Cosy Fine Dining
Closed
££££
Imperial Wharf
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Dojo rating
9/10

We're not entirely sure what 'neighbourhood restaurant' means, but we think Harlequin might be one judging by the couples, families and happy locals calmly sharing delectable foodstuffs, bathed in candlelight. Run by three lads with a penchant for fine foods (and flippin' lovely service), Harlequin is the younger sister of Hackney babe Nest, and on a similar level of deliciousness. Dinner here consists of a five-course set menu. It's seen to by the clever hands of Chef James who plates up all sorts of original and delightful grub inspired by seasonal British goods and his South African heritage. Each course was a delight, from a succulent and crisp onion tart dripping with cheese, to a plate of baked celeriac, leeks, shallots and hazelnuts. Everything on the plate is carefully balanced, all the way down to the vinegar on a salad garnish. We got quite emosh' over a warm English muffin spread with butter, bacon jam and a cured egg yolk - the kind of heavenly decadence that would have Nigella Lawson rubbing the shelves of her pantry late at night. Yep it's sexy stuff.

Telephone020 7736 7169
Hours
MonClosed
TueClosed
Wed
18:00 - 21:30
Thu
18:00 - 21:30
Fri
18:00 - 21:30
Sat
18:00 - 21:30
SunClosed
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