Fallow is one of the best zero-waste restaurants in the city – and the team behind it have wasted zero time in teeing up their next project.
It comes after having only just opened FOWL, a popup sustainable chicken restaurant in which everything, including the dessert, has chicken in it. That turned out to be so sustainable that it’s now officially permanent. And hot on its heels, they’re getting ready to unveil Roe.
You’ll find it, when it opens this spring, over in Wood Wharf. And after getting their ducks in a row, they decided to put this Roe in a dock (the South Dock to be specific) where it’ll have three floors of space to play with overlooking the canal. It’ll be in good company too, alongside the floating Hawksmoor there.
Like Fallow, it’s named after a breed of native British deer, and like Fallow the general idea is to follow a nose-to-tail and root-to-stem philosophy, running from top-to-bottom thorough the restaurant. And they really mean that – all of the interiors have apparently been 3D printed from plant-based and compostable materials. Seriously. There’s even an “aeroponic green wall system” where they’ll be growing peas, chillis, and Padron peppers, all tended by a permanent gardener.
And as for the menu? Highlights will include:
Maitake Cornish Pasty: Packed with shiitake mushrooms and in-house grown fresh thyme.
Baked Potato: Yes, a baked potato. Only cooked in rich kombu stock, jazzed up with a walnut and truffle ketchup and finished with a crispy seaweed topping.
Black Pudding & Pork Belly Skewers: These bad boys will be glazed in a tangy fermented plum sauce.
Roe’s Venison Mixed Grill: Three ways to enjoy venison – a grilled marinated haunch, melt-in-your-mouth confit shoulder, and a juicy venison skewer.
There’ll be plenty of flatbreads too, and you can expect some inventive uses of otherwise-wasted ingredients which, like their signature cod’s head, can become the best things on the menu in their own right when it opens.
And we’ll have front Roe seats.
NOTE: Roe is set to open sometime this spring. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can find out more at the website right here.
Roe | Five Park Drive, Wood Wharf, E14 9GG
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