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Originally supposed to launch with Nuno Mendes at the helm, this Barworks project was then the first solo restaurant for TV chef and writer Gizzi Erskine (although she left in the summer of 2018) – the new neighbourhood venue in Hackney's Keltan House incorporates a bar, restaurant, deli and café.

survey result

Summary

£50
   ££
3
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2
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5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

The “vibrant dining space” is a “very cool setting” with oodles of “laid back” street cred at this remarkable 10,000 square foot market (vintage design pieces, flowers, artisan coffee…) inside a groovily transformed Hackney office block. Strike lucky and you get “great pizza and burgers” too, but some dishes are “a bit less successful than others and the service can go a little MIA at times”.

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A wonderful addition to the area” – a 10,000 square feet market inside the transformed base of a formerly run-down, Hackney office-block, which is the brainchild of Marc Francis-Baum (owner of a string of bars and pubs). With its flowers, vintage design-pieces, artisan coffee, bar, open kitchen and ‘dining room’ he’s channeled hipster design pheromones to maximum zeitgeisty effect. It’s not a majorly foodie hotspot, but “the atmosphere’s buzzing, and the drinks are always flowing. Love it!”

Summary

£55
   ££
3
Good
2
Average
5
Exceptional
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“A wonderful addition to the area” – a 10,000 square feet market inside the transformed base of a formerly run-down, Hackney office-block, which is the brainchild of Marc Francis-Baum (owner of a string of bars and pubs). With its flowers, vintage design-pieces, artisan coffee, bar, open kitchen and ‘dining room’ he’s channeled hipster design pheromones to maximum zeitgeisty effect. It’s not a majorly foodie hotspot, but “the atmosphere’s buzzing, and the drinks are always flowing. Love it!”

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Restaurant details

No dress code

Prices

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Veggies Pudding
£9.80 £11.00 £4.00 £6.50
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £23.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Service 12.50%
117 Mare Street, London, E8 4RU
Opening hours
Monday9 am‑12 am
Tuesday9 am‑12 am
Wednesday9 am‑12 am
Thursday9 am‑12 am
Friday9 am‑1 am
Saturday9 am‑1 am
Sunday9 am‑12 am

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