The Richmond, Hackney

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Having opened on the intersection between Dalston, Haggerston and London Fields, The Richmond will no doubt look to create the perfect dining destination for all of East London's hipsters.

The Richmond is housed in what was originally a pub, the Richmond Arms, and was more recently a strongly Egyptian themed restaurant and has now been transformed by Brett and Margaret into a friendly, welcoming neighbourhood spot. Interior decorator and antiques dealer Adam Bray has designed the space to make it a warm, elegant and inviting atmosphere. Contemporary features have been introduced in a way that compliments the period details of the original building: modern uplifting colours, amber lighting and a glass topped bar.

Chef Brett Redman (renowned for his three time Michelin Bib Gourmand winning venture Elliot's at Borough Market) and Margaret Crow have transformed this once local boozer into a far more sophisticated affair as a bar and restaurant.  Tasked with updating the décor is interior decorator/antiques dealer Adam Bray, who has given the building's period details a few contemporary touches, including uplifting colours and an impressive glass topped bar.

Brett's menu is built around seafood and comfort food, including a ‘raw bar' serving oysters, clams and a rotating selection of carpaccios and tartares.  Highlights of the main menu include starters of Smoked herring & curry butter and White asparagus and Lardo & coddled eggs, whilst main feature Nduja spiced seafood stew and Goosnargh chicken with broad beans, bacon & tarragon.

The Richmond, 316 Queensbridge Road, E8 3NH

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