Finsbury Park: Yum Bug to serve insect-filled menu at new London restaurant

Yum Bug has set up permanent roots in the city, where it will serve its creepy-crawly-themed menu to London locals.
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A new London restaurant will serve a range of insects - "a delicious, sustainable, and hugely undervalued superfood".

Yum Bug has announced it is opening a permanent site in the capital following a viral-hit pop-up in November near Old Street.

The pop-up sold out, with thousands of bug-hungry Londoners signing up to its waiting list.

Looking back on the attention the initial pop up received, Yum Bug co-founder and CEO Leo Taylor said: "We've been overwhelmed by the response. With the calibre of chefs getting excited about insects and the thousands of people who have joined the waiting list to get a table shows this movement is really gaining steam.

"This year, we've got even more exciting menu partnerships lined up – to show people insects are in fact a delicious, sustainable, and hugely undervalued superfood."

Now, just a few months on, Yum Bug is set to join London's diverse restaurant scene as it opens its first permanent spot in the heart of Finsbury Park this month. 

The spot's menu will feature a mix of bug-based small plates that aim to highlight the versatility of insects as ingredients. Pulled cricket tacos and ragu are just some of the dishes foodies can expect.

Yum Bug will have its grand official opening on February 27, following a soft launch on February 20.

Unfortunately, the soft launch is already sold out, but bug fans can book a table for after the launch on the restaurant's website

Address: Yum Bug Restaurant, 110 Fonthill Rd, London N4 3HT