Review on Upstairs at The Ten Bells
Upstairs at The Ten Bells is located on the first floor of this historical Victorian pub, situated at the corner of Commercial Street and Fournier Street in Spitalfields, in the East End of London. The pub is infamous for its close association with Jack the Ripper as two of his victims, Annie Chapman and Mary Kelly were known to enjoy the odd tipple or two here. The restaurant originally started as a three month pop-up venture called the Young Turks, but such was its success with critics and diners alike it has taken on a more permanent footing, with three of the original line up, Isaac McHale, Daniel Willis and Johnny Smith taking the reins.
The restaurant has a cosy rustic ambience with an eclectic mix of solid wood tables and chairs, Mediterranean rugs on the stripped wood flooring and a Tracey Emin neon sign depicting 'Keep Me Safe' on the wall.
Manning the stoves is Giorgio Ravelli who comes from a good lineage having previously worked at Michelin starred Ledbury in Notting Hill. The British menu changes weekly offering a combination of innovative and traditional dishes, underpinned with high quality ingredients. Amongst the starters you could choose wood pigeon salad, Jerusalem artichokes and white grapes, before a main course of hake, brown shrimps, salsify and turnip tops or roast partridge, parsnips, oats and pickled applies. Desserts offer a delicious combination of flavours with pear and thyme salad, coffee crumbs and honey ice cream or apple and ale fritter, crème fraiche and parkin crumbs.
There is a well-priced wine list to complement the food with offerings from renowned small producers across the globe.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 -2.30pm T
Dinner: 7.00 - 10.30pm Tue-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card