Sune is a restaurant and wine bar in Hackney, belonging to acclaimed sommelier Honey Spencer and partner Charlie Sims. The restaurant sits right at the bottom of Broadway Market, and boasts a light, bright and spacious dining room, as well as an outside terrace that looks out onto the canal.
The couple have worked in some of the world’s most highly regarded restaurants, including Noma, Lyle’s, Maos and Evelyn’s Table.
Clean, minimal interiors make use of lots of natural materials - the floors and table tops are made with reclaimed timber. At one end of the restaurant, an open kitchen pass allows guests a view straight into the buzz of the kitchen, and there are tables throughout, as well as a window counter for people-watching.
The menu is overseen by head chef Michael Robins, who has spent time in the kitchens of The Midland Grand Hotel, Acme Fire Cult and Pidgin, where he was head chef for two years. He oversees an all-day menu that starts with fresh breads and pastries, before dishes like smoked eel Caesar salad, homemade pastas and za’atar spiced lamb ribs with honey, harissa and salted yoghurt hit the menu.
You can also expect desserts that make the most of seasonal fruits, like the chocolate, cherry and pistachio tart with cherrystone cream.
Meanwhile, Spencer curates a wine list that evolves with the seasons, drawing on her extensive experience and network of producers from all over the world. Though the focus of the wine list is to share lesser known wines from all over the world, Spencer also features some of the world’s most in-demand bottles on the wine list, making Sune a must-visit for wine buffs.