Highlighting this month’s most promising London food launches, Something Curated takes a closer look at what to try, as well as the founders and proprietors behind the openings.
Snackbar || Freddie Janssen & Anais van Manen
A new neighbourhood cafe will open on the site of an urban farm shop in Dalston, east London this month. Founder Freddie Janssen, author of Pickled, has teamed up with Bao Fitzrovia development chef Anaïs van Manen for the project. The cafe will have multiple mini-farm installations; aided by high-tech indoor allotments and an outdoor polytunnel, the eatery will grow its own vegetables, herbs, and fungi.
20 Dalston Lane, London E8 3AZ
Mama Fuego || Lynette & Cloe de la Vega
The 70-cover restaurant, featuring a milk bar, lounge, bakery and riverside garden, has been conceived by mother and daughter duo Lynette and Cloe de la Vega, who are behind the hospitality group Banksia & Co. The new eatery’s milk bar, bringing a taste of Australian café culture to London, will serve cakes, matcha deserts, Tim Tams and Cararmello Koalas, while the all day menu includes fresh salads, small plates, and larger format sharing dishes.
69-72 Olympian Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0NA
Sons and Daughters || James Ramsden & Sam Herlihy
James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy, the duo behind Hackney’s innovative fine dining restaurant Pidgin will launch their third food business, Sons and Daughters, a sandwich, soft serve, and craft beer shop in Coal Drops Yard this month. There are few details confirmed but Herlihy has revealed, “All of our sandwiches are made in house using the freshest and best ingredients around.”
Coal Drops Yard, Stable St, Kings Cross, London N1C 4DQ
BaoziInn Borough || Wei Shao
Serving up a plentiful selection of dumplings, as well as other Sichuan and Hunan treats like dan dan noodles and skewers, BaoziInn is launching their third, and extra large, new space. The flagship site will feature street food dishes, noodles, buns and BaoziInn’s popular coloured dumplings made using natural ingredients like beetroot and spinach, with the addition of Cantonese roast meats like barbeque roast duck and crispy roast pork belly.
4-36 Southwark St, SE1 9HP
Feature image via BaoziInn