This high-flying Hackney spot (sibling to St Bart's near the Barbican) is moving to new, bigger premises next to Shoredtich Town Hall in October 2023. The focus on one key ingredient each month will continue; what's new is a downstairs bar, Nest Cellar, serving small plates including game-bird terrine and a British cheese board.
Harden's survey result
“One of the best neighbourhood restaurants in London”, this “bold” and “inspirational” outfit “creates dishes out of a tiny kitchen that puts a lot of better-known places to shame – the menu, centred around using as much of one main ingredient as possible and changing every few weeks, is always creative and thought-provoking”. BREAKING NEWS: we’ve maintained ratings from the original Hackney site, but in September 2023 they closed the “uncomfortable” digs of five years’ standing, so gaining more space in a new double-fronted Victorian location by Shoreditch Town Hall.
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Nest Restaurant Diner Reviews
"No let up in quality since the move to larger premises on Old St - and a lot more spacious! Creative, seasonal menus focusing on one core ingredient at a time make Nest a unique proposition and the execution and warm, personal service are still bang on. An improved wine list with some real rarities (fairly marked up too!) makes up for the slight bump in price - a place to return to again and again."
"I like the 'this month's key ingredient' menu. Some delicious dishes. And a new improved location both inside and out, compared to their previous incarnation"