The small plate, wine bar style menu is all about sharing. Highlights were the simple yet obscenely good Kohlrabi with za’atar, dill and cultured cream and Burrata with oak roasted carrot and hazelnut. Larger plates offered a delicate Cornish Mackerel topped with parsley with anchovy and lemon, and a tender Beef Short Rib with rich masterstock, horseradish and butter-pickled onions. The only dish not to blow us away, mainly for the fact that it nearly blew our heads off, was the incredibly spicy Smoked Goat Flatbread which had more heat than flavour.
The cocktail menu stands out alongside the food. There are classics with a bit of a trendy east London twist. Therese a Garibaldi Frappé; Italian bitters, orange, sherbet and vodka, Mexican Breakfast; spiced peach, apricot, lemon, tequila, egg white, and the barkeep’s proclaimed showstopper 24 Carat Colada, served to share with pineapple, coconut water, yuzu, blend of rums and sunshine vibes.
Skip the curries on the Brick lane and get your butt into Hopscotch, you’ll be raving to your friends about it the next day. The service alone will have you swooning.
202 Brick Lane, London, E1 6SA