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Our food aficionado, Katy Salter dishes up the local gastro need-to-know!

 

The manager of the hidden- away but much-loved French restaurant Le Café du Marché, off Charterhouse Square, is the daughter of the late founder. She tells Becky Tanner-Rolf about its 30-year history and recent transformation.

 

Bel Air has brought a shot of California sunshine to New Fetter Lane since it opened its second branch there in early 2017. Specialising in colourful, healthy fast food, it’s our go-to stop when we’ve been overdosing on burgers and bacon sarnies. Head chef Emilie Fuller’s recipe for Bel-Air’s bestselling salad, the ‘Green Ninja’, is a peanutty slaw that’s perfect for summer picnics and barbecues.

 

Berber & Q’s Shawarma Bar opened on Exmouth Market last year, bringing its smoky, noisy and downright delicious brand of Middle- Eastern barbecue to EC1. Here, co-founder and head chef Josh Katz shares one of his favourite summer barbecue recipes for harissa chicken wings, so you can recreate some of that Shawarma Bar smoke in your own backyard...

 

Katy Salter dishes up the local gastro need-to-know.

 

Bird of Smithfield head chef Tommy Boland has devised this exclusive dessert recipe – perfect for home cooks who want a challenge.

 

The opening of Fora signals the emergence of Central Street. It’s now the place to be, says Katy Salter

 

Osteria is the latest restaurant at the Barbican, focusing on seasonal Italian cooking. Head chef Patrick Leano shares his recipe for sea bream baked in a salt crust – a popular Italian feasting dish. The crust breaks away after cooking to leave beautifully moist and tender fish underneath

 

What do Shoreditch House, Panzo pizzeria on Exmouth Market, and a homeware shop in Hong Kong have in common? They’re all home to Falcon Enamelware, the old-fashioned British kitchen brand enjoying a cult revival.

 

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