What new culinary delights has London got in store for us this June?
The Inception Group, the brains behind the likes of Barts, Maggies, Bunga Bunga and Mr. Foggs are opening another awesome tongue-in-cheek themed bar.
Reminiscent of a Latin American beach party Cocobananas will be bringing the passion and spirit of Brazil to Battersea. Opening its doors in June when Brazil mania hits Britain’s shores as the World Cup kicks off, the venues sense of fun and festa will come from nightly live sets, cachaça in cocktails and Brazilian street food. Served by surf short-ed and sarong-ed staff, you just have to sit back, relax and soak up the exotic vibes.
101 Howie Street
Fri – Sat 10.30pm – 2.30am
Barzinho – Soho
Sunshine is guaranteed in Soho this summer with the launch of Barzinho at Archer Street. Inspired by the stunning ‘it’ destination of 2014, the venue shall be transforming their downstairs bar into a bold and beautiful Brazilian oasis guaranteed to bring the Carnival joy into your life regardless of the weather outside.
Barzinho at Archer Street
3-4 Archer Street
T: 020 7734 3342
Mon – Thurs: 4pm – 1am; Fri – Sat: 2pm – 1am
Owned by John Sim and Cati Bego, Comensal will serve a menu of contemporary Mexican food, including enchiladas, ceviche, taquitos and homemade mole and guacamole, as well as a range of regularly changing specials.
The restaurant will also boast a well stocked bar serving a selection of beers, wines, Margaritas and a number of 100% agave tequilas.
John and Cati met in Mexico city and Comensal is their first opening in the UK. All food will be prepared in house by Head Chef Eduardo Santiago using fresh produce.
Commensal will fully open 6th June.
32 Abbeville Road
Tel. 020 8673 7272
Mon – Fri: 12pm – Midnight; Weekends: 9.30am – Midnight
Clockjack Oven – Revamped
Clockjack Oven is being revamped! The chaps are pleased to be launching a brand new lunch offering, including a range of delicious new salads, breads and the restaurant’s signature, free – range rotisserie chicken, available for takeaway or as a fast – dining, eat – in option.
Based around a selection of seasonal salads which are freshly made and change on a daily basis, available on their own or paired with the restaurant’ succulent, rotisserie chicken, the new lunch offering will guarantee a quicker delivery during lunchtimes.
The new lunch offering launches on 2 June, and will operate between midday and 4pm, while the restaurant’s core menu will also be available for dine-in customers throughout the day.
14 Denman Street,
Mon – Wed: 12 noon – 10pm; Thu – Sat: 12 noon – 11pm; Sun: 12 noon – 9pm
Verden Wine Bar & Deli
At an old pub near Hackney Down a Danish-style bar and deli is being matured. Full to the brim with fine wine, cured meats and stinky cheeses (so you know they’re good) Verden will let you dine in an authentic Victorian setting and even take a little bit of Holland home.
Verden Wine Bar & Deli
181 Clarence Road
Tues – Sat 10am – Midnight; Sunday 10am – 10.30pm
TED (Think.Eat.Drink) – Kings Cross
Originally creted as a consultancy to help guys in the food & drink industry, Ted has evolved. Offering ethically sources British produce TED is all about environment and sustainability. Founder Jamie Grainger-Smith is putting the ‘green’ into gourmet’. The interior looks stunning and is environmentally conscious with food sourced from a hand picked community of suppliers, if this is anything to go by the food should be cracking!
47-51 Caledonian Road
The buzzing Carnaby is playing host to a brand new American restaurant, Stax. Brainchild of Bea Vo, Stax will offer home ground beef burgers, crispy fried chicken, sundaes, brownies and frozen custard. Aside from the food these guys will welcome you with open arms in homely environment. Think a long road trip, getting out to stretch your legs and grabbing a juicy burger from the local diner.
We love them already as they asked the all important question. Triple cooked chips, skins on or off?
Stax opens on June 14th.
1.7 Kingly Court
31a Villiers Street