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Restaurants are awarded from 1 to 5 Rosettes for culinary excellence. One Rosette restaurants are highly recommended in a local area and five Rosettes have reached the pinnacle of culinary excellence at a world class level.

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Modern cooking in traditional Hackney pub

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At a glance

Private dining
Wines by the glass
Service charge

What was once a run-down boozer on the Hackney Road was taken over in 2015 by chefs Tom Harris and Jon Rotheram, both of whom previously worked at influential London restaurant St John. Restored to its former glory as a traditional pub downstairs, the first-floor restaurant is of a contemporary, minimalist style. Popular with the local hipster crowd, the menu changes daily and always includes a seasonal pie. Modern techniques are applied to traditional dishes, which are simple and bold. Start with cured Tamworth pork, celeriac and beer mustard before a main course of smoked haddock, mussels and leeks. Make sure to leave room for the signature dessert of brown butter and honey tart.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–28 December
  • Closed for lunch: Monday to Thursday
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10

Chef

  • Chef(s): Tom Harris, Jon Rotheram

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 5
  • Wines over £30: 25
  • Wines by the glass: 8

Price guide

  • Starter from: £7
  • Main course from: £18
  • Dessert from: £6
  • 2-course lunch from: £22
  • 3-course lunch from: £26
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Accessible toilets

Additional information

  • Seats: 45
  • Private dining available
  • Private dining seats: 12
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Getting here

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Dalston, Shoreditch, Cambridge Heath, Hoxton
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