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Fifty Six

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  • Spitalfields

Time Out Says

Small and friendly, with a bustling, comfortable atmosphere and the understated look of a French bistro, Fifty Six is a solid neighbourhood restaurant slap bang in the centre of Newington Green. It’s as popular with chattering groups as it is with lone customers popping in for a solitary snack; service is friendly and the food impressively reliable. For starters, asparagus arrived on a dainty polenta cake accompanied by a zingy salsa, while a breadcrumb-coated potato and leek parcel was pleasingly light and fluffy. The delicate notes of artichoke were somewhat lost amid the more powerful flavours of a cheesy spinach cannelloni main, but the dish was satisfyingly creamy and tasty – and an enormous portion. The wine list is good value, another bonus. Our only quibble was the rash of costly side dishes on an otherwise affordable menu.


56 Newington Green
N16 9PX
Tube: Canonbury or Dalston Kingsland rail/73, 141, 341 bus
Main courses £5-£7.50. Set lunch £6.95 2 courses incl soft drink.
Opening hours:
Meals served 9am-10pm daily.
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