Tuck and Vine weekly edit - Volume 1

Gin Garden pop-up
I get asked at least a few times a week about where's good to eat and drink in London. The lazy side of me always wants to refer people to follow me on twitter or to browse the Hot Dinners or London on the Inside websites. For those short of time however, parsing twitter or visiting a website every day isn't always an option.

Instead, I thought it might be a good idea to instead do a quick summary of what's worth checking out based on my recent experiences. I promise that I have actually been to these places, and that I haven't been paid to list them.

The Tuck and Vine weekly edit - Volume 1. 

Embassy East
Embassy East
Cafe - Embassy East:

A new opening on Hoxton Street just north of the market by a couple of Flat White alumni. All their coffee is from Workshop which they serve in both a filter as well as espresso format. On the weekends they serve a simple, great value and tasty brunch starting from 10am. Poached eggs on E5 bakehouse toast start at just £4.50. 285 Hoxton Street, N1 5JX. @embassyeast

Restaurant - Rotary bar and Diner and Rotary Room:

Diner, bar, members club. Jonathan Downey's new opening is situated next to Old Street station. Taking the space of what most recently used to be a Pizza joint and grimy basement club, Downey took just a month to transform this into a buzzing space and has partnered up with chef Carl Clarke aka Discobistro who has taken charge of the food. Opening last week, Rotary has proved to be hit with both the lunchtime crowds, and the downstairs members club has been almost full on the three occasions i've passed by. A revolution in the making? @rotarybardiner @rtyrm

Jub Jub
Bar - The Jubjub bar at Callooh Callay:

The upstairs Jubjub bar at Callooh Callay changes it's stripes regularly. Their latest guise is that of an oyster and absinthe bar. Make a booking and experience a selection of freshly schucked oysters chased with a dangerous list of Absinthe cocktails. Open Wednesday to Saturday. @jubjubbar

Event - FEAST Spring 7-10 March:

The quarterly FEAST roving streetfood event is back, this time they've anchored themselves at Tobacco Dock in Wapping and are bringing over 25 restaurants and traders into once space for this 4 day festival. Stepping it up a notch, FEAST have partnered with Dalston favourites Rita's to host a private supperclub which will serve dinner and drinks starting at £45 per person. Tickets are £9 and can be purchased on their website here (I also hear there's a groupon deal available for those who are that way inclined). @wefeastlondon


Pop-up - Mauritian Rum tasting with Gin Garden - Saturday 9 March:

Mauritian pop up food maven Selina has teamed up with pop-up spirit specialists Gin Garden to host a specially created devised tasting menu matching exotic Mauritian rum with this unique tropical cuisine. Tickets are £29. Two sessions will be held this Saturday. @yummychooeats @gingarden

That's all until next week.

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