1. Fried chicken from The LockhartÂ at the chef’s calendar launch – modelled here by Duck and Waffleâ€™s Dan Doherty. The calendar, which can be bought here, features some of Londonâ€™s hottest chefs (in both senses of the word) and all the proceeds go towards Action Against Hunger – a thoroughly worthy cause.
2. A profiterole with a squeezy bottle of â€œexotic sauceâ€. A day trip out of London for me Mamâ€™s birthday to Pennyhill Park saw a slightly disappointing afternoon tea (it all felt a bit garden centre cafe) but this sweet treat was a bit of all right.
3. Wazen replaces Den in Kings Cross (itâ€™s by the same chaps) and these tempura prawns were utterly divine – I love a battered prawn. The sushi and sake is top notch too.
4. Picanha at Zelman Meats in Soho. It takes the place of Rex & Mariano, which is a real shame, but itâ€™s certainly a worthy replacement. Served pink and sitting in a puddle of its own juices, the Picanha might be a cheaper cut of beef, but the flavour is spectacular.
5. XL Black Tiger Prawn and fries by Prawnography at the new Hawker House in Canada Water. Yeah, itâ€™s a random location, but donâ€™t let that put you off as this new street food arena is really rather good.
6. A plate of sandwiches at Cahoots in Kingly Court. Their new Squiffy Picnic, available on Sundays, gets you a whole host of nibbles and plenty of booze to keep you going, along with live music – itâ€™s fun, fun, fun.
7. A beef taco at Wahaca’s Day of the Dead party at Tobacco Docks. Revellers got dressed up to the nines, including Helena Bonham Carter, who made a special appearance, for this Mexican celebration of the dead.
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