Darkhorse Restaurant

Modern European·
££££
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Silver Award

SquareMeal Review of Darkhorse Restaurant

Silver Award

Nestled in the tranquil surrounds of the former Olympic village, this neighbourhood gem boasts an experienced team and an eye-catching menu. Ian Goodman managed OXO Bar for 19 years, while Lee Glen was a Soho House executive chef. This translates to a compact list of spot-on cocktails and a distractingly good array of Mediterranean dishes: squid ink arancini with coriander, burrata with charred grapes, wheels of Manchego cheese and whole-roasted mackerels with pine nuts and black olives. Portions are modest but this is fresh and filling food, the highlight on our visit being charcoal-roasted onglet steak with girolles and potatoes, while chargrilled nectarines with mascarpone made for a sprightly, juicy dessert. A Bertha charcoal oven lies at the heart of the operation, informing the menu and conjuring deep aromas that fill the open-plan bar and restaurant, itself an industrial-chic space clad in concrete, wood and turquoise leather. With a row of alfresco seats (and no roads in sight) and a copper-topped bar area, this is a versatile, well-priced proposition. The restaurant is tricky to find, but surrounded by an ever-increasing number of East Village residents: as the locals catch on, Darkhorse should become a Stratford destination.

 

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
Modern European
Food Occasions
Sunday roast
Alfresco And Views
Outside seating
Special Features
Counter dining, Dog friendly, Wheelchair access
People
Child friendly, Group dining [8+]

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Location for Darkhorse Restaurant

16-19 Victory Parade, East Village,Stratford, LONDON, London, E20 1FS

0208 534 4579

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Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri 12:00-16:00
Sat 12:00-16:00
Sun 12:00-17:00
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 17:00-23:00
Thu 17:00-23:00
Fri 17:00-23:00
Sat 17:00-23:00
Sun Closed

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