Setting up shop in a Hackney backstreet, Pidgin saw supperclub host James Ramsden team up with Sam Herlihy to create the kind of place that won plaudits from critics and locals alike. Pidgin has a weekly changing set menu that is about as seasonal as it gets. A perfect neighbourhood restaurant, in that you could come back week after week and never have the same dish twice, it's also worth crossing town for too.
Address: 52 Wilton Way , London E8 1BG
Telephone number: 020 7254 8311
Nearest station: Hackney Central station
Critic reviews - total score 8 out of 10