Rawduck 1

197 Richmond Road , London, E8 3NJ

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SquareMeal Review of Rawduck

Circumstances beyond its control forced tiny Rawduck to move from Hackney Central to a more capacious home near London Fields. Now a happy addition to the food cluster at the Arthaus building (Lardo’s a neighbour), this café-bar has grown not only in size but also in stature. It’s a confident venture that goes all out to specialise in natural wines – the funkier the better – drinking vinegars and ferments. The scattergun global menu is slightly discombobulating (sub-headings include ‘pickles, salts and smokes’ and ‘milk by the gram’), and the kitchen’s powerful style brings together flavours that shouldn’t by rights belong on the same plate. Miso carrots and nori, pressed anchovy toasts, grilled aubergines with ponzu and (the weakest link) a raw duck ‘ceviche’ of sorts with orange and chilli was an oddball assortment, but assertively seasoned and well-paced. The concrete-heavy interior is very chic, though communal tables won’t be for everyone.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

London Fields Station 366m

Hackney Central Station 450m


Address: 197 Richmond Road , London E8 3NJ

Area: Hackney Dalston

Opening times

Mon 6-10pm Tues 10am-10pm Wed-Sat 10am-10.30pm Sun 10am-9.30pm

Nearby Landmarks

Ocean Music Centre 296m

Bullion Room Theatre 307m


Telephone: 020 8986 6534


Cuisine: International

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