If you saw our top tips for where to get London’s best pancakes last week, then you know that we’ve been working with London broadband provider, Relish, to scope out some of London’s top food spots this February. We’re taking you on a feasting tour of some of the latest and some of the greatest eateries, that we think are perfect for a spot of February Feasting.
To kick things off, our first suggestion is the brilliant new restaurant opened atop The Old George pub in Bethnal Green. On arrival you’ll head up the narrow staircase to a pristine new dining room that’s a brilliant shade of yellow with quaint fittings and fixtures accompanied by taxidermy and glass decanters. The man in charge in the kitchen is head chef Jay Bond and he’s created a small but delicious new fine dining menu with great seasonal British ingredients, that won’t break the bank. Highlights include the Lamb Neck Croquettes with Mint Aioli, Corn-Fed Poussin with Creamed Baby Savoy Cabbage and Smoked Bacon Mash and the beautiful Blood Orange Tart.
Moving West, Pont St. has just launched it’s brand new Bottomless Brunch and priced at just £49 per person, it’s a real feast for a relaxing Sunday treat. Guests are invited to indulge on bottomless Bloody Marys and Mimosas, whilst gorging on some of Chef, Sophie Michell’s finest dishes. Starters are designed as sharing platters for the table, such as Whipped Lardo with Toasted Sourdough or the delicious Charcuterie with homemade Pickles. For mains, we couldn’t fight the temptations of the Nutella Stuffed French Toast, this is an absolute must in our eyes! Although, the indulgence doesn’t end there as dessert is the pudding sharing plate with Banana Bourbon Sundaes, Nutella Donuts and Oreo Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches!
Ever found yourself in Soho scratching your head with confusion about where to eat? No matter how many places we review, we always draw a blank when walking around the maze-like streets. This next one comes from chef-owner Bonny Porter who was a finalist in Australian ‘MasterChef’ in 2012. Balls & Company is the meatball-specialist in Soho, whether that’s hearty and rich Wagyu Beef or the more healthy options of Salmon or even Quinoa! Dishes are delicious with an array of sauces and sides to accompany your main, it’s the perfect spot for feasting with friends. What’s more the puddings are delicious, our favourite being the Cheesecake Stuffed Donuts with Salted Caramel Sauce!
Moving towards theatre-land, our newest opening of the season, with it’s doors flung wide only on the 2nd of February, is the Parisian export, Frenchie, located on Henrietta Street in Covent Garden. This is a great little spot, beautifully decorated with an excellent menu that echoes its Parisian counterpart with simple yet brilliant dishes, which are heavily influenced by Greg’s travels from London to New York through Spain and Hong Kong. Top dishes include the Roasted Carrots with Vadouvan, Medjool Dates & Barley; Braised Pig Head with Smoked Bramley Apple, Jerusalem Artichoke & Buckwheat or Greg’s gorgeous version of the British Banoffee.
Last but not least is one of our favourite street food vendors turned permanent shops, the brilliant Street Kitchen. These guys know exactly what they’re doing when it comes to veg, with ex-environmental scientist Mark Jankel at the helm and his mission objective of piloting sustainable sourcing practices, whilst bringing busy Londonders the tastiest, restaurant-quality food. He’s just opened a permanent fixture in London Fields and with it comes his brilliant brunch menu. Starters consist of build it yourself pitas, using homemade hummus, beautifully pickled veg and delicious Spiced Aubergine, demonstrating that if you want flavour, you don’t need meat! Mains consist of more brilliant flavour pairings, whilst dessert is the incredible Créme Brûmel! That’s a Creme Brûlée created in the style of a Creme Caramel and take it from us, it is heavenly. What’s more, all in, it costs less than £20, which is excellent for food of that standard.
There you have it, our top spots for February Feasting. Anything we missed, be sure to let us know and we’ll head down and take a look for ourselves. Keep your eyes peeled for more of our February Feasting hotspots with Relish!