29th September 2020

From Morning to Noon to Dusk, here are our picks of what to eat and drink.
What a week. Once again, we were in shock but then awe at just how quickly hospitality folk reacted, amended, pivoted to this next curveball. A curfew. 

We thought we'd highlight all the brilliant things you still can do, from our roost. And there's more to come next week.

With night falling earlier and the new government restrictions coming into play, we wanted to share some ideas for making the most of daytime through to dusk, as well as a section for those of us shielding. All bases covered then!

Read on for weekend plans and much more... 
Start the morning with London’s best coffee from Ozone Coffee Roasters, whether you’re in Shoreditch or Bethnal Green. Their Antipodean inspired brunch is not to be missed either.
Ottolenghi Spitalfields has reopened with new dishes like Yoghurt flatbread, za’atar potatoes and fried egg from head chef David Bravo.

Whilst out west, The Pilgrm is championing wholesomeness with Caramelised banana on rye toast with almond butter.
For South Londoners, weekends are looking a little brighter, with the launch of Angela Hartnett’s first ever brunch at Cafe Murano Bermondsey.
With staycations in the capital an autumnal necessity, central London is the perfect destination for a great value, Michelin-starred lunch. Murano is serving a set lunch menu (2 courses £30; 3 courses £35) abounding with seasonal hits, such as Fig leaf pannacotta with fresh fig.
ROVI is celebrating the changing seasons too, with head chef Neil Campbell’s incoming dishes, including Kale and onion bhaji, caraway, lime and yoghurt sauce.
For workers, who aren’t able to WFH, Kolamba is offering an express lunch priced at £10. Keeping flavours fresh, the ‘Rice and Curry’ plate features Aushi and Eroshan’s signature Ceylon chicken curry and steamed basmati rice with dhal; sauteed coconut green beans; tomato sambol; pol sambol; and Malay pickle. 
Grab a sultry cocktail at Zelman Meats Soho, which has just reopened, where, to celebrate, FREE Negronis are the order of the day and Lobster croquettes are a must.
We can think of no better place to enjoy a glass of Italian wine than at Passione Vino, London’s worst kept secret. A Puglian Rivale pinot noir is a current favourite.
Dine at dusk with NOPI’s exquisite early evening menu, priced at £25 and featuring the Valdeón cheesecake with pickled beetroot, honey and almonds, of course.
Londoners can get the full Ottolenghi experience, with dinner at Ottolenghi Islington think Slow roasted spiced celeriac, pickled girolles and white truffle oil.
Spring is making the most of the hours shift by extending their dining room! The stunning Salon room is now available for reservations.
And if you would prefer to enjoy a slice of hospitality at home, Colette now do dinner parties! The team will plan the entire menu for you, from canapés to desserts with wine pairings available from their wonderful cellar, all delivered to your front door.

Pop by the Trullo Shop, adjacent to their restaurant for all the necessary heat-at-home components to make dishes such as "Steamed and grilled chicken, coco blanc and crispy rosemary and anchovy dressing."
If you’re looking for something quick and easy, the launch of Ottolenghi Ready is exactly what you need - pouches packed full of flavour they’re more nutritious, better for you and quicker than ordering a take-away! 

Finally, the Spring online shop is designed for those seeking a leisurely afternoon, cooking with the most beautiful ingredients from Fern Verrow farm and Heckfield Home Farm.

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