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14 food and drink launches we're loving in August

From Wagamama to Maitre Choux, here are the new food and drink launches you need to know

Best food launches and delivery options
Kate Thomas
Kate ThomasLifestyle Managing Editor
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There's nothing better than treating yourself to a cheeky little food delivery, whether you're in the market for a healthy office lunch or a late-night takeaway to satiate your hunger.

We've rounded up some of the best restaurant menus and new launches around, from Wagamama to Frankie & Benny and Atis. Get ready to load up the Deliveroo app or head down to your local branch and discover the best deals from London's most popular restaurants. Plus check out the best new drink launches to whet your appetite this summer.

Best food launches

Wagamama's feel-good menu

Wagamama has launched a new food and drink menu
Wagamama has launched a new food and drink menu

Wagamama has long been a favourite – and now the popular chain has announced an exciting new 'kaizen' (aka good change) coming to 157 of its branches. Customers can expect to see fresh bowls, a new drinks menu with a twist and a buzzing new vibe.

The new menu features three bright koyo bowls (meaning colourful leaves) including a choice of salmon, chicken or aubergine with delicious, caramelised onion marinated in a sticky red chilli and miso sauce, served on a bed of mixed leaves, beetroot, carrot, cucumber, mooli, red radish and classic edamame beans. It also brings back the iconic vegan 'chicken' kare lomen (hurrah!) and several delicious new sides, such as crispy chilli mushrooms, refreshed wok-fried greens, Asian peppers, prawn nori rolls, hirata steamed hoisin pulled duck buns and a refreshing tropical and power sorbet for dessert.

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The brand-new dishes go hand-in-hand with special drinks designed to complement them. Served in stylish new glassware, new cocktails include a sparkling sake, a pandan colada, a twist on the classic pina colada with the addition of fragrant pandan, a refreshing sake spritz, and a Thai chilli margarita for those that love a bit of heat. And that's not all since the company is bringing a fresh new playlist into restaurants plus funky new imagery with a photography takeover by renowned photographer, Ewen Spencer.

For more information about Wagamama's new menu, visit

Frankie & Benny's nostalgic menu

Frankie and Bennys summer menu © Frankie & Benny's
Frankie & Benny's are bringing back the 2003 prices

Throw it back to the noughties with Frankie & Benny's 'Bring it Back Spring Menu' featuring much-loved forgotten favourites, which are finally back by popular demand.

The 'Bring It Back Spring Menu' features classics such as a cheesebake, a sharer platter which includes chicken wings, loaded potato skins, chicken strips, garlic ciabatta bread, onion rings and dips, as well as Calzone pizzas, an ice cream sundae, a Purple Rain cocktail and a Coca-Cola float with delicious vanilla ice cream. We're drooling! The new menu launched on April 25.

Check out Frankie & Benny's menu for all the details.

Marugame Udon's summer menu

Marugame Udon noodle bowls and dipping sauces © Marugame Udon
Marugame Udon is available on Deliveroo

We're obsessed with Marugame Udon, London's noddle hotspot that serves up handmade udon bowls, flavoursome broths, and delicious tempura topped with condiments to compliment. Two new menu launches for summer include the Salad Udon, featuring mixed leaves, fresh cold udon and marinated chicken thigh in a citrus, soy and sesame dressing, with mixed vegetables and yuzu, and the Broccoli Tempura Tenderstem, which is fried in a light tempura batter – delicious!

Get on the Deliveroo app and order from these locations: Liverpool Street, The O2, Argyll St, Canary Wharf, Brent Cross, Bromley, Waterloo, Kensington, Strand, St Christopher's place.

If you're looking for somewhere to take the kids during the summer holidays, Marugame Udon's Chibi Meals are an amazing budget-friendly option, with all kids' meals priced at £4.95. Bargain. Child-friendly options for your little ones include Curry Udon, Curry rice, Chicken Paitan and Vegan Kake, served with a fruit juice.

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Eggslut's comfort menu

Eggslut burgers
Eggslut's menu offers a wide range of delectable options

At eggslut, diners can enjoy a memorable dining experience at the restaurant, famous for soft and mouth-watering egg sandwiches. The restaurant's vibrant and inviting space creates a warm and comfortable setting for guests of all ages. Eggslut's menu offers a wide range of delectable options to suit every palette. From indulgent breakfast sandwiches and hearty burgers, to fresh salads and vegetarian choices – there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy! 

Menu items include the Slut, (cage-free coddled egg on top of a smooth potato puree, poached in a glass jar, topped with gray salt and chives, served with slices of baguette) and the popular Fairfax (cage-free soft scrambled eggs and chives, cheddar cheese, caramelized onions and sriracha mayo in a warm brioche bun). Yum!

