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.