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Chef Stevie Parle’s follow-up to Dock Kitchen and Rotorino takes him even further east to Greenwich Peninsula, where his new three-storey operation comprises a café, cocktail bar and concept-led restaurant. Craft’s team makes a point of sourcing produce meticulously, with many ingredients smoked, cured or otherwise ‘crafted’ in house. The restaurant’s signature starter is artistically presented – finely chopped raw beef dotted with pear and umami-rich cod’s roe, served on sweet and crunchy root-vegetable crisps. Stand-out seasonal mains include a meaty hunk of wood-grilled monkfish accompanied by asparagus and just-wilted wild garlic. Prices match the lofty ambitions. The curved first-floor dining room offers panoramic views of the City skyline; its sophisticated design combines intimate booths, padded teal chairs, bulbous copper lighting and an open kitchen. Although Craft isn’t yet a bona fide destination, it’s certainly an asset to this area. Don’t miss the spot-on cocktails.
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