Because King Arthur was clearly just playing favourites with Sir Cumference, tonight will see the launch of The Long Table, taking over a covered Abbot Street stretch every Friday from now 'til Christmas. Orchestrated by meteoric chef Nuno Mendes, the set-up involves the eponymous communal dining arrangement, surrounded by a "night market" of street-food vendors, booze slingers, and fire-pits whose openness hopefully means they'll be into a treesome.
The streateries lined up so far will be headlined by Nuno's Loft Project (hello, BBQ short ribs w/ mushroom caramel & salted peanut praline) and The Hawksmoor (coronary-precipitating amounts of beef, plus addlement from "Shakey Pete's Ginger Brew"); you should also expect slow-roasted pork belly from Yum Bun, meatballs from The Bowler, tapas from Moro, and handcrafted throat-stuffers from Big Apple Hot Dogs, the former generally being a warning to watch out for the latter.
To make you more of a street person, there will be alcohol, namely a cocktail bar, plus barrels of freshly brewed & unfiltered lagers, session ales, and IPAs from London Fields. Entertainment will come courtesy of live bands, and -- get this -- an on-site, disused WW2 bunker turned into a visual art installation that'll rotate weekly, the only work Sir Cumference can get around here.