Silo | An innovative, zero-waste Hackney restaurant

This zero-waste restaurant is about to recycle itself


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 next month 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 it 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 due to open on 5th November. We’ll be back then with the full scoop. In the meantime, you can find out more, and book (from 21st October) 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.


Queen's Yard, Hackney Wick, Hackney Wick, E9 5EN
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