On today's agenda: FOOD. London has fast become a foodie metropolis of new restaurants, street food movements and dishes becoming a craze quicker than Britney shaving her hair off circa 2007. From street food sensations to the best sit-down dishes, here's our London food edit for where to feed those hangry cravings of yours. Let's eat.
Confit Pork Bao Bun @ Bao Soho and Netil Market on Saturdays (opening soon in Fitzrovia)
Hardly new news, we know, but a must-try all the same. Quite simply, little fluffy parcels of heavenly cooked confit pork, fried chicken, braised pork or lamb. Bao literally deals in bun-dles of steamed perfection. With a petite sized plot in Soho and one to come in Fitzrovia this May, you should probably join the queue now if you want a taste of these bad boys (or go to Netil Market on a Saturday...#justsayin').
Short Beef Ribs @ Blues Kitchen Shoreditch
You've chowed down on BBQ food all over the city. But you ain't tasted nuthin' yet unless you've ripped away at the rich, melt-in-the-mouth, blackened slab of Short Beef Rib from our old faithful, Blues Kitchen. They know blues and they certainly know the old low and slow philosophy. Just look at that wedge of meat. Naughty.
Classic Panko Catch of the Day with Homemade Tartar @ Hook: Pop Brixton or Camden
The biggest catch to hit London's shores for sure. Having quite rightly been crowned (by us) the best fish & chips you'll find this side of the coast, we're hook, line and sinker for this dish. Line caught, paper wrapped and rustic as f***, the only thing missing from this dining experience is some ruddy seagulls. This is PROPAH fish & chippies (with some cheeky Cuban, Cajun and Jamaican panko options thrown in).
Trujillo Tiradito @ Ceviche Old Street
A punchy, spicy yet creamy daydream of responsibly sourced Seabass with chilli tiger's milk, sweet potato crisps, tobiko caviar and Greek yoghurt. If there was ever a plate that made Spring look like an edible delicacy, it's this one. Clean on the palate, oh so fresh and just pretty to look at, there's nothing plain about the fab flavas of this Peruvian portion.
Duck Confit Burger @ The Frenchie: Primrose Hill Market, Camden Lock Market and Brick Lane
The Frenchie know what's up with Duck, may that be clear. With a choice of blue cheese with truffle honey, goats cheese with truffle honey or smoked Applwood cheddar, you'll be munching on a molten topped stack of confit duck and scratchings with rocket, mustard and chutney in a brioche bun. Oops sorry, mind our dribbling.