This Dalston restaurant bar is based on Japan’s jazz coffee shops (kissaten) where customers go to hear the likes of Thelonious Monk – from whose album this venue takes its name – or more contemporary jazz played on vinyl. There's live music or DJ sets most nights of the week, too.
The dishes on offer range from edamame, lotus root crisps, red cabbage wakame and chicken kara-age to yellowtail sashimi, beef tartare, Iberico pork loin tataki and a selection of temaki and maki. Drinks include beers from Camden Town, Five Points and Brew by Numbers, as well as sake, European wines and a short selection of cocktails.
|Venue name:||Brilliant Corners||Contact:|
470 Kingsland Rd
|Opening hours:||Wed-Sat 5.30pm-midnight; 4-midnight Sun.|
|Transport:||Overground: Dalston Junction.|
|Price:||Meal for two with drinks and service around £60.|
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Average User Rating
4.4 / 5
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- 4 star:3
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I dont think Miss Plender from Time Out understands what Brillant Corners is about. There is nothing random about the music and drinks there. If you can name another place in London where you can enjoy an excellent natural wine for 5 £ a glass while listening to really good music played in what is probably the best hand crafted sound system around please let us know. Please Time Out stop the mainstream choice and open yourself to new destination.
A rare, grown-up bar in Dalston. Low lighting and an excellent drinks list make for a cosy place to spend an evening. Even serves sushi late in to the night on a Sunday. Highly recommend a visit.
Went there randomly a couple of weeks ago escaping from the hyped bars around Dalston Junction, and ended spending the rest of the night there. Ended having excellent sushi (Nigiri i think it was) and drinking the best mezcal I have ever tried. After midninght the tables magically disappeared and I enjoyed one of the best nights out dancing to amazing music (funk, brazilian, tropicalia and more) tothe best sound system ive ever heard in london (excepting some big clubs, but its a different game here) in a very friendly and natural atmosphere. I went there again during the week to have a quieter dinner and enjoy some of the natural wines. Staff is graceful and attentive. Very inspiring place. I heard they do a jazz night every month called played twice, where they play a seminal jazz album back to back to a silent crowd, and then a live jazz band re-interpretates the album. I will not miss the next one! Totally recommend this place for the music, the food and the drinks, the sound! and the lovely athmosphere.
Completely agree with Eve V. This place is awesome and there is nowhere else like it in London as far as I know. Great food and drink at very reasonable prices, brilliant music on an incredible sound system (probably the best in London) and a nice buzzy atmosphere to boot. They also have some fantastic DJs and the place doubles up as a great party spot a bit later at night over the weekend. All in all one of the best spots in London I think
It's not just the food that's brilliant at Brilliant Corners. The quality of the music at this much loved Japanese restaurant, wine bar and audiophile venue is also mouth watering!
watch out for the owner! very weird vibes...end of the evening, we finished our meal and were suddenly asked to leave whilst the rest of the restaurant sat enjoying their drinks...when we asked as to why, we were told that we needed to become friends with him or get a job to stay!