NOTE: Sadly, Paradise Garage has now closed.
This tale ends – as all of the best tales do – with a homemade, honey-smoked whisky Manhattan.
It begins, however, with a trip to Paradise Garage…
The first East London outpost of Robin and Sarah Gill’s growing collection of “restaurants there ought to be more of” (which includes both The Dairy and The Manor), it serves relaxed, inventive European bistro food and wine from a bustling open counter kitchen in a converted Bethnal Green railway arch.
It’s worth going for a number of reasons. And that number is six.
1) If you’ve ever been to The Dairy, you probably enjoyed yourself. This place is like that, but in a different location.
2) It’s under a minute’s walk from Bethnal Green underground station, allowing you to reserve your energy for the all-important tasks of eating, drinking and being merry.
3) The head chef is Simon Woodrow, a man whose reputation for culinary creativity manifests itself at Paradise Garage in a deconstructed whole rabbit known as “The All In Picnic”.
4) The wine list is relatively experimental, predominately natural and – trumping the last two points completely – good.
5) There’s an alfresco terrace, an upstairs group bookings area and an open counter kitchen; meaning that you can either enjoy your wine outside, whilst overlooking the restaurant below, or while watching the chefs prepare your meal, and the bartenders prepare your…
6) Homemade, honey-smoked whisky Manhattan.
NOTE: Paradise Garage is sadly now closed.
Paradise Garage | 254 Paradise Row, E2 9LE
Photo Credit – Jonathan Thompson
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