported earlier this year, popular restaurant and market stall The Chipping Forecast will open on Greek Street in Soho. The sustainable fish and chip restaurant, which started on Berwick Street before opening in Notting Hill in 2016, will open this Thursday 13 September.

North Indian restaurant feared closed remains open

Dean Street’s Red Fort looked to be closed, but the north Indian restaurant’s website indicates that it is in fact being refurbished.

Prominent restaurant group launches anti-ageism movement

Corbin and King, which owns The Wolseley, The Delaunay, and Brasserie Zédel, will double the number of over 50s on its books, according to Big Hospitality. Co-founder Jeremy King said, “There are lot of people who have been in restaurant businesses who have then gone off and done other things and they feel uncomfortable about coming back.”

St. John will mentor community food initiatives

Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver’s St. John will follow its new bakery in Neal’s Yard with a charitable partnership. Henderson and Gulliver have joined up with London Food Link to offer mentorship to community-led food enterprises.

Ramen for the little ones in N1

London ramen restaurant Kanada-Ya will launch a kids’ menu at its Upper Street restaurant in Islington. Chicken kaarage and panda onigiri will be available as starters, with vegetarian ramen and chicken paitan — with the creaminess of pork tonkotsu, less the pork — as mains. Two courses will come in at £6.90.

St. John

26 Saint John Street, , England EC1M 4AY 020 7251 0848 Visit Website

Milk

18-20 Bedford Hill, , England SW12 9RG 020 8772 9085 Visit Website

By Chloe

24-43 Russell Street , London , WC2B 5HA Visit Website

Kanada-Ya

64 Saint Giles High Street, , England WC2H 8LE 020 7240 0232 Visit Website

Upper Street

Upper Street, , England N1

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