Stoney Street | Seasonal Small Plates In Borough
After absolutely mastering the world of porridge, the people behind 26 Grains decided to turn their attentions to something a little more solid.
And there isn’t a much more appropriate place than Stoney Street.
Mostly, because it literally carves a path through Borough Market. It’s about half way down its length that you’ll find this bright all-day restaurant (a few yards from BAO). Inside, it all feels very casual and welcoming, with everything stripped back to the essentials, from the brushed concrete floor, to the simple marble table tops (lit by candles every evening). And, tables aside, you’ve also got the choice of two countertops to dine from – one overlooking the kitchen, and the other giving you a view of the market.
Breakfast offerings include a wealth of pastries, plus the likes of crèpes that are topped by autumn plums and rosemary sugar and made with Øland wheat (it’s what they use in Copenhagen’s NOMA); or a roast Kuri squash galette with Colston Bassett Stilton. Of course, you can also get their famous porridge, which has a mere six different grains, plus spiced pear, bergamot cream, and some honey & fennel granola.
Lunchables & dinner goods take the form of small plates with head chef Harriet Inman putting together the likes of baked spaghetti squash with fermented fava bean butter & Hafod Cheddar, for instance. Of course, if you’re into something a little bigger, you can score some pheasant with bread sauce and charred beetroot stems.
For dessert, things really get creative: there’s a Pump Street chocolate mousse with olive oil and frozen white chocolate, and olive oil. Or, if you’re a traditionalist, you can have the brown sugar walnut meringues with fig molasses cream.
Of course, having two bars means at least one of them serves booze, and you’ll find five reds, five whites, and an orange wine on offer, plus botanical cocktails like a Bergamot Sour, or a Hibiscus Margarita. And if you want anything else, well…
..the Market’s just a stone’s throw away.
NOTE: Stoney Street is open daily from breakfast to dinner (closed Sunday). You can see the full menu, and make a booking at their website right HERE.
Stoney Street by 26 Grains | 2-3 Stoney Street, SE1 9AA
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