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February 2019: CRATE brewery in Hackney Wick, London has launched a £500k crowdfund to refurbish its HQ, which would include space for a London branch of Silo.

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Summary

Despite publically bemoaning that he’s had to ‘dumb down’ his food to draw locals, chef Dougie McMaster’s waste-free North Laine spot continues to win warm reviews, for “amazing-looking and -tasting healthy plates” (“lovely balance of taste and texture without overdoing things”) that “leave you wanting more” (…although not always in a good way).

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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“Full marks for the ecological ethos” at Dougie McMaster “waste-free ’concept’ place”, in North Laine. Despite the in-your-face composter, it’s “not too far up itself” and “the food is top-notch”.

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“The composter isn’t hidden away, it’s in full view!” at this “eco-gourmet” venture in North Laine, where “local produce really is local”, and owner Dougie McMaster “cultivates his own mushrooms in coffee grounds, ferments and pickles vegetables, and aims for zero waste”. Practically all reporters are happy to “bear the risk of pretension” and uncomfy seats for the “lovely” grub… “please can we get more of this ethos into our towns!”

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Summary

“This really is just the place for the raging eco-foodie!” – a rugged North Laine spot with a “zero-waste policy and the hipster vibe that goes with it”; “in another restaurant I’d find the jam-jar drinking vessels and plates made from recycled shopping bags a bit much, but the food is seriously good and I forgive them”!

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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

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Restaurant details

Highchair, Portions
55
39 Upper Gardner St, North Laine, Brighton, BN1 4AN
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm-9 pm
Thursday6 pm-9 pm
Friday11 am-3 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm
Saturday10 am-3 pm, 6 pm-9:30 pm
Sunday12 pm-3:30 pm

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