empress
Cuisine: Gastropub
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Address: 130 Lauriston Road, London E9 7LH

Website: Visit restaurant website

Telephone: +44 20 8533 5123

Gastropub next to Victoria Park with a British menu, sourced from suppliers such as Ginger Pig and E5 Bakehouse.

This restaurant has been awarded a Michelin Bib Gourmand

Latest reviews of The Empress

Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

29 December 2012

This was a really good meal. It shows what can happen when you take a chef with a background in serious restaurants and give him the task of cooking a simpler level of menu: the skill still shines through. (…) This seems to me a genuine bargain…

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STEVE

Steve Dinneen, City A.M.

15 May 2012

It is typical of the nouveau East End, its décor placing it somewhere between a New York loft and a Victorian primary school. Dogs catching Frisbees are painted on the walls. Jesus is break-dancing in the corner. It is populated with exactly the kind of people you would expect to find here…

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zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

25 March 2012

We started with a pig’s ear (…) Imagine a pork scratching, just as crunchy but with a bass chewiness, just as moreish but without that stale top-note of plastic bag, and just as salty. Totally lovely. If I had my youth again, I would spend some of it in here, eating nothing but bar snacks…

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What the Critics say

STEVE

Steve Dinneen, City A.M.

15 May 2012

It is typical of the nouveau East End, its décor placing it somewhere between a New York loft and a Victorian primary school. Dogs catching Frisbees are painted on the walls. Jesus is break-dancing in the corner. It is populated with exactly the kind of people you would expect to find here…

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zoe_williams

Zoe Williams, The Telegraph

25 March 2012

We started with a pig’s ear (…) Imagine a pork scratching, just as crunchy but with a bass chewiness, just as moreish but without that stale top-note of plastic bag, and just as salty. Totally lovely. If I had my youth again, I would spend some of it in here, eating nothing but bar snacks…

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What the Bloggers say

Andy_Hayler

Andy Hayler, andyhayler.com

29 December 2012

This was a really good meal. It shows what can happen when you take a chef with a background in serious restaurants and give him the task of cooking a simpler level of menu: the skill still shines through. (…) This seems to me a genuine bargain…

Read full review »