Last month saw the closure of the Dandy Café, the popular shipping container pop-up restaurant in London Fields, but as one door closes another always opens and the door opening this time is the door to Dandy, the new permanent restaurant from the duo Daniel Wilson and Andrew Leitch.
Opening next Wednesday, Dan and Andy have created an extended menu from the one that they served at the pop-up, which takes inspiration from their travels and uses seasonal produce from trusted suppliers. You’ll find the likes of Shawarma-spiced lamb belly, baba ganoush and cauliflower; burnt onion broth, spring leaves and hay-smoked labne and radichhio with blood orange and miso. On the drinks front you’ll find speciality coffee, beer and natural wines, but don’t worry they’re aren’t going to be pretentious about it, rather, they are going about it in an inclusive, low-key way.
The 50-cover restaurant which overlooks Newington Green, has been designed by Dan and Andy and will transition from a light and airy all-day café spot to a cosy, intimate restaurant at night. There’s a large communal table at the front of the restaurant where you can sit up to 20 of your pals, whilst a curved bar will be the focal point – it’ll bring together wood, exposed brickwork, plants and foliage. When the sun shines, you can eat on the terrace which has space for 30 diners.
Dandy: Opens 5th April 2017, 20 Newington Green, Mayville Estate, Newington Green, N16 9PU, www.dandycafe.co.uk