Category : Club, Restaurant
Address : 11-17 Stoke Newington Road, Hackney, London, N16 8BH, UNITED KINGDOM - Directions
Web : earthackney.co.uk
Opening Times : Mon-Wed: 10am-12am, Thu-Fri: 10am-2am, Sat: 9am-2am, Sun: 10am-1am
Closest Tube : Dalston Kingsland
Entering EartH feels like you‘ve unearthed something radical. It‘s like stumbling onto Tuntanhkamen‘s tomb or Macchu Picchu. The entrance couldn‘t be humbler - a stairway leading up from Stoke Newington Road. But what you uncover is truly astounding - one of London‘s most dynamic events spaces, a 1930s art deco cinema retrofitted to be a concert hall - complete with a full-service bar and restaurant downstairs. EartH Kitchen enlists the talents of Chris Gillard, who formerly served as executive chef at St John.
The dining room at EartH Kitchen is a paragon of East End minimalism. Above the bar a chandelier crafted from fluorescent tubes lends the space a certain edginess, with neo Art Deco wall sconces illuminating the rest. Concert paintings hang along the walls and seats are particoloured with cushy green banquettes and worn wooden tables.
We kicked off our meal with a bottle of Spanish granache and fat, skilfully baked wodges of sourdough. Starters arrived soon after and were the high point of our meal. The pig cheek was crisp porcine perfection and played well with the mustardy cress and shallots. The ox heart was similarly skilfully handled, griddled in jerk seasoning with aubergine and mint leaves. Both mains arrived curry-style with rice: a Ridley Road inspired spinach dahl and Swaledale lamb with butterbeans, squash and pickled raisins.
We were invited back to the stage to watch the gig afterwards and were blown away by the space, the sound and the exacting quality of the production. It‘s easily one of the best places to see music or dance in east London.