1. It’s all about roofs this week. The top of the Marriott Hotel, with views down Oxford Street, has created another rooftop bar/eatery called Notch (previously Roofnic). The Negronis come in tins, other cocktails in jam jars and these pork buns do just the job at soaking it all up.
2. There’s a new menu on the roof of the Boundary in Shoreditch. Now the sun’s out, the open roof bar was packed while we enjoyed oysters and this Native lobster in the calmer greenhouse restaurant.
3. Speaking of sun, we made the most of it sat in the gorgeous courtyard of the latest restaurant opening at Cliveden House, The Astor Grill. A bottle of Mirabeau, lobster and fries, raspberry jam souffle and this burrata, topped with fennel pollen, was as perfect a Summers day as it gets.
4. The House of Peroni pop up dining experience is due to open soon at Proud East in Hagerston. We were treated to a preview night of Francesco Mazzei’s menu at Sartoria, and what a feast it was. After my 300th bottle of Peroni, this burrata tortelli was the standout dish.
5. Morito have opened a second restaurant on Hackney Road and if this slow cooked rabbit with orange and cinnamon is anything to go by, it’s definitely one to watch.
6. Oldroyd in Islington has long been a favourite. Seasonal dishes like this cured lamb leg with fried artichokes, peas and Berkswell are exactly why this place is so perfect.
7. Now, please excuse the terrible photo, but this was a terrific piece of burnt end at the launch party for Neil Rankin’s new cook book Low and Slow. If you like your meat, then this is the book you need. Buy it on Amazon.
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