London Food & Drink News: 8 September 2011

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London Food & Drink News: 8 September 2011

How do you like your eggs in the morning? That's what Big Chill House wants to know for their recently launched “Breakfast Your Way” menu. Available from 8-11.30am during the week and 11am-4pm on the weekends, the new menu ranges in prices from £1.50 for a pastry or some toast to £7.50 for the full English (which we recently sampled and couldn't really fault – the free coffee refills were especially appreciated). Service was quick and friendly during our Tuesday morning visit; we essentially had the place to ourselves and found it an ideal spot for a bit of WiFi required work as we watched the world scurry past en route to St Pancras and King's Cross Stations.

Chipotle Mexican Grill has opened its second London restaurant. This one's at 101-103 Baker Street, and if you've been to the one on Charing Cross Road or any of their outlets across the US, you'll know what to expect. For those who haven't, the chain's emphasis on “food with integrity” makes for some pretty tasty dishes served up fresh and quick. We were invited to the new Chipotle a few hours into their opening day and were amazed by how down pat all the staff seemed to be and we weren't put off at all by their carnitas (braised British pork seasoned with thyme, bay, juniper berries and cracked black pepper) either. Late opening hours (11am-11pm Monday-Friday and 11am-10pm on Sundays) impressed as well. Judging from the influx of customers during our late afternoon visit, the chain looks set to succeed at Baker Street and we wouldn't be surprised to find more of its Mexican style eateries showing up in London soon.

In related burrito news, all seven of Tortilla's London outlets will offer a free “skinny burrito” to anyone showing their pass during London Fashion Week. This “naked” tortilla-less burrito has been “specially created to include “all of Tortilla’s most healthy and nutritious ingredients.”

The People's Supermarket will hold its second Supper Club on 10 September at 72-78 Lamb's Conduit. Tickets cost £75 for a drinks reception, five-course dinner including a “gastronomic hog roast” and a range of British cheeses, wine, artisan coffee, live music and a silent auction. Members of The People's Supermarket get a 10% discount.  The aim of the evening is to “create inspired food using the best of British produce and ingredients that would otherwise go to waste.”

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Last Updated 08 September 2011