Oren | Tel-Aviv-Inspired Restaurant In Hackney
After two sell-out residencies – one at Elephant & Castle’s Louie Louie, and the other at Borough Wines in Kensal Rise (the former of which resulted in rave reviews from the likes of Jay Rayner) – chef Oded Oren has decided to go permanent.
He’s taking over what was once Floyd’s on Hackney’s Shacklewell Lane, where, according to his social media accounts, the focus will still be Tel Aviv-inspired sharing plates, crafted ‘using local and sustainable produce‘.
Looking back on his previous residencies, dishes have included things like freshly-baked pitta stuffed with Cornish squid, warm chickpeas, tahini and green harissa; fermented feta and labneh ravioli with smoked tomatoes; and polenta cake with roasted apricots and homemade cardamom ice cream – all of which help to you give you a little taster of what’s to come.
Drinks on the other hand will be looked after by Zeren Wilson, whose CV not only includes Bib Gourmand winner Kiln, and its older sibling Smoking Goat, but also Clapton’s much-loved My Neighbours The Dumplings.
NOTE: Oren will be opening soon on Hackney’s Shacklewell Lane. Their website isn’t yet up and running, however you can stay on top of news by following their Instagram here.
89 Shacklewell Lane, Hackney, London, E8 2EB