RestaurantsLondonHaggerstonE2

survey result

Summary

£78
 ££££
3
Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

Charlie Mellor’s (ex-Brawn and Elliot’s) cute Hackney wine bar and merchant provides a high- quality fixed-price modern European menu, accompanied by artisan wines from small producers. There’s also ‘The Cave’, for evening DJ sets, behind the off licence.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Quirky but delightful” Hackney wine bar and merchant, whose funky small-plates menu is, to its fans, “perfect in every way”. “The owner (Charlie Mellor, ex-Brawn and Elliot’s) is a king of the London wine scene, and his list drifts into natural territory without ever going down the stinky route”.

Summary

£56
   ££
2
Average
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Quirky but delightful” Hackney wine bar and merchant, whose funky small-plates menu is, to its fans, “perfect in every way”. “The owner (Charlie Mellor, ex-Brawn and Elliot’s) is a king of the London wine scene, and his list drifts into natural territory without ever going down the stinky route”.

Summary

£64
  £££
2
Average
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

As “a wine lover’s choice” in particular, Charlie Mellor’s stylish Hackney wine bar (above his trendy wine store), complete with brick walls, open kitchen and funky small plates menu has won a following. Feedback remains a mite variable though, with one return visitor commenting: “after a couple of excellent visits just after it opened, the shine seems to have gone off somewhat”.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Availability 2 courses 3 courses coffee included service included
Lunch   £39.00
Dinner   £49.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
277 Hackney Road, London, E2 8NA
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday6:30 pm‑2 am
Friday6:30 pm‑2 am
Saturday6:30 pm‑2 am
Sunday6:30 pm‑2 am

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