London Food & Drink News: 12 May 2011

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London Food & Drink News: 12 May 2011

A taste of what’s what in recent and upcoming London food and drink news:

Dalston's Shacklewell Arms has new owners. With the relaunches of Eat Your Own Ears and Pub on the Park listed as creditials, the proprietors promise to serve real ciders and ales such as Yorkshire brewery Copper Dragon’s Golden Ale at the Shacklewell along with “homemade traditional” pub grub and a wider food menu to roll out over the summer.

Jun Tanaka and Mark Jankel's sustainability focused Street Kitchen is back. After its successful launch during last year's London Restaurant Festival, the vintage silver Airstream will re-open for business from 27 June for three months serving “British bistro-style lunches” between 11.30am and 2.30pm at Broadgate Monday to Friday for the first two weeks, then Tuesday through Thursday until the end of September. Typical take-away dishes might include crisp lamb shoulder with wet garlic, carrots and mint dressing and black bream with smoked aubergine and roast tomato vinaigrette with prices coming in around £4.50 to £7.50.

For more Tanaka tastings, Jun will host a series of al fresco seafood masterclasses and barbecues in the courtyard of Renaissance London Chancery Court hotel (home of his Pearl Restaurant and Bar) on High Holborn over three Sunday afternoons from 12.30pm to 4pm during July and August (10 July, 31 July and 7 August). Upon arrival, guests will be welcomed with a glass of bubbly before Jun demonstrates a series of alternative barbecue dishes, such as scallops baked in the shell with lime, chilli and yuzu and rosemary-smoked mackerel married with horseradish crème fraiche. During each masterclass, guests will have the opportunity to quiz the chef and have their cooking queries answered. Tickets cost £45 and include a glass of champagne, seafood demonstrations and lunch.  To book call 020 7829 7000 or email

Beloved burger chain Byron has launched a brand new top ten craft beer menu of its favourite craft brewers. Available since 31 May and “throughout the summer”, the menu includes Brewdog Punk IPA, Flying Dog Snake Dog and the Odell Cutthroat Porter.

Looking for a thrifty way to impress your frugal dad this Father's Day? Brasserie Joël at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge hotel is offering a “Dads Dine Free” special for bookings of four or more people on Sunday the 19th. You'll need to order from the two course (£24.95) or three course (£29.95) Sunday lunch menu with a range of dishes, which includes starters like French onion soup and chicken liver parfait with homemade bread, and mains such as traditional fish pie and roast Scottish beef with all the trimmings. To book call 020 7620 7272 and quote “Dad eats for free”.  Drinks are excluded in the offer.


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