Darkhorse Restaurant & Bar

Darkhorse Restaurant & Bar


A collab between Lee Glen (ex Soho House Exec Chef) and Ian Goodman (ex OXO Tower Bar head bar guy). So you know both bases are well covered. It’s got an airy industrial-style farmhouse vibe, with purposely wonky wooden tables, high ceilings and fresh white walls. It’s super friendly and laid-back, even your pooch is welcome, with a designated area up the front. The cocktail list is short and simple. No showy fireworks, but Ian has worked some real magic here with the flavours, which are deliciously well balanced. Or if that’s not your style, get stuck into the ‘wine cave’ where there's also tasting sessions… On to the food, it’s all about hearty, British-style no-fuss dishes – done just right. Thanks, partly to their badass Betha Oven which the dishes a slight charcoal-y flavour – yum. We love the grilled baby chicken, with agre dolce & Borettane onion, tender and juicy. Come with a meathead, they’ll be all over this. Make sure you save space for the dessert and booze pairing menu – go for a glass of Evangelista Ratafia, paired with the Bertha grilled nectarines, Amaretti & mascarpone – it’s too good.


By Hannah Grace Lodge


16 Victory Parade, East Village, London E20 1FS, UK Stratford Tel: 020 8534 4579


Sunday 12:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00
Wednesday 17:00 - 23:00
Thursday 17:00 - 23:00
Friday 12:00 - 00:00
Saturday 12:00 - 00:00
Monday closed


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