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TWO LIGHTS

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TWO LIGHTS

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WHO
Michelin-starred head chef Chase Lovecky and the team behind Shoreditch’s beloved fine dining fix The Clove Club and Clerkenwell’s Italian Luca have opened a neighbourhood restaurant that introduces London to modern American cuisine in the form of sharing plates.

FOOD
Crispy beef-fat-fried potato chips with crab and thick mayonnaise – £3.50 each
A rustic half head of lettuce topped with salty Caesar dressing, croutons that’ll have you fearing for your teeth (in a good way), shavings of melting Grana Padano and ground pepper – £4
A fine plate of grilled beetroots mingling with fresh strawberries on a bed of stracciatella, topped with preserved lemon rind and dill that’ll make you think of grandma’s garden – £8
Fresh rye rigatoni melting into tender pulled brisket ragù, with a delicious surprise: mustard seeds – £10.50
A bowl of baked white asparagus, zesty hollandaise sauce and three types of wild meaty mushrooms (nature is crazy) with egg yolk hidden in a dash of umami broth – £14.50

DRINKS
A tiny menu of natural wines from deliciously funky producers – ask for the specialties or you may miss out!
A 2015 Jaroslav Osička Pinot gris, a hand-harvested orange wine with lemon and caramel notes from Slovakia served by the glass – £9
Moraza Dia Sol, an unoaked Rioja blanco from the Viura grape – £9

DECOR
Their photography campaign was inspired by Martin Parr and the interiors reflect that richly saturated but unfussy American diner style. Bistro tables contrast with wood and navy blue tones – probably the most quintessential bistro colour ever. Eternally hip ceramic tableware and a forest of plants make for a contemporary chic feel.

NOISE
Mostly cool tunes and 90s hits. We Shazamed Dillinger’s Cocaine in my Brain.

SEATING
Three options present themselves here: choose between sitting at bar-height to watch passers-by on the busy Kingsland Road or gazing inwards for a sneak peak of the open kitchen with its impressive stone oven. For those who slouch without a backrest, there are plenty of tables with similar vistas.

VIBE
Luckily, this is not a Michelin-starred restaurant, despite the chef’s talent. A lunch menu with a smug sandwich and drink selection for a fair £11.50 is offered every day, in keeping with a sense of Dalston authenticity.

SERVICE
Typically included.

WOULD RECOMMEND
Definitely, but we wouldn’t take our vegan friends here. Or anybody on a diet for that matter. 

WHO
Michelin-starred head chef Chase Lovecky and the team behind Shoreditch’s beloved fine dining fix The Clove Club and Clerkenwell’s Italian Luca have opened a neighbourhood restaurant that introduces London to modern American cuisine in the form of sharing plates.

FOOD
Crispy beef-fat-fried potato chips with crab and thick mayonnaise – £3.50 each
A rustic half head of lettuce topped with salty Caesar dressing, croutons that’ll have you fearing for your teeth (in a good way), shavings of melting Grana Padano and ground pepper – £4
A fine plate of grilled beetroots mingling with fresh strawberries on a bed of stracciatella, topped with preserved lemon rind and dill that’ll make you think of grandma’s garden – £8
Fresh rye rigatoni melting into tender pulled brisket ragù, with a delicious surprise: mustard seeds – £10.50
A bowl of baked white asparagus, zesty hollandaise sauce and three types of wild meaty mushrooms (nature is crazy) with egg yolk hidden in a dash of umami broth – £14.50

DRINKS
A tiny menu of natural wines from deliciously funky producers – ask for the specialties or you may miss out!
A 2015 Jaroslav Osička Pinot gris, a hand-harvested orange wine with lemon and caramel notes from Slovakia served by the glass – £9
Moraza Dia Sol, an unoaked Rioja blanco from the Viura grape – £9

DECOR
Their photography campaign was inspired by Martin Parr and the interiors reflect that richly saturated but unfussy American diner style. Bistro tables contrast with wood and navy blue tones – probably the most quintessential bistro colour ever. Eternally hip ceramic tableware and a forest of plants make for a contemporary chic feel.

NOISE
Mostly cool tunes and 90s hits. We Shazamed Dillinger’s Cocaine in my Brain.

SEATING
Three options present themselves here: choose between sitting at bar-height to watch passers-by on the busy Kingsland Road or gazing inwards for a sneak peak of the open kitchen with its impressive stone oven. For those who slouch without a backrest, there are plenty of tables with similar vistas.

VIBE
Luckily, this is not a Michelin-starred restaurant, despite the chef’s talent. A lunch menu with a smug sandwich and drink selection for a fair £11.50 is offered every day, in keeping with a sense of Dalston authenticity.

SERVICE
Typically included.

WOULD RECOMMEND
Definitely, but we wouldn’t take our vegan friends here. Or anybody on a diet for that matter. 

CHEF

Chase Lovecky 

OPENING HOURS

Tuesday to Thursday 5:30p.m. to 11:00p.m. Friday to Sunday 12:00p.m. to 11:00p.m. (10:30p.m. Sunday). Closed Monday.

RESERVATION

A casual walk-in for lunch from Wednesday to Sunday seems to be fine. For dinner from Tuesday to Sunday, you may want to place a reservation or be super jolly and sit by the bar! 

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