We have temporarily sold out of our new season’s marmalade but with nearly 1,000 kilos of organic seville oranges that arrived this week some Spain we will soon have a new batch. On sale at all our cafés: Parliament Hill Fields Lido, London Fields Lido, HIghgate Wood, Queens Park and the kiosk in Nags Head Market.
Hoxton Beach cafés at London Fields Lido and Parliament Hill Fields Lido will both stay open, as they are not affected by the closure of indoor gyms. The Clissold Leisure Centre will now close but our café there has remained closed since the start of the pandemic in March. Our café in Chatsworth Road E5 Dorée will stay open for takeaway as will the kiosk in Nags Head Market.
The new exhibition at Parliament Hill Fields Lido café is of work by Matthews Meadows. As well as fine art, Matthew has kindly helped Hoxton Beach with some amazing images over the years including our logo (derived from a film star card he found in Lahore and a label for the French soft drink La Mortuacienne). This exhibition is a mixture of prints (£190) abstract collages (£180-£220) and Life collages (£210-£230). The papier maché masks are an experiment carried out during lockdown and sadly are not for sale. Sales enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
With just days to go Hoxton Beach can announce its first every by-the-case Christmas wine offer. This was a Brexit-beating pallet of wines from the north of Burgundy and it languished for a couple of weeks in a bonded warehouse near Burton on Trent. But now London City Bond have delivered very efficiently to Dorée, Queens Park and HIghgate Wood cafés. You can buy the wines individually, or we have two top value (all-red) cases. For mail order email us at email@example.com
One unlikely victim of Covid-19 has been the small unripe mangoes imported by wholesale businesses mainly of Indian origin. There have been fewer flights to India, Kenya and the South American countries that produce them. But we have found nine boxes in a Western International Market wholesaler so we can restart production and get the tasty sauce back on our market stalls and into jars as a Christmas treat. Amba is eaten with falafel in Iraq, Syria and Israel, but really looks like an Indian pickle. It seems to have travelled from India to Iraq either through the Jewish communities in both countries or because both Iraq (‘Mesopatamia’) and India were under British control. Here is an Israeli view. Our version includes nigella seeds and mustard seeds and has a loyal following.