Nest is quite literally flying the nest as the restaurant moves to a bigger home

When Nest, founded by Johnnie Crowe, Luke Wasserman and Toby Neill, opened on Morning Lane in Hackney at the end of 2017, it quickly gained a legion of fans for its incredibly reasonably-priced, high-quality, seasonal British tasting menus and its commitment to sustainability by only using one meat at a time in the kitchen.

Now the team (who are also behind the excellent Restaurant St Barts) has outgrown its original home, so Nest is flying out of Homerton and landing at a new and bigger site, a double-fronted Victorian building right by Shoreditch Town Hall. The new space will feature a green horseshoe-shaped bar, where you can get low-intervention wines, ciders, beers and cocktails to pair with small plates like game terrine and British cheeses & oatcakes, with the main restaurant area and open kitchen at the back.

The food philosophy will remain the same so there’ll still be the best seasonal produce from the likes of Alternative Meats, Shrub Provisions and Keltic Seafare, and a focus on one meat at a time. Nest 2.0 will run Game Season, with seaweed & kale baked Rockefeller oysters and Nest-fried partridge with XO sauce & chilli powder, and Beef Season, featuring milk bread with beef fat butter & cured beef heart and Welsh wagyu with bone marrow mayo. The restaurant will also run ‘one-region’ wine pairings to accompany each season.

Set menus will be on offer in the evenings at Nest, with a la carte lunches available from Wednesday – Saturday, and if you want a Nest fix right now, the original restaurant is serving up a chicken season for July and a veg season for August before it shuts up shop.

Opens Weds 4th October 2023
374-378 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LT