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Italian restaurant "with its heart in Venice", appropriately for a canalside spot.

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Summary

£62
  £££
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

A superb location – on the Regent’s Canal and complete with heated terrace – helps justify the continued inclusion of this Hackney Italian. Feedback is too thin and nuanced for a full rating this year – according to one fan it’s “still good all round, but the ratio of hype to expectations is high”.

Summary

£58
   ££
3
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* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

This “fabulously located” Italian on the Hackney stretch of Regent’s Canal has shades (‘ombra’ in Italian) of Venice, although head chef Mitshel Ibrahim hails from Milan, where his parents had an Ethiopian restaurant. “Terrific tastes are delivered by an obviously enthusiastic kitchen and serving team”“if we didn’t live 200 miles away this would be a regular haunt”. Its lockdown project has turned into a permanent pasta factory next door.

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1 Vyner St, London, E2 9DG

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Ombra Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Ombra Restaurant in E2, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Ombra restaurant.
PA C
ombra was fabulous. a wild mushroom squid a...
Reviewed 8 months, 22 days ago

"ombra was fabulous. a wild mushroom squid and lardo dish was sweet, mushrooms intense with the seafood playing it's part. tried on a whim, but very much enjoyed. then a sardine pasta / pheasant. both excellent. well cooked. well balanced, seasoned and with great little touches. delicious. the only mis firing note was the tiramisu - enjoyable but I prefer a bit more punch. friendly staff, clearly wanting to be at work to have a good time and ensure we did. busy with music, other customers and staff making the places atmosphere. because as it stands it's basic in decor and conception. given the delicious food and solid buzz, who cares? "

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1   Always available 3

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies
£7.00 £21.00 £7.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £36.00
Filter Coffee £3.50
Extras  
Bread £0.00
Service 12.50%
1 Vyner St, London, E2 9DG
Opening hours
Monday6 pm‑10 pm
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Friday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday12 pm‑3 pm, 6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday12 pm‑3 pm

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