Top Five Recommendations straight from our Community
Leroy is a great Shoreditch corner spot that has certainly caught our eye. Leroy is a kind of remix of that well-loved Michelin-starred London Fields spot Ellory, (an anagram?) earning its own Michelin star within a few months of opening. Leroy is all about subtlety and warmth. Outside, the only indication of it being a restaurant is a cheeky neon sign. Inside, the restaurant makes the most of its eccentric triangular space, with a light and airy colour palette, and marble countertop fronted open kitchen. Expect a pared back version of Ellory’s French Bistro style menu, and a whole lot of wine.
If you like pasta, and are welcoming the inevitable christmas weight gain, then Padella will be your new best friend. This marble clad Italian in London Bridge is a casual eatery that offers up fresh handmade pastas, and a selection of sensational slow cooked sauces (The beef Ragu pappardelle is exceptionally good) If you find yourself wanting to escape the tourist foot-traffic in Borough Market, than pop into Padella for some truly delicious, no-fuss pasta.
Also recommended by Alex Hely Hutchinson of 26 Grains, Little Duck the Picklery is exactly the kind of Less Ordinary hidden gem that gets our foodie senses tingling. From the same team as Soho’s Duck Soup and Hackney’s Raw Duck, Little Duck the Picklery is absolutely brimming with great seasonal fare and oodles of charm. Inside, its a hybrid of a gourmet deli/supper club. Head chef Tom Hill, lovingly calls it “a fermenting kitchen, eatery, and wine bar," and with the ever changing organic menu, kombuchas, and a wide selection of biodynamic wines — it makes complete sense.
We love Jackson Boxer, and we love Brunswick House, so when Jina from our community recommended it — we can’t help but shout about it. Inside, the Brunswick House is a hodge podge of salvaged antiques and wonderfully kitsch baroque lampshades. Along with the combined talents of Andrew Clarke (from Rita’s and Salt Yard) who is Chef Director, and Jackson Boxer (whose impressive culinary talent may as well be in his genetics) — the Brunswick House will soon be your favourite South London foodie destination.