September 2020: the sibling restaurant at The ICA has closed.
Harden's survey result
“Delightful in every way” – this “hidden-away” venue occupies the bike sheds of a former school near Spitalfields, converted in 2006 by Melanie Arnold and Margot Henderson (wife of St John’s Fergus). “Super relaxed” in style and with a “great outdoor space”, it’s in particular a “gorgeous setting” in summer, but, at any time of year, you can enjoy “robust British cooking with beautiful ingredients”. (Its ICA branch was one of the more prominent victims of Covid, closing in September 2020.)
Margot Henderson (wife of St John’s Fergus) and Melanie Arnold’s “charming” converted school bike shed near Spitalfields elicits lyrical praise from fans of their “great” British cooking – even if some reporters flinch at the “exorbitant wine list”. Ratings have rebounded after last year’s dip, possibly caused by the pair’s takeover of the ICA’s catering. “My last meal would be Rochelle Canteen’s mince on dripping toast with horseradish and watercress, and a magnificent bottle of wine”. Top Tip – “pleasant garden in good weather”.
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Rochelle Canteen Restaurant Diner Reviews
"Exceptional, down-to-earth, but quirky, location, just off Arnold Circus."
|Wine per bottle||£35.00|
16 Playground Gardens, London, E2 7ES
|Monday||12 pm‑2:45 pm|
|Tuesday||12 pm‑2:45 pm|
|Wednesday||12 pm‑2:45 pm|
|Thursday||12 pm‑2:45pm, 5:30 pm‑7:30 pm|
|Friday||12 pm‑2:45pm, 5:30 pm‑7:30 pm|
|Saturday||12 pm‑2:45pm, 5:30 pm‑7:30 pm|