Nest

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Bronze Award

SquareMeal Review of Nest

Bronze Award

Plenty of restaurants proclaim their commitment to sustainability and responsible sourcing these days, but for the team at Nest these matters are of the utmost importance.

The restaurant is found on Hackney’s Morning Lane, on the site which used to be home to James Cochran’s Fix. The intimate dining room is a cute and cosy space, while the kitchen serves tasting menus which are dictated by the seasons, designed by chef Johnnie Crowe, who previously worked at Anglo and Michelin-starred The Harwood Arms. As part of an effort to reduce waste, there is only ever one type of meat being showcased in the kitchen, and the ingredients used at Nest are carefully sourced from some of the UK’s top producers.  

When it comes to eating here, guests can choose to dine from the à la carte or a set menu. Although the dishes change with the seasons, plates you might find on your visit include the likes of cod’s roe with seaweed, Scottish scallops, and beef with fermented pepper. To finish up, there are sweet treats such as honey and lavender tart, while those of a savoury disposition can indulge with a selection of British cheeses, served with beer-pickled prunes and homemade oatcakes.  

When it comes to the drinks, the wine list at Nest has a strong focus on low-intervention production methods, while there are also beers and ciders to try which have all been carefully paired with whatever is currently on the menu.

There is the option to include a drinks pairing with your set menu on weeknights, while on Saturdays you’ll find a five-course lunch menu. As Nest is a small operation, they can’t cater to all dietary requirements, but they can make some allowances if you let them know two days in advance.

Good to know

Average Price
££££ - £30 - £49
Cuisines
British
Ambience
Cool, Cosy, Quirky, Romantic
Food Occasions
Dinner, Lunch
Special Features
Counter dining
People
Dates, Romantic
Food Hygiene Rating

Location for Nest

177 Morning Lane, Hackney, London, E9 6LH

020 8986 0065

Website

Opening Times

Lunch
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed Closed
Thu Closed
Fri Closed
Sat 12:00-14:30
Sun Closed
Dinner
Mon Closed
Tue Closed
Wed 18:30-22:00
Thu 18:30-22:00
Fri 18:30-22:00
Sat 18:30-22:00
Sun Closed

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