Check out the menu here,

BOXPARK's new traders

BOXPARK has plenty of new street-food traders
BOXPARK has plenty of new street-food traders

Just in time for warmer weather and al fresco dining, BOXPARK is welcoming four BRAND NEW traders to its already deliciously diverse food offering. The new restaurants, opening across the three BOXPARK's sites, include TikTok's newest food obsession Yorkshire Burrito, Taco Collective, founded by twins desperate to explore their love of street food, and Brooklyn-inspired Dino’s Hotdogs, currently served at the London Stadium. Raastawala completes the line-up of new traders, a favourite of the England Cricket Team.

Full details on the website at

Atis' fresh salad bowls

Atis salad bowl featuring grilled chicken leafy greens grated carrot and sauce© Atis
Atis do the freshest salads in town

Think salads, but elevated. Atis now has three locations in London – Shoreditch, Eccleston Yards Store and Notting Hill.

Packed full of flavour and seasonal offerings, menu highlights include 'The Earth Bowl' made up of freshly Chopped Romaine, Garden Herb Quinoa, Red Raw Slaw, Cherry Tomatoes, Zero Waste Spring Greens, Pickled Red Onion, Dukkah and Tahini Yoghurt Dressing, and the 'Hey Pesto', which is packed full of Green Leaf Mix, Garden Herb Quinoa, Pea and Edamame Medley, Artichoke Hearts, Green Raw Slaw, Smoked Almonds and Pumpkin Seed Pesto Dressing.

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Atis is available for grab-and-go as well as dining in, and you can also order via Deliveroo for a mid-week lunch treat at your desk.

Check out the menu at

The Deli Society Hunter - The Beer Edition

The Deli Society Hunter Edition© The Deli Society

The perfect treat for any beer and cheese lover - The Deli Society has launched The Hunter- The Beer Edition, which pairs craft beer with delicious artisan and farmhouse cheeses. Plus, you'll also find 100% Organic Salami Ventricina, crackers, thyme-infused honey and tasting notes inside. With at least 14 days of life on all products, send it as a gift they can keep in the fridge and bring out at the next picnic or garden party (or enjoy all to themselves).

To order and for more details visit

Just Eat's discount code

A box of chicken and chips© Just Eat
Just Eat have a fabulous delivery deal available

Need a takeaway for your big weekend? Then Just Eat has just the treat for you! The popular delivery service has teamed up with major UK brands like Pizza Express, Papa John's, Greggs, Taco Bell and many many more so you don't have to even leave the sofa while all the action is on. And the best part is, that participating brands are offering 25% off all orders when they spend £20 or more!

Order directly through the Just Eat app, or online

Roll Baby's epic summer rolls

Roll baby rolls with peanut sauce

They're fresh, they're tasty, they're healthy...what's not to love? Roll Baby offers Vietnamese-inspired rolls priced competitively and are popping up in major foodie hotspots (Notting Hill, South Kensington, and Coming Soon to Westfields). They offer 8 different rolls, each of which can be tailored to mix and match with a variety of sauces - designed to complement each flavour. Hero rolls include the Garlic Prawn; the Halloumi salad; and the Chicken and Avo roll. We simply devoured them in the office - the halloumi one went down a treat!

Info and menu:

Best dessert launches

Candy's Cupcakes's fun range of toppings

Candy's Cupcakes cocktail flavours in pink and white© Candy's Cupcakes

Candy's Cupcakes needs to be on your roster. The Manchester-based company make the perfect selection of sweet treats and cupcakes, and they deliver nationwide. Team HELLO! tried a mixed box of cakes – including chocolatey fudge and fluffy vanilla sponge topped with a party ring – and the verdict was an overwhelming thumbs up from around the office. We can confirm they vanished in next to no time.

We loved the variety of toppings available (a whopping 91 options), from nostalgic childhood sweets like flying saucers and fizzy cherries to chocolate favourites like Chocolate Orange and Toblerone.

They also do cake in-a-box or jar options, special celebration cakes with personalisation options and donuts. What more could you want?

French pastry delights from Maitre Choux

Maître Choux pastry from Miracle collection South Kensington© Maître Choux

If you're in London, head down to French patisserie Maitre Choux's South Kensington store to sample their delicious Miracles collection. Crafted by Olivier Mourelon, these are ultra-exclusive pastries that will impress your friends and colleagues. There are only a limited number available each day on a first come, first served basis.

These were a hit in the HELLO! office, with the pistachio and the raspberry flavours being particular favourites. The tasty pie crusts are filled with a mouthwatering cream filling, with a punchy centre adding to the flavour explosion. The concept reimagines the Religieuse pastry (basically a round éclair with a smaller circle on top), elevating it with added complexity of flavours – and they look pretty special, too.

