London Food & Drink News: 12 April 2012

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London Food & Drink News: 12 April 2012

Mexican food "with integrity" restaurant group, Chipotle, is now offering a “Burritos by Fax” service with a downloadable order form, enabling customers collect orders straight from the cash register without having to queue. For orders of more than 30 burritos (apparently this isn't too uncommon), Chipotle offers five free ones. Ordering 50 or more? Chipotle will hand deliver them (within a 0.5 mile radius of the restaurant ordered from). The “Burritos by Fax” order forms can be downloaded from the “Order Now” tab at the top righthand corner of the Chipotle website.

Smoked bacon with crumbled paneer, apple and chilli chutney; egg bhurji (spiced omelette) with tomato salsa and fresh corriander; full Indian breakfast wrap with Goan sausages and a coffee lassi? Soho's Indian street food darling, Mooli's will start selling breakfast wraps on Monday, 16 April.

Hot dogs and Champagne. That's the menu at restaurant-to-be Bubbledogs. Opening this July in Fitzrovia, Bubbledogs is the brainchild of husband and wife team James Knappet (Roganic, Noma, Marcus Wareing) and Sandia Chang (The Ledbury, The Berkeley, Noma). The Charlotte Street eatery will offer a menu of ten hot dogs (from £6) and a “concise Champagne list comprised exclusively of grower Champagne and sparkling wines”. A separate Kitchen Table will seat a maximum of 19 guests for intimate meals hosted by Knappett and his team.

“Proper hamburgers” group, Byron, has created a “Chilli Queen” green chilli cheeseburger to “celebrate Her Majesty's 60 years at the helm”. The Diamond Jubilee effort is the result of teamwork with hamburger specialist Fred Smith, Head Chef of the Admiral Codrington in Chelsea. The limited edition special will be a 6oz hamburger with green chilli, chipotle mayo, shredded iceberg lettuce and American cheese served on a glazed bun. It will be priced at £8.75 and available in all Byron restaurants from 3 May to 5 June.

Photo/Chris Osburn

Last Updated 12 April 2012