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London’s Kings of Caff Poptimism Are Hooking Up With a Cocktail Master

Tufnell Park hit Norman’s will partner with Ryan’s Chetiyawardana’s Seed Library on an evening food menu

A cocktail on a red background, surrounded by white plates of Frazzles with cod’s roe; a cheese toastie; and chicken nuggets.
A cocktail surrounded by Norman’s dishes, including Frazzles with smoke cod’s roe.
Caitlin Isola/Seed Library

Hit Tufnell Park modern caff Norman’s will partner with a London cocktail master’s new Shoreditch digs for eight weeks. Richie Hayes and Elliott Kaye will take over the food menu at Ryan Chetiyawardana’s Seed Library, bringing chip butties; Frazzles and cod’s roe; and chicken nuggets to east London alongside the bar’s coriander seed gimlets and crab apple daiquiris.

The bar — which already serves potato smilies as one of its own snacks — will also be adding smoked ham and mustard; a cheese and onion toastie; and a syrup sponge pudding to its roster from 21 September. It’s part of a new series of “kitchen collabs” from Chetiyawardana and his team, and he says that “we share their love of comforting classics and iconic British dishes. With their approach of stripping things back and letting the ingredients shine, they were an obvious first pick.”

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