Hackney road is pretty damn cool; it’s got a Bingo hall, a Co-op cash point that lets you pick “Cockney” as a language oh and a farm. Only thing we could say it’s lacking is a good bar… but things are changing and Mr Buckley’s is the start. It’s a two floored restaurant and bar that’s perfect for a pit stop or late night boozing. They’ve been praised for their food but as always BarChick came for the drinks so she hit the bar and their (unusually) high bar stools downstairs .
It’s a clean cut kinda place, wood lined and industrial with lights from old Russian liners and custom made stools. Their menu is to the point, two sided, and when they say small plates they mean it, order in a few and then some. The cocktail list is short but that only makes it easier to get through them all right? We went for the Jack Rose with apple brandy, lemon juice and grenadine. Their wines are well chosen and if you’re asking we say go for the Reisling Kung Fu Girl from Charles Smith – if BarChick was a wine this might just be her.
It’s all good times, good food and good company and if it leaves you with a lingering hangover head back in the morning for their brunch and Bloody Madison cocktail with bacon infused bourbon. Sorted