Here East is located by the pretty Lee canalside and boasts awesome bars and restaurants. in Hackney Wick It is a hidden gem with a relaxed atmosphere and vibe.
The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club has a laid back and comfortable atmosphere which is reflected in the waiters, decor and music. We tucked into the Disco Fries with pulled pork, bacon, avocado hollandaise, beer cheese, eggs, fries, chimichurri, spring onion (£9) and the Butternut Shakshuka Benedict (£9.50). The avocado gave the Disco Fries some great textures and the pulled pork was deliciously tender.
The Butternut Shakshuka Benedict was a great twist on a brunch dish. The waffles were fantastic and the chilli and cheddar really gave them a more savoury twist to traditional waffles and a subtle spicy kick to the dish overall. The poached eggs were perfectly formed, exploding open with the touch of a knife!
Cocktail wise we had the Summer Loving: Captain Morgan white rum, strawberry & lime frozen (£7) and the Club Mojito: Ketel One Citreon Vodka , honey, lemon, orange, mint (£7). I always love a frozen cocktail so the Summer Loving was a real treat for me!
For dessert, we opted for the Pancakes and Berries: 4 pancakes, berries, maple syrup and vanilla cream (£5) and the Salted Caramel Banoffee Pancakes: 4 pancakes, bananas, vanilla cream, salted caramel and chocolate sauce (£5). The pancakes were soft, fluffy and warm and an absolute dream. The fruit was so fresh and the cream was thick and sweet!
This is a fantastic restaurant in Hackney Wick offering a fantastic menu at affordable prices with a great atmosphere!
East London Girl: The Breakfast Club
Gotto is an independent Trattoria in canalside Hackney Wick. It offers rustic Italian food with homemade Vermouth and craft beer on tap and is their second restaurant in London alongside Mele e Pere in Soho.
The decor is stripped back with an industrial feel and amazing graffiti on the walls, reflecting the vibe of Hackney Wick. Gotto offers a small menu (which Gordon Ramsey loves) with some signature dishes.
The antipasti was an impressive selection and we could have gone for it all! The Lamb meatballs with pecorino cheese (£6) was a fantastic portion for the price with five juicy meatballs in delicious sauce. We were equally impressed with the Burrata, cherry tomatoes and balsamic vinegar (£6.50). It wasn’t too creamy (which is good for me) and the rocket and balsamic were perfect accompaniments.
On to the mains we chose the Potato gnocchi alla Sorrentina (£11) with mozzarella and tomato. Again, it was a very generous portion and reminded me of the dishes I tried in Sorrento! The Tagliatelle with beef ragu (£12) was beautifully presented. For me, it could have done with a bit more flavour and kick to it but the pasta and ragu itself was cooked well.
The Passionfruit pannacotta with fresh raspberry and cherry sorbet (£5.50) was a real highlight. The panncaotta was smooth and actually quite light and we loved the sorbet.
Keep an eye out £10 Tuesdays where you get an antipasti AND a pasta dish! What an absolute bargain
East London Girl: Gotto
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