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Summary

£48
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

No Eater newsletter is complete without paradisical claims for this – still the online fooderati’s favourite bottle shop – in gentrifying Clapton: a “funky” and “buzzy”, if “very crowded” little space where “sensational wines” (of the ‘natural’ variety) are accompanied by “amazing” and “eclectic” small plates from an ever-changing roster of chefs: all eaten at a communal central table.

Summary

£48
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

No Eater newsletter is complete without paradisical claims for this – still the online fooderati’s favourite bottle shop – in gentrifying Clapton: a “funky” and “buzzy”, if “very crowded” little space where “sensational wines” (of the ‘natural’ variety) are accompanied by “amazing” and “eclectic” small plates from an ever-changing roster of chefs: all eaten at a communal central table.

Summary

£48
   ££
4
Very Good
2
Average
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

In any other ’hood, this engaging Clapton bottle shop (focused on funky ‘natural’ vintages) with communal central table – and serving some eclectic but interesting small dishes – would be a handy, loveable find. Sitting as it does at the very epicentre of the East End’s fooderati community, it is front page news, as exemplified by its being website Eater’s bizarre choice as ‘London Restaurant of the Year 2017’. In September 2018 it took on a new chef for at least a 6-month residency: Anna Tobias.

Summary

£48
   ££
4
Very Good
3
Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wonderful, innovative food cooked up on two hot plates at the end of a communal table” makes this in-the-know Clapton wine shop a really interesting dining destination. The wine, from the people behind Noble Fine Liquor on Broadway Market, is not your standard plonk, either.

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Restaurant details

No dress code
15

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£6.50 £9.50 £4.50 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £25.00
Filter Coffee £3.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
107 Lower Clapton Road, London, E5 0NP
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
WednesdayCLOSED
Thursday6 pm‑9 pm
Friday6 pm‑10 pm
Saturday6 pm‑10 pm
Sunday2 pm‑9 pm

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