Five restaurants in London supporting Australia’s bushfires

Various restaurants in the UK’s capital have rallied together to support the devastating Australia bushfires that have swept across the continent. The charitable initiative (labelled #Australiaisburning) is being spearheaded by prolific food influencer Clerkenwell Boy, who is working with numerous restaurants to provide relief to charities across Australia. We’ve rounded up some of the restaurants in London that are going that extra mile to help the cause. If you can help and you’re in London, we’d suggest paying one of these restaurants a visit:

Timmy Green

Located in Nova, Victoria’s most recent upscale development Timmy Green is named after founder Prue Freeman’s late brother, a true Australian cowboy whose life was devoted to the land and whose legacy inspires much of the menu which focuses upon prime grass fed meats and childhood inspired sharing plates, in addition to their famous Aussie brunch.

Local craft beers are served alongside an almost all Australian natural wine list and innovative cocktails in the all-day-bar. Interiors aim to create and inspire a calm oasis amidst the hustle and bustle of the city life by blending extended planting, reclaimed oak and canvas fabrics. It’s an Instagrammer’s haven.

Throughout the next month, the restaurant group will be donating £2 from every chicken parmigiana, £1 from every glass of Australian wine, and 50p from every Lamington cake sold across all their restaurants

Bright restaurant

Bright is a wine bar and restaurant from the team behind P.Franco, Noble Fine Liquor & Peg with chefs William Gleave & Giuseppe Belvedere. Their food and wine offering is seasonal and ever-changing. The menu is always one sheet only and is simple but delicious. Think fresh pasta dishes, a couple of fish of the day options and one or two hearty meat options. There are also vegetarian options and Bright’s small plates are executed beautifully.

Bright will be holding a five-course dinner on 10 February which will include courses cooked by chefs from fellow restaurants P. Franco, Legs, Ottolenghi and Peg. On the night there will be a raffle plus a silent auction, with proceeds from all sales on the night going towards bushfire relief funds

Spring

Spring is probably one of London’s prettiest restaurants and is the legendary, Skye Gyngell’s, creation. Originally from Australia, Skye Gyngell is now one of Britain’s most respected and acclaimed chefs. Her restaurant brings warmth and elegance within a beautiful dining space set in the New Wing of the iconic Somerset House, in the arts and cultural heart of London. At Spring food is celebrated for its conviviality and the joyfulness of sharing seasonal produce. Their cooking is heartfelt, wholesome and produce driven. Skye’s pre-theatre ‘scratch’ menu tackles the issue of food waste that reimagines last night’s leftovers in the most innovative of ways.

Spring is donating £1 from every bill to bushfire relief funds. Spring will also be hosting a special fundraising dinner in March with 100% of proceeds going to bushfire relief funds

 Pacific

Australian chef, Shaun Presland from hit MasterChef TV show combines Australian cuisine with Japanese technique to serve up seafood, grills and sushi. Beautifully plated dishes with only the freshest market-sourced ingredients are used, while also pairing with Pacific-region wines. The kingfish sashimi with jalapeño and yuzu is a Team Coco favourite on the menu.

£2 will be added to every bill and it will be donated towards the bushfire relief funds

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Sabor

Founded by Nieves Barragan and José Etura, Sabor (meaning flavour in Spanish) takes guests on a journey from the tapas bars of Andalucía through to the asadors of Castile and the seafood restaurants of Galicia.

Located on Heddon Street, Sabor has three distinct areas – The Counter and bar on the ground floor and the El Asador on the first floor, each offering a different taste and experience of Spanish cuisine and hospitality. On the ground floor share The Counter at Sabor, with the chefs, and choose from a changing daily menu of fresh fish prepared for you by Sabor’s in-house fishmonger, alongside regional dishes from across Spain, including those from the Basque country and Catalonia. With specialities from the Galicia and Castile regions, dishes on the first floor of the restaurant (in the El Asador section) are cooked in the traditional wood fired oven, or ‘asador’, sourced from Castile, or large copper pans brought to London especially from Galicia.

Sabor has created a special dish, a chargrilled oyster with chorizo and lovage oil, donating £1 per sale to the bushfire relief funds

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