FOOD&DRINK London Lite Wednesday, 5 August 2009 15 thereturnofale get really connected to a beers prove- nance. Serving four regular homemade ales and lagers, and a range of special- ity beers -- from apple wheat through to a stout (all 2.90) -- the ve nue h a s a wood-fired oven serving great p i z z a s l i k e Pe k i n g d uck (9.25) and peri peri chicken (8) to a young crowd. With a good wine list too, its not just for beer drinkers. Signature beers (all 2.80): Zerodegrees Pilsner, 4.8% ABV; Zerodegrees Pale Ale 4.6%. 29/31 Montpelier Vale, Blackheath, SE3 (020 8852 5619, Brew wharf brainchild of restaurateurs Trevor Gulliver and claudio Pulze (of St John and Osteria dellangolo fame respec- tively), brew Wharf opened within london bridges Vinopolis complex in 2004. The restaurant and brewerys vast array of beers includes two brewed on-site. Mainstay brew Wharf best is joined by a seasonal guest beer changed weekly. The buzzy crowd enjoy a beer- influenced menu, utilising home-brew in dishes like battered haddock (13.50). book to meet the brewer and learn about beer-making, an event that occurs fortnightly. Signature beer: Brew Wharf Best, 3.6% ABV (3.40 per pint). Brew Wharf Yard, Stoney Street, SE1 (020 7378 6601, Twickenham fine ales TWickenhaM Fine ales makes 7,000 pints a week. Since launching in 2004 the repertoire of ales has risen from two to 16, with 25 pubs around london taking beers regularly and 40 more on a guest basis. Such is the demand the company is still looking to expand. Signature beers (about 3): Sundancer, 3.7% ABV; Twickenham Original, 4.2% ABV; Naked Ladies, 4.4% ABV. Available at: Anglesea Arms, SW7 (above); The Speaker, SW1; The Charles Dickens, SE1; Its frothy, man: you can enjoy the finest beers at the Brew Wharf, accompanied by a menu of great dishes that features the home-brew liquids in the chefs recipes Well equipped Litebites Foodanddrinknews Comeone,comeall,toaSohosurprise Delicious: Yalla Yalla serves up lovingly created Lebanese street food YaLLa YaLLa 1 Greens Court, W1 (020 7287 7663) Dinner for two with wine, 50 Top of the pop-ups PoP-uP restaurants are the trend du jour for foodie Londoners. Lites favourite, Savoy Truffle Supperclub, run by up-and-coming hot chef Gavin Bates and his wife, has earned the tag Best restaurant in Blackheath. This month it is popping up on 22 August at eco restaurant Acorn House in Kings Cross. Tickets (45 not including wine) are sure to go like hot cakes. Chocsplain lovely NoT so much a baker as a sculptor of cake, Brighton-based Choccywoccydoodah now has its inspired designer cakes in the Selfridges Food Hall. The Selfridges Choccywoccydoodah collection starts at 24.99 and includes a wicked marshmallow pyramid cake at 39.99. The one-off cakes and chocolate sculptures include a fab mermaid and sailor centrepiece. Free sushi? Hai! JAPANeSe restaurant Tokyo City soon turns 10 years old and wants to share the joy with its Square Mile punters. So this month it has free food on Tuesdays at both lunch and dinner. Diners pay only for drinks and 2.50 service charge. Try sushi, sashimi and bento boxes. To book quote Tokyo City offer. Tokyo City, 46 Gresham Street, EC2 (020 7726 0308) Abuzzwith biryani BACK by popular demand, Indian Zings food fiestas are set to be even better than last summer. The Hammersmith restaurant starts the season with its Biryani Fiesta (until 13 August) with a menu of luxury biryani recipes. Summer Coolers, Goa, Maharashtra and wild game festivals are later this year. Indian Zing, 236 King Street, W6 (020 8748 5959) HIlaRy aRmsTRONG Yalla Yalla means Come on! Come on! in arabic -- and youll be rushing to discover this lebanese gem. Tucked down a Soho alley and almost opposite a sex shop, its location hasnt dented its popularity -- by 7pm all nine tables were reserved. We had to come back at 9pm and perch on a tiny table outside, but the warmth of welcome radiating from this restaurant and the authenticity of chef Jad Youssefs lebanese street food made us feel like we were dining alfresco on a balmy summer holiday. Everything here is clearly prepared with love. Delicious complimentary olives with lemon instantly appeared. We went for mezze-style dining, washed down with a hearty lebanese red (20.75). The presentation was unpretentious, but elegantly artless. Hummus (3.75) came with a sprinkling of chickpeas and fresh warm bread. Fattoush (4) was the best the date could recall -- essentially a tomato, cucumber and lettuce salad tossed with mint, spring onion, radish, parsley, red wine vinegar and pitta croutons. Soujoc (4) is a must for the lads; fat, spicy lebanese sausages rich with tomato. While kibbe lahme (3.50) is a must for anyone -- succulent deep-fried lamb and cracked wheat parcels stuffed with onion confit, minced meat and pine nuts. We also split a mixed grill (9.50). The tender skewered chicken, lamb and kafta were divinely juicy, with vermicelli rice stylishly presented in a paper-thin wrap. Puds, like an unusual pomegranate panna cotta concoction (3.50) are worth saving room for -- but in any case take home a couple of fig and date pastries for the Tube. laRUsHKa IvaN-ZaDeH THIS gorgeous, space-saving set is perfect for anyone looking to liven up their kitchen. Two bowls, a colander, a sieve and four measuring spoons miraculously fit together in classic Conran style. 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