Squid Kitchen Now Open | Hackney Kitchen + Bar Residency
Squid Kitchen -Street Food Sensation
Come and get your squid on with streetfood sensation Squid Kitchen’s new kitchen residency at café 119 Lower Clapton in Hackney, where they are firing up some Spanish sizzle this autumn. Expect tapas and tipples aplenty in East London, throughout October and November 2016 where treats are inspired by the vibrant food markets of Madrid.
Squid Kitchen is excited to announce its first full venue kitchen and bar takeover since launching in 2014. Growing from a food market stall trading at Partridges in Chelsea, and followed quickly by a series of successful residencies including The King & Co. in Clapham which was listed in the Evening Standard’s ‘Top 5 Kitchen Takeovers’, September 2015.
The casual dining environment offers a relaxed, authentic experience, perfect for delving into a range of flavoursome small plates, or for enjoying a bar snack accompanied by a glass of Rioja.
Guests are invited to feast on a selection of traditional small plates with a contemporary twist showcasing a fresh perspective on London’s tapas offerings. Enjoy rustic Spanish grub including ‘Slow Cooked Chorizo with paprika, piquillo peppers and sherry vinegar chickpeas’ (£6.50), ‘Beetroot, Morcilla & Manchego with walnuts, apple compote and sordough (£8), or a signature ‘Baby Squid Stew with piquillo peppers and pinto beans’ accompanied by garlic toast perfect for mopping up (£7.50).
Highlights from the bar snacks include ‘Spinach & Chickpea Fritters with Aioli’ (£4) and ‘Chorizo, Apple & Thyme Sausage Roll’ (£3), while treats feature a ‘Tarte de Santiago’ an almond tart with vanilla cream, and weekly changing ‘Spanish Cheese’ paired with fig jam and walnuts, both at £5.50.
A red and white house Rioja from the Sonsierra and Valle de Jubera regions (glass £5.50, bottle £22), features on the drinks list alongside locally-brewed craft cerveza from Beavertown Brewery (£4.50) and Umbrella Brewery (£4), as well as Square Root Soda (£2.50) handmade in Hackney. A choice of 2 refreshing gin-based cocktails include White Sangria (£7) or a Spanish G&T made with orange bitters and orange zest (£7) to give guests a taste of Madrid’s mercado.
Squid Kitchen is open 7 to 11pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, until 26 November.
Walk-ins are welcome or purchase a £30 ticket which includes a welcome cocktail, bar snacks, 3 small plates and pudding, per person and ensures guaranteed seating. For reservations please email firstname.lastname@example.org.