phone mail2 facebook twitter play whatsapp
Advertisement
© Angelina

Where to eat: best fusion restaurants in London

11 February 2019 Billie Manning

From Japanese-Italian to Cuban-Asian, we pick out places for you to get your mixed-up fix.

Spotlight on: Angelina
Japanese-Italian family restaurant Angelina are opening on Valentine’s Day this week, but will we be falling in love with them? The about section on their website suggests we might: they describe themselves ‘if a Nonna [Italian grandmother] and a Baba [Japanese grandmother] spent a day together in the kitchen sharing recipes, and then decided to open a restaurant’.
 
You might be thinking Japanese-Italian fusion sounds weird, and this isn’t a label Angelina are shying away from: they describe their mix of cuisines as ‘surreal’, although the restaurant rightly points out the two food cultures’ shared values of freshness, seasonality and a land-to-table ethos.
 
So how is this interesting mix actually expressed on the menu? Well, such dishes as unagi risotto and black sesame pannacotta – combining one of Japan’s iconic ingredients with one of Italy’s staple dishes – show you the kind of delicious offering Angelina will be treating Dalston to. Both of these dishes are part of Angelina’s tasting menu, which will cost you a hot £48 and comprise of 8 dishes. Burning less of a hole in your pocket will be the £9 daily dish and coming in at just £12 with wine, it’s a bargain.
 
One more thing: Angelina’s will host a teeny-tiny Tokyo-inspired hidden bar called the Golden Gal, which will seat just six people and hold a strict no-phones policy – just the right twist to add to this cocktail.
 
Angelina restaurant dessert
Angelina's black sesame pannacotta

The Best of the Rest:
 
Asia de Cuba: The clue is in the name, the proof is in the pudding - this is Asian-Cuban fusion to drool over
 
Cocochan: Walls more purple than Prince, food fit for a king (or queen)
 
Temper: Non-trad South American meets twists and turns from all over the world
 
{ad-placement-MPU1}

Most popular

What to See at The Cinema

What to See at The Cinema

Your go-to guide to what's on the silver screen
Advertisement
Top Theatre of the Week

Top Theatre of the Week

Where to get the best of new theatre openings in London
Advertisement
Top Exhibitions of the Week

Top Exhibitions of the Week

The place to come for all the best current exhibitions in London...
Advertisement
Top Gigs of the Week

Top Gigs of the Week

From underground indie to rap stars to house legends, we've got you covered...
Advertisement
Where to Eat for a Fiver or Less

Where to Eat for a Fiver or Less

We go on a mission to find the absolute cheapest eats in London
Best Parks for Picnics in South London

Best Parks for Picnics in South London

Grab a wicker basket, fill it with treats - perhaps a bottle of bubbly - and get lost in these peaceful evergreen parks
Marvellous May Half-Term Activities for Families

Marvellous May Half-Term Activities for Families

Disco dancing, circus flipping, science discovery, barbecue eating...
Review: The Crystal Maze Experience 2019

Review: The Crystal Maze Experience 2019

Does the new Piccadilly Circus location live up to the hype?
Review - Avalanche: A Love Story

Review - Avalanche: A Love Story

Maxine Peake delivers a gutting performance in this fertility drama

Your inbox deserves a little culture!!

Advertisement