RestaurantsLondonTower HamletsE2

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Summary

£293
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Rafael Cagali provides “precise, innovative and fully-flavoured” Brazilian-influenced cuisine that’s “some of the best food in London” at his acclaimed Bethnal Green venture – a site in the area’s former town hall which has housed a number of the capital’s most notable restaurants (The Typing Room, Viajante) over the last fifteen years. “The lovely setting is very good as it is intimate but still allows you to see the kitchen and how they prepare your food”.

Summary

£223
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Just blow-your-mind amazing!” – Rafael Cagali’s “thought-provoking tasting menu extravaganzas” continue to affirm the status of this “wonderful dining room in Bethnal Green’s old town hall” (previously The Typing Room and Viajante) as one of London’s foremost culinary destinations. “Brazilian influences that you’re unlikely to experience anywhere else” are “what really lift Da Terra from a splendid fine dining tasting experience to a really memorable and unique one”. “Tastes and textures are sublime” and “presentation is consistently gorgeous (like works of art), with a charming and compelling degree of theatre”. “With its open kitchen, many dishes are served by the chefs” and service is “highly professional and interactive”.

Summary

£179
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Chef Rafael Cagali’s “take on Brazilian food with a fresh and fine-dining perspective is absolutely sublime” – one of London’s most culinarily exciting – at this East End three-year-old: the worthy successor on this site in Bethnal Green’s old Town Hall that’s also housed The Typing Room and Viajante. The setting is “characterful”, “the open kitchen gives you a great view of the kitchen” and it’s “brilliant to be served by the chefs” (“allowing you to really understand the restaurants’ focus and philosophy”). “What other Michelin place allows you to add your own chillies to a fish curry so you spice it to your liking? Bread is a course in its own right: a large lump of roasted bone marrow with three different butters that you could just live off and be happy. A short but interesting beer list means you can keep costs down if you don’t fancy wine”.

Summary

£32
    £
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* 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 yearling 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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8 Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF

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Da Terra, Town Hall Hotel Restaurant Diner Reviews

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.
Jon H
Food was superb.Every course was inventive,...
Reviewed 3 months, 10 days ago

"Food was superb.Every course was inventive, had great flavours and was presented like a work of art. The quail and pork courses were just amazing. Really great to experience Brazilian cuisine. Not cheap but worth it. Excellent relaxed service enhanced the whole experience. "

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Peter W
Excellent ...
Reviewed 4 months, 18 days ago

"Excellent "

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 230.00 Always available 12
Menu2 170.00 Lunch only  
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £49.00
Filter Coffee £0.00
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 15.00%
8 Patriot Square, London, E2 9NF
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6:30 pm‑8 pm
Thursday6:30 pm‑8 pm
Friday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8 pm
Saturday12 pm‑1:30 pm, 6:30 pm‑8 pm
SundayCLOSED

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