July 2015 For Foodies: Crab Donuts, A New Barrafina & Soho House Does Brunch

Suvlaki Greek god of the grill, chef Elias Mamalakis, is the man behind the menu at this new Athenian grillhouse in Soho that's all fresh and sexy skewers, fluffy pittas and wild boar sausages from a farm near Mount Olympus (real place, who knew?). Everything is robata style grilled over charcoal and you can wash it down with Greek wines, craft beers and ouzo. Sold. 21 Bateman St, London W1D 3AL Egg Break at Soho House When Soho House open a new place, you go. Big on brunch (where isn't) and West London weekend vibes, think filthy breakfast baps, a sh*t load of smashed avocado and eggs in all their forms.  If you're a 4pm bruncher no sweat, they serve it up all day 'til 6. See ya there. 30 Uxbridge Street, London W8 7TA eggbreak Barrafina Brothers Sam and Eddie are busy boys. Having opened the second tapas restaurant Barrafina on Adelaide Street last summer (and winning the Taste of London 2015 ‘Best New Restaurant’ award for their Soho branch) they’re at it again, welcoming another place to go get your Spanish on - this time on Drury Lane. Go get classics like Migas y Huevos Rotos (potato and eggs with bread crumbs), fresh octopus and Conejo al Ajillo (rabbit with garlic). Get there early - and prepare to queue: we promise it's worth it. Opening mid-July / /43 Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B 5AJ Joe’s Oriental Diner Bringing dive bar vibes of the Orient to London, Scott Hallsworth’s sticky, smoky, spicy Asian food is the stuff of boozy feast dreams. It's a huge warehouse space with an open plan kitchen and courtyard out back for drinking in the sun. No tables? Sit on the steps, that’s how it rolls here. Get Duck Leg Red Curry during the week and brunch on Chilli Crab Omelette at the weekends. Reckon you can handle the heat? Smother everything in ‘Death’ - Scott’s smoky chilli oil, if you think you’re hard enough. The Laundry E8 Building, 2-18 Warburton Road, London E8 3FN joe.s Oldroyd Like Polpo? Tom Oldroyd played a big part in opening them all over London, so you’re gonna love his new place. The two-storey restaurant will have a walk-in cafe downstairs and bistro upstairs. The menu will change daily and focus on fresh, local produce from British farms, including dishes like Pea and Pork Jowl Croquettes with Truffle Mayo and Lamb and Almond Meatballs with Salsa Romesco and Pickled Garlic. Brunching? Go for all-day eggs and Bloody Mary’s.Summer Sunday’s sorted. 344 Upper Street, Islington, London N1 0PD Crab Tavern Ever tried a King Crab Brioche Doughnut? You should. This American-style crab shack is the newest joint to open in Broadgate Circle.  Try the Crab Mash and Shrimp Mac ‘n’ Cheese, and if you thought crab wouldn't work for brekkie, the Crab Hashbrown is set to change your mind. Hit it up in the evening for Tavern Iced Teas (three variations on the classic, get them all) and Missouri floats. Opens 1st July // Broadgate Circle, Unit 7, EC2M 2QS Crab.Tavern Paradise Garage Robin Gill, the guy behind Clapham institute The Dairy, is opening Paradise Garage mid-July and bringing Dairy chef Simon Woodrow and pastry chef Kira Ghidoni from The Manor with him. Reserve seats up on the pass at the big open plan kitchen and watch the frantic cooking action up close, or turn the pace down and go for a rabbit feasting ‘picnic’ for your table, complete with roasted saddle, confit leg and seasonal vegetables. Paradise row is where the party at. Opens 14th July // 254 Paradise Row, London, E2 9LE NY Fold Bruno DiFabio is a pizza God and legend in America’s foodie scene, and now he’s coming to London, baby! The six time World Pizza Champion (Best. Title. Ever.) is opening his new restaurant in Charing Cross this month, teaching us all how to do the ‘NY Fold’ properly. Sticking to their roots and keeping pizza old school with thick crunchy crusts and a secret dough recipe; you’ll never eat pizza in the same way again. NY Fold, 103 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DT ny.fold Hotel Chantelle It’s not actually a hotel. Don’t take your toothbrush. Do go try the Waffle Crusted Fried Chicken With Maple Syrup Cotton Candy at this NY import that’s got a big celebrity following in it’s home digs. Expect late night food service on Thursdays and weekends, when the kitchen stays open ‘til 3am serving fancy fine french dining meets American comfort food. Where else in London can you get served a Tuna Tartare Cigar in an actual vintage ashtray? 23 Orchard St, Marylebone, London W1H 6HH PizzaBuzz Feel like a kid again at PizzaBuzz, the new healthy(ish) fast food joint where customers build their own pizza using epic, fresh toppings. We’re talking apple-wood smoked bacon, meatballs, white figs and rock shrimp. Banging. Load up at the salad bar and choose from five different bases (including gluten-free, of course!). These guys are all about catering for special diets, so when it’s time for dessert you can pick from almond, goat and cow’s milk ice cream. Because a pizza feasts should be available to everyone, people. Opens 20th July // 2 Worship Street, London, EC2A 2AH Ham.and.pea (1)