After four years of running a supper club, ex-Galvin La Chapelle chef Gabriel Waterhouse opened his own Hackney restaurant. The format, with two sharing tables, featured only one option: a 9-course tasting menu (with paired wines optional). In July 2021
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“A really exceptional experience… a real find… a fantastic night out” – Gabriel Waterhouse inspires acclaim for his relocated Bethnal Green supper club, whose gracious permanent home occupies a high-ceilinged space in Cambridge Heath. Every night, there’s “a one-sitting, 9-course tasting menu with low-intervention wine” (or non-alcoholic pairings) delivering “some really innovative dishes”. Ratings would be even higher, were it not for one or two reports along the lines of “love the new menu, but too many foams…”
On the move again… chef Gabriel Waterhouse (ex-Galvin La Chapelle) opened his first permanent HQ, perched by the canal in Hackney in January 2020, after four years of running a supper club. Now – having closed in Hackney in June 2021 – he’s reopening in Bethnal Green in autumn 2021. The format will be similar, with only one option: a 9-course tasting menu (with paired wines optional). We’ve rated the new venture on the basis that it scores similarly to the last, which won praise for “a fantastic tasting menu, with innovative and precise dishes”. The only critical comment? – “some delicate and well-conceived dishes but some (such as the heralded pheasant doughnut) came out as confused and incoherent”.
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"Wow. Terrifically innovative, technical cooking & loved the supper club concept of common(ish) tables with a welcome and farewell from the chef. Also, got to say, for this standard of cooking, great pricing when so much London serious “fine” dining is nowadays just unaffordable "
|Wine per bottle||£30.00|
1 Corbridge Crescent, London, E2 9DS
|Wednesday||7 pm‑11 pm|
|Thursday||7 pm‑11 pm|
|Friday||7 pm‑11 pm|
|Saturday||7 pm‑11 pm|