In restaurant news this week: Dining out in the UK is predicted to fall by over a third in September, London wine bar Top Cuvée gets ready to open a shop, and a MasterChef: The Professionals finalist prepares to open a West African restaurant in October.
WLC Eats: Wilder
WLC’s resident hedonist, Lucy Shaw, heads to exciting newcomer Wilder in Shoreditch for pig’s head on toast, pollock with trotter relish and a beguiling young Burgundy.
Rick Astley and brewer Mikkeller open second London bar
80s pop star Rick Astley has once again teamed up with Danish brewer Mikkeller to open their second London site – Mikkeller’s first UK brewpub as well as a bar and restaurant in Exmouth Market.
Padella confirms rumours of second site in Shoreditch
London pasta specialist Padella has confirmed rumours that it is opening a second site in Shoreditch, after opening its popular Borough Market original in 2016.
Hendrick’s Gin to offer immersive experience in a Shoreditch laundrette
William Grant & Sons-owned gin brand Hendrick’s is upping its experimental marketing stakes with a pop-up gin experience in a laundrette in Shoreditch.