London's Best New Food And Drink Openings In June

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London's Best New Food And Drink Openings In June

Launch dates are liable to get moved about — we've listed details where available but check in with the venues for the latest word on their openings.  

Bite Me Burger Co are conquering London one slider at a time.
Alright, eight sliders at a time.

Bite Me Burger Co, Holborn - pop-up

What's better than a burger? Many burgers. And even better than many burgers: ones created by chef Adam Rawson, two-time winner of the annual Slider Decider.

Thank all the powers that he decided to go with sliders, because the beauty of multiple tiny burgers is not having to choose between the Duck Me — duck meat, smoked hoisin, Swiss cheese and truffle — and the BC — beef, bacon, brie, crispy onion and cream cheese aioli. Buy them by the pair, the four or the sharing feast and get stuck in and sticky. Remember this isn't going to be a lasting thing in Holborn — a permanent site further west is being talked about for later in the year — so eat your fill while they're still sharing a space with Cha Chaan Teng.

Bite Me Burger Co, 38 Kingsway, WC2B 6EY. Open 5 June, with a 50% off soft launch 5 - 7 June.

Smoke & Salt, Brixton

One more reason to love Pop Brixton, with the arrival of this smoking, brining, curing duo's first permanent site.

'Modern dining, ancient techniques' is how chefs Remi Williams and Aaron Webster pitch their offering. At their Chapel Bar residency last year, that translated to dishes like radishes served with schmaltz — Ashkenazi-style salty, rendered chicken fat — and spring lamb with vivid green garlic sauce and pickled okra. We're hoping for more of the same. And for the return of their simple and brilliant Guinness-glazed bread twists.

Smoke & Salt, Pop Brixton, 49 Brixton Station Road, SW9 8PQ.

Williams and Webster: bringing Smoke & Salt to Pop Brixton.

Made of Dough, Peckham

Lean dough, long fermentation and a generous hand with their top quality toppings all set these guys apart from the pizza crowd. Their Pop Brixton stand — and a healthy helping of sobrasada — even managed to reconcile us to the existence of white pizza. Dark magic. Now they're opening in Peckham, with a new sideline in gelato shakes and, apparently, dutty riddims.

Made of Dough, 182 Bellenden Road, SE15 4BW. Open 9 June.

Woodfired wizardry: Made of Dough comes to Peckham

Magpie, Mayfair

This one's shrouded in mystery — no website at time of writing, no opening date more specific than 'June', no booking system, no menu released. Doesn't stop excitement for this Heddon Street arrival being at fever-pitch for anybody who's visited its older sister, Pidgin in Hackney.

Pidgin is a small beauty of a bistro, running Asian-inspired set menus. There's talk of dim sum, trolley service and an a la carte menu at Magpie, so it can't be that similar to its sibling — but if it comes with half the skill and accomplished calm, it'll be a banger.

Magpie, 10 Heddon Street, W1B 4BX.

Radio Alice, Clapham

A second site for the Hoxton pizzeria with the unorthodox pizza approach: make the base, bake the base and then — only then — add the toppings. Italian friends we've run this by have been varying degrees of horrified, intrigued and 'yeah, obvs' about this — particularly our mates from Milan, where Radio Alice is already a known quantity thanks to their Italian pizzerias, Berbere. Now you can investigate and form your own views via their new Clapham site.

Radio Alice, 67 Venn Street, SW4 0AU.

Topped after baking: the maverick methods of Radio Alice pizza

More June food news

Hackney Taco Fest: Taco-touters Tacutacu come to Autumn Yard with combinations like chocolate ox cheek, and Mexi-Asian fish. 14 - 17 June.

Late night drinking in Mayfair: Dickie's Bar launches at Corrigan's Mayfair, with a USP of cocktails made from ingredients harvested from Richard Corrigan's farm in Ireland. Open 21 June.

Punk tapas at Last Days of Shoreditch: A pop-up within a pop-up. Chef Ben Spalding is doing small dishes of big flavours — chicken skin sandwiches, duck cooked in a chocolate salt crust — at Last Days of Shoreditch. Book tickets at Small Plate Sessions. Open until 26 August.

London Food Month: Night market, vodka brunch and Uzbeki afternoon tea all jostle together in London Food Month's ridiculously packed and exuberant line-up. Night Market: open 7 June - 18 June.

Dig into some comedy: A new monthly event at the Biscuit Building in Shoreditch, The Last Resort offers three courses matched to three comedians. Menus are secret but June's is summer holiday-themed. Starts 2 June.

Get a slice of the action: Homeslice in Fitzrovia is bringing unlimited pizza to your Sunday with the summer Slice and Spritz menu. Book ahead for 90 minutes of unlimited pizza — with all of their pizzas available by the slice, rather than the usual three. It's £12.50 for a ticket. Book for 18 June or further dates in July.

Last Updated 01 June 2017