From drinking vinegar to ready-made cocktails; brace yourselves for what's going to be big in foodie land this year...
Need to know the hip new thing?
It’s all about: Playing golf
Really? So long Ping Pong, combine street food, cocktails and crazy golf, and you’ve got yourself a, well, hole in one.
Where do I start? Kicking off (or should that be teeing off) this trend is Swingers in a Shoreditch warehouse complete with 1920s clubhouse and pop-ups like Patty & Bun.
Can’t get enough street food burgers?
Switch over to: Posh pizza
Really? Our love affair with gourmet fast food shows no sign of dwindling. Say, cheese!
Where do I start? Posh pizzerias are going to be popping up all over the country but we can see the concept behind Notting Hill’s new Bite Me Pizza really catching on. Think over 30 toppings to customize with and high protein dough. Everyone’s a winner.
Love a health fad?
Start: Drinking vinegar
Really? Well, if it’s good enough for Miranda Kerr and Megan Fox. Full of the right enzymes to help the digestive system, apparently…
Where do I start? Head straight for Rawduck in Hackney (from the peeps behind Ducksoup in Soho) – the menu is bursting with house-made ferments and pickles. Screwed up face, optional.
All about a dining club?
Do try: Yoga suppers
Really? After an intense workout, what’s more rewarding than a big ol’ foodie feast?
Where do I start? We love the Bingham in Richmond (run by a qualified yoga teacher, natch) for wholesome, locally sourced ingredients in a riverside garden room.
Obsessed with the Chiltern?
Get ready for: The big hotel takeover
Really? From The Mondrian to The Chateau Marmont, 2015 will be the year London finally rivals LA and NY in its super luxe hotel offerings. Time to step away from the Firehouse.
Where do I start? The riverside Mondrian is already making serious waves thanks to the Dandelyan bar and its host with the most, Ryan Chetiyawardana (who you might know from White Lyan in Hoxton). The killer early-1980s tunes aren’t bad either.
Always queuing at the bar?
Drink: Bottled cocktails
Really? Concocted and crafted onsite, waiting in line for a bellini will soon be a thing of the past.
Where do I start? The Craft Cocktail Club in Bethnal Green delivers an impressive pre-made selection from classic Negronis to fragrant Lavender Palomas. Who knew?