Tooting’s the new Shoreditch. It’s something we’ve been saying for years, but now it seems that Shoreditch House – that fashionable members’ dining club – agree with us, as they’re about to open a branch of their Dirty Burger restaurant in Tooting. Soho House UK are behind all these smart and sought-after destinations, and we’ve got to wonder at the exquisite good taste of the entrepreneur behind Soho House, Nick Jones to site his latest venture in SW17. It’s easily explained – he knows the neighbourhood, and previously set up Balham Bar & Kitchen (selling it on in 2007). Let’s hope Dirty Burger isn’t so far ahead of the curve that local hospital staff from nearby St George’s Hospital fail to realise the name is ironic, and not a declaration by Wandsworth’s Food Safety Officers.
Dirty Burger, 141 Tooting High St, SW17 0SY. This venue is not yet open at press time – contact the venue to check they are before you visit!