London Food & Drink News: 27 October 2011

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London Food & Drink News: 27 October 2011

Michelin starred Nuno Mendes is offering excellent fine dining value for money with a two courses for £15 lunch at his Corner Room bistro located within Bethnal Green's Town Hall Hotel. A visit is highly recommended and may result in one of the best meals you'll have this year (especially if the Iberico pork is on the menu). But be warned, the Corner Room has a strict “no phone, no email, no bookings, just walk-ins” policy.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is helping raise funds to benefit FoodCycle through a "Boorito" Halloween fundraiser. Customers visiting Chipotle restaurants on Monday, 31 October from 6pm until 11pm in fancy dress “inspired by the family farm such as humanely raised animals, family farmers, or locally grown veggies” will be treated to a burrito, order of tacos, salad, or burrito bowl for only £2, and Chipotle will donate proceeds to local charity FoodCycle which combines volunteers, surplus food and spare kitchen space to create nutritious meals for people at risk of food poverty.

Wahaca's Wardour Street restaurant will launch a new Azulito bar on its lower ground floor where guests can “enjoy delicious tequila cocktails, listen to a selection of DJs mixing Mexican contemporary urban music, and challenge their friends to a few games of table football.” More importantly, the bar will offer a collection of “purely 100% agave tequilas” that will be unrivalled in the UK. There will be a “tequila cage” where customers can get up close to read tasting notes and inspect the tequilas that they may want to drink. The Azulito bar will be open to the public 2 November, just in time for Day of the Dead celebrations.

The Art of Dining will present a WWII era pop up dinner on 3-5 November (7.30pm to late with dinner served at 8.30) in a secret East London location. Called Rations, the pop up will feature a six course menu with dishes such as gourmet spam, brown bread ice cream and peppermint creams as well as a cocktail upon arrival and complimentary port with a cheese course. There will be a wartime bar and guests are also welcome to bring their own drinks. To reserve a place for a “compulsory donation” of £45, visit

To celebrate its 20 years in the biz, Big Easy will sell BBQ baby back ribs at £5.95 and margaritas for 95p. The special discount will only be available 8 November. Sound good? It's worth noting that the 95p margaritas will be limited to four per person and only when ordered alongside a main meal.

Last Updated 27 October 2011