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Where To Eat Fusion Food In London

Billie Manning

From Japanese-Italian to Cuban-Asian, we pick out places for you to get your mixed-up fix.

Spotlight on: Angelina
The about section on Angelina's website describes the restaurant as ‘if a Nonna [Italian grandmother] and a Baba [Japanese grandmother] spent a day together in the kitchen sharing recipes, and then decided to open a restaurant’. You might be thinking Japanese-Italian fusion sounds weird, and this isn’t a label Angelina are shying away from: they describe their mix of cuisines as ‘surreal’, although the restaurant rightly points out the two food cultures’ shared values of freshness, seasonality and a land-to-table ethos.
 
So how is this interesting mix actually expressed on the menu? Well, dishes like unagi risotto and black sesame pannacotta – combining one of Japan’s iconic ingredients with one of Italy’s staple dishes – are good examples of Angelina's fare. Both of these dishes are part of Angelina’s tasting menu, which will cost you a hot £48 and comprise of 8 dishes. Burning less of a hole in your pocket will be the £9 daily dish - coming in at just £12 with wine, it’s a bargain. One more thing: Angelina’s hosts a teeny-tiny Tokyo-inspired hidden bar called the Golden Gal, which will seat just six people and hold a strict no-phones policy – just the right twist to add to this cocktail.
 

The Best of the Rest:
Cocochan
What? Stylish Pan-Asian cuisine with exciting cocktails
Where? Marylebone
Why? Walls more purple than Prince, food fit for a king (or queen)
 
temper
What? Non-trad South American meets twists and turns from all over the world
Where? Locations in the City, Soho and Covent Garden
Why? Ever wanted to watch your chef cook your food over fire? Now's your chance with temper's open kitchen
 

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