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Clapton’s in-the-know wine shop and communal dining spot, P Franco, which serves up “wonderful, innovative food” opened a fully fledged restaurant on the former site of Ellory in Hackney’s Neil House, in May 2018. William Gleave, whose CV includes 40 Maltby Street and Brawn, heads up the kitchen. The wine, from the people behind Noble Fine Liquor on Broadway Market, is not your standard plonk, either. The Clapton original continues as usual with its rotating roster of chefs.

survey result

Summary

£84
 ££££
4
Very Good
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Hipster dining at its very best, free of the pretentious flourishes and stuffy formalities of fine dining” – that’s the renown of this semi-industrial space in London Fields, from the same team as P Franco and Peg, whose features include a carefully curated wine list and nowadays also an outside terrace. Its ratings were taken down a notch this year, though, by the odd report of “bland” results.

Summary

£74
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Beautiful food, with elegance and full, intense flavours” from a menu of “simple, high-quality dishes”, backed up by a list of “natural wines from top importers” – all served in a “laid back”, semi-industrial space (formerly Ellory, RIP) – wins adulation for this yearling in London Fields, from the team behind fooderati fave-rave P Franco.

Summary

£74
  £££
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
3
Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Beautiful food, with elegance and full, intense flavours” from a menu of “simple, high-quality dishes”, backed up by a list of “natural wines from top importers” – all served in a “laid back”, semi-industrial space (formerly Ellory, RIP) – wins adulation for this yearling in London Fields, from the team behind fooderati fave-rave P Franco.

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Main Pudding
£48.00 £0.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £35.00
Filter Coffee £5.00
Extras  
Bread £4.00
Service 12.50%
Netil House, 1 Westgate Street, London, E8 3RL
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
TuesdayCLOSED
Wednesday6 pm‑11:30 pm
Thursday6 pm‑11:30 pm
Friday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑12 am
Saturday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑12 am
Sunday12 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑12 am

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