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Nestled among the designer outlet stores of Hackney’s Morning Lane is Legs, a tiny bistro specialising in natural and low-sulphur wines and modern European cuisine. The short, daily-changing menu features nibbles and slightly larger plates. A bowl of silken bagna cauda arrives with crunchy purple endive leaves sticking out of it like spoons. Fall-apart braised beef comes au jus with crunchy ribbons of fennel sitting atop it; flaky, pearlescent chunks of turbot are dressed in olive oil and tarragon with hunks of juicy oxheart tomatoes – simple and delicious. The two-page wine list focuses on France and Italy, with a few additions from Australia, and this being natural wine, some come from the funkier side of the taste spectrum. The one issue with Legs is the heat on a warm summer’s day – with a large glass front, small space, open kitchen and no A/C to speak of, it can end up hotter than the sun, so bring a fan. 

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120 Morning Lane ,London E9 6LH

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A Hackney star

by   platinum reviewer (153)

May 2016

Editor's pick Some time back, whilst reviewing Viajante in Hackney, I commented that that one excellent restaurant did not the East End make. Whilst Viajante has gone (and its eponymous chef moved to more gentile Marylebone), the likes of Paradise Garage, Clove Club et al continue to prove that there is more than Browns to tempt me east of the City. Legs is the fantastic Magnus Reid's latest venture (and no, I'm afraid I don't buy the fact that the place is named after a wine term - I am certain...

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  • Food & Drink: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Atmosphere: 10
  • Value: 10

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