Bullitt @ The Mash Tun, Charing Cross

When they left the Fat Cat a few years back, focusing instead on taking their buns on the road, Bullitt left a burger-shaped hole in our lives.

During their adventures, they’ve done numerous festivals across the UK, but the burgers have stayed every bit as excellent as they were last time we got our mitts on them – it was worth the wait.

It’s one of those menus that has you umming and ahhing and asking for just a couple more minutes to make a decision…a few times. It caters to every hunger level, starting at “The Truth”, a fairly plain burger, and escalating to “Ichor”, the double-everything stack that requires some inventive attack methods. A veggie option and available vegan-friendly tweaks mean it’s not just for the carnivores, too, although the quality beef is a big part of what makes the burgers so good.

In collaboration with London’s Five Points Brewery, they’re even serving up beer tasting menus that explore flavour pairings with beers and ciders.

It’s not just about the burgers, though: they’re also doing wood-fired Sunday and festive roasts, with the latter launching at the end of November and taking place from Thursday to Sunday. Think succulent local meats, an abundance, and, of course, Yorkshire puds.

With an emphasis on local, free-range produce and eco-friendly details, Bullitt really care about what they do. We’ll be making the most of them being in the city centre before they hop off to explore once again.

Please note Bullitt will only be at the Mash Tun until the end of 2018! Continue reading

In Season: November & December

In the UK, we get pears in season for a good portion of the year – but winter is when it really kicks off, with varieties ranging beyond the faithful Conference. There are around 550 types in Britain, and a lot of them sound like something you’d expect to find in Care of Magical Creatures class, but the shelves are dominated by just four. As imported varieties typically test highly for pesticides, it’s worth making the most of the UK’s pear seasons while it’s here. So what do we make with them? Continue reading

Norfolk Restaurant Week 2018

Wloved NRW2017, since it gave us an excuse to eat out without breaking the bank – and this year’s, taking place from October 29 to November 9, looks set to be even bigger and better, with more than 80 restaurants across the county taking part. For 2018, there’s a mix of old favourites, newer faces, and some experienced NRW-ers. There are undeniably bargains to be had, with the price of three courses hitting a maximum of £23. Here’s where to go in Norwich. Continue reading

In Season: September & October

They’re the brightest food market indictor of autumn, as well as being a versatile and storable staple ingredient: oh my gourd, squash season is upon us.

We love a butternut squash soup (and its variants) as much as any cosy-seeker, but when it comes to branching out to the myriad other varieties, it can be a minefield. Will the skin of an acorn squash destroy a peeler? Can you cook anything beyond pie with a pumpkin? It’s time to find out. Continue reading