A VERY promising new restaurant is on the way to Newington Green (that's about half-way between Stoke Newington and Dalston). Called Perilla, it's from chef Ben Marks (ex Claridges, The Square, and Noma) and front-of-house Matt Emerson (Polpo and Polpetto). PLUS it's being backed by a team that includes Philip Howard. You may have come across them in pop-ups across London, as well as a long spot at Platform 1 in Dulwich - but this is their permanent spot.
On the menu expect a changing seasonal menu, with a modern take on classic European ingredients. That'll include dishes like:
- Seaweed Bread brushed with Roasted Lamb Fat
- Roast Kale with Cod Roe; Fried Duck Egg with Chopped Mussels and Parsley
- Cuttlefish Bolognese
- Preserved Plum Custard
- Pears Poached in Wine and Citrus.
They'll have both an a la carte menu as well as a five-course set menu for £38.
Matt Emerson is also behind the drinks concise with a classic European wine list, cocktails with gin from small batch distilleries and their own infusions, on display in jars behind the bar.