Adam & Eve
Time Out says
Trendy drinking destination in Homerton. Cornish cuisine makes up most of the pub grub, with real ales from the Atlantic coast as well as the heart of Hackney.
Would you believe it? Homerton’s become a fashionable drinking destination. In fact, you could even plan yourself a little E9 pub crawl, stopping off at the Plough, the Gun, the enduring Elderfield, the Jackdaw & Star and this recently reopened pub. It’s massive: you could bring your pals, their pals and everyone they know on Facebook and there’d still be room to use the pool tables.
The pub was rebuilt in 1915 with inimitable wartime sobriety, resulting in an understated space largely untouched by the varied fashions of the following century.
There’s a strong Cornish connection: meat, fish and veg arrives from the south-west daily, before being used in superior pub dishes. Our burger was pepped up with a sharp sweetcorn relish, a specials board listed autumnal bacon chop with sauerkraut and a bowl of pickled veg included mini carrots, almonds and cucumbers.
There’s a happy hour, which offers selected pints, house wines and bloody marys at £3. Drinks are a Hackney/Cornwall combo too, with real ales from the Atlantic coast as well as the grubby heart of Hackney (Five Points pale ale, £3.90 a pint). Fortunately, that’s where the Cornish connection ends – outsiders are made welcome and it doesn’t take hours to get there. Plus it’s doubtful anyone has a second home in Homerton, up-and-coming though it may well be.
155 Homerton High St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed 4-11pm; Thur 4pm-midnight; Fri, Sat noon-1am; Sun noon-11pm|
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Average User Rating
4.2 / 5
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It's a Hipster rethink of an old style locals pub with none of the charm. Most of the seats are uncomfortable the drinks are far too expensive and the range of beers is pretty bad. The food sounds nice but when it arrives just isn't that great. It's around the corner from me and I walk an extra 15 minutes to avoid going in here.
Especially bad are the DJs in there on occasion who must be mates with the managers because unless you like music played throughout the whole pub when only a small portion of people are engaging with them then this place won't be for you.
There are better gentrified pubs with nicer food at better prices and a better range of beer. Can't recommend.
I am truly sorry because I used to be a regular in this pub. The pub itself looks great, food is ok, bit pricey, but that's East London. I was there yesterday. I asked if they can make a Campari-spritz, and the bartender said yes. Then he asked me if I wanted just Campari and soda or prosecco as well (??!!). So I said, with prosecco of course (as per recipe). I had two more drinks in the same order so at first, I didn't notice how high the bill was, and I paid straight away, £25! When I realized, I asked how much was for the single drinks, to discover that I was being charged £15 for the Campari-Spritz. When I asked "do you think it's normal to charge that much?" they said that it's because the drink is not in their menu, so they had to charge me for a double Campari plus a glass of prosecco. 3 drinks in 1! This is so unprofessional, and of course, they could have warned me in advance.
Nice beer garden. Great hangout in the summer. Still do fully understand the strange 'L' shape pool table they have there though.
Great pub which truly has everything - amazing food, sports, great beer garden & Home Brew guys located in the Courtyard.
Fantastic local: combines great food, late opening at the weekend, good mix of people, shows sport on TV, cosy but also lively, great outdoor space and beer garden, two pool tables. Ideal!
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