Jason Atherton’s Sosharu Japanese restaurant opens

Earlier this month,  Jason & Irha Atherton and The Social Company launched their seventh London restaurant with the opening of Sosharu, a Japanese izakaya-style restaurant situated within the Turnmill Building on Clerkenwell Road. A 40 cover cocktail bar, Seven Tales, is located in the basement of the restaurant. Sosharu is a collaboration between Jason Atherton and Executive Head Chef Alex Craciun, who has worked within The Social Company for four years, previously sous chef at Pollen Street Social. In preparation for the launch, Craciun relocated to Japan on a research trip, … [Read more...]

AbraCachaça at The Well

A magic wand has been waved over one of Clerkenwell’s favourite gastropubs, The Well. It is also a favourite destination for a number of Barbican residents.  The venture transforms the pub/restaurant’s subterranean bar into exotic Brazilian beach pop-up (but without any sun), AbraCachaça. The Well is thus working with premium Brazilian cachaça brand Ypióca ands gives visitors the opportunity to  celebrate Brazil’s national sugarcane spirit. The AbraCachaça basement bar at The Well Bountiful bar snacks, tropical tipples and Latin American beats will ensure the Brazilian party never … [Read more...]

Clerkenwell Design Week Opened Today

Clerkenwell Design Week started today and continues for the next two.  It is reckoned to be the UK’s leading design festival The festival is in many venues around Clerkenwell. Please see the map for all locations and events. Closest underground stations: Farringdon and Barbican Bus routes: 4, 19, 341, 38, N19, N38, N41, 55, 48 To visit, register free here and bring your entrance voucher to the registration area at one of our 4 main venues, detailed below. You can also register on site at any of the 4 venues. Design Factory (34 St John Street, London, EC1M 4AY) Among the … [Read more...]

Clerkenwell Design Week returns

Internationally renowned design festival, Clerkenwell Design Week (19-21 May), will return for its sixth year, bringing together the latest innovations by some of the best creative forces from the UK and around the world. The event looks set to yet again encompass the true spirit of the design community in one of the world’s most vibrant, creative hubs. Scene from one of the exhibitions at last year’s Clerkenwell design Week One of the best-loved events in the design industry calendar, Clerkenwell Design Week is a three-day annual festival gathering Clerkenwell’s long-established … [Read more...]

Chifafa – ‘Posh’ kebabs in Clerkenwell

We were nearly overcome by the rush in our visit to new ‘posh’ kebab fast food place, Chifafa, in Clerkenwell Road virtually opposite The Zetter and close to St. John’s Square.  But that was our fault for turning up to chat to the founder of the business, Nick Green, at the lunchtime rush.  Nick devised the concept of an outlet selling ‘healthy’ kebabs some 3 years ago when he spotted what he saw as a gap in the market.  The result is Chifafa which, although it opened in December, it is only in the past couple of weeks that it has begun to really take off. Nick is almost evangelical in … [Read more...]

Clerkenwell Design Week

  A leading independent design festival.  Be inspired.  Register online for free entrance to the exhibition. http://www.clerkenwelldesignweek.com/ … [Read more...]