Rochelle Canteen, Arnold Circus, E2

Today was a good day, we started off at the Tate Modern to see the new Georgia O’Keefe exhibition, a stroll over the Millenium bridge and hop and skip later we found ourselves in Arnold Circus in East London. This was a a long planned Friday afternoon off work with my favourite dining companion, Ali. I’ve wanted to go to Rochelle canteen for a long time.

We were greeted warmly and started with bread and delicious olives. The restaurant doesn’t have a licence and so make sure to bring your own wine.

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I started with salt cod brandade with a soft boiled egg and Ali had sprouting broccoli. Really rather delicious.The picture doesn’t really do it justice. It was creamy and moreish, I could eat it all over again right now.

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We both chose the lemon sole with capers, parsley and brown butter with some me kale. It was delicious and here it is…

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The staff were great and although it is a not a lot of space there were lots of groups from work, people celebrating and even some solo diners.

It would be a great place for a party. The gardens are still looking great in October, but I would love to come back in spring and summer to see what it is like.

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