Sunshine, street food, massive cocktails, almost 5,000 lovely guests - What a start to our 20-week run at #DalstonYard
. It's going to be a tough weekend to beat but with the re-opening of the #GinStore
and the return of Kimchinary
, we reckon we can do it.
Let's all take a few seconds to give Street Feast first-timers Kamm & Sons
and Le Bun
a huge 'well done'. The Kamm & Sons Cocktail Shed
offered a summery slice of the English country garden (for those who found it) and kept the beats and aperitifs coming till way after dinnertime. Don't miss the #KammShed
May special, 'The Grosvenor', laced with peaty Islay whisky. Le Bun
- cooking for the public for the first time ever - made loads of new friends with their Beef Bourguignon Bun and Shellfish Bisque Mac & Cheese. They're here for five more weekends so make the most of them.
It was fantastic to see Sorbitium
back doing what they do best - making London's most delicious ice cream
. If you didn't try their Fresh Coconut & Alphonso Mango Swirl or Rhubarb & Juniper scoops last week then you're really letting yourself down. Chin-up, they're back this weekend. As are Kimchinary
, so save some prime meal estate for a Gochujang Pulled Pork Korean Burrito (the size of your house) and freshly fried Cod Fish Finger Bun with homemade tartare sauce.
The bad news is that we're holding the Steak Diner
back for another week or so. When it opens, it will serve the best value E8 steak this side of Rotorino
. It just ain't there yet. Hold tight. The brilliant news is that The Gin Store
is BACK and better than ever. Head to the north east corner of the yard, beyond Bleecker Burger
, or down Gin Lane
for expertly mixed Martinis, Negronis and everything GIN. All served by an friendly bartender in a proper, frosted glass.
As for the food, (take a deep breath) we've got Jerk Barbecue Chicken Wings, Bacon Cheeseburgers, Aromatic Crispy Tofu Steamed Buns, Bulgogi Ox Cheek Burritos, Roasted Duck Chinese Crepes, King-Size Hot Dogs with cheese, chipotle sauce and jalapeños, Slow-Smoked St. Louis Ribs, Butter-Fried Brioche Lobster Rolls, Buffalo Fried Chicken Po' Boys, USDA Prime Beef Short Ribs, Mint Chicken Naans, Peanut Butter Jelly Choc Ices and Freshly Fried Doughnuts with salted caramel sauce. Plus LOADS more. Plan your weekend's eating now
#DalstonYard is free entry between 5pm and 7pm and £3 after. We're open every Friday and Saturday till midnight but last entry is 11pm please.
That's it for this week. See you back at the Yard.