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The Best of Food in March

5 March 2018 Livvi Alderson-Tuck

With the plummeting temperatures in the capital, it may not seem like spring is on the way, however with new restaurants and bars sprouting up around the capital, maybe sunshine and warmer days aren’t too far away. This March, we see some street food favorites finally getting bricks and mortar, a local favorite’s expansion to other side of the city and a celebrity chef make their first venture into the London food scene; there is lots of delicious food on offer, so tuck on in to London Calling’s recommendations below.

Zia Lucia- Brook Green

After delighting hordes of pizza lovers on Holloway Road with their crispy, wood fired bases and array of tasty toppings, Zia Lucia are opening a second restaurant in Brook Green to spread their pizza expertise across the capital. Known for their charcoal black pizza base, Zia Lucia offer specials based on fresh, seasonal produce, alongside classic Mediterranean flavour combinations, such as the Mariona (mozzarella, gorgonzola and speck), the Arianna (mozzarella, fresh sausage, taleggio goats cheese, pecorino and truffle honey) and the Le Vegana (butternut squash cream, fresh tomatoes, asparagus and sun dried tomatoes). And if you still haven’t had your pizza fill, they also offer a dessert pizza; stuffed Nutella crust, with custard, fresh fruit and honey. The 50 seat restaurant also has an outdoor seating so when summer comes round, you can dine al fresco.  

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The Vurger Co- Shoreditch

Who says vegan food has to be green smoothies and raw veggies? The Vurger Co, a street food favourite, now has its own home in Shoreditch, where you can pig out on indulgent junk food, without all the artery blocking grease. Expect gooey mac and cheese, creamy milkshakes and juicy burgers, without an animal product in sight, such as the MLT which is made from baked mushrooms, peppery rocket and sundried tomatoes. The restaurant will be a small one, only seating 30 at a time, so expect it to be packed with many of Vurger Co.’s loyal fans, so loyal in fact that they helped fund their Crowdfunding goal in under 72 hours to get this little spot up and running.

Opening 12 March


Gizzi Erksine at Mare St Market

Gizzi is no new face to the world of food, with countless pop ups, residencies, collaborations and TV shows under her belt, however this new spot on Mare Street will be her first permanent restaurant. The food will primarily be centered around a woodfire & rotisserie menu with a farm to plate ethos, so expect lots of smoky flavors with super fresh, local produce. Dishes to get excited about include roasted buffalo cauliflower with gorgonzola sauce & pickled celery and rotisserie chicken with chicken schmaltz Béarnaise sauce. There will also be a raw bar, serving up shellfish and steak tartare, a gelato bar from Hackney Gelato as well as a market selling Hackney produce, a record shop and a podcast station.

Opening Mid March

 
Ham- West Hampstead

Head Chef from beloved East Dulwich’s ToastED is opening a new restaurant in West Hampstead, which aims to create a cosy, homely vibe while serving up delicious brunch and dinner. The menu will change frequently, using seasonal produce and experimenting with interesting flavour combinations. For brunch, you can eat mushrooms and Doddington (local cheese) on toast, or for something sweet, try their crumpets with honeycomb, Westcomb ricotta with honey and hibiscus yoghurt. The menu gets even more enticing for dinner time, with dishes such as Herdwick lamb with Brussel sprouts, ricotta and anchovy or the pumpkin and buttermilk tart with basil and yuzu. Their philosophy is to cook imaginative British food, that allows the quality of ingredients to shine, which is a philosophy we very much can get on board with.

Opening Early March

 
Prosecco House- Tower Bridge

If you are a fan of the fizzy stuff (and frankly, who isn’t), this new bar nestled in the swanky One Tower Bridge apartment complex will become your mothership. Serving an array of prosecco from a variety of regions in Italy, some which are the first of their kind in London, at Prosecco House you can buy by the glass or the bottle, and can even buy bottles to take home if one really tipples your fancy. Cocktails such as Bellini’s and spritzes will be on offer, alongside some Italian style antipasti to soak up the bubbles; expect chucks of parmesan, cured meats and salty artichoke hearts. While this bar has an upmarket location, the price tags are for the masses, with bottles from £30 and glasses from £7.50.  

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