Review on Pidgin
Diminutive restaurant Pidgin in Hackney is acosy neighbourhood venue, formerly housing Mayfields restaurant, it's set just a short walk from Hackney Central on a small parade of shops, within a mainly residential area. It's the brainchild of writer James Ramsden and writer-musician Sam Herlihy, who were the inspiration behind the acclaimed supper club Secret Larder.
The glass-fronted restaurant has a relaxed ambience, a simple but elegant décor with copper-trimmed tables and bentwood chairs. Artistically displayed branches of twigs sourced from the New Forest decorate the walls, there's a small bar with four counter seats and an open kitchen.
Greg Clarke mans the stoves having previously held positions in well known restaurants such as 108 Garage, Midsummer House and the Typing Room at the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green. He presents a set four course menu, wine list and cocktails that changes weekly, and so far the kitchen has not repeated any of the dishes. Diners have enjoyed the likes of pig cheek, fermented quince and blue corn, followed by Cavolo Nero, barbecued milk, mole, proceeding chicken, lobster, pommes sarladaises, seaweed, charred lettuce and cockle juice. Proceedings come to a sweet finale with apple, pumpkin, palm sugar, feuille de brique and violet.
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Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 1.00 - 3.00pm Fri
Dinner: 6.00 - 11.00pm Wed-Sun
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card