Over recent years we’ve been frequent visitors to the amazing Da Terra in the Bethnal Green Town Hall. So when we heard that the team would be taking over the Corner Room on the first floor as a more casual brazilian / italian restaurant we couldn’t wait to visit.
This opportunity came on saturday evening. So we headed off to bethnal green stopping first at Da Terra to say a quick hello to Rafael , Charlie and a couple of the team before heading up to the first floor. Here we were given a nice welcome before being escorted to our table in the corner of the restaurant giving us a great view of the whole dining room.
Once settled it was nice of manager Lilian to offer us a complimentary drink to start us off while we looked at the menu. This is a menu designed for sharing with small plates , pasta dishes , main courses and desserts that gives you the freedom to choose as many dishes as you like. On her return she gave us some great recommendations and would also advise us on how many dishes to order (depending on how hungry you are of course).
Once we’d placed our order it was then time to meet the sommelier Marco who after giving us a few lovely wines to choose from we opted for the fabulous Barbera D’Alba 2021 Trediberri. This was a medium bodied fruity delight and accompanied the food perfectly.
Now it was time to get started on the Small Plates which began with the Bolinhos de Bacalhau (cod croquettes) followed quickly with a fantastic Bread selection accompanied with cultured butter , stracciatella and olive oil. Closely behind came the rest of the small plates including Churros Pecorino , Porchetta Tonnata , Panzanella Salad and Veal Battuta with marrow and batata palha. All the dishes were absolutely delicious with flavours to die for.
Next to arrive were two absolutely stunning pasta dishes. The first was the Brixham Crab Linguine which with the look on my wife’s face I could see how good it was. The second was my dish of the night an Aged Beef Short Rib Pappardelle that was simply heaven on a plate.
Now it was time for the Main courses and the amazing food didn’t stop here either. We ordered the Iberico Pork with black beans and farofa along with the Picanha Skewer , palm hearts and kale. Both dishes together with their accompaniment’s were a perfect combination.
We then needed a little rest before moving on to Desserts. Here we decided to choose three which were the Doce de Leite Doughnut’s , Guava Creme Caramel with caramelised tapioca. The last dessert of warm Roasted Pineapple with coconut ice cream which was brought to the table by head chef Joe. This was a nice touch and also gave us the opportunity to thank him personally for the fantastic food he and his team had produced.
We finished with a coffee to bring to an end a fabulous evening of Brazilian / Italian cuisine. The food was amazing , the wine was fabulous and the service was very friendly. This restaurant is a great addition to the east london food scene and one that I would highly recommend paying a visit to and I look forward to returning again soon.
Thank You Joe , Lilian , Marco and all the team for a great evening and look forward to seeing you all again soon.