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Moving into the space vacated by The Typing Room (which itself replaced Viajante), chef Paulo Airaudo (of San Sebastian's Amelia and The Fat Duck) is opening a “relaxed fine dining” restaurant and a bar; the cuisine takes influences from Latin America and Italy.

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

“A very fine effort by Brazilian chefs with a good team. I hope they succeed!” Paulo Airaudo and Rafael Cagali’s ambitious East End newcomer is the latest inhabitant of this space in Bethnal Green’s former town hall (which has, over the years, housed Lee Westcott’s The Typing Room and Nuno Mendes’s Viajante) where a series of wizard small plates (from either an eight-course or eleven-course menu) are delivered, often by the chefs themselves, from the open kitchen. It’s yet to generate a huge depth of feedback, but in terms of dazzling ratings it’s scored as one of the more interesting arrivals this year; and a very worthy successor to its brilliant predecessors on this site.

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Reviews of Da Terra, Town Hall Hotel Restaurant in E2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Da Terra, Town Hall Hotel restaurant.
Lloyd S
This was our fourth visit to Da Terra and ...
Reviewed 2 months, 16 days ago

" This was our fourth visit to Da Terra and based on the food and service we received on saturday it has to rate as our best. Since gaining the honour of holding a Michelin Star you can clearly see how they are now pushing the boundaries with the food to an even higher level. Just in case you haven't been yet and you really must the restaurant is situated in the Bethnal Green Town Hall Hotel and just a very short walk from Bethnal Green Tube Station. As you enter the hotel you will find the restaurant on your immediate left with the cocktail bar on the right. We arrived on saturday and were welcomed back by Chef Rafael and a couple of members of the team before enjoying a pre lunch cocktail in the bar. We then crossed the hallway and entered the restaurant where we received a delightful welcome before being escorted to what I can now say is our regular table. Once seated we noticed that that back part of the restaurant had a little make over where the round table theme has continued. Then it was nice of Rafael to come over for a quick chat and also reveal he had a couple of surprises in store for us. We then made our Tasting Menu choice by opting for our usual eleven course. The other menu is the shorter eight course. It was then nice of Manager Charlie to start us off with a complimentary glass of Rathfinny 2015 Blanc de Noirs from Sussex to enjoy with the snacks. Now it was time begin with the fabulous Scallop / Fennel / Granny Smith which had been given a little twist with the addition of coconut which we thought really enhanced the flavour of the dish. This was followed by the amazing Stracciatella / Panzanella / Basil which on this occasion was served in a bowl and we believed added a lot more flavour. It really is surprising that just by changing the plate or bowl a dish is served in how much the flavour of the food can change. Next to come was our first surprise as we were given the privilege of taste testing a New dish. It was the Mussel / Trout Roe / Elderflower and I can can honestly say it was amazing so therefore passed the test with flying colours. This was followed by The Chicken which had the addition of truffle that once again added to the fantastic flavour that already existed in this dish. We now moved onto the bread course of Sourdough / Bone Marrow / Cultered Butter and the new addition of an Olive Oil spread. This led us to our next surprise and another New dish we had the privilege to try. The Tortellini / Duck / Wild Garlic with the addition of some Duck Charcuterie really was a taste sensation so yes another success. Now we moved onto a fabulous Wild Halibut / Hispi Sauerkraut / Bagna Cauda before it was time for the main course. This was the New Forest Pork / Black Beans / Farofa / Herb Bouquet which is an absolute stunning dish. All these dishes were matched with a delightful Portuguese Aphros Loureiro 2018 Vinho Verde. Next to come is the cheese course which is titled Romeo & Juliette a mixture of a light Goat's Cheese with a Guava Gel. This led us onto the pre dessert of Zacapa Rum Ice Cream / Oscietra / Mole. Now it was finally time to finish with the fantastic dessert of Sorrel / Pistachio / Acetaia San Giacomo 40 year old Balsamic. This led us to finish with coffee and Petit Fours to truly round of a fantastic afternoon culinary extravaganza. This really was a fantastic dining experience where the flavour of each dish whether old or new was sensational. If you've yet to visit Da Terra then you really are missing out on something special. The Latin American food with an Italian twist is to die for. I'd like to the Rafael and his team for the amazing food and to Charlie and his team for the fabulous service. I really would highly recommend a visit and I'm already making plane for my next trip to this amazing restaurant"

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Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£2.50 £6.50 £4.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £26.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Service 10.00%
8 Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑9:30 pm
SaturdayCLOSED
SundayCLOSED

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