The Waterhouse Project
Where do you go after a stint cheffing for one of the world's most acclaimed restaurants Galvin La Chapelle? If you're Gabriel Waterhouse, it's to a gorgeous industrial space in Hackney to serve hungry punters your accessible take on fine dining. Waterhouse's namesake supper club started out in the chef's Bethnal Green home before bouncing around cafés across city. It's now found a semi-permanent canal-side space, filled with wooden banquet tables, fairy lights, and some seriously enviable flora. For 75 smackers, you'll get a seven-course tasting menu with wine pairing and an aperitif. Each course is pretty stunning - though the menu changes seasonally, you can always expect innovative flavours that wouldn't look out of place on a Michelin-starred menu. We tucked into a beaut' flamed mackerel with parsley puree and pickled gooseberries, a delightfully fragrant lamb pastille with aubergine and cumin puree, and five more courses of deliciousness. With an excellent wine selection and atmosphere to boot, this one's well worth the slightly-above-ave price tag.