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Hackney’s got a new smallest wine bar, thanks to the Pidgin duo

Barbershop by day, and Hackney’s tiniest wine bar by night - newly opened Enfant Terrible couldn’t be more suited to its East London location.

Headed up by the owners of the nearby set-menu-only Michelin-starred restaurant Pidgin, Enfant Terrible is “a gonzo take on the tiny wine bars of Paris” where you can “eat a tin of smoked oysters and some epoisses while drinking a bunch of wine” they say, which sounds damn good to us.

The wine list will change daily, and start from £4.50 a glass, and there’ll also be a handful of cocktails like the Pidgin G+T or a Smoke off the Mountain. There’ll also be a selection of small but perfectly formed plates of bar snacks to keep you going through your visit - though you’ll have to get there early, as with only 12 stools, space will be limited. Those include:

  • Tin of smoked oysters, chilli crisp and lime (£6)
  • Mutton tartare, roasted rice, brown butter, fish sauce (£8)
  • Truffled tunworth, brioche, caramelized shallot, endive and orange (£8)
  • Cognac and kampot pepper caramel brownie (£4).

Plus, we’re rather interested in the rotating croque special, starting with sausage, epoisses, pickled onion and sauce vin rouge “pho” for dipping.

Enfant Terrible is at 51 Greenwood Road, Hackney, E8 1NT and is open Thursday - Sunday 6pm - 11pm. Follow Enfant Terrible on Twitter @ETbarlondon

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