The menu is classily British, a style of cooking perfected by Mark Bloom, co-owner, during his time working with Jeremy King and Chris Corbin across several of the restaurants in their portfolio, including The Wolseley, Brasserie Zédel and Colbert. Dishes you absolutely cannot pass include Hot and Sticky Ribs and Wings; Fried Sea Bream with grilled baby gem, sliver skin onions, peas with cream sauce, and Grilled Lamb Barnsley Chop with broad beans and onion. We didn’t try a pie as it was hotter than Australia in January when we visited, but we’re told they are the real showstoppers.
The space is beautiful, it’s designed to look at feel like home. You arrive at what may well be my dream kitchen before stepping into the restaurant and garden. The garden is something pretty special, the space has scandi furniture, woven monochrome rugs and an outdoor fireplace. The roof rolls back, so if it’s a scorching summer’s day like it was when we visited you can sit outside and enjoy the sun on your shoulder.
At the helm of the kitchen is Head Chef Luke Spencer, previous Sous Chef of Tramshed who has devised a menu celebrating the best of British home-cooking. All dishes are all available for 1, 2 or 4 people, meaning that a table could all share the same dish just as they would at home. Drinks served include wine and cocktails, such as Pimms, a classic British Bramble, and a selection of G&Ts served in teapots for sharing as well as local Hackney beers.
The restaurant is open daily and we’re told they also do brunch. While there are lots of restaurants neighbouring Victoria Park there are few as good as this, so turn the corner from Lauriston Village and pop in to Fayre Share.
178-180 Victoria Park Road, London, E9 7HD