Located 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!
Cuisine style: Modern European
Dinner for two (excluding drinks): £50
The White Rabbit
15-16 Bradbury Street
London, N16 8JN
Phone: 020 7682 0163