We’ve been wondering what was happening with the site of The Richmond since it closed down last year and we couldn’t have imagined much better news than this: Tom Oldroyd has taken ownership and is turning the place (back) into a proper old pub. The Duke of Richmond was the building’s original name when it was founded as a pub back in 1841, and the new incarnation is going to have a drinking area, outdoor terrace and a more formal dining room, where you’ll be able to make bookings.
The food will be Anglo-French but it will be a proper a la carte menu and not small plates like his Islington restaurant, Oldroyd. So we can expect to be tucking into dishes such as Cornish crab souffle with crab bisque and Swaledale lamb en croute with green beans & truffle butter from the main dining room menu and ratatouille Provençal with cow’s curd & garlic bread and the Duke Burger, topped with Roquefort, confit shallots & béarnaise sauce, from the bar menu, and there’s going to be a big Sunday roast and rotisserie menu too. Being a pub there will of course be plenty of booze, with 40FT Brewery providing the beer on tap with plenty more beers, ciders and wines on offer.
Be one of the first to try it out during the soft launch, where they’ll be knocking 30% OFF food in the dining room from 24th – 26th May.
Opens Thurs 24th May 2018
316 Queensbridge Road, Hackney, London, E8 3NH