Floyd’shas been open on Shacklewell lane for a couple of years now but despite hearing good things, we only just managed to get down there to try it for ourselves. Floyd’s is small but decorated really nicely, with pale blue walls, plants and bookshelves to give it a very homely feel. To start we had some truly incredible bread; raisin and walnut soda bread which is made in house daily by Floyd’s. We could have eaten a whole loaf of the stuff and, in fact, if you give them 24 hours notice they will make you a loaf to take away for a fiver.
We followed this with a giant pulled pork croquette, the crisp outing bursting full of succulent pulled pork, and a pretty cured salmon tartare with avocado, grapefruit jelly and crispy capers. For mains, a juicy cod fillet came in a smooth mussel broth with golden beetroot and spinach, and the beautifully rich pheasant breast was served with cauliflower puree and a smoked bacon jus. Dessert was also a winner…chocolate soufflé cake with almonds and Chantilly cream.
Floyd’s is a fantastic neighbourhood restaurant and if you’re in the hood then it’s well worth checking out. Just make sure you get the bread!
89 Shacklewell Lane, London, E8 2EB