Set in the modern East Village, formally home to the 2012 Olympic athletes, Darkhorse is a contemporary European restaurant and bar with a relaxed, rustic charm that epitomises the laidback style of Spanish tapas style eating.
Headed up by Lee Glen, previously of Soho House NYC, and Ian Goodman of OXO Tower; the urban eatery has gained acclaim among critics and the public alike – having previously snagged the coveted ‘Time Out Love London Winner 2016’.
The intimate dining area takes only 60 covers, further highlighting the warm and genuine hospitality afforded by the attentive wait staff. The Euro-hybrid style menu fuses elements of Spanish, French and British cuisine to form an expansive list of exciting and appetizing dishes.
PAUSE opted to keep things light, trialling the roast plaice, fillet of salmon and a selection of smaller side dishes; all of which were delicious standalone – even better shared among friends.
As with any restaurant in London, the alcohol on offer is under just as much scrutiny as the food itself which, needless to say, didn’t disappoint. Complementing the typical fare, their vast array of cocktails and wines were clearly selected to augment the menu.
While E20 may not be the hub of activity it was during the revered 2012 Olympics – it’s locations like Darkhorse that continue to exhibit just how great the Brits can be.
Call 020 8534 4579 to book or visit www.thedarkhorserestaurant.com.