East London

The Duke of Richmond


Modern European | East London

Tom Oldroyd's follow-up project to his neighbourhood restaurant in Islington is a Hackney pub serving up French dishes created with British seasonal produce and he has serious plans for a Sunday roast too.

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Test Driving The Duke of Richmond - Tom Oldroyd becomes a publican
Tom Oldroyd has followed up his first restaurant by turning Landlord at the Duke of Richmond. We head along to the pub to find out more... ...
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Restaurant details

316 Queensbridge Road, Hackney, London E8 3NH
Nearest station: Dalston Junction
Telephone number: 020 7923 3990


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316 Queensbridge Road, Hackney, London E8 3NH


Critic reviews - total score 6.5 out of 10

Critics' score: 8
Jay Rayner Observer
Reviewed on July 22, 2018
"Other main course options are available but I’m afraid I couldn’t get beyond the words “suckling” and “pig”. It is a mark of where restaurants have got to, that the solidly reliable food pub is no longer worth much comment. So note the 1,100 words I’ve dedicated to this one. The Duke of Richmond is an awful lot more than just reliable." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Marina O'Loughlin Sunday Times Estimated score
Reviewed on July 22, 2018
"The Duke of Richmond is a handsome place, half restaurant, half good old boozer full of good-looking, cool young thangs avoiding the oppressive heat by getting cheerfully plastered. Is it going to rock your world? To leave you squealing — banging, killer, smashed it, to die for, all with the full rash of exclamation marks? To have you raving that it’s the best lamb bun or curiously rum-free rum baba ever? Friends, it is not. But is it a fun place to be, to eat interesting food and drink decent wine with a pal? Absolutely. And that’s just fine by me." READ REVIEW

Critics' score: 6
Fay Maschler Evening Standard
Reviewed on July 04, 2018
"The bar menu attracts praise. I find the crab chip butty too carb on carb with not enough crab for my liking — and what there is crying out for some spice — but Hereford beef and French onion hot cupboard pie is a masterpiece, maybe the apotheosis of Rory Shannon goes to France via an English pub." READ REVIEW

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