Harden's survey result
This “outstanding” four-year-old is an “engaging but cramped little venue” whose “absolute bargain of a menu” from co-owner Johnnie Crow (ex-Harwood Arms and Anglo), makes it “well worth the trip up to Hackney (booking essential!)”. The meal is structured around one type of meat each month – chicken, game, wagyu – to minimise waste, and “service is personal, enthusiastic and charming”. “You’re unlikely to find much better value in town, with some truly stellar dishes given the mid-range price-point”.
This intimate (just 7 tables) Hackney gem opened in 2018 and was inexplicably left out of our last edition. It certainly rates mention – chef and co-owner Johnnie Crowe (ex Harwood Arms and Anglo) delivers some delectable, small plates from a seasonal tasting menu. The endearing no-waste ethos incorporates a focus on a single meat for six weeks at a time.
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"Strict adherence to a schedule of either a very early or very late start to allow just two sittings for their tasting menu make this place a bit of a nightmare. In the end after 3 visits we decided that the difficulty in parking then having to take a bus back to the restaurant was just too much hassle. "
|Wine per bottle||£52.00|
177 Morning Lane, London, E9 6LH
|Tuesday||6 pm‑8:30 pm|
|Wednesday||6 pm‑8:30 pm|
|Thursday||6 pm‑8:30 pm|
|Friday||6 pm‑8:30 pm|
|Saturday||12:30 pm‑2:30 pm, 6 pm‑8:30 pm|