REVIEW: THE RICHMOND

the richmond London Fields

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of you may remember last year when we told you that the dodgy looking Egyptian place in London Fields was set to transform into a pub with Hackney’s first Raw Bar. Well then, that transformation is now complete. The Richmond looks not so dodgy on the outside (check out the sign) or on the inside. The menu focuses heavily on fish, served various ways raw or cooked. We sampled a the fresh scallop carpaccio, sicilian citrus and basil and crunchy, crispy prawns with lemon mayo.

For mains the meaty Monkfish with brown crab butter and gem lettuce was a rich dish whilst the Nduja spiced seafood stew with pasta shells and aioli was hearty and warming. There’s a good selection of wine and interesting twists on the classic cocktails too as well as a short selection of puds and a separate menu just for the Oyster selection. Shuck on that baby…

Richond LOTI

316 Queensbridge Road, Hackney, London E8 3NH
www.therichmondhackney.com