Shoreditch, Clerkenwell

Rök Smokehouse and Bar

Rök Smokehouse and Bar

Rök, which literally means "smoke" in Swedish, are brining, pickling and smoking various British ingredients - with a focus on delivering the kinds of smoked meat dishes, cures, pickles and vegetable dishes that you'd see on tables across Northern Europe.

Critic reviews - total score 8.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8 Jay Rayner Observer Estimated score
Reviewed by March 13, 2016
"...the sheer pleasure of this food produced, for the most part, by just one rather intense chap in the kitchen. I came away not just with the flavours on my breath, but with the smell of the kitchen on my clothes. I wore it with pride." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 7.5 Amol Rajan Independent
Reviewed on December 05, 2015
""Rok" is Swedish for smoke, and in a dimly lit restaurant with room for 40, decorated with jars full of pickling vegetables and filled with slightly uncomfortable wooden stools, you get some of the purest Scandinavian tastes this side of Oslo – even if the meat is British and comes from Cobble Lane in Islington." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 8 Grace Dent Evening Standard Estimated score
Reviewed on September 03, 2015
"Rök has revolutionised Nordic for me by serving me a delicious dinner, albeit a British-Nordic one." READ REVIEW

 
Critics' score: 10 Nicola Arencibia Time Out
Reviewed on August 27, 2015
"Although we expected the meat – including two huge fennel-cured lamb chops, cooked sous-vide then finished over the coals – to be the star of the main courses, sides were equally impressive, especially a salad of smoky charred broccoli with nuts, seeds and quinoa in a perky citrus dressing." READ REVIEW

 

Restaurant details

Address: 26 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, London, EC2A 3NZ

Telephone number: 020 7377 2152

Cuisine: Scandinavian

Nearest station: Shoreditch High Street station

Opening times: Monday to Thursday: 12 PM — 11 PM
Friday: 12 PM — 1 AM
Saturday: 5 PM — 1 AM

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