Tasting Notes for 2024

1. faber, interior

London’s food news and most exciting openings this month

Plant Base


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Mildreds has revamped its Camden restaurant and the new site brings a fresh, bold and modern feel to the buzzy Jamestown Road. Expect a selection of innovative plant-based dishes such as wild mushroom tortellini with caramelised leek cream, cumberland sausage and mash as well as spiced sticky toffee with date molasses. Brand-new Prix Fixe and Cocktail Club menus are available on weekdays from 12-6pm.


Indian Vibes


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As Dishoom opens new eateries in Covent Garden and Battersea Power Station, we returned to our favourite outpost in Kensington. The Art Deco interior is endlessly glamorous, the ruby chicken can’t be beaten – and the garlic naan could well be London’s finest.


New local


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Sommelier Honey Spencer and partner Charlie Sims have opened Sune, a neighbourhood restaurant at the foot of Broadway Market. Sune is a stripped-back space designed to transform throughout the day, from a sun-fi lled spot for weekday lunch, and weekend brunch, to an intimate dinner destination.


Seasons Sipping


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Shoreditch restaurant Manteca has launched its own blend wine, alongside a carefully crafted amaro, or
Italian herbal liqueur. Straight from the vineyards of southern Italy, the wine is a blend of Sicilian varietals from co- operative Valdibella’s 2022 vintage. Named ‘volume one’, it is an aromatic, and textured white wine with notes of honeysuckle and white stone fruit.


From The Source


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Just opened in Hammersmith is Faber, a sustainability-focused neighbourhood restaurant. Everything on the menu from the day’s catch to the cocktail menu is sustainably sourced and supports the local economy – and it’s all delivered by electric vehicle.


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