ONE DISH WONDERS
London has a lot of restaurants, which means that there are a lot of dishes being served at any one time. Throw in guest chef residencies, kitchen takeovers and restaurant collabs, it’s easy for some bangin’ specials to pass you buy. Well not anymore because we’ve rounded up the best limited edition plates, aka one dish wonders, in one place so you know where and when to get them.
The Proof’s Boo-Nilla Cheesecake
The Proof is one of our fave dessert delivery brands (the profiteroles are 👌) but now it’s gone up a level with its new Halloween specials. The Boo-Nilla Cheesecake really looks the part thanks to meringue ghosts and bloody red berry sauce, and it tastes so good that it’ll scare you how quickly you devour it.
Available until Sun 1st November 2020
Bombay Bustle Tandoor Takeover
There’s not one but FOUR special dishes available at Bombay Bustle right now for its Tandoor Takeover. On the line up there’s Josh Katz of Berber & Q giving his Cauliflower Shawarma the Tandoor treatment; Ivan Tisdall-Downes from Native showcasing Tandoor Wood Pidgeon; Z He of Wun’s Tea Room with Tandoori Prawn Fried Rice Stuffed Squid; and Salon’s Nicholas Balfe with his Tandoor Roasted Wild Mallard with pumpkin dahl and pickled winter berries.
Available until 5th November
The Cocktail Delivery Company
If you can’t celebrate Halloween outdoors, why not drink The Transfusion indoors? The gruesome cocktail is created using pomegranate, elderflower, lemon, mint and cranberry, and you choose a spirit (we can’t guarantee it doesn’t come spooky) of your choice with vodka, gin, tequila and Seedlip available on check-out. It’s £22.49 for four serves, and yes, we know it’s not technically a dish, don’t @ us.
Available Fri 23rd October – Fri 6th November 2020
Bloody Drinks x Longboys
Bloody Mary pros Bloody Drinks join forces with doughnut legends Longboys to create the world’s first Bloody Mary Doughnut – The Bloody Longboy, just in time to celebrate Halloween. This is one for you spicy tomato fiends, it’s filled with Bloody Mary créme, confit tomato, lemon celery confiture and Bloody Mary gel. It’s then garnished with tomato and celery crisps and dusted with tomato sugar. It’ll cost £3.90, and is available online on Deliveroo, as well as in-store at both the Longboys stores in Coals Drops Yard and Wembley BOXPARK, for a limited time only. PLUS Longboys Kings Cross will be handing out 50 free cans of Bloody Drinks to the first 50 customers in-store on Halloween.
Fri 23rd October – Sun 1st November 2020
Unit 13, Boxpark, 18 Olympic Way, Wembley Park, Wembley HA9 0JT
119 Lower Stable St, Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross, NIC 4DR
Bun House’s Pumpkin Buns
Cantonese-style steamed bun specialists Bun House are getting spooky with limited-edition pumpkin buns (literally) to celebrate Halloween. For two weeks only, the buns (£3.98 each) will be available in-store at Bun House’s Chinatown home and for delivery across London. Filled with sweet, roasted pumpkin spiced with fragrant star anise, cinnamon and cloves, the orange dough is carefully scored to give the perfect pumpkin shape. This might be an ideal gift for any Halloween fanatics out there.
Fri 16th – Sat 31st October 2020
26 – 27 Lisle Street, London, WC2H 7BA
The Big Zuu Kebab
Grime artist and fan of Le Bab Big Zuu has teamed up with the kebab restaurant to create his very own dish. The Big Zuu kebab is made up of BBQ grilled chicken shish, double-fried southern-style chicken, salt & vinegar cassava chips, scotch bonnet BBQ sauce, garlic mayo and Parmesan on a sourdough naan. Double chicken AND crisps inside the kebab? YES and YES.
Thurs 24th September – Sat 31st October 2020
Le Bab, Top Floor, Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, W1B 5PW
Maison Bab, 4 Mercer Walk, Covent Garden, WC2H 9FA
Andrew Clarke x Tandoor Chop House
Tandoor Chop House is running a guest chef series this autumn, with each chef putting their spin on one of the restaurant’s signature naan breads. First up is Andrew Clarke, who’s created a slow roast ox cheek, bone marrow Nihari sauce, fried onion rings, ginger, green chilli & lemon naan. £1 from every dish sold will be donated to his mental health initiative Pilot Light so you’ve got even more reason to order one.
Thurs 1st – Sat 31st October 2020
8 Adelaide St, London WC2N 4HZ
Honest Burgers x Pastaio
Deep fried spaghetti inside a burger? Honest Burgers and Pastaio have teamed up to make it a thing. The Oxford Circus branch of Honest Burgers has taken inspo from neighbours Pastaio and their nduja toastie and turned it into a special, only available at that restaurant. The £12.50 Honest x Pastaio burger features a beef patty topped with smoked mozzarella, honey & nduja mayo, crispy fried spaghetti, rocket and pickles, served with Honest’s signature rosemary salted chips.
4 Market Pl, Fitzrovia, London, W1W 8AD
Fatt Pundit x Snowflake Gelato
Already doing the rounds on Insta, Fatt Pundit have teamed up with their award-winning neighbours Snowflake Gelato to level up their OG chocolate brownie dessert. Served up table-side in a sizzling cast-iron skillet, Snowflake Gelato has topped it with a scoop of their creamy vanilla gelato, indulgent chocolate-covered honeycomb pieces and a huge drizzle of hot chocolate sauce. This is one for the winter weather for sure.
Thurs 1st Oct – Thurs 31st Dec 2020
77 Berwick St, Soho, London W1F 8TH