New-wave wine bar and restaurant focusing on entirely natural and biodynamic wines. Each plate more delicious than the last.
- 277 Hackney Road, London, E2 8NA
- +44 (0) 20 7686 9535
- Opening Times
- Mon-Tue CLOSED
Wine Bar & Dining Room
Sun 12.00–17.00 & 19.00–23.00
- Insider Information
- Always book. This place gets busy.
Evening Standard Says…
Were money no object and with a suitably large group of friends it would be possible to conduct several vertical tastings from some of the most accomplished producers in the world of biodynamic wines. Le Coste from Lazio in central Italy has a whole page to itself of bottles “wild and full of detail, fascinating and pure, contemplative and delicious”.Read more…
The Guardian Says…
The Laughing Heart is one of the new breed of wine bars that are enjoying something of a starry moment right now, just about the only good news from 2016. Rather than plonk and pasta, they offer long, thoughtful, risk-taking wine lists and proper cooking in jovial, unstuffy environments: the sort of place in which I’d happily piss away the rest of my days...The fact that it’s often open until the dangerous hours of the morning is evidence of that hospitality – we leave at nearly one-ish, and people are still piling through the doors. There’s some singing. A lot of drinking (not all of it from us). And, yes, a whole lot of unbuttoned, big-hearted fun.Read more…
Hot Dinners Says…
Here's an East London opening you can expect to see the critics beating a path to soon. The Laughing Heart is a new late night wine bar, dining room and offy. So far, so very Hackney. But it's the folk behind it you need to take note of.Read more…
It's run by Australian Charlie Mellor who has been working on the floor at P Franco, Elliot's, Brawn and Primeur. Head chef is Tom Anglesea who comes here via Chiltern Firehouse, The Red Lion Inn, Rockpool, and Per Se. Front of house is Cedric Maillard who used to be Head Sommelier at Sager + Wilde. A pretty impressive team then. And what will make it an immediate hit with London's restaurant folk is that the kitchen will be open till 1am and the bar/off licence until 2am.