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6 things...I just had to eat

by Sarah Alcock

Lisa Harris, our website editor shares her #6things she loved eating this week.

Rosemary Shrager's smoked haddock gratin defies those naysayers who forbid combining fish with cheese. Rosemary brings her down-to-earth cooking style to the upmarket streets of Mayfair, with a bespoke menu at Flemings Hotel. (top right)

Flesh and buns has already been booked for my next visit. I loved this funky, Japanese-inspired eatery near Covent Garden: crispy pork belly pillowed between two fluffy buns was light and totally decadent at the same time, and their marshmallow bonfire at the table is an absolute must for dessert. (top middle, and bottom left)

Pizza bigger than your face is a standard measure at Homeslice. Once a mobile wood-fired oven in London Fields, Homeslice now serves Prosecco on tap in their cute little pizza joint on Seven Dials. Cauliflower cheese on a pizza? Yes, yes you should. (top left)


Gingerline transports our taste buds with another pop-up dining experience. Just minutes from the East London Overground trainline (affectionately known as the Gingerline as it's the orange line on the map), we cannot reveal the exact location or the theme as it's all top secret... Just make sure you're prepared for a dining experience that's out of this world! (above top)

A delicate rainbow of macaroons decorates the window display at Yauatcha, Soho. Their elegant afternoon tea has been given an especially lucky twist for Chinese New Year through a collaboration with Harvey Nichols: try the beguiling five-spice macaroon with a cup of silver needle white tea. (above right)

Homemade chicken pie with a hot-water crust has been on my mind so much this week, I had to eat it twice! Creamy chicken and leek filling (the second attempt with bacon and mustard thrown in) under a good, old-fashioned layer of pastry. Hot water crust is very retro – and very easy.

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