Review on The Duke of Richmond
The Duke of Richmond occupies a prominent position on the corner of Queensbridge Road and Richmond Road in a residential area of Hackney. It's the second outing from ex-Polpo Chef Director Tom Oldroyd, who has already successfully established his eponymous Islington gastro pub, which he launched in July 2015.
Dating back to 1841, the Victorian building has been sympathetically restored, with vibrant geometric wood flooring and dark blue banquette seating and sage green cushioned chairs to match the pale green walls. The space is divided into two, with a separate bar area serving tasty snacks such as a moreish Cornish crab chip butty, and a thirty seat dining room.
Oldroyd has appointed Rory Shannon to lead the kitchen, having previously climbed the culinary ladder at the former Winemakers Deptford and the Canton Arms in Vauxhall. Pig's trotter and ham hock terrine, celeriac remoulade and cornichons makes for an excellent starter or for those who prefer fish, opt for the trout rilletttes served with pickled cucumber and toast. Moving on there's whole roast Shetland mackerel, Cornish new potatoes and sauce vierge or from the land Old Spot pork chop, coco beans, datterini tomatoes, white anchovies and basil aioli amongst the main courses. To conclude there's a crème caramel or choux bun, crème patisserie, chocolate sauce and English cherries.
The Duke of Richmond has a carefully selected European wine list to accompany the food, as well as local beers and ciders, together with a classic cocktail menu.
Gastro pub / French
Tom Oldroyd and Rory Shannon
Restaurant Opening Times
Lunch: 12.00 - 11.00pm Sat & 12.00 - 9.30pm Sun)
Dinner: 5.00 - 10.30pm Mon-Thu (11.00pm Fri)
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card