New pub and hotel from acclaimed Shoreditch operation launches food
The Buxton — a new pub with rooms from Shoreditch pub The Culpeper — will offer native breed beef, day boat fish, and “British bar snacks” when it opens in mid-May. Namechecked dishes include Dexter beef with celeriac remoulade and garlic and honey purée; asparagus with polenta chip (singular) and stracciatella; and treacle tart with clotted cream. [Hot Dinners]
Growing burger chain pivots to all-day dining
Haché’s new restaurant in Kingston-upon-Thames will be the first in the group to serve a menu that goes beyond burgers. It takes over the former Cau restaurant; owner Jamie Barber says that according to plans, “this will be [the] only opening this year” [Propel Hospitality]
London’s Instagram-driven thirst for poke is going well for some
Island Poke — backed by Chris Miller’s White Rabbit Fund — will open a seventh restaurant, taking over Doughnut Time’s former premises in Victoria. It recently flew in Nancy Silverton to collab on a poke bowl, calling it “a real watershed moment for the brand.”
Gordon Ramsay tells someone to “grow up” online
Chef Ramsay responded to one Twitter user’s attempt to deep fry a Transformer with short shrift. Despite an even-looking cook and some pretty impressive browning on an angular plastic object, Ramsay was clear: it’s not for him.