A contemporary brasserie run by a former fashion model in the shabby, increasingly chic environs of Dalston, Floyd’s should be enormously irritating. But with a certain charm and some serious know-how in the kitchen, Konrad Lindholm and his team are pulling it off. A pretty pale blue-painted space with shelves of books here, Middle Eastern tiles there and flowers on every wooden table set the scene.
The staff are easy-going and the menu competently covers the bases, from breakfast through mains to snacks and puddings – the combination successfully pulls in the regulars. We stopped by for a late lunch and had a chilled cucumber and yoghurt soup, which is easy to get wrong but here was spot-on: tart and sweet, heady with garlic and a hint of dill, scattered with chives and slicked with olive oil.
The soup could have done with some accompanying bread, but this minor blip was forgiven with the arrival of a towering plate of ingenious courgette linguine with almond and parsley pesto, nutty wild mushrooms, rocket and parmesan – a juicy plateful of deep flavours offering all the pleasures of pasta with none of the carb coma. A definite winner.
89 Shacklewell Lane
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed noon-3pm; Thur-Sat 6-11.30pm. Sat brunch 11am-4pm|
|Transport:||Tube: Dalston Kingsland rail|
|Price:||Main courses £10-£12.80. Meal for two with drinks and service: around £50.|
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Visited Floyd's once with a friend and loved the vegetarian and pescatarian brunch boards and an incredible watermelon bellini. I was so impressed I took a group of friends back and sadly Floyds didn't live up to my hype. The portions seemed much smaller and not particularly good value (£13.50 for a small portion of courgette linguine - definitely not satisfying enough if you aren't having starters and sides). Real shame because this place has lots of potential, just seems to be priced a couple of pounds too much on a lot of the dishes.
Cute Place. Delicious Food. Friendly staff. Great little neighbourhood restaurant. I'll be back for sure!
Great low key spot, hot date material, attractive staff. Menu is always changing and exciting. Once had pigeon breast with dark chocolate red wine sauce. Smashin.
Fresh good quality stuff, worth the loot.
Fabulous food! Keep coming back. Great menu which changes regularly. All cooked to perfection with excellent wines and discerning choice of cocktails. Service friendly and coolly casual. A great find and place to treat those closest to you!
Very nice place. Delicious. One of my favourite restaurants. Everything was tasty. And the staff are very nice too.
Visiting london from australia we discovered floyd and its amazing food! Creativity and excellence combined.
I cant wait to go back!
I was there with a bunch of friends. The food was cold when it arrived at the table and nothing special. Staff was friendly at the beginning but it dropped when we asked the bill to be split individually ( even though she got more service charge in the end) Very disappointing experience won't go back again.
I came across Floyds one evening and was luckily enough to get a table for two right by the window. The staff were extremely friendly and warm, even answeing the most uneccesary questions from my girlfriend! The menu was so good we found it hard to chose so we ended up sharing most of our dishes. We were only looking to have a quick meal with a couple of courses that night but ended up getting all three! Fantastic place with great food and really relaxing atmosphere. Definitely going back.
I come to Floyds almost every week. I always discover new things. The menu seems to change all the time, and it is usually a surprise to me with the flavours. I enjoy seeing seasonal things each time i have been and it always looks fresh. Its gets noisy sometimes though, but at least the music taste is good.
We went to Floyd's for the first time last weekend and it's been a while since I've been somewhere so consistently good. The food was great, everything we had was fabulous. The service was friendly but not 'in your face', and the atmosphere was lovely. To top it off, some of the best cocktails I've ever had. We will definitely be back.
I visited Floyds in the afternoon (3/10/13), and the initial impression was great. Sadly it was purely downhill from there. We ordered our food (the two most expensive options on the menu) and looked forward to eating the highly regarded food. When the food arrived, the pork dish was clearly lacking the advertised potatoes and was instead sewrved on a bed of beans. When I questioned this, the waiter said I was mis-informed.