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Best Restaurants - East London - Winner“Cheap, cool and fun”, Lardo has a new recruit in the kitchen: ex-Spuntino chef Rachel O’Sullivan – but fans of this on-the-pulse pizzeria-trattoria can rest assured that little else has changed. The fire-breathing oven still churns out exceptional Neapolitan-style pizza, and the open kitchen sings proudly of the seasons. For a quick bite, the signature lardo and egg pizza with a Negroni or homemade soda should do the trick, but it’s worth enlisting like-minded friends to give the menu (and modern Italophile wine list) a proper going over. Dip in to small plates, secondi, snacks and salads: for example, leeks with creamy cod’s roe and almonds; mackerel with cucumber, samphire and borage; or a generous tangle of buttery tagliatelle concealing the plumpest fresh girolles. To finish, try homemade gelato or snappy cannoli. Rooftop bar and sister venue, Coppa, pops up nearby each summer.
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The Arthaus, Richmond Road ,London E8 3NJ

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Mar 2014

I was a little bit disappointed about my meal at Lardo as I had heard lots of good feedback and was looking forward to a decent stone baked pizza. Starting with the positive, the service is very efficient and friendly. You get a jug of tap water without having to ask and the waitress helped me chose vegetarian options. Unfortunately, I was disappointed with my pizza (tomato and mozeralla) as the tomato base didn't have much flavour and it made the base really sloppy. There were no choices of side...

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  • Food & Drink: 6
  • Service: 8
  • Atmosphere: 8
  • Value: 6

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The Arthaus, Richmond Road ,London E8 3NJ

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We'll be back for more of these tasty wood-fired oven baked pizzas

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Apr 2013

After a big night out on Saturday and a day recuperating in front of some movies and a fire on a much-anticipated family ‘nightie day’, how better than to cap things off with a pizza in the early evening? We weren’t disappointed; we booked online in the middle of the afternoon and pitched up to a nice welcome. The place is a decent size and done out in the stripped out but not uncomfortable style that we know and love in Hackney these days. We had three good pizza cooked in their wood-burning ovens:...

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  • Food & Drink: 8
  • Service: 7
  • Atmosphere: 7
  • Value: 5

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    Dips Dines :: Lardo - Worth the trip to Hackney | Dips Dines

    Hackney is not an area i’m familiar with in the slightest, but it was only a matter of time before my foodie adventures would lead me there given the abundance of new dining options opening up in and around the area. Now Lardo’s location isn’t the easiest to get to, in between London Fields & Hackney Central, and rather than faff about on the Overground etc (along with a case of laziness) we got a cab directly from the Liverpool Street bar we were at.

    We arrived at 8.30pm on a Thursday night and the place was buzzing, without being too loud – the vibe inside Lardo is fantastic & hits you immediately. Decor...
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  • Address: The Arthaus, Richmond Road, London E8 3NJ
  • Telephone: 0208 985 2683
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  • Opening Times: Mon-Sun 11am-11pm (Sun -10pm)

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