Silo | An innovative, zero-waste Hackney restaurant
Doug McMaster likes to reuse everything where he can.
In fact, he’s even recycling his restaurants.
Because this summer he’s taking his zero-waste Brighton eatery Silo, and moving it to London – specifically next to the CRATE brewery in Hackney – while reopening the Brighton space as a whole new concept.
The people at Silo take that whole ‘zero-waste’ thing quite seriously, by the way: they’ve even started to recycle their glasses back into sand in order to make crockery for the place. There’s also an on-site brewery specifically designed to turn leftover plants & herbs into fermented drinks. They churn their own butter, mill their own flour, and their tables are made from former floor tiles.
The menu is, obviously, nose-to-tail eating, and you’ll find their menu populated by inventive dishes like mackerel tartare with miso, or pumpkin seed ice cream with fig leaf.
Which should cover the basics.
NOTE: Silo is planned to open in London this summer. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can find out more at Silo Brighton’s website right HERE.
Silo | Unit 14, Queens Yard, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
Want a closer look at CRATE Brewery? Head on over to one of their tours.