Unit G2, Stamford Works, 3 Gillett Street, London, N16 8JH
+4420 3772 6727
Mon-Thu 6pm-Midnight, Fri-Sat 6pm-1am, Sun CLOSED
Best Bars Says...
This is the capital’s first official New Hawaiian Cuisine restaurant, and it’s not taking that title lightly. You’ll find fresh twists on sushi, fiery hurricane popcorn, and delicately flaky yet full-flavoured sambal black cod. Drinks aren’t put on the backbench either.
This spacious ex-warehouse space screams “aloha!” but without wearing a hula-hula skirt or waving coconuts in your face. Sidle straight up to the bar and crack on with The Luscious Lana’i (St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur with Frog’s pineapple sorbet & prosecco), served like a slushy it’s a clear crowd pleaser.
Pond was bloody great. Probably one of my favourite dinners of 2014 so far...The food at Pond is marvellous. The Smokin Cow is an enormous, Desperate Dan portion of smoky, melting beef rib on sweet roasted garlic mash. I’d like to thank the chef personally for bringing okonomiyaki into my life. Imagine a Japanese-influenced savoury pancake/omelette/pizza made with eggs, flour, cabbage and, at Pond, pineapple and Spam. Yes, I know, Spam!