White Rabbit, N16

White Rabbit Interior Shot 300x199 White Rabbit, N16Located in London’s self-appointed centre of all things ‘cool’, Dalston’s White Rabbit has a concept as eclectic as the area’s denizens.  Those who fear the need to put on their skinniest jeans to visit the area need worry not; visiting on a buzzing Friday night, we found White Rabbit to be super-relaxed and affably unselfconscious.

The restaurant itself is simplicity at its best.  Up-cycled furniture and cosy banquettes meets exposed steel beams and the occasional rustic coloured splash of paint on the white canvas.  For those just wanting to just drop by for a cocktail, White Rabbit serves up an array easy going crowd pleasers, including an Elderflower Tom Collins and Mixed Berry Daiquiri.

Sustenance comes in the form of a mix ‘n’ match sharing-plate menu of European dishes with occasional Latin American and Asian touches.   Whilst this may seem a little unfocussed in its culinary approach, a steady stream of entirely delicious dishes shows that Chef Danny Cheetham has grasped an impressive understanding of flavours.

Dishes include an unctuous Pork neck with pickled peach almonds & chicory; succulent Poussin with baby carrots, saffron & a honey bread sauce that I would happily enjoy as a dish on its own; and Hake with wood sorrel, potato dumplings & paprika alioli – a plate so good, we ordered it twice!

With dishes organised as small, medium and large, White Rabbit is just as suited to a quick bite as it is a hearty supper.  Keeping to the laissez-faires style of the venue, your food is brought as out when it is ready, and given the generosity of the portion sizes, we would recommend ordering 3-4 dishes before succumbing to temptation and ordering more!

Food: 4/5
Value: 4/5
Venue: 3/5

Cuisine style: Modern European
Dinner for two (excluding drinks): £50
Cocktails: £9
Wine: £5.20

The White Rabbit
15-16 Bradbury Street
Dalston
London, N16 8JN
Phone: 020 7682 0163
www.whiterabbitdalston.com

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