Oh, hello weekend, we've been expecting you… By Charlotte CoxMore
The weather has finally got its act together. Which, for Londoners, inspires two responses: 1. 'Quick! To the park!' and 2. 'Quick! Get some fizz to take to the park!' Well, the good news is that east Londoners can now skip step two entirely, because new craft drinks shop Hopt will DELIVER IT TO YOU. Based in Shoreditch's Box Park, Hopt deal only in the coolest craft beer, specialist spirits and boutique wines, with a selection that changes fortnightly and mixes classic brands with local talent. And, crucially, their speedy delivery service will drop off said bottles of wonder to anywhere within a one-mile radius. Dial-a-prosecco? Oh, to be alive in days such as these.
Hopt, Unit 8 Boxpark, 2-10 Bethnal Green Road, E1 6GY; 07776 160949
Peru has given London many great things. Pisco sours. Paddington Bear. And in a far more important, non-fictional sense, Martin Morales. The superstar chef kick-started the city's Peruvian food craze with the wildly popular Ceviche chain, then followed it up with his critically feted Andina. And now, here comes the hat-trick: Casita Andina. At this bold, bright new Soho joint you're in for top-notch ceviche (obvs) plus home-style Andean cuisine such as avocado fritters, annatto-marinated lamb sirloin or skate wings with rocoto chilli. As you'd expect, there are also plenty of pisco sours. And as you'd also expect, Paddington is nowhere to be seen…