Review on Mãos
Former Chiltern Firehouse and Viajante chef Nuno Mendes has picked up a well deserved Michelin star, just 18 months after launching Mãos in Shoreditch with partner James Brown. Set within a six-storey 19th century building, it's located on the first floor of Hostem within the Blue Mountain School, a luxury multidisciplinary space co-founded by James Brown and Christie Fel.
Billed as a kitchen, table and wine room, it offers an intimate dining experience for just 16 guests. They are free to wander from room to room chatting to the chefs while they prepare the food, or simply engage with the other diners at the table, in the way you would when you have a dinner party at home.
The pared-back dining room designed by London-based 6a Architects has textured concrete walls, a large central rough hewn communal table takes centre stage, simply set with jugs of water, ceramic cups and wine glasses. A Barra D'oro light designed by Peter Zumthor and manufactured by Viabizzuno illuminates proceedings. The kitchen and the dining room are connected to the wine cellar, where you can peruse the shelves for your choice of wine for the evening, or you can opt for the wines to be paired with each dish.
Executive chef Edoardo Pellicano, formerly of Portland and Viajante leads the kitchen, presenting a 14 course seasonal tasting menu of exquisite culinary delights, showcasing modern European cuisine with Portuguese and Japanese influences. Among the many dishes the kitchen might conjure up are offerings like beef fat aged lobster, gooseberry umeboshi and semi-dried tomatoes or roasted kombu chawanmushi, as well as slow-grilled Iberico pork with nukazake carrots and sour carrot jus. On a sweeter note look for roasted cherrystone ice cream and blackberries or barley koji and honey capping ice cream with tiger lemon oil.
Mãos is also featured in: Michelin Guide, HardensRate this Restaurant
Nuno Mendes and Edoardo Pellicano
Restaurant Opening Times
Dinner: 7.00 - 11.00pm Wed-Sat
Accepted credit cards
Visa, Master Card