Our friends at the Hox kindly invited us to THE party of the year – Soho House’s House Festival 2017.
And whilst we have to wait a whole ‘nother year for the next one, we thought we’d round up some of the A-MAZ-ING food we feasted on and where you can get your hands on it in good ol’ London Town.
So – why was it next level? On arrival we were given a cute ‘bon voyage’ leather luggage tag and hung out in the Ennismore Tent (the guys behind the Hoxton Hotel’s, Gleneagles, etc) where we could get our face painted with glitter, mess about in the photobooth and of course, help ourselves to the bar.
Outside of the tent – everything, and we mean EVERYTHING is free. Get your hair did, get your nails done, play in the fairground – or gorge yourself on the best street food around….
These guys started out in a makeshift taco truck in a carpark in Hackney, so are no strangers to feeding the drunk & hungry. They were dishing up their iconic tacos – our fave is the Masa Fried Chicken with roasted habanero, heritage tomato pico de gallo and white onion. Find them in Clerkenwell where they regularly update the menu with seasonal specials. Wash it down with one of their banging Margaritas and keep your eyes peeled for their second restaurant coming to Carnaby Street soon…
The clue is in the title. Filthily good, juicy burgers that you can find all over town. At the fest we munched on their cheeseburgers but in real life they also do crinkle chips and homemade shakes. You can even bag a dirty breakfast in the Vauxhall branch…
Our fave is the one in Shoreditch but you’ll also find Pizza East in Kentish Town and Notting Hill. We ate their classic margarita with tons of oozy mozzarella and basil and then topped it with their meatballs and a handful of parmesan – because that’s just how we roll…
Grown up BBQ. Again, these guys started off life on the street food scene but now have a permanent home on Sclater St, E1. You can book but walk ins are welcomed so keep in mind for your next late night meat fix. They were serving up slow cooked beef brisket with pickled red chilli in a soft brioche bun and it was glorious. Expect more of the same in store as well as thick-cut pork ribs and coal roasted aubergine.
Recently voted Best Street Food in London at the British Street Food Awards, Crabbieshack work their way around festivals up and down the country, as well as popping up at Kerb from time to time. Expect huge soft shell crab burgers and lobster toasties.
Super juicy marinated chicken – think next level Nando’s with charred corn on the cob and fresh slaw – don’t skip the hot sauce. We recently discovered that the Brixton branch also have espresso martinis on TAP.
As well as all that you’ll find the iconic Soho House BBQ dishing up unlimited *deep breath* – lobster, prawns, sea bass, squid, oysters, sirloin, lamb, brisket, chicken, gammon and Cumberland sausages.
For dessert we ate ice cream sandwiches from Milo + Hector, more ice cream from Sugar Mice’s vintage caravan and cooled down with alcoholic cocktail Pops – what can we say, it was a hot day.
Patron provided the tequila cocktails and Grey Goose served us vodka and oysters.
The legendary Craig David provided the tunes and we danced ALL night.
Tickets sell out quick sharp but if you can nab yourself a ticket to next year’s festival, you’re in for a TREAT!
Thanks again to The Hoxton & Ennismore for having us xxx