Time Out says
An intimate pan-Asian spot near the curry end of Brick Lane.
Lying just off Brick Lane, this low-lit restaurant-bar is one you’ll be grateful to enter after running the gauntlet of curry-house hawkers. As you’d expect, Pickled Fred’s fusion menu centres around pickled and preserved food, marked chiefly by North African, Middle Eastern and Asian influences. Think soy, harissa and chermoula: the sort of fiery, punchy flavours that hold their own between rounds of drinks. (Management have probably noted the resounding success of nearby Hopscotch, which delivers a fabulous menu along similar lines.)
Sadly, the grub didn’t quite live up to the flavours promised. While a plate of tiger prawns was nice and garlicky, the harissa-marinated octopus was chewy and little else. The same applied to a slightly chalky plate of roasted cauliflower doused in tahini.
Nay matter. Service was cheerful and swift, and contributed to a cosy atmosphere, while the cocktails weren’t to be scoffed at, the tangy Bamboo Shoot – a mix of gin, manzanilla sherry and pear liquor – in particular. Don’t go to this place for a big meal; opt for nibbles and focus on the drinks list instead. It could result in a whole different kind of pickledness.
61 Hanbury Street
|Transport:||Shoreditch High Street Overground|
|Price:||Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £60|
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This restaurant is one of my favourite restaurants for brunch in London. I love the flatbread they make and serve with the poached eggs - very original! The service is great and the staff is friendly.
What a fantastic find! Great food. Lovely cosy atmosphere. Flatbreads made to suit all tastes. Gluten free and vegan options to suit all. Octopus beautifully tender. Jack fruit scotch egg so exciting.Chermoula aubergine- a great dish and the roasted cauliflower- soo good. The owners are so friendly and make you feel really at home. Ben is a perfect host - welcoming with a smile, always having time to spend with you giving you recommendations,taking the time to explain each dish and will recommend any accompaniments. Such a lovely place to be. Can is a master of cocktails. He has created wonderful cocktails to match the foods and more besides. Our regular venue.
Pickled fred is one of the best places i have been for a very long time, it has a lovely chilled vibe lovely decor the food is great and at a really good price the drinks are great with plenty of different types of cocktails, and one of the best things about pickled fred was the staff they were great really made you feel like you was at home and like you have known them for years so a massive thanks to them for making my night and cant wait to go back. I would really recommend pickled freds for not only a night out but also go to during the day.
I love this place. Cocktails are very unique and the food is incredibly delicious and it’s only couple of seconds walking distance from Bricklane! Apple and sesame fritters made a perfect happy end for our night.
Amazing venue, Me and my family came here for pre christmas dinner. Absolutely loved everything. Service was so friendly. Haven't try the flavours they use in their dishes before.
Jackfruit scotch eggs, Beef shin rendang and Pickled plum sticky rice were so tasty. We will definitely come back here again.
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