We are hugely excited to announce that Ana Goncalves and Zijun Meng from TĀ TĀ EATERY are taking over the kitchens at Borough Wines & Beers Kensal Rise for a three-month residency.
From Thursday 10 May, you’ll be able to enjoy TĀ TĀ EATERY’s excellent modern Asian dishes for dinner (Thurs – Sat) and brunches (Sat – Sun) under the bottle shelves.
UPDATE 22/06 – By popular demand, TĀ TĀ EATERY will now open on Wednesdays too, until the end of the residency. The full hours are – Wednesday – Saturday 6.30pm-10pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm – 3pm.
TĀ TĀ EATERY
Husband and wife team Meng and Ana met under chef Nuno Mendes and credit a shared love of rice as the catalyst for the creation of TĀ TĀ EATERY.
The name is inspired by the Mandarin words for “he” and “she” and appropriately their menus look both east and west for inspiration, with a nod to the culinary traditions of their native China and Portugal.
Their dishes are typically Modern Asian in style, but incorporating European ingredients and techniques, all cooked with a flair and precision befitting their top-class restaurant training.
The project began as a street food stall on London’s Druid St. Market, before a series of critically-acclaimed pop-ups at the Newman Arms and Kitchen Table, followed by a year-long stint at Haggerston café Curio Cabal.
Kensal Rise, meet the Katsu Sandwich
The izakaya-style menu served at BW Kensal Rise will revolve around small plates and sharing platters.
Dishes will include Meng and Ana’s characteristically playful take on ngiri and tacos, as well as cult-favourite, the Katsu Sandwich – a toast sandwich of deep-fried, slow-cooked Iberico pork neck and Asian slaw.
The handmade Toasted Rice Cream – which has been a popular feature on previous TĀ TĀ menus – will also be on offer, accompanied by changing seasonal toppings of berries and flower blossom.
There will be a changing menu of wines chosen to complement the dishes (available by the glass, carafe and bottle), specially selected craft beers and soft drinks.
Cocktail serves inspired by the food menu will also be available, devised by Geyan Surendran, Distiller in Chief at Surendran and Bownes.
What would be the fun of dining in a wine shop if you couldn’t go a little off-piste though, right? Drink anything off the shelves (or out of the fridge) and just pay the retail price, plus corkage (£8 per bottle for wines and £1 for beer).
The TATA EATERY residency is at Borough Wines & Beers, 30 Station Terrace, Kensal Rise, London, NW10 5RP. Bookings for groups of six or more can be made by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).