Next month will see the opening of Little Smoke, the next restaurant from Noble Inns, the team behind Smokehouse, The Pig and Butcher and The Princess of Shoreditch and once again it’s all about the meat. Sourcing their ingredients from small independent farmers, the restaurant will specialise in whole native and rare breed animals.
Made up of beef, lamb and pork dishes, the menu will change daily depending on what has been butchered that day – the animals will all be butchered on-site at Smokehouse before being roasted, smoked and grilled at Little Smoke. So you can expect to find the likes of bavette steak, pork belly and lamb chops as well as sharing joints such as the dino rib, whole beef shin and the giant cowboy steak. Homemade sauces will include the likes of beer mustard, aged beef mayonnaise and Gochujang mayonnaise. Sides will include burnt and crunchy sweetcorn with ancho and apple salsa verde; roasted sweet potato with feta, harissa and crispy garlic and burnt chilli greens. For pudding you’ll find the likes of rumbaba, sticky toffee pudding and vanilla ice cream and chocolate hot pot with melted marshmallows and clotted cream ice cream.
The largely European wine list will feature organic and biodynamic wines sourced from family growers and co-operatives and will include a Chardonnay from Kent’s Hush Heath Estate.
You’ll find Little Smoke in the City, inside it mixes industrial and vintage furniture. During the day it’ll be flooded with light from floor to ceiling windows and come the evening the space will have low lighting from giant metal lights that hang over red leather booths and vintage wooden tables. The oak floor comes from a Yorkshire mansion built in the 1800s, the bar will be decorated with old sheets of rusting corrugated metal and part of the ceiling will be covered in past copies of Viz.
Little Smoke: Opens 10th October, City Point, 1 Ropemaker Street, Moorgate, EC2Y 9AW