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Hackney’s Shane’s on Chatsworth is a dining experience with a conscience. The focus of this Chatsworth Road restaurant is British fish and game, and of course, great British cheeses. The restaurant’s menu changes based on what’s available fresh. The team are rightly proud of their locally-orientated, sustainably-led menu, and diners are responding. The kitchen serves flavoursome, wholesome and winsome British food to London’s discerning foodies and tourists alike.
Bringing together traditional British ingredients, sourced and supplied by local producers, the team behind this Chatsworth Road special serve Blighty at its best. The menu at Shane’s On Chatsworth is a love song to traditional British classics. Think spatchcock pigeon, Jersey royal risotto, beetroot-cured Scottish salmon and, of course, so much British cheese. The wine list at this Hackney local honours much-maligned British vintages, from vineyards as near as Sussex, and there’s a brunch menu which promises to reinvent the full English (hello, duck, bacon, egg and sausage sandwich!). This is the kind of restaurant London needs.
Hackney’s dining scene has enjoyed something of a renaissance in recent years, with a number of high-end establishments springing up. Shane’s On Chatsworth is a big contender for champion of this change, and its not difficult to see why. Serving diners the best of British (meat and fish from local suppliers are the name of the game here), fresh from local suppliers, is the driving concept behind the success of this London eatery down Chatsworth Road.
Great atmosphere, lovely staff, wrath food and good value. Went with a friend who has coeliacs and the menu was clearly marked for that and other food requirements. Will definitely return.
Great food and a great price, the wine list was also very reasonable and the service was friendly would definitely recommend to others. We had the steak!
All in all an excellent place to come for dinner. The food is brilliant and the atmosphere is friendly and relaxed. I highly recommend Shanes!
Really great food and in a lovely calm atmosphere. The Steak night on Thursday is excellent. Every time I've been here it has been enjoyable.
I think Shane's is overrated and certainly overpriced. It's interesting food, no doubt about that, with some real inventiveness and a commitment to local produce – a little bit "Scandi" in its use of foraged ingredients (lots of lovely wild garlic, nettles, sea purslane, marsh samphire) and the presentation on wooden boards, etc. The word that characterises it, though, is meagre. I slightly resent paying £7 for a negroni that comes in a small primary school-style beaker. More generosity please! My starter of wild rabbit rillettes was fine, but the "pickled vegetables" comprised a single slice of vinegary courgette folded over. Come on! My family's starters were awful: over-salty, slippery smoked salmon pepared with beetroot; and a soft-shell crab in tempura batter, rubbery and with a chewy membrane of a shell beginning to form: not very nice and again meagre, with virtually no crab meat. The mains redeemed the meal (terrific chargrilled steak; a very meaty, rich and savoury dish of rolled, slow-roasted Muntjac deer with buttery dauphinoise potatoes; and perfectly cooked Muscovy duck breast with very more-ish wild garlic butter mash, the best thing on the plate) but the desserts were a bit so-what. My buttermilk and rosemary set cream with rhubarb and buckwheat shortbread stood out, with a very strong rosemary aroma and clean texture. But things like blood orange polenta cake are a little under-ambitious, the kind of thing you might bake at home. The wine we had was fabulous - a soft, raisiny Oltre Passo red from Salento, made with the primitivo grape. Controversially, I think Shane's does drink almost better than food. There's a lovely, curated short menu of whiskies, grappas and other spirits, so maybe go here for a few drinks and a really decent steak. The rest is trying too hard - and at about £120 for a family of three, not the bill you'd expect from a quite modest local bistro.
Intimate cosy restaurant with good quality ingredients and a simple menu. Staff were friendly and attentive. Somewhere to leave coats would have been handy (as it was a small space). But that's splitting hairs really. The atmosphere was muted and comfortable. Fairy lights and vintage mirrors. Feist and Nina Simone played in the background. There were some adventurous pairings of ingredients that totally worked: beetroot cured salmon, herbed set cream. Fully flavoursome food. Thanks guys. A truly enjoyable experience.
Really wanted to like this place based off of reviews. Had a reservation but due to apparent internet issues they didn't have it so we were told to wait 20 minutes. That was all fine, things happen and they were nice enough to give us a beer on the house. We did end up waiting 45 minutes though, and our starters quite cold in the middle when served so had to send those back, partner wasn't impressed with lack of veg options and given how basic the sides were, they were very over priced - one could get more interesting things for less elsewhere. Overall had the impression that kitchen had gotten lazy, with a good looking menu that really disappointed in reality. Service was lovely though!
Saturday lunch surprisingly empty for such a rated venue. Interesting menu well prepared food all 8 dishes well received . Service lacked sparkle and the food was very slow to arrive particularly the main courses given tthe empty restaurant. Hard to imagine the wait when the place is busy. Good on the quality of food , not so impressive on the service. Would try again if we had plenty of time to spare.
We love Shane's and this is why-- cosy atmosphere, kind, friendly and attentive staff, and amazing food. We went here with our parents so they could meet for the first time which of course is a bit nerve wracking, but we wouldn't have taken them anywhere but Shane's. We go all the time and we love it.
Shane's was a great experience, the steak was perfectly cooked as i required. There a lot of average restaurants opening all of the time in Lower Clapton/ Hackney, so it is nice to discover Shane's that is somewhere I will go back too regularly on those all too precious nights out without the kids. Josh