Following on from the Michelin-starred Pidgin, James Ramsden and Sam Herlihy have just opened Hackney’s smallest wine bar, Enfant Terrible.
By day it’s a barbershop and by night it’ll be the sort of place where you can snack on tins of smoked oysters; mutton tartare with roasted rice, brown butter and fish sauce and cognac and kampot pepper caramel brownie. With just twelve metal stools, the bar will be a nod to the new Parisian wine bars as well as echoing Pidgin’s look (which is just a two minute walk away). A wooden top bar and shelves will be stocked with bottles, whilst copper pendant lights will illuminate the floor to ceiling windows.
The wine lists starts at just £4.50 a glass and will focus on lesser known regions and wines and will change daily. Ajax Kentish has stepped in as Bar Manager having spent four years behind some of the world’s best bars such as The Franklin, New Orleans, Tiny’s & the Bar Upstairs and Keith McNally’s Schiller’s Liquor Bar in New York along with launching London’s Spuntino with Russell Norman. Ajax has also created a cocktail list which will feature new drinks as well as signatures from Pidgin including the Pidgin G & T and their barrel-aged Negroni.
Enfant Terrible is open now at 51 Greenwood Road, Hackney, E8 1NT