What they say:
Having cooked for President Barack Obama and catered for some of the world's most fabled celebrities, Chef Marcus Samuelsson unpacks the larger-than-life flavours of his flagship Harlem-based restaurant in Shoreditch. The new Red Rooster will keep to Samuelsson's winning formula, plating up deliciously cooked fried chicken that's been marinated in buttermilk, coconut milk and coated in a range of seasonings from across the world. Additionally, guests can expect to find dishes inspired by the city's diverse collection of communities. Balancing stunning flavours with the perfect amount of quirk, keep an eye out for this spot.
What we say:
Despite not even having a specific opening date, we can't help being embarrassingly over-excited by this news. Chef don't come more experienced than Samuelsson and, without question, his fried chicken will be able to compete with the best that London has to offer. But what intrigues us the most are the chef's East London inspired dishes. Details are pretty sparse, but we've caught wind that the culinary influences of both the thriving Jewish and Bangladeshi communities are set to feature heavily. Trust us, Red Rooster promises to be a hit.