The best things the CODE team ate this week: 18 September 2020

Published 18 September 2020

Chicken with truffle, Noble Rot

Hawaiian pizza, ASAP Pizza

Porcini tagliolini, Tozi

Turmeric sausages, Kiln

Fennel, ricotta and candied walnuts, Forza Wine

From Pimlico to Peckham. Here are the best things the CODE team ate this week.

Forza Wine

Whilst the flagship Forza Win looks for its next spot to sling some of the city’s best pasta, the rooftop sibling Forza Wine is doing a roaring trade. No doubt aided by one of the most enviable views in London, their selection of carefully chosen wines and Italian small plates will have you double-checking travel bans. Whether you’re mourning the last piece of taleggio laden flatbread or marvelling at how fried cauliflower can taste that good, Forza Wine is an oasis of calm quite literally head and shoulders above the rest. 
Max Coltart, partners & memberships

Chicken with truffle, Noble Rot

Noble Rot Soho

Their Lambs Conduit site has been a smash hit since it first opened and now Dan Keeling and Mark Andrew have opened a second Noble Rot on the site of the Gay Hussar on Greek Street in Soho. The space has been beautifully transformed to look as though it’s been there for years and the menu by Alex Jackson, formerly of Sardine, has a nod towards the former restaurant with a goulash on the menu. Needless to say the wine list is worth the visit alone.
Adam Hyman, founder

Hawaiian pizza, ASAP Pizza

ASAP Pizza

Who knew that Flor’s brilliant chef Pamela Yung was a pizza obsessive? One bite of her creation for the Borough Market site’s switcheroo to haute fast food proves she’s making something really special. Get it while it’s hot in all senses of the word as ASAP Pizza won’t last for ever – and a special mention goes to a Hawaiian with grilled pineapple and guanciale that’s a juicy, fiery, salty sensation to naysay all critics.
Lisa Markwell, editor

Porcini tagliolini, Tozi


For those of us still mourning the loss of our summer holiday plans, Tozi does a good job of conjuring up memories of holidays gone by with their sharing menu of cicchetti and Italian cocktails. The porcini tagliolini was the star of the show, but dishes of calamari fritti and parma ham pizzetta were also pretty well received. And of course there’s tiramisu for pud, as well as the obligatory selection of gelati (and vin santo too, if you’re that way inclined).
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Minna Gabertas, members & partnerships

Turmeric sausages, Kiln


The warm September weather has given us a bit more time to embrace the alfresco dining scene, and where better to snatch an outside spot than Kiln. The food menu is a smaller out front but includes some big hitters like the turmeric smoked sausage and Laap spiced sprats, which may have been one of the best things I’ve eaten all year.
Chloë Hamilton, members & partnerships

Maison Francois

Despite lockdown and its repercussions on hospitality, another new restaurant has opened in London. Maison Francois is housed in a new development just off Jermyn Street on Duke Street. The interiors of the large space could easily feature in the glossy pages of Architectural Digest. The brasserie’s menu is entirely in French and has some classics such as oeuf on gelee. Frank’s bar downstairs is a good spot to know for after dinner drinks in an area that lacks decent watering holes.
Adam Hyman, founder

Ouef en gelee, Maison François

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