RestaurantFEED: OpenTable restaurant news

Duck & Waffle chef to host dinner at Pizarro – Struggling to get a table at Duck & Waffle? On September 16th, their head chef Dan Doherty Head  is hosting a special one-off dinner at José Pizarro’s Bermondsey restaurant. The menu is priced at £40 a head and includes cod fritters with allioli, jamon Iberico with pan con tomate, and Presa Iberica with padron peppers.

Riverside restaurants turn out the lights – As part of the Totally Thames festival, some of London’s finest riverside restaurants will be hosting ‘Blackout’ dinners throughout September. Diners can enjoy a candlelit meal at Le Pont de la Tour, Butler’s Wharf Chophouse, Cantina del Ponte, and Blueprint Café.

Busan BBQ’s Korean fried prawn po’ boy. (Photo by wilkes888)

Korean bar bites at Plateau and Old Bengal Bar – Street food heroes Busan BBQ are serving their delicious AmeriKorean fusion dishes at Old Bengal Bar near Liverpool Street this month. Every Monday and Tuesday, you can swing by for Korean-inspired cocktails and street snacks like bulgogi beef burgers, sweet and spicy pork belly buns, and a Korean fried prawn po’ boy sandwich.

In Canary Wharf, Plateau Bar & Grill have teamed up with Korea Foods to create a menu of Korean bar bites. If the sun’s out, head for their pop-up English garden terrace and snack on Doenjang pork skewers, gochujang-rubbed ribs, and mini fishcakes with kimchi mayo.

Marcus Wareing to open new Covent Garden restaurant – Next month, chef and restaurateur Marcus Wareing will open Tredwell’s on Upper St Martin’s Lane. Set over three floors, the restaurant will offer British food with ‘worldly influences’ in a relaxed West End setting. Head chef Andrew Ward will be cooking dishes like lamb chops with minted bean chutney, crayfish with black rice and quinoa salad, and salmon with cauliflower, chili and soy.


Late summer food festivals – If you’re looking for day trip inspiration this month, there are some fantastic food festivals happening in Brighton, Oxford, Hampton Court and Norfolk. If you’re looking for a festival near you, try this handy new Food Festival Finder.

If you’re a Jamie Oliver fan, don’t miss The Big Feastival in the Cotswolds at the end of August. This year there’s music from Jamie Cullum and Fatboy Slim, food from celeb chefs and top restaurants, and live entertainment and a Little Dudes’ Den to keep the kids entertained.

The Ambrette opens in Canterbury – After a five-year search for the perfect site, chef Dev Biswal has opened a third branch of The Ambrette in Canterbury. Like its sister restaurants in Margate and Rye, it serves Indian-inspired dishes made with locally sourced ingredients like Kentish pork and venison and foraged kelp and sea aster. It’s already getting great reviews from OpenTable diners.