True to its name, the food at Rök, which means ‘smoke' in Swedish, draws upon techniques such as brining, pickling and smoking, applying them to top quality British ingredients.
The British meats on the menu are supplied exclusively by award-winning British charcutiers Cobble Lane Cured, who have developed a range of products, including specially prepared meats and charcuterie specifically for the restaurant. Meats are prepared and smoked at the Cobble Lane smokehouse in Islington before being sent to Rök where they are finished on a custom built, charcoal fuelled BBQ – the centerpiece of the kitchen.
Whilst meat makes up a key part of the offer, the team led by consultant chef Matt Young (Barnyard, Aveqia) have also devised an impressive range of salads and vegetarian offerings. Salads such as Charred Broccoli, pumpkin seeds and toasted almonds are available as mains and see the same level of care applied as with the meats. The owners have distilled generations of family recipes and techniques into developing their pickles and ferments jars of which are scattered throughout the restaurant. Expect to see Dill pickle and Seasonal wild mushrooms amongst the list of ever growing options that will rotate throughout the seasons.
The cocktail and wine menu features a small but regularly changing list. Wines are sourced from small producers and selected to match well with the distinct and punchy flavors found across the menu.
26 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3NZ