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The Vincent

Restaurants, American Hackney
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

An all-day eatery from the team behind the Sebright Arms.

Unlike the once-shabby, now-glorious Sebright Arms, this is not a pubby tale of rags to riches. This time round, the team behind that fab East End boozer has gone straight in at the posh end. The Vincent sits beneath one of those shiny towers of £500k flats, but don’t let that put you off. It’s a sheeny café-restaurant serving up brunch, dinner and drinks that juts out below the apartments above like a light-filled conservatory. Ginormous windows, plants and lovely community references quickly whisk your mind away from the housing crisis. It’s laidback and bright, with a focus on doing the simple things really well.

A heap of bright yellow kedgeree kicked things off nicely, big chunks of smoked haddock undercut by a tangy mango salsa. Deliciously hangover-curing in every way. A plate of waffles crowned with bacon and golden fried chicken was equally ace – covered in maple syrup and easily the chunkiest thing on the menu.

Saying all that, there’s definitely a vegetarian-vegan theme going on. The ‘vedgeree’ alternative was proudly declared; we were told the vegan meatballs are popular; and you have to pay extra for actual meat with your full English (you’ve been warned). But it was the £2 bottomless coffee that ultimately won me over. Unlike the flats above, everything here is good value. And despite the slightly sterile location, The Vincent totally shines.

 

By: Phoebe Trimingham

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Address: 2 Atkins Square
Hackney
London
E8 1FA
Transport: Hackney Downs Overground.
Price: Dinner for two with drinks and service: around £70.
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Tastemaker

I popped into here for takeaway last Friday night and for the Vegeree- sweet potato balls with halloumi and golden beetroot on curried rice and raisins- as well as a slice of the incredible-looking chocolate- and avo-cake for takeaway. The staff was incredibly nice and the atmosphere is also pleasant; good background music that is not too loud, soft lighting and very airy with high ceilings. The prices are also perfect- nothing over a tenner! The Vegeree was fantastic: the sweet potato balls in particular were creamy and so tastily spiced. This exemplifies how great veg food doesn’t have to be pricey. The cakes, including the one I picked, look incredible on display, glazed and coated with frosting. I was given a thick slice. Thankfully no evidence of avo taste; it tasted chocolatey enough but wasn’t the best cake I’ve ever had with the base a bit dry. I would def return for the Vegeree!! There’s also a huge bottled cider offering as well as mixed drinks.

tastemaker

Great light and airy eatery. I would recommend the bottomless brunch. Great range of vegetarian/vegan options and gluten free. Staff were friendly and always on the ball. Able to mix your bottomless drinks. We had to keep en eye on the time as there is no warning when the bottomless time is coming to an end. All in all a great place for a spot of brunch.

tastemaker

If you are look for a reasonable brunch in Hackney this is the place. Brilliant menu with a variety of brunch options from Havus Racheros to a full English. We had the unlimited prosecco and they didn't stop the glasses from going dry.

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