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Hackney oenophiles make a beeline for these this ambitious pair – “I love the wine list!”. The Paradise Row venue, in a railway arch with a large terrace, features an Italian menu, while the Hackney Road wine bar serves snacks and charcuterie. In either case the food avoids criticism, but the liquid refreshment is the main event.
A “funky wine selection” is a feature of both these Hackney haunts, although only the Paradise Row venue – set in a hip railway arch, and with “a lovely outside space” – serves substantial food (it’s just tiny bites in Hackney Road). Chris Leach (formerly of Kitty Fisher’s) took over the stoves in February 2017, and reports (mostly) say the cooking is also an attraction in itself.
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