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Dish of the day
WHAT? A jar of soft polenta cooked in milk and cream,
topped with mushrooms, asparagus and tru§ e oil.
WHERE? The Palomar
HOW MUCH? £5 for a small portion, £8.50 for a large.
THEY SAID: 'It's a knockout dish, crazily rich - so far
from being a staple carb as in northern Italy, the polenta
here is so creamy it's almost a sauce in itself.'
David Sexton, The Evening Standard
'A dish so unctuous it could equally well have been
described as being in the style of Uriah Heep.' Hardens
WE SAID: 'Simply unmissable.'
34 Rupert Street, W1D 6DN; 020 7439 8777
See our review of The Palomar on p.48
Percy Founders, a 230 seat all-day
restaurant, will open in Fitzrovia this
autumn, with a menu heavily focused
on seasonal ingredients
Bored of burgers? As the craze for meat in buns continues, try these
international interpretations which are perking up London's patties:
Luxurious sliders are lled with thin slices of raw Wagyu beef and wasabi
mayo at Kurobuta Marble Arch.
At 21 Bateman Street burgers are made from a
mix of beef, lamb and pork, as is typical in Greece,
avoured with spices and stu¬ ed with feta.
Parisian burger-chain Big Fernand is launching
its rst UK branch in Fitzrovia in October, with
cheeseburgers boasting toppings of Tomme
de Savoie and raclette.
Habanero salsa and chipotle mayo feature in the
sliders available at the new self-titled Haggerston
restaurant from street-food stall Breddos.
The burger at Ember Yard is made with Basque
beef, Galician tetilla cheese and chorizo ketchup.
EAT LIKE A KINGOnce a gastronomic dry patch, King's Cross is now hot property
for restaurants. Caravan and Bruno Loubet's Grain Store
helped put it on the map when they opened last year, and now
a line-up of big names are getting in on the act. Bombay café
Dishoom will add a King's Cross location this autumn, closely
followed by an opening from Jamie Oliver. In spring next
year, D&D London will open German Gymnasium, a complex
of restaurants, bars and private rooms next to the station.
André Balazs, the hotelier behind Chiltern Firehouse, has also
� nalised plans to open a version of New York's hip hotel The
Standard in the area, complete with a bar and restaurant.
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