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Tue 8 August 2017
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Here Comes The Neighbourhood

Frank's rooftop and the future Peckham Levels site
From old faithfuls to relative newcomers, there’s a resurgence in our midst and it’s time for a second recce. We’re looking at places we already love that have been given a new lease of life.
London Fields? Been there, done that, sure. But by the end of the year, Nuno Mendes’ Mare Street Market will be up and running, and it’s set to cement Hackney’s stake in the food major leagues once and for all. Mendes will be lending his expertise to the current Keltan House site, a warehouse space close to Netil House and Broadway Market. The new Mare Street neighbourhood hub will feature a bar, deli, florist and record store, as well as concessions for local business and, of course, a main restaurant for us all to sink our teeth into. Keep an eye out for Hackney Arts Centre too – it’s set to transform the well-worn Dalston strip with a theatre and concert hall in a converted Art Deco cinema.

Sure, you’ve done the rounds in Peckham: negronis, Taco Queen, Bussey and Rye Wax, all great. But Peckham Levels is about the shake up the skyline. Billed as a complex of grassroots culture, this will be one of the first times Peckham’s new generation of creatives will have the chance to shine. The seven levels will showcase the talent pool already evident in Peckham, as well as turn the carpark into a performance venue, 50 studios for artists and makers, a site for street food traders and a wellness and fitness centre. This will be Make Shift’s second project- their first was Pop Brixton, so yes, we’re expecting big things.

And as it’s August, all eyes are on Notting Hill. At the Ladbroke Grove end, 108 Garage launch Southam Street in September, turning a former Victorian pub into a Nikkei-saké-Champagne haven. Also look out for Core by Clare Smyth, now open in Notting Hill proper. It’s Smyth’s first solo venture, with a focus on British produce and a proper fine-dining experience from the former chef patron of Gordon Ramsey’s Royal Hospital Road. Don’t expect to find sharing plates here, it’s all about the tasting menu and the chef’s table.

Back at it again but with a whole new vibe? We’re down if you are.
Battersea Power Station

No 29 Power Station West
Battersea Power Station is a newcomer, and we’re quietly optimistic at the mix taking place at Circus West Village. There’s Mother Restaurant for pizza via Copenhagen, Boom Cycle, Duckroad, and now No.29 Power Station West, which makes a pretty compelling argument for a neighbourhood bar open from breakfast to dinner with a terrace to boot. Can we come and stay, Battersea?
Calendar Picks
This Week’s Picks
At CLAW’s Seafood & Craft Beer feast. Unit 1, Finsbury Avenue Square, EC2M 2PA  To Kojey Radical at Village Underground this autumn. 54 Holywell Lane, EC2A 3PQ  In for Pam Yung at Lyle’s this week. Tea Building, 56 Shoreditch High Street, E1 6JJ  Tuyo, Broadway Market’s newcomer. 129A Pritchard’s Road, E2 9AP
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