The Sebright Arms on Hackney Road was a boarded-up pub awaiting demolition before Charles Ross, Richard Temple and Jamie Hempseed came along – now it’s an East End institution. Next, they are turning their attentions to Hackney Downs with the opening of The Vincent.
Split across two floors, The Vincent will be made up of a 50-cover restaurant downstairs with a further 20-covers upstairs and, when the sun decides to make an appearance, there’ll be space for another 50 diners on the outdoor terrace. Joining forces with West Architecture and Byron Pritchard, Charles has overseen the interior, which is all about bringing the natural world inside by using raw material, greenery and tile-topped tables.
From those tile-topped tables you’ll be eating dishes created by Head Chef Rob McMillan. You’ll find the likes of signature smoked hoisin crispy duck with peach and pomegranate and fried chicken with aioli and their classic cheeseburger. The brunch menu is filled with the likes of home-smoked meats and fish and baked eggs and waffles, or drop by on a Sunday for low and slow cooked ribs.
To drink will be local brews on tap such as Five Points and Pressure Drop from Hackney and bottles from some of London and the UK’s finest craft microbrewers. For the wine drinkers, Richard has curated a concise wine list and when it comes to cocktails, home-infused herb and fruit syrups will be integral ingredients.
The Vincent: Opens 17th May 2017, 2 Atkins Square, Dalston Lane, E8 1FA, click here for more information
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Written by: Emily Gray