Legsis now open in Hackney, located on the old site of Railroad (RIP) on Morning Lane, an area that’s soon to be home to lots of big fashion brands. Yes NIKE is moving in. Whilst the list of silly puns is endless when it comes to the restaurant’s name (LEGS is open), the food and wine offering is certainly no joke.
The small neighbourhood joint is headed up by Magnus Reid, formerly of The Rooftop Cafe. Lunch focuses on good value, simple dishes such as suckling pig and chilli jam roll whilst for dinner dishes are made to be shared and enjoyed with a glass or two of wine, most of which comes from small independent producers. We popped along for opening week and tested a good selection of food and booze from the small menus.
Highlights included the poshest fried potatoes we’ve eaten with cream fraiche and trout roe; cauliflower, cumin and dates; and the charred leeks vinaigrette with hazelnuts paired with some interesting natural wines. Whilst the dessert of baked ricotta, almonds and honey shouldn’t be missed either.
A welcome addition to the Hackney hood, with a small but perfectly formed offering, this place has defo got LEGS.
120-122 Morning Lane, London, E9 6LH