All-day dining in Hackney Downs

All-day restaurant The Vincent in Hackney Downs is the latest project from the trio behind the Sebright Arms live-music pub in Bethnal Green.

Charles Ross, Richard Temple and Jamie Hempseed plan to open The Vincent this month, serving pastries and coffee in the morning and brunch at weekends.

The lunch and evening menu, also available to take away, includes healthy salads with rice and grains, such as a signature smoked hoisin crispy duck with peach and pomegranate salad, along with buns inspired by the team’s Bunsmith’s menu, with fillings that include fried chicken with aioli and classic cheeseburger.

The founders can be forgiven for making the usual claims about local souring of ingredients, which would be difficult to take literally anywhere in London, but the bar will be serving beers from two breweries no more than a few minutes’ walk away – Five Points and Pressure Drop.

Unlike the Sebright, which was a boarded-up boozer awaiting demolition until they took it over five years ago, The Vincent occupies a contemporary building in a modern development on Atkins Square.

“It’s about bringing together the best bits of what you want from your local restaurant, from grabbing a pastry for breakfast, to enjoying a long brunch with friends on the weekend or a burger and a beer after work,” says Charles Ross.

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