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The first solo restaurant from Andy Beynon, previously Jason Atherton's development chef. Behind is a chef's table restaurant - all 18 seats overlook the kitchen - and will serve an eight-course tasting menu focused on sustainable seafood. Next door there's also a wine bar and bottle shop.

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Summary

£140
£££££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Wow!” “Andy Beynon continues to produce superb, good-value cuisine in a relaxed and intimate setting” at his small venue, near London Fields: “an immersive experience, where the chefs prepare the food around you as you sit at the bar”. “There are no waiters: the chefs cover service, chat about the food and ferry each new course from the nearby open preparation areas”; and the team gives the impression of being “super keen and far from weary, jaded or sitting on their laurels”. “Sustainable fish is the clear focus here, and everything is on point in each exceptional dish”.

Summary

£72
  £££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Hackney’s newest foodie hotspot doesn’t disappoint” and “the passionate commitment of all involved shines through” at Andy Benyon’s year-old 18-seater, near London Fields. “Very friendly chefs serve you personally” at a counter overlooking the kitchen “allowing a view of the preparation of each course (it’s a bit like dining on the set of an episode of MasterChef: The Professionals)”. The focus is on fish and seafood, and “a succession of elegantly prepared dishes bring complex flavours to some of the most sustainable species on the market”, all adding up to a “superb” overall meal. Given its high quality, it’s not an overpriced venue at all: “you get amazing value on top of an amazing experience!”

Summary

£72
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“You can see why this won a Michelin star in 20 days” – Andy Beynon’s Hackney newcomer set a new record when it opened in October 2020, a short stroll from London Fields. Previously Jason Atherton’s development chef, his stylish, industrial-ish space is focused on a chef’s table with all 18 seats overlooking the kitchen: “a great place to get up and personal with the chefs”. “Watching the chefs put together the dishes is a pleasure given their quiet, efficient and impressively clean-cut working practices”; and the main man himself comes over as being very “approachable and personable”. From your perch, you sample a 12-course tasting menu focused on sustainable seafood. “Andy is seriously knowledgeable about fish cookery and delivers brilliant fish dishes and accompanying wines over the many courses”, and all at “a reasonable price”. Next door is a wine bar and bottle shop.

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Behind Restaurant Diner Reviews

Reviews of Behind Restaurant in E8, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Behind restaurant.
Sophie L
Behind has fully converted me to seafood an...
Reviewed 2 months, 20 days ago

"Behind has fully converted me to seafood and fish! Great ambience, with Chefs serving the food themselves, which is a lovely personal touch and allows them to discuss the dish in full"

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Tim J
Behind is completely excellent and currentl...
Reviewed 2 months, 25 days ago

"Behind is completely excellent and currently fantastic value, especially given the intimate but spacious counter setting. A wonderful reinterpretation of elements of a classic tasting menu almost entirely with seafood, cleverly drawing attention to the contrasting flavours and textures possible. Unsurprisingly the desserts were the weaker part of the meal, but that's only relative to how fantastic everything else was. "

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Peter W
Very good ...
Reviewed 6 months, 18 days ago

"Very good "

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 54.00 Lunch only 6
Menu2 98.00 Dinner only 8
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £39.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 15.00%
20 Sidworth Street, London, E8 3SD
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday1 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Thursday1 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Friday1 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
Saturday1 pm‑4 pm, 7 pm‑11 pm
SundayCLOSED

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