Untitled, Tony Conigliaro’s latest opening has been serving obscure cocktails to the hipster hotlist in Dalston since late last year.
He’s originally famed for intriguing guests with innovative drinks at 69 Colebrooke Row in Islington and this new venture proves to be no different. Drinks named Snow, Waif and Moon suggest a destination of Narnia, but the magic firmly resides in East London.
The ingredients are equally intriguing. White clay, chalk, beeswax and benzoin are examples of what to expect and will ensure you’re asking the waiter for a few tips throughout the night!
To match the perfectly bizarre cocktail list is a plethora of delicious Japanese small plates. It is recommended that you order the full 10 dishes for £52.50 between two people.
Highlights include the Kimchi Cucumber, fresh in flavour with a spicy kick and the Shiso Pickled Pear, complimenting with a subtler taste and moss like texture from the dried seaweed.
The Mussels on Leek are served warm with a yuzu beurre blanc, my favourite dish on the menu. And last but by far least, Lamb Brioche; a plump doughnut filled with tender meat, pickled ginger and mushroom, topped with ginger gelatine and bay leaves.
We ate and drank in the Moon Garden, a timber decked space at the back of the venue, with acer and honeysuckle climbing the walls, secluded from the hectic bustle of Kingsland Road.
Untitled host a monthly tasting menu on the second Thursday. Each month executive chef Rob Roy Cameron will create a selection of dishes that use the most seasonal ingredients available to the restaurant, using Japanese cooking methods to create something unique and inventive, yet remain delicious, and perfectly simple.
To book a table, visit their website here.
538 Kingsland Rd