Motley in Whitechapel has an eco-conscious menu and a cracking cocktail list

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What: Motley

In a nutshell: A modern all-day restaurant at the Qbic hotel in Whitechapel

Summing it all up: This Whitechapel restaurant features a eco-conscious menu with a ‘Waste Not’ section that uses leftovers


The low-down

Sustainability is a big topic in the industry at the moment and there’s a new restaurant in Whitechapel that’s taking it very seriously indeed. Motley, which opened at the Qbic hotel in Whitechapel at the start of October is heavy on the veggies and will be keeping food miles low by using local suppliers and markets such as Borough and Broadway Market.

What’s more, they even have a 'Waste Not’ section of the menu that incorporates leftovers. So there’s a potato peel and leek ends soup, and a leftover potato hash with bruised tomato ketchup and fried eggs.

It’s not all about leftovers however, and the regular menu features some pretty tempting things too. There’s charred tenderstem broccoli with Beluga lentils, and tahini labneh; Baby back ribs in a roasted peanut sauce and autumn slaw; Naked superfood avocado burger with beetroot patty, lettuce, pickled red onion and chickpea mayonnaise; and the Motley fish and chips with battered codling, salt and pepper squid, tempura prawns and tartare sauce.

For dessert they’re sticking to the classics with Sticky toffee pudding and vanilla ice cream, and Eton mess with lemon curd and blackberries.

In charge of the cocktail list is Dan Berger (former Head of Bars at The Ned) and includes the likes of the Cherry Old Fashioned and the delicious-sounding 'Fig Leaf Margarita’ made from tequila, fig, lime, cinnamon salt.


More about Motley

Where is it? 42 Adler Street, Whitechapel, London E1 1EE

When does it open? Open now

How to book : Book online

Find out more: Visit their website or follow them on Instagram @motley.bar


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