Review on Rudie's
Set on a corner site on Stoke Newington Road in Dalston, Rudie's aims to bring a colourful and vibrant Jamaican vibe to North London. A fun and laid back venue, the interiors have been designed by Alexander Mulligan to reflect the country's culture, while the colour scheme pays homage to the warm pastel shades on the faded houses. There's a central bar with it's front made from powder-coated bronze corrugated steel and wenge and mango wood tables. The statement pieces in the room are the two striking steam-bent ash light installations, reminiscent of the island's palm trees.
Signature flavours on the menu feature jerk dishes that are marinated for 24 hours in a blend of herbs and spices, then cooked over charcoal and wood smoke on the traditional steel drums. From the series of small plates you could choose oysters grilled and drizzled with scotch bonnet butter or maybe the Boston wings deep fried and tossed in extra hot glaze. Elsewhere look for swordfish steak lightly seasoned and grilled on the smoky jerk pan, served with fresh cherry tomatoes, avocado, red onion and seasonal leaves or for meat fans there's the Yeah Mon! platter with a selection of chicken, pork, lamb and roast corn served with your choice of sauce. For an indulgent finish choose the banana and coconut custard crème brulee with a tot of rum or rum cake paired with rum caramel sauce and ice cream.
Rudie's has a concise wine list to accompany the menu, together with signature cocktails, beers and one of the largest collections of Jamaican sipping rums in the country.
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 through until
Dinner: 11.00pm Fri & Sat (12.00 - 9.00pm Sun) (6.00 - 10.00pm Mon-Thu)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card