Crispin and Bar Crispin founder Dominic Hamdy is opening his third concept this summer and we’re hosting an exclusive preview

We were very sad to see Oklava shut up shop and now we know who is taking over the Shoreditch site – the Crispin team. The 45-cover Bistro Freddie will be a classic bistro through and through, from the leather banquettes and starched white cloths on the tables to the menu of comforting and unpretentious dishes to the generous, old school hospitality. As with both Crispin and Bar Crispin, there’ll be a focus on small and indie growers and producers across both the food menu and drinks list.

Anna Søgaard (ex-Erst) will be heading up the kitchen at Bistro Freddie and though the menu is still in development, you can expect dishes like:

  • grilled mushroom parfait with watercress salad & fried bread
  • pork crackling & pickled walnut ketchup
  • Dorset snail flatbread with beef fat, garlic & parsley butter
  • pork chop, apple glaze & bacon
  • fried skate wing, curry sauce & peas
  • rabbit & apple cider pie
  • raspberry roly poly & custard

Given it’s from the Crispin Group, you can be sure the wine list will be on point. Alexandra Price, who oversees the selection at both other sites, will be curating the offering at Bistro Freddie and it’s going to be all French leaning – we’d expect nothing less from a bistro!

Like the sound of that? We’re hosting an exclusive preview evening at the restaurant on Tues 3rd October where you can get 50% OFF food for one night only! Find out how to get involved below.
To score 50% OFF food at Bistro Freddie, just book a table on Tues 3rd October and add ‘LOTI’ in the booking notes section. ENJOY!

Terms & Conditions
This is only available on Tues 3rd October 2023.
50% off food only, drinks billed as standard. The offer is only available to LOTI INSIDERS and booking is essential. Limited seats available.
You must mention ‘LOTI’ in the booking notes when making the reservation.


Tues 3rd October 2023
74 Luke Street, London EC2A 4PY