The Miracles collection is set to be rolled out to all Maître Choux locations from September 2023, so keep your eyes peeled!

Check out all the yummy options at

Donutelier's limited edition desserts

Donutelier's desserts selection

Sometimes, sweet treats look too good to eat - and that is definitely the case with Donutelier's new limited-edition collection. Opened just a stone’s throw from Covent Garden earlier this year, it is the world’s first "doughnut atelier", which offers handmade luxury doughnuts daily. Inspired by the intricate craftsmanship of the greatest fashion ateliers, they showcase each step of the intricate doughnut making and designing process. We tried all three of the latest limited edition flavours in the office: Fraise (strawberry compote, ‏vanilla chantilly and fresh sliced strawberries; Yuzu Concorde (raspberry mint compote vanilla chantilly, yuzu lemon cream & toasted meringue sticks; and Pink Royal (Wild berries cream, strawberry meringues, crispy raspberry and raspberry chantilly cream). Safe to say, they satisfied everyone's sweet tooth!

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Best drink launches

Côte's divisive asparagus cocktail

aspagus cocktail served at cote featuring rose petals and vegetables © Côte
Are you brave enough to try Côte's new asparagus cocktail?

Côte restaurants are launching an ambitious new cocktail – and it's definitely going to be polarising! The 'Vive Le Asparagus' beverage celebrates the healthy seasonal vegetable in all its glory. Made with asparagus-flavoured vodka, the cocktail features an asparagus spear and complements Côte's Spring specials featuring the vegetable, which were created by Gordon Ramsay's former executive chef Steve Allen.

Highly respected mixologist and drinks author Dan Whiteside has created the cocktail by blending asparagus-flavoured Portobello Vodka, Cold Press kiwi and apple juice, Elderflower cordial, Belu Sparkling water, fresh asparagus, garnished with dried rose petals.

If that doesn't tempt you, just think of the health benefits – the humble asparagus is known to be an aphrodisiac and is celebrated for being high in vitamin K (healthy blood and bones), plus it's a great source of fibre, promotes good bacteria in the gut and is said to have anti-inflammatory benefits.

amie's Crémant de Limoux

amie wine bottle with two glasses Cremant de Limoux © amie
amie's Crémant de Limoux is not to be missed

We love supporting small businesses and are big fans of amie. Founded by couple Abbie Roden and Will Sandbach, the couple's recognised an opportunity to bring an on-trend, direct-to-consumer rosé to the UK.

One of their hero products is the Crémant de Limoux - a delicate, fresh and balanced sparkling wine from Limoux in the South of France. Pick it up for £24 on their website. Perfect as for an aperitif or paired with seafood, salad and light summer dishes!

All amie wines are French, vegan, and are made in collaboration with producers whom Will and his family have worked with for several years. Plus for every order placed, they donate £1 to charity.

Check out amie's wine offerings and cute London shop

PizzaExpress' seasonal specials with a citrus twist

PizzaExpress Pizza Pal Float© PizzaExpress
PizzaExpress' new Pizza Pal Float is light and refreshing

Serving up a slice of summer, PizzaExpress is introducing two seasonal specials with a citrus twist. Enter the La Cubana pizza topped with lime and Pizza Pal Float featuring lime and basil sorbet.

The limited edition pizza features delicious Cuban pulled pork and roasted peppers, topped with a sprinkle of tomato, red onion, fresh coriander and a wedge of lime. Zesting up their drinks offering this summer is the Pizza Pal Float, combining a fruity pale ale with notes of citrus and grapefruit brewed locally in the UK, poured over a scoop of lime and basil sorbet. We can confirm it absolutely hits the spot!

Book your table at your local PizzaExpress at

Drinkwell's low-calorie wine

Bottle of Traces Cinsault wine available on Drinkwell© Drinkwell
Drinkwell is the go-to destination for low calorie wine

Lower calorie wine? Yes please. If you're looking for a lighter option that allows you to enjoy a tipple without worrying about sugar, carb or calorie intake, DrinkWell is the go-to destination for lower calorie alcohol. The website boasts the largest selection of zero sugar wines, low-carb beers, and natural spirits in the UK.

We love Traces Cinsault, their new zero-sugar red wine (yes, you read that correctly) crafted using grapes harvested in the South of France. Traces uses early-ripening and innovative fermentation techniques to guarantee zero sugar, without compromising on flavour.

Priced at £12.99, Cinsault is a classic French red but with 20 per cent less calories than the average bottle. We also love the Piattini Pinot Grigio (£9.99), which boasts a zesty citrus and lightly floral aroma and zero residual sugar. There is honestly no difference in taste!

Discover the low calorie options at

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