SquareMeal Review of
The Dove Hackney
Half-a-dozen guest ales on tap and the stellar (no pun intended) selection of Belgian brews make Broadway Market boozer The Dove a beer-lover’s dream. It wears its enthusiasm lightly, however and never seems ‘theme-y’ (despite the inspired Leffe product placement painted on the ceiling), thus appealing equally to those with only a passing interest in rare fruit beers and obscure
monastic creations. Ask a Dove regular what to eat here and you’ll be told ‘chips’. There’s a pint glass of them at pretty much every table, though you can also order from a full menu of
globetrotting (if fairly ordinary) dishes of burgers and bangers with specials such as crab and smoked salmon risotto. The warren of rooms is rammed much of the time. Take a tip from a local
and try weekday lunches for a chilled-out drinking session in a candlelit corner.
The Dove Hackney is recommended for