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#WilkesWeekly – (12-Sep-2013) Social, Seafood and Gravy (@EDITIONHotels, @PontSt01, @DipFlippo)

Berners Tavern - Black Pudding including in the Full English Breakfast

Berners Tavern – Black Pudding including in the Full English Breakfast


This is the third weekly update of “What’s happening?”, “What’s opening?”, “What’s new?” and “What’s good?”. This lists events, openings, streetfood, bars, plus anything interesting which has sprung up on my radar. It won’t be a comprehensive listing, as there are way too many in our great city and there are others already doing a great job of that right now.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This is also my 1,000th post… many thanks for tuning-in.



– Berners Tavern (All Day Dining – Fitzrovia) OPEN NOW
– Flip & Dip (Gravy-centric Food – Clapham Junction) OPEN NOW
– Pont Str 01 (Seafood – Mayfair) OPEN NOW
– VQ (Vingt Quatre) (24h Café/Diner – Tottenham Court Road) OPENING END OCT

– Scotch Egg Challenge (Scotch Eggs, Battersea) – Tue, Sep 17th

STREET-FOOD: Supper Clubs
– Vinn Goute Supper Club – Sat, Sep 21st
– Andy Bates Supper Club – Fri, Sep 27th

– Statistics: Londoners Eating Out (M&C Report)




Berners Tavern by Jason Atherton (All Day Dining – Fitzrovia)

Berners Tavern - All day dining

Berners Tavern – All day dining

(Opened Thu 12-Sep-2013)

The third London opening this year for Chef Jason Atherton, best known for his Michelin Starred venue, Pollen Street Social. Berners Tavern is part of new London EDITION Hotel which also opened today and is open from 07h00 for breakfast until midnight for breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper.

Ad: Edition Hotel, 10 Berners Street, Fitzrovia, London, W1T 3NP (map)
Ww: edition-hotels.marriott.com/london | Tw:@EDITIONHotel

FIRST LOOK: ‘Berners Tavern’ by Jason Atherton at @EDITIONHotels (26 Pics)

Flip & Dip (Gravy-centric Comfort Food – Clapham Junction)

Dip & Flip - Beef with Gravy Dip

Dip & Flip – Beef with Gravy Dip

(Opened Thu 12-Sep-2013)

Flip & Dip unashamedly serves up comfort food in the form of French dip Sandwiches alongside burgers, poutine and melts. For the uninitiated, a French Dip is a meat sandwich served with beef and veal bone gravy, made on site. In this place, EVERYTHING comes with a pot of gravy for dunking! Great for the cold weather, about 5 mins walk from Clapham Junction Station.

Ad: 87 Battersea Rise, Clapham Junction, London, SW11 1HW (map)
Ww: dipandflip.co.uk | Tw: @DipFlippo

Pont St. (Seafood – Mayfair)

Pont St. - Launch Party

Pont St. – Launch Party

Now Open – Sophie Michell, former Private Chef for Claudia Schiffer and TV presenter has opened a “contemporary seafood” restaurant at the Belgraves Hotel. As expected for a former chef for a supermodel, Sophie will bring “healthy, lighter fare The menu is described as “an eclectic range of dishes ranging from crudo, small plates, starters, salads to mains comprised of fresh seafood prepared a la plancha.”. Meat lovers, note the “Gloucester Old Spot pork chop with celeriac gratin, apple jelly and ‘Waldorf’ salad.”

Ad: 1 Pont Street, Belgravia, London, SW1X 9EJ (map) ‎
Ww: www.thompsonhotels.com/…/pont-st | Tw: @PontSt01

VQ (Vingt Quatre) – Opening End Oct

Shamefully for a modern city like London, only a handful of restaurants in the capital are open 24h. One of them is Duck & Waffle (The City), another is Balans (Soho) which is nearly there at 22½h, and one is VQ24 (Fulham Road). This venue first opened in London as ‘Vingt Quatre’ (French for twenty four) nearly 20 years ago and announced plans to open a second venue near Tottenham Court Road station in the St Giles Hotel. However, although food will be 24h they will NOT have a 24 alcohol licence. Their drinks service will be 08h00 to 02h00.

Ad: 111a Great Russel Street, London, WC1B 3NQ (map)
Ww: www.vq24hours.com Tw: @VQ24hours

FULL LISTING: If you like trying new places visit the Hot Dinners Coming soon page for a comprehensive listing.




Scotch Egg Challenge (Charity ‘Scotch Egg’ Competition, Battersea) Tue 17-Sep

This now annual event sees chefs battle for the title of best Scotch Egg! Tickets are on sale for £10 each, with full ticket sale proceeds going to the charity ‘Action Against Hunger’. This will be held at popular gastropub “The Ship” in Wandsworth. You can purchase them here: http://endhunger.actionagainsthunger.org.uk/scotchegg

For more details: www.theship.co.uk/…scotch-egg-challenge

Ad: The Ship, 41 Jew’s Row,Wandsworth, London, SW18 1TB (map)
Ww: www.theship.co.uk/…scotch-egg-challenge Tw: @ShipWandsworth

FULL LISTING: For a detailed listing of pop-ups see the excellent weekly newsletter by London Pop-ups




Vinn Goute Seychelles Supper Club – Sat Sep 21st

Street Feast (1st Anniversary) - Vinn Goute, a portion of Octopus Curry

Street Feast (1st Anniversary) – Vinn Goute, a portion of Octopus Curry

Vinn Goute is one of my favourite streetfood vendors with their amazing octopus curry! They appear at popular streetfood markets KERB and Street Feast every week and were recently awarded ‘Best Street Food’ in London by The Huffington Post.

This family run street food crew are holding a supperclub at The Skyroom in SE1 on Sat Sep 21st, Tickets £27.50 for a 3 course meal. There will be two sittings 18h00 and 20h00.

Full Details: platterform.com/2013/vinn-goute/

The Skyroom, 5th Floor, Magdalen House, 136 – 148 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2TU (map)
Ww: www.vinn-goute.co.uk | Tw: @VinnGoute

Andy Bates ‘6 Course Urban Tasting Menu’ – Fri, Sep 27th

Andy Bates' Supperclub

Andy Bates’ Supperclub

Andy Bates, presenter of “Street Eats” on The Food Network and nice guy behind the “Eat My Pies” street food stall is holding a tasting menu which includes the ‘pie-burger’, an entire burger baked into a pie proudly shown at National Burger Day. Teaming up with Princess Victoria’s Matt Reuther you can expect a meal to include quail, scotch eggs, salmon, swordfish, doughnuts and tarts

Tickets £40 seating at approx. ~ 19h30

Full Details: https://twitter.com/eatmypies/…large

Princess Victoria, 217 Uxbridge Road, Shepherd’s Bush, London, W12 9DH (map)

Ww: princessvictoria.co.uk | Tw: @PVWestLondon




Statistics: Londoners Eating Out (M&C Report)

According to M&C Report (Intellegence and analysis for the food and drink industry) Londoners love Italian and Japanese food and are eating out nearly 50% more a week in 2013 than they did in 2012.

Ww: www.mandcreport.com | Tw: @MCReport




London is an awesome city for events. I am asked what is happening a lot. There is no way I can cover everything happening, however there are several good sites to use, depending on what you’re seeking.

Best for… Restaurant Openings: “Coming soon” by Hot-Dinners
Best for… Pop-Up Events: “Weekly Newsletter” by London Pop-ups

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