July 8, 2016

The Best New London Restaurants To Try In July

Peruvian Inspiration

Martin Morales, founder of Peruvian restaurant Ceviche, will open a restaurant called Casita Andina later this month. Inspired by the family run restaurants of the Andes, called 'picanteria' (many of which are attached to farms, allotments or orchards) it will comprise a basement kitchen, ceviche counter, takeaway area and patio. Peruvian dishes will use traditional ingredients such as quinoa, fish and chocolate.

Casita Andina, 31 Great Windmill Street, W1D 7LP. Opens: 28 July.


Scandi Smokehouse

Rök Smokehouse and Bar have announced the opening of their second site, this time in Islington. A 60 seat restaurant and bar will open on Upper Street, serving the same Nordic influenced food as their Shoreditch site. New dishes will include mackerel with pickled onions and flamed crisp bread, and guinea fowl with cured pork belly and butter poached wild vegetables.

Rök Smokehouse and Bar, 49 Upper Street, N1 1RA. Opens: 1 July.


Proper Kebabs

The much-anticipated shawarma bar from the guys behind Haggerston restaurant Berber & Q is set to open this month in Exmouth Market. The new restaurant will, unsurprisingly, specialise in shawarma, alongside Middle Eastern cocktails, wine and beer. Lamb shawarma and chicken will be served on plates with herb salad, green chilli, grated tomato, tahini and sumac onions. Guests can then make wraps with the various elements… or not. Other dishes will be available, like Berber & Q’s hugely popular grilled cauliflower, which made it onto our list of the best cauliflower dishes in London.

Berber & Q Shawarma Bar, 46 Exmouth Market, EC1R 4QE. Opens: 4 July.

July 8, 2016


We wish all our Muslim residents a very happy Eid.

EID FESTIVAL: Mark the end of Ramadan in Trafalgar Square with food from around the world, henna, face painting and more. Free, just turn up, noon-6pm

July 8, 2016


Next week our Board will be approving a new 5 year business plan for Zebra. The broad direction of the plan is to continue improving our homes and services, reviewing our costs particularly in maintenance and from our biggest suppliers, and embarking on more new development. If any resident wants more information or wishes to add something to the plan contact us at zebrablog@zebrahousing.com
July 8, 2016


Wireless broadband is now available for £18 per month at all our residences except Jerome. Because of the continued delays in installing a new fibre optic cable we are now considering other options but it’s extremely frustrating.Existing tenants will have to pay an extra £18 per month for it, except at Anson and Carleton, where a charge is already added to their rent. Whilst £18 per month may seem a higher charge than some providers are making you won’t need a telephone line to receive it so in fact the package is very competitively priced for a fast fibre-optic service. If you want to subscribe to the service contact housing@zebrahousing.com