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The eponymous Mr Buckley was an angry local who once set light to this building when it was a Victorian workingmen’s club, but modern wage slaves will find no reason to torch this
diner-cum-cocktail joint, which is tailor-made for East End tastes. Breakfast morphs into brunch (served until 4pm) as famished crowds feed on duck egg and soldiers, pimped-up pancakes, muesli and
porridge, crab cake Benedict and ‘skillets’ of eggs, potato, spinach, feta, tomatoes and pancetta. Later on, the culinary attractions could include tapas-sized lobster mac ’n’ cheese, nut-crusted
lamb cutlets, roast poussin or wild mushroom on blue cheese polenta, followed by pistachio cheesecake, perhaps. There’s also a selection of inexpensive wines, cocktails and savoury nightcaps to
explore – try bacon-infused, bourbon-based bloody Madison or gooseberry gin fizz until 2am in this moody, woody brick-walled duplex.
We admit if you are based anywhere central/ west London this place is a bit of a pain to get to, but trust me if you like East London hip restaurants that are off the beaten track, then this is the place to go. It’s unpretentious neon sign and bare brick walls in the small restaurant is inviting. The reception is small and they took their time to find the reservation but this adds to the charm. All of the minimalist furnishings suit the Hackney interior; simple, honest and local.The waitress explained that two out of the three options we fancied were sold out/un-orderable..damn. So instead for starter we...
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A little too hip for his Hackney Road neighbours, Mr Buckley’s is a welcome revere from the chicken shops and offies which line this busy street. And just a short stroll from Columbia Rd a perfect brunch, sheltering you from the throng.Dishing up an all day brunch menu, he really does know how to impress a girl. And the calibre is a lot higher than your typical London lad...
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Judging from the fact there were two large groups, probably both marking a birthday and then us who were there to mark our fifth year anniversary, something about Mr Buckleyâs must appeal to those in the mood for a celebration. I hadnât been before but the pictures of their food and the menu sounded good, as well as what I was seeing on Twitter about it as a bar. I made a reservation at 7:45 and while it was quiet when we arrived, the two groups either side who soon joined created a bit of an atmosphere. I expected it to be more restaurant upstairs and more bar downstairs but in actual fact both levels rather...
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Mr. Buckley’s menu is made up of small plates designed for sharing. We salivated over all the wonderful sounding dishes as we tried to choose the best combination the six things we wanted to try the most. The menu recommended three dishes per person - although in the end we settled on just five...
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