Typing Room, Shoreditch – New Opening

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Typing Room Shoreditch

Taking over from the scarily big shoes of Nuno Mendes' Viajante at Town Hall Hotel is Typing Room, the debut venture by Chef Lee Westcott.

The restaurant is so named after Town Hall's original typing room where all communications from the mayor, council and judicial system were put to ink.  As such, the décor maintains a traditional style with extensive use of oak, marble, ceramic and touches of brushed brass. Lee's creative menu of five snacks, five starters & five mains demonstrate his signature style of innovate yet unpretentious European inspired dishes.  Sample dishes include Mackerel, passion fruit, burnt cucumber & dill; Pigeon smoked in pine, salt baked celeriac, lovage & hazelnut; and Green tea, yoghurt & sesame.  The menu is accompanied by a wine list that champions more unusual styles and smaller producers. With a pedigree including working for Jason Atherton, Tom Aikens and Rene Redzepi at Noma, Lee Westcott will certainly be a name to look out for in 2014! Patriot Square, Bethnal Green, London, E2 9NF www.typingroom.com @TypingRoom
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