There’sa new restaurant in Hackney and it’s fixing it for East Londoners to enjoy fine dining tasting menus at a fraction of the usual prices. Oh yes, for £55 you can enjoy 9 courses of “British tapas” created by chef James Cochran who has The Ledbury and The Harwood Arms on his CV. And, if you don’t want the full fix you can have a smaller set menu or just choose the dishes you wanna eat.
We went for all 9, kicking things off with a posh cheese on toast, that’s sourdough topped with cheddar, Whitstable bay ale and cauliflower. This was followed by Cornish mackerel, cucumber, dill and gin and the treacle cured salmon with cods roe, (more) gin and apple elderflower jelly. All dishes were beautifully presented, with delicate flavours and well thought out textures.
Asparagus with cows curd, chicken juices and garlic flowers was perhaps the weakest dish but the sea bream, broccoli, peanuts and curry was definitely our favourite. The soft fish, deep fried broccoli, crunchy peanuts and lemon curry was perfectly matched.
55 day aged pork belly came with two types of celeriac, elderflower yoghurt with strawberries and white chocolate finished things nicely whilst the salted caramel donuts with milkshake finished us off. For £55 it’s an absolute steal. The menu changes monthly too and most ingredients are British.
177-179 Morning Lane, London, E8 6LH