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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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Laid-back crowd-pleaser with simple, feisty dishes

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At a glance

Wines by the glass
Wheelchair access
Service charge

This Victorian tavern fits right into its buzzy Victoria Park location. Red Chesterfields, fashionable retro lighting and bare-brick walls are suitably à la mode, and when it comes to food, the kitchen (headed-up by an ex L'Ortolan man) delivers honest stuff made with good quality ingredients. A starter of chargrilled octopus comes with sobrasada (a Spanish sausage) and olives, while another combines ricotta cheese and beetroot with sesame and seaweed. Move on to pork belly with its crispy skin and meltingly soft meat, served with spelt risotto and garlic purée, or cod with fregola and salsa verde. Among desserts, a suitably wobbly vanilla pannacotta arrives with rhubarb and candied almonds.

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Opening hours

  • Closed: 25–26 December
  • Closed for lunch: Monday (excluding Bank holidays)
  • Lunch served from: 12
  • Lunch served until: 3.30
  • Dinner served from: 6
  • Dinner served until: 10.15

Chef

  • Chef: Harry Milbourne

Food and drink

  • Cuisine style: Modern British
  • Vegetarian dishes available
  • Wines under £30: 16
  • Wines over £30: 8
  • Wines by the glass: 14

Price guide

  • Starter from 5
  • Main course from10
  • Dessert from5
  • Service charge
  • Credit cards accepted

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Accessible toilets
  • Assist dogs welcome

Facilities

  • Seats: 49
  • Off-site parking available: On street

Additional information

  • Seats: 49

Getting here

Nearest train station

Cambridge Heath, Mile End
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020 8533 5123 020 8533 5123
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