London temperature: 7 degrees with a sunny outlook. Perfect opportunity for a leisurely lunch in Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell. One of our favourite places is Morito for its relaxed ambiance, modernist tapas and what we consider some great decor.
Editor's note: We will return to normal activity next week. We have two interviews in the pipeline, a surprising new addition to our london food walks as well as more from the larder.
Discovered TODAY when we dropped into the new Quality Chop House Butchers and Food shop on Farringdon Road. This new quarterly zine is one to watch for its innovative and edgy take on food journalism. We loved the feature on the Edible Ink Roast for hardcore butchery and the more practical guide on how to bone a chicken. With the byline of "off-cuts from the food industry - hang, drawn and quarterly", we're on the look out for edition two which is out now.
Five generations strong, C.Lidgate is a butchers' butcher. With its old-fashioned service and exemplary craftsmanship, it has more than earnt its reputation for excellence. Nestled among the upmarket cafes of Holland Park, prices are at a premium but the quality and range of its produce is undeniable. Meat is carefully sourced and then hand-selected from free-range and organic farms and estates. Winner of multiple awards, it is a purveyor of choice for game meat, cured hams, aged and festive meat. Popular favourites include homemade sausages such as classic Cumberland and Gloucester Old Spot as well as pastries and pies, including the three star Great Taste Award winner – Beef Bourguignon. C.Lidgate is the London butcher for wagyu beef and fresh wild game such as red leg partridge.
Address: 110 Holland Park Avenue, W11 4UA
Tel. 0207 727 8243
Online: Yes. National delivery offered.