RestaurantsLondonHackney WickE9

survey result

Summary

£97
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Tom Brown’s single-minded passion for fish and seafood shines through” at his “mecca of fine dining” – a post-industrial space “tucked away not far from the canal” in “wondrously trendy Hackney Wick”. “We love its informality and the friendliness of the staff” who give “detailed descriptions explaining the provenance of each dish” from “a stunning menu”. “So, get your skinny jeans on, tousle that beard (man bun optional) and go!” Top Menu Tip – “fabulous crab bun with pear hoisin”; “shrimps in a sort of panna cotta, decorated with sprouting herbs and vegetables… inspired”.

Summary

£92
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Unbelievably good food…”, “so clever…”, “each dish was perfection…”, “the best fish dishes I’ve eaten…”, “mind blowing!” – Tom Brown inspires superlatives with the “small yet superbly composed” creations as his “truly innovative seafood destination”. “The décor is industrial as you would expect in trendy Hackney Wick” and you can “sit at the counter and watch the chefs at work”. Service that’s “highly professional without being stuffy or offhand” completes an “unfailingly amazing” formula that’s currently one of the strongest all-round performances in town. Top Menu Tip – “signature crab crumpet is changed for winter by adding a rarebit on top”.

Summary

£83
 ££££
5
Exceptional
5
Exceptional
4
Very Good
* Based on a three course dinner, half a bottle of wine, coffee, cover charge, service and VAT.

“Tom Brown is a genius with fish cooking” and his Scandi-chic venture with open kitchen in the hipster-central environs of Hackney Wick station provides dishes that are “exploding with flavour and full of originality (the sea bream tartare with miso-ponzu dressing and chilli oil was astonishing!)”. The place has “such a chilled vibe as well”“it’s great to watch the open kitchen during service” and the atmosphere is “not in the least pretentious”, thanks to service that’s particularly “friendly and expert”. “My daughter and I went for her 21st and my 59th – amazing!”.

Summary

£63
  £££
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.

“In a rather unlikely location, tucked away around the corner from Hackney Wick station” – Tom Brown’s stellar yearling is one of the “most impressive” arrivals of the last year or so. His “super-fresh” fish dishes “are inventively conceived and perfectly executed” from an “original menu”; and served in an artfully “plain” and “relaxed” environment, which “brings the area’s industrial heritage to the fore, while injecting a hint of Scandi chic”. Staff are “very accommodating” too, and – with the open kitchen centre stage – “it’s lovely watching the chefs at work”. A few reporters consider it “a victim of hype”, but, for the overwhelming majority, it’s well “worth the expedition”.

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Reviews of Cornerstone Restaurant in E9, London by users of Hardens.com. Also see the editors review of Cornerstone restaurant.
Nick G
An excellent all-rounder, overall very good...
Reviewed 2 months, 25 days ago

"An excellent all-rounder, overall very good indeed - some superb food but some slight misses, so only a 4, lovely service and atmosphere. Worth the trek out there."

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Prices

  Cost Availability Courses
Menu1 80.00 Dinner only 4

Traditional European menu

Starter Main Pudding
£21.50 £27.00 £17.00
Drinks  
Wine per bottle £28.00
Filter Coffee £4.00
Extras  
Bread £1.00
Service 15.00%
3 Prince Edward Road, London, E9 5LX
Opening hours
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday6 pm‑9 pm
Wednesday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Thursday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Friday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
Saturday12 pm‑2 pm, 6 pm‑9 pm
SundayCLOSED

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