New Cross is a teeming blend of Goldsmiths art students, hoodies and young creative professionals living around the smoggy A2 and its great knots of infrastructure. There's an interesting mix of one-off cafés and restaurants; meanwhile New Cross’s many music pubs throb with bands and leftish debate. This edgy, bohemian atmosphere sets up the perfect growing conditions for gentrification, and a preponderance of affluent, semi-famous, creative types are settling and breeding in the impressive houses around Telegraph Hill Park.
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This popular ramen joint group continues the expansion with its fifth Bone Daddies in the capital (not counting Flesh & Buns in Covent Garden and Shackfuyu in Soho, which are run by the same folk). Giving a New York edge to Japanese cuisine, Bone Daddies is known for its rock 'n' roll soundtrack and street-vendor aesthetic. This branch, which is walk-in only, is split over two floors, with an open kitchen downstairs and lots of timber and metal materials. Food comes in the form of wok-fried noodles, or tonkotsu broth. They also specialise in skewers robata-grilled (slow grilled over charcoal) here, featuring chicken, ox cheek, prawns and shiitake mushrooms in such marinades as kimchee butter and sweet chilli ponzu.
Venue says: “Bone Daddies Marylebone is now open from noon until late, serving new wok and robata dishes alongside Bone Daddies favourites. See website”