#INSPIREDBY DAVID WADDINGTON
David Waddington is one of the coolest men in restaurants. Alongside business partner Pablo Flack, he founded industry stalwart Bistrotheque restaurant in Hackney which just celebrated its 15 year birthday, as well as Hoi Polloi at Ace Hotel. We fondly remember their King’s Cross project Shrimpy’s... which was the epicenter of cool.
What was one of the very first dishes you remember eating?
Chips had a central role in my formative years, in fact the chip pan was never cold.
Who is your food hero?
I always come back to Elizabeth David's cookbooks for inspiration. Her books helped us from the beginning of Bistrotheque, and now that simplicity feels reassuring and more relevant than ever. We have her Onion and Gruyere tart on our delivery menu in homage, and its delicious.
What is your guiltiest food pleasure?
Which restaurant to you long to return to?
The last restaurant Ali and I went to before lockdown was St John, so it would be neat to kick off again there. Bones and parsley salad, some hake or plaice, and a big fat pudding. I love St John puddings. Of course I'm also desperate to open the doors at Bistrotheque and Hoi Polloi, and we're busy working out the best ways to do that.
What would be your last meal?
Gratin dauphinoise, mash, chips and duck fat roasties.
What dish do you cook the most at home?
Roast chicken, its nice to cook a Fosse bird from QCH shop with lots of veg. So generally simple, homely stuff. After weeks of just Ali and I at the kitchen table it's been great to have friends over for dinner in the garden.
What restaurant T-shirt would you wear?
Giles Deacon did a smasher for St John.
Chilli sauce. Since a trip to Merida, Habanero is a favourite, addictive stuff.
Most over-rated dish?
Favourite restaurant anywhere in the world?
One under palm trees on a white sandy beach, with lobsters on the grill and very cold beer
Favourite fast food joint?
Breakfast in bed or in the hotel restaurant?
Restauran t- I love a breakfast buffet!
English Breakfast Tea or Long Black coffee?
Black coffee please
Martini - gin or vodka?
Gin, with a twist
Ketchup or mayo?
Stella or Boli?
London or New York?
London every time.
City break or hideaway
RESTOKIT - BRING THE RESTAURANT HOME
YARD SALE PIZZA LAUNCHES SOUTH-OF-THE-RIVER
THE SILVER BIRCH TO OPEN WITH A SOFT LAUNCH
DAISY AND MICHAEL HOPPEN
IMAD'S SYRIAN KITCHEN
BEHIND RESTAURANT TO LAUNCH IN LONDON FIELDS
COLETTE LAUNCHES BREAKFAST MENU
CULTISAN: EAT LOCAL, GLOBALLY
THE SILVER BIRCH TO LAUNCH IN CHISWICK
KOLAMBA LAUNCHES £10 LUNCH BOWL
SABOR EN CASA GOES NATIONWIDE
COLETTE LAUNCHES NEW DINNER PARTY SERVICE
"SHOP, EAT & DRINK" BERMONDSEY STREET
#INSPIREDBY NOOR MURAD
RESTAURANTS OPEN FOR BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY #EOTHO FINALE
NATIONAL RESTAURANT AWARDS LAUNCHES THE TOP 100 AUCTION
SABOR TO REOPEN WITH NEW DISHES, NEW DINING ROOM AND NEW MEAL KITS
OZONE TO GO
THE ZETTER TOWNHOUSE PLANS ITS REOPENING
SKYE GYNGELL LAUNCHES "SPRING IN SUMMER"
#INSPIREDBY MANAL RAMADAN WHITE
EAT OUT TO HELP OUT
CAFE MURANO BRUNCH
NEW RESTAURANT TERRACES
TURNIPS, BOROUGH MARKET X TOMAS LIDAKEVICIUS
“PRIME FEAST” GOES NATIONWIDE
CAFE MURANO BERMONDSEY RE-OPENS
SABOR AL FRESCO
THE ROYAL, ST. LEONARDS-ON-SEA
COLETTE LAUNCHES A HAMPER COLLECTION
#INSPIREDBY DAVID WADDINGTON
KOLAMBA LAUNCHES BRUNCH
SABOR LAUNCHES "SABOR EN CASA"
THE PILGRM HOTEL LAUNCHES "THE PILGRM PROVISIONS"
#INSPIREDBY JEREMY LEE
OTTOLENGHI, ROVI, AND NOPI DELIVER
#INSPIREDBY SHUKO ODA
#INSPIREDBY FADI KATTAN
#INSPIREDBY MISSY FLYNN
#INSPIREDBY DAVID LOFTUS
PADELLA PASTA KITS LAUNCH
#INSPIREDBY YASMIN KHAN
#INSPIREDBY PETRA BARRAN
#INSPIREDBY ROBBIE BARGH
OTTOLENGHI IS REOPENING
PRAWN ON THE LAWN REOPENS AS A FISHMONGERS
#INSPIREDBY LILY VANILLI
KOLAMBA LAUNCHES SRI LANKAN DELIVERY SERVICE
#INSPIREDBY RACHEL RODDY
#INSPIREDBY RYAN CHETIYAWARDANA
ANGELA HARTNETT AND CAFE MURANO LAUNCH PASTA DELIVERY
#INSPIREDBY PAULA FITZHERBERT
#INSPIREDBY RAVEN SMITH
PRIME FEAST LAUNCHES HOME DELIVERED MEATS
#INSPIREDBY ELIZABETH DAY
#INSPIREDBY BEN PUNDOLE
#INSPIREDBY HENRIETTA LOVELL,
THE 'RARE TEA LADY'
WELCOME TO #INSPIREDBY
RESTAURANTS ARE HERE TO STAY, BUT THEY WON’T LOOK THE SAME
WHAT WE'RE READING
EASTER AT HOME
KOLAMBA POLOS RECIPE
NUTSHELL’S KHORESHT BADEMJAN
FALASTIN: A COOKBOOK
THE HOSPITALITY INDUSTRY GETS CREATIVE
NEW HEAD CHEF AT NUTSHELL AND PERSIAN NEW YEAR
UPCOMING EVENTS AT GREAT SCOTLAND YARD HOTEL
NEW CAFE MURANO MENU
VEGETARIAN SUPPER-CLUB SERIES AT ACE HOTEL, SHOREDITCH
DINNER BY HESTON BLUMENTHAL - 2020 AT A GLANCE
SUNDAY ROAST MENU AT PRAWN ON THE LAWN ISLINGTON
INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – WHAT’S ON
THE HAND & FLOWERS TURNS 15 YEARS OLD THIS MONTH
BRITISH WINE MAKER LUNCH AT KERRIDGE'S
KOLAMBA PRESENT ISLAND SUNDAYS
ACTION AGAINST HUNGER JORDAN TREK 2020
ACE HOTEL'S BLACK: THE LITERARY SALON
LIGHTER SET LUNCH AT KERRIDGE'S BAR & GRILL
ANGELA HARTNETT JOINS BEST HOME COOK
TOM KERRIDGE'S NEW TV SHOW
LE BUN GOES VEGAN
MURANO'S JANUARY MENU