Eat & Drink
The Only Way Is Out, Ba-by
London has it’s fair share of outdoor spots. And for sure nothing breaks the daily grind quite like a leisurely lunch in the wild with friends (preferably attractive ones: you’re on show here, remember). But fancy an al fresco nibble and all too often you find yourself with yet another slither of a Pret or a disappointingly greasy local Chinese. And just try getting a table out in the fresh, balmy air without at least 24 hours notice… Oh how those waiters laugh.
Looking for a way to cool down this summer? Time to stuff the frozen yogurt, take your tongue out of the freezer and wrap it around some of the city’s chicest new gelato joints – and they’re not too calorific either.
Strawberries with cream, picnics in the park and canapés in the courtyard – a gastro-spread which only points to one thing – summer. But if traditional fare isn’t tickling your taste buds, there’s a new crop of quirky cuisine to tempt you away from the green.
A Matter of Taste
UJ are determined to rediscover the joy of food this month with a visit to Taste of London’s finger-lickin’ festival for a gastronomic tour de force, before heading over to The Experimental Food Society’s inaugural jelly-themed talk and gearing up for Bompass and Parr’s Occult Jams, complete with Great Pyramid sand infusions and ghosts of Princesses past.
South East Scene
It had to happen. East London’s 15 minutes of foodie fame has been stretched to the limit, and with South East folk – amongst the most area-devoted of all Londoners –beetling away so creatively over the last few years, the Twenty-Tens might be their decade..
Hot 5 Tables: Bar Dining
UJ’s foodie has been out and about sourcing sauce for her brand new column, Restaurant Radar – covering all the newest openings and some of our favourites in easily digestible offerings – starting with Bar Foodies.?