LINO is a new restaurant and bar opening near the Barbican this November.
And ironically, it looks set to be perfect for a night on the tiles.
The place itself is set in a former lino and carpet factory, hidden behind Smithfield Market. The exterior’s still clad with the original glazed tiling and huge factory doors, while the inside has been renovated into a stylish, airy dining room, centrepieced by a polished wood, clover leaf-shaped bar stacked with house infusions and ferments, and independent craft spirits.
To say it’s hotly anticipated is an understatement; the man on the pans is Richard Falk, formerly head chef at iconic Clapham eatery, The Dairy. He’ll be focussing on sustainability, with low-waste ingredients going into European-influenced dishes like Sauerkraut and Montgomery cheddar croquettes, and Belted Galloway wing rib of beef, with oxtail and potato tart to share. Even the leftovers are getting whipped into something special, like the croissant ice cream and coffee dessert, made from extra pastries from breakfast.
A concept that might be unfamiliar to some.
NOTE: LINO is set to open on November 22nd. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can find out more on their website right HERE.
LINO | 90 Bartholomew Close, EC1A 7BN