Following on from their tapas restaurants Ivy’s and Little Ivy’s, tomorrow Cristine Leone and Christina Lahaniati are opening The Lobster Bar on Richmond Road in Hackney and as you can imagine there is a lot of lobster. A lot.
Quirky but well put together, the menu is a fusion of nationalities, inspired by the owners’ Greek and Brazilian seaside upbringings and their mutual love of travelling and unsurprisingly the lobster is the star of the show, being served however you desire; in a roll, grilled, tossed through spaghetti… we have been eyeing up the lobster benedict. If lobster isn’t your thing 1) I would reconsider your taste buds and 2) you shouldn’t let that stop you from coming as you can choose from chargrilled fillet steak with chimichurri, octopus, fennel and caper salad and truffle fries, aren’t they thoughtful?
Settling in amongst popular neighbours Lardo and Rawduck, 55 cover restaurant will feature industrial glass windows, marble topped tables, parquet floors and outdoor seating.
The Lobster Bar: Opens 19th August. Unit 2, 205 Richmond Road, Hackney E8 3NJ, www.lobsterbar.co.uk