Contemporary Indian restaurant lays down soft launch
Kricket — Brixton pop-up turned Soho restaurant and Brixton restaurant — will soft launch its new site at the Television Centre development September 20. As Richard Vines writes on Twitter, a 50 percent discount will ballast an entire new menu. Credit where it’s due.
Supper club series will bring dirty dishes to Islington
Francesco Mazzei’s Radici will host a series of supper clubs from “chef-turned-model-turned-chef-again” Isaac Carew, in support of Carew’s book Dirty Dishes. Carew is also the partner of global pop sensation Dua Lipa — entries for Fame Hungry coming soon.
More details on Newington Green’s new bakery
Jolene — the third site and bakery from the Westerns Laundry and Primeur group — will open 9am on weekdays. The bread will be made from grains milled on site from Naroques, Andy Cato’s Gascony farm, with the wheat varietals planted in the U.K. for the first time to facilitate local supply.
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Chick ‘n’ Sours changes tack on Upper Street, again
First it was a Chik’n, then it was a maybe, and now it’s a Chick ‘n’ Sours. Upper Street’s restaurant flux continues with the news — via Hot Dinners — that Chick ‘n’ Sours latest opening in Islington will indeed be another Chick ‘n’ Sours.
Park Chinois’ building changes hands
The Berkeley Street townhouse that ensconces Park Chinois by Hakkasan restaurateur Alan Yau has been bought for over £42 million, Big Hospitality reports. Yau recently presaged a bleak future for Chinese cuisine in London at a panel discussion featuring Jay Rayner; it’s unclear as yet whether this will affect his restaurant.