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The man behind Dock Kitchen is opening his second restaurant in Dalston in Spring. It'll be an Italian restaurant, comprised of local British ingredients and will have a wine bar attached too (from the people behind Milk & Honey).

Restaurant details

434 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA
Nearest station: Dalston Junction
Telephone number: 020 7249 9081
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434 Kingsland Rd, London E8 4AA


Critic reviews - total score 7 out of 10

Critics' score: 6
Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed on August 17, 2014
"There’s a buzz and clatter of the sort that would upset elders of the tribe who have lost the top end of their hearing, but which pleases the Haggerston crowd. There’s also a great proposition. But right now it’s not being delivered. I wanted so very much to love it. And I couldn’t." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 7.5
Giles Coren Times
Reviewed by May 10, 2014
"The widely adored Stevie Parle of Dock Kitchen (and formerly the River Café) has put together a tight, edgy Italian menu of what Jonathan calls “small plates that aren’t for sharing”." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8.5
Amol Rajan Independent
Reviewed on May 25, 2014
"Henry and Eve, our companions tonight, are certainly impressed; and my wife, who has higher standards than me, in food matters at least, says this grub is really good." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on April 16, 2014
"...standing head and shoulders above the array is pig’s head terrine in a crisp coating spread with a purée of Mostarda di Cremona. I want to take more than the one little cube that is my fair share." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 8
Celia Plender Time Out
Reviewed on April 16, 2014
"Up there with some of the best modern Italian restaurants in London, Rotorino’s a great addition to any Dalston portfolio." READ REVIEW