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We are wonderfully lucky in London to have a huge range of foods at our fingertips but one of our favourite imports and specialities is cured meats. There are a number of great placed to find amazing cured meat offerings in London but we are listing our top 5. Happy eating!

Ginger Pig

You'll find them around London and online. They have a good selection and all the meat is great quality. Their stock rotates seasonally so there's always something different.

Brindisa

Found in both Borough and Brixton, here you can buy a whole Iberico ham if you should so wish it, they also host a carving school so that you'll be able to cut it once you get it home. You will find hand carved Serrano ham here too as well as artisan Spanish Cheeses, cooking Chorizo as well as cured, all sorts of oils, Spanish almonds and more.

Lina

Your first option in Soho, established in 1944 they have a great heritage in the area. They have a large range of imported Italian meats, you can pick up some freshly made pasta while you're there too. Expect to find Parma ham, mortadella, bresaola – as well as some interesting lesser known varieties, such as ‘nduja, a spicy, soft salame from Calabria.

Camisa

Your second option in Soho. A small and tightly packed shop where meat will be sliced for you to take home. Camisa has been in Soho since the 60s and has a loyal following.

Moen's

Moen's in Clapham is great if you want to push the boat out as the prices are a bit steep but the meat is great. Their Pata Negra is pretty famous. If you can afford to go it's a real treat - even the shop itself is a joy to visit with it's dark navy outside and beckoning warmly lit interior.

 

 

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Looking for somewhere to pick up your lunch in central today? How about the newly opened upmarket Italian caffè, bar and deli La Bottega, bringing a dash of La Dolce Vita to Seven Dials. Now open at 36 Monmouth Street, the delicatessen launches with a new design concept spanning an 800 sq ft space with alfresco seating.

Using only the finest Italian produce and ingredients sourced from select high-quality producers, La Bottega offer a fresh, simple home-cooked food menu for any time of day, from pastries to gourmet paninis, tasty salads, traditional hot dishes and desserts plus meats and cheese platters perfect for pairing with a glass of wine from an exclusive selection. The delicatessen is famous for their coffee and also serve soft drinks, freshly prepared fruit and vegetable juices.

La Bottega supplies an extensive range of carefully chosen fine Italian groceries for take away including anchovies and tuna from Cetara on the Amalfi Coast, artichokes and vegetables in extra virgin olive oil from Rome, top quality pasta from Gragnano, jams and honeys, regional cured meats and cheeses, olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

La Bottega joins an exciting line-up of new cafés, bars and restaurants in Seven Dials including Timberyard, a high-tech coffee shop and workspace on Upper St Martin’s Lane, and Compagnie des Vins Surnaturels, a French restaurant and wine bar in Neal’s Yard, and Flesh & Buns to name a few.

Seven Dials is home to over 150 shops, including international flagships and concept stores, renowned beauty and grooming salons as well as over 50 vibrant cafes, restaurants, bars and pubs. The area comprises of Monmouth Street, Earlham Street, Neal Street, Shorts Gardens, Neal’s Yard, Endell Street, Shelton Street, Mercer Street and the Seven Dials monument. Combined with 2 luxury hotels, five theatres, two private members clubs, a large number of apartments and offices, including the UK headquarters of Facebook, Seven Dials is a unique retail and leisure destination in the heart of London. sevendials.co.uk

Proper and sons haggerston

Haggerston is getting a new coffee destination this weekend as Proper & Sons opens up.

The coffee bar, eatery and deli will no doubt delight locals. For the past few months they have been gathering some wonderful foodie delights to stock their shelves with including artisan chocolates and cheeses.

There is of course the matter of coffee too - a new artisan coffee shop is always welcome on our London streets and we can't wait to pay this place a visit of the weekend - you should too!

Keep an eye on the website for more details.