If you live in London this is your weekly definitive guide to eating in the capital.
1 | Custard Tart & Smoked Caramel @ Two Lights
Two Lights is headed up in the kitchen by Chase Lovecky, a former Clove Club chef who brings that modern British style but with American food and an Asian twist, thanks to spells with the Momofuku restaurants in New York and Sydney.
There is a giant pizza oven in the kitchen, you would think its for flatbread topped with ‘mussles from Brussels’ which is enhanced with the added salty fishiness from a mussles-based sauce. Just make sure you to take heed from the waiter on how to open up the flatbread.
Our favourite thing on the menu is the custard tart & smoked caramel, which is amped up by deep smoked caramel and finished of with a sprinkle of sea salt.
28 Kingsland Road, London, E2 8DA; twolights.restaurant
2 | Rabbit Katsu Bao @ Flesh & Buns Fitzrovia
If you like your steamed bun then you must be delighted there is a new Fresh and Buns location in in Fitzrovia. New to this location is the Rabbit Kastu which come with a fennel and apple slaw. If you have never had rabbit before it tastes similar to chicken. I know everyone says that but rabbit has a lean taste to eat that you can only compare to chicken.
If rabbit isn’t your fancy there is also the the rather regal seven spice Gressingham duck, with a peach chutney. But for real canivores, safe you appetite for the bath chap is a cut of pork from the cheek and jaw, which is served teeth and all. If all these choices seem extreme you can always default to the wagyu steak.
32 Berners Street, London, W1T 3LR; fleshandbuns.com
3 | Tom Brown’s Guest Pizza @ Hai Cenato
Pizza time and to get one of the best pizzas in the capital head over to this Hackney restaurant. The monthly pizza special is always curated by exemplary chefs, November being the turn of Tom Brown, of Cornerstone.
Brown shrimps tossed in lemon, cayenne pepper and nutmeg will top his pizza, along with gherkins, kohlrabi, ricotta and parsley. It is available for the whole of November and costs £15.50 (£1 of that going to the charity Hospitality Action).
2 Sir Simon Milton Square, London, SW1E 5DJ; haicenato.co.uk
4 | Texel Lamb @ Rotunda
Rotunda, has just undergone a massive refurbishment and is celebrating with a new menu as well. It is located on the bottom floor of King’s Place in King’s Cross (home to the music venue and Guardian offices) which backs onto the Regent’s Canal.
The Texel lamb from Rotunda has a fantastic flavour, complemented by crispy, earthy cavolo nero, shallot onion rings fried in a delicate batter and an anchovy dressing.
King’s Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG; rotundabarandrestaurant.co.uk