1. 2* Hélène Darroze at The Connaught has launched a new Sunday roast menu in celebration of the humble chicken. 6 courses of pure luxury including confit egg yolk, chicken consommé with ravioli of Bigorre ham, liver “royale” and this splendid Les Landes chicken breast. Book through their website – it’s a must try.
2. Sosharu is Jason Atherton’s latest opening and it’s in the old Turnmills building in Clerkenwell. It’s right on the money; attractive space, lovely staff and impressive food. This chicken skin skewer, with egg yolk for dunking, was splendid.
Read our review here.
3. Dinner by Heston still seems to be doing its thang rather well. We popped in for the set lunch menu priced at £40 for 3 courses but couldn’t resist ordering their signature meat fruit (chicken liver parfait made to look like a mandarin) as a little extra.
4. We do love a good curry. Masala Zone in Soho has undergone an extensive refurb and their butter chicken – it’s not always easy to find a good butter chicken – with garlic naan, was as comforting as we hoped.
5. Dinner at the new Patty & Bun in Soho, which is a really cute spot. Snacks included fried pork skin, fried chicken skin (the last week featured a lot of chicken skin) and a sausage-shaped chicken kiev. It’s not just the burgers that make it worth a visit.
6. Maison Bertaux in Soho is London’s oldest, and undoubtedly quirkiest, patisserie. A café au lait and a cheese croissant (baked daily on the premises) started our day in the rightest of ways.
7. The Electric Cinema in Notting Hill has got to be the cutest cinema we’ve ever been to. This thick cut bacon sandwich was more impressive than the film, Black Mountain Poets.
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