It's been four years since Ruby's cocktail bar came to Dalston and now they're about to open a second place next door - Ruby's Bar and Lounge. This time it's as much about the food as the drink (but there are changes afoot there too). It'll also be the latest place in town to be an all-in-one venue, with a stage area for live music, weekend DJs and more.
The food will see a number of people take over in residencies - the first being Vietnamese street food specialists Hanoi Kitchen. They'll be offering their favourites Vietnamese/European dishes including chargrilled lemongrass lamb chops and chilli and ginger soft shell crab.
As for drinks, the wine list is being looked after by Hackney's Verden (a focus on French and Italian) so you can be sure of a good list and the cocktails are also in fine hands, being looked after by Ruby's Tom Gibson.
Ruby's Bar and Lounge opens at 72-76 Stoke Newington Road, London N16 7XB on 15 January 2016. For more, follow them @RubysDalston