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The Good Egg

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  • Stoke Newington
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  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Recommended
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

This one-time pop-up has found a permanent home for its all-day breakfasts, burgers and bakes that mix trans-atlantic trends 'from LA to Tel Aviv via London'

Last year a trendy brunch spot called Bad Egg opened in the City. This one is no relation and doesn’t have much to do with eggs – but it is good, very good.

From the slatted bench that runs round one wall, it’s interesting to sit and contemplate what an efficient job the owners have done with a small space – it’s compact but not packed, stylish but not slavishly so, with an open kitchen, bar, high stools and central service stations all fitted in.

A bit of uncertain service was forgiven on this early-days visit, especially once the food started arriving. ‘Plates’ are Middle Eastern-influenced, a real trend at the moment, but it’s convincing. Preserved lemon and feta came on cocktail sticks in a tapas dish, sprinkled with fiery flaked chilli, an update of that ’70s party-nibble favourite cheddar and pineapple. An Iraqi pita had fried aubergine, chopped egg and mango pickle inside airy bread; best of all was za’atar fried chicken – spicy, crunchy and practically competition for your local Chicken Cottage at £5.50. (Everything’s good value – two of us left full after a couple of drinks each for less than £50.) There are bigger dishes like Persian smoked brisket or whole roast cauliflower with tahini and pomegranate.

It’s open all day, with tempting-looking breakfasts ensuring this little space will before long be full morning to night. In a city where too often a new restaurant opening leaves us scratching our heads wondering ‘What were they thinking?’, Good Egg seems to have cracked it.

Written by
Euan Ferguson


93 Stoke Newington Church St
N16 0AS
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