Martello Hall

22

"VERY GOOD"

1 reviews

137 Mare Street , London, E8 3RH

Martello Hall London east cocktail bar restaurant
Martello Hall London east cocktail bar restaurant
Martello Hall London restaurant bar east
Martello Hall London east cocktail bar restaurant

SquareMeal Review of Martello Hall

22

"VERY GOOD"

A café-diner aimed at hot-deskers and E8 slackers by day, Martello Hall morphs into a party bar at night. Local beers, Italian artisan wines on tap and a louche first-floor cocktail lounge draw evening punters into the strategically distressed Edwardian premises (formerly The London Fields pub). Many of the cocktails depend on east London-produced booze, doctored with homemade tinctures, sherbets and cordials. Martello gin (distilled on-site) underpins a Bramble (£11) and a twisted G&T, but we prefer the Mexican Negroni, Ginger Caipirinha Royale and miniatures to share – Punchy Cosmo for four at £20, for instance. Absinthe is another speciality, favoured by dissolute dandies who also come for the live music and late-night DJs. Comfort food, served in a groovy Brooklyn-style diner out back and in the ground-floor bar, has Italian leanings: Bologna-style dumplings; and wood-fired pizzas with novel toppings (roasted squash and beetroot, say). Similar ventures are planned across London. 

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Martello Hall Location

137 Mare Street , London E8 3RH

Opening times

Mon-Fri 8am-12M (Thurs -2am Fri -3am)

Martello Hall's Reviews

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Food & Drink: 6.0

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Service: 6.0

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Atmosphere: 6.0

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Value: 5.0

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Food + drink: 3

Service: 3

Atmosphere: 3

Value: 2

30 December 2016

What is it about restaurants that they think that the passing trade just wants Pizza ? The area is full of Pizza slices and this place just isn't the right place to do the same. It is a missed opportunity and typical of not really doing the research about what is needed in the area. I don't expect it to be much of a success in it's present incarnation.

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