The Street Feast peeps are at it again. They’re back with another rendition of Hawker House, this year rolling up in a new location which is a lot larger than last year’s. Following their Oktober Feast this weekend, they’ll be hawking away for many of the winter’s cold, wet, eat-street-food-or-suffer weekends.
One of the new centrepieces will be Meat Hook, a South American-style grill described by chef Neil Rankin, of Smokehouse, as ‘a cage’ three meters long and some two metres high. The fire burns below while massive hunks of meat (whole lamb or goat, half a steer) hang from hooks above it for low, slow cooking. Rankin describes it as ‘rough and ready’ cuisine, and likes the ‘theatrical’ element of cooking in the cage. You’ll eat what was cooked that morning while watching tomorrow’s dinner in progress.
Also appearing will be Street Feast stalwarts such as B.O.B.’s Lobster, Breddos, Mother Clucker, Rola Wala, Smokestak and Meringue Girls. The six bars include the Milk & Honey Mercury Lounge and Hangar Bar, as well as a brand-new import from New York: The 86. Its offering is four high-quality small-scale brands (tequila, Canadian vodka, UK gin and Panamian rum) and four cocktails. And Hawker House has also brought back Whisky Roulette: buy a ticket for £8, spin the wheel, and win a glass of the whisky whose number the ball lands on.
Hawker House is open every Friday and Saturday, 5pm-midnight for seven weekends from Friday October 30 until December 12, and then again from January 29 until April 2. We’re betting on sizeable crowds from the get-go.
Hawker House, Canada St, SE16 2XU.
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