A Little of What You Fancy

British Restaurant in Dalston
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8 / 10 from 1 review
464 Kingsland Road
E8 4AE
020 7275 0060
Nearest Station
Dalston Junction
0.27 miles
Opening Times
Monday Closed
Tuesday Open 18:30 - Closes 22:00
Wednesday Open 18:30 - Closes 22:00
Thursday Open 18:30 - Closes 22:00
Friday Open 18:30 - Closes 22:00
Saturday Open 10:00 - Closes 22:30
Sunday Open 11:00 - Closes 17:00

Located in the heart of busy Dalston, on Kingsland Road, A Little Of What You Fancy offers meals in the tradition of authentic British food and cooking while also exploring new flavours to create a friendly, relaxed eating place & shrine to fabulous food in the centre of Hackney.

All In London Review

It’s a little bit of what I’ve always fancied for the area

So, Kingsland Road keeps getting more interesting, with new shops, bars and now restaurants diversifying from the many (excellent) Vietnamese choices and slightly sickly looking kebab shops. To add to the award winning Faulkner’s fish and chips comes A Little of What You Fancy, and guess what? It’s a little bit of what I’ve always fancied for the area. Modern British and European food wrapped within in a neat package with urban allotment style interior. Lit by dangling light bulbs that hang above the tables like ideas, the neutrality of the walls is spiced up by piles of fresh veg and mixtures of bread for decor. Overtly friendly, (I was once offered a cup of coffee and shelter from a downpour before it was even open) it’s an interesting sort of place. Multiple head chefs swap throughout the week with each of them bringing their own style to the tiny restaurant helping to defy the norm of what’s going on in the area. Yorkshire rhubarb with whole grilled mackerel, duck breast with sweet and sour cabbage and celeriac, apple and Dijon soup are a few favourites from the past. Main meals are reasonable for the standard at around £14.00 and perhaps the best thing is you’re not in a pub and having to pay these prices. The coffee in the day comes from Square Mile and the cafe serves bacon sandwiches and comfort brunches.

The spoiler for ALOWYF are the carafes that take the wine prices slightly off scale of the rest of the place and make it more special occasion than the pop along place it could or maybe should be.

However, let’s not end on a sour note because with such an adventurous kitchen and such pleasant people involved it should be tried and tested.

Reviewed by T.A.O
Published on Jul 26, 2011

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Dinners before clubbing in Dalston

get your pre-clubbing grub(bing)

It's handy location on Kingsland Road means it's a stone's throw from all the local nightlife. The menu is modern British and European, for instance free range chicken cooked with Spanish dry sherry, served with buttered mash and porcini mushrooms. The restaurant reflects exactly why the new-ish wave of affluent locals flocked to the area - upmarket food in shabby chic surroundings.

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