Do something original with Disaronno
Wild, weird or wonderful? Discover an original night out with Disaronno
By day and by night, London is bursting with amazing things to do and places to go, so there’s never any excuse to stick to the same old scene. Mix up an original Saturday afternoon with mates or do something different for a Tuesday night out with someone special, and be inspired by our pick of this month’s more intriguing London highlights.
Sample gourmet fast food, New York-Taiwanese-Japanese style. Flesh & Buns specialises in hirata buns, a US take on Taiwanese street food popularised by New York’s über-cool Momofuku Noodle Bar and now wildly popular in Japan. Folded Chinese-style fluffy buns are brought to the table for diners to stuff with their choice of succulent meaty fillings. With funky waiting staff and loud music rocking out, this is much more than just a pit stop for a refuel.
Go south for Balkan delights – south London, that is. Peckham already has some of the best-rated bars in London and a thriving art scene, and now there’s another reason to head down to SE15 – this great pop-up caff. The menu is simple and full of well-priced treats prepared using Turkish, Greek, Albanian and Iranian recipes. Your tastebuds will transport you to another world.
Dine on great Japanese food that no one else knows about. Blink and you’d miss Kirazu – it doesn’t even have a sign over the door – but those in the know come here for the kind of food you rarely get outside Japan. Communal tables and bare lighting give the place a hip canteen feel, while chef Yuya Kikuchi serves up small plates themed around obanzai – simple, delicious Kyoto home cooking – plus ramen and daily specials like the Osaka street food takoyaki, griddle-fried battered octopus balls.
Ever tried authentic Peruvian home cooking? Now’s your chance! One of Time Out’s best-rated recent reviews, Emanuel takes up a cosy basement space in the unlikely setting of Walworth, south London. There’s an emphasis on fresh ingredients and authentic preparation, with a friendly family welcome. Oh, and the lively atmosphere is made even more jolly by the fact that the tasty three-course lunch only costs £7.